Nevada Medicine Weekly

Nevada Medicine Weekly | July 18, 2017

News for A Healthy Nevada

Magliarditi, Laxalt, Etezadi-Amoli, Schwenk, Kelley

Left to right: Alexandra Magliarditi, UNR Med student; Attorney General Adam Laxalt; Interim Chair of the UNR Med OB/GYN department, Neda Etezadi-Amoli, M.D.; UNR Med Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D.; Melissa Kelley, UNR Med student. Photo: Theresa Danna-Douglas.

UNR Med and Attorney General Announce Plans for New OB/GYN Department

Women's health education and research at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine received a major boost this week. During a UNR Med-hosted press conference, Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced the allocation of $1.2 million to create a Reno-based OB/GYN department, in conjunction with the School of Medicine and its community and hospital partners.

The State of Nevada reached a settlement with Pfizer pharmaceutical company in 2014, regarding the unlawful promotion of certain postmenopausal hormone therapy medications. Funding for the OB/GYN department is part of the settlement.

"My office is proud to partner with University of Nevada, Reno to make a lasting investment in women's health," said Attorney General Laxalt. "We look forward to seeing how our state's healthcare community will be enhanced by these settlement funds."

Learn more about how this funding will impact northern Nevada, as well as the UNR Med research projects currently underway aimed at improving women's health in the region.


How to Sleep When the Heat Is Too Much

Steven Zell, M.D., Department of Internal Medicine professor, spoke with KOLO 8 News Now's Terri Russell about how to lower your core temperature when outdoor temperatures are on the rise.

Pack Picnic on the Quad Aug. 2

The School of Medicine Alumni Association is proud to sponsor a Pack Picnic on the Quad Wednesday, Aug. 2 from 6-8 p.m., in partnership with the Nevada Alumni Association and Summer Session. Bring your picnic dinner to the University Quad and enjoy the bluegrass sounds of Westwind, along with bounce houses, face painting, watermelon and fresh popcorn. To learn more, and to invite your friends and family to this free, all-ages event, visit our Facebook event. If you'd like to volunteer to pass out cookies during the festivities, please contact Advancement and Engagement.

Volunteers Needed for RAM Clinics Sept. 29-Oct. 1

Volunteers are needed for Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinics Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1 at the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, 2680 E. 9th Street, Reno. RAM's mission is to prevent pain and alleviate suffering by providing free, quality health care to those in need. Visit the RAM website to learn more and register to volunteer. In addition, please notify Dave Gamble, Washoe County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) program coordinator, of your plans to volunteer to help maintain an accurate volunteer count.

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Events for July 18 – 25, 2017

ECHO Clinics: Pain Management

July 19, 2017 • 8–9 a.m.
What Is Pain Management?

ECHO Clinics: Geriatrics

July 19, 2017 • 12–1 p.m.
Elder Care Resources

ECHO Clinics: Diabetes and General Endocrine

July 20, 2017 • 8–9 a.m.
Continuous Glucose Monitoring Series - Part 1: What is CGM?

ECHO Clinics: Antibiotic Stewardship

July 20, 2017 • 12:15–1 p.m.
2017 Update on MRSA Infection

SPA Clinics: Aphasia Communication Clinic

July 21, 2017 • 2:30 p.m.

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UNR Ranks High in Affordable Medical School Survey

July 12, 2017 • KTVN
Summer is a season of decision for students deciding where to pursue a medical degree. The biggest hurdle is the cost. It's a rewarding, but very costly career… too costly for too many. Dr. Thomas Schwenk, Dean of the UNR School of Medicine told us, says it’s a growing concern.

UNR School of Medicine ranks among most affordable medical schools

July 12, 2017 • Northern Nevada Business Weekly
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine ranks 13th in the nation's top 20 most affordable medical schools, according to a study released by USA Today.

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Nevada Attorney General Laxalt Allocates $1.2M in Funding to Create New OB/GYN Department at UNR Medical School

July 17, 2017
The Nevada Attorney General has allocated 1.2 million to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine to create a new OB/GYN department based in Reno with UNR Med community and hospital partners.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Ranks 13 on Nation’s Top 20 Most Affordable Medical Schools

July 12, 2017
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine ranks 13th in the nation's 20 most affordable medical schools, according to a study

Slurpee Day the UNR Med Way

July 11, 2017
Every July 11th, slushy fans across the country hit their local 7-Elevens for free 7.11-ounce Slurpees. We spoke with Lindsay Wexler, RDN, CSSD, LD - a clinical dietician in UNR Med's Wellness and Weight Management Clinic - about the benefits of pairing a brisk walk with a delicious reward.

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