Nevada Medicine Weekly

Nevada Medicine Weekly | July 31, 2018

News for A Healthy Nevada

The annual Renown Residents White Coat Ceremony Wednesday, July 25.

The annual Renown Residents White Coat Ceremony July 25. 

Congratulations, residents!

More than 50 new residents, along with Renown leadership and UNR Med department chairs and program directors, participated in the annual Renown Residents White Coat Ceremony on Wednesday, July 25 at Renown Regional Medical Center. The Residents White Coat Ceremony represents the joint commitment shared by Renown Health and UNR Med to provide excellent medical training for our residents and fellows.

Visit Facebook to view the photo album from the Residents White Coat Ceremony.


UNR Med/Artown reception at Plumas Bank

In honor of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's 50th Anniversary and in celebration of Reno's Artown, UNR Med community partner Plumas Bank is displaying UNR Med student and local artist Rachael Lambin's "Gray's Anatomy" book sculpture throughout July. A meet and greet July 25 recognized Lambin and her brother John-Henry, her medical school classmate and co-artist, and their unique works of art.

Visit Facebook to view the photo album from the artists' reception.


2018 UNR Med Committee Elections

Thank you to all who participated in the 2018 UNR Med Committee Elections. Faculty members elected by their peers to participate in school governance on the following committees include:

Medical Education Steering Committee

Kacey Durant, M.D., assistant professor, Family and Community Medicine

Stephanie Wright, M.D., associate professor, Family and Community Medicine, Medical Director, Physician Assistant Studies Program

Admissions Executive Committee

Robert Harvey, Ph.D., professor, Pharmacology

Cynthia Mastick, Ph.D., associate professor, Pharmacology

Student Promotion and Conduct Committee

William Courchesne, Ph.D., associate professor, Microbiology and Immunology

Jaren Blake, M.D., associate professor, vice chair, Family and Community Medicine 

Promotion and Tenure Committee

Arthur (Tony) Islas, M.D., professor, Sports Medicine Fellowship Director, Family and Community Medicine

Yumei Feng, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor, Pharmacology

Council on Diversity Initiatives

Zachary Walker, M.S., Educational Leadership Policy, Learning Specialist for Pipeline Programs, Admissions and Student Affairs

UNR Graduate Council

Kristen Galek, Ph.D,. assistant professor, Speech Pathology and Audiology

Congratulations and thank you to all who have committed to represent UNR Med!

Did you know?

UNR Med 50th Anniversary In 1973, there was one female student in the School of Medicine's first graduating class. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine 2022 class is 57 percent female - 30 men and 40 women.

Upcoming Events

Events for July 31 – August 7, 2018

Meet and Greet Potential Medical Students

July 31, 2018 • 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Welcome day reception for medical school applicants

ECHO Clinics: Pain Management

August 1, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
What is Pain Management?

ECHO Clinics: Diabetes and General Endocrine

August 2, 2018 • 12–1 p.m.
Case Consultations

Northern Nevada Craniofacial Clinic

August 3, 2018 • 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Northern Nevada Cleft Palate Clinic

ECHO Clinics: Complex Pediatrics

August 3, 2018 • 12–1 p.m.
Screening Children for Lead Exposure in Nevada - An Underestimated Need

Aphasia Communication Clinic

August 3, 2018 • 2:30–3:30 p.m.
The aphasia communication clinic supports a Life Participation Approach to Aphasia for stroke and brain injury survivors.

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Roseann Langlois joins the Advancement and Engagement department at the UNR School of Medicine

July 30, 2018 • Northern Nevada Business View
Roseann Langlois has joined the Advancement and Engagement department at the UNR School of Medicine (UNR Med) as content marketing manager.

Nevada treading water despite efforts to address doctor shortage

July 28, 2018 • Las Vegas Review Journal
Nevada’s population continues to balloon, but since 2005 its physician-to-patient ratio has remained “pretty darn flat” despite efforts to attract more doctors to the state.

Nevada's Physician Shortage Showing Improvement; UNR School of Medicine Report

July 25, 2018 • KTVN Channel 2 News
Nationwide, Nevada has consistently ranked alarmingly low for our number of healthcare workers. While a new study shows those numbers may finally be looking up, the community steps up to fill the gap.

UNR Med Student Outreach Clinics offer free medical services

July 24, 2018 • KRXI Fox 11 News
If you or someone you know needs medical care, today is the last day to receive UNR Med's free clinic services for the month of July.

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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine report addresses statewide physician shortage, shows growth

July 24, 2018
Doctors. They are an essential resource for impacting and improving the health and life spans of the population. However, demand for physicians in Nevada exceeds the current supply, with Nevada ranking No. 47 nationally for active physicians per 100,000 population. A new report on the state’s licensed physician workforce shows promising data, with the number of licensed physicians in the state increasing over a decade (2005 to 2015).

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