Nevada Medicine Weekly

Nevada Medicine Weekly | August 14, 2018

News for A Healthy Nevada

Donating blood

Bleed Silver and Blue: Annual UNR Med blood drive Aug. 23

Medical advances and modern surgical techniques such as cancer treatments, organ transplants and open-heart surgery have increased the need for blood donations. As a community-based and community-engaged medical school, join us in answering the call for blood donors by participating in the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine annual blood drive with United Blood Services Thursday, Aug. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Center for Molecular Medicine foyer near Pathways café.

For their generosity, donors will receive an automatic entry into a raffle for a pair of tickets to Rib Village at the Nugget Rib Cook-off in Sparks. Book an appointment online, and let's do our part for A Healthy Nevada!


Annual UNR Med and WCMS end-of-summer BBQ

Celebrate the end of a season and the beginning of a new school year at the second annual UNR Med and Washoe County Medical Society end-of-summer barbecue Friday. Aug. 24 from 4-7 p.m. at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road. This free, fun-for-the-whole-family event will feature a bounce house, snow cones, music, raffles and more.

RSVP to Wendy Hernandez, See you there!

Update on UNR Med Compliance Education

Thank you to all School of Medicine team members who have completed their annual mandated compliance training courses! We are working toward 100 percent completion and are currently at 25 percent participation for the 2018-19 course.

Big thanks to the first person to complete their assigned coursework, Jennifer Heck, who earned a $25 Amazon gift card. All assigned courses should arrive via email. Thank you for completing your assigned courses before Aug. 31. 

Did you know?

In May 1980, the first four-year class of 36 students graduated with medical degrees.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Holiday: Labor Day

September 3, 2018

Events for August 14 – 21, 2018

ECHO Clinics: Pain Management

August 15, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
Psychologically Informed Practice

ECHO Clinics: Geriatrics

August 15, 2018 • 12–1 p.m.
Best Practices in Dementia Care Series #2: Delirium

ECHO Clinics: Diabetes and General Endocrine

August 16, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
Vaccination Guidelines in Diabetes

ECHO Clinics: Antibiotic Stewardship

August 16, 2018 • 12:15–1 p.m.
Use and Abuse of Vancomycin

Open Door Café

August 16, 2018 • 2–3:30 p.m.
hosted by the Sanford Center for Aging and Dementia Friendly Nevada

Hug High School 2018 Scrubs Ceremony

August 16, 2018 • 5–8 p.m.
Hug High School's Annual Scrubs Ceremony

Aphasia Communication Clinic

August 17, 2018 • 2:30–3:30 p.m.
The aphasia communication clinic supports a Life Participation Approach to Aphasia for stroke and brain injury survivors.

Class of 2022 White Coat Ceremony

August 17, 2018 • 5:30–7 p.m.
Class of 2022 White Coat Ceremony

Student Outreach Clinics: Geriatric and Dermatology Clinics

August 18, 2018 • 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Geriatric (55+) & Dermatology Clinic

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In The News
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Nevada's Doctor Count Is Low, But Showing Positive Vital Signs

August 9, 2018 • KNPR Nevada Public Radio
Nevada added 2,000 doctors over the last decade, according to a new study from the University of Nevada, Reno. However, the state population grew by 200,000 over the same time.

'Aggressive' Screening Fails to Prevent Cardiac Arrest in Athletes

August 8, 2018 • MedPage Today
"Even with intensive evaluation that exceeds that provided to most adolescent athletes, including both electrocardiography and echocardiography, six athletes subsequently died from undetected high-risk cardiac conditions," commented Thomas Schwenk, MD, of the University of Nevada in Reno. "Implementing intense screening programs for cardiac risk in elite athletes can prevent some deaths, but it is not perfect."

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