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Nevada Medicine Weekly | August 15, 2017

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Med Students with Signs

My White Coat Represents…

The class of 2021 has officially joined the UNR Med family. During the two-week MedFIT program, our newest group of aspiring physicians was asked to think critically about why they are here. In a photography project spearheaded by Audrey Goodnight, Advancement and Engagement Director of Events and Protocol, first-year students were given a whiteboard and asked to finished the sentence,“My white coat represents…" Photos with their unique answers were then displayed at the White Coat Ceremony on August 11.

"Our events are experience-based. We focus on what makes each milestone meaningful to others," said Goodnight. “With the White Coat Ceremony, our students enter the cycle of medical education, which one day they will hopefully give back to. This ceremony is somewhat earnest as students commit to a life of service. They are committing to a career that comes with personal sacrifices and begin to value others' health separately from their personal beliefs, experiences and backgrounds."

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UNR Med Diversity Dialogues: Unifying in the Wake of Charlottesville, August 17

Each month, the UNR Med Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosts Diversity Dialogues, an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds to come together, learn from one another, and offer each other support as part of our mission of being a diverse and inclusive campus. This Thursday, August 17 at noon in PHS 233, we will discuss the events which occurred over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Mary E. Sanders, Ph.D., FACSM, RCEP, CDE co-authored a report on "Aquatic High Intensity Interval Training for Cardiometabolic Health: Benefits and Training Design" in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine and was also quoted in a popular adaption of the report titled "Cool New Water Workouts That Have Nothing to Do with Swimming" for the July/August issue of Shape Magazine. In both articles, Dr. Sanders explores the benefits of shallow-water aquatic exercise as a safer and effective alternative to high intensity interval training (HIIT) land-based workouts.

Subhash C. Verma, Ph.D. co-authored an article published in PLOS Pathogens titled "KSHV encoded ORF59 modulates histone arginine methylation of the viral genome to promote viral reactivation." Dr. Verma and his team studied the infection of Kaposi's Sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) and identified a unique ability for a viral protein, ORF59, to epigenetically alter the chromatin landscape of the viral genome for promoting gene expression. The way this protein interferes with a certain cellular enzyme allows researchers to develop and screen for specific inhibitors that can lead to the reduction in KSHV-induced malignant tumors, which especially affects individuals infected with HIV.

UNR Med Gets Strong Representation at 2017 AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs Professional Development Conference

UNR Med was highly visible at the 2017 AAMC GFA conference in Austin, Texas, July 28-30. April Heiselt, Ph.D., Director, Office for Community Faculty, and Veronica Shearin, Human Resources Generalist, gave well-received podium presentations on their collaborative UNR Med programming titled respectively, Joining Forces: Collaborating with Institutional Offices to Support Community Teaching Faculty and Collaborating for a Seamless Faculty Onboarding Experience. Jennifer Hagen, M.D., Associate Dean, Office of Faculty Development, was re-elected to the Membership and Nominating subcommittee of the GFA.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Holiday: Labor Day

September 4, 2017

Events for August 15 – 22, 2017

Student Outreach Clinics: General and Pediatrics Clinics

August 15, 2017 • 6–9 p.m.

ECHO Clinics: Pain Management

August 16, 2017 • 8–9 a.m.
Screening and Assessment for Health Care Providers

ECHO Clinics: Geriatrics

August 16, 2017 • 12–1 p.m.
Hearing and Technology

ECHO Clinics: Diabetes and General Endocrine

August 17, 2017 • 8–9 a.m.
Continuous Glucose Monitoring Series - Part 3: Interpretation of Data

ECHO Clinics: Antibiotic Stewardship

August 17, 2017 • 12:15–1 p.m.
Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Core Elements at Small and Critical Access Hospitals

SPA Clinics: Aphasia Communication Clinic

August 18, 2017 • 2:30 p.m.

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Obamacare is Imploding in One State: Why Obamacare struggles in some counties

August 11, 2017 • ThinkProgress
John Packham, Ph.D., director of the health policy research at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, anticipates all options are on the table to address Nevada’s ACA crisis.

Nevada has uneven health coverage terrain

August 8, 2017 • KOLO
For the last 20 years, the UNR Medical School has provided the pre-natal clinic for the women of Yerington, who must ultimately travel 80 miles to Reno to deliver. They and the doctor who runs the clinic are happy to have it—especially when you consider the alternatives.

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Incoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Students Receive Physician Coats at White Coat Ceremony

August 14, 2017
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine’s Class of 2021 committed to a lifetime of learning, teaching and compassionate care as each student recited the Honor Pledge and received a physician’s white coat during the school's White Coat Ceremony on Friday, Aug 11.

My White Coat Represents…

August 14, 2017
The class of 2021 has officially joined the UNR Med family. During the two-week MedFIT program, our newest group of aspiring physicians was asked to think critically about why they are here.

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