Nevada Medicine Weekly

Nevada Medicine Weekly | August 28, 2018

News for A Healthy Nevada

Richard Williams, M.D., and Gary Johnson, M.D.

UNR Med faculty Richard Williams, M.D., and Gary Johnson, M.D., are playa veterans, having provided medical care at Black Rock City for several years. (Photo by Brin Reynolds/UNR Med)

How to Survive Burning Man

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Associate Professor Gary Johnson, M.D., has seen some playa dust in his time. As a 25-year veteran of Burning Man and a former member of the festival's medical team, he's also seen the type of maladies that come with a week of extreme temperatures, low visibility for drivers and cyclists, dust and more dust. From the journey to the desert, to your final day on the playa, Dr. Johnson shares his favorite time-tested playa safety tips.

Learn more about prepping for the playa.

Announcements
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Save the Date! 2018 Foundation Banquet Sept. 12

Join the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation at the 37th Annual Foundation Banquet Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in the Tuscany Ballroom, featuring keynote speaker and the 19th surgeon general of the United States Vivek Murthy, M.D., MBA. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a no-host reception, followed by a 7 p.m. dinner and program.

Learn more about the 2018 Foundation Banquet and purchase tickets online.

Reminder: Synapse story ideas due Aug. 31

syn·apse /ˈsinˌaps / noun

a junction between two nerve cells, consisting of a minute gap across which impulses pass by diffusion of a neurotransmitter.

synapse a magazine the junction between our people and the stories behind them, consisting of inspiration, accomplishments and progress, across a common theme that unites the people of UNR Med, past, present and future.

Send us your story ideas for the fall/winter edition of Synapse by emailing Tiffany Hoffman, thoffman@unr.edu, by Friday, Aug. 31.

Thank you for being a blood hero!

A big thanks to all who helped spread the word and donated blood during our Aug. 23 blood drive with United Blood Services. We had 18 donors step up to give the gift of life and collected 20 units of blood, which will be used to save up to 40 lives.

Thank you for making a difference and helping to save lives!

Did you know?

logoIn 1987, the Howard Health Building, named for businessman and major school benefactor Claude I. Howard, opened in Las Vegas.

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Upcoming Holiday: Labor Day

September 3, 2018

Events for August 28 – September 4, 2018

Student Outreach Clinics: General and Pediatrics Clinics

August 28, 2018 • 6–9 p.m.
General and Pediatric Clinic

Meet and Greet Potential Medical Students

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

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Health, Wealth and Wisdom

August 23, 2018 • Reno News & Review
See pages 13-15 for UNR Med's Dr. Packham and Dr. Yang, who discuss how race and wealth affect health at the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation and throughout Washoe County.

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How to Survive Burning Man

August 24, 2018
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Associate Professor Gary Johnson, M.D., has seen some playa dust in his time. As a 25-year veteran of Burning Man and a former member of the festival's medical team, he's also seen the type of maladies that come with a week of extreme temperatures, low visibility for drivers and cyclists, dust and more dust.

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