Nevada Medicine Weekly

Nevada Medicine Weekly | September 12, 2017

News for A Healthy Nevada

UNR Med State of the School Address

SOSA is here!

The Dean's Office and Advancement and Engagement have been hard at work preparing for tonight's UNR Med 2017 State of the School Address. Join Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., this evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Basin Street Stadium Club, in Mackay Stadium, as he discusses how and why "Our Future is Now."

UNR Med is a nearly 50-year old medical school that is northern Nevada-based with a statewide vision, which includes a commitment to A Healthy Nevada. Dr. Schwenk will unveil the ways in which UNR Med continues to realize this vision as a community leader in health care and medical education, as well as strategies in place to grow and continue to strive for excellence.

Additionally, tonight's State of the School Address will premiere UNR Med's new marketing materials, including a redesigned 2017-2018 fact sheet and a fast-paced UNR Med highlight video, featuring students, faculty, researchers and more.

If you have not yet registered, you can still attend tonight's event. Those who are unable to attend in person can view remotely in real-time. Free parking is available on the fifth floor of the West Stadium Parking Complex.

Finally, let's get social! Participate in the conversation by following @UNRMed on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and using #UNRMedSOSA2017.


Wolf Pack Fridays

The school year is in full swing. Wear your UNR Med clothing, Wolf Pack gear or Nevada colors every Friday for a chance to be featured on UNR Med, Wolf Pack Athletics and/or University of Nevada, Reno social media channels. Send your best Wolf Pack Friday photos to Ellyn Morrill, content marketing manager for Advancement and Engagement, each week. Let's show Wolf Pack fans how UNR Med does #PackPride!


Mahendra Singh, postdoctoral fellow of Robert Renden, Ph.D., received a competitive travel award of $500 from the American Psychological Society to attend the Physiological Bioenergetics: Mitochondria from Bench to Bedside in San Diego, California, Aug. 27–30 for his work titled, "Presynaptic DRP1 loss alters synaptic vesicle release probability and recycling at the calyx of Held."

Provide Your Input: Student Fluid Exposure Policy

An opportunity to help shape UNR Med policy is now available online. We encourage you to review the proposed Student Fluid Exposure Policy and provide your feedback. The forum will close at noon on Monday, September 19. Recently approved policies can be found on the Policy Manual webpage. Thank you for your input!

Save the Date! – Community Faculty Professional Development Opportunities

The Office for Community Faculty (OCF) is providing professional development training sessions approved for two CME ethics credits on the topic of "Mistreatment, Harassment & the Ethical Issues Related to Teaching Learners" at the following times and locations:

Cherie Singer, Ph.D., associate dean for student affairs, will be discussing issues of student mistreatment, including risks, possible repercussions, ways to avoid it, and how to report it. She will be joined by a representative from the University of Nevada, Reno's Equal Opportunity and Title IX Office. These sessions meet the anti-sexual harassment and discrimination training requirement for UNR Med faculty. There are no fees, but registration is required. Contact Tami Duggan for more information.

Clinical Educator Faculty Development Series

The OCF, in conjunction with the Office for Faculty Development, is pleased to present the second session of the "Clinical Educator Faculty Development Series" on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to noon in PHS 102. This training session has been approved for three CME credits and will provide an overview of the UNR Med curriculum, Medical Education Program Objectives and evaluation process, effective bedside teaching, and a review of Savitt Medical Library Sources.

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 | 8:00 a.m. to noon | UNR Med, PHS 102

Upcoming Events

Events for September 12 – 19, 2017

Student Outreach Clinics: General and Pediatrics Clinics

September 12, 2017 • 6–9 p.m.
General and Pediatric Clinic

ECHO Clinics: Pain Management

September 14, 2017 • 8–9 a.m.
Assembly Bill 474

SPA Clinics: Aphasia Communication Clinic

September 15, 2017 • 2:30 p.m.

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