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Nevada Medicine Weekly | October 3, 2017

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A Response to the Tragedy in Las Vegas

We are holding our originally planned Nevada Medicine Weekly content to share the following correspondence, which second-year UNR Med student and Class of 2020 President Lazaro Peraza sent to fellow students the morning of Monday, Oct. 2 in response to the tragic events in Las Vegas:

Good morning everyone,

We awoke this morning to the news of a horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas. Currently, at least 50 people are proclaimed dead and more than 400 injured as a result of this heinous act of violence, and the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. As a student who calls Las Vegas home, as many of you do as well, I am in shock. I hope that all of your friends and loved ones are safe and unharmed, and I want to offer my sincerest condolences to anyone who may have been affected by this tragedy. Please know that our faculty and student leadership are here to support all of you during this difficult time.

Due to the enormity of injury that has occurred, it was reported this morning that there is already a blood shortage. As students of medicine, we all know just how important blood donation can be when dealing with injuries like those that took place last night. If you are able, we urge you to go donate blood at any United Blood Services location to help those who were injured during the Las Vegas shooting.

Once again, I cannot adequately express how my heart goes out to all those in connection with the victims of the shooting. My only hope is that by donating blood we may help those who were injured, and one day we may see an end to senseless acts of violence such as this.

Lazaro Peraza


Donate at one of two ASUN Blood Drives

In the days and weeks ahead, the survivors of the tragic Las Vegas incident will need our help. Blood will be needed for countless surgeries for those continuing to fight for their lives while everyday blood needs persist statewide. Two student organizations are teaming up with United Blood Services to answer the urgent call for blood in our communities:

If these days and times don't work for you, please consider going to your neighborhood United Blood Services blood bank.

Counseling Services Available

If you would like to speak with someone about the tragic events which occurred Sunday evening in Las Vegas, counseling services are available. In Las Vegas, please call Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at (702) 895-3627. In Reno, contact Counseling Services at (775) 784-4648.

Peer support sessions are also being offered by UNR Med's Department of Student Affairs this evening, Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. in Reno and Las Vegas. Please contact Ranna Nashor Ashley Sylvester if you would like more information.

Candlelight Vigil – Oct. 3

We are all Nevadans. Whether we were born here or hail from the other side of the world, we call the Silver State home and have been deeply impacted by the events in Las Vegas. As we try to comprehend this tragedy, a candlelight vigil will be held Tuesday, October 3 at 7 p.m. at the Gateway Plaza in front of the Joe Crowley Student Union to honor the victims-those who were lost, those who continue to fight for their lives and those who witnessed this incomprehensible event. Students, staff, faculty and the community-at-large are invited to come together in support, solidarity and remembrance. 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Holiday: Nevada Day

October 27, 2017

Events for October 3 – 10, 2017

ECHO Clinics: Pain Management

October 4, 2017 • 8–9 a.m.
Motivational Questioning for People with Chronic Pain

SPA Clinics: Cleft Palate Clinic

October 6, 2017 • 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

ECHO Clinics: Complex Pediatrics

October 6, 2017 • 12–1 p.m.
Diabetes Overview: Type 1 vs Type 2 vs Others

SPA Clinics: Aphasia Communication Clinic

October 6, 2017 • 2:30 p.m.

Student Outreach Clinics: Women's Clinic

October 7, 2017 • 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Women's Clinic

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