Nevada Medicine Weekly

Nevada Medicine Weekly | October 9, 2018

News for A Healthy Nevada

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Nevada Health Centers, which are partnering on a new residency program to expand health care for local residents, celebrated the grand opening of the Elko Family Medicine Residency Program on Oct. 4. From left: Gerald Ackerman, director, Office of Rural Health, UNR Med; Dr. Daniel Spogen, chair, Family and Community Medicine, UNR Med; Dr. Scarlett Cavalli Davneshvar, UNR Med Elko Family Medicine resident; Dr. Nittu Singh, UNR Med Elko Family Medicine resident; Walter B. Davis, president/CEO, Nevada Health Centers; Cathy McAdoo, Nevada System of Higher Education regent; UNR Med Dean, Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., and Delmo Andreozzi, Elko County commissioner. UNR Med photo by Brin Reynolds.

New Elko-based family residency program opens, expands health care access for rural Nevadans

Rural Nevadans will have more options and resources for their health care thanks to a new Elko Family Medicine Residency Program that started this summer. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Nevada Health Centers, who are partnering on the residency program to expand health care for local residents, celebrated a grand opening for the Elko Family Medicine Residency Program on Thursday, Oct. 4.

The Elko Family Medicine Residency Program aims to increase the primary care physician workforce in Elko and the surrounding areas through the training of resident physicians under the supervision of experienced UNR Med faculty physicians.

Nevada's ranking near the bottom of all states in physicians per capita is attributed largely to the critical shortage of graduate medical education (GME) positions in the state. The residency program is an example of a new and expanded training program made possible by a $1.4 million grant from Governor Brian Sandoval's Task Force on Graduate Medical Education, approved during the 2015 legislative session to address this physician deficit.

The program is based within a newly renovated section of the Elko Family Medical and Dental Center at 762 14th Street in Elko, with resident physicians and UNR Med faculty physicians seeing patients as of July 2018.

Learn more about the new Elko Family Residency Program.

Announcements
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Please join us: Inaugural meeting for UNR Med women’s group on medicine and science

This year, more women than men were admitted to medical school nationally and locally at UNR Med. In 1966, women only accounted for 7 percent of graduating medical students, but today, women constitute about half of doctors in training. Despite this changing demographic, support for women in medicine and expectations for domestic labor have not kept pace. Women in medicine face additional hardships outside the home, including gender bias.

Faculty at UNR Med can help combat these disparities by examining their own implicit biases and treating male and female learners with equity. In addition, they can join, as well as support, participation of medical students in our local chapter of the Association of American Medical College's Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS). The inaugural meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 5:30 pm in PHS 102.

Please contact Nicole Jacobs, associate dean of diversity and inclusion, at nnjacobs@med.unr.edu if you are interested in attending or joining GWIMS.

Request for proposals: 2019 UNR Med Dean’s Faculty Development Funding Program

The FY19 UNR Med Faculty Development Funding Program, now in its eighth consecutive year, provides funding opportunities for academic and administrative faculty employees through a competitive, online application process. The application cycle is open through May 1, 2019.

Funding awards support expenses that include, but are not limited to, conference/professional meeting/workshop attendance, travel for collaborative projects with peer institutions, pilot research projects and the acquisition of clinical and teaching skills.

Program information and access to the application is available online.

Please provide your input: Three draft policies for review

An opportunity to help shape two new UNR Med policies is now available online. We encourage you to review the Curricular Review Policy, the Student Conduct and Discipline Policy and the Student Dismissal and Due Process Policy and provide your input. The commenting period for both will expire at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15. We appreciate your participation!

Did You Know?

In 1979, the first family medicine residents begin their rotations in Reno.

Events
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Upcoming Holiday: Nevada Day

October 26, 2018

Events for October 9 – 16, 2018

Healthy Living Workshop

October 9, 2018 • 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
A seven week workshop that provides people living with chronic conditions and their caregivers the proper tools to live their healthiest lives.

Senior Outreach Services Educational Talk Series

October 9, 2018 • 10–11 a.m.
State Health Insurance Assistance Program: Providing Free Assistance to Medicare Beneficiaries

ECHO Clinics: Medication-Assisted Treatment

October 10, 2018 • 12–1:30 p.m.
Informed Consent and Treatment Agreements

2018 Annual UNR Med Preview - Las Vegas

October 10, 2018 • 4:30–7 p.m.
Opportunity for prospective students to come learn about the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

ECHO Clinics: Cardiology

October 11, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
Imaging and Preoperative Evaluation

ECHO Clinics: Public Health

October 12, 2018 • 10–11 a.m.
Organ & Tissue Transplantation in Our Community: What You Need to Know & What You Can Do To Make a Difference

Physician Burnout to Espirit de Corps!

October 12, 2018 • 5:30–8 p.m.
Guest Lecturer Stephen Swensen, MD, MMM, FACR will discuss physican burnout and strategies to minimize burnout

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In The News
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Residency program launches with renovated Nevada Health Center

October 8, 2018 • Elko Daily Free Press
UNR School of Medicine Dean Thomas L. Schwenk said the residency program “is a prime example of UNR Med’s commitment to expanding health care access to rural Nevada and providing exceptional care for rural residents.”

UNR Med Professor Potentially Saves Life of Reno Woman Bitten by Wild Monkey Overseas

October 8, 2018 • KTVN Channel 2 News
A UNR Med doctor potentially saved the life of a Reno woman bitten by a wild monkey, overseas. Dr. Steven Zell coordinated her medical treatment, half a world away.

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UNR Med announces free clinics from October through December

October 8, 2018
Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care this October through December 2018 at upcoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Student Outreach Clinics including a new Rural Outreach Influenza Clinic in Dayton, Nevada.

Physician well-being and the regenerative power of caring

October 5, 2018
Is there a link between physician burnout and the modern health care model? University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Dean Thomas L. Scwenk, M.D. weighs in.

New Elko-based family residency program opens, expands health care access for rural Nevadans

October 4, 2018
Rural Nevadans will have more options and resources for their health care, thanks to a new Elko Family Medicine Residency Program that started this summer. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) and Nevada Health Centers (NVHC), who are partnering on the residency program to expand health care for local residents, celebrated the grand opening of the Elko Family Medicine Residency Program earlier today.

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