Nevada Medicine Weekly

Nevada Medicine Weekly | October 10, 2017

News for A Healthy Nevada

Huricane Relief Box

School supplies collected by the Humanitarians in Medicine SIG and sent to students in need in Houston, Texas.

UNR Med Students Take Action in Hurricane Relief. You Can Too!

When our students talk about helping the community, they mean it. In light of recent disasters- including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria-several UNR Med students and student interest groups have taken action.

The Pediatric Student Interest Group (SIG) has partnered with Save the Children to set up a UNR Med team page with a $3,000 fundraising goal. In his call for students and faculty to get involved, Class of 2020 President Laz Peraza said:

"I know that donating money over the internet isn't as attractive as spending money on the internet, but we simply ask that you take a moment to reflect on how blessed we really are. We're a group of healthy, vibrant, brilliant individuals who are aspiring to make a difference in peoples' lives across the globe. When we signed the honor pledge, we vowed to make a difference and to care for those in need across the world, regardless of race, gender, age or socioeconomic status. I say we start by helping those kids who may have lost their parents, home, even their toys due to recent disasters."

Continue reading about how to get involved and other student relief efforts.

Announcements
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Reserve Your Seat! – Healthy Nevada Speaker Series, Wednesday, Nov. 15

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D., is a leading cancer physician and researcher. Join us Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Joe Crowley Student Union Ballrooms as Dr. Mukherjee takes us on a journey to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates and choices.

Tickets are complimentary, however, space is limited. Register for your seat at the Healthy Nevada Speaker Series today!

Discover Science Lecture Series – Oct. 12

The College of Science presents its first speaker of this year's Discover Science Lecture Series, Scott E. Page, Ph.D., Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Davidson Math and Science Center Redfield Auditorium. The presentation titled, "The Diversity Bonus: the value of integrated society, the desire for social justice, and a belief in equality," explores issues of diversity and inclusion and the roles they play in our complex world. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Kudos!

On Monday, Sept. 25, Chris Marchand, MPH, Project ECHO director, presented at the Governor's Opioid State Action Accountability Taskforce on statewide Naloxone distribution efforts. Naloxone has been gaining popularity thanks to its lifesaving ability to reverse an opioid overdose.

Marchand was also interviewed by KOLO Channel 8 News's Terri Russell on Naloxone distribution and training throughout Nevada.

Bylaws Approved

The UNR Med bylaws have been updated, approved and posted effective Oct. 2, 2017. Thank you to everyone who provided their input and expertise throughout this process.

OCF Appreciation and Networking Events Highlight Community Faculty Asset to UNR Med

As Dr. Schwenk noted during the UNR Med 2017 State of the School Address, we could not maintain a nearly 50-year tradition of training best-in-class physicians without our clinical community faculty. To show appreciation for our UNR Med community faculty members, the Office for Community Faculty (OCF) and Office of Rural Health hosted a Community Faculty Appreciation Dinner on September 6, 2017 at the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nevada.

Read more about the Community Faculty Appreciation Dinner and 12th Annual Nevada Academy of Family Physicians Wine Tasting & Silent Auction.

Events
Upcoming Events

Upcoming Holiday: Nevada Day

October 27, 2017

Events for October 10 – 17, 2017

ECHO Clinics: Medication-Assisted Treatment

October 11, 2017 • 12–1:30 p.m.
The Basic Science of Addiction

ECHO Clinics: Cardiology

October 12, 2017 • 8–9 a.m.
Arrhythmia Recognition Narrow Complex Tachycardia

ECHO Clinics: Public Health

October 13, 2017 • 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Communities in Schools of Western Nevada

Student Outreach Clinics: General and Pediatrics Clinics

October 14, 2017 • 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
General and Pediatric Clinic

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OCF Appreciation and Networking Events Highlight Community Faculty Asset to UNR Med

October 9, 2017
In an effort to acknowledge and show appreciation for community faculty members, the Office for Community Faculty (OCF) and Office of Rural Health (ORH) hosted the Community Faculty Appreciation Dinner.

UNR Med Students Take Action in Hurricane Relief. You Can Too!

October 9, 2017
In light of recent disasters, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the Pediatric Student Interest Group (SIG) has partnered with Save the Children to set up a UNR Med team page with a $3,000 fundraising goal.

Reflections from the Dean

October 5, 2017
A critical mechanism that keeps our focus on the future is our upcoming Liaison Committee on Medical Education Accreditation (LCME) full site visit, October 22-25.

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