Nevada Medicine Weekly

Nevada Medicine Weekly | October 30, 2018

News for A Healthy Nevada

Healthy Nevada Speaker Series Featuring Dr. Lisa Genova

New York Times best-selling author Lisa Genova, Ph.D., keynotes UNR Med Healthy Nevada Speaker Series Nov. 5

The 2018 University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Healthy Nevada Speaker Series will feature Harvard-educated neuroscientist Lisa Genova, Ph.D., the New York Times bestselling author of "Still Alice," "Left Neglected," "Love Anthony" and "Every Note Played." Through fiction, Genova describes with passion and accuracy the journeys of those affected by neurological diseases - people who often find themselves ignored, feared or misunderstood. Her writing helps to educate, demystify and inspire support for care and scientific research. Genova has written about Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, autism, Huntington's disease and ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease.

The event will be held Monday, Nov. 5 in the Joe Crowley Student Union. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. Advanced registration is encouraged. The event is free and open to the public.

The annual Healthy Nevada Speaker Series provides an interdisciplinary forum featuring national speakers who are leading the way to a healthier world through their work and research.

"The Healthy Nevada Speaker Series brings world-class medical and scientific speakers on topics of relevance and impact to audiences in northern Nevada," said UNR Med Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. "It's a powerful way to expose our students and the community to some of the brightest minds in the field."

Reserve your tickets to the Healthy Nevada Speaker Series featuring Dr. Genova.


A message from University of Nevada, Reno President Johnson

To the University of Nevada, Reno community: 

As we mourn the loss of lives at The Living Tree Synagogue in Pittsburg, we express our sorrow and outrage at senseless violence directed toward people of one religion.

But what can we do about it? First, be watchful and aware of friends and colleagues most affected by fear and emotion related to this incident; let them know your personal support of them and encourage counseling, if appropriate.

Second, use the opportunity offered by this University to study and work with people of many different backgrounds; listen and seek to understand what is important to them and seek value in their ideas and contributions.

Third, provide leadership for inclusion throughout your lives; each of us, as citizens and colleagues shape our culture.

President Marc A. Johnson

Workshop: Learn web accessibility

University accessibility compliance policy and procedures are designed to ensure our information and communication technology is accessible for all individuals. Every division and college is responsible for monitoring, maintaining and resolving accessibility issues.

Please join us for a lecture-style presentation on the responsibilities of web accessibility and University standards on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Pennington Medical Education Building room 16, a lecture hall on the lower level. Don Massie, instructional technologist for the University, and Mike Wilhelm, web technology marketing manager for UNR Med will lead the presentation. Laptops are advised for hands-on instruction, and spare computers and resource material will also be available.

Please RSVP to Debra, by Tuesday, Nov. 6. 

Attention: Do you have classroom materials on YouTube?

Following UNR Med's name change in 2016, a new YouTube channel was launched. Since YouTube doesn't support the merging of two channels, Advancement and Engagement will be sunsetting the old YouTube channel on Thursday, Nov. 15, as many of the videos are dated. A+E will download and archive all of those videos before deactivating the old YouTube profile.

Moving forward, the YouTube channel will house public-facing materials, and Canvas should be used for classroom materials. If you have a public-facing video you'd like uploaded to the current YouTube channel, please contact Brin Reynolds by Wednesday, Nov. 14 with the video name and URL.


Congratulations to Dean Burkin, Ph.D., and his team at the biopharmaceutical company Strykagen, for receiving the Biggest Little WOW award at the seventh annual EDAWN Existing Industry Awards Oct. 18. The Biggest Little WOW honor is designed for small or large companies which EDAWN defines as those that are in an "exciting, unique, innovative line of business that contributes to the overall diversity of the business community in the region." Strykagen is devoted to the development of transforming therapeutics and diagnostics for life-threatening, rare muscle diseases. Strykagen was among 43 organizations honored from Washoe County, Storey County and Fernley. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Burkin and the Strykagen team!

Did you know?

In 1992, the Nell J. Redfield Building was completed, housing the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology and the Student Health Center.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Holiday: Veterans' Day (Observed)

November 12, 2018

Upcoming Holiday: Thanksgiving Day

November 22, 2018

Upcoming Holiday: Family Day

November 23, 2018

Events for October 30 – November 6, 2018

Healthy Living Workshop

October 30, 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.

ECHO Clinics: Diabetes and General Endocrine

November 1, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
Case Consultations

Meet and Greet Potential Medical Students

November 1, 2018 • 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Welcome day reception for medical school applicants

Northern Nevada Craniofacial Clinic

November 2, 2018 • 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Northern Nevada Cleft Palate Clinic

ECHO Clinics: Complex Pediatrics

November 2, 2018 • 12–1 p.m.
Promoting Parent Engagement and Responding to Problematic Adherence in Type 1 Diabetes

Aphasia Communication Clinic

November 2, 2018 • 2:30–3:30 p.m.
The aphasia communication clinic supports a Life Participation Approach to Aphasia for stroke and brain injury survivors.

19th Annual Autumn Update

November 3–4, 2018
Networking for HIV Care

Medical Student Research Day

November 5, 2018 • 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Medical students present their summer research

Healthy Nevada Speaker Series

November 5, 2018 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

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Free flu shot clinics offered

October 24, 2018 • Nevada Appeal
Adults who are uninsured, underinsured or without a Social Security number can receive free medical care through December at upcoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Student Outreach Clinics including a new Rural Outreach Influenza Clinic in Dayton.

JAMA Research Challenges Perceptions of Physician Burnout

October 24, 2018 • AAFP/JAMA
Ask five people what burnout means to them, and you're likely to get five different answers. For some people, burnout can mean feeling physically and emotionally exhausted after a day at work. For others, it can mean that their job is repetitive or no longer interesting. Some people may feel ignored or that their work has no value, and others may simply think they're not getting paid what they should.

The inaugural Mick Hitchcock, Ph.D. Chair in Medical Biochemistry, Peter L. Jones strives to cure FSHD in UNR Med

October 24, 2018 • UNR Development & Alumni Relations IMPACT
One of the most powerful and life-changing impacts that donor-funding has had during the Campaign for the New Nevada is through the establishment of the Mick Hitchcock, Ph.D. Chair in Medical Biochemistry.

Tourist bitten by monkey in Africa told not to worry but alertly did

October 24, 2018 • MSN News
While touring Victoria Falls in Africa last month, Lisa Leiden and her husband were observing some wild monkeys frolicking about when one of them suddenly bounded toward Leiden, latched onto her leg and bit her through jeans, drawing blood.

Tourist bitten by monkey in Africa told not to worry but alertly did

October 24, 2018 • BNQT USA Today Sports
Dr. Steven Zell, a travel medicine expert and professor at UNR School of Medicine, agreed with Leiden’s assessment that there was reason to be concerned about being infected with rabies.

UNR Med rural medical care clinics available, flu shots offered Saturday in Dayton

October 24, 2018 • Carson Now
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 Student Outreach Clinics including a new Rural Outreach Influenza Clinic in Dayton.

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