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Nevada Medicine Weekly | November 7, 2017

News for A Healthy Nevada

UNR Med students

Second-year UNR Med students volunteering at the Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission from left to right: Cindy Valverde, Meg Floyd, Bryn Morris, Therlinder Lo, Ryan Allen, Erika Mauban, Ryan Johnson and Michael Young.

UNR Med Students Embrace the Spirit of Giving

Medical students and physicians alike will often say the reason they have been called to practice medicine is because they want to help people. They want to make an impact on their communities.

Their work in practices, hospitals and classrooms is how UNR Med students, faculty and alumni give back every day. However, through their hurricane relief efforts, solidarity and kindness in the face of great tragedy and countless other initiatives, UNR Med students have realized their community benevolence is not limited to the exam room.

One such student is second-year medical student Cindy Valverde, who has thoughtfully embraced the spirit of giving by organizing a volunteer partnership with the Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission (RSGM).

Continue reading for responses from students about their volunteer experience and information on an upcoming blood drive also organized by Valverde.


Call for Proposals – Northern Nevada Diversity Summit

The Cultural Diversity Committee is seeking proposals for presentations, workshops and posters for its fifth annual Northern Nevada Diversity Summit, titled "Challenges, Changes, and Solutions: The Reality of Equity and Diversity within Higher Education and the Community." The summit will take place on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the University of Nevada, Reno campus in the Joe Crowley Student Union and is free for all to attend. Below is the link to the 2018 call for proposals submission form with further information about the summit and submission guidelines for the proposals. Proposals to present must be submitted before Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 5:00 PM (PST) and must be submitted online. Proposal submission form.

SOS Program Relocated

Effective Nov. 2, 2017, the Senior Outreach Services (SOS) Program, powered by the Sanford Center for Aging, has relocated to the first floor of the CMM building with the rest of the Sanford Center programs and services. The SOS program provides support to Washoe County's most vulnerable elders with trained volunteers who help them "age in place" and to stay in their homes as long as possible. These seniors are 60 years and older, frail, home-bound, low-income and in need of a friend. Many are isolated and may have no immediate family or support system and are all deserving of dignity and respect.

Volunteers meet the essential needs of these seniors while engaging in meaningful services to enrich their own lives.Visit the SOS website to learn more about the program and to get involved.

New Project ECHO Video is Live!

Exciting things have been happening with Project ECHO, including the October 13 announcement that the Office of Statewide Initiatives expanded the regular telehealth clinics to include cardiology, pediatric endocrinology, medication assisted therapy for substance use disorder and a school-based behavioral health program.

A new video featuring Office of Statewide Initiatives Senior Associate Dean and Project ECHO Nevada Executive DirectorEvan Klass, M.D., FACP, is now live. Watch as Dr. Klass discusses the history and partners of this industry-changing community health program.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Holiday: Veterans' Day (Observed)

November 10, 2017

Upcoming Holiday: Thanksgiving Day

November 23, 2017

Upcoming Holiday: Family Day

November 24, 2017

Events for November 7 – 14, 2017

Student Outreach Clinics: General and Pediatrics Clinics

November 7, 2017 • 6–9 p.m.
General and Pediatric Clinic

ECHO Clinics: Medication-Assisted Treatment

November 8, 2017 • 12–1:30 p.m.
Suboxone & Vivitrol

ECHO Clinics: Cardiology

November 9, 2017 • 8–9 a.m.
Basic Interpretation of a Transthoracic Echocardiogram and Diastolic Function

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In The News
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Mojave Mental Health Clinic to Close

November 2, 2017 • KTVN
The Mojave Mental Health Clinic, a component of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, will be closing its doors by the end of the year.

Specialists Help Rural Docs Treat Opioid Addiction Via Telehealth

November 1, 2017 • KUNR
Thousands of Nevadans living in rural communities and underserved areas have limited access to healthcare. The remoteness can also make it difficult for primary care providers treating people with opioid-use disorders. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports that teleconferencing could help bridge the gap.

UNR provides free outreach clinics

October 31, 2017 • Northern Nevada Business Weekly
Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care at upcoming free University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Student Outreach Clinics in November and December.

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UNR Med Students Embrace the Spirit of Giving

November 6, 2017
"Being a medical student means our days are often filled with long hours studying and endless responsibilities," said Valverde. "Sometimes we get so caught up in our responsibilities that we forget our reason for pursuing medicine in the first place: to help those in need."

Reflections from the Dean

November 2, 2017
October always brings beautiful fall colors as the aspens and maples turn.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Author and Oncologist to Speak at 2017 Healthy Nevada Speaker Series

November 1, 2017
Dr. Mukherjee will animate the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices as part of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine’s 2017 Healthy Nevada Speaker Series, Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Intermittent Fasting Fads vs. Reality: A Q&A with Karen Bain, RDN, LD

October 31, 2017
Is intermittent fasting a healthy form of weight management or simply a dieting trend with more health risks than rewards?

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