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Nevada Medicine Weekly | November 14, 2017

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Winter is Coming: 5 Things You Should Do Heading into this Ski Season

The mountains are dusted with snow, and area ski resorts are beginning to open. It's official; winter is coming!

To ensure a fund and safe season on the slopes without injury, Mark L. Stovak, M.D., UNR Med professor and sports medicine fellowship assistant director, suggests you to do these five things:

  1. Pre-habilitate.
  2. Get the right gear from a professional.
  3. Wear a helmet.
  4. Wear eye and skin protection.
  5. Find a mountain buddy.

Continue reading for more information on these tips and more on how to stay safe on the hill all season long!


Healthy Nevada Speaker Series – It’s Finally Here!

After much anticipation, the Healthy Nevada Speaker Series featuring Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D., has finally arrived! Join us tomorrow, November 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Milt Glick Ballrooms inside the Joe Crowley Student Union, as Dr. Mukherjee weaves science, social history and personal narrative to tell the story of one of the most conceptual breakthroughs of modern times. Experience a thought-provoking lecture, followed by a closing conversation with UNR Med Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., and a book signing with the Pulitzer Prize winner himself.

Tickets still remain. If the ballrooms fill to capacity, walk-up guests can enjoy a livestream of Dr. Mukherjee's lecture in the JCSU Theater.

Medical Student Research Day – Nov. 15

Before the Healthy Nevada Speaker Series, join the students of UNR Med as they gather to learn more about conducting translational and clinical research and present a collection of innovative research projects at Medical Student Research Day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Joe Crowley Student Union Theater. Student presentations take place from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.

Make sure to attend the keynote, "What is Translational Research and Why Should Medical Students Care?" by Bill Shuttleworth, Ph.D., associate director of the Clinical & Translational Science Center at the University of New Mexico from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the JCSU Theater.

Diversity Health Series, Nov. 16

Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for "Rural Healthcare: Challenges and Opportunities," an overview of rural and frontier health in Nevada presented by Assistant Dean of Rural Programs and Office of Rural Health Director Gerald Ackerman, M.S., on Thursday, Nov. 16 from noon to 1 p.m. in Pennington Health Science, Room 103. The Diversity Health Series event is free and open to the public and worth one CME credit to those who need it.

Remember to mark your calendars for upcoming Diversity Health Series Events: "Disability: Applying the Social Model in Patient Care" with Nicole Pavlatos, M.D., on Feb. 1, 2018; "Safe Zone Training for Healthcare Providers" with Ricardo Salazar, M.S.W., on April 5, 2018 and "Unconscious Bias and Healthcare Disparities: How What We Don't Know Can Hurt Our Patients" with Nicole Jacobs, Ph.D., on June 7, 2018.

Synapse magazine to return to a mailbox near you Spring 2018

It's been a transformative year for UNR Med, as we've told through many stories, profiles and updates over the past twelve months. This spring brings with it the kickoff of UNR Med's yearlong 50th Anniversary celebration. In the months prior, A+E will take time to ask our readers about the topics and features they'd like to see in Synapse. Based on the input we receive, a reimagined Synapse will arrive in Spring 2018, reflecting the people, programs, profiles, research, partnerships and student achievements that continue to make our School of Medicine a success after nearly 50 years. In the meantime, we'll continue to deliver UNR Med news to your inbox via Nevada Medicine Weekly and Inside Nevada Medicine.

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Events for November 14 – 21, 2017

ECHO Clinics: Pain Management

November 15, 2017 • 8–9 a.m.
How Did We Get Here: Oxy to Heroin

ECHO Clinics: Geriatrics

November 15, 2017 • 12–1 p.m.
Eat Well, Be Well: Addressing Malnutrition of the Older Adult

ECHO Clinics: Diabetes and General Endocrine

November 16, 2017 • 8–9 a.m.
Carb Counting and Apps to Help!

ECHO Clinics: Antibiotic Stewardship

November 16, 2017 • 12:15–1 p.m.
Antibiotic Susceptibility Interpretation

ECHO Clinics: Public Health

November 17, 2017 • 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Cigarettes, e-Cigarettes, and the Role of FDA Regulation

SPA Clinics: Aphasia Communication Clinic

November 17, 2017 • 2:30 p.m.

Student Outreach Clinics: Women's Clinic

November 18, 2017 • 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

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