Office of Academic Affairs
OAA Staff

Office of Academic Affairs

Melissa Piasecki Melissa Piasecki M.D.
Executive Associate Dean; Professor
(775) 784-6777
Lee Adams Lee Adams
Assistant Coordinator, Educational Outreach and Undergraduate Programs
(702) 916-3708
Brandi Aiazzi Brandi Aiazzi
Coordinator, Medical School Records & Registration
(775) 682-8351
Megan Almansoori Megan Almansoori M.A.
Director of Educational Outreach and Pipeline Programs
(775) 682-8354
Timothy Baker Timothy Baker M.D.
Associate Professor; Associate Dean, Medical Education
Office of Medical Education: (775) 682-7727
Rocio Barajas Rocio Barajas
Coordinator, Classroom Scheduling
(775) 682-7723
Michael Bloch, M.D. Michael Bloch M.D.
Associate Professor; Coordinator, Case-Based Learning
(775) 784-4474
Jennifer Hagen Jennifer M. Hagen M.D.
Professor; Associate Dean for Faculty Development
(775) 784-6758
James Harris James Harris M.D.
Surgery Clerkship Director - Reno
april heiselt April Heiselt Ph.D.
Director, Office for Community Faculty
(775) 682-7684
David Howard Office of medical education David J. Howard M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor; Director, Curricular Operations, Years 1-2
(775) 784-4474
Kimiko Ishibashi Kimiko Ishibashi M.D.
Assistant Professor; Medical Ethics and Human Foundations of Medicine
(775) 682-7729
Nicole Jacobs Nicole Jacobs Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion; Associate Professor
(775) 682-8479
Brady Janes Brady Janes
Director, Curriculum Development and Assessment
(775) 682-7733
Karin L. Klove M.D., F.A.C.S.
Director of Selectives Clerkship
Hunter Koch Hunter Koch
Student Worker
(775) 682-8390
Julianne Krogh
Administrative Assistant, Evaluation and Curriculum
(775) 682-7722
Kathy Martin
Specialist, Standardized Patient Education
(775) 682-6322
Amy McFarland Amy McFarland MPH
Director, Community Based Medical Education
(775) 682-7734
Christine McHardy BSW
Coordinator, Clerkship & Electives; Student Scheduler
(775) 682-7729
bill murphy-sharp William Murphy-Sharp M.S. Ed.
Director, Standardized Patient Education Program - Reno
(775) 682-7724
Samantha Myers
Personnel Tech, Search Coordinator, Office of Professional Recruitment
(775) 784-6778
Melissa O’Brien Melissa O’Brien M.S.
Director, Office of Continuing Medical Education
(775) 784-1983
Connie Rafanan
Administrative Assistant; Search Coordinator
(775) 784-1784
Sarah Ries Sarah Ries
Administrative Assistant
(775) 682-7937
Kay Rogers Kay Rogers
Office Manager, Standardized Patient Education Program
(775) 682-6332
Cherie Singer Ph.D. Cherie Singer Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
(775) 784-8253

In addition to her role as the Associate Dean, Dr. Singer is an active member of the Pharmacology Department, continuing her research on the molecular mechanisms contributing to inflammatory lung disease.

Amy Smith Ph.D.
Director, Office of Continuous Institutional Assessment
(775) 784-6703
Tami Sorrell
Visiting Student & Credentialing Coordinator; Administrative Assistant
(702) 916-3704
Ashley Sylvester Ashley Sylvester
Director, Student Affairs and Educational Outreach
(702) 916-3706
Melinda Thrasher Melinda Thrasher
Coordinator, Education Outreach & Undergraduate Programs
(702) 916-3707
Wilfredo Torres Wilfredo Torres M.D.
Assistant Dean of Admissions, Diversity, and Inclusion

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