Medical Research at UNR Med

Research is an integral part of our students' educational experience. It is how we encourage our students to explore. It is how we show, rather than tell, how we do, rather than say.

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Featured Research

$1.5 million in NIH funding awarded Advancing understanding of brain-degenerative diseases
Dr.-Rendon looking through a microscope
Research on sperm transportation findings could lead to new treatment for male infertility
Physician well-being and the regenerative power of caring
$2M grant awarded for preterm birth research
Preterm Birth Researchers

Research Centers

Research Students in lab

IDeA Research Center

IDeA grants are unique program grants with the intent of increasing biomedical research infrastructure and NIH funding in states that are historically underfunded by NIH.

Undergraduate research student in lab


The International Undergraduate Research Program (IURP) works to promote inter-continental scientific interactions between undergraduate and graduate students broadening student experiences internationally.

Clinical Research

This site contains tools, templates, links and guidance for the establishment and management of clinical research at the University. Check back often as we expand on the information provided here.


Community of Bilingual English Spanish Speakers Exploring Health and Sciences (CBESS) is an interdisciplinary project funded to the University of Nevada, Reno by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

UNR Med Lab Spotlight

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We can help you contribute to the global medical community from right here in the heart of northern Nevada. The Office of Medical Research faciliatates and supports research opportunities for students, residents and faculty.