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Dawn Ahner, Chief Financial Officer, Renown Health; Phyllis Freyer, Vice President, Renown Health and Senator Don Gustavson experienced the anatomy lab during the University of Nevada School of Medicine's Project Medical Education. Project Medical Education is a day-long interactive workshop that offers community leaders a first-hand look at the School of Medicine and what it takes to become a doctor. The first session took place in Reno on Sept. 22. A second session will take place in Las Vegas on Oct. 1. Photo by Anne McMillin.

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Health Watch: Smooth muscle physiology


In this installment of the health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks with Dr. Kent Sanders, professor of physiology and cell biology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, about his current research on smooth muscle physiology, which contributes to treatments for gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes and other diseases.

Panel explores impact of proposed UNLV medical school

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Las Vegas is also the largest major city without a medical school and far from any other city’s school. The closest one is in Loma Linda, Calif., which is 200 miles away, while the University of Nevada School of Medicine is 400 miles away.

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