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Health Watch: Concussions and sports injuries


In this installment of the health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll, Director of Public Affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine, talks to Dr. Carol Scott, associate professor and director of sports medicine fellowships at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, about concussions and sports injuries.

Study: North lacks specialty physicians

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Comparatively speaking, northern Nevada is doing better than southern Nevada, but the stand outs are pediatrics and psychiatry,’ says John Packham, director of Health Policy Research, Office of Statewide Initiatives, the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

School of Medicine to honor Native American Nevadans at Nevada Rural Health Day


The University of Nevada School of Medicine will honor and recognize Native American Nevadans and those dedicated to their health at the annual National and Nevada Rural Health Day event, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Pennington Medical Education Building at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Free caregiver trainings offered in rural communities

• Lahontan Valley News/Nevada Appeal

The Nevada Geriatric Education Center, a division of the Office of Statewide Initiatives at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, is offering free caregiver training sessions in the following communities this fall.

Drugmakers stay ahead of 'Spice' law

• KLAS Ch. 8

"It's dangerous. Even though it's legal, it doesn't make it safe," said Susan Crowder, director of nursing at Mojave Mental Health, a University of Nevada School of Medicine facility. "If it's just on our corner, I'm concerned about the rest of this city."

Pfizer to pay Nevada $9.5 million to settle postmenopausal drug claims

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

Pfizer, which acquired Wyeth in 2009, agreed last week to make an $8 million donation that will go toward the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the University Medical Center to fund Nevada health care programs affecting women’s health issues.

Autism group fundraiser focuses on fashion

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

A new partnership was announced that will include the new UNLV Center for Autism, the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the future UNLV School of Medicine.

Las Vegas needs a medical school

• Las Vegas Sun

The reality: the state’s one existing medical school, at UNR, is underperforming almost every other public flagship medical school in the United States, by a variety of metrics.

Fresh Ground Leadership

• Occupational Health & Safety

But more isn't necessarily better. First off, drinking too much coffee can adversely affect sleep health and raise anxiety. Too much caffeine use 1) has been associated with increased depression and 2) may reduce a woman’s likelihood of becoming pregnant (according to researchers from the University of Nevada School of Medicine).

Firms find campus homes

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Microbiologists Tom Kozel and David AuCoin, faculty at the School of Medicine and UNR, discuss the advantages of having their private company on campus.

Health Watch: UNR Med students offer free clinics to uninsured


In this health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks about the Student Outreach Clinics that are available to the community provided by medical students at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Patients win when they keep good records

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

“From a pediatrician’s point of view, the child can’t give me the history,” says Dr. Mary Beth Hogan, a pediatric allergy and immunology specialist and professor in the University of Nevada School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. “So the history is what can be obtained from the parent or caregiver.”

Pledge could improve pediatric care in Northern Nevada

• Reno Gazette-Journal

The Nell J. Redfield Foundation today announced it has pledged $900,000 over a five-year period to fund a the position for a joint chair of pediatrics at the University of Nevada School of Medicine/Pediatrician-in-Chief of Renown Children's Hospital.

Urology Specialists of Nevada


Here with more is Dr. Mark Leo, director of operations for Urologist Specialists of Nevada, who is also a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Free Children's Clinic


News 4's Gianna Giorgi is at the University of Nevada with some details about a free clinic going on today.

PruittHealth Announces New Chief Medical Officer

• PruittHealth via PRNewswire

Dr. Wyman earned his bachelor's degree from the United States Air Force Academy and medical degree from The University of Nevada School of Medicine.

People on the Move: Oct. 19

• Reno Gazette-Journal

The University of Nevada School of Medicine has welcomed Darryll Patterson, M.D., to its Department of Internal Medicine as an associate professor. He came to Reno from Michigan State University's medical school, where he was involved in medical student education and served as the director for several courses, earning multiple teaching awards. In addition to his work as a primary care physician and serving as a faculty preceptor in the resident continuity clinic, Patterson will bring his considerable experience in the education of medical students to the University of Nevada, Reno. He sees patients at the School of Medicine's internal medicine clinic, 1500 E. Second St., suite 302 at Renown Regional Medical Center.