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Titus named to three Assembly committees

• Mason Valley News/Reno Gazette-Journal

She is also president of the Nevada Academy of Family Physicians, a member of the Nevada State Medical Association executive board, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and a member of the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners.

School of Medicine scientist finds the cause of ‘headless’ sperm in male infertility

• KRNV Ch. 4

A research team led by University of Nevada School of Medicine researcher Wei Yan, M.D., Ph.D., professor of physiology and cell biology, has discovered that the acephalic sperm condition is caused by either a lack of, or a partial formation of the sperm neck, and that proper sperm neck formation requires an evolutionarily conserved gene called Spata6, which encodes a protein participating in the transportation of “building blocks” essential for sperm neck assembly inside the testis

County to consider noxious weed treatment

• Elko Daily Free Press

Also on the agenda:Consideration of continued support for the ongoing University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine medical residency program.

Off-label drugs offer patients expanded treatment options

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

That’s important — and potentially beneficial to patients — because it may be that only after a drug is approved and hits the market that it might be found to “have some unintended consequences” that may be good for a patient, says Dr. Thomas Hunt, a Las Vegas family practice physician and associate professor of family and community medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

From All Sides: The Issues of Pedestrian Safety

• KSNV Ch. 3

In addition to HELP of Southern Nevada, law enforcement and engineers, we will be joined by UMC Trauma Center, University of Nevada School of Medicine and the Center for Traffic Safety Research, as well as the RTC.

New doctors welcomed to Nanton


Hastings, born and raised in Las Vegas, graduated from medical school in 1998 and spent 12 years practicing medicine in Reno, Nev., 11 of which were spent in private practice. Hastings added he is technically still a member of the faculty of University of Nevada's School of Medicine, teaching their medical students for about a decade.

Health Watch: Forensic Psychiatry


Today on Health Watch from Beyond the Headlines, we talk about forensic psychiatry with Melissa Piasecki, M.D., professor of psychiatry and senior associate dean of academic affairs at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

What are the signs of dementia?

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Ellen McBride, MD, is the Medical Director for Senior Bridges Intensive Outpatient Program. Dr. McBride graduated from UNR School of Medicine and completed her residency at UNR as well.

Las Vegas Doctor Adds M.B.A. To Conduct Business More Efficiently

• CBS Las Vegas/KXNT

Dr. Rhodes graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Science, and received his doctorate in medicine from the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine. In 2007, he earned his M.B.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has a certification from the American Board of Family Medicine.

Billy Johnson’s new goal has nothing to do with hockey

• Las Vegas Sun

The UMC Foundation is the nonprofit division that raises donations for the medical center on West Charleston Boulevard, which is affiliated with University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Dean Schwenk on Nevada Newsmakers - Part 2

• KRNV Ch. 4

Dean Schwenk discusses the importance of creating more residency programs in retaining physicians for Nevada and medical marijuana.

School of Medicine promotes 13 faculty members


The University of Nevada School of Medicine is pleased to announce that 13 of its outstanding faculty members have received academic promotions.

New doctor will bring clinic up to full capacity

• (Alberta, Canada)

Dr. Hastings is arriving from Reno, Nevada where he held a private practice. Prior to Reno, he graduated from the University of Las Vegas with a bachelor's and master’s degree. He then moved on to the University of Nevada School of Medicine, and completed his residency at the reputable St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.

Ringing in the New Year!

• Siskiyou Daily News

Melanie Harrington, Ph.D., is a writer, psychologist and former LTC Ombudsman. Dr. Harrington was a research professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, then became a legal analyst fighting elder abuse and neglect.

Medical Education: Preparing for the Future of Healthcare in Nevada

• Nevada Business magazine

“Everything is about everybody getting bigger, everybody getting successful,” said Dr. Thomas Schwenk, dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM), referring to the various players in Nevada.

Bad bet, big debt

• The Union

I went to medical school at University of Nevada, Reno, and believe it or not, I never gambled, not even the slots.