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UNR Health Watch: Behavioral Issues in Children and Teens

• KUNR

On the University of Nevada School of Medicine Health Watch, a talk about behavioral issues in children and teens with Dr. Saul Zelan, a child and adolescent psychologist, pediatrician and assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


People on the Move: March 2

• Reno Gazette-Journal

The University of Nevada School of Medicine has welcomed Todd R. Anderson as its new director of budgeting and hospital accounting.

The Ides of March: A Turning Point

• Siskiyou Daily News

Dr. Harrington was a research professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, then became a legal analyst fighting elder abuse and neglect.


Paratroopers from different generations bond over experiences

• Times Reporter

After graduating from Baldwin Wallace University, Stafford tried again to enlist, and was once more turned down. He returned to school and received a masters degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, enabling him to become a physician’s assistant.



Headless sperm

• KTVN Ch. 2

In a deep freezer, at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, sits the specimens of a major medical breakthrough for male infertility.


Clinic breaks new ground tracking preemies’ progress

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

The professor and chairman of the department of pediatrics at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Dr. Nevin Wilson, views the development of the new clinic as a “very positive step for our community.” Pediatric residents will rotate through the clinic to enrich their educational experience, he added.


People on the Move: Feb. 26

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Povolny attended medical school at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and completed his residency training at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Top Docs 2015

• Las Vegas SEVEN

Two dozen School of Medicine faculty are listed in this annual survey of top physicians and surgeons in Las Vegas. Listed by specialty.




University leaders say $43M needed for medical education

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Currently, the University of Nevada School of Medicine educates students on the UNR campus during the first two years. Most students do rotations during the third and fourth years of med school in Southern Nevada.



Student-run event promotes cultural awareness in health care settings

• KRNV News 4

Sponsored by the Division of Health Sciences and High Sierra Area Health Education Center, this interdisciplinary event, created by students for students, provides those studying the health sciences an educational experience in cultural awareness and its application to health research, policy and practice.


UNR Health Watch: Upstream Health Care

• KUNR

Students and faculty from the University of Nevada School of Medicine are hosting an event tonight and tomorrow called "Upstream Nevada: Building a Culture of Health, Cultural Considerations in Healthcare."


Measles: Is it really scary? What’s the big deal?

• Las Vegas Sun

A study by University of Nevada School of Medicine researchers found Nevada has the 46th-lowest rate of pediatricians and family practice doctors in the country.


Fighting genetics as destiny in health

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

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, agrees that the answer probably lies somewhere in the interplay of genetics and environmental factors.



Just what the doctor ordered

• Reno Magazine

Medical school, hospitals prescribe plan to increase Nevada's doctors


State lawmaker to seek speed limit increase

• KLAS Ch. 8

“If we just look at the 65 vs. 75 percent, it statistically increases the risk of death, of critical illness, longer hospital length of stay, longer ICU length of stay and fewer people going home,” said Dr. Deborah Kuhls with University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Tourette syndrome challenges patients, doctors alike

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

Dr. Miracle Wangsuwana, a neurologist with the University of Nevada School of Medicine, said Tourette’s is a challenging condition and it’s especially important that children get the right help from a pediatric neurologist to treat the tics and a child psychologist to treat OCD and ADHD if these conditions coexist.


The Doctor is In!

• The Sparks Tribune

Hayes, a Sparks resident for the past seven years, graduated from Wooster High School in 1999, attended the University of Nevada and then went to the UNR School of Medicine.


People on the Move

• Reno Gazette-Journal

The University of Nevada School of Medicine has announced that 13 of its faculty members have received academic promotions.