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School of Medicine in the News

Loot, Vinegar, Blisters

• Harvard Magazine

This magazine got an explanatory note recently from John Altrocchi ’50, retired as a professor of behavioral sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and as a clinical psychologist.


What It Means to Reach for Carnegie's Top Tier

• Chronicle of Higher Education

But Kenton M. Sanders can’t help but point out obstacles. Mr. Sanders, chair of the department of physiology and cell biology in the School of Medicine, believes it will be especially difficult to make competitive hires when the start-up money or the space scientists need isn’t yet available.


Children's health relies on more than doctor head count

• Reno Gazette-Journal

While increasing our physician pipeline is critically important work — and work in which we have invested $5 million through our partnership with the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM), I think it is important for the public to understand that having more physicians is not a singular silver bullet to resolve the complex issues surrounding the health and well-being of children in the region.


Free general medical clinic

• KTVN Ch. 2

This weekend the University of Nevada School of Medicine is hosting a free clinic.


Doctors leaving Las Vegas

• KLAS Ch. 8

69 students will be graduating from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in May and only 7 are staying in Nevada for their residency training.



Nevada 16th Among States With High Childhood Obesity Rates

• KUNR

Dr. Stephanie Wright is a physician at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. She says children who are overweight or obese are more at risk for "…high cholesterol, bone and joint aches and pains even at a young age, high blood pressure and obstructive sleep apnea even in children if they're severely overweight," Wright says.



Lack of pediatric care forces families to leave Nevada

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Currently, the University of Nevada School of Medicine educates students on the Reno campus during their first two years. Most students do clinical and hands-on training with patients alongside doctors during the third and fourth years in Clark County.



UNR Health Watch: "Fit To Fly"

• KUNR

Today on the University of Nevada, Reno health watch, we talk to Dr. Melissa Piasecki about the role of a forensic psychiatrist in evaluating whether pilots are "fit to fly."





Health Watch: Expanding Medical Education in Nevada

• KUNR

In this installment of the UNR Health Watch, a discussion about expanding medical education at the University of Nevada School of Medicine with Dr. Thomas L. Schwenk, dean of the School of Medicine.



School of Medicine sets free April clinic dates

• KRNV Ch. 4

The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinics for April are scheduled for the following dates: A children’s clinic will be held April 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.; a women’s clinic will be held on April 18 from 8 a.m. to noon; and a general clinic will be held April 25 from 8 a.m. to noon.


Robert J. Leonard

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Robert J. Leonard has been named director of information technology for the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


So, Nevada should invest in med school: Letter

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Rarely reported, but equally important, is the decision by our Board to develop all four years of the University of Nevada School of Medicine curriculum at UNR.


Healthcare Check-Up: Nevada Works to Deliver Health Amid Shortages

• Nevada Business

The three major Northern Nevada health systems are collaborating with the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno on plans to expand to a four-year school for the 2017 academic year. Renown will be a major teaching affiliate. St. Mary’s is creating a family medicine residency program.

Heck, school officials address Nevada doctor shortage

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

They were invited to find their Golden Tickets, but the fourth-year students of the University of Nevada School of Medicine already had gone a long way toward punching their own.


People on the Move: March 29-April 4

• Vegas, Inc.

Vegas PBS and the University of Nevada School of Medicine launched the Desert Meadows Area Health Education Center to recruit and retrain health care providers and promote health and wellness.


UNR Health Watch: Aphasia

• KUNR

Today on the UNR Health Watch, a discussion about diagnosis and treatment of the communication disorder known as aphasia with Dr. Tami Brancamp.


Lab rededicated as Mick Hitchcock Nevada Proteomics Center

• ThisIsReno.com

The Mick Hitchcock, Ph.D. Nevada Proteomics Center offers high quality mass spectral and electrophoretic proteomic analysis using state-of-the-art technologies for research faculty and students at the University, the School of Medicine and the off-campus scientific community at large.