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.
In this segment of the health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Susan Hill talks about expanding medical education in Nevada with Dr. Thomas Schwenk, Dean of the School of Medicine and vice-president of the Division of Heath Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno.
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.
Dr. Wilson is the Director of the Nevada Center for Infectious Disease Forecasting at UNR. He said while there are many fears about Ebola, many are simply unfounded, because the virus is not that contagious.
More than 175 health care leaders, educators, researchers and public officials learned more about the status, causes and possible cures for Nevada’s health inequities at the Interprofessional Health Equity Symposium at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine in Las Vegas.
On Health Watch from Beyond the Headlines, Susan Hill gets an update on Ebola and discusses preparations for viral illnesses in Nevada with Dr. James Wilson, director of the Nevada Center for Infectious Disease Forecasting at the University of Nevada Reno and research associate professor at the School of Community Health Sciences.
Today on the health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Susan Hill gets an update on Ebola and discusses preparations for viral illnesses in Nevada with Dr. James Wilson, director of the Nevada Center for Infectious Disease Forecasting at the University of Nevada School of Medicine at UNR.
Some parents are getting notices from their day care providers telling them Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease is making the rounds. "It may look scary to a parent, especially if you're a new parent when you see the spots on the hands, feet or mouth," said Dr. Jim Wilson. "But it turns out to normally be a very mild disease." Wilson is the Director of the National Infectious Disease Forecasting Center at UNR. He said there is no vaccine to prevent this virus, but there are ways to reduce its spread.
During the 2013 legislative session, the way the state funds its colleges and universities underwent numerous changes. Yet, despite these policy changes, little attention has been devoted to assessing if these reforms delivered the promised fairness.
Nevada faces a shortage of mental health workers, but some of the barriers contributing to the scarcity of professionals could be eliminated during the 2015 legislative session, according to a study released Thursday by the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities. In 2013, seven physicians completed a psychiatry residency program at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and five of them remained in the state, according to the study.
The demand for mental health workers greatly exceeds the supply and the University of Nevada School of Medicine says it will keep growing and exacerbate the existing shortage. Plans are being made to try to help.
In this installment of the health watch, Richelle O'Driscoll talks with Dr. Erin Grinshtyn, assistant professor of health administration and policy at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences, about suicide prevention efforts in northern Nevada communities.
With increasing fears about the spread of Ebola, we asked a local expert whether people should be worried about contracting the disease here in Northern Nevada. Dr. James Wilson is Director of the National Infectious Disease Center at the University of Nevada in Reno. He says people don't need to worry about Ebola here. "These viruses are not easily transmitted, despite some of the hyperbole we've seen out there," Wilson said.
Online care could be a salve for a state with a chronic doctor shortage. Nevada ranked No. 46 in a 2013 study by the University of Nevada School of Medicine for its share of primary care doctors, family practice specialists and pediatricians.
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.
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.