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School of Medicine in the News

Catherine Goring, M.D., Phillipe C. Bishop, M.D.

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Catherine Goring, M.D., has been named interim chair of the School of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine. She also serves as a hospitalist at Renown Health. Phillipe C. Bishop, M.D., senior vice president of hematology and oncology therapeutics at Gilead Sciences, Inc., has been named the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s 2015 Distinguished Alumnus. He graduated in 1993.

Pros of breast reduction surgery

• KVVU Ch. 5

Dr. Richard Baynosa, surgery department, discusses the benefits of breast reduction surgery.

Back to School: 19 ways UNR is setting up its future

• Reno Gazette-Journal

With funding of more than $43 million over two years for medical education expansion in Nevada, the state's School of Medicine will rebuild itself as a full four-year campus in Reno.

UMC, School Of Medicine Awarded Prestigious Surgical Robot Grant

• Las Vegas HEALS

University Medical Center and the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Departments of Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology were recently awarded a simulator grant by Intuitive Surgical for the advancement of robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery.

New Surgical Training Lab


The University of Nevada School of Medicine has a new surgical training lab that allows local surgeons to practice new procedures and technology on donated cadavers.

A surgeon and his robot


“We’re aiming to be, and are on track to be,” Shigemitsu says, the first place in the state (UMC is working with the University of Nevada medical school) to “have all these experts, including pulmonologists, thoracic/lung surgeons, the medical oncologists, the radiation oncologists and also palliative care” allied in a patient’s care.

Renown physicians

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Susan Park, Samanda Durand, and Justin Chang have joined the staff at Renown Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Park has previous training in acupuncture. She graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and received a certification of added qualification for sports medicine.

Amerigroup Nevada and Clark County School District Partnership Offers Free Health Screenings and Immunizations to Students and Families at Schools

• BusinessWire

These events will be coordinated by Amerigroup Nevada and respective CCSD officials in partnership with various third-party Clark County health providers, including the Future Smiles, Immunize Nevada, Nevada Health Centers, University of Nevada School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and UNLV School of Dental Medicine.

Grant Helps Live-in Caregivers

• KOLO Ch. 8

As he's (sic) sings with friends, his wife Patricia works at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and this is where the respite voucher program comes in.

People on the Move: Aug. 17

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Danko earned her medical degree at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, which is where she also completed her internal medicine residency.

School of Medicine staff

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Kathy Ahearn, Arthur A. Islas, Veronica Brady, and April Heiselt have joined the staff at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Can Telehealth Cure Nevada's Healthcare Ailments?


A new law in Nevada is expanding the use of telemedicine, which relies on virtual technology to connect doctors and patients. This makes Nevada the most advanced state in the country for telehealth implementation.

Visit UNR for a free doctor visit

• Reno Gazette-Journal

The University of Nevada School of Medicine will open its doors for physicals, immunizations and visits for uninsured people later this month.

Intuitive Surgical Announces Simulator Grants to Top Medical Centers for Research in Robotic-Assisted Surgery Training

• CNNMoney

Intuitive Surgical (Nasdaq:ISRG) today awarded simulator grants to five top U.S. medical centers to advance the field of training for robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. The University of Rochester Medical Center, University of Virginia School of Medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Miami, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center will each receive a da Vinci Surgical System Surgeon Console and Skills Simulator™ for one year to pursue novel research initiatives.

Eew! Body parts: Discover human body at The Discovery

• Reno Gazette-Journal

“We worked with an exhibit designer firm, Council, which is a group of museum professionals who collaborate to design museum galleries,” said Patrick Turner, The Discovery spokesman. “We also worked with locals — the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Renown Health, Carson Tahoe Hospital and Reno Orthopedic Clinic — to make sure it was (accurate to) modern health care and human sciences.”

School of docs


The 2015 Nevada Legislature approved funding for two full-fledged medical schools in the state, but there’s more to the story between the (bottom) lines.

School of docs

• Desert Companion

The existing University of Nevada School of Medicine didn’t appear to be in much better shape. Whereas higher education officials asked for more than $5 million to expand UNSOM’s programs up north — in order to make way for the new UNLV medical school down south — the governor had granted it just shy of $2 million.