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Prednisone Offers Modest Relief in Sciatica

• MedPageToday

Thomas Schwenk, MD, of the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno commented that using oral steroids for lumbar disc pain is "an example of a widely accepted practice that has indeed not been studied well on a controlled basis, and turns out to be modest at best."


Valleywide health news, May 28-June 3, 2015

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Southern Nevada Health District with the support of community partners, including the UNLV School of Nursing, UNLV School of Community Health Sciences, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, University of Nevada School of Medicine, and United Way of Southern Nevada, has launched the Healthy Southern Nevada website.


"Do No Harm" Speaker Tells University of Nevada Medical Grads

• KUNR

Susan Dentzer delivered the commencement address to graduates of the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno. Her message comes down to three key goals: improving health, improving healthcare, and lowering treatment costs.


John Packham: Cigarette tax trifecta

• Reno Gazette-Journal

John Packham, PhD is Director of Health Policy Research at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.




Friday Graduation Ceremony Moved To Lawlor

• KOLO Ch. 8

At the University Spring Commencement ceremonies, 2,454 degrees and certificates will be conferred: 1,908 bachelor degrees, 476 advanced-degree certificates (master’s and doctoral degrees and education specialist certificates) and 70 University of Nevada School of Medicine degrees.



University's Friday Commencement Ceremonies Moved to Lawlor Events Center

• KTVN Ch. 2

At the University Spring Commencement ceremonies, 2,454 degrees and certificates will be conferred: 1,908 bachelor degrees, 476 advanced-degree certificates (master's and doctoral degrees and education specialist certificates) and 70 University of Nevada School of Medicine degrees.


University honors 2015 Foundation Professors

• Nevada Today

Indira Chatterjee, James Kenyon and Mark Nichols were named 2015 University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professors in recognition of their outstanding research and teaching achievements.


Fallon grad discovers new love of learning

• Lahontan Valley News

During the University’s Commencement ceremonies this year, 1,908 bachelor degrees, 476 advanced-degree certificates (master’s and doctoral degrees and education specialist certificates) and 70 University of Nevada School of Medicine degrees will be awarded.


NIPM Seminar Series: Ewa Olech

• UNLV News

The Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine (NIPM) invites you to attend a NIPM Seminar Series talk with Dr. Ewa Olech, associate professor of medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine. The title of her presentation will be, "Future Directions in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Seronegative Spondyloarthritis: Personalized Medicine."


Paramedics work to keep patients out of the E.R.

• USA Today

One of the most successful ventures has been the nurse health line, said Dr. Trudy Larson, director of the university's School of Community Health Sciences.


New health website offers tips for planning, advocacy

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

Health district officials created the site with support from the UNLV schools of nursing and community health sciences, Dignity Health Nevada, the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the United Way of Southern Nevada.


State must increase Medicare reimbursement rates

• Reno Gazette-Journal

The University of Nevada School of Medicine must expand its Reno campus to a full four-year capability, together with the he launch of the University of Nevada Las Vegas school of medicine, in order to generate the volume of Nevada medical students to match Nevada's growth.


Grandma with Attitude: Words of wisdom from Mom

• Reno Gazette-Journal

The University of Nevada School of Medicine is holding a special free clinic Saturday, May 30, 8 a.m. to noon, that will focus on the medical needs of adults 55 and older. Appointments for this clinic can be made by calling Diann Jones at 682-8470.


The Notes: Philanthropy, May 3-9

• Vegas, INC.

Trish Bradley Garvin, independent sales representative at F. Schumacher & Co.; Courtney Bray, branch manager at U.S. Bank Decatur; and Dr. Vani Dandolu, obstetrics and gynecology chairwoman at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, joined the board of Baby’s Bounty, which provides cribs, car seats, clothes and hygiene items to babies in low-income families.



Valleywide health news, May 7-13, 2015

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

Attendees listen during the Friends of Parkinson's Meet and Greet April 24, 2015, at Bahama Breeze restaurant. Attendees met the Board of Advisors, community supporters and Parkinson's disease care partners and listened to a presentation by Dr. Eric Farbman with the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


People on the move: May 1

• Reno Gazette-Journal

The University of Nevada School of Medicine and the Division of Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno have welcomed Seema Donahoe as assistant director of development.


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.


Parenting workshops

• KOLO Ch. 8

The School of Medicine's Dr. Saul Zelan talks about the challenges of parenting teens.