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Editorial: Better health care? Support residency plan

• Reno Gazette-Journal

When the Nevada Legislature begins its next session in February, it will be confronted with a big budget deficit.As a consequence, many worthy projects that need funding will not get it or not get enough. One that deserves support even though it is not as high profile as others is a new residency program announced this month between the University of Nevada School of Medicine and Renown Health.When the Nevada Legislature begins its next session in February, it will be confronted with a big budget deficit.


Philippe C. Bishop, MD, to Join Gilead as Senior Vice President, Hematology and Oncology Therapeutics

• First Word Pharma

Dr. Bishop received his undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and his medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


SMMG hires

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Dr. Duxbury graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Florida Fire Department Abandons Backboards

• Journal of Emergency Medical Services

Dr. Bryan Bledsoe, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, has championed moving away from backboards, which he says began to be used on a widespread basis starting in 1984 when the Department of Transportation "dumbed down" the EMT curriculum and called for spinal immobilization of virtually all trauma patients "because there's probably no harm in doing it."Dr. Bryan Bledsoe, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, has championed moving away from backboards, which he says began to be used on a widespread basis starting in 1984 when the Department of Transportation "dumbed down" the EMT curriculum and called for spinal immobilization of virtually all trauma patients "because there's probably no harm in doing it."


Health Watch: Healthy holiday eating

• KUNR

Here to talk about that is Karmella Thomas, a registered dietician and manager of the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Wellness and Weight Management Center on the UNR campus.




Youth no barrier for these healthcare executives

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

“You now have this new cadre of very well-trained, very well-specialized professionals who might be more willing to embrace change,” said Dr. Thomas Schwenk, dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. “The field is moving very rapidly in terms of how care is reimbursed, how the quality of care is measured and how costs are managed today, and you have to be able to change to be effective. I’d hate to ascribe all of that to youth, but it certainly plays a role.”


University regents OK medical residency program in Reno

• Reno Gazette-Journal

The Nevada System of Higher Education approved Friday a collaborative effort with Renown Regional Medical Center that professionals and educators said will increase available physician numbers in Nevada and improve patient appointment opportunities.


Medical residency program for Reno gets green light

• KUNR

A partnership between Renown Regional Medical Center and the University of Nevada School of Medicine has been given the final green light from the state board of regents. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that the project is expected to increase the number of medical residencies in Northern Nevada by fifty percent in coming years.


A novel role for Ranbp9 in regulating alternative splicing in spermatogenic cells

• EurekAlert!

A group of researchers led by Professor Wei Yan, at the University of Nevada School of Medicine has discovered that a loss of function of Ranbp9 leads to severely reduced male fertility due to disruptions in sperm development. A paper reporting this finding was published in PLOS Genetics on December 4, 2014.


Senior 411: The University of Nevada School of Medicine's free clinic

• Reno Gazette-Journal

The University of Nevada School of Medicine's free general clinic for uninsured seniors, women and children will be held Saturday 8 a.m. until noon at the medical school's Family Medicine Center on campus just north of Mackay Stadium off of North Virginia Street.

Dr. Santa has gift ideas for a healthier you

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

Thinking along the same lines, Karmella Thomas, manager of the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Wellness and Weight Management Center, would give her patients a notebook or a smartphone app that would serve as a food diary, logging the foods they eat throughout the day.


Vaccine can reduce the risk of shingles

• Las Vegas Review Journal

When you get chickenpox as a kid, you get that infection and your body contains it," says Dr. John Varras, interim chairman of the University of Nevada School of Medicine's internal medicine department.


Indulging on Thanksgiving

• Fox 11 - Reno

Registered Dietician Aimee Brock from the School of Medicine discusses ways to avoid overeating on Thanksgiving.


Health Watch: November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

• KUNR

In this health watch from KUNR's Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs, Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine, talks about diabetes awareness, treatment and prevention with Dr. Evan Klass, Chief of the Endocrinology and Diabetes Division in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.



2015 ACGME honorees named

• AAP News

Three AAP members were among those selected for 2015 American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) awards.Miriam Bar-on, M.D., FAAP, of Las Vegas, will receive the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award.




Health Watch: Concussions and sports injuries

• KUNR

In this installment of the health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll, Director of Public Affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine, talks to Dr. Carol Scott, associate professor and director of sports medicine fellowships at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, about concussions and sports injuries.


Study: North lacks specialty physicians

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Comparatively speaking, northern Nevada is doing better than southern Nevada, but the stand outs are pediatrics and psychiatry,’ says John Packham, director of Health Policy Research, Office of Statewide Initiatives, the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


School of Medicine to honor Native American Nevadans at Nevada Rural Health Day

• ThisIsReno.com

The University of Nevada School of Medicine will honor and recognize Native American Nevadans and those dedicated to their health at the annual National and Nevada Rural Health Day event, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Pennington Medical Education Building at the University of Nevada, Reno.