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SLMC receives 350 health needs assessment responses

• Reno Gazette-Journal/Mason Valley news

South Lyon Medical Center received 350 responses to the community health needs assessment survey, which is being analyzed by the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Once the medical school has completed the analysis, a community forum for the School of Medicine to present the results will be conducted about mid-August, according to Chelsea Fesenmaier, SLMC administrative support.


Reka Danko, MD

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Dr. Danko earned her medical degree and completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine.


UNSOM Health Watch: Prescription Opioid Use

• KUNR

In this installment of the University of Nevada School of Medicine health watch, we're talking about trends in opioid use, public health interaction and highlights of a new law that addresses opioid overdose.


Nevada’s doctor shortage affects Clark County

• Las Vegas Sun

Clark County has just 185 physicians for every 100,000 people, compared with 279 in Washoe County and 346 nationally, according to the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


New NV law aims to curb overdoses from prescription opioids

• KUNR

The act goes into effect on October 1 and will allow doctors to write third-party prescriptions for drugs like naloxone that counteract the effects of opioids. Dr. Karla Wagner is with the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno.



People on the move: July 16

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Additionally, he founded the Greater Nevada Women’s Group and serves as clinical associate professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and Touro University Medical Center in Vallejo, Calif.




Faculty Awards and Accomplishments

• Nevada Silver & Blue - Summer 2015

David AuCoin, Miriam Bar-on, Joshua Bardin, Michael Barness, Keith Clark, Echezona Ezeanolue, Mario Gaspar de Alba, Susan Harris, Kenneth Izuora, Deborah Kuhls, Yusria Malik, Ashley Pistorio, Dan Shapiro Cherie Singer and Kelsey West are all mentioned for awards earned in the past year.






Clark County Medical Society presents awards

• Las Vegas Review-Journal
Related: Vegas, Inc.

Rising Star awards honoring outstanding medical students went to Robert Wills of Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine and Lindsey Murphy of the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Health Watch: Anatomic Pathology

• KUNR

In this installment of the University of Nevada School of Medicine health watch, a discussion about anatomic pathology and the new educational partnership between the School of Medicine and Aurora Diagnostics to expand and enhance teaching and clinical research in northern Nevada.



Our view: We need to talk about mental illness in Reno

• Reno Gazette-Journal

We asked a psychiatrist at the University of Nevada School of Medicine for advice. He said that if someone in your life needs help, ask if they need help getting help. If the situation is life-threatening call 911 or a local crisis line (784-8090).



Health Watch: Medical Education Expanding In Nevada

• KUNR

In this installment, we're talking about medical education expansion at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the role that Renown Health will play in these efforts.


Grandma with Attitude: Mother Nature on a rampage

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Two free Student Outreach Clinics are being held July 11 and July 18, 8 a.m. to noon for patients of all ages under the direction of the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


UNSOM Health Watch: Medical Education Expansion

• kunr.org

Discussion about medical education expansion at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the role that Renown Health will play in these efforts. Joining us is Dr. Anthony Slonim, president and CEO of Renown health and University of Nevada School of Medicine dean, Thomas Schwenk.


People on the move: July 5

• Visilia Times-Delta

Saint Mary’s Medical Group welcomed family medicine physicians Katie Dolan, MD, and John Hess, MD, to its South Virginia practice at 8040 S. Virginia St. Dolan received her medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine.