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Amino acid supplement helps diabetic foot wounds

• Food Consumer.org

Taking targeted amino acid supplements helps diabetic foot wounds in diabetic patients, according to a review authored by researchers at University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada.


People on the Move: Sept. 14-20

• Vegas, Inc.

Dr. Jacob Skinner is an OB/GYN at Women’s Health Associates of Southern Nevada. Skinner attended UNLV and University of Nevada School of Medicine.


WCSD Approves Student Health Centers

• KTVN Ch. 2

CHA also plans to work with the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to provide behavioral health services for students. CHA also plans to work with the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to provide behavioral health services for students.


Case studies challenge students to diagnose infectious diseases

• EurekaAlert!

Daniel S. Shapiro, M.D., a board-certified infectious diseases specialist, spent 20 years as the director of clinical microbiology laboratories at hospitals in the Boston area (Lahey Clinic; Boston Medical Center and its predecessor institutions Boston City Hospital and Boston University Hospital) prior to becoming Chair of Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno.



EDITORIAL: Nevada needs better medical residencies, not just more of them

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

State health care professionals, education leaders and policymakers have known as much for years, because a majority of graduates of the University of Nevada School of Medicine and Henderson’s Touro University leave the state for their training and never return.


Pershing: Parenting grown offspring not an easy task

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Also, the local School of Medicine's Student Outreach Clinics for September include a general clinic for adults from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 30, and a children's clinic from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 23. The clinics are held at the medical school's Family Medicine Center on the UNR campus north of Mackay Stadium.


Northeastern Nevada Radiation Oncology Center to be Built in Elko, Nevada

• Pharmacy Choice

Dr. Debenham is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, but visited Elko on many occasions to visit family members who still live in the area. He received his medical degree from University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Top tier again for University of Nevada, Reno

• Nevada Today

Last spring the University achieved a strong showing in the annual rankings of the best graduate programs by U.S. News. Three schools - the College of Engineering, College of Education and University of Nevada School of Medicine - were ranked among the nation's best.


Elko County Medical Society offers professional training

• Elko Daily Free Press

The Elko County Medical Society, in conjunction with Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital and the University of Nevada School of Medicine, has arranged two continuing education opportunities for all licensed medical providers and their guests on Tuesday and Wednesday.



Author champions the rejection of self-deception

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

She says she’ll continue at UNLV on a part-time basis to work with graduate students and will continue to teach medical students from the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

School of Medicine announces free clinics for medically uninsured

• ThisIsReno.com

The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinics for September are scheduled for the following dates: A women’s clinic will be held September 6 from 8 a.m. to noon, and a general clinic will be held on September 20 from 8 a.m. to noon. An additional children’s clinic is scheduled for September 23 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


LETTERS: Teamwork will solve doctor shortage

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

Dean Thomas L. Schwenk and Dr. Miriam Bar-on pen a letter to the editor explaining the intricacies of improving the physician shortage in Nevada.


Health is focus at Carson’s Rotary Club

• Nevada Appeal

Alisha Fong, University of Nevada Medical Center simulation technician specialist from the Reno campus, said simulated devices serve as patients to provide students working toward being doctors or nurses with hands-on experience in circumstances during which mistakes don’t take lives.


Is there a doctor on the Burning Man playa? — Yes

• Nevada Appeal

In addition to a dedicated website for its recruitment efforts, Humboldt General works with Renown, Saint Mary’s and the University of Nevada School of Medicine to recruit skilled medical workers to the event.






Fighting brain drain in Reno

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Med school dean Thomas Schwenk sees brain drain happening because medical students sometimes can't find a hospital or clinic in Nevada to do their training or residency — especially with psychiatric and pediatric subspecialties — so they're forced to leave the state.


$27 million sought for UNLV medical school

• Las Vegas Review-Journal
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The two-year funding request asks that UNLV’s new medical school get $26.67 million. It also seeks a $5.09 million boost for the University of Nevada School of Medicine, plus $4.3 million for one-time expenditures. Also, $9.88 million is being sought for graduate medical education.


Med student mentor: University of Nevada School of Medicine

• The Scope: University of Utah Health Sciences Radio

Ann Diggins, School of Medicine director of student affairs in Las Vegas, describes her school’s unique approach to recruiting. She provides an insightful heads-up on what University of Nevada looks for in a med school applicant.



School of Medicine on seat belt safety

• KLAS Ch. 8

School of Medicine study looks at hospital costs associated with vehicle accidents when patient is wearing or not wearing a seat belt.