University of Nevada School of Medicine

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There is a growing need for more bilingual health professionals in Northern Nevada. To meet that demand, the University of Nevada, Reno recently kicked off the first program aimed at training English-Spanish speaking students. 

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

The University of Nevada School of Medicine has changed its name to the University of Nevada, *Reno* School of Medicine. Let's turn to our news director Michelle Billman to learn why.

The change sounds like a teeny tweak, but it signifies a major shift away from UNLV in southern Nevada, which is developing its own med school. Spokeswoman Anne McMillin says it also reflects a growing presence in northern and rural Nevada.

Doctors Without Bodies: Death Begets Widely Needed Gift

Jun 22, 2016
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At the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine anatomical donations are instrumental in training future doctors. Cadavers are hard to come by, and more will be needed as the program grows. To learn more let’s turn to Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne who went to the school’s annual memorial service, which honored this year’s donors.

There’s an air of sadness and gratitude as med student Clinton Kolseth recites poetry in front of pews of people at Walton’s Funeral Home Chapel. They’ve gathered with one common purpose – celebrating the lives of loved ones who’ve passed.

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Medical students in Reno will soon be able to get more hands-on experience in Northern Nevada. Our News Director Michelle Billman reports why.

By summer of 2017, the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno will have more local offerings for what are called clerkships, which students do in their third year, rotating through half a dozen specialties to figure out what they like best. In the past, students have had to leave the area for these opportunities.

New PA Program Aims To Ease Healthcare Access

Mar 10, 2016
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The University of Nevada School of Medicine will likely have a new physician assistant or PA program launching next year. Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne has the details.

Women With A Vision

This week, students at the University of Nevada, Reno held a conference on how to make healthcare more accessible for everyone no matter their race, socioeconomic situation, gender identity, legal status, or anything else.

The school's Division of Health Sciences brought in Deon Haywood for that conversation. She runs a nonprofit in New Orleans that's been helping under-served populations for almost three decades. While in Reno, she caught up with our News Director Michelle Billman.

UNSOM Health Watch: Cultural Considerations In Healthcare

Feb 19, 2016
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Cultural Considerations in Healthcare is a two-day symposium exploring ways of expanding healthcare and focusing on a variety of underserved groups. It takes place February 22 and 23 at the Joe Crowley Student Union on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

To learn more, Anne McMillin with the University of Nevada School of Medicine spoke to two of the event organizers, Rachel Blinn and Miriam Volpin, for this week’s Health Watch segment.

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A new online tool is offering healthcare data that's broken down for each Nevada county. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Billman reports the database provides snapshots on how different counties compare on everything from their healthcare workforce to how many of their residents have health insurance.

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Nearly 29 percent of medical residents are depressed compared to 16 percent of the general population. That startling finding was recently released in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Preterm labor is a common condition that affects about 1 in 10 babies and can lead to lifelong health consequences. Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno have been looking for a solution and are a step closer to finding one. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

UNSOM Health Watch: Workplace Safety Measures

Nov 3, 2015
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For this edition of UNSOM Health Watch we are talking to  Steve Matles, Environmental Health and Safety Officer for the University of Nevada School of Medicine, about workplace safety measures in healthcare settings—think gloves, bleach, and beyond. Leading this discussion is Richelle O’Driscoll, Director of Public Affairs for the School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences

UNSOM Health Watch: Geriatric Medicine And Dementia

Oct 9, 2015
Esther Ciammachilli

Today on the University of Nevada School of Medicine health watch, we’re talking about geriatric medicine and dementia. Our guests are Dr. Alia Tuqan. She’s a practicing geriatrician and assistant professor of internal medicine at the Department of Internal Medicine and Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine. 

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In this installment of the UNSOM health watch, we’re talking about new research being done to treat breast cancer and a recent breakthrough discovery made by doctors and scientists at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Joining us to talk about this new finding is Dr. Iain Buxton, a research scientist and professor of Pharmacology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and he serves as chairman of the Department of Pharmacology. Leading this discussion is Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine. 

UNSOM Health Watch: Student Health And Fitness

Sep 28, 2015
Esther Ciammachilli

Today on the University of Nevada School of Medicine health watch we’re talking about the new E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center that is currently under construction of the University of Nevada Reno campus and importance of student health and fitness. Our guests are Jim Fitzsimmons, director of campus recreation and wellness at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine. 

UNSOM: Nevada State Public Health Laboratory

Sep 22, 2015
Esther Ciammachilli

Today on the University of Nevada School of Medicine health watch we’re talking about the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory at UNR and the wide range of diagnostic and analytical services it performs to support state and national public health disease prevention and environmental health. Our guests are Stephanie Van Hooser, administrative director for the lab and Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine.

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September is National Preparedness Month, an initiative that encourages the public to prepare for emergencies such as natural disasters. We're talking about finding and accessing credible and useful websites that can help people before, during and after disasters. Our guest is Mary Schultz, director of the Savitt Library at the School of Medicine. Leading this discussion as always is Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine. 

Below is a list of the websites mentioned in this health watch segment. 

UNSOM Health Watch: The Student Health Center

Sep 2, 2015
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The fall 2015 semester at UNR is underway with a record 21,000 students in attendance. The year has only just begun and staff at the Student Health Center is already busy. To talk more about student health and wellness for the University of Nevada School of Medicine Health Watch is Dr. Cheryl Hug-English, director of student Health Services at UNR and Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine. 

  

UNSOM Health Watch: Children And Organized Sports

Aug 24, 2015
Esther Ciammachilli

Students at UNR go back to school today, many of them student athletes. On the University of Nevada School of Medicine health watch we’re talking about children participating in organized sports and sports medicine at UNR. Our guests are Dr. Arthur A. Islas, director of the sports medicine fellowship and the team physician for Wolf Pack Athletics. Leading this discussion is Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine. 

UNSOM Health Watch: New Surgical Training Lab

Aug 19, 2015
Esther Ciammachilli

In this University of Nevada School of Medicine health watch, we’re talking about a new surgical training lab at the School of Medicine that allows local surgeons to practice new procedures and technology on donated cadavers. Joining us to talk about this are Dr. Carl Sievert, a professor of physiology and cell biology and head anatomy instructor for the University of Nevada School of Medicine, and Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the division of health sciences and School of Medicine.

UNSOM Health Watch: What It Takes To Get Into Medical School

Aug 10, 2015
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On the UNSOM health watch, we’re talking about what it takes to get accepted into medical school and the new class of students entering the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Our guests are Dr. Cherie Singer, associate dean for student affairs for the School of Medicine, and Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine. 

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