University of Nevada School of Medicine

Esther Ciammachilli

Today on the University of Nevada School of Medicine Health Watch, we’re talking about the new geriatric specialty clinic opening this summer at the Sanford Center for Aging on the UNR campus. Joining KUNR for this discussion is Dr. Steven Phillips, a board certified physician in internal medicine and geriatrics.  He serves on the faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine at the School of Medicine and is the new medical director for the Sanford Center for Aging at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Richelle O'Driscoll

Today on the University of Nevada Health Watch, we learn about students who want to live a “sober lifestyle” and the programs available to help them. Our guests are two substance abuse experts. Daniel Fred coordinates a campus recovery program and Dr. Meri Shadley teaches about addiction treatment at UNR. Leading this discussion is Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the University of Nevada School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Susan Dentzer is senior policy advisor at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy focused on healthcare. On Friday, she delivered the commencement address to graduates of the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno. She also stopped by KUNR to share her message for this latest crop of doctors, and it comes down to three key goals: improving health, improving healthcare, and lowering treatment costs. 

obesity.psu.edu

Obesity rates in the United States have doubled in children and nearly quadrupled in adolescents since the 1980s. That's according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. And as Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli reports, Nevada ranks high among states with the worst rates. 

Nevada has the 16th highest childhood obesity rate in the nation, with more than 33 percent of children ages 2-19 dealing with this condition.  

UNR Health Watch: Childhood Obesity

Apr 20, 2015
Esther Ciammachilli

Today on the University of Nevada Health Watch, we look at ways to prevent and treat childhood obesity with Dr. Stephanie Wright. She’s a practicing physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.  Leading this discussion is Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences.

UNR Health Watch: "Fit To Fly"

Apr 13, 2015
Esther Ciammachilli

Today on the University of Nevada, Reno health watch, we talk to Dr. Melissa Piasecki about the role of a forensic psychiatrist in evaluating whether pilots are "fit to fly." Dr. Piasecki is a practicing forensic psychiatrist with expertise in ethical and legal issues in medicine, fitness for duty evaluations for professionals, and suicide and suicide prevention.  She talks with Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs for the School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences.    

 

The University Of Nevada School Of Medicine is hoping to expand its medical residencies and fellowship programs, with help from Governor Brian Sandoval's proposed budget.

The plan includes 10 million dollars to create more resident opportunities in Nevada.

Dr. Thomas Schwenk is Dean of the School of Medicine. He says this could help fight the state's doctor shortage.  “And we know that where residents train and where fellows train is where they generally end up staying to practice, so we want to expand these capabilities significantly.”

In this installment of the UNR Health Watch, a discussion about expanding medical education at the University of Nevada School of Medicine with Dr. Thomas L. Schwenk, dean of the School of Medicine. Leading this discussion is Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs for the School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences.  

UNR Health Watch: Aphasia

Mar 30, 2015

Today on the UNR Health Watch, a discussion about diagnosis and treatment of the communication disorder known as aphasia with Dr. Tami Brancamp. She’s a speech pathologist and associate professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Leading this discussion is Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences. 

Today on the UNR health watch, we talk about the role of a hospitalist and what you should know if you need to be admitted in a hospital for treatment. Our guest is Dr. Kirk Bronander, an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He also serves as a hospitalist at Renown Hospital and serves as the Medical Director of Simulation for the School of Medicine. Joining him and leading this discussion is Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine.  

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