University of Nevada School of Medicine

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. "A lot of our clinical practice has been in Las Vegas for the last 30-35...

Doctors Without Bodies: Death Begets Widely Needed Gift

Jun 22, 2016
Theresa Danna-Douglas/University of Nevada, Reno

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...

Alexa Ard

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. "Several of the students would...

New PA Program Aims To Ease Healthcare Access

Mar 10, 2016
Alexa Ard

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. Women...

UNSOM Health Watch: Cultural Considerations In Healthcare

Feb 19, 2016
Anne McMillin

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. Check out the full list of presentations here .

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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. The project is called the Nevada Instant Atlas and it looks at healthcare indicators, including population demographics like income. It also profiles the overall health of people in a given area,...

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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. To better understand why our physicians-in-training are suffering, we turn to our News Director Michelle Bliss and her guest Dr. Thomas Schwenk. He heads the University of Nevada School of Medicine and wrote an editorial for JAMA on this issue. According to Schwenk, medical residents are in a...

March of Dimes

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. When it comes to premature births, Nevada still lags slightly behind the rest of the country . That’s a problem because babies born before 40 weeks are more at risk of developing serious, chronic conditions, such as...

UNSOM Health Watch: Workplace Safety Measures

Nov 3, 2015
Anne McMillin, APR / Public Relations Manager, School of Medicine UNR

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 .

Their discussion covered several topics including protocols for improved workplace health and...