University of Nevada School of Medicine

Medical School expansion
9:59 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Health Watch: School of Medicine plans expansion to southern Nevada

In this segment of the health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Susan Hill talks about expanding the University of Nevada School of Medicine to southern Nevada with Dr. Thomas Schwenk, Dean of the School of Medicine and vice-president of the Division of Heath Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Ebola Update
10:43 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Health Watch: An Ebola Update from Dr. James Wilson

Credit Photo by Anh Gray

Today on the health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Susan Hill gets an update on Ebola and discusses preparations for viral illnesses in Nevada with Dr. James Wilson, director of the Nevada Center for Infectious Disease Forecasting at the University of Nevada School of Medicine at UNR.

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Suicide prevention services
12:09 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Health Watch: Suicide Prevention Sevices in Northern Nevada

Dr. Erin Grinshteyn

In this installment of the health watch, Richelle O'Driscoll talks with Dr. Erin Grinshteyn, assistant professor of health administration and policy at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences, about suicide prevention efforts in northern Nevada communities.

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Smooth muscles
1:21 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Health Watch: Smooth muscle physiology

Dr. Kent Sanders

In this installment of the health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks with Dr. Kent Sanders, professor of physiology and cell biology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, about his current research on smooth muscle physiology, which contributes to treatments for gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes and other diseases.

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New virus
10:09 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Health Watch: Entero-virus D-68

Dr. Daniel Spogen

In this health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks about the Entero-virus D-68 that's been sweeping across the country and causing hundreds of children to be hospitalized with Dr. Daniel Spogen, chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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Spirituality and health
9:42 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Health Watch: Spirituality and health

Dr. Mel Minarik

In this health watch segment from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll from the University of Nevada School of Medicine talks about spirituality and health with Dr. Mel Minarik, a faculty member at the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Reproductive health
9:59 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Health Watch: Current research on reproductive health

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Richelle O'Driscoll talks with Dr. Wei Yan, professor of physiology and cell biology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine about his current research on reproductive health.

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Service Learning
11:11 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Health Watch: Student service learning opportunities in health

In today's health watch segment from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks about student service learning in health with Gerold Dermid-Gray, Coordinator of Community Relations and Field Studies for the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Center for Infectious Disease
12:20 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Health Watch: New Center for Infectious Disease Forecasting

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In this Health Watch segment, Susan Hill talks with Dr. James Wilson, director of the new Center for Infectious Disease Forecasting at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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Local Stories
4:20 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Nevada lags behind in number and variety of doctors

Nevada needs more than 2,800 new doctors if it wants to catch up with the national rate of physicians per capita. The state ranks 47th in the country for its physician-to-population ratio according to a new study from the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Across the country, on average, there are 327 doctors for every 100,000 people. In Nevada, that number is just shy of 225.

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