University of Nevada School of Medicine

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

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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