2013-14 Faculty Senate Members > Medicine

School of Medicine Senators


Cory Martin  
Term Expires: May 2016       
Phone: (775) 738-3828
Email: cmartin@medicine.nevada.edu

Brief Bio: Cory is a Coordinator of Education with the Elko Area Health Education Center for the University of Nevada, School of Medicine.

Elissa PalmerMaria Valencik
Term Expires: May 2016
Phone: (775) 784-1389
Website: website website
Email: mvalen@unr.edu

Brief Bio: Maria is an Associate Professor in Biochemestry and Molecular Biology, studying the role of integrins, dimeric receptors for extracellular matrix, in cardiac myocytes. Integrins are interposed between the contractile machinery of the cardiac muscle and the extracellular matrix skeleton of the heart. The integrin receptors serve as mechanosensors, translating mechanical stress into chemical signals. She also studies this process using a novel transgenic mouse system, in which integrin expression by cardiac myocytes is turned on and off using a chemical switch (Transgenic Research 10: 269-75). Using a similar approach, she is studying the role of the natriuretic peptide system in mediating diastolic left ventricular function. These projects are ideal to learn more about the basic pathobiology of the heart using molecular, cell, transgenic and physiological approaches.

Kami LarsenJamie Anderson                            
Term Expires: May 2015
Phone: (775) 682-7728
Email: jtanderson@medicine.nevada.edu

Brief Bio: Jamie Anderson is the Director of Rural Medical Education for the Office of Medical Education. Jamie received the Regents’ Graduate Academic Advisor Award in 2010 and has been with the medical school for more than 20 years.

Robert Wang                  
Term Expires: May 2015
Phone: (702) 671-2339
Website: website
Email: rwang@medicine.nevada.edu

Brief Bio: Robert Wang is administrator of otolaryngology services at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, serves at Las Vegas Special Children's Clinic and practices in major hospitals and clinics throughout metropolitan Las Vegas. Wang also conducts medical research in otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat).

Robert received his undergraduate education at Brooklyn College and attended medical school at the State University of New York, completing his residency at the University of Pennsylvania/Harvard University (Surgery/Otolaryngology) and a fellowship at the University of Texas in Head and Neck Surgery.

Catherine GoringCatherine Goring          
Term Expires: May 2014
Phone: (775) 784-4202
Email: cgoring@medicine.nevada.edu

Brief Bio: Dr. Goring graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in 1984.  She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Michigan.  Dr. Goring is an excellent advocate for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.  She regularly attends residency activities and serves as an attending physician in both the outpatient and inpatient settings.