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July 2, 2008
By Anne McMillin
With Ole J. Thienhaus taking over as dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine on July 1, leadership changes follow in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science where he previously served as chair.
Effective July 1, Michael K. Daines, M.D., will head the psychiatry operation in Reno while Gregory P. Brown, M.D., will do the same for Las Vegas.
Daines, who is board-certified in both psychiatry and internal medicine, has served as vice chair of the School of Medicine's psychiatry department since 2004. He has served as the medical director of the school’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health outpatient clinic since 2002 and has more than 25 years experience in both academic and private practice psychiatry.
Daines has demonstrated a commitment to community service in healthcare quality improvement by serving as a council member and trustee of HealthInsight, a non-profit partnership serving Nevada and Utah.
Brown, an associate professor at the School of Medicine, was also residency training director in Las Vegas and medical director of the Department of Psychiatry in Las Vegas. He has held medical director positions at several medical institutions in Las Vegas and conducts civil commitment evaluations for Clark County. He is board-certified in forensic and general psychiatry.
Both appointments are for two-year terms.