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November 22, 2010
By Anne McMillin
‘Synapse,' the magazine of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, received a Silver Spike award from the Sierra Nevada chapter of the Public Relations Society of America at the organization’s annual awards dinner Nov. 18 at the Atlantis Hotel Casino in Reno.
“Synapse was a long-standing tradition at the School of Medicine which we are so happy has been recognized by PRSA. We are proud to be able to tell the medical school’s story through this award-winning publication,” said Cheryl Hug-English, M.D., interim dean of the medical school. “I am grateful to all those who work hard in making this publication such a success and would like to particularly acknowledge the work of Anne McMillin and Edgar Antonio Nunez in the development and design of Synapse.”
The semi-annual magazine, which was re-established in 2009 after a nine-year absence, carries the message of the medical school’s work, its students, faculty and research and clinical programs to a broad audience of stakeholders including alumni, donors, friends, elected officials and community physicians.
The Silver Spike award is recognition of the best, most exemplary public relations work to take place in northern Nevada over the past year, according to Kristen Power, PRSA’s chapter judging chair.
Synapse is generously supported by the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Alumni Association.