At its meeting this morning, the Health Sciences Committee of the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents accepted the School of Medicine's request to formally change its name to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, effective July 1, 2016.
The change more closely aligns Nevada's first public medical school with its parent university, the University of Nevada, Reno and further clarifies its affiliation, location and distinct role in the state separate from that of the developing medical school at UNLV. The School of Medicine is in the final stages of implementing a full, four-year campus in Reno, in partnership with Renown Health, and focusing its operations in Reno and rural Nevada, with continued selective offerings in Las Vegas.
The school originally was established in 1969 by the Nevada Legislature as the University of Nevada School of Medical Sciences, with a name change in 1981 to the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
The new name of University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is the first step in a new branding rollout campaign, complete with a new logo and branding identity, which will take place in the coming months.