Nevada Attorney General Laxalt allocates $1.2M in funding to create new OB/GYN department at UNR Medical School

Funds allocated to expand physician training and research to improve women’s health in northern Nevada

Left to right: Alexandra Magliarditi, UNR Med student; Attorney General Adam Laxalt; Interim Chair of the UNR Med OB/GYN department, Neda Etezadi-Amoli, M.D.; UNR Med Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D.; Melissa Kelley, UNR Med student. Photo: Theresa Danna-Douglas.

7/17/2017 | By: Julie Ardito |

Today, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced the allocation of $1.2 million to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) to create a new OB/GYN department based in Reno with UNR Med community and hospital partners. In an effort to improve women's health in northern Nevada, the new department will provide education for medical students in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as training for primary care residents and research.

The funding is part of $3.8 million that UNR Med will receive over five years, resulting from a settlement between Pfizer pharmaceutical company and the State of Nevada. The settlement resolved claims that Pfizer had unlawfully promoted certain postmenopausal hormone therapy medications.

"My office is proud to partner with the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine to make a lasting investment in women's health," said Attorney General Laxalt. "We are confident that women's health care in Nevada will benefit greatly from these settlement funds."

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