Health & medicine

University of Nevada, Reno nutritionists honored by Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

David St-Jules named Nevada Outstanding Dietitian, Deborah Joakimson Recognized Dietetic Technician and Shauna Tavcar Outstanding Dietetic Student

David St-Jules.
4/22/2022

Extension hires registered dietician to enhance nutritional programs for communities

Hans Weding is helping Nevadans get connected with health and wellness information

Hans Weding.
4/14/2022

University of Nevada, Reno celebrates remodeled space for promoting nutrition knowledge and healthy living

Modernized lab increases future nutrition professionals' expertise, community impact

Assistant Professor Steven Frese runs a hands-on and delicious cheese lab with students in the updated space.
4/13/2022

Department of Nutrition faculty, student honored by Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Meet Nevada Outstanding Dietitian David St-Jules , Recognized Dietetic Technician Deborah Joakimson and Outstanding Dietetic Student Shauna Tavcar

David St-Jules.
4/12/2022

What spices and foods can help with anxiety and stress?

Certain foods and nutrients may help support your body in reducing anxiety and improving how your body handles stress

Ginger root with spoons of powdered spices.
4/12/2022

Department of Nutrition unveils remodeled space for promoting nutrition knowledge and healthy living among students

Modernized lab increases hands-on learning

Assistant Professor Steven Frese runs a hands-on and delicious cheese lab with students in the updated space.
4/11/2022

A Nobel Prize-worthy question: How do we sense heat, cold, touch?

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine professor joins with colleagues to review the cellular-level, ion-channel science for top-ranked Physiological Reviews

Scott Earley, Ph.D., sits at a lattice light sheet microscope.
4/7/2022

Aging Appreciation Week: Gerontology Academic Program offers events for everyone

Explore the joy, challenges and humanity of aging today as part of Aging Appreciation Week, April 4 to 6, 2022

Theresa B. Skaar
3/30/2022

Celebrating Life Through Meaningful Activities: Jennifer Carson, Ph.D. to speak at Alzheimer’s educational conference

Gerontologist and Director of the Dementia Engagement, Education, and Research Program Jennifer Carson, Ph.D. will speak at the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America event Wednesday, April 6.

Dr. Jennifer Carson
3/30/2022

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine fourth-year medical students receive residency assignments

A student holds a large egg which contains her residency match while covering her mouth.
3/28/2022

How can I use spices to add color, flavor and health benefits to my meals?

Incorporate foods from around the world into your diet to tickle your taste buds and eat healthier

Curry in a bright yellow bowl, alongside other Indian dishes in bright green and blue containers.
3/11/2022

Health, is it equal for all?

Whole groups of people can face significant obstacles to maintaining good health, often because of specific genetic, social or economic factors

A Black woman in a UNR Med tank top warms up with other athletes before participating in the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey.
2/25/2022

Counseling services collaborative to help youth and adults

University, The Redfield Foundation, Renown Health join forces to meet important community need

walkway on the Quad
2/25/2022

Faces of the Pack: Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell reflects on her time at the University

"Go after your dreams and don’t doubt your intellect, ability and motivation to complete your goals in life. You can do it!"

Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell standing in front of a dilapidated antique truck
2/18/2022

Super Bowl journey: Austin and Madison Corbett remain two Wolf Pack superstars

Two Wolf Pack greats, one in football and one in volleyball, made their time at the University truly matter

Austin and Madison Corbett at 2017 graduation
2/11/2022

Universities team up to train dietetic interns, improve community health in southern Nevada

College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources collaborates with UNLV and other community partners to provide nutrition education in Clark County

Stone Jamison in black scrubs standing in front of University Medical Center's ambulance entrance.
2/10/2022

U.S. News ranks three University of Nevada, Reno online graduate programs as top in the country

Nursing, executive MBA and education recognized as “2022 Best Online Programs”

An aerial view of the University of Nevada, Reno campus with the Joe Crowley Student Union and the E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center in focus.
2/9/2022

Collaborative University of Nevada, Reno and Great Basin College building project Cashman Award Finalist

The 24th Annual Cashman Good Government Award honors government entities and individuals working to make citizen services work better, faster and cheaper

Rendering of the Pennington Health Science & Technology Building
1/28/2022

Reducing drug-related harm with research: Opioid overdose and HIV prevention work can save lives

Collaborations between researchers, University students, community partners and legislators make change in drug policies possible

Karla Wagner headshot in her office.
1/26/2022

Exploring the importance of resilience in healthcare

CASAT launches second season of the “CASAT Conversations” podcast

An illustration of various blocks connected by stairs displaying various scenes including a person walking in front of an ambulance, a larger-than-life clipboard and pencil on the ground with two people shaking hands behind it, a group of people sitting on couches talking, doctors surrounding a patient in a bed with a baby in a crib behind them, two people talking in front of a giant stack of books. and people cheering holding a human sized heart shape.
1/25/2022

How are healthcare disparities a barrier to health equity and what can be done to address these disparities?

Doctor examining a patient wearing masks
1/25/2022

Is raw milk a safe choice for my family? | ¿Es la leche cruda una opción segura para mi familia?

Some people who drink raw milk develop life-threatening illness | Algunas personas que beben leche cruda desarrollan enfermedades potencialmente mortales

A child eating cereal in a bowl of milk.
1/18/2022

How do I choose a fermented drink for my family? | ¿Cómo elijo una bebida fermentada para mi familia?

Three tips for choosing fermented drinks | Tres consejos para elegir bebidas fermentadas

Strawberry kefir in a tall glass adorned with a strawberry slice and a bright red straw.
1/8/2022

Weight gain: The holidays are over, now what?

What older adults should know before dieting to lose holiday pounds

Older women with long grey hair smiling and exercising with hand weights.
1/3/2022

Faces of the Pack: Shawn Thomas is the 2021 Kenneth Lutterman Award recipient

Ph.D. candidate in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science and Health program with a focus on public health is identifying protective influences for substance use behaviors among populations at risk.

Shawn Thomas
12/22/2021

UNR Med announces free Outreach Clinics for the region’s medically uninsured

UNR Med fourth-year medical student, Katrina Marks, examines a young patient at a Student Outreach Clinic. Northern Nevadans who are uninsured
12/14/2021

Orvis School of Nursing student accepted into U.S. Navy Nurse Candidate Program

Lindsay Zieschang graduates with her BSN in December and then immediately goes on to complete an 8-year service as a nurse in the U.S. Navy

Lindsay stands with fellow U.S. Navy members during her induction ceremony into the U.S. Navy
12/2/2021

Nevada researcher studying gut microbiomes in hopes of improving health

Aim is to uncover how Nevadans’ lives affect the microbes in their digestive tract and their health

Steven Frese.
11/29/2021

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine 2021 State of the School

Featured achievements, innovations and faculty accomplishments over the past year and a look ahead.

Dr. Piasecki in front of the UNR med Sign
11/18/2021

UNR Med co-hosts national program to introduce northern Nevada young women to engineering and medical careers

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine worked in partnership with the Reno Orthopedic Clinic (ROC) Foundation and The Perry Initiative

Students working on a project using a drill on a lab table
11/16/2021

New Renown Health Scholarship supports UNR Med students

Clinical affiliation to create more access to care for Nevadans

A group of UNR Med first-year and third-year medical students and second-year physician assistant studies program students, who are among the first 25 recipients of the Renown Health Scholarship, appear with Renown Health President & CEO, Dr. Anthony Slonim, and UNR Med Acting Dean and Chief Academic Officer at Renown Health, Dr. Melissa Piasecki
11/12/2021

People who feel invincible hinder COVID-19 fight

University researchers find belief in personal invulnerability discourages vaccination efforts

James Leonhardt, Garret Ridinger, Amir Talaei-Khoei and Yu Rong
11/3/2021

Birthing simulator helps nursing students get labor and delivery experience During COVID

Orvis School of Nursing childbirth simulator provides student birthing scenarios they may not ever see in a real hospital setting

Professor Shannon Richard operating the Orvis School of Nursing birthing simulator
10/25/2021

Stopping the spread of misinformation in India

University faculty receive international grant to train journalists and students on fact-checking

A university student looks at a computer with faculty member Paromita Pain talking to her in the Reynolds School reading room.
10/22/2021

Faces of the Pack: Mark Gabot has a passion for research and healthcare

Doctor of Nursing student pursues the changes he wants to see in healthcare through graduate education

Mark Gabot in a graduation cap and gown
10/19/2021

Are smoothies a healthy choice for my family? | ¿Son los licuados una opción saludable para mi familia?

Smoothies can be a great way to incorporate healthier foods, but they can also be high in calories and added sugar. | Los licuados pueden ser una buena forma de incorporar alimentos más saludables, pero también pueden tener un alto contenido de calorías y azúcares añadidos.

Three glass canning jars filled with raspberry smoothies topped with mint leaves, raspberries and blueberries.
10/8/2021

How to hope: new course teaches hope skills to Wolf Pack

Hopeful Mindsets on the College Campus online program open to all Wolf Pack students, faculty and staff

Students walking on the Quad with the leaves on the trees changing to autumnal colors and falling around them
10/5/2021

If vaccinated people can get COVID, why should I get vaccinated?

Orvis School of Nursing Dean Debera Thomas and School of Public Health Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci discuss why it's important to get vaccinated, even if you can still get COVID-19

Dean Debera Thomas, left, and Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci, right, standing outside the Pennington Health Sciences Building
10/4/2021

CBESS program connects northern Nevada’s bilingual high schoolers to academia for more equitable outcomes

Bilingual high school “promotores” build cultural bridges through youth-led research projects

A photo of Rose Meza celebrating with her student research team upon the completion of their year-long research project in the CBESS program.
10/1/2021

Dr. Veronika Vazquez, ’00, partners with Nevada Small Business Development Center to roll her business on wheels into the Silver State

Nevada alum goes miles for healthy smiles

From left to right: Javier Hernadez, registered dental assistant, Karina Lopez, registered dental assistant, Veronika Vazquez, DDS, Leticia Hernandez, registered dental assistant; and Gary Aglietti, DMD
9/29/2021

Nevada State Public Health Lab plays vital ‘front line’ role throughout pandemic

By administering tests, conducting research, providing information and more, this University-campus-based lab fills a leadership role in state’s COVID-19 response

Mark Pandori outside of the lab with other staff.
9/27/2021

EPA-supported study to assess how much dirt (and through it, pollutants) kids eat

Team led by School of Public Health Assistant Professor Li Li aims to improve understanding of pollutant exposure from chemicals in our environment

A child digging in the dirt
9/23/2021

What is a breakthrough infection?

School of Public Health Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci and Orvis School of Nursing Dean Debera Thomas discuss breakthrough infections and why they matter

Debera Thomas and Muge Akpinar at a University football game
9/21/2021

What are mental health best practices for entrepreneurs and business leaders?

Associate Professor Dan Jones and Assistant Professor Mark Packard discuss mental health amid National Suicide Prevention Month

Photos of Dan Jones, Ph.D. and Mark Packard, Ph.D.
9/13/2021

Why does everyone want me to get vaccinated?

School of Public Health Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci and Orvis School of Nursing Dean Debera Thomas discuss why it’s important to get vaccinated

Dean Debera Thomas, left, and Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci, right, standing outside in grass on University of Nevada, Reno campus
9/8/2021

I’ve heard of organ donation, but what is whole body donation?

Lindsey Pisani, anatomy lab manager and administrator for UNR Med’s Anatomical Donation Program, explains what anatomical donation is and how the cadaver anatomy lab works inside the School of Medicine. 

A collage of photos, including a head shot of Lindsey Pisani, anatomy lab manager and administrator for UNR Med’s Anatomical Donation Program, as well as two photos of the cadaver anatomy lab inside the School of Medicine.
9/7/2021

Is the vaccine riskier than getting COVID?

Orvis School of Nursing Dean Debera Thomas and School of Public Health Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci compare the risks of getting the vaccine versus getting COVID-19

Dean Debera Thomas, left, and Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci, right, standing outside the Pennington Health Sciences Building
9/1/2021

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak proclaims Aug. 31 to be a day in honor of Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D.

A photo of the proclamation in honor of UNR Med Dean Schwenk.
9/1/2021

#COVIDCrew partners with City of Reno in response to the Board of Regents COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Clinic will be held Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Great Basin Hall Annex located at the base of the Virginia Street pedestrian bridge from 4-7p.m.

Four people in masks stand in front of a banner reading, "Get your COVID-19 vaccination here."
8/25/2021

Janita Ethridge honored with 2021 Regents' Academic Advising Award

'I strive to make all students feel welcome and at home at the University and to help them realize their full potential and accomplish their dreams'

Janita Ethridge and Brian Sandoval pose for a photo, wearing masks, while holding a plaque.
8/23/2021

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine welcomes class of 2025 with a White Coat Ceremony

First medical school milestone ceremony commemorates 70 new medical students

A photo of the UNR Med Class of 2025 reciting the pledge at the White Coat Ceremony.
8/13/2021

A sense of community will help undergrads recover from COVID

Research by Orvis School of Nursing faculty, Lisa Thomas, Ph.D., RN, CNE, FAAN reveals how faculty and the university can help students transition back to campus after COVID

A group of nursing students wearing blue Orvis School of Nursing scrubs and masks
8/11/2021

"Let's Vax the Pack" kicks off with vaccination events, prizes

Free walk-in COVID-19 vaccination events for students scheduled for August 13 and August 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Joe Crowley Student Union

8/9/2021

Beekeeping program operated on University’s Main Station Field Lab helps veterans and first responders

Bees4Vets, a nonprofit run by University-connected husband and wife, assists veterans and first responders living with PTSD or TBI

Student beekeepers work in apiary.
8/9/2021

Physician Assistant Studies Program Class of 2021 graduates from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

UNR Med PA graduates prepared to bolster Nevada’s health care workforce

A group photo of the Class of 2021 PA Studies Program graduates.
7/30/2021

Rural health care perspectives from a graduating PA student

Alisha Fong talks about her experiences in the UNR Med program

Two photos of Alisha Fong, Class of 2021 PA Studies Program graduate.
7/30/2021

Faces of the Pack: Mariah Zinn

Alumna serves healthcare community as registered nurse, serves LGBTQIA+ community by 'making every patient feel included and accepted'

University of Nevada, Reno alumna Mariah Zinn poses for a photo in her nursing scrubs near the University of Nevada, Reno Quad.
7/21/2021

Orvis School of Nursing Supports Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work with Sponsorship of Pride Festival

Orvis sponsors Northern Nevada Pride Festival for third year in a row and continues work towards diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) on campus and in the community

Orvis School of Nursing booth at Northern Nevada Pride festival
7/12/2021

Dr. Muge Akpinar-Elci selected as dean of the School of Public Health

'My lived experiences give me a genuine passion for public health and compassion for people in need, especially for personal and global health'

Lombardi Recreation Center houses the School of Public Health.
6/24/2021

#COVIDCrew partners with Mexican Consulate to bring vaccines to the Latinx population

More than 2,500 vaccinations already administered

People stand around tables outside St. Therese of the Little Flower in Reno during a COVID-19 vaccination clinic
6/24/2021

Most ever CAREER Awards received by University faculty

8 awardees representing 4 colleges/school receive NSF’s prestigious award in support of early-career success and continued development

Collage of the individual photos of the University's 7 CAREER awardees in 2021
6/7/2021

What is aphasia?

June is Aphasia Awareness Month. Tami Brancamp, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, associate professor and clinical supervisor in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, breaks things down.

A group photo of an aphasia book club meeting being held on Zoom.
6/7/2021

Fresh apples for students and research will spring from new Memorial orchard

Valley Road Experiment Station is home to new Jessica Younger Dickens Memorial Orchard

A woman planting a young apple tree.
6/2/2021

#COVIDCrew and Medical Social Justice League address equitable distribution of vaccine with El Gran Vacunatón

Vaccination clinic held at Church of the Little Flower Friday and Saturday; event planned with family festivities and music

From left to right, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine students Haley Nadone, Mirabel Dafinone and Audrey Adler.
5/26/2021

New pre-med biochemistry and molecular biology emphasis offered

New emphasis provides training for students pursuing professional medical school

A biochemistry student using a syringe to measure out a liquid.
5/26/2021

Does talking about suicide make someone more likely to commit suicide?

Marina Murphy, lecturer with the School of Social Work, talks about normalizing talking about suicide.

A group of students sitting around a table, talking. There are four males and a female.
5/26/2021

Advancing understanding of how our bodies’ systems connect, including the connection of blood flow to dementia

UNR School of Medicine’s Scott Earley – the 2021 Regents’ Mid-Career Researcher of the Year – leads an impressive research program achieving breakthrough discoveries in ion channel regulation

Scott Earley standing in a regional park near the University campus
5/26/2021

Alzheimer’s Association Northern Nevada partners with Extension to raise awareness about brain health and Alzheimer’s disease

"Engage Your Brain" series held to encourage Nevadans to tend not just to their physical health but also to their brain health.

" “Extension is excited to expand access to much-needed brain health education for communities across Nevada through the partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association.”

5/19/2021

Orvis Nursing students graduate despite turmoil and personal tragedy

While the community was on lockdown, Orvis School of Nursing students graduating May 2021 assisted on the front lines and overcame great personal tragedies in order to graduate.

A group of Orvis School of Nursing students in their scrubs standing inside a hospital during clinicals
5/13/2021

AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, M.D., on what’s to come for graduating medical students and the healing power of the arts and humanities

"This is a wonderful time to take a role in leading the country. Take care of yourselves and each other."

A headshot of UNR Med's Class of 2021 Doctor of Medicine Academic Hooding keynote speaker, David J. Skorton, M.D., president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
5/12/2021

Nevada Public Health Training Center launches ‘Vax the Pack’ COVID-19 communications campaign with Fraternity and Sorority Life

Campaign includes collaboration videos; Vaccination clinic held Saturday, May 8

Malia Pruyn holding a COVID-19 Vaccination card
5/6/2021

How can I prevent skin cancer and sun damage this summer and beyond?

Graduating medical student and Nevada Cancer Coalition volunteer Anita Savell breaks down some tips for Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

A student putting on sunscreen
5/5/2021

A letter to the 2021 Medical Student Graduating Class: Advice from the front lines of the pandemic

Christopher Clifford, M.D. ‘18, B.S. '13 provides insight into life on the front lines of COVID-19 for the graduating Class of 2021 medical students

A photo of Dr. Christopher Clifford
5/4/2021

Orvis School of Nursing staff receive national recognition

Two staff members from the Orvis School of Nursing were recently recognized for their contributions to their field.

Cameron Duncan left and Megan Pratt right
4/30/2021

Extension offers trainings to help address state’s high suicide rates among youth

4-H Program to provide additional trainings in communities

Silhouette of girl on a dock resting her forehead on her knees.
4/27/2021

Assistant professor in School of Community Health Sciences receives Rising Researcher Award

Jennifer Pearson’s research on tobacco and cannabis policies works toward positive public health impact

Woman smiles in a home office with dog.
4/22/2021

NSF CAREER Award recipient So Young Ryu develops bioinformatic tools that can solve important questions in biology

Analysis has significant impact on various biological areas such as plant science, microbiology and biomedicine

So Young Ryu
4/21/2021

Ultraviolet-C LED test confirms sterilization of human coronavirus at distance of 5 feet in 8 seconds

University lab test is part of new product development conducted for NCAR-affiliate American UVC Science, Inc. in the fight against COVID

An image of the novel coronavirus; image was developed by the Centers for Disease Control.
4/7/2021

Orvis Student Nurses' Association creates food and supply pantry for nursing students

Nursing students in need can sign up for anonymous food and supply pantry through the school's student association

Orvis School of Nursing student association students standing with Orvis School of Nursing bags inside Pennington Health Sciences building
4/6/2021

Food and nutritional toxicology subject of Department of Nutrition course

Elective has something to offer for students from various majors

A plate of cooked salmon with vegetables.
3/30/2021

Mary Turner, M.D. ’73, a pioneer who never intended to blaze a trail for women

Dr. Turner was the only woman in the University of Nevada School of Medicine inaugural Class of 1973

A group photo of the UNR Med inaugural Class of 1973.
3/9/2021

Published study: unusual SARS-CoV-2 mutation prominent in Northern Nevada in early 2020

University of Nevada, Reno genomics and microbiology research gives snapshot from March to June 2020 of SARS-CoV-2 and regional introduction of an unusual mutation

Subhash Verma working in his microbiology laboratory
3/1/2021

A shared humanity

Four leaders in the College of Science share their perspectives on success, leadership and identity

Abstract image of College of Science Dean's office door.
2/24/2021

Orvis School of Nursing Online Graduate Program Ranked Among Nation's Best

U.S. News and Review ranks Orvis School of Nursing online master's program as top 100 online nursing programs in the country

Orvis School of Nursing master programs enhance nurse's professional skills
2/22/2021

School of Community Health Sciences publishes study on sugar-sweetened beverage taxes

Research points to a proactive shift that halts the spread of preemption and begins the task of overturning existing health policy statues

Grocery store shelves stocked with varying flavors and colors of soda cans.
2/18/2021

Titanium and ultraviolet light powerful combination against SARS-CoV-2 virus

University of Nevada, Reno team developing surface and air disinfectant technology

lab worker testing covid disinfectant
2/12/2021

Free kits available to test your home for cancer-causing gas

Extension offers free radon test kits at offices statewide

a radon test kit
2/9/2021

Feb. 9 Gardening in Nevada class provides container and indoor gardening tips

Extension teams up with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer this free series online

genovese basil growing in a plastic food container
2/3/2021

Nursing Graduate Accepts Oncology Job On 5-Year Anniversary of Being Cancer Free

Haley Carroll graduated from Orvis School of Nursing in December 2020. Just five years earlier Haley was battling cancer unsure of her future.

Haley Carroll sit in grass with nursing student uniform on
1/27/2021

Are there still things we don’t know about the COVID-19 vaccine?

Drs. Mark Riddle and Trudy Larson, along with Diana Sande from the Nevada Public Health Training Center, break down important information about coronavirus vaccines

Head shots of Mark Riddle M.D., Dr.P.H., UNR Med professor and associate dean of clinical research; Trudy Larson, M.D., dean of the School of Community Health Sciences; and Diana Sande, Nevada Public Health Training Center communications manager, School of Community Health Sciences, who are presentiing science-based information about the COVID-19 vaccine.
1/26/2021

Mayo Clinic Cardiologist and alumna Lisa LeMond gives time, hope comfort when hearts fail

The College of Science recognizes exceptional alumna Lisa LeMond.

Sean Casey, pictured here with Lisa LeMond at the 2019 College of Science and Mackay School Distinguished Alumni of the Year event.
12/21/2020

Nevada researchers study cattle microRNA effects on meat quality, human health

Team combines agriculture and nutrition programs with bioinformatics and molecular medicine

cattle grazing
12/21/2020

Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) chapter launched at the University of Nevada, Reno

Students launch a new club aimed at increasing diversity in the field of medicine

Two students pose for a photo at a club fair to promote the new MAPS club on campus last spring.
12/16/2020

Graduates of Public Health Virtual Hooding Ceremony 2020

Spring, summer, and fall graduates of public health were honored in a virtual hooding ceremony on December 4, 2020.

Dr. Julie Smith-Gagen and new Ph.D. graduate Dr. Larissa White
12/4/2020

University honors Fall 2020 Senior Scholar recipients

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 9 graduates with top grade-point average

Morrill Hall on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno
12/3/2020

For a lifetime of giving back, our sincere gratitude

Dr. Rex Baggett recently established the Dean’s Benevolence Fund to help medical students, but his legacy of giving goes back more than 50 years

A photo of Dr. Baggett, who recently established the Dean’s Benevolence Fund to help medical students cope with unexpected or extreme financial burdens.
12/1/2020

#COVIDCrew partners with DoughBoys Donuts

Climate survey results seek to understand COVID-19 impacts; mask sales continue to support relief fund

Blue Wolf Pack Paw donut with a white Nevada logoed water bottle.
11/20/2020

COVID-19 is still very much with us. Now what?

Nevada State Public Health Laboratory Director Mark Pandori, Ph.D., and Student Health Center Medical Director Cheryl Hug-English, M.D., discuss the latest in SARS-CoV-2 testing, developments, and health and safety

A portrait of Nevada State Public Health Laboratory Director Mark Pandori, Ph.D., and Student Health Center Medical Director Cheryl Hug-English, M.D.
11/10/2020

Nevada Public Health Training Center Leads the State in Cultural Competency

The NVPHTC develops a mandated cultural competency training for healthcare facilities

group of diverse women walking together
11/6/2020

Nevada Public Health Training Center raising money for COVID Relief Fund

#COVIDCrew delivers supplies to families in need

The Nevada Public Health Training Center’s #COVIDCrew stands on stairs with face coverings socially distanced.
11/5/2020

Medical students help Reno’s homeless and underserved amid COVID-19

Students help transient and low socioeconomic populations gain access to health and hygiene products

A photo of UNR Med's Health and Hygiene Student Interest Group leaders posing with kits of health and hygiene products for underserved populations.
11/3/2020

Nevada Public Health Training Center launches ‘Protect the Pack’ COVID-19 communications campaign

Campaign includes collaborative videos with University President Sandoval and former Nevada Wolf Pack basketball player Jordan Caroline

A person washes their hands in a sink with soap.
10/29/2020

Leslie Baker of UNR Med’s Sanford Center for Aging is founding president of Nevada Pharmacy Alliance

New group will provide advocacy, continuing education for pharmacists, techs and students

Person about to pick medicine from medicine organizer. Photo by Laurynas Mereckas.
10/21/2020

What is health literacy?

Health Literacy Month is here, and Dr. Alexandra Watson breaks down what that means and why it's important

A photo of a doctor discussing health care with a patient.
10/13/2020

COVID-19 rapid test has successful lab results, research moves to next stages

University of Nevada, Reno engineers and virologists team up for novel approach

Timsy Uppal and Bhaskar Vadlamani
10/13/2020

Diversity in health care starts at the beginning

Amid Hispanic Heritage Month, UNR Med honors the importance of diversity in health care

A photo of CBESS mentor and UNR Med medical student Sergio Trejo teaching neuroanatomy to students during the first CBESS event in July 2019.
10/6/2020

Research shows locals in favor of expanding smoke-free laws to include casinos and bars

University Assistant Professor Eric Crosbie led Washoe County research project

white cigarette burning on white wall
10/5/2020

Cleaning for COVID-19: Are household disinfectants and sanitizers harmful to our health?

Assistant Professors Li Li and Dingsheng Li from the School of Community Health Sciences break down how our exposure to home cleaning products has increased and what that means

Hands in yellow cleaning gloves spraying disinfectant on a bathroom faucet
9/29/2020

The School of Community Health Sciences looks for public health heroes to join the program

The School of Community Health Sciences will be featured in a virtual graduate fair on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students in the UNR library
9/17/2020

COVID contact tracing: the people behind the calls

School of Community Health Sciences provides critical COVID-19 services through its Nevada Public Health Training Center

Nevada Public Health Training Center disease investigators Dulce Leyva, Cynthia Cabrales, seated, and Luis Godoy, standing, in a shaded courtyard at the Washoe County District Health facility in Reno.
9/16/2020

Extension aims to help older adults stay healthy amid COVID-19

Healthy aging specialist and team collaborate with others to help meet the needs of Nevada seniors

Natalie Mazzullo
9/11/2020

UNR Med students create a healthy curriculum for Washoe County high school students

A team of third-year medical students is teaching preventative care and healthy lifestyle choices

A socially distanced group photo of 10 medical students who are creating and teaching curriculum on preventative care and healthy lifestyle choices for high school students.
9/8/2020

UNPACKED: leader, advocate & protector of the public’s health Trudy Larson, M.D.

Dean of the School of Community Health Sciences talks about women in medicine, COVID’s impact on the medical profession and saying ‘yes’ to possibilities in latest podcast

Trudy Larson, M.D.
9/2/2020

What's important to know about fruit-flavored drinks? | ¿Qué es importante saber sobre las bebidas con sabor a frutas?

100% fruit juice is a healthier choice | El jugo 100% de frutas es una opción más saludable

A glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice on a table next to fresh orange slices
8/31/2020

Extension program officer continues health education through virtual learning

Brittany Henderson joins Extension to enhance health literacy in school

Brittany Henderson
8/28/2020

Nevada State Public Health Lab-led team studying COVID-19 reinfection

Fighting the pandemic: University of Nevada, Reno research effort continues with early, genomics-based evidence of reinfection

A technician at work in the Nevada State Public Health Lab
8/27/2020

What’s important to know about flavored waters sold in stores? | ¿Qué es importante saber sobre las aguas saborizadas que se venden en las tiendas?

Not all flavored waters sold in stores are healthy choices | No todas las aguas saborizadas que se venden en las tiendas son opciones saludables

A glass of homemade raspberry flavored water with green garnish
8/24/2020

Now more than ever, it’s important our students know how to LiveWell

8/20/2020

Working to protect the public’s health

EPA awards $800,000 to the School of Community Health Sciences for research into the distribution of chemicals within the body

Lab technician's gloved hands holds an instrument putting a chemical substance into a vial.
8/18/2020

How can I help my family make healthier drink choices? | ¿Como puedo ayudar a mi familia a elegir bebidas más saludables?

It’s as simple as Whoa, Slow, Go! | ¡Es tan simple como Whoa, Slow, Go!

A bottle of milk and a glass of milk with a brightly colored straw sitting on a wooden table
8/17/2020

Youth increase cultural awareness through online culinary arts program

4-H virtual lessons also incorporate chemistry and science concepts

Sarah Monique Somma with rice dish
8/12/2020

How do sugary drinks affect weight? | ¿Cómo afectan al peso las bebidas azucaradas?

Three reasons why sugary drinks may increase weight gain | Tres razones por las cuales las bebidas azucaradas pueden causar aumento de peso

Three sugary fruity drinks in canning jars, each with a colorful bendy straw
8/10/2020

Research ‘rock star’ has advanced gastroenterology science and scientists

Celebrating the impressive record of scientific advancements, funding and mentorship of Kent Sanders, Nevada’s 2020 Distinguished Researcher

Portrait photo of Kent Sanders, Nevada's 2020 Distinguished Researcher
8/6/2020

Tekscan interviews University's sports related concussion research team

Madison Taylor, Philip Pavilionis, and Nicholas Murray discuss their current research in sports related concussions

Alyssa Rubin,Madison Taylor, Philip Pavilionis, and Nicholas Murray on a video call
8/5/2020

Should kids have drinks with caffeine? | ¿Deben tomar bebidas con cafeína los niños?

Caffeine can be over-looked by parents and others that care for small children | Cafeína puede que sea pasada por alto por los padres y otras personas que cuidan a los niños pequeños

A hand holds a full coffee mug by the handle above a wooden table
8/3/2020

Parallels & lessons learned: HIV/AIDS and COVID-19

Dr. Trudy Larson presents at TedX Reno

Dr. Trudy Larson presenting at TEDx Reno
7/15/2020

Health District and University release COVID-19 antibody study results

Study estimates indicate the number of COVID-19 infections is higher than reported

UNR Med students conduct COVID-19 antibody testing
7/8/2020

Extension offers online session to help ag producers and others manage stress

COVID-19 causing stress and mental health challenges to nation’s farmers and ranchers

Farmer harvesting carrots
7/2/2020

Health care alumni share stories from the front lines

From why they entered the field to what a "regular" shift looks like, these alumni open up about their lives during the pandemic

Brittany Toalson, CNA and Jessica Lamb '12 , RN. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Lamb)
6/19/2020

Dr. Trudy Larson Presenting at TedX Reno

TedX Reno webcast will be held virtually on June 27, 2020 from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm PDT

Red Ted X Sign
6/19/2020

Local COVID-19 Heroes of Public Health: Making Health Happen

The School of Community Health Sciences is proud to highlight the faculty, students, and alumni who are working relentlessly to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in our community.

Headshot of Dana Loomis
6/12/2020

Peter Reed delivers compelling testimony to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging

Peter Reed shares the success of the Nevada CAN and NEST Collaborative programs

Headshot of Peter Reed
6/12/2020

What is aphasia?

June is Aphasia Awareness Month, a national campaign dedicated to increasing public awareness about the language disorder and recognizing people who are living with or caring for people with aphasia.

In a Not Alone Aphasia Communication Group, aphasia participants practice communication using multiple platforms.
6/2/2020

Jerome M. Adams graduation message

Congratulations to 2020 public health graduates: a message from the U.S. Surgeon General

US Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams
5/26/2020

First-ever virtual hooding ceremony commemorates UNR Med’s 63 newest doctors

Final medical school milestone goes digital with virtual graduation

A collage of photos of UNR Med's Class of 2020 graduates being hooded.
5/14/2020

The Ozmen Institute for Global Studies presents a COVID-19 webinar

Global Health Challenges: The Coronavirus Pandemic, 10-11 a.m., Friday, May 15

" Four experts discuss the ramifications of COVID-19 across disciplines.

5/13/2020

David Wilson remembered for innovative cancer research in nutrition field

Wilson worked extensively with the University for over 20 years in the Department of Nutrition

David Wilson
5/13/2020

Healthy drinks during quarantine | Bebidas saludables durante la cuarentena

To help keep your family hydrated and feeling their best during this time, skip the sugary drinks | Para ayudar a mantener a su familia hidratada y a sentirse lo mejor posible durante este tiempo omita las bebidas azucaradas

Two glasses of water on a wood table next to a green garnish, one glass with red raspberries and one with blueberries.
5/12/2020

Take measures to stay healthy while reaping benefits of outdoor physical activity

Weather and Phase 1 present opportunity to enjoy outdoors

two men ascending a hiking trail while at least 6 feet apart
5/8/2020

In classroom or on Zoom, Tibbitts winners impacting students' lives

Amy Fitch and Elena Pravosudova are 2020 Tibbitts Teaching Excellence award winners

Tibbitts Award winner Amy Fitch Zooms with her CHS 440 class
5/5/2020

Physical activity is a strong benefit during COVID-19

Extension provides information on how to help yourself and others

a woman wearing a mask while walking a dog
5/5/2020

Use COVID-19 time at home to foster healthy family relationships

University of Nevada, Reno Extension provides information on avoiding strife, improving communication

Asian family of four eating dinner at a table
4/30/2020

Genomics sequencing of Nevada COVID-19 samples is under way

University’s Nevada Genomics Center joins with State Health Lab and School of Medicine researchers to advance scientific knowledge of novel coronavirus through DNA sequencing

Dr. Paul Hartley sits at genomics sequencing machine in laboratory
4/29/2020

Watch out for junk science amid COVID-19

University gives tips for recognizing unfounded health and nutrition claims

a red flag fluttering in the breeze
4/28/2020

Victory garden starter kits provide hope during pandemic

Extension helps families begin growing their own food during shelter-in-place order

Seed packets displayed on wall
4/21/2020

Meeting COVID-19 challenges: Understand dates on food labels before discarding

With some items becoming harder to come by, University of Nevada, Reno nutritionist offers clarification

eggs in a carton
4/15/2020

How should I prepare for a telemedicine appointment?

Drs. Eckert, Baker and Hagen offer tips for getting the most out of your virtual doctor visits.

A patient and his health care provider are pictured during a telehealth consultation.
4/14/2020

UNR Med students contribute to health care workforce

Volunteers assist with COVID-19 testing and screening

UNR Med fourth-year medical student Nicholas Andrew assists with drive-through COVID-19 testing at the University Health Internal Medicine appointment-only drive-through location.
4/10/2020

University dean selected for state’s new Medical Advisory Team

Dean of the School of Community Health Sciences Trudy Larson is one of five members on medical expert team

" "In this rapidly developing situation, it is critical that we turn to those with expertise in infection control and public health to guide our decision-making, and I have full confidence that we’ve assembled the right team for the job."

4/9/2020

Extension offers online education and resources for Nevada communities

Programs go virtual this month to keep communities informed and engaged amid COVID-19 outbreak

Susan McClain standing behind a table covered with fresh ingredients and cutting boards
4/7/2020

How can I confront coronavirus racism?

School of Medicine Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Nicole Jacobs, recommends methods for dealing with biased behavior, whether you are the intended recipient or a witness.

Headshot of the Author Dr. Jacobs
3/31/2020

What does it take to receive a National Science Foundation CAREER award?

The latest prestigious early-career awards will advance research in wildfire-smoke forecasting, battery performance and understanding brain function

Matteo Aureli, Mohammed Ben-Idris and Jamie Voyles-Ensor are panel presentation speakers.
3/30/2020

Campus labs supplying equipment for School of Medicine use and patient care

University banding together to provide medical supplies for COVID-19 care – more supplies needed

Jennie Parker and Chris Pritsos standing beside delivered personal protective equipment supplies
3/27/2020

What should we be eating to help us resist the coronavirus?

University of Nevada, Reno dietitian provides research-based information

Boy holding plate of dairy while girl points to dairy section of MyPlate graphic
3/26/2020

What is Doctors' Day?

National Doctors’ Day was first observed in 1933 in Winder, Georgia to celebrate the contributions of physicians as healers, teachers and scholars. In honor of Doctors’ Day, we asked UNR Med and University Health physician leaders to share some of their own inspirations and experiences.

Headshots of the med professors in this article. Dr Hagen Dr. Schwenk, Dr. Piaseki and Dr. Coppes
3/24/2020

Ten Things You Should Know About Match Day

Match Day is one of the most significant milestones in the life of a physician.

A UNR Med medical student places a pin on the Match Day map.
3/10/2020

Are energy drinks bad for children?

University expert Chenin Treftz Nickel discusses the health risks caffeine and sugar pose to children.

Girl drinking from a park's water fountain
3/10/2020

All is well at the Student Health Center

After 118 years, the student-funded facility remains a vital resource providing comprehensive care to record numbers of students.

The words "Student Health Center" are on the right wall of a hallway with the entrance door on the left
3/4/2020

How do I maintain a healthy heart?

Dr. Lorrel Brown Toft, M.D. breaks down easy ways to keep track of your heart health and improve it

Dr. Lorrel Toft, associate professor and cardiologist, makes a heart with her hands
2/18/2020

A match made in medical school

UNR Med Student Outreach Clinic involvement sparks medical student romance, leads to marriage

Aradhana Mehta and Lance Horner posing for a cute photo in which Aradhana is being held up in her medical school graduation attire by Lance, who is in a suit
2/14/2020

Undergraduate Research: growing interest, growing support, new director

Tanya Kelley named to guide the range of programs and services to encourage pursuit of research, scholarly and creative activities by undergraduates

Tanya Kelley and Scott Mensing at the Fall 2019 Community Based Research Symposium
2/11/2020

Workshops offered for creating pie fillings and for pickling products

Extension offers food preservation workshops Feb. 21 and 26

Apple pie on glass plate with serving utensil
2/6/2020

A heartfelt welcome

Dr. Lorrel Toft joins cardiovascular teams at UNR Med and Carson Tahoe Health

Dr. Lorrel Toft making a heart with her hands
2/6/2020

Tests indicate Lincoln County residents at greater risk of exposure to radon

"Lincoln County knew and experienced the dangers of radiation in the form of hazardous fallout from the Nevada Test Site, but an even bigger radiation hazard exists today."

Lung cancer on a chest x-ray
1/30/2020

Graduate students help 4-H youth discover the excitement of science

Students in Nevada Biosciences Association lead experiments to encourage 4-H youth to pursue STEM

4-H campers doing an experiment on seedlings with graduate student
1/27/2020

Carson Valley Middle School student places first in Nevada Radon Poster Contest

Winners for the Nevada Radon Poster Contest announced

" Invisible Reaper takes first in 11th annual Nevada Radon Poster Contest hosted by University of Nevada, Reno Exension's Nevada Radon Education Program.

1/23/2020

Extension’s Gardening in Nevada classes return in February

University teams up with Washoe Parks and Bartley Ranch to offer free series

Hand picking fruit from tree
1/22/2020

A tribute to our Nevada Medicine Weekly editor, colleague and friend, Roseann Langlois

Roseann Langlois
1/7/2020

How much do businesses providing health care help Nevada's rural economies?

University experts discuss five ways the rural health care sector brings in millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs for rural Nevada counties

A registered dietetian working with a young person
12/18/2019

University teaches nutrition to American Indian and rural kindergarteners

Paper published about research and impact on kindergarten student health knowledge

Staci Emm
12/17/2019

How do I tell if there’s added sugar in my drink? ¿Cómo puedo saber si mi bebida contiene azúcar agregado?

Reading the ingredients list is the best way to tell if your drink has added sugar. | La mejor manera de saber si su bebida contiene azúcar agregado es leer la lista de ingredientes.

Two bottled drinks, one clear and one red
11/26/2019

How much water does my family need? ¿Cuánta agua necesita mi familia?

Water needs vary by age, sex, physical activity level and environmental factors. | La necesidad de agua varía según la edad, el sexo, el nivel de actividad física y los factores ambientales.

boy drinking water from a bottle with a straw
11/21/2019

Cohort completes inaugural Sponsored Projects Academy

Program better connects individuals to the bigger picture: the administrative processes, network and impact of the research enterprise

Posed are the 20+ participants in the final Sponsored Projects Academy session
11/19/2019

Why is it important to limit 100% fruit juice? ¿Por qué es importante limitar el jugo de fruta 100%?

Nutrients in juice are not the same as whole fruit. | Los nutrientes en el jugo no son lo mismo que la fruta entera.

woman holding out a glass of orange juice
11/14/2019

Should you buy drinks with added electrolytes? ¿Debe comprar bebidas con electrolitos añadidos?

Electrolytes play important roles in the body, and many drinks have added electrolytes. Are these drinks worth the extra cost? | Los electrolitos tienen funciones importantes en el cuerpo, y muchas bebidas tienen electrolitos añadidos. ¿Vale la pena pagar el costo adicional de estas bebidas?

child drinking from a bottle of water
11/7/2019

Cell lines and antibody commercialized through reagent licensing program

Two School of Medicine laboratories are University’s first to participate in program that helps deliver discoveries to the marketplace

Researchers pose for photo from two UNR Med laboratories who are University’s first to participate in program that helps deliver discoveries to the marketplace.
11/4/2019

What is whooping cough?

Sarah Hand, M.D., assistant professor, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine, explains the signs, symptoms and prevention of whooping cough, also known as pertussis.

A person in a hoodie sleeping on a couch with a colorful blanket
10/23/2019

OSEP awards $1.3 million to special education professor to advance interdisciplinary personnel preparation

Grant awarded to Assistant Professor Lindsay Diamond in the College of Education to collaborate with Associate Professor Abbie Olszewski in the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Associate Professor Abbie Olszewski and Assistant Professor Lindsay Diamond
10/22/2019

Center for Urban Water Conservation celebrating 25 years of research

Public invited to tours, demonstrations, plant and produce sales

Participants listening to an orchard demonstration
10/14/2019

Cancer-causing gas awareness contest offers cash prize

Nevada Radon Poster Contest 2020 is now open to students

Ana Marquez posing with award
10/8/2019

Nevada Field Day 2019 provides hands-on activities and demonstrations

University experts showcase research, activities and programs at fall festival

two women at field day giving a thumbs-up
10/7/2019

What is unaddressed trauma, and how does it affect us?

If you are struggling with trauma, it's important to know help is out there. Barbara Kohlenberg, Ph.D., explains.

Man and woman embrace sadly
10/1/2019

Nevada 4-H youth to compete at State Expo and celebrate National 4-H Week 2019

University of Nevada, Reno Extension brings back State Expo after hiatus

4H youth showing sheep at a fair
9/23/2019

Community leaders, science experts featured at 2019 Global Climate Change Summit

The Sept. 23 conference will discuss how climate change is impacting Nevada

Red Rock Canyon Rocks
9/18/2019

UNR Med students mentor next generation of bilingual health care providers

University program works with bilingual youth to recruit and train a more diverse network of health care professionals in Nevada.

CBESS mentor and University of Nevada, Reno senior Ryan Becker and high school mentees Anthony Antelo from the Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology in Reno and Miguel Pacheco from Silver State High School in Carson City examine a sheep brain during a three-week residential program encouraging bilingual youth to pursue careers in health care.
9/16/2019

How can I help someone considering suicide?

Learn how you can help – or get help – from the Rev. Suzanne Watson, M.D., a third-year psychiatry resident at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and an ordained Episcopal priest.

A student takes notes sitting under a large tree on the University Quad. Morrill Hall is in the background, and it is autumn, so the leaves are changes.
9/10/2019

Do I need a primary care provider?

Alexandra Watson, ’17 M.D., University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine family medicine chief resident, discusses the ins and outs of primary care providers.

A doctor works with a patient who is holding a medical device
9/9/2019

Who needs to be knowledgeable about wildfires? Everyone!

Dr. Sam Dugan from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine drops some knowledge about wildfires – especially smoke, survival and situational awareness

A burning forest with blackened trees, clouds of smoke, and flames in the background
8/29/2019

Free local food markets presentation to discuss community impact

Extension welcomes guest speaker Dawn Thilmany from Colorado State University

A box full of locally grown vegetables, including yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, radish, and tomatoes
8/29/2019

National leader in renal disease joins University

Dietician and Nutritionist David St-Jules joins the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

David St-Jules posing in front of trees
8/19/2019

UNR Med welcomes incoming class with White Coat Ceremony

New medical students begin classes Monday, August 19

UNR Med White Coat Ceremony 2019
8/16/2019

Ahmad Itani named associate vice president for research

His career studying and improving engineering of bridges now shifts to building connections to resources, opportunities, colleagues

Faculty member and student in front of research-project poster
8/8/2019

Are my online health records safe?

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Family Medicine Chief Resident Alexandra Watson, M.D., breaks down the safety of your online medical records

7/25/2019

Food as medicine: UNR Med integrates nutrition into med school curriculum

Nutrition awareness, education and practice stressed in new Medical Nutrition Initiative for future physicians

Misha Fotoohi and classmates, one with a mixing bowl, laughing while cooking
7/2/2019

Before the bag of frozen peas: How does a vasectomy work?

Daniel Spogen, M.D., chair of UNR Med Family and Community Medicine, explains vasectomy methods, procedures and recovery

A male doctor in Nevada blue scrubs talks to a male patient
6/20/2019

Graduate of the Pack: Ana Nunez Zepeda, nutrition instructor

"It’s important that there are people doing what I do because we can help our community by teaching them how to have a healthy lifestyle."

Nunez Zepeda at booth
6/10/2019

Spring Commencement 2019: 'Catch your breath for a moment ... but don't stop'

Record number of degrees, 3,201, conferred during University's 129th Commencement

Happy graduate waving
5/20/2019

UNR Med students prove the couple who studies together, excels together

David and Karissa Wasiak balance marriage and medical school

Two graduates pose in their commencement regalia, holding a cell phone displaying a photo with the two of them dressed as bride and groom on their wedding day
5/17/2019

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine graduates 63 new doctors

Ceremony marked the completion of undergraduate medical education for the medical students, who now enter residency training

Graduates in black robes and green stoles standing on a stage
5/17/2019

Exploring the future of food production on Earth … and in space

Jeff Harper named Nevada’s Distinguished Career Researcher for his significant work addressing the global, food-security challenge

Jeff Harper in his biochemistry laboratory.
5/3/2019

Carson Valley student places second in National Radon Poster Contest

Ana Marquez awarded for poster urging communities to test for radon

4/10/2019

$11 million grant advances research at the forefront of cardiovascular disease

Biggest Little Research: Significant NIH Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence support builds on molecular and cellular expertise to address the leading cause of death

Seven faculty members view demonstration of a large-size "two-photon" microscope
4/9/2019

Institute for Neuroscience to help a multidisciplinary center of excellence become even stronger

James Kenyon named director of University of Nevada, Reno institute designed to complement and extend the energy, experience and potential in the neurosciences

2 faculty member sitting at desk in office with neuroscience-related images on the computer screens
4/1/2019

Epidemiologist conducts largest representative study of emergency respiratory visits

Associate Professor Matthew Strickland helps inform National Ambient Air Quality Standards

Matthew Strickland
3/29/2019

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine celebrates 50 years of medical education and research excellence

The certificate of commendation presented by U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto for the the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s 50th anniversary
3/25/2019

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine marks 50th anniversary with unparalleled celebration

Community commemorates 50 years of excellence in medical education and research with Golden Gala

UNR Med Dean, Dr. Thomas L. Schwenk gives remarks at a podium.
3/16/2019

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine fourth-year medical students receive residency assignments

UNR Med Class of 2019 at Match Day 2019
3/15/2019

How do heart attack symptoms differ in men and women?

Dr. Neda Etezadi-Amoli, FACOG, assistant professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, discusses heart health.

Dr. Neda Etezadi-Amoli speaking about heart health
2/14/2019

Building research infrastructure: Investment in Core Labs

New directors named to centers for bioinformatics and genomics

Paul Hartley and Yanji Xu in genomics lab
1/29/2019

University researchers working to combat the growing drug-resistance challenge

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services funded further development and implementation of data analysis software designed to identify and anticipate antimicrobial resistance

Multiple prescription bottles with one tipped over in the foreground and pills in front of it.
1/23/2019

UNR Med expands health care services in northern Nevada

New clinical and education building to open early 2020

745 West Moana Lane
1/15/2019

Research on sperm transportation reveals new cause of male infertility

UNR Med-led research team corrects a 150-year-old wrong concept regarding sperm transport; findings could lead to new treatment for male infertility

Yan lab male infertility research
1/14/2019

Yumei Feng named Research and Innovation Leadership Fellow

UNR Med faculty member and biomedical researcher looks forward to immersive research administration experience

Dr. Yumei Feng sitting in her office with book shelves in the background
1/2/2019

University Libraries, partners using Virtual Reality to revolutionize medical education

University Libraries at the University of Nevada, Reno, along with UNR Med, Renown and several University Departments are working together to revolutionize nursing and medical education at Nevada.

Libraries Multimedia Specialist Michelle Rebaleati works with "SIM Mom" at UNR Med to compose the shot for the 360-degree, 3D virtual reality footage she and colleague Luka Starmer created for the research study
12/31/2018

UNR Med doctor treats Reno woman with rabies vaccine after wild monkey bite turns dream South African vacation into nightmare

Dr. Steven Zell, leading provider of travel medicine, treats patient from a half a world away

Lisa Leiden, Dr. Steven Zell and Dr. Khazi Nayeemuddin pose for a photo.
9/27/2018

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine receives $2M grant award for preterm birth research

Iain Buxton, Pharm.D., foundation professor, Pharmacology; Craig Ulrich, Ph.D., research assistant professor, Pharmacology and Heather Burkin, Ph.D., assistant professor, Pharmacology.
9/24/2018

University adds 13 new academic programs

New programs range from a minor in graphic design to a B.S. in biotechnology

Students study with each other.
9/20/2018

Ensure food safety by testing pressure canner gauges before canning

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offers gauge testing for food safety

Hot water pouring into a jar of vegetables
9/18/2018

Nevada Radon Poster Contest open to students

Collaborative effort seeks to raise awareness of dangers of odorless gas that causes lung cancer

8/22/2018

NevadaFIT: Freshman Intensive Transition boot camp begins

More than 1,700 incoming freshman – nearly half of all University of Nevada, Reno freshmen – to participate in program designed to increase college success

Seven students in white NevadaFIT T-shirst pose for a photo while gathered on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
8/17/2018

Orvis Emerita faculty deployed to Kilauea volcanic eruption

Orvis Emerita faculty Bernadette Longo is an expert on health effects from volcanic air pollution and joined a U.S. Department of Interior Strategic Sciences Group in Kilauea

Lava flow in Kilauea swallows paved road with trees and a mailbox in the foreground and flames in the background
8/13/2018

Global impact: new list of essential in vitro diagnostics includes work of UNR Med professor

Rapid-diagnostic test based on research and commercialized discovery by Thomas Kozel is named to World Health Organization’s Model List

Professor Tom Kozel talks with a colleague in a laboratory.
6/18/2018

UNR Med announces new Physician Assistant Studies Program

Program combats shortage of Nevada healthcare providers and improves healthcare access

UNR Med officials pose for a photo at the PA Studies Program open house.
6/15/2018

Center for Advanced Studies advocates for researchers

Past University research honorees offer faculty community a voice on campus and beyond

Researcher shines light on a test tube in a darkened lab
6/13/2018

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine opens new Women’s Health Center to serve Reno & Northern Nevada

A group of UNR Med Women's Health Center staff pose for a photo.
6/5/2018

UNR Med produces triple physician legacies in class of 2018

Six UNR Med School doctors pose for a photo during the 2018 spring hooding ceremony
5/22/2018

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine graduates 69 new doctors

UNR Med Class of 2018 ready to make a positive impact

President Johnson shakes hands with a UNR Med graduate
5/21/2018

Tibbitts Award winners Richard and Townsend share passion for teaching

Shannon Richard of Nursing and Dianna Townsend of Education are the 2018 Tibbitts Award winners

Dianna Townsend is awarded the Tibbitts Award
5/3/2018

$2 million awarded for path to new diabetes treatment

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine researcher finds molecular link between Type 2 diabetes and obesity that may lead to new targeted drug treatments

Seungil Ro uses a high-end microscope in his lab.
4/17/2018

New website provides resources to help prevent early childhood obesity

Cooperative Extension website offers research, resources, curricula, activities and materials

A teacher and elementary kids jumping while waving colorful scarves
3/12/2018

Five myths about HPV and cervical cancer

Misinformation is dangerous. Debunking these human papillomavirus myths could save your life.

Computer generated image of viruses
2/9/2018

New surgery department expands training for University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine students

Dr. James Harris and Dr. Lori Rawson named surgery co-chairs

Lori Rawson and James Harris pose in front of a black drape
2/7/2018

Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. receives Washoe County Medical Society Community Service Award

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. honored for service to community

Washoe County Medical Society President Andrew V. Pasternak, IV, M.D. (left) presents University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. (right) with a Community Service Award that recognizes UNR Med's community engagement and contributions.
2/1/2018

Carson Valley student places first in National Radon Poster Contest

Jacob Pipho awarded for poster urging communities to test for radon

1/26/2018

Presentations teach radon safety and offer free radon test kits

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offers free test kits at public meetings statewide

A radon test kit
12/28/2017

New grant to attract bilingual Spanish-English high school students for careers in healthcare

$1.25 million Science Education Partnership Award received by the Raggio Research Center for work aiming to bring linguistic diversity to STEM-focused fields in Nevada

Four students celebrate at Commencement. One student's graduation cap says, "Como Prometido BSN"
12/5/2017

Orvis students reach vulnerable seniors with nutritional information

Recipes, cooking utensils, menus distributed at Nov. 16 event at Washoe County Senior Center

Orvis students at HOPES
12/4/2017

Orvis School of Nursing demonstrates the importance of reading nutrition food labels

Sugar content of international beverages discussed at Night of All Nations

Two Orvis School of Nursing Students at the Night of All Nations event
11/22/2017

Two faculty members named AAAS Fellows

David Leitner and Wei Yan receive national recognition for their distinguished contributions to science

Wei Yan and David Leitner pictured in their classrooms
11/21/2017

Two Orvis School of Nursing faculty named as Fellows

Wei-Chen Tung, Lisa Thomas inducted into prestigious American Academy of Nursing

Lisa Thomas and Wei-Chen Tung
11/7/2017

College of Science students speak at the 2017 Scholarship Luncheon

Scholarship recipients met with donors at the annual College of Science Scholarship Luncheon

Student Brian Huynh speaks to a crowd of guests at the College of Science Scholarship Luncheon
10/26/2017

Community Health Sciences now an independent academic unit

Programs growing; outreach efforts continuing

Students on campus.
9/21/2017

Orvis School of Nursing's Ruchala honored as 2017 Healthcare Hero

Recognized for her work as a community partner

Dean Patsy Ruchala
9/6/2017

Nevada Radon Poster Contest open to students

Collaborative effort seeks to raise awareness of dangers of odorless gas that causes lung cancer

2017 National Radon Poster Contest second place poster
8/30/2017

InNEVenture Fund enters second year of ramping up ideas and technologies for commercialization

Early-stage proof-of-concept funding applications now open for Nevada Research and Innovation Corporation program

Photographer in wet suit takes photos under water in Lake Tahoe
8/29/2017

New scholarship endowment continues support for health care

Myles' endowment will benefit medical students from northern Nevada, eastern California

Jean and Bob Myles
8/7/2017

Major, new high-performance computing cluster to advance research and industry

Technology leader Switch provides critical data-ecosystem infrastructure to power Pronghorn, the University's new cluster, and the regional economy

Collage includes artist's rendering of the Switch facility located east of Reno, known as The Citadel Campus, plus a laboratory work space and computer circuit board.
8/2/2017

Discovering family history at Savitt Medical Library

Medical bag belongs to faculty member's great-grandfather

Megan Swank with medical bag.
8/1/2017

UNR Med alumnus focuses on diversity and inclusion

Aims to increase diversity within UNR Med's applicant pool

Wilfredo Torres, M.D.
7/24/2017

Faculty and students come together to push for diversity and inclusion

Associate dean and new initiatives focused on diversity and inclusion at University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Associate Dean Jacobs and Chris Kloth discuss diversity initiatives
7/17/2017

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

Group of students and professors posing. 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

University Orvis School of Nursing dean receives lifetime achievement nursing award

Patsy Ruchala, dean of OSN, is recognized and awarded for her lifetime achievements and success in nursing

Patsy Ruchala, professor and dean of Orvis School of Nursing
6/29/2017

Researchers aim to repurpose former experimental cancer therapy to treat muscular dystrophy

UNR Med Professor of Pharmacology Dean Burkin is lead author on published findings conducted with NIH national center

Professor of Pharmacology Dean Burkin with his team, shown working in their lab.
6/13/2017

How do probiotics affect mood?

Professor Stanley Omaye defines probiotics and answers the question of how they might affect your mood

A collection of lab equipment with something green in a dish under a microscope
6/5/2017

Groundbreaking researcher, University supporter Hitchcock to receive Honorary Doctorate

Mick Hitchcock has not only done groundbreaking HIV treatment research, he's furthered University student success and research efforts

Mick Hitchcock
5/17/2017

University Med alumna to assume interim OB/GYN chair

Neda Etezadi-Amoli
5/10/2017

Are behavioral and mental health problems getting worse?

Foundation Professor of Psychology Steven Hayes explains the increase of mental and behavioral issues in the modern world

Psychology textbooks stacked on top of each other.
4/24/2017

How can you prevent or slow Alzheimer's?

Professor Jason Shearer from the University of Nevada, Reno Chemistry Department discusses Alzheimer's disease and ways to prevent or slow its progression

Two elderly men and a student worker at the University's Sanford Center for aging
4/3/2017

School of Medicine’s Class of 2017 learns residency match results

1/3 of class will enter primary care

2017 UNR Medical School Match Day
3/22/2017

School of Medicine publishes 2017 edition of the Nevada Rural and Frontier Health Book

Data relevant for policy makers, healthcare professionals, rural residents

Rural Nevada dirt road
2/28/2017

School of Medicine announces free March clinic dates

Clinics serve the medically uninsured of northern Nevada

Doctor checking a patient's heart with a stethoscope
2/23/2017

Local leaders to experience career of a medical student at School of Medicine program

Medical students to guide community leaders through an overview of the four-year medical school experience

Medical students examining a model human body
1/31/2017

School of Medicine announces free February clinic dates

Clinics serve the medically uninsured of northern Nevada

Medical Clinics
1/25/2017

Nevada Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety awards grant to University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Risk Taking Behaviors and Vehicular Crashes: Identifying behaviors and interventions

Cars driving down Virginia Street
1/20/2017

University professor and co-founder of local health center is an everyday hero

Thanks to Northern Nevada HOPES and Trudy Larson’s work with HIV/AIDS, a baby has not been born with HIV in northern Nevada for the past two decades

Trudy Larson with colleagues at Northern Nevada HOPES
1/3/2017

Learn how to reduce the radon health risk (2016)

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offers free test kits at public meetings statewide

12/27/2016

School of Medicine announces free November clinic dates

Clinics serve the medically uninsured of northern Nevada

Medical student practicing medicine on "patient"
10/20/2016

Dr. Bennet Omalu to speak at University of Nevada, Reno

Renowned pathologist discovered chronic brain injury in NFL players

Bennet Omalu
10/5/2016

Ruchala named dean of Orvis School of Nursing

Marks reinstatement of Orvis School of Nursing as independent school

Patsy Ruchala
9/29/2016

University adds 16 new academic programs

New programs range from a minor in geography geotechnologies to graduate certificates in nuclear packaging

Students listening to lecture in a classroom
9/23/2016

University ranked “top tier” public university for seventh consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report

University earns top tier ranking and cited as one of nation's fastest growing universities

University of Nevada, Reno ranked in top tier for the seventh consecutive year
9/21/2016

Sanford Center for Aging and University Galleries share art with aging Nevadans

Center and Galleries partner to create new program to encourage and enable arts participation for elders; kick-off meeting set for Sept. 19

A helper from Sanford Center for Aging assisting a woman in a wheelchair as the go through a museum together
9/15/2016

Nevada Radon Poster Contest open to students (2016)

Collaborative effort seeks to raise awareness of dangers of odorless gas that causes lung cancer

Uncle Radon
8/24/2016

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine rolls out new logo, branding campaign

New branding further clarifies the school’s affiliation, location and distinct role in the state

School of Medicine Brand Unveil Event
8/8/2016

School of Medicine announces free July clinic dates

Clinics served the medically uninsured of northern Nevada

Medical student examining a "patient"
6/30/2016

Combating Gender-Biased Violence

CASAT receives grant to further strengthen the University’s ability to address and prevent sexual assault, domestic and dating violence and stalking

6/27/2016

Nevada Scholars Signing Days celebrate 8 years

The University includes 50 National Merit Scholarship Finalists and 300 Presidential Scholars - and growing

2016 Douglas High Signing Day
6/23/2016

School of Medicine adds “Reno” to its name

Name change more closely aligns medical school to University of Nevada, Reno

William and Myriam Pennington Medical Education building
6/10/2016

Report documents School of Medicine’s contributions to Nevada’s economy

Study highlights regional economic impacts of medical education, research and patient care

School of Medicine logo
5/17/2016

2016 Foundation Professors announced

Greiner, Scott and Yan recognized at 'Honor the Best' ceremony

2016 Foundatioin Professors
5/11/2016

School of Medicine reports describe state physician, health care workforce numbers

“The Physician Workforce in Nevada – 2016 Edition" was released last month

School of Med logo
5/11/2016

University honors 2016 Spring Senior Scholar recipients

Colleges recognize students with top grade-point average at banquet May 11

5/9/2016

School of Medicine announces free May clinic dates

Student-run clinic serves Washoe County’s medically uninsured

School of Medicine
5/2/2016

School of Medicine and Renown Health partner to expand Internal Medical Services

Clinical integration aims to improve internal medicine care in northern Nevada

School of Medicine and Renown Health partners with Internal Medical Services, this integration aims to improve internal medicine care in the Northern Nevada community.
4/29/2016

Placing the Zika virus in a broader perspective

4/26/2016

School of Medicine names Chair of Pediatrics, Pediatrician-in-Chief for Renown Children’s Hospital

Leader brings significant research and education background to children’s health

Max Coppes
4/5/2016

Physician Assistant Program coming in 2017

New master’s will help grow number of healthcare professionals

Brian Lauf
2/24/2016

School of Medicine announces free March clinic dates

Serving the medically uninsured in Washoe County

School of Medicine
2/23/2016

School of Medicine names Fildes as chair of surgery department

Long-time Las Vegas trauma surgeon takes over department in midst of transition

Dr. Fildes
2/18/2016

Symposium to focus on expanding healthcare

Cultural Considerations in Healthcare to be held Feb. 22 and 23 at University of Nevada, Reno

School of Med
2/16/2016

Local leaders to experience career of a medical student at School of Medicine program

Media outlets invited to attend workshops at 10:45 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 16

Project Medical Education
2/10/2016

School of Medicine to host informational session for students interested in medicine

Keynote address targets aspiring physicians through personal accounts

aspiring physicians
1/20/2016

Nevada Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety awards traffic safety grant to School of Medicine

Risk Taking Behaviors and Vehicular Crashes: Identifying behaviors and interventions

12/17/2015

School of Medicine announces free January clinic dates

Serving the medically uninsured in Washoe County

12/17/2015

State of Nevada makes $3.8 million available to School of Medicine to improve research projects on women’s health

Funding available through settlement from pharmaceutical companies

11/2/2015

Hydroponic project finds multiple benefits for health and sustainability

Hydroponically grown food could help combat food deserts and other regions that are arid or affected by drought

10/28/2015

New chair at the University of Nevada, Reno's School of Medicine

Ivan Lopez appointed as chair of neurology at UNR School of Medicine and director of Renown Institute for Neurosciences

10/27/2015

‘A true college experience’ more than possible for recovering University students

Collegiate recovery program aims to illuminate the stigma of recovery and increase awareness and understanding of substance use disorders

9/29/2015

American Association of Medical Assistants to partner with the University to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

University's Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies will work collaboratively to prepare medical assistants

9/25/2015

Gearing up for 2015 fall semester with new academic programs

University adds programs ranging from cyber security minor to graduate programs in neuroscience

8/6/2015

University of Nevada School of Medicine, Aurora Diagnostics Western Pathology Announce Partnership

New Clinical and Educational Affiliation Will Enhance Learning For Medical School Students

6/29/2015

Researchers gain support and insights at the 2nd Annual Mountain West Clinical and Translational Research Meeting

School of Medicine, UNLV co-administer grant to foster research that will improve health

6/17/2015

School of Medicine physicians to provide medical care at Reno Rodeo

2015 Reno Rodeo participants can ride safely thanks to University's School of Medicine sports physicians

6/15/2015

University honors 2015 Foundation Professors

Names of outstanding teaching, research honorees to be engraved in the University’s granite pillars

From left to right: University Professors Indira Chatterjee, Mark Nichols and James Kenyon
5/14/2015