University of Nevada, Reno announces new Physician Assistant Studies Program

Posted on June 15, 2018

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med), in partnership with Renown Health, today announced a new Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Program to meet the growing need for more healthcare professionals locally and statewide. The first class of 24 PA students begins instruction on July 2, 2018 at the University of Nevada, Reno Redfield Campus.

Renown Recognized for Commitment to Quality Stroke and Heart Failure Care

Posted on June 6, 2018

Renown Regional Medical Center has been honored once again by the American Heart Association for high quality heart and stroke care. Renown’s focus on quality and applying the most up-to-date, evidenced-based treatment guidelines improves patient outcomes, getting people home sooner and back to doing what they love. 

Healthy Nevada Project Genetic Testing at Reno City Hall

Posted on June 1, 2018

Now in phase two, the Healthy Nevada Project has expanded to an additional 40,000 northern Nevadans and will be coming to Reno City Hall on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 to provide genetic testing at no cost to study volunteers.

Establishing the Stacie Mathewson Behavioral Health & Addiction Institute at Renown

Posted on May 31, 2018

Mental health and addiction are two struggles well known in the Silver State. For the second straight year, Nevada ranked 51st in the nation according to Mental Health America’s 2018 State of Mental Health Report. Overall, Nevada has the highest prevalence of mental illness and substance use, combined with limited access to treatment and a shortage of care providers.

Fourth-year medical students present healing works of art at Artist in Residence Show & Reception, May 17

Posted on May 16, 2018

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) in collaboration with the Renown Health Foundation, will host an Artist in Residence Show & Reception. Artist in Residence is an elective available to select fourth-year medical students who work in artistic disciplines including visual, literary, musical, performing and video. 

Physician Assistant Studies program awarded accreditation

Posted on April 26, 2018

A new program to increase healthcare professionals for northern Nevada and the state has received the green light to move forward. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Program received Accreditation-Provisional by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education (ARC-PA). 

Medical Services Expand For Northern Nye County Residents

Posted on March 27, 2018

In a continued effort to provide access to critical health care services for Tonopah and the surrounding area, Northern Nye County Hospital District is excited to announce two collaborations that will expand services in the area. 

Healthy Nevada Project Announces Pilot Study Insights and Phase Two Enrollment

Posted on March 15, 2018

Eighteen months ago, northern Nevada made history welcoming a first-of-its-kind, community-based population health study combining clinical, genetic and environmental data with the goal of providing personalized, precision medicine for individuals while improving health statewide.

International Speaker Discusses Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Stigma

Posted on February 1, 2018

Nevada had the fifth highest suicide rate in the nation in 2016, with suicide claiming more than 600 lives in the Silver State. This heartbreaking statistic is one of many that shows behavioral health is critical to improving overall health in the Truckee Meadows.

Groundbreaking Population Health Study Will Open to 40,000 More Volunteers

Posted on January 9, 2018

Fifteen months after launching the state’s landmark Healthy Nevada Project, Renown Institute for Health Innovation (Renown IHI) is taking steps toward significantly expanding public enrollment in its community-based population health study. Today, executives and research team members announce they have partnered with personal genomics company, Helix for the next phase of the study expected to open enrollment this spring.