Noteworthy News

Noteworthy News

November 2016

Publications and Presentations

Christopher von Bartheld, M.D., professor of physiology and cell biology, published "Altered Protein Composition and Gene Expression in Strabismic Human Extraocular Muscles and Tendons" in the October 2016 issue of Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. The work resulted from a multidisciplinary collaboration between researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine; local and external ophthalmologists from Sierra Eye Associates in Reno, Nev. and Central South University Changsha, China; and the Mick Hitchcock Nevada Proteomics Center at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Christopher von Bartheld, M.D.

Subhash Verma, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology, published "One View: Time running out for cancer research funding" in the Nov. 23 edition of the Reno Gazette-Journal. "As a cancer researcher at the UNR's Center for Molecular Medicine, I depend on federal cancer research funding to continue my work evaluating the risks certain viruses pose in the formation of cancer," Verma said. "My research could save many lives in the future, but only if federal research funding continues."

Subhash Verma, Ph.D.

Faculty and Staff

Jennifer Carson, Ph.D., has been named director of the Gerontology Academic Program at the Sanford Center for Aging at the University of Nevada, Reno. In this role, Carson will serve as the strategic and operational leader for the Gerontology Academic Program (GAP), which offers a certificate and undergraduate minor in gerontology.

In addition to this new role, Carson holds a faculty appointment at the University of Nevada, Reno as a research assistant professor in the School of Community Health Sciences. She is also an associate with Cognitive Solutions, LLC, and a principal cast member in Dr. Bill Thomas' Age of Disruption Tour. With a strong commitment to partnerships and participatory approaches to both research and practice, her career and scholarship encompass gerontology, dementia, long-term care, culture change, and leisure and aging.

Jennifer Carson, Ph.D.

Kenneth Izuora, M.D., MBA, associate professor of internal medicine, was elected president of the Nevada Chapter of American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists on Sept. 25. Izuora had previously served a two-year term as the chapter's vice president. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists is a professional community of physicians specializing in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism committed to enhancing the ability of its members to provide the highest quality of patient care.

Kenneth Izuora, M.D., MBA

Steven C. Zell, M.D., professor of internal medicine, has been appointed program director of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's Primary Care Track Residency Program.

Zell has been with UNR Med for 33 years, training countless residents in the outpatient setting. Aware firsthand of the challenges that prevent post-graduates from seeking a career in outpatient medicine, Zell has created an innovative Primary Care Track curriculum, which provides post-graduate trainees the skills essential to feel comfortable in the primary care setting. Roughly 60-percent of training will be devoted to the outpatient setting, while still completing enough inpatient rotations to qualify for American Board of Internal Medicine certification. Recognizing a need for PC Track post-graduates to feel connected to a specific patient population, internal medicine faculty and trainees will share and care for a unique patient population using an enhanced primary care team approach.

Steven C. Zell, M.D.


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