UNR School of Medicine Graduates New Doctors
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) graduated 63 new doctors last month. Six of the new doctors will remain in Northern Nevada for their graduate medical education. In addition, approximately 27 percent of UNR Med students are staying in Nevada for some part of their training and 43 percent of the students matched in primary care, helping fill a shortage in Nevada and across the United States. Since its founding in 1969, UNR Med has educated over 3,500 students, residents and fellows.
Nearly $2 Million Invested in Reno Startups
Last month, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) invested approximately $2 million in Reno startups. The funds were awarded at the Reno Venture Conference which brought together entrepreneurs, investors and community members to highlight the work of startups. Active angel investors evaluated 10 pre-seed and seed-stage startups for investment opportunities, five of which were awarded monies.
Nevada Hospitals Receive “A” Grade in Patient Safety
MountainView Hospital in Southern Nevada and Saint Mary’s in Northern Nevada both received a grade of “A” for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group’s “Hospital Safety Grade” report. This is the second “A” in a row for MountainView. Saint Mary’s has received the grade consecutively since 2016. The grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to over 2,600 acute-care hospitals in the U.S. twice per year.
Healthy NV Project Launches in Southern Nevada
The Healthy Nevada Project, a community-based population health study, expanded enrollment to Las Vegas last month. The expansion will add 25,000 study volunteers in Southern Nevada. The project offers no-cost genetic testing to volunteers of the study and is a collaboration between Renown Institute for Health Innovation, Helix and UMC. The move to Southern Nevada marks the next step in Healthy NV’s expansion plan which is expected to eventually become the Healthy USA Project.