Nevada System of Higher Education
Health Sciences System Newsletter 
March 2013
The Health Sciences System (HSS) was established by the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents in 2006. Its purpose is to address Nevada's community health issues through a system-wide effort to integrate and expand the education of health professionals and to foster collaborative research in health and health care.  Through collaboration among the NSHE institutions and a broad range of external partners, the HSS intends to be a catalyst for improvement in the health and wellness of Nevada.  Visit us at:
School of Medicine's Class of 2013 learns residency match results

The University of Nevada's medical students continued their tradition of placing in some of the nation's most competitive residency programs today when the Class of 2013 learned the results of the National Resident Matching Program.


The 59 students matched with residency institutions across the nation and will enter specialties ranging from anesthesiology to otolaryngology. Thirteen graduates, or 22 percent, will stay in the state to enter into residency programs offered through the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Of note, 25 graduates, or 42 percent, will enter primary care specialties including internal medicine, pediatrics and family medicine. Nationwide, and in especially in Nevada, there is a shortage of primary care physicians.


Residency training location is a strong indication of where physicians will likely set up their practice following completion of residency and has strong implications for the future availability of health care professionals in a given area.


Students matching with some of the most competitive residency training programs include placements with Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Washington, Children's Hospital of Oakland, Calif., Vanderbilt University and the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education.


The National Resident Matching Program is a private, not-for-profit corporation that provides an impartial venue for matching applicants' and programs' preferences for each other by reviewing their individualized rank order lists. Each year, approximately 16,000 U.S. medical school students participate in the residency match. Due to the uniform date for decisions about residency selection for both applicants and programs, the National Resident Matching Program eliminates the pressure that might otherwise fall upon applicants and programs to make decisions before all of their options are known.



Dr. Jillian Inouye joins UNLV's School of Nursing and Allied Health

Jillian Inouye joins UNLV


The UNLV School of Nursing and School of Allied Health welcomes Dr. Jillian Inouye who will serve as the Associate Dean for Research for both schools.


Inouye is a prolific researcher who joins UNLV from the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Nursing. She is a licensed psychologist and psychiatric/mental health nurse.


Her research foci are on lifestyle behaviors, health disparities, chronic illness and self-management.


Inouye was recently invited to become of a member of the Advisory Council of the NIH National Institute of Nursing Research and has an extensive research background in four NIH grants.


Her research has included working to advance knowledge in the field of `ohana self-management to improve health-related quality of life and reduce health disparities in ethnically diverse populations with chronic illnesses; increasing faculty opportunities in biomedical and behavioral research and studying behavioral intervention for diabetes self management among Asian/Pacific Islanders.


In Hawaii, she also helped form the school's first on-line PhD and was a co-investigator of a Tri-Service grant for use of technology by military public health nurses to prevent child abuse.


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Nevada State College hosts Tourette Syndrome Association speaker

Nevada State College was proud to partner with the Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to host an on-campus Tourette syndrome (TS) lecture.  


Held in the Marydean Martin Library, the presentation titled "Tourette Syndrome: In the Classroom and School," focused on the symptoms of TS, co-occurring conditions, and educational considerations for students affected by the syndrome.  


Topics of discussion included personal management techniques for families and children as well as classroom strategies that can create the best possible learning environments for students with TS.

"TS is often misunderstood by the public and even many professionals in both the education and medical fields," said Shirli Brautbar, assistant professor of history at NSC. "This lecture was a step in the direction of providing our campus and community with up-to-date information."  


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Did you know: 
The Nevada System of Higher Education has 150 distinct Health Sciences programs throughout eight institutions with an estimated total of 18,000 enrolled students.
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