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In the News

Photo: Dr. Files Meets with President after Las Vegas shooting

Good things are happening at UNLV Medicine, the medical practice where UNLV School of Medicine doctors treat patients.

Here you will find the latest news stories and contact information for media relations. Our media relations team is available to assist with news inquiries involving UNLV clinics, doctors, patients, and programs.

If you are a journalist looking for more information about UNLV Medicine clinics, or the UNLV School of Medicine, our media relations team can help you with:

  • Setting up interviews with our expert physicians and other healthcare professionals
  • Access to our facilities for reporters/photographers/videographers and news crews.

We look forward to working with you. You can find more information about UNLV Media Policies, or contact our manager of media relations, Mr. Paul Joncich at (702) 895-1696 for stories about our doctors and medical clinics.

Article Las Vegas Review Journal
UNLV School of Medicine's Virtual Surgery Simulator

Surgeons Train on UNLV’s Virtual Surgery Simulator

It’s like a flight simulator, but for young doctors who are learning how to perform arthroscopic surgery. Orthopedic residents, training in their specialty, manipulate real surgical instruments inside an artificial knee while feeling the same type of tactile pressure they would if they were passing through tissue or bone.  Giving young surgeons the ability to become skilled fairly quickly.  An incredibly useful device that few medical schools possess. 

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Clinical research is a vital component of UNLV Medicine

UNLV Receives $20 Million NIH Grant Renewal to Lead Research Network
Clinical Research

Thanks to a five-year $20.3 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), UNLV will continue to lead a health research network of 13 universities across the Mountain West region.

The Mountain West Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network(CTR-IN) began in 2013 and is designed to expand the research capacity of UNLV and partner institutions across seven states with a focus on improving the health of residents.  

Article Pashtana UsufzyLas Vegas Review-Journal

UNLV’s Community Health Worker Program Aims To Bridge Barriers To Quality Care

Wanted: health care professionals, no medical degree required. That’s the pitch for a new UNLV School of Medicine program that aims to fill “a vital gap” in the health care system by producing community health workers who can help patients overcome social and physical barriers preventing them from receiving quality medical care.