School of Medicine COVID-19 Updates

Curbside Testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Individuals who are exhibiting symptoms as defined by the CDC or who have been in direct contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 should schedule an appointment to be tested. To find out if and when you should get tested, text “covid” to 702-744-9722 or visit the UNLV Medicine COVID-19 Testing website.

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Want to Help?

The UNLV Foundation has set-up a site for those wanting to support the relief efforts, including an emergency fund for School of Medicine students (Nancy Atkinson Perkins Memorial Fund) and a UNLV Medicine Fund for Patient Care to help cover medical expenses for patients who are uninsured or underinsured. Dr. Barbara Atkinson will match any gift to the Nancy Atkinson Perkins fund up to $5000.

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Important Updates

  • Apr. 20, 2020
    By Dr. Anne Weisman, Ph.D. First and foremost, follow all of the COVID-19 prevention guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. Anxiety and stress can significantly decrease our immunity. With this in mind, the UNLV School of Medicine has compiled some ideas from a variety of resources to help you relax. Additional resources can also be found on the United Way of Southern Nevada...
  • Apr. 14, 2020
    Well before the COVID-19 outbreak, you’d find Dr. Kush Modi taking care of critically ill patients with a variety of lung diseases in the University Medical Center (UMC) intensive care units. His experience as a resident in internal medicine, coupled with a long standing wonder at the complexity and perfection of the respiratory system, spurred him to specialize in pulmonary and critical care...
  • Apr. 7, 2020
    The UNLV School of Medicine students, spread out in rooms to abide by CDC social distancing guidelines, take phone calls from people, many of them fearful and crying -- all of them are hoping for the opportunity to receive appointments for COVID-19 curbside testing.  The calls come in one after another to the UNLV Medicine offices in the Westbay Office Park on West Charleston Boulevard --...
  • Mar. 26, 2020
    It’s 7 o’clock in the morning. In three hours Dr. Angelica Honsberg, the division chief for the UNLV Pulmonary Critical Care Division, will begin another shift overseeing clinical care for patients with COVID-19 in the Intensive Care Unit.  Some of the patients are on ventilators, which literally can be lifesavers.  “These are people who can no longer breathe on their own, so machines...
  • Mar. 23, 2020
    UNLV Medicine personnel to administer tests on individuals exhibiting certain upper respiratory symptoms or who meet CDC guidelines for COVID-19 testing. Testing begins Tuesday, March 24, and is by appointment only. LAS VEGAS – March 23, 2020 – UNLV Medicine, the clinical arm of the UNLV School of Medicine, is conducting curbside COVID-19 testing beginning Tuesday, March 24, for members...
  • Mar. 20, 2020
    Dear Colleagues, I want to thank all of you for your unwavering commitment and professionalism during these unusual times. I know many of you are dealing with outside pressures affecting your loved ones and families, so please know that we are taking measures that hopefully will alleviate some of that stress. If you are feeling ill, by all means, stay home. As a healthcare operation, we are an...
  • Mar. 19, 2020
    By: Director of Wellness, Anne Weisman The UNLV School of Medicine is very focused on wellness. We recommend using all of the CDC recommended COVID-19 prevention guidelines https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html as you work or study from home. Additionally, anxiety and stress can significantly impact our immunity. Here are some ideas we compiled from various sources to...
  • Mar. 18, 2020
    ACADEMIC AFFAIRS & EDUCATION -- MD PROGRAM Our students are currently on spring break. When they return, they will begin remote instruction. Resource sessions will be recorded and the directors of  Problem-based learning (PBL)  Analytics In Medicine (AIM) and Doctoring have been charged with converting to their course content online as much as possible. This strategy is aligned...
  • Mar. 18, 2020
    Dear Colleagues, Over the last 24 hours, Governor Sisolak and President Meana revised their recommendations directing our response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Governor Sisolak directed that only essential services remain open. These include fire, police, transit, and health care. The UNLV School of Medicine and UNLV Medicine are essential healthcare services. We will continue our...
  • Mar. 13, 2020
    To The UNLV School of Medicine Community: Smallpox. Yellow fever. Cholera. Typhoid fever. Spanish flu. Diphtheria. Polio. Contaminated water. Measles. HIV/AIDS. Whooping cough. H1N1. Coronavirus (COVID-19). The more you research the worst infectious disease outbreaks in U.S. history, the more respect you have for the medical professionals who did their best to save the lives of men, women, and...
  • Mar. 12, 2020
    Across the history of medicine, it’s been our professional duty to respond to contagion and pandemic. In the 1950’s medical professionals had to deal with a polio outbreak. In the 1980’s it was HIV/AIDS. Today, it’s coronavirus, COVID-19. As an academic medical center, it is our role to not only heal the sick and wounded, but to provide steady leadership during a medical crisis. With that in...
  • Mar. 10, 2020
    It’s the season for colds and flu, and a newly identified coronavirus called COVID-19. No matter where you go, people are talking about the new virus, including at the home of Dr. David Di John, who’s an infectious disease specialist for the UNLV School of Medicine. In today’s newsletter, you’ll get a sense of how this George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences graduate...