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Highlights include $25 million gift for UNLV medical school and record year for athletics fundraising; UNLV has raised $243 million in past three years.
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UNLV School of Medicine's inaugural class prepare for first day as med students in stethoscope ceremony.
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A collection of news stories from 2016 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.
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Medicine In The News
A group of local medical students is holding a water drive for people in the homeless corridor this weekend. They'll be collecting bottled water then donating it to the Salvation Army, which will distribute it to indigent men and women in Downtown Las Vegas.
The UNLV School of Medicine launched its first class July 17 but the community outreach for providing medical care is already underway and will expand in the future. UNLV has taken over eight patient clinics that the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine operated. That includes a multispecialty pediatric center, a family and sports medicine clinic, behavioral health and counseling. UNR had 24 offices and clinical spaces and UNLV will create eight patient clinics, many around University Medical Center and others in the northeast valley.
Dan McLaughlin reckons he’s sat down to compose the farewell post to the Dan Plan a hundred times. “I just don’t know what to write,” he says. Sitting in his spartan home in Portland, Oregon, McLaughlin is self-effacing and soft-spoken. He recently launched an artisanal soft-drink venture. Discussing the Dan Plan is like reaching back into another life: Seven-plus years ago, aged 30 and unsure even of which hand to grip a golf club in, McLaughlin quit his job as a commercial photographer, took in lodgers to cover the mortgage, husbanded his savings for green fees, and set out to make the PGA Tour, home to the world’s elite golfers.
As a 40-year-old former driver for Meals on Wheels, Brooke Wagen is not a typical medical school student. While her classmates in their 20s might be occupied with settling into their first year of studies and debating which specialty to enter, Wagen already has a concrete vision of how she’ll use her medical education: addressing the health needs of a state-run housing complex for elderly and disabled residents.
What started as an unlikely-yet-plausible vision, the UNLV School of Medicine celebrated its first day of class on July 17. As its 60 students participated in a presentation of ceremonial stethoscopes celebrating their futures in medicine, it was a long-awaited moment for higher education in Nevada.