Recently, there has been a lot of medical news around Nevada–from a new UNLV-based medical school opening up to the announcement of a partnership between Roseman University and the Nevada Cancer Institute. In a state that is beginning to show its own when it comes to medicine, the medical professionals working here are already making their mark within the national medical community.

U.S. News and World Report names UNLV’s online nursing graduate program among top ten in the country 

Earlier this year, U.S. News and World Report ranked 130 nursing programs in the country that were offering online options for their graduate degree plans. Of those, UNLV’s was ranked in the top ten, due to their faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, student engagement, and admissions selectivity.

UNLV currently offers two tracks of study for students: family nurse practitioner and nurse educator. As discussed in an earlier post, nurse practitioners are expected to play a huge role in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With UNLV’s program leading the charge, we can be sure to have the professionals needed as medical centers begin to service new patients under the ACA.

Local physician, Dr. Florence Comite, receives national Age Management Medicine Group award

The national Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG) recently recognized Dr. Florence Comite with their prestigious Alan P. Mintz, MD Award for Clinical Excellence in Age Management Medicine. Dr. Comte has worked extensively in the field of clinical hormone research and is a large proponent of precision medicine for age management.

Her recent book, Keep It Up: The Power of Precision Medicine to Conquer Low T and Revitalize Your Life focuses on strategies for incorporating personalized medicine for a longer, more healthful life.

What other awards presented and news have you heard from around Nevada? Share your stories in the comments below!

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