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Opinion: UNR School of Medicine’s Dean on the Role a Medical School Plays in a Pandemic

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by Thomas L. Schwenk

The Washoe County Health District reported its first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 on March 5, 2020. What’s transpired since has presented extraordinary challenges to Northern Nevada, our state and all who live and work here.

The University of Nevada Reno, School of Medicine (UNR Med) has a special, perhaps unique, role to play in helping our state combat the COVID-19 crisis, because we touch on every aspect of clinical medicine and public health: testing, teaching, research, clinical care and health care policy.

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