Immunize Nevada is holding its annual Silver Syringe Awards to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations, including the University of Nevada School of Medicine, who work to protect Nevadans from vaccine-preventable diseases. The 15th annual Silver Syringe Awards takes place Thursday, March 14 at Grand Sierra Resort at 6:30 p.m.
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Reno pediatrics clinic is being recognized by Immunize Nevada as one of four recipients in the “Greatest Improvement Rate for 2 year olds” category.
“This event is about celebrating the successes of the many people and organizations who are helping keep Nevada’s citizens healthy through immunizations,” said Heidi Parker, Immunize Nevada Executive Director. “There are many passionate individuals who have dedicated their careers to immunizations and improving public health. This evening gives us the opportunity to recognize their commitment to making Nevada a healthier state.”
Nevin Wilson, M.D., chair of the School of Medicine’s pediatrics clinic in Reno, said it is tremendously important to ensure that as many Northern Nevada children get immunized as possible for the long term health of this community.
“I am extremely proud of our nurses and staff for their role in winning this award. Their hard work and dedication in getting children in this region immunized is greatly appreciated,” he said.