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Accomplishments

Welcome to Accomplishments, the place to read about the successes of your UNLV co-workers.

Sep 23, 2016
Presentation: Nancy Rapoport
Nancy Rapoport (President's Office and Law School) presented "Law Firm Incentives, Default Rules and Ethics" on Sept. 21 at the Texas A&M University School of Law. 


Sep 21, 2016
Notable: Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences
The Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences received confirmation that all spring 2016 graduates from the nuclear medicine program passed both national registry examinations on their first attempts. Students excelled in areas of patient care, radiation safety and protection, and radiation biology. The nuclear medicine program has...


Sep 19, 2016
Grant: Jamie Wong, Jordan Myrda, and Edgar García
Jamie Wong, Jordan Myrda, and Edgar García (all World Languages and Cultures) each has been awarded a $500 Wing and Lilly Fong Scholarship for accomplishments in, and further study of, Chinese language. Administered by the UNLV Foundation, the grants were awarded through a committee chaired by professor Ying Bao of the department of world...


Sep 16, 2016
Notable: Beth Mehocic
Beth Mehocic (Dance) recently joined the PARMA recording artist roster. The work of this composer-in-residence includes more than 100 works for various large and small ensembles, She also is a poet, visual artist, filmmaker, and author. In addition to being performed throughout the United States, Japan, China, and Europe, several of her pieces...


Sep 13, 2016
Honors: Tina Brandon Abbatangelo
Tina Brandon Abbatangelo (Dental Medicine) and Ms. Nevada 2016, represented the Silver State during the 2017 Ms. America Pageant, which was held during the Labor Day weekend. She won the “Power of the Crown” award acknowledging the positive impact that winning the state title has made in her life. In addition to continuing her community service...


Sep 7, 2016
Appointment/Election: E. Michael Nussbaum
E. Michael Nussbaum (Educational Psychology & Higher Education) has been elected president-elect of Division 15 (Educational Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, and will serve as president in 2017-18.  The mission of the division is to expand and apply psychological knowledge and theory relevant to education and promote...


Sep 6, 2016
Honors: Jessica Doolen
Jessica Doolen (Nursing) has been named by Nevada Business magazine as the 2016 Healthcare Hero - Innovator for her expertise in simulation education. During the 11th annual award ceremony, the publication acknowledged that her work with clinical simulation continues to enhance the delivery of care by nurses throughout the state. She is...


Sep 2, 2016
Notable: Kara Radzak
Kara Radzak (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) accepted an invitation to be a volunteer health care provider at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center for Team USA. During the latter weeks of August, she worked with athletes competing in men’s gymnastics, Greco-Roman wrestling, and paralympic swimming, triathlon, and shooting.


Sep 2, 2016
Grant: Jingchun Chen
Dr. Jingchun Chen (Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine) was awarded Mountain West IDeA Clinical and Translational Research — Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) funding. Her project is titled "Develop a Cellular Model of Microglia for Schizophrenia Research".  In this CTR-IN grant, we propose a pilot study to establish a novel cellular model...


Sep 1, 2016
Published: Gerald Weeks, Stephen Fife, & Colleen Peterson
Gerald Weeks, Stephen Fife, and Colleen Peterson (Marriage and Family Therapy) co-edited Techniques for the Couple Therapist¸ published in June. The book features many of the most prominent psychotherapists today, presenting their most effective couple therapy interventions. This book provides clinicians with a user-friendly reference...


Aug 31, 2016
Grant: Qing Wu
Dr. Qing Wu (Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine and Department of Environmental & Occupational Health) was awarded a Mountain West IDeA Clinical and Translational Research–Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) Pilot award. Wu's project is titled "Develop Personalized Reference Values of Bone Mineral Density".   With human longevity increasing...


Aug 30, 2016
Published: Timothy Jones
Timothy Jones (Music) had the second edition of his book, Rock 'n' Roll Origins & Innovators, released in August 2016. The book is by Jones (lead author) and Jim McIntosh (co-author) and published by Kendall Hunt. Artwork for the cover was donated by Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones. This is a full-color edition with many updates, a new...