Division of Research Updates

Aug. 27, 2021


2022 Regents' Award Nominations

The Division of Research is accepting nominations through September 15, 2021 for The Nevada Regents’ Awards for Creative Activities, The Nevada Regents’ Research Awards, and The Nevada Regents’ Rising Researcher Awards.

For more information visit: https://bit.ly/regentsawards 


Office of Research Integrity

Welcome to Cindy Lee, Program Coordinator for the Office of Research Integrity. Cindy has worked at UNLV for 7 years. She was at the UNLV Boyd School of Law and most recently at the UNLV Department of Physics and Astronomy.  


Office of Sponsored Projects

OSP has several new team members. We are happy to have you in the Division!

Amy Gros-Louis - Research Administrator

Jill Tuley - Research Administrator

Christina Reyman - Research Administrator

Michele Padilla - Senior Research Administrator 


Office of Undergraduate Research

OUR has two Virtual Research Skill Academy workshops next week.

  • What is Research? Understanding the Research Cycle
    Monday, August 30, 2021 from 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    Presented by Dr. Levent Atici, Executive Director of Undergraduate Research and Professor of Anthropology
  • How to Navigate the Digital Information Landscape
    Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
    Presented by Dr. Levent Atici, Executive Director of Undergraduate Research and Professor of Anthropology

Register using UNLV's Involvement Center for a webinar link.

For more information, please visit: unlv.edu/our/rsa.



  • Dr. Jingchun Chen published an article in the June issue of the high impact journal Patterns. The study found that the artificial intelligence approaches and the genetic data-transferred artificial images can improve the classification of diseases, such as schizophrenia. Dr. Chen says, “To our knowledge, nobody has ever done this kind of study. It is very creative, and has high potential to improve personalized medicine in the psychiatric field and any other fields as well.

    Dr. Chen is an assistant professor of Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine (NIPM). Additional contributing authors are Xiangning Chen, Daniel G. Chen, Zhongming Zhao, Justin Zhan, and Changrong Ji.

    Read the article here:  Artificial Image Objects for Classification of Schizophrenia with GWAS - selected SNVs and Convolutional Neural Network
  • Dr. Jeffrey Ebersole, Interim Chair of Biomedical Sciences & Associate Dean for Research in the School of Dental Medicine, received the presidential citation from the American Association for Dental Research for making significant contributions, showing dedication, and furthering the mission of the association through service and commitment. The association’s president nominated him for the citation, which was then evaluated and approved by the board of directors. The association announced the award during its annual (virtual) conference July 23, 2021.