Accomplishments

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

July 30, 2021
Shane W. Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues recently published five papers this summer. The first paper "Attachment insecurities and body image self-consciousness among women: The mediating role of pornography use" was published in Computers in Human Behavior. "Reliability, Validity, and Unidimensionality of the Korean Version of the Pornography...
July 30, 2021
Monica Hernández-Johnson (Educational Psychology and Higher Education); Valerie Taylor and Ravijot Singh (both Interdisciplinary, Gender, & Ethnic Studies); and Norma A. Marrun, Tara J. Plachowski, and Christine Clark (all Teaching and Learning) coauthored an article, “Like Where Are Those Teachers?”: A Critical Race Theory Analysis of...
July 30, 2021
Reimund Serafica (Nursing) was named the new onsite director for community engagement and outreach core at UNLV for the CTR-IN Program. He will help support investigators in the Mountain West and provide essential input into health disparity research areas and their prioritization.
July 30, 2021
Aldo M. Barrita (Psychology) received the 2021 Anastasi Graduate Student Research Award: Early Graduate Student for the APA's Division 52 (International Psychology). This award, named for Anne Anastasi, is for outstanding graduate student research, with priority given to research that focuses on psychometrics and differential psychology. Aldo...
July 30, 2021
Dr. Marc J. Kahn (Medicine) was recently named the Medical Professional of the Year by the Nevada Biotechnology & Health Science Consortium. Kahn, Dean of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV and vice president for health affairs, received the award at a ceremony July 15.          
July 30, 2021
Ariana Garcia and Blanca Rincón (both Educational Psychology and Higher Education) co-authored a manuscript on how alliance-based STEM enrichment programs broker graduate-related opportunities for students of color. Using a single case study of a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation  alliance, they found that these programs bridge...
July 30, 2021
Jason Flatt (Environmental and Occupational Health) published "Subjective cognitive decline higher among sexual and gender minorities in the United States, 2015–2018,"  in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions that found that LGBTQ+ people or sexual and gender minorities were more likely to...
July 30, 2021
Kenneth J. Varner, Iesha Jackson, Christine Clark, Averill Kelley, Chelsea DeSalvo, and Norma A. Marrun (all Teaching and Learning) publsihed an edited book, Multicultural Curriculum Transformation in Social Studies and Civic Education.
July 30, 2021
Dr. Kavita Batra (Medicine) recently published a study titled "Surgical outcomes between temporal, extratemporal epilepsies and hypothalamic hamartoma: Systematic review and meta-analysis of MRI-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy for drug-resistant epilepsy" in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. This study involved...

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