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Accomplishments

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

Apr 24, 2017
Honors: Justin Zhan
Justin Zhan (Computer Science) is the winner of this year's College Distinguished Researcher Award. The selection is based on the review of the applicants by faculty in other institutions. The focus of Zhan's research is the general area of big data analytics, precision medicine, health care informatics, biomedical computing, information privacy...


Apr 20, 2017
Honors: Christie Batson
Christie Batson (Sociology) was selected as the recipient of the 2017 Academic Assessment Award for a Department or Program. This is a first-ever, universitywide award that acknowledges "outstanding work and dedication to academic assessment." 


Apr 19, 2017
Honors: Jessica Doolen
Jessica Doolen (Nursing) received the 2016 Non-Research Article of the Year accolade by the journal Clinical Simulation in Nursing. Doolen co-authored “High-Fidelity Simulation in Undergraduate Nursing Education: A Review of Simulation Reviews,” which the journal’s editorial board identified as quality work that advances the science of...


Apr 18, 2017
Honors: Jennifer Guthrie
Jennifer Guthrie (Communication Studies) and Adrianne Kunkel of the University of Kansas were awarded the 2016 B. Aubrey Fisher Outstanding Journal Article Award from the Western States Communication Association for their article, "Survivor: Women's Stories of Navigation and Tensions in a Domestic Violence Shelter."


Apr 17, 2017
Honors: Whitley Hadley
Whitley Hadley (Student Engagement & Diversity) received the "Institution Faculty of the Year" award at the banquet for the UNLV chapter (Rho Epsilon Beta) of the National Residence Hall Honorary. This award is given to a faculty member who aids in student success and contributes to the UNLV residential life community. 


Apr 17, 2017
Appointment/Election: Marcia Ditmyer
Marcia Ditmyer (Dental) has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors for the Springs Preserve Foundation. The board of directors comprises business and community leaders who are committed to the Springs Preserve's long term health and viability.


Apr 14, 2017
Notable: UNLV Wind Orchestra and Thomas Leslie
The UNLV Wind Orchestra has received numerous outstanding reviews for its latest CD, The Return. (This is the Wind Orchestra's 10th release for label Klavier, and its 19th since it began releasing music in 1994.) Fanfare recently interviewed director Thomas Leslie (Music) about the wind orchestra program and its tremendous...


Apr 13, 2017
Notable: Albert Antero
Albert Antero (Computer Science) has reached the undergraduate finals in the Governor's Cup Business Plan Competition with his plan for Game Trainer, an esports website where users learn how to improve at video games, and get trained and coached by top-ranking competitive players.  The Governor’s Cup is designed to encourage students of Nevada...


Apr 12, 2017
Honors: Alicia Monrroy and Andrew Lignelli
Alicia "AC" Monrroy and Andrew Lignelli (both Housing and Residential Life) received awards at the banquet for the UNLV chapter (Rho Epsilon Beta) of the National Residence Hall Honorary earlier this month. Monrroy, residential life coordinator for Dayton Complex, was chosen as "Advisor of the Year." This award is given to the top student group...


Apr 11, 2017
Grant: Jingchun Chen
Jingchun Chen (Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine) received a UNLV IDeA Pilot Grant in the amount of $69,300 for her pilot study to develop a cellular model of microglia for schizophrenia research. Microglia are a type of white blood cell found in the brain and spinal cord that provides immune defense to the central nervous system. The...


Apr 10, 2017
Presentation: Stephen Miller
Stephen Miller (Center for Business and Economic Research), along with Mike Wixom of Smith, Larsen, and Wixom Attorneys; Kevin Bagger of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority; and Sallie Doebler of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, participated in a panel discussion, "Two Building $4 Billion" in April. The conversation explored...


Apr 7, 2017
Published: David Damore, Robert Lang, Fatma Nasoz, William Brown, and Caitlin Saladino (The Lincy Institute)
David F. Damore, Robert E. Lang, Fatma Nasoz, William E. Brown, Jr., and Caitlin J. Saladino (The Lincy Institute) are the authors of a new policy brief, "Rethinking Cooperative Extension in Southern Nevada."  Abstract: This brief examines the definition and allocation of land-grant status to higher education institutions in Nevada. Drawing on...