June 12, 2022
Dr. Tanya Al-Talib (Dental) co-presented “Why Does Sleep Matter?” during a student workshop of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine’s 30th anniversary meeting. She provided a brief overview of normal sleep, discussed the anatomy and physiology of obstructive sleep apnea, and explained the co-morbid implications of untreated obstructive…
June 11, 2022
Dr. Jo-Lawrence Martinez Bigcas (Medicine) was recently a guest speaker at Advancements and Innovations in Surgery: OMFS, ENT, Head and Neck, & Facial Plastics, an international multidisciplinary conference in San Diego. He represented the UNLV's robust head and neck oncologic surgery program with his presentation, "Advancements and…
June 10, 2022
Won-Yong Oh (Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology) and his co-authors have been chosen as the winners of the Best Paper Award in Strategy Division at the 2022 Annual Conference: ASAC (Administrative Sciences Association of Canada). They presented a research paper, "What's Inside the Mind of a CEO? The Effects of Discretionary Slack…
June 10, 2022
Shawn Gerstenberger (Public Health) and Max Gakh (Environmental & Occupational Health) were recently recognized among Southern Nevada Health District's 2022 Public Health Heroes. The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) defines a public health hero as an individual or organization that embodies one or more of the essential functions of…
June 10, 2022
Federick Ngo and Juanita Hinojosa (both Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) published a study on the impact of expanding state financial aid resources to undocumented community college students. Titled "Broadened Possibilities: Undocumented Community College Student Course Enrollment After the California DREAM Act," the study…
June 9, 2022
Sadia Shaukat (Education), a visiting Fulbright Scholar, was chosen to participate in the inaugural Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Inquiry Initiative. The initiative is a first-of-its-kind three-year collaborative inquiry for professional educators (scholars and practitioners) from multiple settings, with varying inquiry and pedagogical…
June 9, 2022
Dr. Tina Brandon Abbatangelo (Dental) has been accepted to the 2022-23 UNLV President’s Fellows Program, which is a leadership development initiative that enables faculty members to acquire high-level administrative experience while working on strategic initiatives of interest to the central university leadership. The program intends to…
June 9, 2022
Kristin Steffen (Medicine) received the Outstanding Part-time Instructor award from the UNLV School of Public Health in April. The senior director of faculty affairs and interim director of continuing medical education at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine, she teaches the Public Health Fundamentals for Health Care Leaders course in the…
June 8, 2022
Dr. Pauline Phan, Kevin O'Connell, and Britney Alford (all Student Wellness) recently presented a poster for themselves and Dr. Joseph Kithas and Robert Durette (both Student Wellness) at the American College Health Association conference this month titled "Utilization Trends in Behavioral Health Services Amongst Racial/Ethnic Groups on a Diverse…

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