Accomplishments

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

November 18, 2019
Chao-Chin Yang, Zhaohuan Zhu, Stephen Lepp, and Xiao Hu (all Physics and Astronomy) just were awarded a $474,315 research grant by NASA through the Astrophysics Theory Program. They will conduct state-of-the-art computer simulations to model a circumstellar disk around a young star and study the dust-gas dynamics in the disk. The investigation...
November 18, 2019
Markie Twist (Environmental and Occupational Health) was invited to be a part of the Pink Therapy Panel at the World Association for Sexual Health annual congress in Mexico City in October. Twist presented on "The Gender, Sexual, Erotic, and Relational Diversity Matrix: Assessing Intersectional Queerness."
November 15, 2019
The Administrative Faculty Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Professional Development Awards. The six $500 awards were granted to the following individuals for the purpose of funding professional development endeavors. Julie Bertoia, vice president of Research & Economic Development Nicole Stella, Academic Success...
November 15, 2019
Nancy Lough (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), president-elect of the Sport Marketing Association, gave two presentations at the association's annual  conference in Chicago. Her topics were "Segmentation of Women's Sport Fans: Identification and Motivations" and "From Survive to Thrive: A Roundtable on Supporting Female Sport Marketing...
November 15, 2019
Nirmala Lekhak (Nursing) was one of 30 participants selected to participate in a workshop, Forming Science-Industry Research Collaborations, organized by the Stanford Center on Longevity and Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Science at the Gerontological Society of America Conference in Austin, Texas. The workshop provided participants...
November 15, 2019
Philip Danquah, Donica' Beckett, Johanna Andrews, and Melva Thompson-Robinson (all Center for Health Disparities Research and department of environmental and occupational health) and Carolee Dodge Francis (American Indian Research and Education Center and department of environmental and occupational health) made presentations at the American...
November 15, 2019
Drs. Bobby Brar and Pooja Patil (both Medicine) recently had their research on the use of marijuana during pregnancy published in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. Brar and Patil both are resident physicians. The study, co-authored by UNLV School of Medicine faculty physicians Drs. Michael Gardner, James Alexander, and Nora...
November 15, 2019
Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) has published “The Soft Power of Ephemeral Communities: A Short History of Las Vegas Technology Conventions, 1959-2019” in the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly. In the peer-reviewed article, he argues that technology conventions are notable because they are triply ephemeral — in a transient town with...
November 14, 2019
Paula M. Frew (Environmental and Occupational Health) has had her research published in Vaccine. The article is "MomsTalkShots: An Individually Tailored Educational Application for Maternal and Infant Vaccines."

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