Accomplishments

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

September 6, 2016
Jessica Doolen (Nursing) has been named by Nevada Business magazine as the 2016 Healthcare Hero - Innovator for her expertise in simulation education. During the 11th annual award ceremony, the publication acknowledged that her work with clinical simulation continues to enhance the delivery of care by nurses throughout the state. She is the...
September 2, 2016
Dr. Jingchun Chen (Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine) was awarded Mountain West IDeA Clinical and Translational Research — Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) funding. Her project is titled "Develop a Cellular Model of Microglia for Schizophrenia Research".  In this CTR-IN grant, we propose a pilot study to establish a novel cellular model...
September 2, 2016
Kara Radzak (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) accepted an invitation to be a volunteer health care provider at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center for Team USA. During the latter weeks of August, she worked with athletes competing in men’s gymnastics, Greco-Roman wrestling, and paralympic swimming, triathlon, and shooting.
September 1, 2016
Gerald Weeks, Stephen Fife, and Colleen Peterson (Marriage and Family Therapy) co-edited Techniques for the Couple Therapist¸ published in June. The book features many of the most prominent psychotherapists today, presenting their most effective couple therapy interventions. This book provides clinicians with a user-friendly reference with an...
August 31, 2016
Dr. Qing Wu (Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine and Department of Environmental & Occupational Health) was awarded a Mountain West IDeA Clinical and Translational Research–Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) Pilot award. Wu's project is titled "Develop Personalized Reference Values of Bone Mineral Density".   With human longevity increasing...
August 30, 2016
Timothy Jones (Music) had the second edition of his book, Rock 'n' Roll Origins & Innovators, released in August 2016. The book is by Jones (lead author) and Jim McIntosh (co-author) and published by Kendall Hunt. Artwork for the cover was donated by Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones. This is a full-color edition with many updates, a new...
August 30, 2016
Barbara St. Pierre Schneider (Nursing) received a U.S. Department of Defense Joint Warfighter Medical Research Program grant to continue her research studying the effects of hypobaria (reduced atmospheric pressure) on skeletal muscle inflammation and regeneration after injury and hemorrhagic shock. The collaborative project comprises faculty from...
August 24, 2016
The physical therapy department received confirmation that 100 percent of its 2016 graduating class passed the national board examination on the first attempt, and that two of those students earned perfect scores. The department has maintained an average first-time pass rate of 96.7 percent since 2009.
August 23, 2016
Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) recently published a research article titled "All About Whom? Stock Photos, Interactive Narratives and How News About Governmental Surveillance Is Visualized" in Visual Communication Quarterly examining how media covers surveillance and the implications for public understanding. The research analyzes ...

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