Accomplishments

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

September 6, 2017
Laurel Raftery, Andrew Andres, Ai-Sun "Kelly" Tseng, and Boo Shan Tseng (all Life Sciences), and Hong Sun (Chemistry & Biochemistry), have been awarded a National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant to purchase a multiphoton fluorescence imaging system titled "MRI: Acquisition of a High Speed Multiphoton Laser-Scanning...
September 6, 2017
Oscar Espinoza-Parra  (Education) was published in Queer Voices from the Locker Room (Information Age Publishing, 2017), part of the Research in Queer Studies series. He contributed "Chronicles Inside and Outside of the Softball Dugout."
September 5, 2017
Carolyn Yucha (Nursing) received the Healthcare Hero – Lifetime Achievement Award from Nevada Business magazine on Aug. 30. The publication recognized her as a hero in its educator category in 2009, making her only the second person in history to capture both a category and top honors recognition.
September 5, 2017
Johan Bester (Medicine) is the author of "Measles Vaccination is Best for Children: The Argument for Relying on Herd Immunity Fails," a peer-reviewed article published in The Journal of Bioethical Inquiry. The article examines an argument which is sometimes used to forego vaccination for individual children, and instead argues that all children...
September 5, 2017
Rachell Ekroos (Nursing) received a certificate of recognition from the U.S. Department of Justice for her contribution to the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) working group and development of the National Institute of Justice publication titled National Best Practices for Sexual Assault Kits: A Multidisciplinary Approach. She...
September 1, 2017
Jennifer J. Reed (Sociology) was quoted in an AlterNet piece titled "Here Come the Ecosexuals." She is a Ph.D. candidate and is writing her dissertation research on the ecosexual movement as a case study of intersectional activism.
September 1, 2017
Maurice A. Finocchiaro (Philosophy) has accepted an invitation to contribute a chapter for a festschrift honoring a historian named Sergio Pagano, who is a priest and the director of the “Vatican Secret Archive.” This is a repository of official documents that have religious, political, or administrative significance. Originally, the archive was...
September 1, 2017
Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored "Geographic Variability in Gestational Weight Gain: a Multilevel Population-based Study of Women Having Term Births in Florida (2005-2012)", which appeared in the July issue of Annals of Epidemiology. This study examined the extent of geographic variability in gestational weight...
August 31, 2017
Katherine Howard and Karl Kingsley (both Dental) recently published their work, "Prevalence of Scardovia Wiggsiae among a Pediatric Orthodontic Patient Population." It appears in the current issue of Dental Science.

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