Accomplishments

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

April 5, 2021
Alison Netski (Medicine) has been accepted as a Fellow in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program. Her selection places her among the very best and brightest of today’s and tomorrow’s women leaders in academic medicine, dentistry, public health, and pharmacy. ELAM is specially for senior women faculty at...
April 2, 2021
Barbara J. Roth (Anthropology), along with coauthor and E. Charles Adams of the University of Arizona, had their book Agent of Change, the Deposition and Meaning of Ash in the Past published by Berghann Books, 2021.  Roth is lead editor and published two chapters in the volume.  It explores how prehistoric groups in North America used ash in...
April 2, 2021
Ann M. Vuong (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) recently co-published an article on "Maternal Urinary Organophosphate Esters and Alterations in Maternal and Neonatal Thyroid Hormones" in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Production of organophosphate esters (OPEs), which represent a major flame retardant class present in consumer goods, has...
April 1, 2021
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) provided testimony in front of the Nevada Legislature during the Assembly Committee on Judiciary earlier this week. He expressed his strong support for AB395, a bill that would abolish the death penalty in Nevada. Parry shared information on the historical links between capital...
April 1, 2021
Dr. Oriaku Kas-Osoka (Medicine) has been selected as a fellow for the WEL Leadership Initiative. The WEL project is an 18-month curriculum focused on women’s wellness through equity and leadership. The WEL Alliance is a collaborative effort whose partners include 10 U.S. medical associations: the American Academy of Family Physicians, American...
April 1, 2021
Kwang Kim (Mechanical Engineering) was presented the 2021 SSM Lifetime Achievement award last month. The SPIE Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize senior researchers who have made significant contributions to the field of Smart Structures and Materials (SSM) or Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) and who have been instrumental in their growth. The...
March 31, 2021
Dr. Kate Martin (Medicine) has been appointed as a Fellow with the Gerontology Institute at University of Massachusetts Boston. The appointment opens the door for new collaborative opportunities, research, and scholarship in the aging field. Martin, associate dean for graduate medical education, hopes to advance public awareness and knowledge with...
March 31, 2021
Mehmet Erdem (Hospitality), along with Ata Atadil and Alison Green of University of West Florida, recently co-authored "Digital Natives in the Hospitality Workforce: An Exploratory Study on Mobile Dependency" in the Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management. It is one of the first studies that developed and tested a mobile dependency (MD) ...
March 31, 2021
Joshua Polanski, Karl Kingsley, Ah Reum Yoo, and Philip Son (all Dental) recently published the article "Dietary Habits and Anthropometric Measures of a Dental Student Population" in the European Journal of Nutrition and Food Safety. 

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