Accomplishments

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

April 26, 2019
Resident physician Bobby Brar (Medicine) gave an oral presentation at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual National Meeting in Orlando Florida. During his presentation, titled “Intrauterine Marijuana Exposure: What Happens When the Smoke Clears,” Brar spoke about marijuana use in pregnancy and its effects on fetal growth and...
April 26, 2019
Peter Gray (Anthropology) and colleagues Justin Garcia and Amanda Gesselman of the gender studies and Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, published "Age-related patterns in sexual behaviors and attitudes among single U.S. adults: An evolutionary approach" in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences. The study draws upon a large sample of U.S. single...
April 26, 2019
Communities in Schools of Southern Nevada is honoring the UNLV School of Medicine with its “Volunteer Partner of the Year Award.” Communities in Schools provides case management for Title 1 Children in the Clark County School District, where a number of medical students perform community service in economically challenged neighborhoods. Medical...
April 25, 2019
Dr. Christina Demopoulos and Marcia Ditmyer (both Dental) accepted invitations to speak and be part of a discussion panel during the National Oral Health Conference. Demopoulos presented “Building the Field: AAPHD Foundation Horowitz Scholars and Small Grant Recipients Impact on Dental Public Health,” and both presented “Tools to Improve Work-Life...
April 25, 2019
Claudia Chiang-Lopez, Amber Stephens, and Nicholas Lepp (all Communication Studies) received awards at the department's end-of-year ceremony celebrating student accomplishments. Chiang-Lopez was awarded the Graduate Outstanding Teaching Award for her research, service ,and teaching work in COM 101 and 102. Stephens and Lepp received Outstanding...
April 25, 2019
Melissa Schofield and Muneeba Ahmed (both Life Sciences)  were recognized for their outstanding presentations at the 2019 AZ-NV American Society for Microbiology branch meeting. Schofield, a doctoral student in Boo Shan Tseng's lab, received the top prize for graduate student oral presentation. Ahmed, an undergraduate researcher in Brian Hedlund's...
April 25, 2019
Nicole Espinosa (Interdisciplinary, Ethnic, and Gender Studies), Amber Williams (Psychology), and Erika Abad (Interdisciplinary, Ethnic, and Gender Studies) presented during ClexaCon's first Academic Lab earlier this month. Espinosa, a gender and sexuality studies student and 2017-18 McNair Scholar, and Williams, a master's student, presented...
April 25, 2019
Student Diversity and Social Justice (Student Affairs) was awarded a Bronze Community Engagement Certificate for Organizations at the second annual UNLV Impact Awards, hosted by the office of service learning and leadership. This certificate is granted to recipients for completing up to 24 hours of community engagement and demonstrating an...
April 25, 2019
Rei Serafica (Nursing) presented his latest research topic "Acculturative Stress among Older Filipino Immigrants in Nevada" at the Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association of Nevada State Conference in Baja, Mexico, earlier this month. 

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