Kara Radzak (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) presented “Defining Athletic Training in a Military Setting: A Survey Investigation into Profession Characteristics of Working with Tactical Athletes” during the 4th International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance, which took place in Melbourne, Australia. Her presentation was part of the “…
Wonda Riner (Medicine) recently was named one of the top tech executives in Las Vegas by Vegas Inc. and Cox Business. Director of information technology for the School of Medicine, Riner was selected as the Top Tech Executive in the Health Care category and was honored during an event at the Smith Center in November. She has been a key player in…
Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored "Geospatial Associations Between Tobacco Retail Outlets and Current Use of Cigarettes and e-Cigarettes among Youths in Texas," which has been published in the Journal of Biometrics and Biostatistics. The study analyzed students in grades 6, 8 and 10 from selected schools in…
Susan VanBeuge (Nursing) has been elected vice president of the Nevada State Board of Nursing. During her one-year term, she will be part of the board’s leadership team and stand in for the president when necessary. VanBeuge has been a member of the board since 2015, and a member of the School of Nursing faculty since 2006.
John M. Bowers (English) delivered two invited lectures at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville this month:  "Tolkien as a Chaucerian: The Reeve's Tale" and "Tolkien's Lectures on The Pardoner's Tale."  The lectures were sponsored by the university's Honors College with support from the Walton Trust. 
Hyunhwa Lee (Nursing) presented "A Pilot Methylated DNA Immunoprecipitation Sequencing: Hypermethylation of the Death-associated Protein 3 (DAP3) in Fibromyalgia Associated with Child Abuse History among African American Females" during the 25th World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics. The pilot study identified genome-wide DNA methylation markers…
Eve Hanan (Law) was appointed by Gov. Brian Sandoval to serve as a commissioner on the Nevada State Juvenile Justice Oversight Commission, established by AB 472 (2017) to improve juvenile justice outcomes in Nevada. The commission is tasked with selecting and adopting best practices for assessments and interventions and implementing standardized…
LaToya Burdiss, Erin Farrar, Arthur Hockwald, Steven Kinsey, Jannelvy Martinez, Sarah Repman, and Timothy Toepfer (all Campus Recreational Services) recently presented at the 2017 National Intramural & Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Conference in San Diego. The purpose of the conference is to share and learn about the latest trends in…
Daniel Benyshek (Anthropology) and Sharon Young (Anthropology and Undergraduate Research) and colleagues published the first clinical trial exploring the effects of human maternal placentophagy, the practice of eating one's placenta after giving birth. The study, which was published online in the journal Women and Birth Nov. 23, was covered…

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