Accomplishments

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

April 24, 2019
Dr. Edward Lynch (Dental) co-authored with mentee and doctoral student Divya P Kumari “Development of a new atraumatic restorative treatment material incorporated with Azadirachta indica (Neem) as an antibacterial agent,” which concluded the newly developed treatment material had properties acceptable for clinical use, was non-mutagenic, and could...
April 24, 2019
Chelsea Heinbach, Brittany Paloma Fiedler,  Francesca Marineo, Rosan Mitola, Cory Lampert, Marina Georgieva, Maggie Farrell, Starr Hoffman, Samantha Godbey (all Libraries), Melissa Bowles-Terry (Libraries & Faculty Center), and Kaitlin Clinnin (English) all presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries 2019 Conference in...
April 24, 2019
Rachel Part and co-author Celeste Calkins (both Office of Decision Support) presented at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting in Toronto earlier this month. Part presented Teacher Self-Efficacy Profiles: Outcomes and Generalizability Across Teaching Level on behalf of Harsha Perera (Education); A Multidimensional, Person-...
April 24, 2019
Richard Zwiercan (Libraries) presented a poster, "Art Press Collection" at the Art Libraries Society of North America 47th Annual Conference in Salt Lake City. The poster presentation focused on the physical processing of the Art Press Collection held in the Barrick Archives at the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. 
April 24, 2019
Carolee Dodge Francis, Noehealani Bareng-Antolin, and Kira Tran (all Public Health) share a noval approach to supporting American Indian and Alaska Native high school students in pursuit of higher education in the biomedical field, featured in a chapter of the book Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners and STEAM: Teachers and Researchers...
April 23, 2019
Dr. Jeffrey Cummings (Brain Health) co-authored “Anti-Tau Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease: A Report from the EU/US/CTAD Task Force,” which explored incorporating tau biomarkers in clinical trials to provide additional knowledge about the potential for treating Alzheimer’s Disease by targeting tau. This represents a new direction in Alzheimer’s...
April 23, 2019
Janine Barrett and Graduate Systems & Data Analyst  Payam Ezatpoor (Graduate College) presented at the Salesforce Higher Ed Summit on April 17. Their talk, titled Improving UNLV's Student and Faculty Engagement with a purpose-built platform, highlighted the Grad Rebel Gateway, a dynamic platform that drives student engagement and faculty...
April 23, 2019
Boo Shan Tseng (Life Sciences) was awarded a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation pilot grant, entitled "Suppressors of mucA essentiality in Pseudomonas aeruginosa." She, with her team of undergraduate and graduate students, will use this two-year, $107,290 award to study why the gene mucA, is required for bacteria to survive. This bacterial gene is...
April 23, 2019
Elizabeth Stacy and Donald Price , along with doctorate candidate Tomoko Sakishima published "Multiple Colonizations, Hybridization and Uneven Diversification in Cyrtandra (Gesneriaceae) Lineages on Hawai'i Island" in the Journal of Biogeography.  This work used variation at nine single-copy nuclear genes in this species-rich plant genus to...

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