Accomplishments: School of Nursing

June 27, 2022
Reimund Serafica (Nursing) has been appointed the RN representative of the Public Health Advisory Board by the Southern Nevada Health District Board of Health. The PHAB advises the Board of Health on matters related to local public health planning and policy. 
June 22, 2022
Hyunhwa 'Henna' Lee (Nursing) published "Oxytocin Receptor Gene, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Dissociation in a Community Sample of European American Women" in the BJPsych Open journal, with her collaborators at the University of Michigan. Based on the quantitative trait gene association tests of an NIH-funded project’s data (R01 NR 008767-…
June 21, 2022
Jay Shen, Zahra Mojtahedi, and Sfurti Rathi (all Public Health), and Jennifer Vanderlaan (Nursing) have just published an article, "Disparities in Adverse Maternal Outcomes Among Five Race and Ethnicity Groups," in Journal of Women's Health. Both Mojtahedi and Rathi are PhD in Public Health students.
June 16, 2022
Jennifer Vanderlaan (Nursing) co-authored a new publication, "Perinatal Education Participation: Description and Identification of Disparities."
June 15, 2022
Dieu-My Tran and Angela Silvestri-Elmore (both Nursing) along with Angela Sojobi, '21 PhD Nursing, were published in the International Journal of Exercise Science. Their article is "Lifestyle Choices and Risk of Developing Cardiovascular Disease in College Students."  Tran and Silvestri-Elmore are UNLV Nursing faculty, while Sojobi is a nursing…
June 7, 2022
Acacia Herndon (Nursing) was selected out of 97 entries for the Best Student Poster at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Along with professor Jennifer Vanderlaan (Nursing), she studied midwifery independent licensing in relation to state regulations. Herndon is an undergraduate student.
June 6, 2022
Reimund Serafica and Andrew Thomas Reyes (both Nursing) participated in a webinar to honor AAPI Heritage Month. The purpose of the webinar was to educate the audience on how to get resources in the community for Asian America Pacific Islander individuals dealing with mental health issues, food insecurity, and other pandemic-related issues.
June 3, 2022
Hyunhwa 'Henna' Lee (Nursing) published "Detection of Walking Features Using Mobile Health and Deep Learning" in Applied Sciences, with Sungchul Lee (Computer Sciences) of Sun Moon University in South Korea. Acceleration and rotational data of walking movement collected in real time from a small sample of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) using…
June 1, 2022
Patricia Benner (Nursing) was conferred the Honorary Degree Doctor of Science at the Health Sciences Convocation ceremony at McGill University.
June 1, 2022
Alena Grewal (alumna) and Angela Silvestri-Elmore (both Nursing) were published in the Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. Their article is titled “Innovation in Clinical Learning: the AM/PM Learning Model.”
June 1, 2022
Kathleen Thimsen (Nursing) recently guest lectured in the 2022 Global Classroom at Drexel University.  The topic was Global Health Impacted by Crime: Forced Organ Harvesting.
May 24, 2022
Six UNLV Nursing students have been named to the board of the Nevada Nursing Student Association. They are: Michelle Moriarty, vice president Marielle Cuenca, secretary Lidia Gebersiassie, community outreach director Nikole Taylor, president Alessandra Baldono, treasurer Kate Katigbak, communications director