Accomplishments: School of Nursing

January 10, 2022
Hyunhwa 'Henna' Lee (Nursing) and her transdisciplinary team, including graduate students Maiko Suarez (Medicine), and Jacob White (Anthropology), published “Exosomal microRNA Differential Expression in Plasma of Young Adults with Chronic Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Healthy Control” in Biomedicines for the special issue Brain Injury and…
December 17, 2021
Kathleen Thimsen (Nursing) was elected into a Board of Directors' position as treasurer for the Academy of Forensic Nursing. 
December 17, 2021
Paul Thomas Clements (Nursing) was published in Evidence Technology Magazine. He authored an article, "Gang Migration to Rural and Suburban Areas: An Evolving Threat for Emergency Departments and Law Enforcement."
November 30, 2021
Angela Amar (Nursing) was one of the featured speakers at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Diversity Symposium. The virtual November event focuses on advanced diversity and building more inclusive learning environments to help address health care inequities.
November 18, 2021
Nirmala Lekhak (Nursing) was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from St. Ambrose University College of Health and Human Services in Davenport, Iowa in October. This award recognizes a graduate who exemplifies the mission of St. Ambrose through outstanding leadership, scholarship, or community service.
November 9, 2021
Joseph Gaccione (Nursing) was honored at the Public Relations Society of America (Las Vegas Valley Chapter) 2021 Pinnacle Awards.  Gaccione won two Pinnacle Awards for his nursing stories, "From Canada to Vegas" and "Scrubs and Spikes."  Joseph previously won in 2020 for Best Blog for UNLV School of Nursing's Rebel Nursing Notes.
November 8, 2021
Andrew Thomas Reyes (Nursing) received a $60,000 research grant from the Mountain West Clinical & Translational Research Infrastructure Network (MW CTR-IN) for his research project, “Refining and Testing a Mindfulness/Acceptance-Based Smartphone App Intervention to Develop Resilience among Nurses Traumatized from the Effects of the COVID-19…
November 4, 2021
Susan McLennon and Nirmala Lekhak (both Nursing) published an article in the November issue of the Journal of Gerontological Nursing entitled: "A World Upside Down": Experiences of Informal Caregivers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
November 3, 2021
Tirth R. Bhatta (Sociology), Nirmala Lekhak (Nursing), and Neema Langa (Sociology) collaborated with Timothy Goler of Norfolk State University to publish an article in the Journal of Elder Policy titled "Racial Differences in Self-Appraisal, Religious Coping, and Psychological Well-being in Later Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic." This article…
October 14, 2021
Karen Callahan (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), Ji  Yoo (Medicine),  Jennifer Vanderlaan (Nursing), Jay Shen (Healthcare Administration), public health doctoral student Zahra Mojtahedi, and master of public health student Katayoon Ghodsi, along with Guogen Shan of the University of Florida, and Jerry Reeves of CoMagine Health, recently published…
October 13, 2021
Angela Amar (Nursing) was recently published as a co-author: "A comparison of non-traditional online and traditional wet-lab experiences in human anatomy and physiology: An innovative approach for pre-licensure nursing education. Nurse Education Today." The purpose of this study was to determine if traditional hands-on laboratory experiences were…
October 7, 2021
Nursing faculty and students were recently honored at the Shining Stars of Nursing in Nevada ceremony Oct. 2. Angela Amar won the People's Choice Award for dean. The following faculty were recognized in the Top 50 under 50 list: Aaron Bellow, Esmeralda Clark, Rhone D'Errico, Karen Eisenberg, Angela Silvestri-Elmore, Alena Grewal, Hyunhwa Lee,…