Accomplishments: School of Nursing

November 1, 2013
Rhigel "Jay" Tan (Nursing) received Nevada Business magazine's "Educator Healthcare Hero" award during the eighth annual Healthcare Heroes ceremony in September. The publication created the award to recognize outstanding health care professionals in both Northern and Southern Nevada. A diverse panel of health care professionals chose 10 honorees…
October 1, 2013
Vanessa Gepielago (Nursing) received the Lillian Wald Community Nursing Award for her efforts to encourage a change in Nevada law regarding sexual education. She encouraged the review and passage of a bill that would modernize the current curriculum, which she believes would help reduce the state's rising teen pregnancy rate. The award is named in…
October 1, 2013
Barbara St. Pierre Schneider (Nursing) had her work published in the August issue of Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, which is the official journal of the Aerospace Medical Association. The article, "Simulated Flight, Muscle Genetics, and Inflammatory Indicators in Mice," describes her research testing the effects of short-term…
June 1, 2013
Alona Angosta (Nursing) received the Excellence in Research award from the UNLV School of Nursing. The award was presented at the UNLV academic recognition ceremony in April.
March 1, 2013
Tish Smyer (Nursing) has been reappointed by the governor to the Nevada State Board of Nursing. Currently serving as board president, she originally was appointed to the board in 2008. Her new term expires in October 2016. The board is charged with protecting the public's health, safety, and welfare through effective nursing regulation. Nursing…