Accomplishments: Division of Health Sciences

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 Pandemic.”
November 5, 2021
Krystal Kittle (Public Health) received notice of a $25,000 award from the ECHAR Network Pilot Grant Program for her funded proposal on "Exploring Risk and Protective Health Factors for Hispanic/Latino Sexual and Gender Minority Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia." Kittle is a postdoctoral fellow.
November 4, 2021
Dr. Linh Nguyen, Dr. Karl Kingsley and co-authors Tommy Le, Eunice Chun, and Ivan Lopez (all Dental School) recently published their research "Screening for Selenomonas Noxia and Akkermansia Muciniphila from the Oral Cavity of Pediatric Patients" in Microbiology Research Journal International
August 30, 2021
Six faculty physicians at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV were named Top Doctors in the August 2021 issue of VEGAS INC's Health Care Quarterly magazine. Singled out for providing excellent care by the publication were: Dr. John Brosious, Plastic Surgery; Dr. David Di John, Infectious Disease; Dr. Mitchell Forman, Rheumatology; Dr. Joshua Goldman, Plastic Surgery; Dr. Eden Lee, Psychiatry; and Dr. Matthew Ng, Otolaryngology. All of the doctors honored were nominated by their peers...
August 26, 2021
Krystal Kittle (Public Health) had her paper on "Healthcare of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Middle-aged and Older Adults: The Role of Minority Stress, Sociodemographic Characteristics and Social Resources" selected for the CONNECT Research Program of the Northwestern Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health (ISGMH) Data Science & SGM Health Equity Paper Competition. This recognition comes along with a $500 award and opportunity to have this work highlighted through the...
July 7, 2021
Gabriela Buccini (Environmental and Occupational Health) is a first-author of the newly published "Socio-demographic inequities in nurturing care for early childhood development across Brazilian municipalities" in the Maternal and Child Nutrition journal. Providing an enabling nurturing care environment for early childhood development (ECD) that cuts across the five domains of the Nurturing Care Framework (good health, adequate nutrition, opportunities for early learning, security and safety,...
July 7, 2021
Karl Kingsley and Jeff Coon (both Dental) recently published "Assessment of MicroRNA (miR)-365 Effects on Oral Squamous Carcinoma Cell Line Phenotypes" in the June issue of the journal Biomolecules.
July 7, 2021
Manoj Sharma (Environmental & Occupational Health) coauthored the article "Influence of the request and purchase of television advertised foods on dietary intake and obesity among children in China" with colleagues from Chongqing Medical University.  The study identifies the role that television advertisements and accompanying purchases by children play in the development of obesity among children in China. The study underscores the need for educational and policy efforts that must be...
July 7, 2021
John Colombo (Dental) co-authored “Innovative Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics in Cleft Palate Tissue Engineering,” which appeared online June 16 in Tissue Engineering Part B: Reviews.
July 7, 2021
Gabriela Buccini (Environmental and Occupational Health) is a co-author of a newly published article, "Household food insecurity and early childhood development in Brazil: an analysis of children under 2 years of age," in the Public Health Nutrition journal. The study found that household food insecurity is strongly associated with the risk of developmental delays of very young children. Investments that prevent or mitigate household food insecurity are likely to be key for improved human and...
April 30, 2021
John Olawepo and Babayemi Olakunde (both 2020 UNLV School Public Health PhD graduates) along with Jennifer Pharr and Chad Cross (both Environmental and Occupational Health) and their Nigerian colleagues recently published the article "Changes in Body Mass Index Among Antiretroviral Therapy Naïve People Living with HIV in Southeastern Nigeria." This research examined changes in Body Mass Index among people living with HIV who were new to antiretroviral therapy. The results of the study showed...
March 26, 2021
Arpita Basu (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), Du Feng (Nursing), Dr. Petar Planinic, Dr. James Alexander (both Medicine), and Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) co-authored “Dietary Blueberry and Soluble Fiber Supplementation Reduces Risk of Gestational Diabetes in Women with Obesity in a Randomized Controlled Trial,” which appeared in the Journal of Nutrition.