UNLV School of Medicine News

UNLV is creating a world-class center for medical education, patient care, and research that prepares Nevada’s doctors with the most innovative and technologically advanced forms of medical training while serving the health care needs of a diverse and urban population through community partnerships.

Current Medicine News

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Business and Community | May 16, 2019
Students and faculty lead programs to improve lives in Southern Nevada.
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People | May 15, 2019

Former chief resident Joshua Goldman returns to the UNLV School of Medicine to help expand the plastic and reconstructive surgery program.

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Business and Community | May 1, 2019

The UNLV Family Medicine Clinic handles around 11,000 patient visits per year, including expectant mothers, children, adults, and the elderly, as well as the Golden Knights and Aviators.

Campus News | May 1, 2019

UNLV faculty and students honored with Service-Learning, Community-Based Research, Faculty/Staff Outreach, and Student Service awards.

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People | May 1, 2019

Health Care Administration and Policy professor Jay Shen works to increase understanding and use of palliative care among Asian-Americans.

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People | May 1, 2019

Medical student Ginger Christian brings casualty training program to her classmates and the community.

Medicine In The News

May 15, 2019

We often hear that new mothers have suffered from postpartum depression. But what about the new father?

Orlando Sentinel
May 8, 2019

There have been more than 760 cases of measles in 23 states, including two in Florida. This is the highest number of cases recorded in the United States in the past 25 years, and the majority of infected people have not been vaccinated.

KTVN: News 2
May 3, 2019

Pershing General Hospital is where many Lovelock residents get their health care. The town of less than 2,000 residents is about 90 miles from Reno. Like many of Nevada's small towns, it is difficult to hire more doctors. It has two doctors and one physician's assistant. Officials say they would like to double that.

Vegas Inc
April 29, 2019

A love of science and the study of medicine fueled Dr. Rooman Ahad’s career and led her to a role as assistant professor of pediatric neurology at UNLV’s School of Medicine. She is now part of an effort to expand autism services in the Las Vegas Valley and raise awareness through education and events such as the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation Race for Hope 5K, which was run April 27 at UNLV.

April 29, 2019

Measles cases in the United States reached a new high this week, with 695 cases reported to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), surpassing the previous record since the disease was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000. The highly contagious disease, now present in 22 states, has been spreading rapidly through communities where people are unvaccinated.

April 29, 2019

More than 900 UCLA and Cal State LA students and staff have been quarantined to prevent the spread of measles. Meanwhile in Sacramento, a hearing this week on a measles bill drew lots of protestors. Hundreds of people lined up to comment against a bill that would strengthen vaccine requirements.

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Recent Medicine Accomplishments

May 2, 2019
Kai-Yu Ho, Rachel Gross (both Physical Therapy) and Wade Gaal (Medicine) co-authored “Incomplete Fracture of the Anterior Superior Iliac Spine,” which appeared in the May issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. The article, also co-authored byAlison Nguyen of Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging, shared the clinical...
April 26, 2019
Resident physician Bobby Brar (Medicine) gave an oral presentation at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual National Meeting in Orlando Florida. During his presentation, titled “Intrauterine Marijuana Exposure: What Happens When the Smoke Clears,” Brar spoke about marijuana use in pregnancy and its effects on fetal growth and...
April 26, 2019
Communities in Schools of Southern Nevada is honoring the UNLV School of Medicine with its “Volunteer Partner of the Year Award.” Communities in Schools provides case management for Title 1 Children in the Clark County School District, where a number of medical students perform community service in economically challenged neighborhoods. Medical...
February 15, 2019
Drs. John Brosious, Shawna Kleban, Joshua Goldman, John Menezes, Wei Wang and Richard Baynosa, along with Adnan Mohsin and Shelley Williams (all Medicine) are authors of an article, "Ahead of the Curve: Tracking Progress in Novice Microsurgeons," which has been published in the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. The physicians all are members...
February 5, 2019
Dr. Laura Culley (Medicine) will receive the 2019 Silver Syringe Outstanding Community Partner Award.  For more than 20 years, the group Immunize Nevada has honored some of the top medical professionals in the state with these awards. Culley is being recognized for her efforts overseeing 120 medical students who spend one day a week helping Las...
January 28, 2019
Sara Hunt and Katherine Hertlein (both Medicine) collaborated with Noelle Lefforge and Michelle Paul (both Psychology) on an article that's been published in the Community Mental Health Journal. The article, "A University-Based Transdisciplinary Approach to Mental Health Workforce Shortages," describes UNLV's efforts to train mental health workers...