UNLV School of Medicine News

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Current Medicine News

doctor talking to healthcare worker in hallway
People | September 11, 2019

Dr. John Fildes continues the vision for establishing UNLV's academic medical center.

woman in formal dress at piano
People | September 4, 2019

Inspired by a '00s movie and a grandfather she never met, Alexis Hilts found her path to medical school.

silhouette of young girl
Campus News | August 28, 2019

UNLV Medicine’s Mojave Counseling Youth Clinic offers assistance to some of Nevada's youngest patients.

Dr. Stephen Dahlem shakes hands with student Gregory Schreck.
People | August 21, 2019

Medical school class president combines education and science degrees as he prepares for emergency medicine.

5 students hold paper mustaches in front of face
Campus News | August 15, 2019

Back-to-school events to highlight UNLV campus traditions and student involvement.

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Campus News | August 14, 2019

A new group of resident physicians recently came on board, just as the school bade farewell to a group who had completed their residencies.

Medicine In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 18, 2019

New research showing that greater Las Vegas is at the highest risk in the U.S. for a worsening shortage of OB-GYNs comes as no surprise to members of the local medical community.

September 16, 2019

Millions of students are working overtime to become the next generation of wage earners. But in the process, unfortunately, all too many let their health slip down the priority list. And when they do, a vicious cycle ensues where grades start going down, forcing a student to further turn to less healthy behaviors such as getting less sleep, eating the wrong foods for energy, or engage in risky behavior.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 16, 2019

Becoming temporarily blind in 2015 was Robert Hoey’s wake-up call to take control of his Type 1 diabetes.

Kenyan Tribune
September 14, 2019

This is truer, especially in its application to relationships, marriages and other emotional/romantic situations. While there’s to be a moderation in the regularity of these conflicts, this in itself is still not enough to keep the relationship healthy.

The Nevada Independent
September 13, 2019

Nevada sent more than 150 children in its juvenile justice and child welfare systems out of state for behavioral health treatment last year, some of them thousands of miles away to far-flung facilities in Detroit, Nashville and Savannah.

KSNV-TV: News 3
September 13, 2019

According to UNLV’s School of Medicine, despite years of warnings about the risks associated with drinking while pregnant, doctors across Southern Nevada are still reporting high rates of FASD, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

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Recent Medicine Accomplishments

September 12, 2019
Drs. Shawna Kleban, Joshua J. Goldman, and Richard C. Baynosa (all Medicine) have written a book chapter, “Robotic Rectus Muscle Flap for Reconstruction in the Pelvis,” which appears in the new book, Advanced Techniques in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Colorectal Surgery. Baynosa is one of the pioneers in this technique and the innovative work...
September 9, 2019
Joshua J. Goldman (Medicine) recently was chosen as the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Associate Fellow member of the Committee on Ethics. The position tenure is three years, and according to the ACS, the charge of the committee is to "provide the Board of Regents with a means for deliberation and preparation of ethical issues which the...
August 8, 2019
Dr. Buddha Dawn (Medicine) will receive the 2019 Makoto Nagano Award for Distinguished Achievements in Cardiovascular Education. The International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences will honor Dawn during its Symposium on Cellular Therapy in Cardiovascular Medicine in Ankara, Turkey, this fall.      
August 7, 2019
Dr. David Winn, Dr. Justin Yeung, and Dr. David Kuykendall (all Medicine) were awarded first place for their research poster at the Nevada Academy of Family Physicians Annual Summer Meeting.  The title of their poster was "Hydrocephalus Induced by Immune Reconstitution Syndrome." All three are family medicine physicians.        
July 8, 2019
Barbara Atkinson (Medicine) is being honored by Nevada Business Magazine with its "Healthcare Hero Award" for Lifetime Achievement. The magazine will profile Atkinson, who is the only woman to be dean at three U.S. medical schools, in its September issue. Founding dean of the UNLV School of Medicine, she will receive the award at the Healthcare...
July 3, 2019
Dr. Jorge Vega, Dr. Paul Chestovich, Dr. Syed Saquib, and Dr. Douglas Fraser recently had a manuscript, "A 5-Year Review of Pavement Burns From a Desert Burn Center," published in the July/August volume of the Journal of Burn Care & Research.  The doctors, all part of the department of surgery, reviewed pavement burn injury admissions over a...