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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People | July 10, 2019

Charter class at School of Medicine starts moving into clinical training.

Campus News | July 3, 2019

Lawyer Crane Pomerantz advises new doctors that there's more to being successful than practicing good medicine.

Campus News | June 26, 2019

A collection of news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

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People | June 26, 2019

The UNLV Medical School and its students have been among the beneficiaries.

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People | June 19, 2019

The retired U.S. Senate majority leader discusses health care with the dean of UNLV’s medical school

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People | June 12, 2019

Former UNLV President Don Snyder has played pivotal roles in many key Southern Nevada institutions, including the UNLV School of Medicine

Medicine In The News

KSNV-TV: News 3
July 16, 2019

On Monday, I met some very smart people.

Las Vegas Sun
July 9, 2019

Not long ago, I had the privilege of making my first visit to the new UNLV School of Medicine. It was immensely gratifying to witness firsthand the leadership, faculty and students embracing change — in the way medical students are taught and trained and in the school’s commitment to reimagining the way tomorrow’s physicians will care for their future patients.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 8, 2019

At first, Maureen Kramer’s forgetfulness seemed like no big deal. She’d forget about plans made with her husband, Bill, and began relying on written directions to drive to familiar places.

American Journal of Managed Care: AJMC
July 3, 2019

Abraham Nagy, MD, chair of neurology at University of Las Vegas and director of Nevada Headache Institute discusses how better lifestyle choices can improve headaches.

Washington Post
June 26, 2019

As the bioethicist Johan C. Bester wrote in 2018: “The correct lens through which to view vaccination is moral obligation — we are obligated to provide children with protection against measles. Parents who have children eligible for vaccination are obligated to facilitate vaccination. Parents who have children that cannot receive vaccination are obligated to advocate for sufficient vaccine uptake in the general population. … Measles vaccination rightly belongs to the realm of parental obligation, a duty owed to the child and to society.”

Credit Union Journal
June 13, 2019

A nationwide effort to better identify signs of dementia and assist those afflicted with it has made its way to the financial services space.

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Recent Medicine Accomplishments

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...
June 27, 2019
Dr. Susanna Sorrentino (Medicine) conducted a webinar on evaluation and testing of pediatric patients with genetic disorders. The webinar was sponsored by the ECHO project through UNR.  
June 19, 2019
Kenneth Izuora (Medicine), Gayle Allenback, Civon Gewelber, and Michael Neubauer (all Dental Medicine) presented the results from their research at the American Diabetes Association's 79th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco earlier this month. They looked at factors that were associated with having a diagnosis of osteoporosis among hospitalized...
June 18, 2019
Chad L. Cross (Medicine and Public Health) is co-author of a book that recently was translated into Italian, Biostatstica: Concetti di base per l’analisi statistica delle scienze dell’area medico-sanitaria. This is the translation of his 10th international edition of Biostatistics: Basic Concepts and Methodology for the Health Sciences, and...
May 20, 2019
Jay Shen, Pearl Kim, Sung-Youn Chun, Jinwook Hwang, Hyeyoung Yeom (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Jae-Hoon Lee (Family Medicine), Haneul Choi (Honors), and Ji Won Yoo (Internal Medicine) published an article on "Trends in the Utilization of Life-Sustaining Procedures and Palliative Care Consultation Among Dying Patients With Advanced...