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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

doctor in hallway talking to residents
Campus News | March 27, 2020

UNLV School of Medicine faculty physicians, fellows, residents, and students care for our community in several hospitals in Southern Nevada.

A group of health officials in protective equipment wait for al ine of cars passing orange cones
Campus News | March 24, 2020

Clinic taking appointments to test for coronavirus in patients who meet CDC criteria.

Campus News | March 20, 2020

Take a walk, practice mindfulness, give Fido some special attention, and other ideas from the UNLV School of Medicine's director of wellness.

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Campus News | March 10, 2020

As coronavirus concerns grow, UNLV researchers available to provide expertise.

People | March 10, 2020

Cam Johnson says working as director of IT operations for the medical school is a fitting culmination of his career.

Representatives from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians wrap UNLV Marta Meana in a blanket as part of the tribe's gift announcement to the university.
Campus News | March 5, 2020

A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.

Medicine In The News

Las Vegas Sun
March 27, 2020

UNLV Medicine has received approximately 2,000 calls per day from Las Vegas residents seeking a test for COVID-19 since curbside testing was announced Tuesday, according to a spokesperson.

KNPR News
March 27, 2020

The CDC and Southern Nevada Health District are telling us to stay home, even if we’re sick. Unless we have a high fever, worsening cough, and difficulty breathing — the symptoms of COVID-19 — the best course of action is to call our doctor; if an exam is necessary, make it virtual. That means a lot of people will be staying home sick.

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March 25, 2020

The authorities have already said this on several occasions: tests to detect the coronavirus in the state of Nevada are scarce .

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
March 25, 2020

Nevada is one of several states permitted to fast track coronavirus testing by developing and approving it without the FDA signing off. While that’s underway, testing is still limited in the Las Vegas Valley.

KNPR News
March 24, 2020

UNLV Medicine, the clinical arm of the school of medicine, has started offering curbside testing for coronavirus by appointment only.

KSNV-TV: News 3
March 24, 2020

The UNLV School of Medicine’s clinical arm will be conducting curbside testing for COVID-119 beginning on Tuesday, March 24.

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Recent Medicine Accomplishments

March 3, 2020
Doris Chan, Lauren Hollifield, and Zarah Rosen (Medicine) presented their educational research at the annual national meeting of the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics in Orlando last month. Their work on innovative teaching in medical education, including the use of gaming techniques, ultrasound, and student wellness, was well...
March 2, 2020
Johan Bester (Medicine) published an article in the leading bioethics journal, The American Journal of Bioethics. This article, "Beneficence, Interests, and Wellbeing in Medicine: What it Means to Provide Benefit to Patients," examines the concept of providing benefit to patients. Bester argues that a person's wellbeing is related both to the...
February 20, 2020
Sheniz Moonie (Public Health), Rebecca Scherr, and Gayle Allenback (both Medicine), along with Julia Anderson, '19 PhD Public Health, and Mary Beth Hogan from the department of pediatrics at the Marshall University School of Medicine, published an article on "Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Comorbidities and Atopic Disease in Nevada" in the journal ...
January 24, 2020
Dr. Joshua J. Goldman (Medicine) had two posters presented at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery: "Utilization of Microsurgical Techniques in Craniofacial Reconstruction: A Chimeric Approach to Pediatric Defects" The clinical research case series focuses on improved outcomes with interdisciplinary or...
January 21, 2020
Dr. Joshua Goldman (Medicine) presented his work, "The Power of Periosteum & the Role of the Medial Femoral Condyle Free Flap in Treatment of Osteoradionecrosis of the Mandible," to a crowd of international attendees at this year's American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) annual meeting. Osteoradionecrosis affects 5-15 percent...
January 21, 2020
Chris R. Cochran, Yong-Jae Lee, Jay J. Shen (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Seong-Min Park (Criminal Justice), along with Pearl Kim, '19 PhD Public Health, and Sungyoun Chun, a former visiting international scholar in Health Care Administration and Policy, published an article on "Trends and Associated...