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

medical students in surgery gowns around equipment
Campus News | November 20, 2019

Working with cadavers provides medical students with valuable experience.

man in front of Petra in Jordan
People | November 13, 2019

The refugee experiences of his parents and of people he observed while studying overseas helped fuel his desire to become a doctor.

A woman with red hair rests her hadn on her chin
People | November 6, 2019

School of Medicine founding dean Dr. Barbara Atkinson reflects on launching the school, and what comes next.

Student in white medical coat stands in front of medical equipment
People | November 4, 2019

A UNLV alum and current med school student says the Engelstad Scholars Program solidified his desire to help others.

People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus News | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

UNLV School of Medicine signage
Campus News | October 30, 2019

School granted provisional accreditation by Liaison Committee on Medical Education, remains on track to earn full accreditation by 2021-22.

Medicine In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 20, 2019

Researchers from UNLV are warning against marijuana use during pregnancy. A study by the university’s School of Medicine reveals that daily marijuana use is associated with impaired fetal growth and increased placental vascular resistance.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
November 19, 2019

An anti-smoking and anti-vaping campaign starts at UNLV Monday.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 15, 2019

Nevada is the No. 2 state for flu activity behind Louisiana, and Las Vegas is the No. 4 metropolitan area in the country, according to a new flu index that uses data on prescriptions to treat the virus.

KSNV-TV: News 3
November 13, 2019

Many people have something about themselves they don't like, a physical feature they'd like to change.

Las Vegas News
November 6, 2019

Chalk silhouettes drawn along the valley’s roads caught the attention of many locals and tourists. The silhouettes are part of the “Dusk to Dawn” campaign aimed at raising awareness about pedestrian safety in the city and according to authorities, the 91 outlines represent pedestrians who have been hit by vehicles and died between January 2018 and June 2019.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
November 5, 2019

On Oct. 1 2017, the Clark County Office of the Coroner and Medical Examiner was overwhelmed by death.

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Recent Medicine Accomplishments

November 19, 2019
Dr. David Glenn Weismiller (Medicine) was invited to be a part of the American Academy of Family Physicians Annual Conference on Adult Medicine in Las Vegas earlier this month. He presented on the care and wellness of transgender persons. As of 2018, 1.4 million U.S. adults identify as transgender. Accessing health care can be challenging for...
November 15, 2019
Drs. Bobby Brar and Pooja Patil (both Medicine) recently had their research on the use of marijuana during pregnancy published in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. Brar and Patil both are resident physicians. The study, co-authored by UNLV School of Medicine faculty physicians Drs. Michael Gardner, James Alexander, and Nora...
November 14, 2019
A number of UNLV communicators and other staff members received high marks from the Las Vegas Valley Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America during the recent Pinnacle Awards ceremony. The Las Vegas chapter sends the entries to judges outside the local market for evaluation to provide the most objective evaluation and determination of...
November 7, 2019
Jay Shen (Health Care Administration), Catherine Dingley (Nursing), Ji Yoo (Medicine) and Sfurti Maheshwari and Kalyn Frost (both Public Health), and Soo Kim (Journalism and Media Studies), along with community partners Duy Nguyen, Octavio Posada, and Weiss Solano from the Asian Community Development Council, recently presented at the 6th Public...
October 23, 2019
Ruby Nugent and Aidy Weeks (both Libraries) will be presenting during a webinar, "Tips and Tricks for Successful Onsite Academic Interviews," sponsored by the African American Medical Librarians Alliance Caucus of the Medical Library Association on Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. The free webinar is the second part of a series focused on empowering current and...
October 21, 2019
Rachel Kelly, Elli Tian, and Dr. David Howard (all Medicine) presented their research at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2019 Annual Districts V, VII & IX meeting in Kapalua, Hawaii, earlier this month. The project was, "A Comparison of Nutritional Content of Prescription versus Nonprescription Prenatal Vitamins." Kelly...