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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

rendering of Kerkorian Medical Education Building
Campus News | April 16, 2021

School to be known as the UNLV Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine in recognition of private support from Kerkorian Estate and other private donors.

A young couple stands in front of a stage
People | April 16, 2021

Cory Colombini and Sabrina Novenschi will continue their education in Southern Nevada after graduating next month as part of the charter class of the UNLV School of Medicine.

vice president kamala harris watches unlv student administer COVID vaccine to another local college student
Campus News | April 14, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.

A woman speaks to a group of doctors
Business and Community | April 14, 2021

Residencies and fellowships are crucial tools to helping grow the number of doctors in Southern Nevada.

A bride stands amidst her wedding party
People | April 9, 2021

As she prepares to graduate from the UNLV School of Medicine next month, Ashley Newell Prandecki looks back at the self-doubt that almost stopped her from pursuing her passion.

healthcare worker filling syringe
Campus News | April 6, 2021

Here's why members of the campus community are excited to receive the new vaccine.

Medicine In The News

Next City
April 21, 2021

After a night with friends at a Las Vegas casino, Mihalik was dropped off at a nearby Walmart and planned to walk home. But Mihalik, 54, didn’t realize the area had no public transportation available.

Las Vegas Sun
April 20, 2021

It will be a proud moment for Las Vegas when members of the UNLV Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine’s first class get their diplomas in May. However, the Class of 2021 has already given us reason to cheer.

El Tiempo
April 19, 2021

Despite putting out a record number of vaccinations earlier this week, the Clark County COVID-19 mass vaccination site at Cashman Center will close on May 5, public health officials announced Thursday.

Business Insider
April 19, 2021

US federal agencies may need two weeks or more to know whether Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is linked to rare blood clots, two senior White House health officials told Politico on Saturday.

U.S. News & World Report
April 16, 2021

Citing a drop in requests for COVID-19 vaccination appointments despite a rising number of new cases in Nevada, health officials in Las Vegas say they’ll close the mass vaccination site at Cashman Center on May 5.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
April 16, 2021

Citing a drop in requests for COVID-19 vaccination appointments despite a rising number of new cases in Nevada, health officials in Las Vegas say they’ll close the mass vaccination site at Cashman Center on May 5.

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Recent Medicine Accomplishments

April 21, 2021
Erin Breen (Transportation Research Center) and Laura Gryder (Medicine) were interviewed by NextCity.org about their involvement in the creation, implementation, and assessment of Ped SAFE, a Southern Nevada pedestrian safety educational class offered by the Vulnerable Road Users Project to individuals cited for pedestrian law violations in lieu...
April 15, 2021
Monica Arebalos (Medicine), who is an MD candidate, was asked an unexpected number of questions about her recently published paper on sex trafficking red flags, "Sex Trafficking Red Flags: Confirming Presentation Patterns and Childhood Adversity Risk Factors," during her match interviews with emergency room departments around the country. The ER...
April 14, 2021
Dr. Buddha Dawn (Medicine) recently published an article,  “Vitamin D3 Induces Mesenchymal-to-Endothelial Transition and Promotes a Proangiogenic Niche through IGF-1 Signaling,” in iScience, a Cell Press journal. The results show that vitamin D3, a natural compound, can promote blood vessel formation by inducing an endothelial phenotype in...
April 13, 2021
Dr. Joshua J. Goldman (Medicine) was honored by Las Vegas Weekly as one of the city's 2021 "40 Under 40," among CEO's and entrepreneurs, for his work as a plastic & reconstructive microsurgeon. He was one of only two honorees in the health care industry, and the only physician.  From Las Vegas Weekly: "With a record-breaking number of...
April 12, 2021
Drs. Ji Won Yoo and David Byun (Medicine), Jay Shen (Public Health), Dr. Georgia Dounis (Dental), and Seong-min Park (Criminal Justice), along with Dr. Se Won Lee of Mountain View Hospital and past visiting scholars Sung-Youn Chun, Hee-Taik Kang, Jinwook Hwang, Young-Jae Lee, and Dong-Hun Han published a paper "Regional Variation in States'...
April 9, 2021
Neeraj Bhandari, Soumya Upadhyay, Christopher Cochran (all Healthcare Administration, and Policy), and Dr. Kavita Batra (Medicine) published an article, "Impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare Labor Market in the United States: Lower Paid Workers Experienced Higher Vulnerability and Slower Recovery" in the International Journal of Environmental Research...