Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV News

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Current Medicine News

A man works with a robot
People | July 23, 2021

New treatments and interventions offer more hope to catch lung cancer and other pulmonary diseases early, and treat them more effectively.

A woman stands in front of Machu Picchu
People | July 16, 2021

Artist Danielle Eames turns to medical school at age 32.

Campus News | July 9, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance and improvement at UNLV.

woman in doctoral hood ceremony
People | July 9, 2021

Dr. Sierra Mastrantonio offers advice for aspiring students.

Business and Community | July 6, 2021

Rebel Reset aims to ease return-to-office transition.

Campus News | July 2, 2021

The Optum Dr. Tony and Renee Marlon Endowed Chair at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV has been awarded to the man who created the state's first orthopaedics residency program.

Medicine In The News

July 29, 2021

According to every romantic TV show and movie ever made, women are hopelessly attracted to “bad boys”, meanwhile, overlooking the “right” person for them – AKA the “nice guy”.

Discover Magazine
July 28, 2021

Weed's THC content appears to be getting stronger. What risks does the soaring potency of marijuana pose?

Nevada Current
July 26, 2021

New state data reveals that 12.2% of people who received the first dose of a covid-19 vaccine in Nevada are overdue for their second, with more than two-thirds six or more weeks overdue.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
July 26, 2021

UNLV is helping kids get ready to go back to the classroom.

July 23, 2021

In what may be the largest survey of physician attitudes about firearms and how firearm-owning surgeons store guns in their homes, U.S. members of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) said they support the organization taking an active role in advocating for policies and programs designed to lower the risk of firearm-related injuries and deaths.

El Tiempo
July 22, 2021

Construction of UNLV's new medical education building has come halfway ahead of schedule and under budget. It should be ready for occupancy by the end of June 2022.

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Recent Medicine Accomplishments

July 28, 2021
Mayra Corn, Ruby Nugent, and Aidy Weeks (Libraries), along with colleagues Melanie Dixson and Niki Kirkpatrick at the University of Tennessee Knoxville Libraries, presented "POC in LIS Cohorts" at the 2021 People of Color in Library & Information Sciences Summit.     
July 27, 2021
Dr. Kenneth Izuora (Medicine) was invited to the editorial board of the journal Endocrine Practice, the official journal of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. 
July 26, 2021
Drs. Awad Javaid, Banveet Kaur Khetarpal, Aditi Singh, Jimmy Diep, and Chowdhury Ahsan (all Medicine) recently co-authored an abstract published in European Heart Journal: Cardiovascular Imaging titled "Clinical course and surgical outcomes in middle-age adults with anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery." This study retrospectively analyzed...
July 20, 2021
Dr. Deborah Kuhls, Laura K. Gryder, Dr. Kavita Batra, Merika Charupoom, Emily Carter, Ana Reyes, and Emily Strickler (all Medicine) implemented hands-on training in Statistics for Traffic Safety at the 2021 National Summer Transportation Institute to a cohort of advanced high school students interested in traffic systems and STEM.
July 19, 2021
Manoj Sharma, Jennifer Pharr, Courtney Coughenour (all Environmental & Occupational Health), Chia-Liang Dai (Teaching & Learning), Kavita Batra (Medicine), and Ching-Chen Chen (Counselor Education), along with Asma Awan (Purdue University), and Hannah Catalano (University of North Carolina Wilmington), published an article “Using the Multi...
July 6, 2021
Amalie Alver, Kavita Batra, Amrita Patel, and Kenneth Izuora (all Medicine) Arpita Basu (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), Antonina Capurro, Civon Gewelber, Kristin Baca, Shelley Williams, and Jeffrey Ebersole (all Dental) presented the results of their research collaboration, “Predictor of Food Insecurity among Ambulatory Patients with...