Stethoscope

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

People | January 22, 2020

Medical ethicist Dr. Johan Bester on the balance between public health and the individual’s rights and questions on parental authority and the obligation of physicians to protect society.

one woman performing CPR on a mannequin with three women watching
People | January 15, 2020

Caleena Longworth has overcome numerous obstacles on the way to a medical career.

surgeon demonstrating a technique
People | January 9, 2020

Dr. Douglas Fraser says teamwork is key to successful trauma care.

UNLV School of Medicine signage on wall
People | January 8, 2020

Dr. Kahn is a hematologist, medical oncologist, professor, and administrator at Tulane University School of Medicine; he will join UNLV April 1.

Students in red shirts walking outside on campus
Business and Community | December 30, 2019

A collection of news stories from 2019 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.

UNLV professor Matthew Lachniet works in his lab on campus.
People | December 27, 2019

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made the news in 2019.

Medicine In The News

KUNR
January 23, 2020

For years during the Cold War, large swaths of land in Nevada were used for atomic weapons testing. Nuclear bombs were dropped just miles from small towns and the people living in them.

Las Vegas Sun
January 23, 2020

The push to develop a new UNLV School of Medicine building, long hindered by disagreements between the university’s donor community and Nevada higher education officials, could be reaching a conclusion.

Vegas Inc
January 20, 2020

UNLV named Dr. Marc J. Kahn the new dean of the School of Medicine. Kahn is currently a senior associate dean at Tulane University School of Medicine and was selected following a national search for the position. He takes his post at UNLV on April 1.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
January 10, 2020

UNLV announced Dr. Marc J. Kahn as the new dean of the School of Medicine, and he officially takes his post at UNLV on April 1.

Associated Press
January 9, 2020

A senior associate dean at Tulane University School of Medicine has been named as the new dean of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, medical school.

San Francisco Chronicle
January 9, 2020

A senior associate dean at Tulane University School of Medicine has been named as the new dean of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, medical school.

Medicine Experts

An expert on issues surrounding aging, primary care, and cognitive and physical disabilities.
An expert on the transition to parenthood, postpartum depression, infertility, and miscarriage.
An expert in vaccinations, bioethics, clinical ethics practice, and medical education.

Recent Medicine Accomplishments

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...
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 17, 2020
Dr. David Glenn Weismiller (Medicine), was an invited speaker at the 3rd Emirates Family Medicine Society Congress held earlier this month in Dubai. One of his presentations was a plenary session on quaternary prevention titled "Choosing Wisely - First, Doing No Harm." The presentation focused on the Choosing Wisely initiative of the ABIM...
December 13, 2019
Pearl C. Kim, Chris R. Cochran, Sungyoun Chun and Jay J. Shen (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Seong-Min Park (Criminal Justice) recently published an article on "Trends and Associated Factors of Use of Opioid, Heroin, and Cannabis among Patients for Emergency Department Visits in Nevada: 2009–2017" in the...
December 13, 2019
Drs. Mahendran Jayaraj, Ranjit Makar, and Mohamad Mubder (all Medicine) received honors at the 2019 American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) meeting in San Antonio. These and other members of the School of Medicine’s gastrointestinal (GI) team delivered a total of 18 presentations at the meeting, which is the most prestigious GI meeting in the...
November 27, 2019
Sheniz Moonie, Brian Labus (both Environmental and Occupational Health), and Dr. Rebecca Scherr (Medicine), along with Julia Anderson, '19 PhD Public Health, and former faculty member Mary Beth Hogan (now of Marshall University) recently published an article on "Chronic Inflammatory Disease Cost: The Impact of Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Nevada"...