UNLV School of Medicine News

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Current Medicine News

Six COVID vaccines on a blue tray
Business and Community | January 27, 2021

UNLV vaccine expert Johan Bester examines the ethical considerations behind the decision to get inoculated.

A sign reads "Silver State Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility"
Campus News | January 21, 2021

The 36-bed skilled nursing site is expected to add an important dimension to students’ clinical education.

"UNLV School of Medicine" sign
Campus News | January 20, 2021

Volunteer efforts by hundreds of Southern Nevada physicians enhance the medical training of UNLV students.

three studio portraits
People | January 8, 2021

Members of the inaugural class of the UNLV School of Medicine await the results of Match Day — the day med school students across the nation find out where they will receive their specialty training.

Professor Nancy Lough standing in front of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas
People | January 4, 2021

Great places are made of great people. Here are a few who made the news in 2020.

medical worker in full protective suit making "LV" sign with hands
Business and Community | December 31, 2020

As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.

Medicine In The News

Las Vegas Sun
January 27, 2021

Three months after breaking ground, the future UNLV School of Medicine building is beginning to take shape.

January 27, 2021

The images are popping up on our social media feeds: pictures of friends, coworkers, and family members proudly displaying their COVID-19 vaccine card.

January 25, 2021

With the nights at their longest and the weather at its bleakest, winter is in full force for those of us in the northern hemisphere. After the hubbub of the holiday season – even if our celebrations were a little different this year – it’s tempting to hunker down and wait for spring to brighten our moods before we think about socialising out and about. This year, perhaps more so than any we have experienced before, that retreat indoors has coincided with an increase in Covid-19 restrictions, meaning that for many across Europe and the US the decision isn’t optional.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 23, 2021

Some Clark County educators were elated to receive their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine last week, while many others met with disappointment during a confusing rollout, including some who booked appointments only to be turned away at inoculation sites.

January 22, 2021

Funds for the UNLV School of Medicine’s new medical education building are back in the state budget.

The Oprah Magazine
January 22, 2021

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Recent Medicine Accomplishments

January 26, 2021
Marc J. Kahn (Medicine) was recently published in the Journal of The National Medical Association, one of the leading peer-reviewed journals in the industry. Dean Kahn co-authored a study showing a relationship between participation in the U.S. News and World Report survey and decreased diversity at medical schools.    
January 25, 2021
Dr. Will Johnson (Medicine) had his street-art-influenced work displayed at the Helios Fina Art Studio during a local art show called "The Sign" as well as at First Friday Las Vegas. Johnson, a resident in internal medicine, believes that cultivating one's well-being is crucial for physicians to be better providers in the long term.  
January 22, 2021
Dr. Jordana Haber (Medicine) published an article, "Are Virtual Conferences a Blessing for Women?"  in ACEP NOW. She is part of the emergency medicine department.
January 21, 2021
Benita Wolff (Medicine) last month presented "From Conversation to Action: Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging" as part of the Princeton University department of physics and department of astrophysics Seminar Series on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with Christopher Stubbs, dean for science and Samuel C. Moncher professor of physics...
January 20, 2021
Dr. Buddha Dawn (Medicine) has been appointed to serve on the editorial board of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry for a three-year term. Published by Springer Nature, the journal includes original research papers and short communications, as well as review articles relevant to the molecular basis of cellular function and disease processes. A...
January 15, 2021
Chad Morrison, Laura Gryder, Ty Olson, Douglas Fraser, Allison McNickle, Syed Saquib, Joseph Carroll, Samantha Slinkard-Barnum, Deborah Kuhls, and Paul Chestovich  (all Medicine) researchers presented at the 34th annual Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. They are researchers in the surgery department. Morrison presented "The Absence of...