Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV 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

Paige Smith, DO
People | January 24, 2023

Emergency medicine chief resident resides over a hospital floor and takes her expertise to Lake Mead, Allegiant Stadium, and beyond.

woman posing
People | January 18, 2023

Among her many titles — therapist, professor, director of UNLV's Couple and Family Therapy Program — Sara Jordan credits her mortician and EMT father for showing her a sense of humor is invaluable even in the most serious of careers.

Glenn Barnes, DO
People | January 12, 2023

Doctor of osteopathic medicine Glenn Barnes works to prevent, evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate injuries for recreational and competitive athletes of all ages.

Members of the Precision Medicine Lab lifting off a manhole cover to study wastewater
Business and Community | December 29, 2022

A yearlong collection of headlines featuring community resources, training programs, and partnerships to move Southern Nevada forward.

Jabre Millon
People | December 13, 2022

Jabre Millon achieving his goal to become a doctor after working through family trauma.

students doing yoga at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center
Research | December 5, 2022

Wellness expert and medical school professor Anne Weisman shares tips from her mind-body training that anyone can use to de-stress and find balance during the holiday season.

Medicine In The News

The List
January 26, 2023

When it comes to love and romance, "compatibility" is something of a buzzword. Millennial and Gen-Z singles are known to search for compatibility via their partner's astrological signs), while personality tests promise they'll find out whether or not you're a match with someone. Furthermore, many couples end up breaking up because they're just not compatible with each other.

KSNV-TV: News 3
January 25, 2023

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV introduced its new text messaging program to support the mental health of its students. The SMS-based program Early Alert connects school leaders with students to respond to behavioral challenges and distress.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 20, 2023

Significant. Historical. Unprecedented. These are just some of the words state administrators, advocates and service providers use to describe recent investments in Nevada’s mental health services.

January 17, 2023

Sex is not just something many of us like to do whenever we have the time and inclination. The act is the sole reason we're all here. The vast majority of animals (but not all) have sex to procreate. Let's explore this reproductive phenomenon, sometimes referred to as intercourse, coitus or copulation.

KSNV-TV: News 3
January 13, 2023

The announcement this week that Desert Springs Hospital would be shutting down its inpatient operations and laying off nearly 1,000 employees sent ripples throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español
January 12, 2023

A more infectious variant of COVID-19 that is spreading rapidly into the western United States is gaining ground in southern Nevada.

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Recent Medicine Accomplishments

January 26, 2023
Dr. Aditi Singh (Residency Program Director, Internal Medicine) recently received a "Distinguished Teacher/Mentor Award" from the American College of Physicians (ACP) Nevada Chapter, 2022. Dr. Singh received this award in 2017, as well, which demonstrates her continued efforts and excellence in mentoring medical residents. Additionally, she is the…
January 25, 2023
Ahmad Gill, Omar Al-Taweel, Sadaf Fakhra, Kyaw Min Tun, Dalia Hawwass, and Chowdhury Ahsan (all Medicine) published, "Short-term Outcomes of Patients Transferred From Non-Acute Care Centers With Sick Sinus Syndrome," in the European Heart Journal.
January 25, 2023
Congratulations to Jenna Sutton, Hazem Aboaid, and Lubaba Haque (all Medicine) for winning the Nevada ACP Chapter Doctor's Dilemma. They will be representing Nevada at the National ACP Doctor's Dilemma Competition!
January 25, 2023
Mark Chang (Internal Medicine) and colleagues published the article, "Genomic and Transcriptomic Predictors of Response from Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Patients with Oligoprogressive Renal Cell Carcinome," in European Urology Oncology.
January 23, 2023
Dr. Gregory Brown's (Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Medicine) article, "A Case for Age Regression in Flying Phobia," was published in the 5-PATH Journal of the International Association of Hypnosis Professionals. Volume 32: Winter 2022 [current issue from December].
January 23, 2023
John Menezes, Vladislav Zhitny and Kavita Batra (all Medicine) published, "A Nationwide Analysis of Gunshot Wounds of the Head and Neck: Morbidity, Mortality and Cost," in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.