UNLV School of Medicine News

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Current Medicine News

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People | August 12, 2020

Lessons learned from her brother, Michael, prompted Dr. Kate Martin to develop an Honors College course that will urge students to consider the needs of those with differences.

A portrait of UNLV's new president Keith Whitfield on campus.
Campus News | August 10, 2020

As summer heats up, so do the accomplishments on UNLV’s campus.

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Campus News | August 4, 2020

Endocrinologist discusses link between diabetes and COVID-19.

man holding doctor coat over his arm.
People | July 22, 2020

Students begin their medical school studies despite COVID-19.

Gastroparesis illustration. Text: Loss of muscles to move food through the digestive. Damages vagus nerves. Food stays in the stomach too long (bezoars). Closed sphincter. Delayed gastric emptying.
People | July 15, 2020

A two-hour procedure performed by Dr. Annabel Barber of the UNLV School of Medicine dramatically improved patient Joan Anderson’s life.

People | July 8, 2020

Toyokazu “Chris” Endo plans to feed his appetite for service by becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon.

Medicine In The News

County Line Magazine
August 11, 2020

In addition to the already rigorous requirements of medical training, current medical students are facing unprecedented challenges as they continue to meet the demands of medical school overcast by the COVID-19 pandemic.

El Tiempo
August 10, 2020

With no signs of the COVID-19 pandemic receding anytime soon, further difficulties can be seen on the horizon with the flu season approaching.

Las Vegas Sun
August 6, 2020

For a moment, let’s imagine Las Vegas as the premier city for health care in the U.S.

August 6, 2020

If the past six months have thrown your sexual relationships into stark relief, you’re not alone. A study of nearly 900 British adults by Anglia Ruskin University and Ulster University in May found that only 39.9 per cent had taken part in any form of sexual activity in the previous seven days.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
August 5, 2020

State lawmakers have yet to vote on Senate Bill 4, which is one of the most controversial proposals introduced during the special session. Senate Bill 4 will prevent people from suing businesses, non-profits, and government agencies if they contract COVID-19 in their establishment.

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 4, 2020

A UNLV School of Medicine professor is helping lead a team in a new study of firearm injuries.

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Recent Medicine Accomplishments

August 11, 2020
Dr. Ross P. Berkeley (Medicine) published a manuscript, "Duty To Warn In The Emergency Department: Three Medical Legal Cases That Illustrate Provider’s Broad Risk and Liability" in the August issue of Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine. The manuscript delves into medical-legal cases that define a physician’s duty to warn, and...
August 11, 2020
Jay Shen, Pearl Kim (Health Care Administration), and Ji Yoo (Medicine), along with Sung-Youn Chun and Jinwook Hwang, former international visiting scholars at the School of Public Health, and others recently published an article, "U.S. Trends of Opioid-use Disorders and Assoicated Factors among Hospitalized Patients with Spinal Conditions and...
August 7, 2020
Dr. Marc J. Kahn (Medicine) wrote an editorial that appeared on the front page of the Las Vegas Sun advocating for the growth of the academic health center at UNLV as necessary for providing quality care for the community.
August 6, 2020
Dr. Sandhya Wahi-Gururaj (Medicine) was interviewed on ways physicians should maintain their well-being in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic because of her role as the American College of Physician's Nevada Chapter Well-being Champion. Internal medicine residents Dr. Caleb Murphy, a current third-year resident, and Dr. Banreet Dhindsa, who...
August 4, 2020
Dr. Caleb Murphy (Medicine) recently published a manuscript titled “Choosing Daily Labs Wisely in the Hospital: A Novel Tool for Assessing Laboratory Testing Appropriateness” in Quality Management in Health Care Journal. He described an original framework for assessing the appropriateness of common inpatient laboratory tests at the point of care.
July 31, 2020
Pearl Kim, Chris Cochran, Jay Shen (all Healthcare Administration), Ji Yoo (Medicine), Seong-Min Park (Criminal Justice), and former international visiting scholars Sungyoun Chun and Yong-Jae Lee published a paper, "Trends and Associated Factors of Use of Opioid, Heroin, and Cannabis among Patients for Emergency Department Visits in Nevada: 2009–...