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

Dancers with the UNLV Ewalu Club
Campus News | October 4, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting research wins, expert insights, and academic achievement.

Dr. Leanne Free
People | September 27, 2022

Dr. Leanne Free's passion for building relationships has led to a satisfying career as an OB/GYN — and to the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV.

woman posing in lobby
People | September 21, 2022

A focus on literacy set the foundation for Zaria Rayes' path to medical school.

UNLV Health Signage
People | September 15, 2022

The program, which will be awarded $190,000 a year, provides care to women, infants, children, and youth who are infected with or affected by HIV. 

photo of Marine Corporal Justin Atkins
People | September 9, 2022

After serving in Iraq, Marine Cpl. Justin Atkins was inspired to become a doctor by the physicians who treated his injuries after an IED explosion.

Dr. Jeremy P. Kilburn smiling in his white medical coat.
People | September 2, 2022


Medicine In The News

October 4, 2022

In this day in age, we typically know the political stance of someone that we're seeing pretty early on — online dating makes sure of it. But if we happen to meet someone out and about who we just "click" with, this topic might not come up until later, as, in the beginning, you're lost in the honeymoon phase. Oftentimes, if we're getting along with someone that well, it's more than likely that the two of you will have coinciding political views. But for some of us, we might have a conversation with our partner that leaves us asking, "You're a member of the what party?!"

Las Vegas Sun
October 4, 2022

The $125 million, 130,000-square-foot Kirk Kerkorian Medical Education Building is set for a grand opening gala

Desert Companion
October 3, 2022

Doing research, and sharing what she learns, has helped this trauma surgeon process the events of that night

Las Vegas Sun
October 3, 2022

A preview tour of the Kirk Kerkorian Medical Education Building in Las Vegas Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. The $120 million education building is scheduled to open on Oct. 5.

KSNV-TV: News 3
October 3, 2022

The medical district's new crown jewel opens in a matter of days.

October 3, 2022

In the year of Our Lord 2022, you’d expect sex positivity to extend to people with sexually transmitted diseases – but why does contracting something like HPV feel like a dating death sentence?

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Recent Medicine Accomplishments

September 28, 2022
Kenneth Izuora (Medicine) co-authored the clinical practice guidelines of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) for the comprehensive care of persons with diabetes mellitus.
September 26, 2022
Kavita Batra (Medicine), along with researchers from India and Saudi Arabia published a study, "Assessing the Compliance of Dental Clinicians towards Regulatory Infection Control Guidelines Using a Newly Developed Survey Tool: A Pilot Cross-Sectional Study in India," in the journal Healthcare. The tool developed in this study can be used to…
September 26, 2022
Manoj Sharma, Ravi Batra (Social and Behavioral Health), Kavita Batra (Medicine), and coauthors from the University of Southern Mississippi, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Utah have published an article titled, “Assessing the testability of the multi-theory model (MTM) in predicting vaping quitting behavior among young adults in…
September 21, 2022
Kavita Batra (Medicine) co-authored an editorial, "Omicron variants of the SARS-CoV-2: A potentially significant threat in a new wave of infections," in the Disaster and Emergency Medicine journal. Batra has published several peer-reviewed articles related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its trajectory. 
September 17, 2022
Siddharth Raich, Asma Awan, Christopher Johansen, and Manoj Sharma (all Social and Behavioral Health), and Kavita Batra (Medicine) presented two papers at Nevada Public Health Association’s Annual Conference on September 13 and 14, 2022. The papers were titled, “Disparities in cervical cancer screening programs among minority women in the United…
September 15, 2022
Dr. Oriaku Kas-Osoka (Adolescent Medicine) will be honored by HELP of Southern Nevada on Sept. 30, 2022, for the work she does for the Shannon West Homeless Youth Center. She is an associate professor of pediatrics.