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
Former chief resident Joshua Goldman returns to the UNLV School of Medicine to help expand the plastic and reconstructive surgery program.
The UNLV Family Medicine Clinic handles around 11,000 patient visits per year, including expectant mothers, children, adults, and the elderly, as well as the Golden Knights and Aviators.
UNLV faculty and students honored with Service-Learning, Community-Based Research, Faculty/Staff Outreach, and Student Service awards.
Health Care Administration and Policy professor Jay Shen works to increase understanding and use of palliative care among Asian-Americans.
Medical student Ginger Christian brings casualty training program to her classmates and the community.
Medicine In The News
We often hear that new mothers have suffered from postpartum depression. But what about the new father?
There have been more than 760 cases of measles in 23 states, including two in Florida. This is the highest number of cases recorded in the United States in the past 25 years, and the majority of infected people have not been vaccinated.
Pershing General Hospital is where many Lovelock residents get their health care. The town of less than 2,000 residents is about 90 miles from Reno. Like many of Nevada's small towns, it is difficult to hire more doctors. It has two doctors and one physician's assistant. Officials say they would like to double that.
A love of science and the study of medicine fueled Dr. Rooman Ahad’s career and led her to a role as assistant professor of pediatric neurology at UNLV’s School of Medicine. She is now part of an effort to expand autism services in the Las Vegas Valley and raise awareness through education and events such as the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation Race for Hope 5K, which was run April 27 at UNLV.
Measles cases in the United States reached a new high this week, with 695 cases reported to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), surpassing the previous record since the disease was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000. The highly contagious disease, now present in 22 states, has been spreading rapidly through communities where people are unvaccinated.
More than 900 UCLA and Cal State LA students and staff have been quarantined to prevent the spread of measles. Meanwhile in Sacramento, a hearing this week on a measles bill drew lots of protestors. Hundreds of people lined up to comment against a bill that would strengthen vaccine requirements.