Accomplishments: UNLV School of Medicine

February 25, 2021
Dr. Majid Mekany (Medicine) published his paper, “Patient Sleep Quality in Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation,” in PM&R journal. He is a coauthor on this original research project that aimed to assess patient sleep quality in the acute inpatient rehabilitation setting. The authors provided a validated sleep questionnaire to 73 patients admitted to the acute rehabilitation unit regarding sleep at home and in the acute care hospital. The questionnaire was repeated on discharge from the acute...
February 23, 2021
Kavita Batra (Medicine) and Manoj Sharma (Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored an article entitled, "Assessing the Psychological Impact of COVID-19 among College Students: An Evidence of 15 Countries"  with co-authors from Coforge and University of Utah.  The study is a meta-anlaysis of psycholoogical conditions affecting college students during the COVID-19 pandemic. It underscores the need for more effective mental health programming for this subgroup.
February 17, 2021
Payal Sharma (Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology), Mark Guadagnoli (Medicine), and James Silvas, ’11 BS Kinesiology, recently had their paper, "Attention Leaders: Are You Losing the Battle with Stress? Arm Yourself with Proactive Coping," accepted by Organizational Dynamics.
February 5, 2021
Dr. Ross P. Berkeley (Medicine) presented on "Cognitive Overload: Impact on Quality & Patient Safety" at the annual Southwest Regional Emergency Medicine Conference, along with speakers from multiple other emergency medicine residencies. Berkeley discussed several cases in which cognitive overload contributed to a missed diagnosis, and outlined potential strategies to avoid near misses and medical errors.
February 2, 2021
Dr. Nabil Noureddin (Medicine) published a paper, “Sex Differences in Age at Wait-List Registration for Liver Transplantation (LT) with Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) as Primary Indication,” in Clinical Transplantation journal. He is the co-first author on this project that showed there is a shift in which NASH is becoming the leading etiology for liver transplantation at younger ages. Additionally the authors found that women are being registered at a much younger age (late 50s) than men...
January 28, 2021
Dr. Rajany Dy (Medicine) published an original research paper “Thrombosis, Bleeding, and the Observational Effect of Early Therapeutic Anticoagulation on Survival in Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19” in Annals of Internal Medicine Journal. Dy is one of the principal investigators of the STOP-COVID study, a multicenter cohort study of 3,239 critically ill adults with COVID-19. The investigators evaluated the incidence of venous thromboembolism and major bleeding in critically ill patients...
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 and astronomy (Harvard University) and Russ Porter, administrative dean for science (Harvard University). Wolff is director of diversity and inclusion...
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 cardiologist and a scientist. Dawn currently serves on the editorial boards of several other biomedical scientific journals.
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 Crossing Guards Increases the Risk of Auto-Pedestrian Crashes in School Age Children" in the Cox-Templeton Injury Prevention Paper Competition, 'His...