Accomplishments: UNLV School of Medicine

June 19, 2019
Kenneth Izuora (Medicine), Gayle Allenback, Civon Gewelber, and Michael Neubauer (all Dental Medicine) presented the results from their research at the American Diabetes Association's 79th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco earlier this month. They looked at factors that were associated with having a diagnosis of osteoporosis among hospitalized patients with and without diabetes.  
June 18, 2019
Chad L. Cross (Medicine and Public Health) is co-author of a book that recently was translated into Italian, Biostatstica: Concetti di base per l’analisi statistica delle scienze dell’area medico-sanitaria. This is the translation of his 10th international edition of Biostatistics: Basic Concepts and Methodology for the Health Sciences, and represents the third Italian translation of this title by the Italian education textbook publisher EdiSES. The 11th English edition was released by John...
May 20, 2019
Jay Shen, Pearl Kim, Sung-Youn Chun, Jinwook Hwang, Hyeyoung Yeom (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Jae-Hoon Lee (Family Medicine), Haneul Choi (Honors), and Ji Won Yoo (Internal Medicine) published an article on "Trends in the Utilization of Life-Sustaining Procedures and Palliative Care Consultation Among Dying Patients With Advanced Chronic Pancreas Illnesses in U.S. Hospitals: 2005 to 2014" in the Journal of Palliative Care.
May 2, 2019
Kai-Yu Ho, Rachel Gross (both Physical Therapy) and Wade Gaal (Medicine) co-authored “Incomplete Fracture of the Anterior Superior Iliac Spine,” which appeared in the May issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. The article, also co-authored byAlison Nguyen of Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging, shared the clinical presentations, imaging findings, and clinical management for a unique case with incomplete fracture of a pelvic bone. Gross is a student in the doctor of...
April 26, 2019
Resident physician Bobby Brar (Medicine) gave an oral presentation at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual National Meeting in Orlando Florida. During his presentation, titled “Intrauterine Marijuana Exposure: What Happens When the Smoke Clears,” Brar spoke about marijuana use in pregnancy and its effects on fetal growth and placental vascular resistance.
April 26, 2019
Communities in Schools of Southern Nevada is honoring the UNLV School of Medicine with its “Volunteer Partner of the Year Award.” Communities in Schools provides case management for Title 1 Children in the Clark County School District, where a number of medical students perform community service in economically challenged neighborhoods. Medical students Andrew Han and Greg Calfee were singled out for their volunteer work helping young people in Southern Nevada.
February 15, 2019
Drs. John Brosious, Shawna Kleban, Joshua Goldman, John Menezes, Wei Wang and Richard Baynosa, along with Adnan Mohsin and Shelley Williams (all Medicine) are authors of an article, "Ahead of the Curve: Tracking Progress in Novice Microsurgeons," which has been published in the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. The physicians all are members of the plastic surgery department.  
February 5, 2019
Dr. Laura Culley (Medicine) will receive the 2019 Silver Syringe Outstanding Community Partner Award.  For more than 20 years, the group Immunize Nevada has honored some of the top medical professionals in the state with these awards. Culley is being recognized for her efforts overseeing 120 medical students who spend one day a week helping Las Vegas area non-profits. The 21st annual Silver Syringe Awards ceremony will be held May 2.  
January 28, 2019
Sara Hunt and Katherine Hertlein (both Medicine) collaborated with Noelle Lefforge and Michelle Paul (both Psychology) on an article that's been published in the Community Mental Health Journal. The article, "A University-Based Transdisciplinary Approach to Mental Health Workforce Shortages," describes UNLV's efforts to train mental health workers and integrate personnel into the community. Ramona Denby, formerly with the School of Social Work, contributed to the article.
January 22, 2019
Dr. David Glenn Weismiller (Medicine) was a guest speaker at the second annual Emirates Family Medicine Congress held in Dubai earlier this month. Weismiller presented lectures examining issues related to health promotion and prevention in primary care. The annual congress was attended by more than 1,000 registrants. The mission of the congress is to ensure that physicians in the region have access to quality continuing medical education, expertise, and skills for providing comprehensive health...
January 16, 2019
Rachel Kelly and Abebe Muraga  (both Medicine) were selected to present their abstract, "Comparison of Nutritional Content of Prescription vs Nonprescription Prenatal Vitamins" at the upcoming 2019 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting in Nashville. The students conducted their study under the supervision of their faculty mentor Dr David Howard, an adjunct faculty member in the department of obstetrics and gynecology. The ACOG meeting...
January 15, 2019
Johan Bester (Medicine) and a group of co-authors from other institutions published a paper about ethical tensions in pediatric heart transplantation. Their paper examines the ethical issues involved in a case study of a child with congenital heart disease, dependent on life-sustaining treatment, who lacks the family and social support to ensure successful transplantation. This paper appeared in Pediatrics, a leading journal in the medical specialty of pediatrics.