Accomplishments: Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV

School of medicine student Raul Marquez, internal medicine resident Dr. Taha Shaikh, DO, and internal medicine faculty member Dr. Badrunissa Hanif presented a clinical vignette poster - "A Rare Cutaneous Manifestation of Syphilis in an Immunocompetent Patient" at National American Conference of Physicians (ACP) in Boston. Raul Marquez was the…
Manoj Sharma (Social and Behavioral Health; Internal Medicine) and Asma Awan (Social and Behavioral Health) have been awarded a grant titled, “Reducing Implicit Bias among Emergency Room (ER) Staff” by Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Florida. The grant will develop a training program based on Sharma’s multi-theory model (MTM) of health…
Kavita Batra (Medicine) with Ravi Batra (Public Health) co-authored a study, "Global, regional, and national incidence and mortality burden of non-COVID-19 lower respiratory infections and etiologies, 1990–2021: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021," which was recently published in Lancet. Ravi Batra is a doctoral…
Irma Corral (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Psychiatry and Behavioral Health) has been elected to a second term as vice president of the Nevada Psychological Association - Southern Region Board. The Nevada Psychological Association is a 501c(6) non-profit professional association representing licensed psychologists and others affiliated with…
Dr. Kenneth Izuora (Medicine) presented findings from the UNLV Health Immunization Workflow Assessment project to the Council of Medical Specialty Societies during its Quality Improvement and Data Leads meeting held on March 26, 2024. UNLV Health is one of the health systems selected from across the country to participate in this Quality…
Kian Habashi (Medicine) presented a poster, "The Need for Teaching Skills Training During Pre-Clerkship Years of Medical School," at the 26th Annual Graduate and Professional Student Research Forum at UNLV. The study by Habashi, in collaboration with Kencie Ely and Rosalie Kalili (both Medicine), aimed to integrate teaching competencies into the…
Shirley Wong (Medicine) presented a poster, "A Lateral Corticectomy Approach for Resection of an Intramandibular Schwannoma: A Case Report," at the 26th Annual Graduate & Professional Student Research Forum at UNLV. Schwannomas are benign tumors that develop from Schwann cells, usually appearing as solitary lesions or within neurofibromatosis…
Madelyn Colbert (Medicine) secured first place at the 26th Annual Graduate & Professional Student Research Forum at UNLV with her poster, "The Effectiveness of Using Motor Imagery Training as an Alternative to Exercise for the Improvement of Mental Health: A Qualitative Investigation." Exercise serves as a common non-pharmacological method to…
Nicolas Staffa (Medicine) won second place at the 26th Annual Graduate & Professional Student Research Forum at UNLV for a poster, "Determining Effectiveness of Anki Usage in Preparation for Success on USMLE Step 2." Medical school demands effective study strategies beyond routine coursework to ensure success in USMLE Steps 1 and 2,…
Dr. Syed Saquib (Medicine), associate professor of surgery and burn director for UMC Lion's Burn Care Center, was recently named Fellow of the American Burn Association during the organization's national conference in Chicago, Illinois. The American Burn Association is dedicated to supporting burn-related care, research, and education.  
Kavita Batra (Medicine) recently co-authored a study, which was published in the Lancet journal. This study was featured in TIME  media outlet under the Health-COVID-19 section  as " COVID-19 Radically Changed the Leading Causes of Death."  As indicated in the news article, this study is thought to be the first that compared deaths…
Kavita Batra (Medicine) along with Dr. Jagdish Khubchandani from New Mexico University and other editorial board members published an article "Health Care Workers’ Risk Behaviors and Health Status: Hidden Realities or New Paradigms?" in the Journal of Medicine, Surgery, and Public Health.  This editorial highlights the health issues among…