Accomplishments: Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV

January 20, 2022
Kavita Batra (Medicine) and Manoj Sharma (Social and Behavioral Health) have co-edited a book, COVID-19: Impact on Public Health and Healthcare (Volume 2), which was published by MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (Switzerland). This compendium of studies conducted from around the world focuses on the assessment of the impact of…
December 7, 2021
Annie Weisman and Dr. Marc J. Kahn (both Medicine) recently published an editorial in the Las Vegas Sun titled, "Integrating Compassion Back Into Health Care."  The editorial describes the importance of a holistic approach in caring for patients.
December 3, 2021
Tesfaye Yadete, Kavita Batra, Dale M. Netski, Sabrina Antonio, Michael J. Patros, and Johan C. Bester (all Medicine) published a study titled "Assessing Acceptability of COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose among Adult Americans: A Cross-sectional Study" in the journal Vaccines. Findings of this study underscore the need of developing effective…
December 2, 2021
Dr. Jo-Lawrence Martinez Bigcas (Medicine) is an expert in the treatment of head and neck cancers. His recent article, "The Origin and Risks of Mouth Lesions," was published in a special oral health issue of Vegas Inc. Health Care Quarterly. The article discusses the risk factors for developing oral cavity lesions that may be benign, pre-cancerous…
November 30, 2021
Dr. Jay D. Fisher (Medicine) and Deb Kuhls delivered a virtual poster presentation at the American Academy of Pediatrics annual meeting Oct. 8 entitled "Evaluating the MCI Preparedness of U.S. Pediatric Emergency Departments".                                          
November 23, 2021
Kimberly A. Barchard (Psychology) and Edwin Oh (Medicine) are the recipients of the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) 2021 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award in arts and health and natural sciences, respectively.   Each year during the Office of Undergraduate Research Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium, OUR recognizes and honors UNLV faculty…
November 19, 2021
Manoj Sharma (Social and Behavioral Health) and Kavita Batra (Medicine) have published the article, “The Role of Vitamin E in Slowing Down Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Narrative Review” in collaboration with Ram Lakhan of Berea College and Frazier Beatty of Regis College.   The article explores the possible neuroprotective effect of Vitamin E,…
November 19, 2021
Cam Johnson (Medicine), has received the 2021 Las Vegas Top Tech Award in the education category. Johnson leads efforts to ensure all technology needs of both the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV and UNLV Health are met. He has served UNLV for 20 years and joined the School of Medicine in November 2017.
November 16, 2021
Manoj Sharma (Social and Behavioral Health) and Kavita Batra (Medicine) have edited a research monograph entitled, “COVID-19: Impact on Public Health and Healthcare. Approaches to Decrease the COVID-19 Impact” published by MDPI (Switzerland). Empirical evidence related to handwashing behavior, mask wearing behavior, sanitizer development,…
November 15, 2021
Mingon Kang (Computer Science), Ji Yoo (Medicine), and Jay Shen (Healthcare Administration and Policy) have been awarded a grant of $245,000 from the Minority Research Grant Program of Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The research team will use novel computational and clinical strategies, including a deep learning-based risk score…
November 12, 2021
Camille Adajar (Medicine) and Dr. Wolfram Samlowski of the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada recently published "Cautious addition of targeted therapy to PD-1 inhibitors after initial progression of BRAF mutant metastatic melanoma on checkpoint inhibitor therapy" in the journal BMC Cancer. The article addresses patients with metastatic…
November 10, 2021
Dr. Marc J. Kahn (Medicine), dean of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV and vice president for health affairs, was an invited speaker at the annual (virtual) Association of American Medical College Meeting, "Learn, Serve, Lead." Kahn's session was titled, "Leading Effective Change--Bypassing the 'Technical Fixes' and Tackling the…