Accomplishments: Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV

June 24, 2022
Annie S. Hong, Kyaw Min Tun, Jenny M. Hong, Kavita Batra, and Gordon Ohning (all Medicine) published a study, "Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Decompensated Cirrhosis: A Systematic Review on Safety and Efficacy," in the Journal Antibiotics. To authors' knowledge, this is the first systematic review investigating safety and efficacy of fecal…
June 22, 2022
Ravisha Bai, Kavita Batra, and Kenneth Izuora (all Medicine) along with Charmaine Yap (VA Southern Nevada Health Care System) presented a poster, "Diabetes-related Outcomes Following the Use of Basal-bolus Insulin vs. Premixed Insulin in a VA Population with Type 2 Diabetes: A Retrospective Chart Review" at the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting,…
June 18, 2022
Laura Crankshaw, Allison G. McNickle, Kavita Batra, Deborah A. Kuhls, Paul J. Chestovich & Douglas R. Fraser (all Medicine) have published a study, "The Volume of Thoracic Irrigation Is Associated with Length of Stay in Patients With Traumatic Hemothorax" in the Journal of Surgical Research.
June 17, 2022
Diana Anguiano, Samrawit Misiker and Kate Martin (all Medicine) presented the poster, "The Down Syndrome Program: Helping Nevada Reach For The Stars," at the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group (DSMIG) - USA's Annual Symposium. The presenters were commended for their emphasis on the community in the design of UNLV's recently launched Down…
June 15, 2022
Salman Mohammed, Dr. Ross P. Berkeley, and Dr. David Slattery (all Medicine) recently published a manuscript, "Injury Characteristics, Outcomes, and Health Care Services Use Associated with Nonfatal Injuries Sustained in Mass Shootings in the US, 2012-2019," in the peer-reviewed JAMA Network Open. Utilizing data from 31 hospitals, this…
June 11, 2022
Dr. Jo-Lawrence Martinez Bigcas (Medicine) was recently a guest speaker at Advancements and Innovations in Surgery: OMFS, ENT, Head and Neck, & Facial Plastics, an international multidisciplinary conference in San Diego. He represented the UNLV's robust head and neck oncologic surgery program with his presentation, "Advancements and…
June 9, 2022
Kristin Steffen (Medicine) received the Outstanding Part-time Instructor award from the UNLV School of Public Health in April. The senior director of faculty affairs and interim director of continuing medical education at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine, she teaches the Public Health Fundamentals for Health Care Leaders course in the…
June 8, 2022
Shaun Andersen, along with co-authors Josh Levy, Hiba Kausar, Deepal Patel, and Edward Simanton (all Medicine), won Best Student Poster at the annual meeting of the International Association of Medical Science Educators. The poster was titled Medical School Benchmark Performance Based on College Competitiveness. Three other presenters from UNLV…
June 5, 2022
Kavita Batra (Medicine), along with a researcher from Fiji, published an article, "Knowledge or Awareness of Non-communicable Diseases and their Associated Risk Factors among University Students from Fiji: A Cross-sectional Study ," in the Journal of Health and Social Sciences. Additionally, Batra, along with a researcher from Indiana, published…
June 3, 2022
Kyaw Min Tun, Annie S. Hong, Kavita Batra, Yassin Naga and Gordon Ohning (all Medicine), published an article, "A Systematic Review of the Efficacy and Safety of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in the Treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy and Clostridioides difficile Infection in Patients With Cirrhosis" in the Cureus journal.
June 2, 2022
Thomas Vida, Robert Sotille, Herpreet Singh, and Anne Weisman (all Medicine) published a review article, "Unraveling the Mysteries of Mental Illness with Psilocybin," in the journal Cureus. This article reviews the role of psilocybin as a therapeutic molecule to treat mental illness. Sotille and Singh are students.
June 1, 2022
Manoj Sharma (Social and Behavioral Health) and Kavita Batra (Medicine) delivered an invited talk, “Utilizing the Multi-theory Model (MTM) to Measure Determinants of the Intent to Overcome Implicit Bias among Emergency Department Personnel” to the Florida State University Emergency Medicine’s Annual Research Day. The talk highlighted a joint…