Accomplishments: UNLV School of Medicine

April 3, 2020
Seong-min Park, Shon Reed (both Criminal Justice), Jay J. Shen (Public Health), and Ji Won Yoo (Medicine) recently published an article, “The Effect of Marijuana Legalization on the Trajectories of Hard Drug–related Hospitalizations: A Growth Curve Analysis of the County-level State Inpatient Database in Washington, 2009–2015 ” in the Journal of Drug Issues. In response to the recent liberalization of marijuana, this paper addressed the longitudinal effect of marijuana legalization on hard-drug...
April 1, 2020
Dr. Kate Martin (Medicine) recently published a piece in JAMA Neurology titled, “A Future We Must Dare to Imagine,” detailing the struggles her late disabled brother had getting proper health care. "Some of the most vulnerable members of our society depend on us for their well-being. The future is ours to imagine."  
March 3, 2020
Doris Chan, Lauren Hollifield, and Zarah Rosen (Medicine) presented their educational research at the annual national meeting of the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics in Orlando last month. Their work on innovative teaching in medical education, including the use of gaming techniques, ultrasound, and student wellness, was well received by educators from all over the country. UNLV paves the way for new ways to educate our future physicians. Chan, Hollifield, and Rosen are...
March 2, 2020
Johan Bester (Medicine) published an article in the leading bioethics journal, The American Journal of Bioethics. This article, "Beneficence, Interests, and Wellbeing in Medicine: What it Means to Provide Benefit to Patients," examines the concept of providing benefit to patients. Bester argues that a person's wellbeing is related both to the person's individual view of the good, and by objective criteria for evaluating wellbeing. To understand what it means to benefit a person, clinicians must...
February 20, 2020
Sheniz Moonie (Public Health), Rebecca Scherr, and Gayle Allenback (both Medicine), along with Julia Anderson, '19 PhD Public Health, and Mary Beth Hogan from the department of pediatrics at the Marshall University School of Medicine, published an article on "Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Comorbidities and Atopic Disease in Nevada" in the journal Diseases of the Esophagus.  Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a rare, immune-mediated illness. The authors aimed to examine the comorbidities and...
January 24, 2020
Dr. Joshua J. Goldman (Medicine) had two posters presented at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery: "Utilization of Microsurgical Techniques in Craniofacial Reconstruction: A Chimeric Approach to Pediatric Defects" The clinical research case series focuses on improved outcomes with interdisciplinary or integrated approaches to complex pediatric defects resulting from craniofacial differences.  "Approach to Radical Resection and Reconstruction of an ‘...
January 21, 2020
Chris R. Cochran, Yong-Jae Lee, Jay J. Shen (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Seong-Min Park (Criminal Justice), along with Pearl Kim, '19 PhD Public Health, and Sungyoun Chun, a former visiting international scholar in Health Care Administration and Policy, published an article on "Trends and Associated Factors of Use of Opioid, Heroin, and Cannabis among patients for Emergency Department Visits in Nevada: 2009-2017." Lee is a current visiting ...
January 21, 2020
Dr. Joshua Goldman (Medicine) presented his work, "The Power of Periosteum & the Role of the Medial Femoral Condyle Free Flap in Treatment of Osteoradionecrosis of the Mandible," to a crowd of international attendees at this year's American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) annual meeting. Osteoradionecrosis affects 5-15 percent of patients receiving radiation to the jaw, usually as a result of H&N cancer of the oral cavity or jaw. This work aims to leverage the...
January 17, 2020
Dr. David Glenn Weismiller (Medicine), was an invited speaker at the 3rd Emirates Family Medicine Society Congress held earlier this month in Dubai. One of his presentations was a plenary session on quaternary prevention titled "Choosing Wisely - First, Doing No Harm." The presentation focused on the Choosing Wisely initiative of the ABIM Foundation that seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments, and procedures. Beginning in 2012, national...
December 13, 2019
Pearl C. Kim, Chris R. Cochran, Sungyoun Chun and Jay J. Shen (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Seong-Min Park (Criminal Justice) recently published an article on "Trends and Associated Factors of Use of Opioid, Heroin, and Cannabis among Patients for Emergency Department Visits in Nevada: 2009–2017" in the journal Medicine.  Kim is a graduating Ph.D. student who will be recognized as an Outstanding Graduate at UNLV's winter commencement. Chun is a visiting...
December 13, 2019
Drs. Mahendran Jayaraj, Ranjit Makar, and Mohamad Mubder (all Medicine) received honors at the 2019 American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) meeting in San Antonio. These and other members of the School of Medicine’s gastrointestinal (GI) team delivered a total of 18 presentations at the meeting, which is the most prestigious GI meeting in the nation. Awards went to: Jayaraj, who won the ACG award for the best research paper for “Recent Trends in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy-Related Medical...
November 27, 2019
Andrew Thomas Reyes, Rhigel Alforque Tan, Alvin Ryan Acupan (all Nursing), and Chad L. Cross (Medicine) co-authored, “Resilience and Psychological Trauma among Filipino American Women” which is published in the December issue of the Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. Acupan is a graduate student.