Accomplishments: UNLV School of Medicine

October 23, 2019
Ruby Nugent and Aidy Weeks (both Libraries) will be presenting during a webinar, "Tips and Tricks for Successful Onsite Academic Interviews," sponsored by the African American Medical Librarians Alliance Caucus of the Medical Library Association on Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. The free webinar is the second part of a series focused on empowering current and future librarians of color in seeking roles in health sciences academic librarianship. Nugent is the liaison with the School of Dental Medicine, while...
October 21, 2019
Rachel Kelly, Elli Tian, and Dr. David Howard (all Medicine) presented their research at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2019 Annual Districts V, VII & IX meeting in Kapalua, Hawaii, earlier this month. The project was, "A Comparison of Nutritional Content of Prescription versus Nonprescription Prenatal Vitamins." Kelly and Tian are medical students.  
October 18, 2019
Dr. David Glenn Weismiller (Medicine) presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Family Physicians held in Philadelphia last month. His presentation, "Adult Immunizations. Are You Ready for your Vaccine Today?" addressed the ongoing challenges of vaccine declination in the United States. Vaccines are considered one of the greatest public health achievements of the last century and one of the most cost-effective ways of avoiding disease. The World Health Organization estimates...
October 16, 2019
Danielle Jones (Medicine) has had her research published in the American Journal of Perinatology Reports. Co-authors are Dr. David L. Howard (Medicine), who is her research mentor; Samantha O. Haikal; and Megan D. Whitham.The project, "Universal versus Risk-Based Management of Unknown Group B Streptococcus Status at Term," compared the public health costs associated with different groups. Jones is a third-year medical student.    
October 11, 2019
Kenneth Izuora (Medicine), Edwin Oh (NIPM), Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental), and Arpita Basu (Kinesiology & Nutrition Sciences), along with Aaron Calvano, '19 BS Kinesiology, published an invited review in Food & Function based on their ongoing collaborations on the role of dietary bioactive compounds in diabetes, insulin resistance, and inflammation.
October 3, 2019
Mellanye Lackey (Libraries) co-authored an article, "Building the Systematic Core in an Academic Health Sciences Library," published in the Journal of the Medical Library Association. She is director of the Health Sciences Library.
October 2, 2019
Dr. Joshua J. Goldman (Medicine) was awarded a Clinical Research Leaders Scholarship from the Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF). According to the organization, "By offering this initiative, the PSF intends to develop and strengthen a future workforce of plastic surgery researchers who are equipped to lead their field. The initiative defrays the cost of travel to key meetings intended to stimulate the development of these future leaders and facilitate their track to success." Goldman will utilize...
September 30, 2019
Buddha Dawn, Lin Zhao, Guangming Cheng, Magdy Girgis, Jeryl Hauptman and Yanjuan Yang (all Medicine) are members of the research team whose noteworthy work recently was recognized in Circulation Research, the official journal of the American Heart Association. The team, headed by Dr. Dawn, studies the use of stem cell therapy for heart disease. The paper is “Transplantation of Human Umbilical Cord Blood–Derived Cellular Fraction Improves Left Ventricular Function and Remodeling After Myocardial...
September 27, 2019
Allison G. McNickle, Douglas R. Fraser, Paul J. Chestovich, Deborah A. Kuhls, and John J.  Fildes (all Medicine) evaluated if prehospital tourniquet application altered the initial transfusion needs in arterial injuries when compared with a non-tourniquet control group. The results of their study were published in the BMJ, one of the world's oldest peer-reviewed medical journals. Working at University Medical Center, the UNLV School of Medicine trauma surgeons looked at 192 patients with...
September 26, 2019
Dr. Susannna Sorrentino (Medicine) presented "Updates in Clinical Genetics Practice" at the Nevada chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics meeting at M Resort in Henderson earlier this month.  
September 23, 2019
Johan Bester (Medicine) published an article on pediatrics ethics consultation, "Pediatrics Ethics Consultation: Practical Considerations for the Clinical Ethics Consultant," with a group of co-authors, pediatric ethicists from various different institutions. This paper, which appeared in The Journal of Clinical Ethics, provides practical guidance for people who do ethics consultations in hospitals that care for children, and examines the unique features of pediatric ethics consultation that...
September 19, 2019
Pearl Kim, Jay Shen, Hee-Taik Kang, Dong-Hun Han (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Seong-Min Park (Criminal Justice), Georgia Dounis (Dental), Tsigab Bahta, and Ji Won Yoo (both Medicine), along with Sung-Youn Chun, Jinwook Hwang, and Yong-Jae Lee, published an article, "Dissociation Between the Growing Opioid Demands and Drug Policy Directions among the U.S. Older Adults with Degenerative Joint Diseases," in the journal Medicine.  This study examined temporal trends of orthopedic...