Accomplishments: UNLV School of Medicine

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.
November 27, 2019
Sheniz Moonie, Brian Labus (both Environmental and Occupational Health), and Dr. Rebecca Scherr (Medicine), along with Julia Anderson, '19 PhD Public Health, and former faculty member Mary Beth Hogan (now of Marshall University) recently published an article on "Chronic Inflammatory Disease Cost: The Impact of Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Nevada" in the Journal of Digestive Diseases.  This study seeks to fill this gap by comparing the cost of eosinophilic esophagitis to other well‐known...
November 19, 2019
Dr. David Glenn Weismiller (Medicine) was invited to be a part of the American Academy of Family Physicians Annual Conference on Adult Medicine in Las Vegas earlier this month. He presented on the care and wellness of transgender persons. As of 2018, 1.4 million U.S. adults identify as transgender. Accessing health care can be challenging for transgender people. Not all health care professionals are sensitive to trans issues or informed about the health care needs of transgender people.    
November 15, 2019
Drs. Bobby Brar and Pooja Patil (both Medicine) recently had their research on the use of marijuana during pregnancy published in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. Brar and Patil both are resident physicians. The study, co-authored by UNLV School of Medicine faculty physicians Drs. Michael Gardner, James Alexander, and Nora Doyle, along with former School of Medicine physician Dr. David Jackson, looked at 55 first trimester ultrasounds, comparing fetal sonographic growth...
November 14, 2019
A number of UNLV communicators and other staff members received high marks from the Las Vegas Valley Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America during the recent Pinnacle Awards ceremony. The Las Vegas chapter sends the entries to judges outside the local market for evaluation to provide the most objective evaluation and determination of the winners. UNLV Awards included: "Best of Show" across all Tactics categories: UNLV Magazine (Spring ’18, Fall ’18, Spring ’19 issues) to Cate Weeks...