Accomplishments: UNLV School of Medicine

September 12, 2019
Drs. Shawna Kleban, Joshua J. Goldman, and Richard C. Baynosa (all Medicine) have written a book chapter, “Robotic Rectus Muscle Flap for Reconstruction in the Pelvis,” which appears in the new book, Advanced Techniques in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Colorectal Surgery. Baynosa is one of the pioneers in this technique and the innovative work puts their group at the forefront of advanced pelvic reconstruction. The trio are part of the medical school's department of plastic and reconstructive...
September 9, 2019
Joshua J. Goldman (Medicine) recently was chosen as the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Associate Fellow member of the Committee on Ethics. The position tenure is three years, and according to the ACS, the charge of the committee is to "provide the Board of Regents with a means for deliberation and preparation of ethical issues which the American College of Surgeons (ACS) may address."    
August 8, 2019
Dr. Buddha Dawn (Medicine) will receive the 2019 Makoto Nagano Award for Distinguished Achievements in Cardiovascular Education. The International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences will honor Dawn during its Symposium on Cellular Therapy in Cardiovascular Medicine in Ankara, Turkey, this fall.      
August 7, 2019
Dr. David Winn, Dr. Justin Yeung, and Dr. David Kuykendall (all Medicine) were awarded first place for their research poster at the Nevada Academy of Family Physicians Annual Summer Meeting.  The title of their poster was "Hydrocephalus Induced by Immune Reconstitution Syndrome." All three are family medicine physicians.        
July 8, 2019
Barbara Atkinson (Medicine) is being honored by Nevada Business Magazine with its "Healthcare Hero Award" for Lifetime Achievement. The magazine will profile Atkinson, who is the only woman to be dean at three U.S. medical schools, in its September issue. Founding dean of the UNLV School of Medicine, she will receive the award at the Healthcare Heroes Gala on Sept. 12.  
July 3, 2019
Dr. Jorge Vega, Dr. Paul Chestovich, Dr. Syed Saquib, and Dr. Douglas Fraser recently had a manuscript, "A 5-Year Review of Pavement Burns From a Desert Burn Center," published in the July/August volume of the Journal of Burn Care & Research.  The doctors, all part of the department of surgery, reviewed pavement burn injury admissions over a period of five years. A total of 173 pavement-related burn cases were identified. Among the findings was that more than 88 percent of pavement-related...
June 27, 2019
Dr. Susanna Sorrentino (Medicine) conducted a webinar on evaluation and testing of pediatric patients with genetic disorders. The webinar was sponsored by the ECHO project through UNR.  
June 19, 2019
Kenneth Izuora (Medicine), Gayle Allenback, Civon Gewelber, and Michael Neubauer (all Dental Medicine) presented the results from their research at the American Diabetes Association's 79th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco earlier this month. They looked at factors that were associated with having a diagnosis of osteoporosis among hospitalized patients with and without diabetes.  
June 18, 2019
Chad L. Cross (Medicine and Public Health) is co-author of a book that recently was translated into Italian, Biostatstica: Concetti di base per l’analisi statistica delle scienze dell’area medico-sanitaria. This is the translation of his 10th international edition of Biostatistics: Basic Concepts and Methodology for the Health Sciences, and represents the third Italian translation of this title by the Italian education textbook publisher EdiSES. The 11th English edition was released by John...
May 20, 2019
Jay Shen, Pearl Kim, Sung-Youn Chun, Jinwook Hwang, Hyeyoung Yeom (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Jae-Hoon Lee (Family Medicine), Haneul Choi (Honors), and Ji Won Yoo (Internal Medicine) published an article on "Trends in the Utilization of Life-Sustaining Procedures and Palliative Care Consultation Among Dying Patients With Advanced Chronic Pancreas Illnesses in U.S. Hospitals: 2005 to 2014" in the Journal of Palliative Care.
May 2, 2019
Kai-Yu Ho, Rachel Gross (both Physical Therapy) and Wade Gaal (Medicine) co-authored “Incomplete Fracture of the Anterior Superior Iliac Spine,” which appeared in the May issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. The article, also co-authored byAlison Nguyen of Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging, shared the clinical presentations, imaging findings, and clinical management for a unique case with incomplete fracture of a pelvic bone. Gross is a student in the doctor of...
April 26, 2019
Resident physician Bobby Brar (Medicine) gave an oral presentation at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual National Meeting in Orlando Florida. During his presentation, titled “Intrauterine Marijuana Exposure: What Happens When the Smoke Clears,” Brar spoke about marijuana use in pregnancy and its effects on fetal growth and placental vascular resistance.