Accomplishments: UNLV School of Medicine

August 29, 2018
Arpita Basu (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), Dr. Eric Farbman (Medicine), Merrill Landers (Physical Therapy), and Dr. Daniel Orr II (Dental Medicine) accepted invitations to speak during the Inter-professional Health Symposium on Parkinson’s Disease, hosted by Friends of Parkinson’s. Basu led a breakout session focused on dietary antioxidants and nutrition; Farbman provided the welcome and introduction, and moderated a session discussion; Landers moderated two session discussions; and Orr...
August 27, 2018
Dr. David Glenn Weismiller (Medicine) was recognized by Nevada Public Radio and its publication Desert Companion as one of Las Vegas' Best Doctors for 2018. Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors is a global benefits provider and medical information services company that connects individuals facing difficult medical treatment decision with the best doctors, selected by impartial peer review in more than 450 specialties of medicine, to review their diagnosis and...
August 7, 2018
Jay Shen (Community Health Sciences), Pearl Kim (Healthcare Administration), and Ji Won Yoo (Medicine) recently published a paper, "Life-Sustaining Procedures, Palliative Care Consultation, and Do-Not Resuscitate Status in Dying Patients With COPD in US Hospitals: 2010-2014", in the Journal of Palliative Care. This study resulted from collaborations between UNLV and other institutions. The co-authors include Eunjeong Ko from San Diego Statue University, Sun Jun Kim from Soonchunhayng University...
July 12, 2018
Drs. Allison McNickle, Timothy Dickhudt, Jorge Vega, Paul Chestovich and Douglas Fraser (all Medicine) are the authors of "Emergent Chest Wall Reconstruction for an Incarcerated Pulmonary Hernia," which has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. All five are trauma surgeons.
July 9, 2018
Dr. Allison McNickle (Medicine) has been honored by the Surgical Critical Care Program Directors Society for her research abstract on "The Impact of Pre-Hospital Tourniquets on Resuscitation in Extremity Arterial Trauma."  She received an honorable mention award for excellence in research. She recently finished her fellowship in acute care surgery at UMC. She has decided to stay and practice in Las Vegas, accepting the position of assistant professor of surgery at the UNLV School of Medicine....
July 5, 2018
Jay Shen (Community Health Sciences), Catherine Dingley (Nursing), and Dr. Ji Yoo (Medicine) received a $250,000 grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for their study “Engaging Asian Communities in Palliative Care in Nevada,” which includes the Asian Community Development Center as a collaborating community partner. The team led by Shen has been funded four times by PCORI since 2015 and remains the only research team in the state to have received financial support...
June 25, 2018
Jennifer Kawi (Nursing) and Dr. Barbara Atkinson (Medicine) accepted two-year appointments to the Nevada Office of Minority Health and Equity Advisory Committee. In their roles, they will work with fellow committee members to advise the office’s program manager about priorities and opportunities that influence health policy or systems.    
June 13, 2018
Joshua J. Goldman, MD, (Medicine) was accepted into the 2018-19 Doximity Fellows Program. Goldman, UNLV's chief resident in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, will participate in the authors program while completing an Integrated Craniomaxillofacial and Microsurgery Fellowship in Royal Oak, Michigan, next year.  According to Doximity, "Our Fellows are an elite group of leaders in medical literature and technology from top institutions — and the driving force behind thousands of...
May 25, 2018
Dr. Joshua J. Goldman, chief resident in the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, has been writing, for the last six months, on the subjects of medical student, resident, and physician wellness. His work has been featured on Doximity and KevinMD. His most recent piece, published on Doximity Op-(m)ed, is an impassioned call to arms in the fight against physician depression, burnout, and suicide and a reminder that #DoctorsArePeople...
May 1, 2018
Johan Bester (Medicine) was honored by the group Immunize Nevada for his tireless work in ethics of vaccination. Bester, the school's director of bioethics and an assistant professor of family medicine, received a Silver Syringe Award during the organizations 20th annual celebration in April. His thoughtful work on the subject has received attention from numerous national medical publications.  
April 12, 2018
Johan Bester (Medicine) and co-authors published an ethical analysis of a difficult case in a leading pediatrics journal, Pediatrics. The case revolves around a mother requesting that her 11-year-old child be secretly tested for a genetic disorder that runs in their family. The ethical analysis examines whether it is ethically permissible to test the child without her knowledge or assent.
March 22, 2018
John Fildes (Medicine) received a Trauma Achievement Award at the annual meeting of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, which took place in San Antonio earlier this month. Dr. Fildes, who is the inaugural chair of the School of Medicine's department of surgery and was at the center of the medical response after the October 1st shooting incident in Las Vegas, was honored for "exceptionally meritorious service as a member of the Regional Committee on Trauma."