Accomplishments: UNLV School of Medicine

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...
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.