Accomplishments: UNLV School of Medicine

April 26, 2019
Communities in Schools of Southern Nevada is honoring the UNLV School of Medicine with its “Volunteer Partner of the Year Award.” Communities in Schools provides case management for Title 1 Children in the Clark County School District, where a number of medical students perform community service in economically challenged neighborhoods. Medical students Andrew Han and Greg Calfee were singled out for their volunteer work helping young people in Southern Nevada.
February 15, 2019
Drs. John Brosious, Shawna Kleban, Joshua Goldman, John Menezes, Wei Wang and Richard Baynosa, along with Adnan Mohsin and Shelley Williams (all Medicine) are authors of an article, "Ahead of the Curve: Tracking Progress in Novice Microsurgeons," which has been published in the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. The physicians all are members of the plastic surgery department.  
February 5, 2019
Dr. Laura Culley (Medicine) will receive the 2019 Silver Syringe Outstanding Community Partner Award.  For more than 20 years, the group Immunize Nevada has honored some of the top medical professionals in the state with these awards. Culley is being recognized for her efforts overseeing 120 medical students who spend one day a week helping Las Vegas area non-profits. The 21st annual Silver Syringe Awards ceremony will be held May 2.  
January 28, 2019
Sara Hunt and Katherine Hertlein (both Medicine) collaborated with Noelle Lefforge and Michelle Paul (both Psychology) on an article that's been published in the Community Mental Health Journal. The article, "A University-Based Transdisciplinary Approach to Mental Health Workforce Shortages," describes UNLV's efforts to train mental health workers and integrate personnel into the community. Ramona Denby, formerly with the School of Social Work, contributed to the article.
January 22, 2019
Dr. David Glenn Weismiller (Medicine) was a guest speaker at the second annual Emirates Family Medicine Congress held in Dubai earlier this month. Weismiller presented lectures examining issues related to health promotion and prevention in primary care. The annual congress was attended by more than 1,000 registrants. The mission of the congress is to ensure that physicians in the region have access to quality continuing medical education, expertise, and skills for providing comprehensive health...
January 16, 2019
Rachel Kelly and Abebe Muraga  (both Medicine) were selected to present their abstract, "Comparison of Nutritional Content of Prescription vs Nonprescription Prenatal Vitamins" at the upcoming 2019 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting in Nashville. The students conducted their study under the supervision of their faculty mentor Dr David Howard, an adjunct faculty member in the department of obstetrics and gynecology. The ACOG meeting...
January 15, 2019
Johan Bester (Medicine) and a group of co-authors from other institutions published a paper about ethical tensions in pediatric heart transplantation. Their paper examines the ethical issues involved in a case study of a child with congenital heart disease, dependent on life-sustaining treatment, who lacks the family and social support to ensure successful transplantation. This paper appeared in Pediatrics, a leading journal in the medical specialty of pediatrics.
January 3, 2019
Kimberly Case-Nichols (Medicine) was published in the November-December issue of the trade publication of the Pacific Coast Association of Physical Plant Administrators. She manages office space for almost 1,000 employees at UNLV Medicine. Her article, “Experiencing a Space Department Start Up” is a way to share what she has learned with other space management professionals. Case-Nichols currently is overseeing a clinic consolidation plan that will reduce lease costs by $700,000 a year. The...
November 27, 2018
Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Pearl Kim and Jay Shen (both Health Care Administration) recently published an article along with Yong-Jae Lee (Yonsei University College of Medicine, South Korea) and Sun Jung Kim (Soonchunhayng University, South Korea). The article, "Ten-Year Trends of Palliative Care Utilization Associated with Multiple Sclerosis Patients in the United States from 2005 to 2014," was published in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. Shen is the corresponding author. Kim is a...
November 20, 2018
Chad L. Cross (Medicine) recently published the 11th edition of his co-authored textbook, Biostatistics: A Foundation for Analysis in the Health Sciences, from John Wiley & Sons, which was released Nov. 13. This best-selling volume is one of the longest-running texts available in introductory biostatistics, and enjoys an international reputation. The textbook is published in the Untied States, but also has two international counterparts (a general international version and a version...
November 20, 2018
Tanviben Patel,  Mark Buttner, Dr. Joram Seggev (Environmental and Occupational Health), Dennis Bazylinski (Life Sciences), Chad Cross  (Environmental and Occupational Health, and Medicine), and former student David Rivas co-authored an article in The Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment titled "Variation in Airborne Fungal Spore Concentrations Among Five Monitoring Locations in a Desert Urban Environment."
November 14, 2018
Jay Shen (Health Care Administration), Guogen Shan (Health Care Administration), Carolee Dodge-Francis (Environmental and Occupational Health), Pearl C. Kim (Health Care Administration doctoral student), Ji Won Yoo (School of Medicine), and Yong-Jae Lee (Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea) recently published a paper, "Trends and Related Factors of Cannabis-Associated Emergency Department Visits in the United States: 2006–2014", on Journal of Addiction Medicine, the...