Accomplishments: UNLV School of Medicine

July 16, 2020
Jay J. Shen, Sfurti Rathi, Kalyn Frost (Healthcare), Catherine Dingley (Nursing), Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Soo Kyong Kim (Journalism & Media Studies), along Hee-Taik Kang, a past visiting scholar in the School of Public Health, published a study on "Sociocultural Factors Associated with Awareness of Palliative Care and Advanced Care Planning Among Asian Populations" in the journal Ethnicity & Disease. The purpose of the study was to examine knowledge of palliative care and advanced...
July 7, 2020
Dr. Marc J. Kahn (Medicine) and his colleagues published a piece describing the ethical and practical issues surrounding telehealth in the Southern Medical Journal. The piece titled, "Who's Flying the Plane?" appeared in the July issue.
July 6, 2020
Dr. Jordana Haber (Medicine) was a speaker at this past year's FIX (FemInEM Idea Exchange) Conference in New York City. In her FIX talk, "From Vision to Action," she highlights where we struggle to lead change, and steps we can take to bring our ideas to fruition. Her talk and blog post were highlighted this week on .
July 2, 2020
Kenneth Izuora (Medicine) has been elected to serve a three-year term on the National Board of Directors of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and on the Board of Trustees of the American College of Endocrinology. He previously served as president of the Nevada chapter of the AACE. He is part of the department of internal medicine at the UNLV School of Medicine.
June 29, 2020
Kenneth Izuora, Amalie Alver, Chad Cross (all Medicine), Arpita Basu, Anthony Salazar (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), Antonina Capurro, Civon Gewelber, Shelley Williams, and Jeffrey Ebersole (all Dental) presented a poster, "Relationship between Plasma CRP and Fibrinogen Measured Using Dried Blood Samples and Vascular Complications in Type 2 Diabetes," at the American Diabetes Association 80th Scientific Sessions (virtual) this month. Alver and Salazar are students.
June 26, 2020
Alyssa Crittenden, Trevor Pollom, and Kristen Herlosky (all Anthropology) and Chad Cross (Medicine), along with Elle Ford, '17 BA Psychology, recently authored a paper, "Effects of a Mixed‐Subsistence Diet on the Growth of Hadza Children," in the American Journal of Human Biology. It explores the early effects of dietary transition among hunter-gatherers navigating sociopolitical and ecological change in East Africa.  
June 24, 2020
Toyokazu "Chris" Endo, Ashley Hilton, Petar Planinic, and Nora Doyle (all Medicine) published a peer-reviewed manuscript “Successful Delivery Following Prior Bicornuate Uterine Rupture: A Case Report and Literature Review” in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine.  This study is the first to describe a successful pregnancy in an anomalous uterus complicated by a prior uterine rupture. Endo is currently a fourth year medical student who is part of the inaugral UNLV School of Medicine with the...
June 22, 2020
John Olawepo, Jennifer Pharr, Axenya Kachen, Babayemi Olakunde, and Francisco Sy (all Environmental and Occupational Health) and Chad Cross (Medicine) recently published an article, "Changes in Body Mass Index among People Living with HIV Who Are New on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" in the journal AIDS Care.  
June 16, 2020
Dr. Buddha Dawn (Medicine) recently presented a webinar as part of the Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science seminar series organized by the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine. In his talk “Cell therapy: Clinical Evidence and Scientific Advances," he discussed results from meta-analyses of clinical trials that support the efficacy of cell therapy in patients with ischemic heart disease. He also presented emerging concepts in basic research and their...
May 27, 2020
The UNLV School of Medicine Resident and Fellow Research Day was held — virtually — this month.  Poster and oral presentations were pre-recorded. Presenters were on hand to answer questions in real time from the judges. Audience members could send comments/questions through a chat box. Best Oral Presentation: Dr. Lance Horner - General Surgery Best Case Report: Dr. Nicholas Regas – Pediatrics Best Research Poster: Dr. Kate Petty – OB-GYN Best QI Poster: Dr. Taylor Schanda – General Surgery...
May 22, 2020
Dr. Patrick Wallace (Medicine) recently had several peer-reviewed papers published in medical journals. They include:  "Top 10 Evidence-Based Countermeasures for Night Shift Workers"  "Identifying and Managing Coronavirus in the ED" "Debunking Dysbarism" (diving-related disorders)       
May 13, 2020
Dr. Marc J. Kahn (Medicine) wrote an editorial titled "Healthcare Should Not be a Partisan Issue" that appeared on the front page of the Las Vegas Sun on May 11.