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Current Medicine News

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Campus News | May 5, 2022

Edwin Oh uses genetics to improve health while Katherine Hertlein explores healthy relationships and the connection between sexuality and technology.

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Campus News | May 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

A close-up of Sherine Khanbijian
People | April 29, 2022

Third-year medical student Sherine Khanbijian refused to let setbacks derail her dream of becoming a physician.

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People | April 22, 2022

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine's John Fildes looks back at decades of medical accomplishments.

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People | April 15, 2022

"Walking in his patients' shoes" takes on new meaning for Dr. Alfredo Iardino.

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People | April 8, 2022

Professor Edwin Oh finds valuable COVID information lurking in our sewers.

Medicine In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 17, 2022

Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen will present on Tuesday a bipartisan law aimed at solving the shortage of doctors in the country, locating more medical homes funded by the federal government in the areas most in need.

Jacky Rosen U.S. Senator for Nevada
May 17, 2022

Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and John Boozman (R-AR) introduced the bipartisan Physicians for Underserved Areas Act to help address the nationwide physician shortage by updating the Graduate Medical Education (GME) slot process following a hospital closure to prioritize sending federally-funded medical residency slots to areas where doctors are most needed.

KSNV-TV: News 3
May 15, 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
May 12, 2022

As temperatures across the valley begin to rise and the summer season inches closer, preparing for the heat in the desert is important.

May 11, 2022

Dr. Katherine Hertlein, sex therapist and principal researcher at relationship app Blueheart, says pink flags are similar to red flags, but they aren’t deal-breakers – yet.

Gambling News
May 9, 2022

With the COVID-19 pandemic now more or less under control, Nevada’s gambling and casino industry will return to normalcy.

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Recent Medicine Accomplishments

May 18, 2022
Lauren Schmidt, Kavita Batra, Allison G. McNickle, Douglas R. Fraser, Deborah A. Kuhls, Paul J. Chestovich (all Medicine), and Rachael Robnett (Psychology), along with Lynde Lutzow of Temple University Hospital, presented their research, “Implicit Bias Affects Surgical Technical Skill Evaluations” at the Association for Surgical Education annual…
May 17, 2022
Manoj Sharma, Siddharth Raich (both Social and Behavioral Health), and Kavita Batra (Medicine) with Francesco Chirico of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy) published an article, “A Multi-theory Model-based Analysis of Correlates for Initiating and Sustaining Mammography Screening Behavior among Hispanic American Women in the United…
May 16, 2022
Jeremy R. Anderson, Kavita Batra, Allison McNickle, Douglas Fraser, Laura Gryder, Paul Chestovich, and Deborah Kuhls (all Medicine) presented their research, “Injury Burden of On-vs. Off-road Vehicular Crashes in Nevada: A Comparative Analysis,” at the Southwestern Surgical Congress 2022 annual meeting in Arizona.
May 15, 2022
Vishvaas Ravikumar (Medicine) is a 2022-23 recipient of the Society of Hospital Medicine's Student and Resident Research Grant, one of three selected nationally per year, for a quality improvement project on an educational intervention to optimize SEP and CBC lab orders in the hospital setting. He is a rising fourth-year medical student. Dr.…
May 14, 2022
Gabriela Doyle, Mary Froelich, Kavita Batra, Noam Dadon, Brian Ward, Jennifer Baynosa, Deborah Kuhls, and Charles St. Hill (all Medicine) presented their research, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Graduate Medical Education” at the Southwestern Surgical Congress 2022 annual meeting in Arizona.
May 13, 2022
Kavita Batra (Medicine), Manoj Sharma (Social and Behavioral Health), and Chia-Liang Dai (Teaching and Learning), along with Jagdish Khubchandani of New Mexico State University, published a manuscript, “COVID-19 Booster Vaccination Hesitancy in the United States: A Multi-theory-model (MTM)-based National Assessment” in the journal Vaccines (Impact…