Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine News

The Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine (NIPM) is working to improve individual and systemic health care through translational clinical scientific research, education and workforce training, commercialization of technologies, and job creation.

Current Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine News

Edwin Oh
Business and Community | August 9, 2022

UNLV infectious disease expert Edwin Oh on the potential role of wastewater surveillance and interagency, cross-jurisdictional collaboration in preventing another pandemic.

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Research | July 26, 2022

Scholarships and career-readiness support help talented students succeed at UNLV and beyond.

Research | June 8, 2022

Nicotine impacts bone health — upping chance of wrist, spine, other breaks by nearly 40%.

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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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People | April 8, 2022

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

UNLV's first conference tournament championship—and automatic bid to the NCAA Championship—since winning the Big West in 1994. It will be the Lady Rebels first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002. March 9, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | April 1, 2022

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

Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine In The News

MD Linx
July 14, 2022

Thanks to national smoking cessation campaigns in the United States, 61.7% of adult smokers who have ever smoked cigarettes have quit. That equals 55 million Americans. Yet smoking rates among healthcare workers, particularly male physicians, remains relatively high.

Las Vegas City Wire
June 20, 2022

While it may not be earth-shattering news that smoking cigarettes could be the catalyst for an array of respiratory illnesses including throat and lung cancer, researchers at the University of Las Vegas University, Nevada (UNLV), are reporting that there could be a new reason for smokers to be concerned.

Pourquoi Docteur
June 13, 2022

Male smokers are more likely to develop osteoporosis, suffer bone fractures and die early.

ABP Live
June 13, 2022

Smoking is a major risk factor for osteoporosis and risk of fracture, and men tend to smoke more than women, increasing their risk for osteoporosis, which has traditionally been thought of as a women's disease. 

Presse Text
June 10, 2022

Male smokers break bones disproportionately and are more likely to develop osteoporosis, which causes bones to become porous and break easily.

June 10, 2022

You can add more risk of broken bones to the long list of health harms that smoking poses to men.

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Recent Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine Accomplishments

April 29, 2022
Katherine Hertlein (Medicine) and Edwin Oh (Medicine and Sciences) are recipients of the 2022 Distinguished Barrick Scholar Award, given to senior faculty to honor excellence in research. Hertlein, a professor in the couple and family therapy program in the department of psychiatry and behavioral health, and Oh, associate professor of internal…
March 22, 2022
Graham McGinnis (Kinesiology and Nutrition Science) was awarded a Developmental Research Project Grant from the Nevada INBRE. This two-year grant will investigate the circadian regulation of exercise induced cardiovascular benefits including training adaptations and protection against cardiovascular disease (i.e. heart attack). Richard Tillett of…
July 2, 2021
Dr. Jingchun Chen (Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine) has published an article, "Artificial Image Objects for Classification of Schizophrenia with GWAS-selected SNVs and Convolutional Neural Network," in Patterns, a Cell Press journal. Additional contributing authors are Xiangning Chen, Daniel G. Chen, Zhongming Zhao, Justin Zhan, and…
October 11, 2019
Kenneth Izuora (Medicine), Edwin Oh (NIPM), Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental), and Arpita Basu (Kinesiology & Nutrition Sciences), along with Aaron Calvano, '19 BS Kinesiology, published an invited review in Food & Function based on their ongoing collaborations on the role of dietary bioactive compounds in diabetes, insulin resistance, and…
August 1, 2018
Qing Wu (Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine and Environmental and Occupational Health ) and Yingke Xu (Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine) are the authors of "Decreasing Trend of Bone Mineral Density in US Multiethnic Population: Analysis of Continuous NHANES 2005 - 2014," which has been accepted for publication in…
July 30, 2018
Mira Han (Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine and Life Sciences) won the National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE) Young Investigator/Student Travel Award for her poster, "Transcriptome Analysis Reveals Negative Correlation between Mitochondrial Genes and Transcripts of L1HS, and Positive Correlation between…