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UNLV Medicine Primary Care: Internal Medicine News

UNLV Medicine provides the highest quality academic medical care for the Las Vegas Community. The Resident and Fellows clinic office is conveniently located across from University Medical Center (UMC) near the corner of Charleston and Rancho.

Current Primary Care: Internal Medicine News

A close-up of a person using a diabetes test kit
People | May 21, 2021

Much of Ana Mrkaic’s practice involves helping people fight the disease that plagues nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population.

A bride stands amidst her wedding party
People | April 9, 2021

As she prepares to graduate from the UNLV School of Medicine next month, Ashley Newell Prandecki looks back at the self-doubt that almost stopped her from pursuing her passion.

Two women stand in front of cars
People | March 12, 2021

Sarah Grimley works diligently not only on her studies but also on efforts to help the LGBTQ+ community.

Primary Care: Internal Medicine In The News

Vegas Inc
February 25, 2021

Pulmonary medicine has never been so critical than during a pandemic caused by a respiratory virus. Dr. Angelica Honsberg has played a central role in coordinating and providing care for many of the most critically ill COVID-19 patients in UMC’s Intensive Care Unit. She is also taking her first-hand experience and using it to further the knowledge and treatment of patients across the country.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 10, 2020

Southern Nevada reported 869 new positive COVID-19 Tuesday and five more deaths. Cases are up to more than 90,000 since the pandemic began.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 2, 2020

Abbie Purney knew her father was about to die. In the intensive care unit at Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center, she tried to absorb every last detail.

Recent Primary Care: Internal Medicine Accomplishments

May 13, 2021
Buddha Dawn (Medicine) has been appointed as a section editor (associate editor) for cardiovascular regeneration for Stem Cell Reviews and Reports, a Springer Nature journal. The journal publishes original research papers, review articles, translational stem cell studies, hypotheses and commentaries, protocols, as well as letters to the editor on...
May 4, 2021
Drs. Sandhya Wahi-Gururaj, Aditi Singh (both Medicine) and Chad Cross (Environmental and Occupational Health), along with Drs. Bhavana Bhaya, Dimal Patel, Justin Jeffries, and Edward Co, all former chief internal medicine residents (Medicine), presented their research poster at the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Online 2021 meeting in...
April 14, 2021
Dr. Buddha Dawn (Medicine) recently published an article,  “Vitamin D3 Induces Mesenchymal-to-Endothelial Transition and Promotes a Proangiogenic Niche through IGF-1 Signaling,” in iScience, a Cell Press journal. The results show that vitamin D3, a natural compound, can promote blood vessel formation by inducing an endothelial phenotype in...
April 5, 2021
Dr. Nabil Noureddin (Medicine) recently published his article “Progression of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease-Associated Fibrosis in a Large Cohort of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes” in the Digestive Diseases and Sciences Journal. He is the first author on this original research that aimed to provide large-scale data on progression and regression...
March 19, 2021
Dr. Buddha Dawn (Medicine) recently co-authored an article, “WJMSC-derived Small Extracellular Vesicles Enhance T Cell Suppression through PD-L1," in the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles, the official journal of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles. The results show that PD-L1 is essential for Wharton’s jelly mesenchymal stem cell...
March 19, 2021
Ji Won Yoo (Medicine) with a team of physicians from the department of family medicine and neurology from Korea University recently published an article, "Association of High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Variability and the Risk of Developing Parkinson Disease" in the prestigious journal Neurology. The paper explores the longitudinal...