UNLV Magazine

Spring 2021
Vol. 29, No. 1
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From a suggestion in an economic impact report to graduating its charter class in just 10 years. Here's how the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV got here and how it will shape health care in Southern Nevada.
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Through the uncertainty of accreditation, the charter class gambled on a fledgling medical school — and then faced a mass shooting and catastrophic pandemic. For UNLV’s first medical school graduates, the risk pays off.
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A new medical education building rises on the Shadow Lane campus. When it's done, it offers the capacity for double the number of students at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV.
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Cancer delayed Addy Guida’s medical education. Now she says the experience will help make her a better doctor.
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Residencies and fellowships are crucial tools to helping grow the number of doctors in Southern Nevada.
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Scholarships for the charter class relieve financial burden for future health care providers.
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Las Vegas Sun cartoonist Mike Smith’s enduring legacy of political commentary, art, and wit will now be a permanent part of UNLV Special Collections.
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New interdisciplinary degree looks at long-term solution to thwarting cybercrimes
Sabra Newby
New Vice President of Government and Community Affairs Sabra Newby is ready to advocate for UNLV as a new legislative session dawns.
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Before you tune into today's Mars landing, read up on UNLV's role in the search for life on the Red Planet.
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Multidisciplinary student team overcame 2020 pandemic obstacles and competition delays to win first in the operations and presentation categories, and second place for innovation and energy.
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UNLV hospitality professor journeys through pain and shame to discover his identity.
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Kevin Kruger, son of former coach Lon Kruger, is ready to put his stamp on the Runnin’ Rebels as the team’s new leader.
Women’s hoops’ Lindy LaRocque earns top coach honors in Mountain West.
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UNLV neuroscientists Dustin and Rochelle Hines join rising number of researchers studying possible medical benefits of psychedelics; their work on brain activity recently published by Nature: Scientific Reports.
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UNLV social media expert Natalie Pennington shares the top 10 takeaways of research on the impact of video chats, email, online gaming, and other communication tech on stress, loneliness, and relationships.
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Nevada Institute on Teaching and Educator Preparation finds home at UNLV and in the community.
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2015 alumna Fawn Douglas uses her art and Nuwu Studios collective to be a fierce advocate for Native Americans, women’s issues, and more.
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From UNLV Magazine's spring 2021 issue.
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Keith E. Whitfield on the long journey of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV.