Accomplishments

Sep. 23, 2019
Leeann Fields (Educational Compliance) has been elected to the advisory group for the national State Authorization Network under the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies. The network is the nation’s leading organization that provides guidance and support for navigating regulatory compliance for out-of-state activities of post-secondary...
Sep. 20, 2019
Jinyoung Kim (Nursing) recently was awarded a $515,000 National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute R56 Bridge Award by the National Institutes of Health. The award will support her research on identifying unique physiological signatures of symptom based subtypes of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and correlating them with...
Sep. 20, 2019
Lillehammer Allen (BMI) and Susanna Newbury (Art) sat down to write about land art, mariscos, and Las Vegas for Nevada Humanities' Double Down blog. The essay, Double Down's first bilingual entry, looks at alums Justin Favela, '14 BA Art, and Mikayla Whitmore's, '10 BFA Art, tongue-in-cheek installation of a sculpture called Seven Magic Tires in...
Sep. 20, 2019
Carolee Dodge-Francis and Noehealani Bareng-Antolin (both Environmental and Occupational Health), along with Nicole Bowman from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, gave a presentation on “Indigenous Evaluation: Foundations, Building Relations & Educational Applications” at the Hawaii Pacific Evaluation Conference in Honolulu this month. 
Sep. 19, 2019
Pearl Kim, Jay Shen, Hee-Taik Kang, Dong-Hun Han (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Seong-Min Park (Criminal Justice), Georgia Dounis (Dental), Tsigab Bahta, and Ji Won Yoo (both Medicine), along with Sung-Youn Chun, Jinwook Hwang, and Yong-Jae Lee, published an article, "Dissociation Between the Growing Opioid Demands and Drug Policy...
Sep. 19, 2019
Ashley Schobert (Law and Brookings Mountain West) recently co-wrote an analysis on the fluctuation of wages and how it is measured with Brookings Senior Fellow Richard Reeves, and Brookings research analyst Christopher Pulliam. The piece, "Are Wages Rising, Falling, or Stagnating?," delves into four analytical decisions that can impact how people...
Sep. 18, 2019
Dieu-My T. Tran (Nursing) recently has had two articles published. She co-authored an article, "Differences in Cardiovascular Risk Factors in College Students: Midwest vs. Southwest," in the Biological Research for Nursing Journal. The article identifies underlying cardiovascular risk factors among college students including lifestyle...
Sep. 18, 2019
Lynn Comella (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was invited to write a piece for the Social Science Research Council's "Sexuality and Gender Studies Now" series. The piece reflects on her experience with the Sexuality Research Fellowship Program and how it shaped her research, including her 2017 book Vibrator Nation: How Feminist Sex-...
Sep. 18, 2019
Karyn Holt (Nursing), along with three transdiciplinary colleagues across the United States, presented a pre-conference workshop at the Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning Assessment in Philadelphia earlier this month. The session discussed evidence-based practices related to student learning, Carnegie Unit, credit-hour policy, and the...
Sep. 18, 2019
Soumya Upadhyay (Health Care Administration and Policy) published an article on "Readmission Rates and Their Impact on Hospital Financial Performance: A Study of Washington Hospitals" in INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing. This longitudinal study examines whether readmission rates, made transparent through...
Sep. 16, 2019
Carolyn E. Sabo (Nursing) was honored by Nevada Business Magazine at the 14th annual Healthcare Heroes Awards. She was presented with the Educator of the Year Award for Southern Nevada.  
Sep. 16, 2019
Ann Vuong (Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored an article on "Concentrations and Loadings of Organophosphate and Replacement Brominated Flame Retardants in House Dust from the Home Study During the PBDE Phase-Out" in the journal Chemosphere. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers, a class of flame retardants and endocrine disruptors, have...