Accomplishments

Sep. 8, 2020
Erika G. Abad (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) and Paloma Guerrero (Law) spoke with UNLV alum Justin Favela and Emmanuel Ortega earlier this month as part of KNPR's Race and Racism in Nevada series. On the episode "As LatinX In Nevada Grows, So Do Racial Challenges" they discussed where Nevada and, more specifically, Las Vegas, lie...
Sep. 8, 2020
Esther Langston (Social Work) has been elected by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Foundation as an NASW Social Work Pioneer, one of the profession’s highest honors. Those chosen have explored new territories and built outposts for human services around the country and have made important contributions to the social work...
Sep. 8, 2020
Natalie Pennington (Communication Studies) recently published an article, "Quitting Social Media: A Qualitative Exploration of Communication Outcomes" in the academic journal, Qualitative Research Reports in Communication. The study draws on in-depth interviews to understand the benefits and drawbacks related to abstaining from social media use. 
Sep. 8, 2020
Jennifer Byrnes (Anthropology) has co-authored a chapter that appears in a new edited volume, The Bioarchaeology of Structural Violence: A Theoretical Framework for Industrial Era Inequality, edited by Lori A. Tremblay and Sarah Reedy. The chapter, "The Erie County Poorhouse (1828–1926) as a Heterotopia: A Bioarchaeological Perspective," co-...
Sep. 4, 2020
Marcela Rodriguez-Campo (Teaching & Learning) recently published a commentary article in Latinx Talk titled "Social Distancing While Brown." Latinx Talk is an online, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, and moderated forum for the circulation and discussion of original research, commentary, and creative work She also published a book review of ...
Sep. 4, 2020
Qing Wu, Yingke Xu (both Epidemiology and Biostatistics), and Jovan Alvarez (Life Sciences) published an article on “Tricyclic Antidepressant Use and Risk of Fractures: A Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies through the Use of Both Frequentist and Bayesian Approaches” in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. This meta-analysis aimed to quantitatively...
Sep. 4, 2020
Fawn Douglas and Tiffany Lin (both Art) have work that is part of the exhibit, "A Claiming, Which Cannot Be Tamed." The exhibit will be on view at Holland Project Gallery in Reno through Oct. 9. It is a curatorial collaboration between Art BFA alumna Krystal Ramirez and Alberto Garcia R. The artwork created by Douglas and Lin (Art) considers...
Sep. 4, 2020
Karyn Holt (Nursing) was contacted and interviewed by the national "Airwaves and Educators," a podcast produced by physician assistant educators targeting health occupations academicians. In Episode 20, sh discusses the nuances of online education, emergency remote teaching, hy-flex teaching, and how she thinks the COVID-19 pandemic has affected...
Sep. 4, 2020
Dr. John Fildes, Dr. Michael Gardner, and Dr. Deborah Kuhls (all Medicine) have been recognized by Nevada Business Magazine as Healthcare Heroes for 2020. The awards are: Fildes in the Lifetime Achievement category Gardner in the Humanitarian category Kuhls in the Physician category They were selected by a panel of judges from the Nevada...
Sep. 3, 2020
Qing Wu, Jongyun Jung (both Public Health), and Mira V. Han (Life Sciences) recently published an article on “Machine Learning Approaches for Fracture Risk Assessment: A Comparative Analysis of Genomic and Phenotypic Data in 5130 Older Men” in the journal Calcified Tissue International. The study aims were to develop fracture prediction models by...
Sep. 3, 2020
Nancy Lough (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) was a panelist on the latest Tucker Center Talks podcast, a co-production with Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport at the University of Minnesota. In this episode, Nicole M. LaVoi talks to three advocates, scholars, collaborators, and colleagues about disruptions in...
Sep. 2, 2020
Susan McLennon (Nursing) co-authored “Personal Road Map for Recovery: Examining the Therapeutic Use of Weblogs by Stroke Survivors with Aphasia," which was published in Disability and Rehabilitation.