Accomplishments

Jul. 11, 2019
Debra L. Martin (Anthropology), along with Ventura Peréz from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Pamela Stone from Hampshire College, in Amherst; and Samuel Sisneros from the University of New Mexico, have been awarded a 2019–20 community action grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for the Nuestra Señora de Belén...
Jul. 11, 2019
Caitlin Saladino (Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute) was selected to present two research projects at the 2019 European Urban Research Association - Urban Affairs Association Conference, City Futures IV, in Dublin, Ireland. Her research explores Las Vegas's urban school district, and public policy implications of memorializing...
Jul. 10, 2019
L-W Antony Chen, Karey Fortier, Fernanda Alonzo, Rachel Kolberg, Ge Lin, Tanviben Y. Patel, Patricia Cruz, and Mark P. Buttner (all Environmental and Occupational Health) recently published a study on the "Evaluation of Epifluorescence Methods for Quantifying Biaerosols in Fine and Coarse Particulate Air Pollution" in the journal Atmospheric...
Jul. 10, 2019
Jennifer J. Reed (Sociology) was featured in an article by an international environmental journalist, "Ecosexualidad: la Tierra Entendida como una Amante" ("Ecosexuality: The Earth Understood as a Lover"). The story about her dissertation research appeared in El Tiempo, the largest newspaper in Colombia, South America. Reed is an...
Jul. 10, 2019
Fatma Nasoz (Lincy Institute and Computer Science) was a featured speaker at the Informatica World 2019 Conference in May. In her presentation, she spoke about her passion for increasing the number of women in the STEM field, and the importance of prioritizing computer science and STEM education at a young age in order to build and support the...
Jul. 10, 2019
Magdalena Martinez (The Lincy Institute and Public Policy and Leadership) was selected to present her research papers at the 2019 International Conference on Public Policy in Montreal, Canada. Her research explores feminist governance and the politics of state policy solutions. The conference is the leading international conference for public...
Jul. 9, 2019
Elizabeth Lawrence (Sociology) and colleagues published an article "Family Socioeconomic Status and Early Life Mortality Risk in the United States" in Maternal and Child Health Journal.
Jul. 9, 2019
Kelly Tseng (Life Sciences) was a speaker at the BioEM 2019 Conference, the joint annual meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society and the European BioElectromagnetics Association, in Montpellier, France, in June. Her talk was titled "Bioelectrical Signaling Regulates Eye Regeneration." She presented the findings of her laboratory group on the...
Jul. 8, 2019
Barbara Atkinson (Medicine) is being honored by Nevada Business Magazine with its "Healthcare Hero Award" for Lifetime Achievement. The magazine will profile Atkinson, who is the only woman to be dean at three U.S. medical schools, in its September issue. Founding dean of the UNLV School of Medicine, she will receive the award at the Healthcare...
Jul. 8, 2019
Erika Marquez (Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy) recently was appointed to serve on the Lead Exposure and Prevention Advisory Committee (LEPAC) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the nation's health protection agency. Members of LEPAC provide advice and guidance to leaders at the CDC, U.S. Department of...
Jul. 5, 2019
Karen E. Callahan (Environmental and Occupational Health) published an article on "Risk of Cancer Death Among White, Black, and Hispanic Populations in South Florida" in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease. The objective of the study was to characterize patterns of cancer deaths by race/ethnicity in South Florida and compare rates between South...
Jul. 3, 2019
Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education), along with colleagues from five different universities, recently published an article in Topics in Early Childhood Special Education on the perceptions of early intervention providers on father involvement in services for their infants and toddlers with disabilities. This...