Noteworthy News

Noteworthy News

January 2016

Honors and Awards

Faculty member appointed to Committee to Review Suicide Fatalities

Kathy Ingelse, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, assistant professor of nursing, has been appointed as a member of the Committee to Review Suicide Fatalities for the Department of Health and Human Services with the Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention. Her term began January 2016.

Shapiro appointed to editorial board

Daniel ShapiroDaniel S. Shapiro

Daniel S. Shapiro, M.D., professor of internal medicine, has been appointed to the editorial board of DynaMed Plus in infectious diseases. DynaMed Plus, which is available free of charge via the Savitt Medical Library, is an evidence-based point-of-care reference database. Kathy Ingelse, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, assistant professor of nursing, presented "Rural Women Veterans' Use and Perception of Mental Health Services" at the Sigma Theta Tau International conference in November 2015 in Las Vegas for the Nursing Honor Society.

Publications and Presentations

Kathy Ingelse, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, assistant professor of nursing, presented "Rural Women Veterans' Use and Perception of Mental Health Services" at the Sigma Theta Tau International conference in November 2015 in Las Vegas for the Nursing Honor Society.

Amy Ellwood, MSW, LCSW, BCD, professor emerita for the departments of psychiatry and family medicine, and Michael Tanner, M.D., child psychiatry fellow, co-authored a book review on the book Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland, in which the review was featured in Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 2, 32-34.

Amy Ellwood, MSW, LCSW, BCD, professor emerita for the departments of psychiatry and family medicine, also wrote a poem titled "Forty Clicks" which appeared in Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 2, 28-29.

Qi Chen, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of physiology and cell biology, published "Sperm tsRNAs contribute to intergenerational inheritance of an acquired metabolic disorder" in Science Magazine, online December 31 2015, Science DOI: 10.1126/science.aad7977. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6268/13.full.pdf+html?

Thomas Schwenk, M.D., dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, published an editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association, titled "Resident Depression: The tip of a graduate medical education iceberg," which supports the conclusion that depression in medical residents is a much larger problem than previously acknowledged.

Faculty and Staff

School of Medicine now has a certified diabetes educator

Aimee BrockAimee Brock

Aimee Brock, MS, RDN, LD, CDE, registered dietitian nutritionist at the Wellness and Weight Management Center, recently achieved the status of Certified Diabetes Educator® (CDE®) by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE). Candidates must meet rigorous eligibility requirements to be able to take the examination. Achieving certification status demonstrates to people with diabetes and employers that the health care professional possesses distinct and specialized knowledge, thereby promoting quality of care for people with diabetes. Currently, more than 18,800 diabetes educators hold NCBDE certification.

Two faculty members promoted to associate professor

Samrat U Das, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, residency program director and vice chair of pediatrics education, has been promoted to associate professor. Rebecca Scherr, M.D., assistant professor, section chief of pediatric gastroenterology, has been promoted to associate professor.

School of Medicine hires new HR Generalist

Veronica Shearin

Veronica Shearin

Veronica Shearin has been hired on as the new human resources generalist for the School of Medicine. Shearin will be the main point of contact for all resident and faculty functions for the School of Medicine and will assist with onboarding and retention efforts.

Pharmacology student earns prestigious fellowship

Apurva Sarathy, pharmacology student at the School of Medicine, earned a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in Bethesda, Md. She will continue her dedication to muscular dystrophy research by resuming her studies on Duchenne muscular dystrophy (which she began in the lab of Dean Burkin, professor of pharmacology, at the School of Medicine).


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