Noteworthy News

Noteworthy News

October 2016

Honors and Awards

Carrison recognized for exceptional strategic leadership in healthcare delivery

Dale Carrison, D.O., School of Medicine chair of emergency medicine and University Medical Center chief of staff, was honored at the fifth annual Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Awards Oct. 27 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas.

Dale Carrison

Publications and Presentations

Bernadette Longo, Ph.D., R.N., APHN-BC, CNL, associate professor of nursing, presented "Acute Asthma at Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai`i USA" Sept. 27 at the meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver, Colo. Longo's research demonstrates a link between volcano emissions and increases in asthma attacks.

Bernadette Longo, Ph.D., R.N., APHN-BC, CNL

Qi Chen, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology and cell biology, and Wei Yan M.D., Ph.D., professor of physiology and cell biology, published "Epigenetic inheritance of acquired traits through sperm RNAs and sperm RNA modifications" Oct. 3 in Nature Reviews Genetics. Drs. Chen and Yan explore how certain paternal exposures or experiences can influence human development.

Qi Chen, M.D., Ph.D. and Wei Yan M.D., Ph.D.

Christopher von Bartheld, M.D., professor of physiology and cell biology, gave the keynote address "The COBRE in Cell Biology of Signaling: Review of Achievements and Challenges" during the inaugural annual meeting of Nevada's Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBREs). The meeting was held Oct. 7-8 at the Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas and organized by Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, Center director, neurologist and Alzheimer's researcher.

Christopher von Bartheld, M.D.

Melissa Piasecki, M.D., School of Medicine executive associate dean, served as part of an expert panel discussion regarding opioid addiction and the neurology of addiction. The event was sponsored by The National Judicial College and held Oct. 10 at Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa in Las Vegas.

Melissa Piasecki, M.D.

Evan Klass, M.D., School of Medicine senior associate dean of the Office of Statewide Initiatives and governor of the Nevada Chapter of American College of Physicians, will present "Avoiding Burnout for Physicians: Empowering Physicians to Be Change Agents" during the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Nevada Chapter of the American College of Physicians Dec. 2 at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas.

Evan Klass, M.D.

Faculty and Staff

School of Social Work establishes online master of social work degree program

Goutham Menon, Ph.D., professor and director of the School of Social Work, has partnered with Pearson Embanet to create an online program, allowing students in rural areas and across the nation the opportunity to pursue an affordable master of social work degree.

Von Bartheld receives NIH grant

Christopher von Bartheld, M.D., professor of physiology and cell biology, has received a $244,063 grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in the area of cell biology of signaling across membranes.

Baker receives NIH grant

Josh Baker, Ph.D., associate professor pharmacology, has received a $385,443 grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue the development of the Nevada IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (NV INBRE).

Josh Baker, Ph.D.


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