News from the Health Sciences Library
Katherine Howard (Dental) is the senior author of "Differential miRNA Expression in Oral Cancer Oncosomes: A Pilot In Vitro Study" in the International Research Journal of Oncology with Dannica Brennan, Kunal Patel and Karl Kingsley (all Dental).
Promote wellness and self care by practicing Tai Chi every Wednesday at Shadow Lane Campus. 3rd Floor, Room 312, 12:15-12:45 pm. All are welcome!
Tricia Gatlin and Marcia Clevesy (both Nursing), along with coauthor Kord Strebel, have written an article, "Is There a Relationship Between Gestational Diabetes and Perinatal Depression?" which appears in MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing.
hanks to a five-year $20.3 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), UNLV will continue to lead a health research network of 13 universities across the Mountain West region.
The Mountain West Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) began in 2013 and is designed to expand the research capacity of UNLV and partner institutions across seven states with a focus on improving the health of residents.
And it’s working. During the first four years of the program, more than $4.6 million was invested in 69 pilot grants throughout the network. These grants are designed as catalysts to help researchers lay the groundwork for larger, independent grant proposals. To date, more than $37 million has been secured through 27 new awards based on initial CTR-IN pilot grants – which amounts to nearly $8 for every $1 invested.
Among the program’s highlights:
Karl Kingsley (Dental) recently published the article "UpFolic Acid-Modulated Growth of Dental Pulp Stem Cells (DPSCs)" in the peer-reviewed Journal of Medical Discovery with two former dental students, Kristi Agari and Weiye Lin.
Barbara St. Pierre Schneider (Nursing) will be inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in November in Washington, D.C. Schneider holds the Inaugural Research Professor of Nursing, funded by generous support from Dr. Tony Marlon. With more than $6 million in research funding and more than 50 publications, she is being recognized for an impressive research career on muscle injury and trauma. Fellowship in the academy is the highest honor of the profession. She joins other UNLV fellows, Catherine Dingley, Rachell Ekroos, Dean Emeritus Carolyn Yucha, and Angela Amar.
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