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School of Community Health Sciences Dean Appointment

Posted: July 4, 2014

UNLV President Don Snyder and Executive Vice President and Provost John Valery White are pleased to announce that Dr. Shawn Gerstenberger has accepted UNLV’s offer to become the Dean of the School of Community Health Sciences.

Gerstenberger was named interim dean of the School of Community Health Sciences in 2013, and has been a UNLV faculty member since 1997. He was instrumental in creating the School of Community Health Sciences – then the School of Public Health - 10 years ago and has built a department and a career out of making Southern Nevadans healthier.

“Shawn has worked for decades to address public health issues in Southern Nevada through research and community engagement,” said John Valery White. “As UNLV works to achieve a Tier One designation and create a medical school, Shawn and the School of Community Health Sciences will make a vital contribution to these initiatives.”

Gerstenberger received a B.S. in Reclamation from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.