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Helping Our Community

Comprised of the schools of Integrated Health Sciences, Community Health Sciences, Dental Medicine, and Nursing, the Division of Health Sciences is developing academic, research, and community service programs to meet the health care needs of our constantly growing region.


The health issues facing Southern Nevada are as complex as they are varied. The size and scope of these issues requires multifaceted and collaborative solutions. Recognizing the growing challenges, UNLV built upon its successful programs to create the Division of Health Sciences.

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Health Science Advising Center

What's Happening

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Jul. 9, 2021

Dr. Sierra Mastrantonio offers advice for aspiring students.

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Jun. 22, 2021

Former dean Carolyn Sabo, who helped oversee nursing evolve from department to its own school, retires after 37 years at UNLV.

A device created by UNLV Engineering researchers for a space experiment
May. 29, 2021

First-of-its-kind device developed by UNLV for International Space Station experiment will test microgravity and Earth differences in growth and treatment of oral bacteria.

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May. 12, 2021

President Keith E. Whitfield and Dean Angela Amar on the achievements of UNLV's School of Nursing.

In the News


  • Jul. 7, 2021
    Gabriela Buccini (Environmental and Occupational Health) is a first-author of the newly published "Socio-demographic inequities in nurturing care for early childhood development across Brazilian municipalities" in the Maternal and Child Nutrition journal. Providing an enabling nurturing care...


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