Helping Our Community

Comprised of the schools of Allied 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.

Welcome

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.

A man conducting an experiment
Two people using a program
A man walking on a treadmill
A nursing student
A dental student practicing on a model
Health Science Advising Center

What's Happening

Angela Amar
Nov. 1, 2017

Amar brings program leadership and innovation from previous roles at Emory University and Boston College; she will begin Jan. 1.

Masai Takahashi helps a player off the field
Jul. 25, 2017

UNLV's athletic training program grads make it to the big leagues.

New UNLV medical school students
Jul. 20, 2017

The inaugural class of the UNLV School of Medicine shared their excitement. Our favorite social media moments. July 14-21.

Nursing professor Jay Tan
Jul. 11, 2017

Nursing professor Jay Tan uses pharmacogenetics to unlock the medications and dosages that work for a patient's individual genetic makeup.

In the News

Accomplishments

  • Jul. 6, 2017
    John Mercer (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) was the featured guest an episode of the Science of Ultra Podcast: Shoes and Biomechanics. This podcast is focused on featuring researchers who "study the topics relevant to training and performance in ultra marathons."

Events