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Helping Our Community

Comprised of the schools of Integrated Health Sciences, Community Health Sciences, Medicine, 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

Rebecca Scherr, MD

Dr. Rebecca Scherr creates better environments through healthier school lunches, smoke- and vape-free parks, and areas around the city that offer physical activities.

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Appointments will be available Mondays through Wednesdays for food pickup and donations.

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A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

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After spending most of her public health career living out of a suitcase, Louisa Messenger has settled down to bring her expertise in infectious diseases and insects to Las Vegas.

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