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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.

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.

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Health Science Advising Center

What's Happening

Mar. 29, 2021

Take a moment on March 30 to recognize the contributions UNLV's medical professionals are making to our community.

Mar. 11, 2021

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

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Feb. 4, 2021

UNLV public health researcher Melva Thompson-Robinson explains the U.S.’s history of medical trauma against people of color, its impact on the pandemic, and tips for meaningful messaging.

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Dec. 31, 2020

As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.

In the News

Accomplishments

  • Mar. 26, 2021
    Arpita Basu (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), Du Feng (Nursing), Dr. Petar Planinic, Dr. James Alexander (both Medicine), and Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) co-authored “Dietary Blueberry and Soluble Fiber Supplementation Reduces Risk of Gestational Diabetes in Women with Obesity in a Randomized...

Events