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The Lincy Institute

Conducting and supporting research that focuses on improving Nevada’s health, education, and social services. 

The Lincy Institute is a research institute organized to conduct and support research that focuses on improving Nevada’s health, education, and social services. This research is used to build capacity for service providers and enhance efforts to draw state and federal money to the greater Las Vegas. The Lincy Institute also highlights key issues that affect public policy and quality-of-life decisions on behalf of children, seniors, and families in Nevada.

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Oct. 2, 2019

UNLV public health researcher Marya Shegog highlights study exploring survivor stories, stereotypes, and health care disparities during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Sep. 26, 2018

Training Program led by UNLV addresses the shortage of professionals who are trained to recognize and treat individuals in need of care.

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Jun. 6, 2018

Thirty-eight faculty will receive a combined $332,270 in seed funding for their research, scholarship, and creative activity.

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  • Professor, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
  • Assistant Professor, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
  • Senior Resident Scholar of Information Technology, The Lincy Institute
  • Director of Health Programs, The Lincy Institute


The Lincy Institute In the News


KSNV-TV: News 3
Oct. 21, 2019

It's the second leading cause of cancer amongst women. Every single year, a quarter-million women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

The Scarlet and Gray Free Press
Oct. 13, 2019

October is breast cancer awareness month and the pink ribbon is popping up everywhere reminding people to “wear it pink.” About one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and while the chances for men is much lower, 400 men in the U.S. are expected to die from breast cancer each year.

Specialty Medical Dialogues
Oct. 6, 2019

Breast cancer is considered to be a "woman's disease" with statistics showing that about 1 in 8 US. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

Rolling Out
Oct. 3, 2019

Each year during the month of October we turn our focus to bringing awareness to breast cancer in women, but now with the news of Mathew Knowles‘ diagnosis, we are alarmed by the cases of breast cancer in Black men.



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