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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.

What's Happening

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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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Apr. 18, 2018

Professor Fatma Nasoz earns 2018 Faculty/Staff Community Outreach Award for program providing computer coding opportunities to underserved female students.

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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


Dec. 11, 2018

The Las Vegas metropolitan area has seen not only a significant rise in its population but an altering of its demographics as well, according to new findings from the U.S. Census Bureau.

CBS News
Oct. 31, 2018

CBS News' "Red & Blue" visited Las Vegas and UNLV to cover the 2018 election. The show aired live from UNLV's campus and featured interviews with UNLV faculty and students.

Las Vegas Sun
Oct. 19, 2018

There’s simply no one more knowledgeable about how to get a medical school off and running than Paul Umbach, who has provided consultancy for 20 of the 30 med schools that have been launched in the U.S. since 2005.

Las Vegas Sun
Oct. 15, 2018

A two-phase plan to build out the UNLV Medical School was created as a way to move the school forward, but it could become a major setback that turns off donors and results in a half-finished, lackluster institution.



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