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community health sciences Accomplishments

Mar 22, 2017
Maki Muroi (Health Care Administration), working with her adviser, Jay Shen (Community Health Sciences), as well as with Alona Angosta (Nursing), published a paper, “Medication Errors, Drug Classifications, and Consequence of Errors: Are They Related?” in the January issue of Applied Nursing Research. The online version of the paper has been the most-read article since its publication on the journal's website. The paper was based on a study funded by the National Council of State Board of Nursing.

Mar 16, 2017
Saruna Ghimire and Karen Callahan (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently publushed an article, "Nutritional Assessment of Community-Dwelling Older Adults in Rural Nepal," in the Public Library of Science with Binaya Kumar Baral from the Department of Biochemistry in the Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital.

Mar 15, 2017
Amanda Sokolowsky, Erika Marquez, Erin Sheehy, Casey Barber, and Shawn Gerstenberger (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently authored "Health Hazards in the Home: An Assessment of a Southern Nevada Community," which appeared in the February issue of Journal of Community Health. The study focused on health outcomes in households with hazards including lead, domestic hygiene, carbon monoxide, damp and mold, excess cold and heat, and structural collapse in Henderson.

Feb 21, 2017
Qing Wu (Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine and Environmental and Occupational Health) received a UNLV IDeA Pilot Grant in the amount of $70,389 for his pilot study to develop personalized bone mineral density reference values. The study seeks to determine how genetic factors contribute to normal bone mineral density variation in Caucasian women and identify the best genetics-enhanced statistical model for normal bone mineral density variation.  

Jan 26, 2017
Danny Young (Physical Therapy), Sheniz Moonie, and Tim Bungham (both Community Health Sciences) co-authored “Cross-Sectional Examination of Patient and Therapist Factors Affecting Participation in Physical Therapy in Acute Care Hospital Settings,” which appeared in the January issue of Physical Therapy Journal and again in the PT in Motion industry newsletter. The study examined the reasons for missed physical therapy treatment sessions among patients within acute care facilities.  

Dec 13, 2016
Takashi Yamashita (Sociology) and Jay Shen (Health Care Administration and Policy) recently published an article, "Neighborhood Effects on the Nursing Home Admissions among Older Patients in the State of Nevada, USA: Multilevel Analysis of Administrative and Census Data," in the Nevada Journal of Public Health.   

Nov 17, 2016
Jay Shen (Community Health Sciences) and professor Qing Wang at the School of Business, Dalian University of Technology in China, recently published a paper, "Childhood Health Status and Adulthood Cardiovascular Disease Morbidity in Rural China: Are They Related?" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Oct 18, 2016
Paulo Pinheiro, Karen Callahan, Nevena Cvijetic, and Rachel E. Kelly (all Environmental and Occupational Health) collaborated with the Nevada Central Cancer Registry and the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University Miami Miller School of Medicine to produce a telling publication about breast cancer rate disparities among women in Nevada. Their paper "Worse Breast Cancer Outcomes for Southern Nevadans, Filipina and Black Women," which was published in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, showed that the overall five-year breast cancer survival in Nevada was 84.4 percent, which is significantly lower than that of the United States at 89.2 percent. Furthermore, women in Southern Nevada are particularly disadvantaged compared to women in Northern Nevada. In respect to racial differences, Filipinas and black women showed a disadvantage in survival compared to all other racial/ethnic groups analyzed, at 76.6 percent and 76.0 percent respectively.  

Oct 3, 2016
Jay Shen and Chris Cochran (both Health Care Administration and Policy) with their collaborators at Fudan University of China, recently published an article, “Effects of China’s New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme on Reducing Medical Impoverishment in Rural Yanbian: An Alternative Approach” on BMC Health Services Research.    

Sep 27, 2016
Jay Shen and Chris Cochran (both Health Care Administration and Policy) recently published an article, “Unemployment Rate, Smoking in China: Are They Related?” in the International  Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health with professor Qing Wang from School of Business in Dalian University of Technology in China.