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community health sciences Accomplishments

Sep 11, 2018
Jay Shen, Sungyoun Chun (both Community Health Sciences); Pearl Kim (Healthcare Administration), Seong-min Park (Criminal Justice), Haneul Choi (Honors), and Ji Won Yoo (Medicine) recently published an article, “Relationship Between Acute Hepatitis C and the Opioid Epidemic” in the American Journal of Medicine. This paper was a collaboration between UNLV and the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. In response to the opioid epidemic across the country, this article suggests the screening of hepatitis C must expand to the all American adults from the currently existing baby-boomer cohort born between 1945 and 1965. 

Sep 11, 2018
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration) presented a professional development workshop (PDW) session on the topic "Everything You Wanted to Know about Reviewing but Were Afraid to Ask" at the 78th Academy of Management annual conference in Chicago. This PDW discussed best practices in reviewing journal articles and recommendations for reviewers on how to perform a good review.

Aug 29, 2018
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration and Policy) presented three papers at the recent 2018 Annual Academy Health meeting. Her poster presentations covered the following broad topics: Improving Safety, Quality, and Value in Healthcare Measuring Safety, Quality, and Value in Healthcare  Diversity and Cultural Competence

Aug 20, 2018
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration) recently presented two papers, "Structural Characteristics and Patient Safety Culture: Do Teamwork and Handoffs Have a Mediating Role?' and "Hospital-Physician Financial Integration and Patient Safety Outcomes, " at the Healthcare Management Division at the 78th Academy of Management meeting in Chicago.

Aug 7, 2018
Tanviben Y. Patel, Mark Buttner, and Chad Cross (all Environmental and Occupational Health), and Dennis Bazylinski (Life Sciences), along with David Rivas, '18 Master of Public Health, and physician Joram Seggev, wrote an article, "Variation in Airborne Pollen Concentrations Among Five Monitoring Locations in a Desert Urban Environment," which was published in the Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. The article compares pollen concentrations in five locations in Las Vegas to determine if there are significant differences between microenvironments within the city.

Aug 7, 2018
Jay Shen (Community Health Sciences), Pearl Kim (Healthcare Administration), and Ji Won Yoo (Medicine) recently published a paper, "Life-Sustaining Procedures, Palliative Care Consultation, and Do-Not Resuscitate Status in Dying Patients With COPD in US Hospitals: 2010-2014", in the Journal of Palliative Care. This study resulted from collaborations between UNLV and other institutions. The co-authors include Eunjeong Ko from San Diego Statue University, Sun Jun Kim from Soonchunhayng University in South Korea, and Yong-Jae Lee. Lee, who is from Yonsei University College of Medicine in South Korea, currently is a visiting research professor in UNLV's department of healthcare administration and policy. Kim is a doctoral student.

Aug 6, 2018
Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) presented a poster, "Influence of Highly Correlated Cross-Basis Functions in the Distributed Lag Nonlinear Model," in the Joint Statistical Meeting 2018 earlier this month in Vancouver, Canada.

Aug 1, 2018
Qing Wu (Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine and Environmental and Occupational Health ) and Yingke Xu (Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine) are the authors of "Decreasing Trend of Bone Mineral Density in US Multiethnic Population: Analysis of Continuous NHANES 2005 - 2014," which has been accepted for publication in Osteoporosis International. For Xu, a graduate student, this is her first first-authored manuscript accepted for publications. Wu is the senior author.

Jul 31, 2018
Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored a research paper, "Bibliometric Analysis of Gaps in Research on Asbestos-related Diseases: Declining Emphasis on Public Health over 26 Years" in BMJ-OPEN. This paper examined the gaps between asbestos-related disease (ARD) research and suggestions of the World Health Organization and the International Labour Organization on prevention. The study collected data on all articles published during 1991–2016 and identified a subset of ARD-related articles, and classified articles into three research areas (laboratory, clinical, and public health) to examine their time trends and compare the diversity across different countries. The result shows that ARD-related articles accounted for 1.3 percent of all articles in 1991, but this had declined to 0.8 percent by 2016. The public health area declined faster than the other areas, at −5.7 percent per year. Discrepancies also were observed among the top 11 countries regarding emphasis on public health research, with Finland and Italy having higher, and China and the Netherlands lower, emphases. To sum up, there is declining emphasis on the public health area in the ARD-related literature. Under the ongoing global situation of ARD, primary prevention will remain key for some time, warranting efforts to rectify the current trend in ARD-related research.

Jul 11, 2018
The Department of Health Care Administration's master of health care administration program (Community Health Sciences) recently received accreditation from the Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), the only accrediting body for graduate health care administration programs in both the United States and Canada. UNLV's program is now the only CAHME-accredited program in Nevada. Congratulations to department chair Chris Cochran and the department's faculty, students, and staff, as well as everyone in the School of Community Health Sciences.