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Health Issues Related to Women, Minorities, Elderly Addressed at UNLV Symposium April 17

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Experts from UNLV and University of Nevada School of Medicine meet to discuss health disparities in Nevada.
Business and Community  |  Apr 15, 2014  |  By Megan Downs
Media Contact: Megan Downs, (702) 895-0898


Experts and researchers from UNLV and the University of Nevada School of Medicine will meet to discuss reasons why health disparities exist among certain population groups, share research and explore solutions.

Panelists will address topics such as pedestrian injuries and deaths, gender differences in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease, the reliance on hospital emergency rooms to treat mentally ill patients, oral health in the elderly population, and legal approaches to combating elder abuse.


1 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., April 17


Thomas & Mack Moot Court Facility, UNLV, Boyd School of Law


Nevada ranked the 37th healthiest state 2013, according to America's Health Rankings.

Researchers believe by better understanding health disparities in the state, they will be able to improve Nevada's overall ranking. Health disparities are preventable diseases, injuries and related adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups.

Researchers from the UNLV School of Dental Medicine, Boyd School of Law, School of Nursing and the School of Community Health Sciences along with researchers from the University of Nevada School of Medicine will participate.

The event is sponsored by The Nevada IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), a National Institutes of Health (NIH) program designed to help traditionally underfunded states build biomedical infrastructure. Nevada INBRE also works with Nevada System of Higher Education partner institutions to promote biomedical research knowledge and educational opportunities across the state.

Read the full agenda.


Media are invited to attend. Please contact Megan Downs at (702) 895-0898 for more information.