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Department of Environmental and Occupational Health News

Current Environmental and Occupational Health News

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Research | June 20, 2018

Posture — not screen time — is biggest factor behind neck and shoulder pain, UNLV study finds.

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People | June 18, 2018

Commitment to a healthy lifestyle helps make Asma Tahir a good fit for the university’s pollen program.

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Business and Community | January 24, 2018

UNLV Healthy Homes team will also examine homes for health issues such as asthma triggers, energy and fire problems, trip and fall hazards, pests, and mold.

Alyssa Crittenden
Research | December 26, 2017

UNLV researchers made international headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a round up of some of our top stories of 2017.

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Research | July 13, 2017

The Mountain West Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network helps 13 universities support the faculty and research that will improve human health in seven states.

Rohan Jadav
Research | April 17, 2017

The researcher from Nebraska is working to reduce HIV transmission between mothers and children in Nigeria.

Environmental and Occupational Health In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 13, 2019

If you suffer from springtime allergies, here is some news your nose already knows: Pollen season isn’t over yet in the Las Vegas Valley.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
April 9, 2019

It’s been a rough spring for people with allergies and experts say it will likely get worse before it gets better.

KSNV-TV: News 3
April 5, 2019

Experts at UNLV carefully track pollen counts every day of the year and some of their findings might surprise you.

Las Vegas Sun
March 11, 2019

There’s an environmental concern that comes with building a sprawling city in the desert — and no, it’s not just about water supply.

Slate
July 17, 2018

The posture, not the time spent in front of the screen, is the first factor of these musculoskeletal disorders of a new kind.

Cincinnati Enquirer
July 12, 2018

Simply Money Advisors discuss how using a tablets and phones could cause damage to your neck.

Recent Environmental and Occupational Health Accomplishments

August 21, 2019
Philip Danquah (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently was accepted into the Stanford Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine (PRISM) postdoc interview opportunity.  As part of the program, postdocs will work alongside top scientists and at the same time develop their professional skills, explore career options, and...
August 21, 2019
Karen E. Callahan, Chad L. Cross, and Francisco S. Sy (all Environmental and Occupational Health) published an article on "Low Colorectal Cancer Survival in the Mountain West State of Nevada: A population-based Analysis" in the journal PLOS ONE.  The study provides baseline information critical to clinicians, public health professionals, and all...
August 20, 2019
Paula Frew and Laura Randall (both Environmental and Occupational Health) were recently published in AIDS Education and Prevention for research conducted with other researchers. The research focused on Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men living with HIV and their habits related to HIV antiretroviral treatment (ART...
August 19, 2019
Max Gakh (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently was featured in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Law newsletter. He was interviewed about the use of a Health in All Policies approach to achieve health equity and improve health outcomes.
July 15, 2019
Sanae El Ibrahimi (Environmental and Occupational Health), Matthew Lee Smith of the Center for Population Health and Aging at Texas A&M University, and Paulo Pinheiro of the department of public health sciences at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine recently published an article on the...
July 10, 2019
L-W Antony Chen, Karey Fortier, Fernanda Alonzo, Rachel Kolberg, Ge Lin, Tanviben Y. Patel, Patricia Cruz, and Mark P. Buttner (all Environmental and Occupational Health) recently published a study on the "Evaluation of Epifluorescence Methods for Quantifying Biaerosols in Fine and Coarse Particulate Air Pollution" in the journal Atmospheric...