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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

May 20, 2019
Courtney Coughenour and Jennifer Pharr (both Environmental and Occupational Health) published an article on "The Environmental Impact and Formation of Meals from the Pilot Year of a Las Vegas Convention Food Rescue Program" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The purpose of this study was to document the...
May 9, 2019
Guogen Shan and Carolee Dodge Francis (both Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored an article in Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science titled "Exact Unconditional Tests for Dichotomous Data When Comparing Multiple Treatments With a Single Control."
April 19, 2019
Philip Danquah (Environmental and Occupational Health) presented a research topic "Racial Variations of the Injection Route of Administration among Injection Drug Users in the United States: A Comparative Trend Analysis​" at the National Technology and Social Science Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada this month. Danquah is pursuing a doctoral degree...
April 15, 2019
Jennifer R. Pharr (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently co-authored an article titled "Accessibility and Accommodations for Patients with Mobility Disabilities in a Large Healthcare System: How are we doing?"  The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accessibility of and accommodations for patients with mobility disabilities in...
April 2, 2019
Tanviben Patel (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently was awarded the City of Las Vegas Cardiac Arrest Survivors Award on behalf of Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, honoring her tireless commitment to the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) Registry and for saving lives in the community. She was recognized during the city's...
March 28, 2019
Donica' Beckett (Environmental and Occupational Health); Philip Danquah, Johanna Andrews, and Melva Thompson-Robinson (all Center for Health Disparities Research), and Carolee Dodge Francis (American Indian Research and Education Center) presented a scientific poster at the 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference titled "Investigating Factors...