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Current Environmental and Occupational Health News

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People | March 2, 2020

One of the best things about public health is its interdisciplinary nature, according to practitioner Jason Flatt, who says it allows him to tap into fields as diverse as sociology, medicine, nursing, and psychology.

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Business and Community | December 30, 2019

A collection of news stories from 2019 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.

Ann Vuong sitting in an office.
People | September 9, 2019

A new face at UNLV, this professor brings unique perspective of public health focused on neurodevelopment in children and chemical exposures during pregnancy.

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Research | June 20, 2018

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

Portrait Asma Tahir
People | June 18, 2018

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

People inspecting a home and taking notes.
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.

Environmental and Occupational Health In The News

March 30, 2020

Public health experts at UNLV and Southern Nevada Health District hosted a live online discussion on Monday to talk prevention of COVID-19 and what the future may hold.

March 30, 2020

Las Vegas health experts discuss COVID-19 today at UNLV.

KSNV-TV: News 3
March 30, 2020

UNLV and the Southern Nevada Health District have teamed up for a virtual discussion Monday morning on the COVID-19 outbreak.

WCER Communications
October 23, 2019

University researchers and evaluators working with rural schools, the community-school model, and Native American communities in Wisconsin shared their expertise and latest evidence-based findings recently in a public hearing at the state Capitol focused on the critical intersection between education and health.

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.

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Recent Environmental and Occupational Health Accomplishments

March 27, 2020
Lung-Chang Chien, Max Gakh, and Courtney Coughenour (all Environmental & Occupational Health) published an article on "Temporal Trend of Research Related to Gun Violence from 1981 to 2018 in the United States: A Bibliometric Analysis" in the journal Injury Epidemiology.  This study aimed to evaluate the variation in gun violence-related...
March 23, 2020
Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently published an article on "Global Trends and Gaps in Research Related to Latent Tuberculosis Infection" in the journal BMC Public Health. This study assesses trends in publication of research related to latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI).
March 17, 2020
Paula Frew and Laura Randall (both Environmental and Occupational Health) had an article, "Adherence to Timely Vaccinations in the United States," recently published in Pediatrics. The objective is: 1. To estimate the proportion of children not adhering to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended early childhood...
March 13, 2020
Jason Flatt (Environmental and Occupational Health) was awarded a $40,000 grant funded by the Research Centers Collaborative Network and American Federation for Aging Research as part of the Inter-National Institute on Aging Center Pilot Proposal on Sex and Gender Differences in Aging. The project, "The CoGenT3 Study: Cognition and Gender Trends...
March 11, 2020
Paula Frew (Environmental and Occupational Health) has been awarded an eight-month, $80,000 federal grant through the CDC and UNR. The goal of the "Getting to Zero: Ending the HIV Epidemic" project is to provide a composite picture of factors influential to HIV care continuum behaviors, HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, and related decision-...
March 4, 2020
Karen E. Callahan (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently published an article on "The Association Between Etiology of Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Race‐Ethnicity in Florida" in the journal Liver International.  The study found that HCC etiology is associated with specific race/ethnicity. While HCV-related HCC rates are projected to...