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Department of Environmental and Occupational Health News

Current Environmental and Occupational Health News

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.

Woman sitting in chair reading an iPad
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.

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.

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.

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Recent Environmental and Occupational Health Accomplishments

October 9, 2019
Soumya Upadhyay (Health Care Administration & Policy) and Max Gakh (Environmental & Occupational Health) recently published an article, "Health-Information Seeking and Intention to Quit Smoking: Do Health Beliefs Have a Mediating Role?" in the journal Tobacco Use Insights. This study aimed to examine the relationship between seeking health...
October 2, 2019
Philip Danquah (Environmental and Occupational Health) and Amanda Annan (Health Care Administration and Policy) presented a scientific poster at the 2019 Nevada Public Health Annual Conference last month at Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno. The poster was titled "Dapivirine Vaginal Ring Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Awareness, Perceptions, and Uptake among...
September 20, 2019
Carolee Dodge-Francis and Noehealani Bareng-Antolin (both Environmental and Occupational Health), along with Nicole Bowman from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, gave a presentation on “Indigenous Evaluation: Foundations, Building Relations & Educational Applications” at the Hawaii Pacific Evaluation Conference in Honolulu this month. 
September 16, 2019
Ann Vuong (Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored an article on "Concentrations and Loadings of Organophosphate and Replacement Brominated Flame Retardants in House Dust from the Home Study During the PBDE Phase-Out" in the journal Chemosphere. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers, a class of flame retardants and endocrine disruptors, have...
September 6, 2019
Saruna Ghimire and Francisco S. Sy (both Environmental and Occupational Health) published an article on the "Decline in Telomere Length by Age and Effect Modification by Gender, Allostatic Load and Comorbidities in National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1999-2002)" in the journal PLOS ONE. This study aimed to assess the decline in...
August 30, 2019
Mark Buttner and Patricia Cruz (both Environmental and Occupational Health) received a 10-month, $1 million award through the Nevada department of health and human services to conduct molecular microbiological environmental monitoring.