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Current Health Care Administration and Policy News

Campus News | May 1, 2019

UNLV faculty and students honored with Service-Learning, Community-Based Research, Faculty/Staff Outreach, and Student Service awards.

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Business and Community | May 1, 2019

Health Care Administration and Policy professor Jay Shen works to increase understanding and use of palliative care among Asian-Americans.

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Campus News | March 11, 2019

Thirteen UNLV programs ranked within nation’s top 100 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top graduate and professional schools.

Soumya Upadhyay, poses in front of UNLV banners on campus.
People | March 11, 2019

After nearly losing her life in a car accident and being told she wouldn’t walk again, the public health professor is beating insurmountable odds and thriving at UNLV.

Portrait of Kurt Houser
People | December 11, 2017

Mentoring future health care leaders is a priceless opportunity, according to this Community Health Sciences faculty member.

Betty Burston
People | May 16, 2016

Marrying health care with pop culture, Betty Burston is revolutionizing the health care industry one “edutainment” project at a time.

Health Care Administration and Policy In The News

Colorado Springs Independent
January 30, 2019

Intersectionality in feminism matters. Or, as author, activist and feminist Audre Lorde put it, “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle, because we do not live single-issue lives.”

Physicians Practice
February 9, 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is starting a new chapter under the direction of former pharma executive Alex Azar, who was sworn in as the new Secretary on January 29. How will Azar's leadership shape US.. public health policy and what can physicians expect from his tenure in the way of healthcare reform?

Las Vegas Sun
January 2, 2018

Nevadans whose health care isn’t covered by their employers and who missed the Dec. 15 deadline for government-provided insurance still have options for the coming year, according to local experts.

Vice News
August 8, 2017

Health care options for thousands of Nevadans narrowed significantly Monday after health insurer Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield — one of the largest health insurance companies in the U.S. — announced it would withdraw from Nevada’s Obamacare state exchange in 2018. Fourteen counties in Nevada are at risk of not having an insurance provider on the state’s individuals insurance exchange in 2018.

Los Angeles Times
June 9, 2017

With his signature on a novel Medicaid-for-all-type bill, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval could rewrite the way many of his constituents get healthcare, and establish a model that other states might eventually follow in the absence of congressional action to fix or replace Obamacare.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 18, 2017

UNLV is among the universities around the country participating in a push by the Obama administration to demographically shore up the Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplace by signing up more young adults.

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Recent Health Care Administration and Policy Accomplishments

August 21, 2019
Soumya Upadhyay and Chris Cochran (both Health Care Administration) recently presented a research paper at the 79th annual Academy of Management Meeting in Boston. The paper is titled "Hospital Cultural Competency and Patient Safety Culture Attributes." Given the increase in racial and ethnic diversity in the United States, hospitals face a...
August 7, 2019
Kimberly Tomas and Soumya Upadhyay (Health Care Administration & Policy) presented at the 2019 Academy Health annual research meeting in Washington, D.C., in June. Their poster presentations were titled:  The Impact of Patient-Provider Communication and Electronic Cigarette Harmfulness: the Role of Race/Ethnicity Hospital Cultural...
June 14, 2019
Soumya Upadhyay (Health Care Administration and Policy) as part of an interdisciplinary international team, published a paper titled "For Your Review: Insights from Seasoned Reviewers and Editors on the Peer-Review Process" in the Journal of Health Administration and Education, a journal by the the Association of University Programs in Health...
December 10, 2018
Kimberly Tomas and Soumya Upadhyay (both Healthcare Administration & Policy) presented at the 2018 American Public Health Association annual meeting in San Diego last month. Their oral presentation was titled "Structural Characteristics And Safety Culture Perceptions: The Mediating Role Of Perceived Teamwork And Perceived Handoffs" and their...
November 27, 2018
Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Pearl Kim and Jay Shen (both Health Care Administration) recently published an article along with Yong-Jae Lee (Yonsei University College of Medicine, South Korea) and Sun Jung Kim (Soonchunhayng University, South Korea). The article, "Ten-Year Trends of Palliative Care Utilization Associated with Multiple Sclerosis...
November 14, 2018
Graduate student Maham Bhatti (School of Community Health Sciences) has been accepted into the University of Missouri Health Care Administrative Fellowship, a unique two-year program dedicated to fostering the next generation of health care leaders.  As a MU Health Care fellow, Bhatti will be working side-by-side with executive leadership and will...