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Department of Healthcare Administration and Policy News

The healthcare industry is one of the three largest industries in the United States based on revenues, total assets or number of employees. Students in the Department of Healthcare Administration and Policy gain a broad view of the healthcare delivery system and develop an understanding of health and disease.

Current Healthcare Administration and Policy News

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Campus News | December 9, 2020

UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield to honor four Winter 2020 graduates for their academic, research, and community impact.

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Campus News | December 17, 2019

UNLV president Marta Meana will highlight four graduating students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the Class of 2019.

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People | November 14, 2019

Achievement in Service Award winner Ken Bahl has been a key figure in UNLV's Alumni Association.

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Campus News | November 7, 2019

MGM College Opportunity Program at UNLV offers a flexible and affordable way for the company's employees to complete their degrees.

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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.

Healthcare Administration and Policy In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 26, 2020

The nursing home resident’s first recorded signs of COVID-19 were subtle: a low-grade fever, accompanied by coughing.

Casino.org
March 23, 2020

Health officials predict many US hospitals soon will be overrun with patients. Well before the outbreak, in total, Nevada had 6,304 hospital beds in 2017. Nevada’s 2.1 hospital beds per 1,000 people is lower than the national average of 2.4, according to the Nevada Current.

Casino.org
March 23, 2020

Health officials predict many US hospitals soon will be overrun with patients. Well before the outbreak, in total, Nevada had 6,304 hospital beds in 2017. Nevada’s 2.1 hospital beds per 1,000 people is lower than the national average of 2.4, according to the Nevada Current.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 21, 2020

Nevada’s shortage of doctors means many worried patients are scrambling to find a primary care physician who can provide quick diagnoses about coronavirus symptoms or testing options.

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?

Healthcare Administration and Policy Experts

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Recent Healthcare Administration and Policy Accomplishments

September 15, 2022
Yeunkyung Kim (Healthcare Administration and Policy) was the lead author of "Post-Acute Care Use Associated with Medicare Shared Savings Program and Disparities." The article was published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA). The authors' primary objective was to study the impact of hospital participation in the…
August 26, 2022
Tim Grigsby (Social and Behavioral Health) was awarded a pilot grant through the Texas Resource Center on Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) for a project titled "Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Non-Medical Prescription Drug Use Among U.S. Older Adults, 2015-2019." The project is a secondary data analysis of publicly available nationally representative…
August 25, 2022
Soumya Upadhyay's (Healthcare Administration and Policy) paper titled "Physician Hospital Integration and its Effect on Hospital Performance: A Study of U.S. Hospitals" was among the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management's 'Best Paper' finalists and also received a Runners-Up award.
August 4, 2022
Yeunkyung Kim (Healthcare Administration and Policy) was the lead author of "The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Health Care Utilization Among Insured Individuals With Common Chronic Conditions" in the August 2022 issue of the journal Medical Care. The article discusses the COVID pandemic and its significant impact on the U.S. health care…
June 9, 2022
Kristin Steffen (Medicine) received the Outstanding Part-time Instructor award from the UNLV School of Public Health in April. The senior director of faculty affairs and interim director of continuing medical education at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine, she teaches the Public Health Fundamentals for Health Care Leaders course in the…
May 30, 2022
Sungyoun Chun, Jinwook Hwang, Pearl Kim, Jay Shen (all Healthcare Administration), Dr. Ji Yoo (Medicine), and Seong Park (Criminal Justice) recently published a paper, “Trends and Age-related Characteristics of Substance Use Hospitalizations of Homeless Population: 2007-2015"  on Medicine.