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Division of Health Sciences News

Current Health Sciences News

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.

Research | March 7, 2019

UNLV study provides an in-depth look at new fathers’ experiences with PPD.

Campus News | March 4, 2019

Packing your lunch doesn’t have to stop once you grow up. UNLV nutritionist offers tips on how to pack a healthy, affordable midday meal.

An silhouette image of a mother pushing her child in a stroller.
Business and Community | February 22, 2019

UNLV nurse practitioner offers expertise after national task force releases new recommendation.

Research | February 20, 2019

Discount stores offer a good option to both low-income and budget shoppers, UNLV research finds.

Bigelow Health Sciences
Campus News | November 26, 2018

UNLV's School of Public Health now one of just 66 schools in the world recognized by the Council of Education for Public Health and the first in Nevada.

Health Sciences In The News

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 24, 2019

Juicing has become a $3.4 billion dollar industry in this country, according to Forbes Magazine, a trend that has resulted in a dozen juice-centric retail shops in and around Pittsburgh.

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.

Dentistry Today
April 5, 2019

Dental students typically dissect cadavers to learn about human anatomy. The University of Las Vegas Nevada School of Dental Medicine, however, uses a different approach. The second-year students in Clinically Oriented Anatomy use colored dental wax and thread to build anatomically correct models of the skull over the seven-week course.

DailyNurse
April 4, 2019

An assistant professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas is doing all that she can to help pregnant women get screened for perinatal depression. Marcia Clevesy, DNP, has been working at a Las Vegas clinic to improve screenings and documentation on a local level, particularly for postpartum depression.

The Epoch Times
April 1, 2019

Food deserts may find an oasis at an unlikely place—the local dollar store

Lenotizie
April 1, 2019

Postpartum depression also affects fathers, and must be effectively dealt with. Here's how according to a new study.

Health Sciences Experts

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Recent Health Sciences Accomplishments

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...
January 10, 2019
Jeremy Meronuck (Health Sciences) received the UNLV Outstanding New Advisor award from the Academic Advising Leadership Team within the office of the vice provost for undergraduate education. The award acknowledges demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students for recipients who have served as an advisor for no...
January 8, 2019
Melaney Jones (Health Sciences) has been named recipient of the Excellence in Advising – Advising Administrator award from Region 9 of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. The accolade recognizes individuals who may provide direct academic advising services to students, but whose primary responsibility is as an administrator or...
November 1, 2018
Rachell Ekroos (Nursing) and colleague Lauren Traveller (Southern Utah University) presented preliminary data from the Forensic Nursing Representation in Online News Reports research project at the International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice. Through descriptive statistics and quantitative text analysis, the purpose of the...
November 1, 2018
Karl Kingsley and Joseph Cinelli (both Dental) published the manuscript "Assessment of Dental Pulp Stem Cell (DPSC) Biomarkers Following Induction with Bone Morphogenic Protein 2 (BMP-2)" in the Journal of Advances in Biology and Biotechnology with Erica Nguyen (UNLV undergraduate student).
April 23, 2018
Samantha Coogan (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) has been named president-elect for the Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Coogan’s many responsibilities will include organizing and leading quarterly and annual meetings, providing guidance about legislative policies, fundraising, advocating that dieticians receive order-writing...