Division of Health Sciences News
Comprised of the schools of Integrated Health Sciences, Community Health Sciences, Dental Medicine, and Nursing, the Division of Health Sciences is developing academic, research, and community service programs to meet the health care needs of our constantly growing region.
Current Health Sciences News
As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.
Actors help UNLV's School of Nursing students sharpen skills and improve their patient interactions.
University Libraries helps consumers navigate the confusing world of health care news.
Master's student Carissa Hernandez is dedicated to her second career as a nurse educator.
School of Dental Medicine Alumna of the Year Dr. Brandi Dupont pursued a career in oral health to help better serve those in need.
For nearly 20 years, UNLV Dental Medicine professor Christina Demopoulos has helped Southern Nevada children improve their dental health.
Health Sciences In The News
Editor's Note: This article is part of a series in partnership with the All of Us Research Program, which collects and studies health data to help scientists identify health trends. More than 80% of participants are from groups that have been historically underrepresented in research.
Some call it sauce. Others call it “that thing”. Call it what you like but South Africans have it in bucketloads. It is that je ne sais quoi to take even the crudest of behaviours to new levels.
Race does play a role in health care.
Dr. Jeffrey L. Cummings, UNLV research professor and a leading expert on Alzheimer's disease clinical trials, led a five-year review of all Alzheimer's drugs in the development pipeline. He says today there is more hope than ever that we'll one day solve Alzheimer's.
Not all drivers stop once they see a pedestrian waiting to cross: Of the 461 cars examined by researchers, only 28 percent succumbed. One factor such as car prices is a significant predictor of whether drivers will budge, with the possibility of stopping being reduced by 3 percent per $ 1,000 increase in car prices. The researchers estimate the price of each car using the price category of the Kelley Blue Book.
The updates have become as commonplace as checking the weather app on your phone each morning.