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School of Public Health News

The School of Public Health is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people worldwide. Our departments, programs, and research units work to provide a diverse education, practical training experience, and numerous community involvement opportunities to prepare students to become leaders and professionals in the field of public health.

Current Public Health News

Hoover Dam
Campus News | December 30, 2022

The problems facing our world and how UNLV helped find solutions.

Members of the Precision Medicine Lab lifting off a manhole cover to study wastewater
Business and Community | December 29, 2022

A yearlong collection of headlines featuring community resources, training programs, and partnerships to move Southern Nevada forward.

Ph.D. engineering graduate George William Kajjumba is hooded during the Spring 2022 commencement ceremony
Campus News | December 28, 2022

Student achievements including competition wins, a science fellowship first, and new innovations splashed local and national news headlines in 2022.

A laser beam emitting a blue light is projected into a diamond anvil cell
Research | December 27, 2022

Groundbreaking discovery was the norm for Rebel researchers in 2022. Here's a selection of our favorite news-making UNLV research highlights from the year. 

Graduation cap with "22" tassle
People | December 14, 2022

Five UNLV graduates will be recognized by President Keith E. Whitfield during winter commencement for their combination of academic excellence and service to the community.
 

UNLV cheerleaders during 2022 homecoming
Campus News | November 8, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV students and faculty who made headlines locally, regionally, and internationally.

Public Health In The News

Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español
January 26, 2023

The number of new COVID-19 cases continues to decline in Clark County, with Nevada among a handful of states with all counties having low levels of the disease.

HealthDay
January 25, 2023

Every morning, Luther Moxley helps his partner of 35 years, Wayne Curtis, out of bed and into his wheelchair. Curtis, who has Parkinson's disease and is partially blind, washes himself seated in the shower, but he needs Moxley to dry him and help him back into his chair.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 25, 2023

The number of new COVID-19 cases continues to drop in Clark County, with Nevada among a handful of states with all of its counties experiencing low levels of the disease.

U.S. News & World Report
January 25, 2023

Every morning, Luther Moxley helps his partner of 35 years, Wayne Curtis, out of bed and into his wheelchair. Curtis, who has Parkinson's disease and is partially blind, washes himself seated in the shower, but he needs Moxley to dry him and help him back into his chair.

Verywell Health
January 1, 2023

You know your child is sick—they have a fever, chills, and a cough. But it can be challenging to decipher whether they have COVID-19, the flu, RSV, or something else. Now, you may be able to determine what is causing their symptoms with one simple nose swab at home. But it's not as simple as you think.

Nevada Independent
January 1, 2023

When Steve Sisolak won the governor’s race in 2018, it marked the first time Nevada elected a Democratic governor in two decades, ushered in by a blue wave that also gave Democrats their first trifecta — control of the governor’s mansion, the Senate and the Assembly — in three decades.

Public Health Experts

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Recent Public Health Accomplishments

January 30, 2023
Manoj Sharma (Social and Behavioral Health, Internal Medicine) has coauthored an article titled, “Diabetes Type 2 Risk Score for African Americans based on Jackson Heart Study data: A cross-sectional study,” in association with colleagues from Jackson State University in the Journal of Health and Social Sciences. The article discusses the…
January 30, 2023
Kyle Henson (Healthcare Administration and Policy) is a recipient of the undergraduate Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Scholarship Award for 2023. The HIMSS Foundation awards two $5,000 HIMSS Student Member scholarships annually: one to an undergraduate and one to a graduate student. The scholarships are for HIMSS…
January 27, 2023
Tim Grigsby (Social and Behavioral Health) co-published a paper titled, "Evaluation of All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality by Race and Ethnicity Among Pregnant and Recently Pregnant Women in the US, 2019 to 2020" in the journal JAMA Network Open. Research has suggested trends of worsening maternal health associated with depression, substance…
January 25, 2023
Louisa Messenger (Environmental and Occupational Health) co-published an article titled "Efficacy of pyriproxyfen-pyrethroid long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and chlorfenapyr-pyrethroid LLINs compared with pyrethroid-only LLINs for malaria control in Benin: a cluster-randomised, superiority trial" in The Lancet journal.  New classes of long…
January 23, 2023
Priyambda Kumra (Public Health) was accepted into Shot@Life's 2023 Spring Summit in Washington D.C. Shot@Life is a campaign of the United Nations Foundation. The summit will teach participants how to be a vaccine advocate and champion equitable access to immunizations during an essential time for global health. Participants will learn from…
January 23, 2023
Jason Flatt (Social and Behavioral Health) and colleagues recently published in Journals of Gerontology Series B, "Transgender Adults from Minoritized Ethnoracial Groups in the U.S. Report Greater Subjective Cognitive Decline." This study found that minoritized ethnoracial transgender adults were more likely to report problems with their memory or…