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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

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Business and Community | March 26, 2020

UNLV researchers, medical investigator to discuss coronavirus pandemic March 30; event to be livestreamed

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Campus News | March 24, 2020

Public Health assistant professor Brian Labus serves on governor's task force, helping educate public in time of crisis.

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Research | March 24, 2020

What to do if a family member is exposed.

Two students, seen from above, use treadmills far apart
Campus News | March 16, 2020

Here's how Rebels can do their part with one of the most effective means we currently have of combating the coronavirus.

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Campus News | March 10, 2020

As coronavirus concerns grow, UNLV researchers available to provide expertise.

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Research | March 6, 2020

Do you turn your back when someone offers you a hand, a kiss or a hug? Public health professor Brian Labus

Public Health In The News

MEAWW
March 27, 2020

COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, might hit people who smoke, vape or have drug addiction problems the hardest, warn experts. The warning comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that smokers are at a higher risk, thanks to their compromised immunity.

Fox News
March 26, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, Americans across the country — including the 60 million who love running or jogging — have been told to stay home.

Medical Xpress
March 26, 2020

As coronavirus spreads through the country, states have closed schools and nonessential businesses and prohibited group gatherings. This leaves most of us at home, but many of us live in close quarters with other people. We asked public health experts from the UNLV School of Public Health how people can protect themselves from being infected with the new coronavirus in these situations.

KNPR News
March 26, 2020

The novel coronavirus doesn’t seem to be discriminating against who it affects. But are there groups that are at higher risk of infection than others?

NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
March 26, 2020

A quilt shop in East Texas is doing its part to help out during the coronavirus.

Yahoo!
March 26, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, Americans across the country — including the 60 million who love running or jogging — have been told to stay home.

Public Health Experts

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Recent Public Health Accomplishments

March 27, 2020
Lung-Chang Chien, Max Gakh, and Courtney Coughenour (all Environmental & Occupational Health) published an article on "Temporal Trend of Research Related to Gun Violence from 1981 to 2018 in the United States: A Bibliometric Analysis" in the journal Injury Epidemiology.  This study aimed to evaluate the variation in gun violence-related...
March 23, 2020
Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently published an article on "Global Trends and Gaps in Research Related to Latent Tuberculosis Infection" in the journal BMC Public Health. This study assesses trends in publication of research related to latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI).
March 17, 2020
Paula Frew and Laura Randall (both Environmental and Occupational Health) had an article, "Adherence to Timely Vaccinations in the United States," recently published in Pediatrics. The objective is: 1. To estimate the proportion of children not adhering to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended early childhood...
March 13, 2020
Jason Flatt (Environmental and Occupational Health) was awarded a $40,000 grant funded by the Research Centers Collaborative Network and American Federation for Aging Research as part of the Inter-National Institute on Aging Center Pilot Proposal on Sex and Gender Differences in Aging. The project, "The CoGenT3 Study: Cognition and Gender Trends...
March 12, 2020
Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Chris Heavey congratulates faculty who have received tenure commencing July 1. The tenure recommendations were approved at the Board of Regents meeting on March 5. Those faculty are: Scott Abella, College of Sciences Stephen Benning, College of Liberal Arts Maile Chapman, College of...
March 11, 2020
Paula Frew (Environmental and Occupational Health) has been awarded an eight-month, $80,000 federal grant through the CDC and UNR. The goal of the "Getting to Zero: Ending the HIV Epidemic" project is to provide a composite picture of factors influential to HIV care continuum behaviors, HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, and related decision-...