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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

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People | January 18, 2022

Executive assistant in the research division usually starts her day with a run on campus.

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Campus News | December 8, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring research and accomplishment at UNLV.

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Research | November 17, 2021

Sometimes, you can only learn by doing. Here are five labs around campus where experience is the best teacher.

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Campus News | November 4, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring stargazing and change at UNLV.

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People | October 8, 2021

School of Public Health Alumnus of the Year Brian Labus was instrumental in Nevada's fight against COVID-19, serving on the governor's task force and leading a small army of contact tracers.

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Campus News | October 7, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring collaboration and reflection at UNLV.

Public Health In The News

KSNV-TV: News 3
January 21, 2022
It’s been two years since the first case of the COVID-19 coronavirus was reported in the U.S., but when will the outbreak transition from a pandemic to an endemic?
KSNV-TV: News 3
January 21, 2022
It’s been two years since the first case of the COVID-19 coronavirus was reported in the U.S., but when will the outbreak transition from a pandemic to an endemic?
KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
January 19, 2022

Thousands of UNLV students returned to campus Tuesday for the spring semester. Despite a recent spike in COVID-19 cases and no vaccine mandate in place for students or staff, most were happy to be back.

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January 18, 2022

Bringing new meaning to the phrase 'Love mother Earth'

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
January 18, 2022

Colleges across Southern Nevada return from winter break on Tuesday.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
January 11, 2022

Long lines leading to frustration. A week ago the UNLV testing site shut down early due to the surge of coronavirus testing. So, they moved operations to Sam Boyd Stadium because there is more room. Still, break lights lit the stadium as hundreds of people tried to get a test.

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Recent Public Health Accomplishments

January 20, 2022
Kavita Batra (Medicine) and Manoj Sharma (Social and Behavioral Health) have co-edited a book, COVID-19: Impact on Public Health and Healthcare (Volume 2), which was published by MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (Switzerland). This compendium of studies conducted from around the world focuses on the assessment of the impact of…
December 8, 2021
Manoj Sharma (Environmental and Occupational Health) has coauthored an article, “Effect of the Fourth-generation Multi-theory Model Intervention on the Quality of Life in Iranian Postmenopausal Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial,” in the journal Post Reproductive Health in association with colleagues from Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical…
December 6, 2021
Jason Flatt (Environmental and Occupational Health) published new research with colleagues, "Measuring Sex and Gender in Aging and Alzheimer’s Research: Results of a National Survey," in the Journals of Gerontology, Psychological Sciences.    
December 2, 2021
Lung-Chang Chien (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) has co-authored a research article "Effects of Cyproheptadine on Body Weight Gain in Children with Nonorganic Failure to Thrive in Taiwan: A Hospital-based Retrospective Study" in the journal PLOS ONE in collaborations with researchers in Taiwan. The study evaluates the effects of cyproheptadine…
December 2, 2021
Erick B. López, Amanda Haboush-Deloye (both Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy), and Erika Marquez (Environmental and Occupational Health) published their research, "The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 in Minority Communities," in the Nevada Journal of Public Health.
December 1, 2021
Manoj Sharma (Environmental and Occupational Health) has coauthored an article, “Independent and Combined Associations between Multiple Lifestyle Behaviors and Academic Grades of Inner Urban and Peri-Urban High School Students: A Cross-Sectional Study in Chongqing, China” in the journal BMJ Open in collaboration with colleagues from Chongqing…