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A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.
U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top graduate and professional schools ranks 26 UNLV programs within nation’s top 100.
Take a moment on March 30 to recognize the contributions UNLV's medical professionals are making to our community.
A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.
From Medicine to Nursing to Public Health, UNLV students are front-and-center in COVID-19 innoculation effort.
UNLV public health researcher Melva Thompson-Robinson explains the U.S.’s history of medical trauma against people of color, its impact on the pandemic, and tips for meaningful messaging.
Public Health In The News
Out of the 1.6 million total COVID-19 vaccine doses given in the state, more than 57,000 doses were administered to people who didn’t give a Nevada address.
Displaying digital proof of protection against COVID-19 could become the norm at this year's Las Vegas events, but privacy experts say they are concerned about data collection by two new "vaccine passport" phone apps ”.
An increasing number of higher education institutions are requiring students to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before attending campuses in the fall. Among these are Rutgers University, Cornell University, Duke University, and Brown University.
Ozone pollution in Las Vegas has improved, but the city still ranks among the most polluted metro areas in the country, according to a newly released report by the American Lung Association.
About one out of five Nevadans have been fully vaccinated from COVID-19, and nearly a third of the state’s population has received the first dose. It will take many more shots before the state reaches herd immunity — when the population gains protection through vaccination or natural immunity.
The COVID-19 pandemic has allowed scientists to continue important treatment research that could make a difference in how other deadly diseases are treated.