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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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Business and Community | December 30, 2019

A collection of news stories from 2019 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.

unlv professor arya udry looks at a meteorite that she's holding up to the light
Research | December 26, 2019

A collection of stories featuring interesting discoveries driven by UNLV that have made news in 2019.

UNLV students in red caps/gowns hugging at commencement
Campus News | December 17, 2019

UNLV president Marta Meana will highlight four graduating students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the Class of 2019.

football players look up at fireworks display
Campus News | December 2, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

A man in a gray jacket stands in front of UNLV memorabilia
People | November 14, 2019

Achievement in Service Award winner Ken Bahl has been a key figure in UNLV's Alumni Association.

People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus News | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

Public Health In The News

Business Insider
November 8, 2019

Each year, between 5% and 20% of Americans get the flu, and their cases range in severity from mild to life-threatening.

Sisters from AARP
November 6, 2019

Faith. Fantasies. Sex toys. Addiction. Loneliness. Cheating men. Body confidence. Bliss. Sisters get raw, real and revealing about celibacy.

Nevada Current
October 28, 2019

Deborah Pinkerton took her grandson for his 18-month check up in August when his pediatrician found elevated blood lead levels.

WCER Communications
October 23, 2019

University researchers and evaluators working with rural schools, the community-school model, and Native American communities in Wisconsin shared their expertise and latest evidence-based findings recently in a public hearing at the state Capitol focused on the critical intersection between education and health.

KSNV-TV: News 3
October 21, 2019

It's the second leading cause of cancer amongst women. Every single year, a quarter-million women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 16, 2019

Patients at Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas have been unable to drink the water or take a shower there since Oct. 2, when the legionella bacterium was detected in the water system.

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Recent Public Health Accomplishments

January 21, 2020
Chris R. Cochran, Yong-Jae Lee, Jay J. Shen (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Seong-Min Park (Criminal Justice), along with Pearl Kim, '19 PhD Public Health, and Sungyoun Chun, a former visiting international scholar in Health Care Administration and Policy, published an article on "Trends and Associated...
January 16, 2020
Neeraj Bhandari (Health Care Administration and Policy) recently published an article on "Consumer Use of Provider Quality Report Cards: The Role of Dissemination and Media Coverage" in the journal Medical Care.  The objective of this study was to measure the dissemination of comparative provider quality information (CPQI) and evaluate its impact...
January 9, 2020
Kavita Batra (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently was selected to receive the inaugural UNLV Graduate College Finishing Fellowship for the spring 2020 semester. Batra is currently a doctoral student at the School of Public Health.
December 20, 2019
Soumya Upadhyay and Kimberly Tomas (both Public Health) together presented the following papers at the 2019 American Public Health Association annual meeting: Hospital cultural competence and financial performance. Impact of perceived patient provider communication quality and perceived electronic cigarette harmfulness: The role of race/ ethnicity...
December 13, 2019
Pearl C. Kim, Chris R. Cochran, Sungyoun Chun and Jay J. Shen (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Seong-Min Park (Criminal Justice) recently published an article on "Trends and Associated Factors of Use of Opioid, Heroin, and Cannabis among Patients for Emergency Department Visits in Nevada: 2009–2017" in the...
December 3, 2019
Karen E. Callahan (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently co-wrote and published a chapter on "Disaggregated Hispanic Groups and Cancer: Importance, Methodology, and Current Knowledge" in the book Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos.  The chapter summarizes the current knowledge on cancer in Hispanics, with a focus on the...