Accomplishments: School of Public Health

December 10, 2018
Kimberly Tomas and Soumya Upadhyay (both Healthcare Administration & Policy) presented at the 2018 American Public Health Association annual meeting in San Diego last month. Their oral presentation was titled "Structural Characteristics And Safety Culture Perceptions: The Mediating Role Of Perceived Teamwork And Perceived Handoffs" and their poster presentation was titled "Hospital Cultural Competency and Patient Safety Culture." Tomas is in the master of public health and infection...
December 7, 2018
Mark Buttner and Patricia Cruz (both Environmental and Occupational Health) received a one-year, $1.2M award from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services to conduct molecular biological environmental monitoring.
December 4, 2018
Saruna Ghimire, Lawrence Sagadraca, Lung-Chang Chien, and Francisco Sy (all Environmental and Occupational Health), along with alumnus Prescott Cheong, '18 Master of Public Health, co-authored a scientific article published in the Health Equity journal last week. They conducted a cross-sectional study among Filipino American adults residing in the greater Las Vegas area. The results showed a high self-reported prevalence of hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes among this minority...
December 3, 2018
The UNLV School of Community Health Sciences, in collaboration with the Nevada Medical Center (NMC), has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundations to continue its efforts to curb the mental health issues among youth as identified in NMC's 2018 Healthcare Report Card.  Dedicated to tracking year-over-year changes to key indicators of the overall health of Nevada citizens, NMC’s Healthcare Report Card provides health care practitioners, community leaders, and government officials...
November 27, 2018
Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Pearl Kim and Jay Shen (both Health Care Administration) recently published an article along with Yong-Jae Lee (Yonsei University College of Medicine, South Korea) and Sun Jung Kim (Soonchunhayng University, South Korea). The article, "Ten-Year Trends of Palliative Care Utilization Associated with Multiple Sclerosis Patients in the United States from 2005 to 2014," was published in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. Shen is the corresponding author. Kim is a...
November 21, 2018
Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) presented a poster, "Spatial variation of ZIKV incidence associated with meteorological measurements," in the 2018 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in San Diego.  
November 20, 2018
Tanviben Patel,  Mark Buttner, Dr. Joram Seggev (Environmental and Occupational Health), Dennis Bazylinski (Life Sciences), Chad Cross  (Environmental and Occupational Health, and Medicine), and former student David Rivas co-authored an article in The Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment titled "Variation in Airborne Fungal Spore Concentrations Among Five Monitoring Locations in a Desert Urban Environment."
November 14, 2018
Graduate student Maham Bhatti (School of Community Health Sciences) has been accepted into the University of Missouri Health Care Administrative Fellowship, a unique two-year program dedicated to fostering the next generation of health care leaders.  As a MU Health Care fellow, Bhatti will be working side-by-side with executive leadership and will gain valuable hands-on experience from customized rotations throughout various departments including ambulatory care, inpatient care, finance,...
November 14, 2018
Jay Shen (Health Care Administration), Guogen Shan (Health Care Administration), Carolee Dodge-Francis (Environmental and Occupational Health), Pearl C. Kim (Health Care Administration doctoral student), Ji Won Yoo (School of Medicine), and Yong-Jae Lee (Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea) recently published a paper, "Trends and Related Factors of Cannabis-Associated Emergency Department Visits in the United States: 2006–2014", on Journal of Addiction Medicine, the...
November 14, 2018
Donica’ Beckett (Public Health), Philip Danquah (Social Work), Johanna Andrews (Public Health), Melva Thompson-Robinson (Public Health), Carolee Dodge Francis (Education). Presented a research poster, "Perspectives of Vulnerability to Sexual Risk Behaviors among Self-Identified Heterosexual African American College Students Enrolled In Jefferson County, Texas Colleges" at Society for the Analysis of African-American Public Health Issues 2018 pre-conference meeting for the 146th American Public...
November 6, 2018
Chris Cochran (Community Health Sciences) received the Service Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the Nevada chapter of ACHE.  ACHE is an international professional society made up of health care executives who lead hospitals, health care systems and other health care organizations. The ACHE recognition program celebrates members' commitment to the health care management profession as well as their leadership and contributions to furthering professional...
October 18, 2018
The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West served as co-sponsors of the American Planning Association Nevada Chapter Annual State Conference earlier this month. As such, many UNLV faculty members presented their research on critical policy areas for our state through various conference sessions.  Robert Lang and William Brown (The Lincy Institute & Brookings Mountain West) moderated two keynote sessions on the conference theme "Vegas Growing Up — Welcome to the Big Leagues," featuring...