Accomplishments: School of Public Health

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...
October 10, 2018
Kimberly Tomas and Soumya Upadhyay (both Healthcare Administration) presented a paper titled "Does Cultural Competency Influence Patient Safety Culture?" at the 2018 Nevada Public Health Association Conference held last month in Las Vegas. Tomas is pursuing a master of public health degree.
October 1, 2018
Philip Danquah (Environmental and Occupational Health) presented a poster, "Perceptions, Barriers, Attitudes, and Enablers of HIV Prevention Market Strategies among Young College Women: A Systematic Gap Analysis Using Diffusion of Innovation Theory," at the 2018 Nevada Public Health Annual Conference in Las Vegas last month. Danquah is pursuing a doctoral degree in public health. Professor Melva Thompson-Robinson serves as his faculty advisor.     
September 11, 2018
Jay Shen, Sungyoun Chun (both Community Health Sciences); Pearl Kim (Healthcare Administration), Seong-min Park (Criminal Justice), Haneul Choi (Honors), and Ji Won Yoo (Medicine) recently published an article, “Relationship Between Acute Hepatitis C and the Opioid Epidemic” in the American Journal of Medicine. This paper was a collaboration between UNLV and the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. In response to the opioid epidemic across the country, this article suggests the...
September 11, 2018
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration) presented a professional development workshop (PDW) session on the topic "Everything You Wanted to Know about Reviewing but Were Afraid to Ask" at the 78th Academy of Management annual conference in Chicago. This PDW discussed best practices in reviewing journal articles and recommendations for reviewers on how to perform a good review.
August 29, 2018
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration and Policy) presented three papers at the recent 2018 Annual Academy Health meeting. Her poster presentations covered the following broad topics: Improving Safety, Quality, and Value in Healthcare Measuring Safety, Quality, and Value in Healthcare  Diversity and Cultural Competence
August 20, 2018
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration) recently presented two papers, "Structural Characteristics and Patient Safety Culture: Do Teamwork and Handoffs Have a Mediating Role?' and "Hospital-Physician Financial Integration and Patient Safety Outcomes, " at the Healthcare Management Division at the 78th Academy of Management meeting in Chicago.
August 7, 2018
Tanviben Y. Patel, Mark Buttner, and Chad Cross (all Environmental and Occupational Health), and Dennis Bazylinski (Life Sciences), along with David Rivas, '18 Master of Public Health, and physician Joram Seggev, wrote an article, "Variation in Airborne Pollen Concentrations Among Five Monitoring Locations in a Desert Urban Environment," which was published in the Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. The article compares pollen concentrations in five locations in Las Vegas to...
August 7, 2018
Jay Shen (Community Health Sciences), Pearl Kim (Healthcare Administration), and Ji Won Yoo (Medicine) recently published a paper, "Life-Sustaining Procedures, Palliative Care Consultation, and Do-Not Resuscitate Status in Dying Patients With COPD in US Hospitals: 2010-2014", in the Journal of Palliative Care. This study resulted from collaborations between UNLV and other institutions. The co-authors include Eunjeong Ko from San Diego Statue University, Sun Jun Kim from Soonchunhayng University...
August 6, 2018
Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) presented a poster, "Influence of Highly Correlated Cross-Basis Functions in the Distributed Lag Nonlinear Model," in the Joint Statistical Meeting 2018 earlier this month in Vancouver, Canada.
August 1, 2018
Qing Wu (Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine and Environmental and Occupational Health ) and Yingke Xu (Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine) are the authors of "Decreasing Trend of Bone Mineral Density in US Multiethnic Population: Analysis of Continuous NHANES 2005 - 2014," which has been accepted for publication in Osteoporosis International. For Xu, a graduate student, this is her first first-authored manuscript accepted for publications. Wu is the senior author.