Accomplishments: School of Public Health

July 29, 2016
Jay Shen, Chris Cochran, and Charles Moseley (all Health Care Administration and Policy) and Guogen Shan (Environmental and Occupational Health), published a paper, “Racial and Insurance Status Disparities in Patient Safety Indicators among Hospitalized Patients," in the summer issue of Ethnicity & Disease. Other co-authors are Olena Mazurenko from the department of health policy and management at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and two graduates of UNLV's master of health...
July 22, 2016
Jay Shen (Healthcare Administration and Policy), Abbie Kirkendall (Social Work), and Catherine Dingley (Nursing) recently received the Tier 2 funding from the Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) to continue their project “Engaging Patients with Life-Limiting Illnesses on Receiving Palliative Care“. They completed the project’s Tier 1 stage in February 2016. The Tier 2 will last 12 months, starting May 2016. The project’s current community partners include the Dignity Health...
July 18, 2016
Mark Buttner and Patricia Cruz (both Environmental and Occupational Health) received a one-year, $1.2 million award from the Nevada department of health and human services to conduct molecular biological environmental monitoring.
April 14, 2016
Szu-Ping Lee (Physical Therapy) received a $13,505 grant from the Mountain West CTR-IN and National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health for his “Prosthetic Assessments of Gait and Mobility in Individuals with Lower Limb Loss” research study, which will explore functional mobility and limb loading during locomotor activities among people with lower extremity amputations. Janet Dufek (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) and Edward Neumann (Civil and...
January 19, 2016
Melva Thompson-Robinson (Center for Health Disparities Research and School of Community Health Sciences) has been elected co-chair of the Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council. This council covers Region IX of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which includes Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, California, and the Pacific territories. The role of the council is to provide leadership in the areas of health equity and addressing health disparities throughout the region and to...
November 24, 2015
Guogen Shan (Environmental and Occupational Health) is the author of a book, Exact Statistical Inference for Categorical Data, that has been published by Academic Press. The book is a comprehensive review of conditional and unconditional exact approaches to statistical inference and presents the advantages of using exact inference in data analysis. 
November 5, 2015
Professors Jay Shen (Community Health Sciences) and Abbie Kirkendall (Social Work) are conducting a project with nearly $15,000 funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to form a Palliative Care Research Network in Nevada through a variety of community engagement activities. The project will help build partnerships with the Dignity Health System, Nevada Palliative Care/Infinity Hospice, Elaine Wynn Palliative Care/Nathan Adelson Hospice, and other stakeholders...
October 13, 2015
Patricia Cruz, Mark Buttner, and Theresa Trice (all Environmental and Occupational Health) and Katherine Howard (Dental) published an article, "Development of a Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay for the Rapid Detection of the Oral Pathogenic Bacterium, Selenomonas noxia," in the August issue of BMC Oral Health. UNLV master of public health alum Arthuro Mehretu also was a coauthor of the article.
October 9, 2015
Reimund Serafica, Alona Angosta (both Nursing), and Sheniz Moonie (Environmental and Occupational Health) are the authors of an article, "Measuring Enjoyment of Ballroom Dancing in Filipino Americans Using the Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale," which recently was published in the peer-reviewed publication Asian Pacific Island Nursing Journal.
October 5, 2015
Mark Buttner and Patricia Cruz (both Environmental and Occupational Health) received a one-year, $1.2 million award from Nevada department of health and human services to conduct molecular biological environmental monitoring.
November 1, 2014
Mark Buttner and Patricia Cruz (Environmental and Occupational Health) received a one-year, $1.2 million award from Nevada Department of Health and Human Services to conduct environmental monitoring.
July 1, 2014
Dan Bubb (Academic Assessment) and Jay Shen (Community Health Sciences) made a presentation at the Association for Assessment of Higher Learning Education's fourth annual Assessment Conference in Albuquerque in June. The presentation highlighted the value of bringing faculty, students, alumni, and employers together to discuss ways to improve assessment of student learning, and using the improvements to better prepare graduates for the work industry. In March, UNLV hosted an Assessment Summit...