Accomplishments: School of Public Health

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...
April 1, 2014
Shawn Gerstenberger (Community Health Sciences) and Daniel Bubb (Academic Assessment) participated in the first Masters of Public Health Quality Assessment Summit hosted by UNLV's School of Community Health Sciences. Faculty, graduate students, alumni, community members, and employers gathered to attend the half-day event on March 7, engaging in energetic discussion about ways to improve assessing graduate student learning, and linking those improvements to preparation for employment. The event...
February 1, 2014
Dennis Bazylinski (Life Sciences ) and Mark Buttner (Community Health Sciences) received a 14-month, $106,098 award from the Clark County School District to establish an airborne pollen monitoring program in Las Vegas.
November 1, 2013
Michelle Chino (Environmental and Occupational Health) was the invited keynote speaker at the University of New South Wales annual public health symposium in Sydney, Australia. She presented her work with the Muru Marri Center for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health on the social determinants of health among indigenous populations. She also participated in the Partnerships for Change workshop, attended grand rounds at the Sydney Children's Hospital, and met with Megan Mitchell,...
September 1, 2013
Mark Buttner and Patricia Cruz (Community Health Sciences) received a $1.1 million, 16-month award from the Nevada department of health and human services to conduct environmental monitoring.
July 1, 2013
Sanae El Ibrahimi (Community Health Sciences) won first prize for a student poster presentation at the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries annual meeting in Austin, Texas. She presented a poster abstract examining racial disparities in terms of stage at diagnosis of cervical cancer in Nevada females. In March, she presented a peer-reviewed poster at the American Society for Preventive Oncology conference in Memphis, Tenn. This study assessed the effect of marriage on the...