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UNLV Health General Pediatrics News

Pediatricians examine children regularly to assess their growth, development, and general physical condition. They also refer patients to pediatric medical specialists and provide other medical referrals when necessary with healthcare devoted to the well-being of children of all ages, from infancy through adolescence.

Current General Pediatrics News

vice president kamala harris watches unlv student administer COVID vaccine to another local college student
Campus News | April 14, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.

A sign reads "Silver State Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility"
Campus News | January 21, 2021

The 36-bed skilled nursing site is expected to add an important dimension to students’ clinical education.

General Pediatrics In The News

El Tiempo
May 13, 2021

On Wednesday, an advisory group from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that the Pfizer vaccine be made available to adolescents. The recommendation followed Monday's decision by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expand its emergency use authorization to include this age group.

Las Vegas Sun
May 13, 2021

More young Nevadans are expected to be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as early as Thursday now that the federal government has given another OK to expand shot eligibility down to age 12.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 13, 2021

A scientific review workgroup of Western states late Wednesday unanimously concluded that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is safe and effective for adolescents ages 12 to 15, clearing the way for Nevadans of that age group to get a COVID-19 vaccine shot.

March 24, 2021

Katie Kremer has been waiting for a long time to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vegas Inc
September 21, 2020

Legacy Traditional Schools, a public, tuition-free network of K-8 charter schools, announced Candida Wadsworth as principal of the North Valley campus. Wadsworth previously served as assistant principal of Coral Academy of Science Nellis AFB Campus, where she created and implemented a schoolwide achievement plan for student success and growth on standardized tests. Prior to relocating to Las Vegas, Wadsworth was an eighth-grade science and biology teacher at Renaissance Charter in Florida.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 5, 2020

Vaccination rates for children are ticking up after plummeting in the spring, when lockdowns and fear of COVID-19 had parents skipping visits to the pediatrician.

Recent General Pediatrics Accomplishments

April 1, 2021
Dr. Oriaku Kas-Osoka (Medicine) has been selected as a fellow for the WEL Leadership Initiative. The WEL project is an 18-month curriculum focused on women’s wellness through equity and leadership. The WEL Alliance is a collaborative effort whose partners include 10 U.S. medical associations: the American Academy of Family Physicians, American…