Programs and Initiatives

Nevada Minority Health & Equity Coalition

The Nevada Minority Health & Equity Coalition (NMHEC) is organized pursuant to Chapter 82 of Revised Statutes (“NRS”) as a Nevada nonprofit corporation for the purpose of providing resources that will ensure all Nevada residents can have a healthy, productive life; and to eliminate health disparities through research, education, advocacy and access to healthcare services for minority populations.

The mission of the NMHEC is to eliminate health disparities in Nevada through constructive and supportive collaboration among partners, leaders, and stakeholders committed to improving the health and well-being of underserved Nevadans.

UNLV INBRE

Nevada INBRE, part of the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) program designed to help traditionally underfunded states build biomedical infrastructure. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is a partner institution of Nevada INBRE. The scope of UNLV INBRE focuses on:

  • attracting more researchers to engage in biomedical research at UNLV
  • mentoring junior faculty to conduct biomedical and translational research.
  • enhancing programs to train the next generation of biomedical researchers.

UNLV Health Law Program

The UNLV Health Law Program is a partnership between the William S. Boyd School of Law and the School of Public Health. The Program aims to create opportunities for faculty and students across UNLV’s campus and in our community to learn about the multiple connections between health and law.

Global Public Health and Implementation Science Initiative

The Global Health Initiative facilitates multidisciplinary collaboration among UNLV faculty, students and public health experts to reduce health disparity across the globe. This is accomplished this through implementation research, training, and program development in resource-limited settings, locally and globally.