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DHS Poster Colloquium

Miriam Volpin, Ph.D., R.N., discussed her research on post traumatic stress disorder at end of life during the Division of Health Sciences Faculty Research Poster Colloquium on November 4. Volpin was among 28 participants who shared their research with the university community and the general public while collaborating with fellow colleagues on future interdisciplinary studies. Photo by Anne McMillin.

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Health officials say major Zika outbreak unlikely in Nevada

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

Travel could bring infected people from these regions to the Silver State, said James H. Wilson, director of the Nevada State Infectious Disease Forecast Station at the University of Nevada, Reno.

SERMO poll gathers physician insights regarding cervical cancer prevention

• Providence Business News

Dr. James Wilson, a pediatrician and infectious disease forecaster at the University of Nevada Reno, responded, “There is currently a substantial surge in STD transmission … a proxy for HIV and HPV exposure. I'm shocked to see an [obstetrician/gynecologist] assert, ‘It is not a public health concern … as other infectious diseases.’ Cervical cancer is potentially lethal and can cost a woman her ability to bear children. I advocate mandatory vaccination for all school children.”

Gun deaths in US remain highest among high-income nations

• Science Codex

Gun deaths in US remain highest among high-income nations "More than two-thirds of the homicides in the U.S. are firearm homicides and studies have suggested that the non-gun homicide rate in the U.S. may be high because the gun homicide rate is high," explained Erin Grinshteyn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno, School of Community Health Science.

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