Public Health News & Events

2017 Social Justice Speakers Series: Health Equity & Criminal Justice

Lander Hall, Lecture Hall B, Mondays 5 pm - 7 pm

All Community Members & TUC Affiliates are Invited to   attend any or all of the Lectures & Receptions in the Series.

Mandatory Attendance for students registered for PBHC 631 & 632. Learn More

Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Partnership Academy

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Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the CBPR Partnership Academy is a multi-faceted training and mentoring program designed for community-academic partnerships that demonstrated commitment and leadership in engaging in a CBPR approach to eliminate health inequities in their communities. Learn More. 




Southern Nevada Health District Intern Success Newsletter

highlights MPH / DO students!!


Touro MPH/DO interns work on two impactful community projects
Chau Pham researched the inadequacy of medicial residency programs and positions in Nevada and ithe impact on local communities. Malia Dadsetan is researching health disparities, includig chronic disaser isk factors, morbidity, and mortality among Clark County residents.


  • Chau produced a policy proposal to address the residency posittions shortage in Nevada
  • Chau conducted a literature review and ran statistical analysis
  • Malia will create a report that will help apply for a grant that helps reduce racial and ethnic disparities.
  • Malia will assist in developing an infographic and mapping.

Professor Sarah Sullivan awarded Fulbright Grant Award!!


Professor Sarah Sullivan, Associate Professor, has been awarded  a Fulbright grant award to support her research ethics work in three universities in Bolivia.  She will be collaborating with the Universidad San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca (USFX), Universidad Mayor de San Simón (UMSS) and Universidad Autónoma Gabriel René Moreno (UAGRM) for several months each year over a period of three years. 

The Fulbright Program, which aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Funding for this award will support Professor Sullivan’s efforts in teaching research and research ethics classes related to the Responsible Conduct of Research, including topics on authorship, conflicts of interest, data management, plagiarism and research misconduct.


PH Program's dual degree students Justin Nguyen & Melissa Belec's letter to the editor of San Francisco Bay Crossings about the Environmental Health Impacts of the proposed Orcem Cement Plant in Vallejo by gets published!!


PH Program's dual degree student Justin Nguyen (COM/MPH) choose to review the environmental health impacts of the proposed Orcem Cement Plant in Vallejo for their final research paper during Environmental Health class this past summer (2016). This was one of the topics Dr. Trina Mackie had listed for the class for the final research paper. After completion of his paper he teamed up with another dual degree student, Melissa Belec (COM/MPH), bringing together the Pediatrics Club and the Public Health Club in efforts to communicate their concerns about this project with the community. Their letter to the editor of San Francisco Bay Crossings appeared in the latest issue. Link to the article - (Please scroll down …theirs is the second letter).