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From left to right is Kevin Dick, Health Officer, Northern Nevada Public Health, Amy Hyne-Sutherland, Public Health Coordinator, Nevada Association of Counties, Megan Comlossy, Associate Director, Center for Public Health Excellence, University of Nevada, Reno, School of Public Health, Julia Peek, Deputy Administrator, Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Jeanne Freeman, Deputy Director, Carson City Health and Human Services, (back row) Shawn Gerstenberger, Dean, University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Public Health, Muge Akpinar-Elci, Dean, University of Nevada, Reno, School of Public Health, Allison Genco, Public Health Resource Officer, Office of Governor Joe Lombardo and Julia Ratti, Director of Programs and Projects, Northern Nevada Public Health

State leaders discuss future of public health in Nevada

Collaborations hosted by the School of Public Health create plans to strengthen public health infrastructure

Gregory Hayes and his survived wife Joan Wright smiling together.

New scholarship endowment continues support for future public health leaders

Hayes’ endowment will benefit School of Public Health graduate students

Participants from last year's NRAP 5k event smiling together for a picture.

Third annual Recovery Month R5K Run/Walk and Recovery Celebration hosted by NRAP

The School of Public Health's Nevada’s Recovery and Prevention Program (NRAP) run by the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) hosts their third annual R5K in honor of September’s National Recovery Month

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