Accomplishments: Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences

November 8, 2022
Graduate student Elizabeth León Zaragoza, Nancy Lough (Higher Education), Michelle Samuel, and Tedd Girouard (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) have co-authored a recent article published in the Athletic Training Education Journal. The study assessed the levels of cultural competence of athletic training clinical preceptors. Results suggest that…
October 31, 2022
Undergraduate and master's students from kinesiology, and doctoral students from interdisciplinary health sciences presented at the annual Southwest American College of Sports Medicine conference in Costa Mesa on October 28-29, 2022. Undergraduate students: Katherine Carlos, Myranda Peck, Jorge Perdomo Rodriguez, Gia Vu, Bianca Weyers; master's…
October 24, 2022
Graham R. McGinnis, Shani Thompson, Charli Aguilar, Michael Dial, Richard Tandy, and Kara Radzak (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) published an article titled, "Chronotype and social jetlag influence performance and injury during Reserve Officers' Training Corps Physical Training." Their article highlights the contribution of various…
August 24, 2022
Students from the School of Integrative Health Sciences were recently published in the journal PLOS ONE. Victor Beck (Integrated Health Sciences), Taylor Diaz (Kinesiology), and Vernice Ollano (Kinesiology) published a paper titled "Effects of nutritional and hydration strategies during ultramarathon events between finishers and non-finishers: A…
May 5, 2022
James Navalta (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) was interviewed for the recently released book by Emma Loewe, Return to Nature: The Science of How Natural Landscapes Restore Us. The book highlights research from Navalta's laboratory group as the only study to directly measure perceptual and health benefits of the desert environment compared to…
March 29, 2022
Elizabeth D. Kahane (Graduate College), Lung-Chang Chien, Brian Labus, and Sheniz Moonie (all Epidemiology & Biostatistics), Dharini M. Bhammar (Kinesiology & Nutrition Sciences), and Jocy-Anna Chevalier (Public Health) published an article on "Depression and Factors Impacting Quality of Life among Adults with Asthma Presence in Nevada" in…
March 22, 2022
Graham McGinnis (Kinesiology and Nutrition Science) was awarded a Developmental Research Project Grant from the Nevada INBRE. This two-year grant will investigate the circadian regulation of exercise induced cardiovascular benefits including training adaptations and protection against cardiovascular disease (i.e. heart attack). Richard Tillett of…
March 11, 2022
Tiffiany Howard (Political Science), Brach Poston (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), and April Lopez (University of Texas, Austin) recently published the paper, "Extremist Radicalization in the Virtual Era: Analyzing the Neurocognitive Process of Online Radicalization." Their article appears in the latest issue of the journal, Studies in…
January 13, 2022
Sharon Jalene (Kinesiology) authored an article, "Depression, Fitness, and Student Willingness to Pursue University Counseling and Alternative Antidepressant Options," which has been accepted by the Journal of Education and Health Promotion.    
January 10, 2022
Bryson Carrier (Interdisciplinary Health Sciences) and collaborators from the University of the Basque Country (Spain) recently published a paper in Gait & Posture titled "Reliability and Validity of the Stryd Power Meter during Different Walking Conditions." The Stryd Power Meter was found to be reliable in quantifying gait mechanics during…
November 23, 2021
Jason Flatt (Social & Behavioral Health) is the principal investigator on a project entitled "Engaging the LGBTQIA+ community living with Parkinson's Disease, caregivers and care providers in research," a collaboration between UNLV and Cleveland Clinic - Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. The proposal was selected for funding for $400,000 over…
November 4, 2021
Kamali'ilani Wetherell (Criminal Justice) was selected as UNLV’s nominee for the Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) & ProQuest 2021-22 Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award in humanities, social sciences, education, and business disciplines. Wetherell's advisor is professor Hong Lu.  Bryson Carrier (Kinesiology) is UNLV’s…