Accomplishments: Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences

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…
November 3, 2021
Students from the Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences (Integrated Health Sciences) presented at the Southwest American College of Sports Medicine conference in Costa Mesa, California, last month. They were Bryson Carrier , Kyle Cruz , Dustin Davis, Alan Garcia , Macy Helm, Boram Lim, Elias Malek, Javen Miguel, Milan Pantovic, Nicholas Pudar, and…
October 15, 2021
James W. Navalta (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), along with graduate students  Dustin W. Davis and Bryson Carrier (both Integrated Health Sciences doctoral students), Kyle Cruz, a Kinesiology master's student, and Brenna Barrios, a kinesiology master's alumna, recently published a manuscript entitled "A protocol and novel tool for…
October 14, 2021
Emmanuel Ayim (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) was recently recognized by the Las Vegas African American Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, and received congressional recognition, for his service to the community and to our students at UNLV.
September 24, 2021
Christian Ison, Janet Dufek (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), and Mohamed Trabia (Mechanical Engineering) published a paper, "Use of Pressure-Measuring Insoles to Characterize Gait Parameters in Simulated Reduced Gravity Conditions" in the journal Sensors. Ison is a doctoral student in the interdisciplinary health sciences doctoral…