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School of Integrated Health Sciences News

The School of Integrated Health Sciences prepares students for entry-level health-related positions and further graduate or professional studies with classroom instruction, laboratory/clinical practice, research, and mentoring.

Current Integrated Health Sciences News

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Campus News | June 21, 2022

UNLV expert Dr. Jeffrey Cummings explains how a new lab expands UNLV's neuroscience research capabilities.

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Research | May 4, 2022

Kinesiology professor John Mercer turned a love of triathlons into a vector for research into wetsuit technology and underwater running.

Luara Kruskall stands between isles of foot pantry
People | April 5, 2022

Faculty/staff outreach award recipient Laura Kruskall developed a multifaceted approach to address food insecurity while providing opportunities for students.

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Campus News | March 7, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

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People | February 27, 2022

As someone who initially left the school system in eighth grade and was abused and homeless, a young Sharon Jalene never would have guessed she would end up earning three college degrees.

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People | February 17, 2022

The former UNLV volleyball player is now acing it as as clinical sciences professor at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine.

Integrated Health Sciences In The News

June 14, 2022

Running can lead to a lot of injuries. So how can a runner remain fit while they heal?

Health Europa
May 31, 2022

NervGen is developing a novel drug candidate that could revolutionise treatment for conditions associated with central nervous system damage, including Alzheimer’s disease.

Health Day
May 27, 2022

The U.S. government and nonprofits are replacing drug companies as the main drivers of Alzheimer's disease research, two new studies show.

U.S. News & World Report
May 27, 2022

The U.S. government and nonprofits are replacing drug companies as the main drivers of Alzheimer's disease research, two new studies show.

Medicine Net
May 27, 2022

The U.S. government and nonprofits are replacing drug companies as the main drivers of Alzheimer's disease research, two new studies show.

May 17, 2022

Right now, Nevada has the third-fastest rate of growth for Alzheimer’s disease. Between now and 2025, the number of Nevadans with dementia is expected to grow almost 31% from 49,000 to 64,000.

Integrated Health Sciences Experts

An expert in biokinesiology.
A national expert in mindfulness-based occupational therapy and mental health.
An expert in behavioral neuroscience with concentrations in Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia.
An expert in sports medicine.
An expert in wound care and pressure injuries.
An expert in neuroplasticity and post-stroke rehabilitation.

Recent Integrated Health Sciences Accomplishments

May 10, 2022
Dr. Jeffrey Cummings (Brain Health) released the fifth annual Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Development Pipeline: 2022 publication. The paper reviews the current pipeline of drugs in clinical trials for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). It examines an updated view of clinical trials, new drugs, and offers a future outlook on drug development…
May 9, 2022
Francis A. Cucinotta (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) wrote  "Flying Without a Net: Space Radiation Cancer Risk Predictions without a Gamma-ray Basis," which appeared in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Impact Factor =5.9). For the first time cancer risk predictions are made independent of human epidemiology data from…
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…
April 13, 2022
Zaijing Sun, Krishnakumar Divakar Nangeelil, Peter Dimpfl, and Christina Hall (all Health Physics & Diagnostic Sciences), along with colleagues from other institutions, recently presented papers at the On Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry (MARC-XII) in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Sun, Nangeelil, Qingseng Cai and Scott Lassell…
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 25, 2022
Maria Aladjova (School of Health Sciences Advising Center) and Lae Morales (College of Sciences Advising Center) recently served on a panel of academic advisors at the 2022 Region 9 NACADA Conference in Orange, California. They shared their successes and challenges that could be used in the planning process of designing future training activities…