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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

A woman sits in front of a sign reading "The Body Achieves What the Mind Believes"
People | September 24, 2021

A bad experience with physical therapy as a child didn't stop School of Integrated Health Sciences Alumna of the Year Ashley Reagor from opening her own physical therapy practice.

Campus News | September 7, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting community and perseverance at UNLV.

A student practices using a balance beam which is surrounded by rainbow-colored gym mats, while another student spots her.
Business and Community | August 30, 2021

Program to help fill critical health care shortage in Nevada; living lab in Las Vegas Medical District houses program, with first cohort set to graduate in Spring 2023.

UNLV nursing student in red shirt reviewing slide sample with peer
Campus News | August 4, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting research, health, and community at UNLV.

Portrait of Jefferson W. Kinney, Ph.D. Professor and Reg Grundy and Joy Chambers-Grundy Chair for Brain Health
People | July 26, 2021

The longtime UNLV researcher on youthful curiosity, the brain, and sports.

Flavia Saraiva partakes in artistic gymnastics at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.
Research | July 23, 2021

Focus on what you’re trying to accomplish rather than what’s going on with your body, says UNLV kinesiology professor Gabriele Wulf.

Integrated Health Sciences In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
September 20, 2021

A new program at UNLV is addressing a critical healthcare shortage in the Las Vegas valley.

Las Vegas Sun
September 16, 2021

The occupational therapists in training at UNLV will one day work with people recovering from strokes, injury — and COVID-19.

Las Vegas Sun
September 15, 2021

Picture of UNLV School of Integrated Health Sciences students working on mobility training practices with infant dolls at the Occupational Therapy lab facility at the Shadow Lane campus.

KSNV-TV: News 3
September 15, 2021

It’s training that’s been in use for generations.

September 13, 2021

Resverlogix Corp., a world leader in epigenetics, or gene regulation, announces today new data that demonstrates their first-in-class oral small molecule BET inhibitor candidate Apabetalone significantly improves cognition and reduces cognitive decline among high-risk patients with cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus.

September 13, 2021

Need some help getting rid of those pesky final pounds to hit your goal weight?

Integrated Health Sciences Experts

A renowned expert on Alzheimer's Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. 
An expert in wound care and pressure injuries.
An expert in sports medicine.
An expert in human body movement, the physics of sports, and running.
An expert in biokinesiology.
An expert in physical performance for police, military, fire, and rescue personnel.

Recent Integrated Health Sciences Accomplishments

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...
September 24, 2021
Francis Cucinotta (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) published a series of recent article. The first, "Carbon Ion Radiotherapy in the Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma," was published in the Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma.  He also published "Future space missions and human enhancement: Medical and ethical challenges" in Futures....
September 14, 2021
Laura Kruskall (Nutrition Center) has been elected and appointed as the chair of the Dietitian Advisory Group of the Department of Health and Human Services, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health. She has served as a member of this committee since 2010. The mission of the advisory group is to examine, consider, and make recommendations...
September 8, 2021
Ryan Wirt, Lauren Crew Andrew Ortiz, and Emmanuel Flores (all Neuroscience), Jefferson Kinney (Brain Health), and James Hyman (Psychology) published an article in Communications Biology entitled "Altered theta rhythm and hippocampal-cortical interactions underlie working memory deficits in a hyperglycemia risk factor model of Alzheimer’s disease...
September 2, 2021
Christopher Johanen (Environmental & Occupational Health) published an article "Exploring Potential Mediation Pathways on the Relationship Between Acculturation and Body Mass Index (BMI) Among Latino Adolescents" in Hispanic Health Care International. Nearly four out of 10 Latino adolescents are overweight or obese in the United States. Prior...
August 19, 2021
Lisa Ly, Yonosuke DeJesus and Guadalope Moreno Ceballos, Dylone C. Braganza, James M. Hyman, Katie Gilbertson, Raisa Kabir, Manoj Sharma, Sayeda Tazim Zaidi, Chia-Liang Dai, and Nathalie Martinez all published manuscripts in the Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal’s spring 2021 issue. This issue celebrates the work of undergraduate researchers...