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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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Business and Community | July 8, 2020

Funds will help food pantry staff purchase food, equipment, and a new online ordering system, and expand nutrition education to the community. 

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Campus News | July 2, 2020

A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.

Outdoor portrait of Stacy Palacios-Esparza.
People | June 15, 2020

The administrative assistant III and business student shares tips on keeping her life organized and productive.

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Campus News | June 15, 2020

The Chambers-Grundy Center for Transformative Neuroscience will advance research and the science of treatment for Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders.

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Campus News | June 2, 2020

Rebel Raiser Crowdsourcing Campaign Kicks Off to Fill Shelves

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Research | May 28, 2020

Physical therapy professor Szu-Ping Lee relies on patients – particularly veterans and seniors – as well as clinicians to help guide his research on ways to improve mobility after limb loss.

Integrated Health Sciences In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
July 9, 2020

UNLV’s food pantry is getting a much-needed lifeline in the form of a $250,000 federal grant from the CARES Act.

July 9, 2020

UNLV's food pantry is getting a much-needed lifeline in the form of a $250,000 federal grant from the CARES Act.

KSNV-TV: News 3
July 7, 2020

The UNLV Cares Food Pantry has received $250,000 in federal funding to support students, faculty and staff, Rep. Dina Titus announced Thursday.

Vegas Inc
June 29, 2020

The UNLV Department of Brain Health has formally launched the Chambers-Grundy Center for Transformative Neuroscience, offering hope through scientific discovery for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia and other brain and neurological diseases. The center is the latest in a series of milestones from the department and the School of Integrated Health Sciences to better understand how a healthy brain functions, to improve care and treatment of people with brain diseases, and to identify mechanisms of brain disorders.

Natural News
June 26, 2020

(Natural News) A study from the Society for Neuroscience has found that traveling to Mars may be more dangerous than previously thought. This is because astronauts may be bombarded by a constant stream of low dose radiation which, in time, can negatively affect the health of their brains.

June 26, 2020

Ever hear of sea moss? While it’s not the type of seaweed you’ll eat in your favorite sushi roll (that’s usually nori), sea moss is found in a surprising number of foods you may eat regularly, including plant-based meat substitutes. It is also used in cosmetics and supplements.

Integrated Health Sciences Experts

An expert on the use of lasers in diagnosing and treating brain tumors.
An expert in human body movement, the physics of sports, and running.
An expert in wound care and pressure injuries.
An expert in sports medicine.
An expert in physical performance for police, military, fire, and rescue personnel.
An expert in how the neurological system adapts following injury or disease.

Recent Integrated Health Sciences Accomplishments

July 10, 2020
Jennifer R. Pharr (Environmental & Occupational Health), Nancy L. Lough (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), and Angela M. Terencio (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) recently published an article on "Sociodemographic Determinants of Physical Activity and Sport Participation Among Women in the United States" in the journal Sports...
July 9, 2020
Arpita Basu (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) led researchers Dustin Davis (Interdisciplinary Health Sciences), Rickelle Tallent, Anthony Salazar, and James Navalta (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), in publishing a clinical report on the role of dietary cocoa powder in reducing postprandial (after meal) levels of very low density...
June 29, 2020
Kenneth Izuora, Amalie Alver, Chad Cross (all Medicine), Arpita Basu, Anthony Salazar (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), Antonina Capurro, Civon Gewelber, Shelley Williams, and Jeffrey Ebersole (all Dental) presented a poster, "Relationship between Plasma CRP and Fibrinogen Measured Using Dried Blood Samples and Vascular Complications in...
June 19, 2020
Szu-Ping Lee (Physical Therapy), Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) and former UNLV student co-authors recently published an article, "Financial difficulty in community-dwelling persons with lower limb loss is associated with reduced self-perceived health and well-being” in the journal Prosthetics and Orthotics International...
June 19, 2020
Dr. Jeffrey Cummings (Brain Health) recently published an article outlining a novel method for determining whether Alzheimer’s drug treatments in clinical trials are ready to move on to the next phase. The paper, “Translational Scoring of Candidate Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease: A Systematic Approach,” was published in The Journal of Dementia...
June 11, 2020
Ann M. Vuong (Environmental & Occupational Health) published an article on "Prenatal Exposure to a Mixture of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and Child Reading Skills at School Age" in the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. Prenatal exposure to persistent organic pollutants may affect child neurobehavior; however,...