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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 | November 7, 2019

MGM College Opportunity Program at UNLV offers a flexible and affordable way for the company's employees to complete their degrees.

Thessa Hilgenkamp, performing an ultrasound.
People | November 4, 2019

The first NIH-funded project at UNLV for this physical therapy professor will focus on people with Down Syndrome.

People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus News | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

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Research | October 24, 2019

UNLV researchers monitored the motion of the thoracic spine, lumbar spine, and knee as part of the testing process.

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People | October 11, 2019

School of Integrated Health Sciences Alumna of the Year Anne Lindsay focuses on nutrition, obesity, and eating disorders among women and children.

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Campus News | September 26, 2019

Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health neurologist Dr. Jeffrey Cummings joins UNLV to help launch new program that will be crucial for an aging state population.

Integrated Health Sciences In The News

Openfit
November 8, 2019

Ever heard of L-theanine? Found in green tea (itself a veritable superfood), L-theanine is a lesser-known amino acid. Touted for its umami content, L-theanine is believed to support a sense of relaxation.

MarketWatch
November 4, 2019

China has approved its first homegrown Alzheimer’s treatment — a novel drug based on algae, and the first breakthrough since 2003 in a field that has frustrated scientists and drug companies for decades.

Yahoo!
November 4, 2019

Shanghai Green Valley Pharmaceuticals (Green Valley) today announced that China's National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has approved Oligomannate (GV-971) as new drug for the treatment of "mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD) and improving cognitive function."

PR Newswire
November 4, 2019

Shanghai Green Valley Pharmaceuticals (Green Valley) announced today that China's National Medical Products Administration ( ANPM ) has approved oligo manato (GV-971) as a new drug for treatment of "Alzheimer's disease (AD) from benign to moderate and to improve cognitive function".

PR Newswire
November 2, 2019

Shanghai Green Valley Pharmaceuticals (Green Valley) today announced that China's National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has approved Oligomannate (GV-971) as new drug for the treatment of "mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD) and improving cognitive function."

Openfit
October 7, 2019

When it comes to weight loss, can cutting added sugar help — or can the sweet stuff still have a place in your diet when you’re trying to shed some pounds? Yes — but it depends on the person. On average, we consume 300 calories worth of added sugars every day so cutting sugar can be an easy way to start “cleaning up” your diet.

Integrated Health Sciences Experts

An expert in how the neurological system adapts following injury or disease.
An expert in biomechanics
A renowned expert on Alzheimer's Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. 
An expert in musculoskeletal biomechanics, sport and exercise science, and amputee rehabilitation.
An expert on the effects of violence.
An expert in biokinesiology.

Recent Integrated Health Sciences Accomplishments

November 6, 2019
 John Mercer, Boram Lim, Cordero Roche, and Andrew Craig-Jones (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) presented a symposium on their research “Physics and Physiology of Endurance Sports: Swim, Bike, and Run” at the 2019 Southwest American College of Sports medicine annual meeting. This was the first conference presentation for the three doctoral...
November 1, 2019
Dharini Bhammar (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) published a paper titled "Quantification of Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Children with Obesity"  in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. This paper identifies methods of quantifying cardiorespiratory fitness in children with obesity that are less influenced by fat mass. 
October 31, 2019
Janet S. Dufek (Integrated Health Sciences) recently was invited to the University of Oregon as a scholar lecturer for the department of human physiology in the College of Arts and Sciences. Her lecture, titled "The Effects of Strategies and Variability on Research Outcomes," was attended by faculty, students, and administrators from the...
October 31, 2019
Robert Salatto, Dustin Davis, Jacquelyn Sertic, Peyton Cater, Brenna Barrios, and Bryson Carrier (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) presented at the recent Southwest American College of Sports Medicine conference in Newport Beach, California. Their research relates to the validity of wearable technology devices in an applied setting. These...
October 23, 2019
Tiffiany Howard (Political Science), Brach Poston (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), and Stephen D. Benning (Psychology) have published a paper on the neurocognitive process of radicalization given individual exposure to digital extremist propaganda. "The Neurocognitive Process of Digital Radicalization: A Theoretical Model and Analytical...
October 11, 2019
Kenneth Izuora (Medicine), Edwin Oh (NIPM), Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental), and Arpita Basu (Kinesiology & Nutrition Sciences), along with Aaron Calvano, '19 BS Kinesiology, published an invited review in Food & Function based on their ongoing collaborations on the role of dietary bioactive compounds in diabetes, insulin resistance, and...