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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

Business and Community | April 21, 2021
UNLV recognizes individuals for their exceptional work in community engagement activities.
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Campus News | April 21, 2021

Service-Learning Award recipient Jennifer Nash partners with community agency to provide opportunities for students while addressing fall risks for older adults.

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Campus News | April 20, 2021

As UNLV plans for a fall semester with in-person classes, faculty reflect on the improvements they'll make thanks to their year with remote teaching.

Dr. Jeffrey Cummings is pictured in a white lab coat in his lab, with his image reflected in a mirror
Campus News | April 16, 2021

Dr. Jeffrey Cummings and multidisciplinary research team to expand UNLV’s clinical trials observatory with $3 million grant.

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Campus News | April 14, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.

Business and Community | March 29, 2021

Take a moment on March 30 to recognize the contributions UNLV's medical professionals are making to our community.

Integrated Health Sciences In The News

Wine Enthusiast
April 15, 2021

As the Black Death, also known as the Black Plague, ravaged Europe and Asia in the mid-1300s, people became increasingly desperate for any iota of respite. Some tried blood-letting. Others opted for rubbing onions—or, in some cases, a chopped snake—directly onto their infected boils.

Business Insider
March 29, 2021

In the US, about 6.2 million people have Alzheimer's disease. About 70% experience agitation — extreme emotional distress that can manifest as resisting care, shouting, or becoming physically violent — and 40% have symptoms severe enough to require treatment, Dr. Jeffrey Cummings told Insider. But there isn't a single approved drug to treat agitation in people with Alzheimer's.

Las Vegas Weekly
March 16, 2021

The theme song of an ’80s sitcom goes, “You take the good, you take the bad/You take them both and there you have/The facts of life.” The same can be said of our gut microbiome, the complex system—comprising 300 to 500 species of good and bad bacteria—that affects not just our digestive system but also has links to mental health, autoimmune diseases, endocrine disorders, cancer and more.

Las Vegas Weekly
January 30, 2021

The pandemic has done a number on our stomachs. We’re mostly stuck at home—whether working remotely or just staying safe in quarantine. And it’s too easy to just snack all day.

January 5, 2021

Can certain foods kick your body’s metabolism into a higher gear to help you lose weight? Many foods are touted as metabolism boosters, but how much and when you eat may be more effective ways to get the most impact from your workouts.

January 5, 2021

What foods help you fuel your workouts, and what should you eat after physical activity?

Integrated Health Sciences Experts

An expert in physical performance for police, military, fire, and rescue personnel.
An expert in biomechanics
An expert in nutrition, food and ethnic issues, and dietetics.
An expert in child psychology and trauma, ADHD, and chronic diseases in children such as sickle cell.
An expert on the use of lasers in diagnosing and treating brain tumors.
An expert in sports medicine.

Recent Integrated Health Sciences Accomplishments

April 16, 2021
Zaijing Sun (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) has been elected to the executive committee of the Education, Training, and Workforce Development Division (ETWDD) of the American Nuclear Society. His three-year term will begin June 17. The ETWDD provides communication among the academic, industrial, and governmental communities through the...
April 12, 2021
Alexander Barzilov (Mechanical Engineering), Artem Gelis (Chemistry), and Zaijing Sun (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) gave recruitment presentations and answered questions about corresponding nuclear-related programs at the 2021 ANS Virtual Student Conference last week. UNLV is among the 11 top-tier universities invited to have university...
March 26, 2021
Arpita Basu (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), Du Feng (Nursing), Dr. Petar Planinic, Dr. James Alexander (both Medicine), and Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) co-authored “Dietary Blueberry and Soluble Fiber Supplementation Reduces Risk of Gestational Diabetes in Women with Obesity in a Randomized Controlled Trial,” which appeared in the Journal of...
March 4, 2021
Ronald T. Brown (Integrated Health Sciences) received the Joseph D. Matarazzo Award from the Association of Psychologists of Academic Health Centers (APAHC) for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in Academic Health Centers at the annual meeting of the APAHC earlier this month.
March 2, 2021
Graham McGinnis (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) received a research award sponsored by the Regional Alliance of INBRE Networks (RAIN). The title of the award is "Circadian Regulation of Inflammatory Response to PM Exposure. This award is for two years and $20,000 in direct costs. The objective of the funded project is to investigate the...
February 16, 2021
Michael Wong, Dharini Bhammar (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) and Lung-Chang Chien (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), along with Nicholas Ross, '20 MS Exercise Physiology,  published a paper, “Respiratory and Perceptual Responses to High-Intensity Interval Exercise in Obese Adults” in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports &...