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School of Allied Health Sciences News

The School of Allied 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 Allied Health Sciences News

Professor Jennifer Nash poses in front of physical therapy students performing an exam.
People | March 25, 2019

Physical therapy became her career of choice because of the opportunity to help people rediscover fun in their lives, and – most importantly – a work-life balance.

Campus News | March 4, 2019

Packing your lunch doesn’t have to stop once you grow up. UNLV nutritionist offers tips on how to pack a healthy, affordable midday meal.

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Research | December 26, 2018

In 2018, faculty and students collaborated with one another and international colleagues on scientific exploration that sought to help people make sense of themselves and the world around them.

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Campus News | December 11, 2018

Pantry has helped students, staff, and faculty over the past eight years.

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Campus News | November 30, 2018

A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

Ronald T. Brown, dean of UNLV Allied Health Sciences
Campus News | October 17, 2018

October is ADHD Awareness Month. As youth diagnoses rise, UNLV psychologist Ronald T. Brown offers tips that parents should consider before calling their medical provider.

Allied Health Sciences In The News

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 24, 2019

Juicing has become a $3.4 billion dollar industry in this country, according to Forbes Magazine, a trend that has resulted in a dozen juice-centric retail shops in and around Pittsburgh.

Health 24
March 18, 2019


A growing number of US children are being diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. But parents shouldn't be too quick to get their child checked for ADHD, a child expert says.


Citizen Digital
March 5, 2019

Combining 30 minutes of morning exercise with short walking breaks throughout the day may help control blood pressure, an Australian study suggests.

February 28, 2019

A new Australian study into blood pressure conducted by Michael Wheeler of Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute has found that combining 30 minutes of morning exercise with short walking breaks throughout the day could help you control your blood pressure.

February 22, 2019

Combining 30 minutes of morning exercise with short walking breaks throughout the day may help control blood pressure, an Australian study suggests.

January 17, 2019

Millions of American children with ADHD, an attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder, may have a genetic vulnerability to the disease, a new study suggests.

Allied Health Sciences Experts

An expert in physical therapy.
Samantha Coogan is a nutrition expert.
An expert in wound care and pressure injuries.
An expert in human body movement, the physics of sports, and running.
An expert in child psychology and trauma.
An expert on the use of lasers in diagnosing and treating brain tumors.

Recent Allied Health Sciences Accomplishments

May 20, 2019
Francis Cucinotta (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) accepted an invitation to speak during the National Academy of Sciences’ Gilbert W. Beebe Symposium on the Future of Low-Dose Radiation Research in the United States. His talk focused on systems radiation biology, which addressed the government’s potential responsibilities in this area. He...
May 3, 2019
Kara Radzak and Graham McGinnis (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) received funding from the Far West Athletic Trainers' Association research grants program for their study, “Relationship Between Chronotype and Injury While Undergoing Time Mandated Physical Training.” The year-long project will examine the relationship between circadian...
May 2, 2019
Kara Radzak, Daniel Bareis, Brandon Lee, Jessica Tom, and Jacob Waldron (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) participated in the Far West Athletic Trainers' Association's Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium. Professor Radzak accepted an invitation to make two presentations. She presented “Injury Epidemiology and Athletic Training Medical...
May 2, 2019
Kai-Yu Ho, Rachel Gross (both Physical Therapy) and Wade Gaal (Medicine) co-authored “Incomplete Fracture of the Anterior Superior Iliac Spine,” which appeared in the May issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. The article, also co-authored byAlison Nguyen of Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging, shared the clinical...
April 23, 2019
Dr. Jeffrey Cummings (Brain Health) co-authored “Anti-Tau Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease: A Report from the EU/US/CTAD Task Force,” which explored incorporating tau biomarkers in clinical trials to provide additional knowledge about the potential for treating Alzheimer’s Disease by targeting tau. This represents a new direction in Alzheimer’s...
April 18, 2019
The Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics honored Samantha Coogan (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) with its Emerging Dietetics Leader award. Coogan, the director of UNLV’s Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics, earned the recognition for supporting the promotion of the public's optimal health and nutritional status through leadership...