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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

Students outdoors socializing, studying, reading, and interacting
People | October 17, 2022

Transfer students explain how they found ways to thrive at a new school.

Dancers with the UNLV Ewalu Club
Campus News | October 4, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting research wins, expert insights, and academic achievement.

female athletic trainer working with students
People | September 26, 2022

Midwestern transplant Michelle Samuel discovered UNLV, racking up two degrees (and counting), countless mentorship hours, and a position of leadership in athletic training.

The physical therapy tactics around artificial limbs may soon change.
Research | September 15, 2022

UNLV-led research advances rehabilitation for those living with artificial limbs.

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People | September 12, 2022

This longtime Rebel and physical education program coordinator is helping UNLV shape up inside and outside of the classroom.

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Campus News | July 25, 2022

The hands-on activities in this intro class makes the challenging material fun to learn for future health professionals.

Integrated Health Sciences In The News

Streetwise Reports
November 29, 2022

Biopharmaceutical company Axsome Therapeutics Inc. (AXSM:NASDAQ), which is focused on developing new medicines for use in the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today announced that "AXS-05, a novel, oral, investigational NMDA receptor antagonist with multimodal activity, met the primary and key secondary endpoints in the ACCORD (Assessing Clinical Outcomes in Alzheimer's Disease Agitation) Phase 3 trial, by substantially and statistically significantly delaying the time to relapse and preventing relapse of agitation in patients with Alzheimer's disease, as compared to placebo."

Neurology Live
November 29, 2022

Newly announced findings from the phase 3 ACCORD trial (NCT04797715) showed that AXS-05 (Axsome Therapeutics), a novel, investigational n-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist, met its primary end point of statistically significant delay in time to relapse and preventing relapse of agitation in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD) agitation.1

Women's Health
November 21, 2022

Diet trends go in and out of style, but intermittent fasting has been a buzzy diet among celebs for a while. Plenty of people swear by the health and weight loss benefits. Still, even the same weight-loss method can work differently from person to person, you may be wondering whether there is a best way to do intermittent fasting for women and get the most out of your efforts.

Healthline
October 6, 2022

A new study that is being presented this week at the American College of Cardiology Middle East 2022 Together With the 13th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress, reports that eating more refined grains was linked with a greater risk for premature coronary artery disease (PCAD).

Pledge Times
October 3, 2022

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that leads to brain atrophy and death of its cells. It is the most common cause of dementia. It leads to a persistent decrease in the ability to think, and in behavioral and social skills; This limits a person’s ability to live independently.

Healthline
October 3, 2022

According to a new study published this month in the Journal of Affective Disorders, vegetarians experienced depressive episodes twice as often as those who ate meat.

Integrated Health Sciences Experts

An expert in physical performance for police, military, fire, and rescue personnel.
An expert in sports medicine.
An expert on the use of lasers in diagnosing and treating brain tumors.
An expert in biomechanics
An expert in behavioral neuroscience with concentrations in Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia.
An expert on sports and medical nutrition, exercise science, and weight management. 

Recent Integrated Health Sciences Accomplishments

November 8, 2022
Graduate student Elizabeth León Zaragoza, Nancy Lough (Higher Education), Michelle Samuel, and Tedd Girouard (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) have co-authored a recent article published in the Athletic Training Education Journal. The study assessed the levels of cultural competence of athletic training clinical preceptors. Results suggest that…
November 7, 2022
Krishnakumar Nangeelil, Peter Dimpfl, Zaijing Sun (all Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences), Shichun Huang (currently faculty at UTK, a former member of the department of geosciences at UNLV), and Mayir Mamtimin (Halliburton) published an article titled, "Preliminary Study on Forgery Identification of Hetian Jade with Instrumental Neutron…
November 3, 2022
Zaijing Sun and Krishnakumar Nangeelil (both Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) recently gave oral presentations at the 26th International Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry in Denton, Texas. Sun's talk is titled, "Developing a Remote Gamma Spectra Collection System for Radiation Sciences at UNLV," and…
November 2, 2022
Dean Ronald T. Brown (Health Sciences), Ph.D., has been elected as the chair of the Fellows Committee of the American Psychological Association.
October 31, 2022
Undergraduate and master's students from kinesiology, and doctoral students from interdisciplinary health sciences presented at the annual Southwest American College of Sports Medicine conference in Costa Mesa on October 28-29, 2022. Undergraduate students: Katherine Carlos, Myranda Peck, Jorge Perdomo Rodriguez, Gia Vu, Bianca Weyers; master's…
October 24, 2022
Alexander Barzilov (Mechanical Engineering) and Zaijing Sun (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) gave recruitment presentations and answered questions about the nuclear engineering and health physics programs at the 2022 American Nuclear Society Virtual Graduate School Fair last week. UNLV was among 25 universities invited to have recruitment…