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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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Research | November 17, 2021

Sometimes, you can only learn by doing. Here are five labs around campus where experience is the best teacher.

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Campus News | November 4, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring stargazing and change at UNLV.

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Campus News | October 7, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring collaboration and reflection at UNLV.

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Business and Community | October 6, 2021

A community internship graduate assistantship allows kinesiology master’s student Kyle Petersen to keep moving toward his goals.

MRI scan of a brain with Alzheimer's disease.
Research | September 28, 2021

Study, published this month in Communications Biology, reveals that chronic hyperglycemia impairs memory.

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People | September 24, 2021

A bad experience with physical therapy as a child didn't stop School of Integrated Health Sciences Alumna of the Year Ashley Reagor from opening her own physical therapy practice.

Integrated Health Sciences In The News

January 5, 2022

The director of the Chambers-Grundy Center for Transformative Neuroscience at the University of Nevada–Las Vegas detailed the steps necessary to lower wasted costs from Alzheimer disease drug development and improve regulatory success.

December 31, 2021

When I realized how under fueled I was, I knew I had to rethink my eating habits.

Neurology Live
December 27, 2021

This year has been a major year in the field of Alzheimer disease (AD), with several promising therapies moving forward and the first FDA approval in almost 2 decades.

Las Vegas Sun
December 22, 2021

Air Force veteran Ally Schroeder, 27, will graduate in May from UNLV with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition sciences. She has been paying for her tuition and housing through the G.I. Bill, which has provided money toward schooling or job training to service members since the 1940s.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 10, 2021

It’s called the Chambers-Grundy Center for Transformative Neuroscience at UNLV, and the adjective in the name says it all.

Neurology Live
December 2, 2021

The director of the Chambers-Grundy Center for Transformative Neuroscience at the University of Nevada–Las Vegas discussed new data that highlights wasted expenditures from Alzheimer trials and the importance of understanding their impacts.

Integrated Health Sciences Experts

A renowned expert on Alzheimer's Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. 
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 biomechanics
An expert in musculoskeletal biomechanics, sport and exercise science, and amputee rehabilitation.
An international expert on neurodegenerative diseases and brain health.

Recent Integrated Health Sciences Accomplishments

November 23, 2021
Jason Flatt (Social & Behavioral Health) is the principal investigator on a project entitled "Engaging the LGBTQIA+ community living with Parkinson's Disease, caregivers and care providers in research," a collaboration between UNLV and Cleveland Clinic - Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. The proposal was selected for funding for $400,000 over…
November 23, 2021
Alexander Barzilov (Mechanical Engineering) and Zaijing Sun (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) gave recruitment presentations and answered questions about corresponding nuclear-related programs at the ANS Virtual Graduate School Fair last week. UNLV is the only university that has two recruitment sessions (Nuclear Engineering and Health/…
November 4, 2021
Erika Marquez (Environmental and Occupational Health) and Amanda Haboush-Deloye and Erick B López (both Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy) presented their research "Utilizing a community based participatory research approach in response to a pandemic: Lessons we learned in engaging underrepresented communities" during the COVID-…
November 3, 2021
Students from the Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences (Integrated Health Sciences) presented at the Southwest American College of Sports Medicine conference in Costa Mesa, California, last month. They were Bryson Carrier , Kyle Cruz , Dustin Davis, Alan Garcia , Macy Helm, Boram Lim, Elias Malek, Javen Miguel, Milan Pantovic, Nicholas Pudar, and…
October 26, 2021
Szu-Ping Lee (Physical Therapy) received a grant award from the Center for Orthotic and Prosthetic Learning and Outcomes/Evidenced-Based Practice for his grant project, "Socioeconomic Disparities on Post-Amputation Outcomes in Individuals with Lower Limb Amputation." 
October 15, 2021
James W. Navalta (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), along with graduate students  Dustin W. Davis and Bryson Carrier (both Integrated Health Sciences doctoral students), Kyle Cruz, a Kinesiology master's student, and Brenna Barrios, a kinesiology master's alumna, recently published a manuscript entitled "A protocol and novel tool for…