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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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Business and Community | December 30, 2019

A collection of news stories from 2019 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.

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People | December 27, 2019

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made the news in 2019.

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Research | December 4, 2019

UNLV’s new Department of Brain Health leads interdisciplinary effort to answer tough questions about traumatic brain injury.

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Campus News | December 2, 2019

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

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Research | November 27, 2019

Expanding research activity results in multiple grants and publications.

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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.

Integrated Health Sciences In The News

January 16, 2020

If you find yourself dragging during your exercise routine, a pre-workout caffeine supplement could be just the thing to give you a boost of focus and energy.

WRVO Public Media
December 16, 2019

For many Americans, an exercise routine looks like a lot of time indoors -- treadmills, ellipticals, weights and more -- but as one researcher can attest, the benefits of taking that workout outside, especially if it’s for a hike through nature, can be more beneficial than exercise confined to gyms and homes.

KSNV-TV: News 3
December 6, 2019

As new treatments are developed for traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s disease, a significant amount of credit could go to UNLV’s new Department of Brain Health.

December 4, 2019

Biogen Inc. stunned Alzheimer’s researchers in March when it said its highly awaited Alzheimer’s treatment aducanumab was unlikely to work. Seven months later, the company reversed course and said the drug did work after all -- at least in one of two large trials.

November 22, 2019

Nearly fifty-thousand Nevadans are currently living with Alzheimer's, and that number is only expected to skyrocket over the next decade. On this Nevada Week, we'll explore how close local researchers are to a cure. Plus, what role do citizen scientists and caregivers play toward fighting this neurodegenerative disease?

EatingWell Magazine
November 21, 2019

Here's how to kick back without falling off the wagon entirely.

Integrated Health Sciences Experts

An expert in physical performance for police, military, fire, and rescue personnel.
An expert in how the neurological system adapts following injury or disease.
An expert in wound care and pressure injuries.
An expert in sports medicine.
An expert in biomechanics
An expert on the use of lasers in diagnosing and treating brain tumors.

Recent Integrated Health Sciences Accomplishments

January 3, 2020
John Mercer (Kinesiology) gave a presentation at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, titled "Bridging the Gap Between Research and Application."
November 21, 2019
Samantha John (Brain Health) gave a talk at the National Academy of Neuropsychology 2019 annual conference in San Diego earlier this month. The presentation, "Diagnosis of Posterior Cortical Atrophy Through Inter-Departmental Collaboration," highlighted best practices in the syndromic and pathologic diagnosis of a rare visual variant of Alzheimer'...
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...