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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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People | September 9, 2020

Coming to UNLV at a most unusual time, President Keith E. Whitfield remains undaunted and ready to make his mark as a Rebel.

A portrait of UNLV's new president Keith Whitfield on campus.
Campus News | August 10, 2020

As summer heats up, so do the accomplishments on UNLV’s campus.

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Research | August 7, 2020

Alumnus Andrew Nordin develops technique that provides clearest view yet of how the brain responds to obstacles when people are walking or running.

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Research | July 16, 2020

Dr. Jeffrey Cummings examines drug pipeline for treatments, and finds reason for optimism.

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Business and Community | July 8, 2020

Funds will help food pantry staff purchase food, equipment, and a new online ordering system, and expand nutrition education to the community. 

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Campus News | July 2, 2020

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Integrated Health Sciences In The News

WalletHub
September 28, 2020

About ten million U.S. adults are vegan or vegetarian. Unfortunately, it’s not the easiest lifestyle to adopt, as finding meatless options at restaurants and supermarkets can be a challenge. Plus, even though some experts say forgoing animal products could save you at least $750 per year, certain specialty foods can be expensive. Despite the cost, though, synthetic meat sales have received a bump this year because of meat shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some meat eaters who switched to vegetarian or vegan options out of necessity may decide to stay once they’ve had a taste.

WalletHub
September 28, 2020

About ten million U.S. adults are vegan or vegetarian. Unfortunately, it’s not the easiest lifestyle to adopt, as finding meatless options at restaurants and supermarkets can be a challenge. Plus, even though some experts say forgoing animal products could save you at least $750 per year, certain specialty foods can be expensive. Despite the cost, though, synthetic meat sales have received a bump this year because of meat shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some meat eaters who switched to vegetarian or vegan options out of necessity may decide to stay once they’ve had a taste.

Science Mag
September 25, 2020

Moonwalkers take heart—China’s Chang’e 4 lander has made the first detailed measurements of the intense radiation that blasts the lunar surface and found that it’s safe for human exploration.

Science Mag
September 25, 2020

Moonwalkers take heart—China’s Chang’e 4 lander has made the first detailed measurements of the intense radiation that blasts the lunar surface and found that it’s safe for human exploration. The results give researchers a better idea of how much protective shielding future crews will need.

NASDAQ
September 15, 2020

Today's Daily Dose brings you news about Gilead's acquisition of Immunomedics, Marinus' CDKL5 deficiency disorder trial results, Seattle Genetics' oncology collaborations with Merck, 89bio's NASH trial data, and Cassava Sciences' Alzheimer's trial results.

Business Insider
September 15, 2020

Today's Daily Dose brings you news about Gilead's acquisition of Immunomedics, Marinus' CDKL5 deficiency disorder trial results, Seattle Genetics' oncology collaborations with Merck, 89bio's NASH trial data, and Cassava Sciences' Alzheimer's trial results.

Integrated Health Sciences Experts

An expert on the use of lasers in diagnosing and treating brain tumors.
An expert in how the neurological system adapts following injury or disease.
An expert in wound care and pressure injuries.
An expert in biokinesiology.
An expert in sports medicine.
An expert in musculoskeletal biomechanics, sport and exercise science, and amputee rehabilitation.

Recent Integrated Health Sciences Accomplishments

September 23, 2020
Jennifer R. Pharr (Environmental & Occupational Health), Mary Angela M. Terencio (Occupational Therapy), and Timothy Bungum (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) published a study on "Physical Activity Guidelines Compliance and Its Relationship With Preventative Health Behaviors and Risky Health Behaviors" in the Journal of Physical Activity and...
September 22, 2020
Danny Young (Physical Therapy) has been awarded an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) R03 grant, Improving Hospital Efficiency: Predicting Post-Acute Care Facility Placement Using Machine Learning and Patient Mobility Scores from the Electronic Medical Record, with his collaborators at John Hopkins. This grant funded at $99,860 will...
September 2, 2020
James Navalta and Robert Salatto (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) published a manuscript in PLOS ONE, "Concurrent Heart Rate Validity of Wearable Technology Devices during Trail Running." Collaborators included Jacob Manning and Mark DeBeliso (Southern Utah University), and former UNLV doctoral students Jeff Montes (Monmouth College) and...
August 31, 2020
James Navalta (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) was interviewed on Instagram Live by Fabricio Voltarelli, graduate program in health sciences and faculty of medicine at the Federal University of Mato Grosso. The master's of kinesiology program at UNLV was discussed at length, with students and faculty from across Brazil attending the event.    
July 10, 2020
Jennifer R. Pharr (Environmental & Occupational Health), Nancy L. Lough (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), and Angela M. Terencio (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) recently published an article on "Sociodemographic Determinants of Physical Activity and Sport Participation Among Women in the United States" in the journal Sports...
July 9, 2020
Arpita Basu (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) led researchers Dustin Davis (Interdisciplinary Health Sciences), Rickelle Tallent, Anthony Salazar, and James Navalta (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), in publishing a clinical report on the role of dietary cocoa powder in reducing postprandial (after meal) levels of very low density...