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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 | July 17, 2019

How does the body react when you nix sugar from your diet? UNLV nutritionist Samantha Coogan shares a winning solution for withdrawal symptoms, and what to expect when they’re over.

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Campus News | June 27, 2019

Formerly called School of Allied Health Sciences, the renamed unit has also launched new department of brain health.

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.

Integrated Health Sciences In The News

New Zealand Herald
July 19, 2019

Dr Samantha Coogan, president of the Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a researcher at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, explains the effects of quitting the sweet stuff.

Sputnik France
July 19, 2019

The condition of the hair, skin and nails and even the quality of sleep can improve if sugar is removed. Samantha Coogan, director of the nutrition and dietetics program at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, explained the influence of stopping sweets on the body.
July 19, 2019

From birthday cakes to Thanksgiving pie to cold summer treats, every holiday, season or special occasion harkens mouth-watering memories of a favorite confectionery craving.

July 19, 2019

A dietitian has revealed how cutting out sugar, which can cause a drug-like addiction, could boost your health and performance in the gym and at work.

Daily Mail
July 18, 2019

Dietitian explains sweet foods cause drug-like addiction and quitting could give you healthier skin and boost your performance in the gym and at work.

News Medical
July 17, 2019

From birthday cakes to Thanksgiving pie to cold summer treats, every holiday, season or special occasion harkens mouth-watering memories of a favorite sugary treat.

Integrated Health Sciences Experts

An expert in biomechanics
An expert in musculoskeletal biomechanics.
An expert in sports medicine.
An expert on the effects of violence.
An expert in physical therapy.
An expert in how the neurological system adapts following injury or disease.

Recent Integrated Health Sciences Accomplishments

June 28, 2019
Julia Freedman Silvernail, John Mercer, James Navalta, Richard Tandy (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) and Jennifer Pharr (Environmental and Occupational Health), along with Kristyne Wiegand, '19 PhD Kinesiology, co-authored “Running Status and History: A Self-Report Study," which appeared in the online version of Physical Therapy in Sport...
June 26, 2019
Jennifer R. Pharr (Environmental and Occupational Health), Nancy L. Lough (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), and Mary Angela Terencio (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) published an article titled "Health and Sociodemographic Differences between Individual and Team Sport Participants" in the journal Sports. The purpose of the study...
June 24, 2019
Arpita Basu (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) co-authored a paper on the role of haptoglobin (Hp) phenotype in predicting risks of preeclampsia in women with Type 1 diabetes. Preeclampsia, a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, is increased manifold in women with diabetes. Causes still remain unclear. The reported data show women with  Hp 2-2...
June 20, 2019
Janet Dufek (Integrated Health Sciences), along with Mohamed Trabia (Engineering) and Jessica DeBerardinis (Mechanical Engineering) co-authored “A Viscoelastic Ellipsoidal Model of the Mechanics of Plantar Tissues,” which appeared May 30 in the online version of the Journal of Biomechanics. The study evaluated geometric and material variables of a...
June 19, 2019
Arpita Basu (Kinesiology & Nutrition Sciences) was the lead author on a paper published in the Journal of Lipid Research. The report includes data from 30 years of follow-up from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases-funded Diabetes Control and Complications Trial and the Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions...
June 13, 2019
Chad Hensley (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) accepted an invitation by Gov. Steve Sisolak to attend the signing of Nevada Senate Bill 130, which mandates completing an education-based licensing program for those using ionizing radiation for medical imaging or therapy purposes. Previously, the state did not require specific education for...