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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

Professor Ashkan Salamat in his lab at UNLV
Research | December 29, 2020

A yearlong collection of UNLV faculty making the news for their discoveries and contributions to the community.

brain scan imaging
Research | December 9, 2020

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has barred neuroscience Ph.D. student Andrew Ortiz from the lab, he continues to research diseases that affect millions of Americans.

Clouds hang over the Las Vegas Strip
Campus News | November 19, 2020

Reasons for hope aren't just confined to UNLV's academic halls. Here are just a few places where 2020 inspired staff and students to find new paths forward.

A man sits on a couch with his wife and four children
People | October 6, 2020

Integrated Health Sciences Alumnus of the Year Edwin Suarez's interest in physical therapy started with an injury of his own.

man in front of El Camino car
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.

Integrated Health Sciences In The News

January 5, 2021

Can certain foods kick your body’s metabolism into a higher gear to help you lose weight? Many foods are touted as metabolism boosters, but how much and when you eat may be more effective ways to get the most impact from your workouts.

January 5, 2021

What foods help you fuel your workouts, and what should you eat after physical activity?
December 21, 2020

Last week, AB Science reported successful results from a phase IIb/III clinical trial testing its drug masitinib in patients with mild to moderate symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

Market Screener
December 16, 2020

AB Science SA (NYSE Euronext – FR0010557264 – AB) will host a live webcast on December 17, 2020 with key opinion leaders to discuss recently reported results from the Phase 2B/3 masitinib trial in Alzheimer’s Disease.

December 16, 2020

AB Science SA (NYSE Euronext – FR0010557264 – AB) will host a live webcast on December 17, 2020 with key opinion leaders to discuss recently reported results from the Phase 2B/3 masitinib trial in Alzheimer’s Disease.

HCP Live
December 8, 2020

A little more than a century ago, a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist by the name of Aloysius Alzheimer, MD, first described the pathology and symptoms of a disease known as presenile dementia at a 1906 meeting of the Southwest German Psychiatrists.

Integrated Health Sciences Experts

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Recent Integrated Health Sciences Accomplishments

January 12, 2021
Dharini Bhammar (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) and Lung-Chang Chien (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) published a paper,  “Quantification and Verification of Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Adults with Prehypertension” in the journal Sports. The article shows that verification testing is feasible, validates the attainment of maximal oxygen...
January 8, 2021
Manoj Sharma (Environmental & Occupational Health) and Kavita Batra (School of Medicine) published the article "Explaining handwashing behavior in a sample of college students during COVID-19 pandemic using the multi-theory model (MTM) of health behavior change: A single institutional cross-sectional survey" in collaboration with Robert Davis...
January 6, 2021
Chia-Liang Dai (Teaching and Learning) served as lead author on the article "Physical activity interventions targeting perceived body image among adolescent girls" published in the Journal of Physical Education and Sport in collaboration with colleagues Manoj Sharma (Environmental and Occupational Health), Ching-Chen Chen (Counselor Education,...
January 5, 2021
Manoj Sharma (Environmental & Occupational Health) co-authored the article "COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy in the United States: A rapid national assessment" in collaboration with colleagues from New Mexico State University, Ball State University, University of Toledo, University of Houston-Victoria, and University of Florida.
December 10, 2020
Dharini Bhammar (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) published an article, "Effects of Obesity on the Oxygen Cost of Breathing in Children" in Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology. The co-author is Tony Babb from the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine. They reported that higher resting energy requirements, attributable to...
November 25, 2020
Bryson Carrier, Brenna Barrios, and James Navalta (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), along with Brayden Jolley of the Tulane University School of Medicine, recently published a manuscript, "Validity and Reliability of Physiological Data in Applied Settings Measured by Wearable Technology: A Rapid Systematic Review," in the journal...