Accomplishments: School of Integrated Health Sciences

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 those using X-rays, nuclear medicine, computerized tomography (CT), and other modalities. Hensley, who co-founded the Nevada Society of Radiologic...
June 12, 2019
Graham McGinnis (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) received a Nevada IDEA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence grant for his study “Diurnal Regulation of Exercise-induced Interleukin-6 Production and Secretion.” The year-long project seeks to extend existing knowledge about how exercise leads to the production and secretion of the myokine Interluekin-6, and will investigate how time of day regulates the exercise-induced production of Interluekin-6 and the heart’s sensitivity to it. The...
June 11, 2019
Janet Dufek and Daniel Lidstone (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), along with John Harry, '17 PhD Kinesiology, and Jeffrey Eggleston, '18 PhD Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, co-authored “Weighted Vest Use to Improve Movement Control during Walking in Children with Autism,” which appeared in the May 15 issue of the Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. Based on the study’s results, the authors recommend that researchers and clinicians interested in evaluating...
June 10, 2019
Julia Freedman Silvernail, Brianne Borgia, and Kristine Wieland (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) co-authored “Joint Stiffness During Walking in Sedentary Young Adults,” which investigated gait and assessed whether differences in knee joint stiffness existed between normal and obese sedentary young adults. Professor Silver nail presented the study’s findings during the recent Osteoarthritis Research Society International conference, and the article appeared in the April issue of...
June 7, 2019
Francis Cucinotta (Health Physics) served as guest editor for a special issue of Radiation and Dosimetry, which focused on the 17th International Symposium on Microdosimetry that addressed ionising radiation quality, molecular mechanisms, cellular effects, and their consequences for low-level risk assessment and radiation therapy. He also co-authored with Eliedonna Cacao (Health Physics) “Risks of Cognitive Detriments after Low Dose Heavy Ion and Proton Exposures,” which concluded that future...
June 6, 2019
Samantha Coogan (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) received recognition as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The fellow designation identifies academy members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, as well as in their communities, by their service to the dietetics profession and by optimizing the nation’s health through food and nutrition.
June 5, 2019
Jeffrey Montes, Richard Tandy, Jack Young, and James Navalta, (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) and Szu-Ping Lee (Physical Therapy) co-authored “A Comparison of Multiple Wearable Technology Devices Heart Rate and Step Count Measurements During Free Motion and Treadmill Based Measurements.” Montes is a current Ph.D. student. The study, which examined the consistency of six popular wearable technology devices, appeared in the April 30 issue of the international Journal of Kinesiology...
May 31, 2019
Michelle Samuel (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) received the 2019 Special Recognition Award from the Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association (FWATA) for significant contributions of time and energy, and overall dedication to bettering and promoting the association within two or more states. Samuel has been an association member for 16 years and has held multiple committee and leadership roles. She received the accolade during the FWATA annual meeting and clinical symposium.  
May 31, 2019
Brian K. Schilling (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) secured a grant through the United States Special Operations Command to investigate the performance and physiologic aspects of simulated battlefield operations following fresh whole blood donation. The year-long study will help identify associated risks and benefits specific to fresh whole blood donation pre- and during missions among soldiers within the U. S. Army Special Forces.
May 20, 2019
Francis Cucinotta (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) accepted an invitation to speak during the National Academy of Sciences’ Gilbert W. Beebe Symposium on the Future of Low-Dose Radiation Research in the United States. His talk focused on systems radiation biology, which addressed the government’s potential responsibilities in this area. He cited as examples the implications of 80 million computerized tomography scans completed in the United States each year, the reactor accidents in...
May 3, 2019
Kara Radzak and Graham McGinnis (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) received funding from the Far West Athletic Trainers' Association research grants program for their study, “Relationship Between Chronotype and Injury While Undergoing Time Mandated Physical Training.” The year-long project will examine the relationship between circadian rhythms and musculoskeletal injuries during the acute and chronic phases of a mandated training regimen, such as early morning physical exercise required...
May 2, 2019
Kara Radzak, Daniel Bareis, Brandon Lee, Jessica Tom, and Jacob Waldron (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) participated in the Far West Athletic Trainers' Association's Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium. Professor Radzak accepted an invitation to make two presentations. She presented “Injury Epidemiology and Athletic Training Medical Care for Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Battalions” and “Things I Wish I Knew Before I Graduated,” which was a panel discussion for athletic...