Accomplishments: School of Integrated Health Sciences

October 26, 2021
Szu-Ping Lee (Physical Therapy) received a grant award from the Center for Orthotic and Prosthetic Learning and Outcomes/Evidenced-Based Practice for his grant project, "Socioeconomic Disparities on Post-Amputation Outcomes in Individuals with Lower Limb Amputation." 
October 15, 2021
James W. Navalta (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), along with graduate students  Dustin W. Davis and Bryson Carrier (both Integrated Health Sciences doctoral students), Kyle Cruz, a Kinesiology master's student, and Brenna Barrios, a kinesiology master's alumna, recently published a manuscript entitled "A protocol and novel tool for systematically reviewing the effects of mindful walking on mental and cardiovascular health" in PLOS ONE. 
October 14, 2021
Emmanuel Ayim (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) was recently recognized by the Las Vegas African American Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, and received congressional recognition, for his service to the community and to our students at UNLV.
October 14, 2021
Kristine Bragg, Gwen Marchand, Jonathan Hilpert (all Educational Psychology and Higher Education), and Jeffrey Cummings (Brain Health) recently published the manuscript, "Using Bibliometrics to Evaluate Outcomes and Influence of Translational Biomedical Research Centers" in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.
October 12, 2021
Sharon Jalene and Brach Poston (both Integrated Health Sciences), and Jennifer Pharr and Manoj Sharma (both Public Health) recently published "A disaggregated, categorical analyses of depression among sexual gender minority university students" in the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services. 
September 24, 2021
Christian Ison, Janet Dufek (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), and Mohamed Trabia (Mechanical Engineering) published a paper, "Use of Pressure-Measuring Insoles to Characterize Gait Parameters in Simulated Reduced Gravity Conditions" in the journal Sensors. Ison is a doctoral student in the interdisciplinary health sciences doctoral program. 
September 24, 2021
Francis Cucinotta (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) published a series of recent article. The first, "Carbon Ion Radiotherapy in the Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma," was published in the Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma.  He also published "Future space missions and human enhancement: Medical and ethical challenges" in Futures. Along with graduate student Sungmin Pak, Cucinotta published "Comparison between PHITS and GEANT4 Simulations of the Heavy Ion Beams at the BEVALAC at...
September 14, 2021
Laura Kruskall (Nutrition Center) has been elected and appointed as the chair of the Dietitian Advisory Group of the Department of Health and Human Services, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health. She has served as a member of this committee since 2010. The mission of the advisory group is to examine, consider, and make recommendations about the following issues: Facilitate the development of materials that may be used to educate the public concerning the practice of dietetics....
September 8, 2021
Ryan Wirt, Lauren Crew Andrew Ortiz, and Emmanuel Flores (all Neuroscience), Jefferson Kinney (Brain Health), and James Hyman (Psychology) published an article in Communications Biology entitled "Altered theta rhythm and hippocampal-cortical interactions underlie working memory deficits in a hyperglycemia risk factor model of Alzheimer’s disease."  
September 2, 2021
Christopher Johanen (Environmental & Occupational Health) published an article "Exploring Potential Mediation Pathways on the Relationship Between Acculturation and Body Mass Index (BMI) Among Latino Adolescents" in Hispanic Health Care International. Nearly four out of 10 Latino adolescents are overweight or obese in the United States. Prior research suggests that acculturation is a predictor of obesity. The was one of the first studies to test the mediating effects of health behaviors (i....
August 19, 2021
Lisa Ly, Yonosuke DeJesus and Guadalope Moreno Ceballos, Dylone C. Braganza, James M. Hyman, Katie Gilbertson, Raisa Kabir, Manoj Sharma, Sayeda Tazim Zaidi, Chia-Liang Dai, and Nathalie Martinez all published manuscripts in the Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal’s spring 2021 issue. This issue celebrates the work of undergraduate researchers representing five colleges: Lee Business School, Integrated Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, Sciences, and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. ...
August 13, 2021
Samantha John (DBrain Health) and colleagues published an investigation of two novel smartphone applications that were developed to assess cognitive functioning, "Examination of the reliability and feasibility of two smartphone applications to assess executive functioning in racially diverse older adults." The manuscript, published in the journal Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, highlights the need for racially unbiased and easily accessible methods for neuropsychological assessment. The...