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School of Integrated Health Sciences News

With many degree offerings that are accredited by national organizations, the School of Integrated Health Sciences offers dynamic classroom instruction, laboratory/clinical practice, research, and mentoring. Our students develop skills that help them break into health-related fields and further their graduate or professional studies.

Current Integrated Health Sciences News

a gloved hand uses a baster to inject a liquid substance into a test tube
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First-of-its-kind database will provide greater access to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s treatments to researchers around the world.

A student putting on first responder equipment, with the help of a professor.
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Students learn how to maximize performance and decrease injury for people in physically demanding fields.

a UNLV football helmet placed on the turf with an Allegiant Stadium sign and empty bleachers visible in the background
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As the nation's most-watched sports entertainment event rolls into town, UNLV researchers are available to provide expertise.

A group of students arrange another to practice getting a proper X-ray.
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As future frontline health care workers, UNLV radiography students spend a year learning how to properly position a patient for imaging.

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UNLV professor Graham McGinnis on avoiding the energy drain that can come with shifting work schedules (or weekends of late-night fun).

A student stocks the UNLV Food Pantry.
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Appointments will be available Mondays through Wednesdays for food pickup and donations.

Integrated Health Sciences In The News

Women's Health

Have you been running with arch pain, thinking it’s not a big deal? Well take a pause, because that aching could be plantar fasciitis–which is a big deal when ignored. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the fascia, aka your foot arch, gets inflamed from the accumulation of stress overtime.

Las Vegas Review Journal

The team from the Department of Brain Health at UNLV is scheduled to discuss the latest advancements in the care and treatment of people with brain disorders.


About 38 million Americans are caregivers for parents, spouses, adult children with disabilities, friends and other loved ones.

MedPage Today

Most ARIA cases are mild, but some have been fatal

MedPage Today

Recently approved disease-modifying treatments for Alzheimer's disease have created a sudden demand, but these and other drugs in the pipeline are not for all patients with clinical Alzheimer's symptoms, experts said.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

The UNLV food pantry is teaming up with Three Square to host a free food drive.

Integrated Health Sciences Experts

An expert in child psychology and trauma, ADHD, and chronic diseases in children such as sickle cell.
An expert in nutrition, food and ethnic issues, and dietetics.
An expert in behavioral neuroscience with concentrations in Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia.
An expert in biomechanics
An international expert on neurodegenerative diseases and brain health.
An expert in neuroplasticity and post-stroke rehabilitation.

Recent Integrated Health Sciences Accomplishments

Dr. Jessica Immonen (Dental) and Jason Ciccotelli (Physical Therapy) worked with a team of healthcare professionals with expertise in human anatomy to publish an article on anatomy education as a community outreach opportunity. The article titled "Anatomical Outreach is Within Reach: Contemporary and Diverse Approaches" followed a panel discussion…
John Mercer (Kinesiology and Nutrition Science; UNLV Sports Innovation Institute) and Andrew Craig-Jones, a UNLV alum now assistant professor at Augusta University, were the senior and lead author on the paper "The effect of compression garments on biomechanical and physiological factors" in Biomechanics. This paper also was co-authored by James…
Arpita Basu (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), Leigh Ann Richardson (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), Alicia Carlos (Dental), Neamat Hassan (Dental), Robin Weltman (Dental), and Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) conducted an interdisciplinary collaborative research published in Nutrients. The publication is titled, "The Associations of…
Jeff Kinney (Brain Health), chair of the department, will serve as a keynote speaker during the School of Dental Medicine's "Student Research Day Symposium" on March 1 at the Shadow Lane campus. Kinney will present on the topic, "Progress in Fluid Biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease."
 Zaijing Sun, Krishnakumar Nangeelil, Haven Searcy (all Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) published an article titled, “Developing a Remote Gamma-ray Spectra Collection System by Coupling a High Purity Germanium (HPGe) Detector with a CosmicGuard Background Reduction Device,” in HARDWAREX. The paper introduces the design…
Associate professor Brach Poston (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) and senior academic advisor John Starkey (Business) are the recipients of this year's UNLV Academic Advisor Awards. The UNLV Academic Advisor awards recognize individuals with an exceptional record of advising and supporting students. Their award applications have been forwarded…