In The News: Division of Health Sciences

September 17, 2019

Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, a world-renowned Alzheimer's researcher and leader in clinical trials, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Melvin R. Goodes Prize for Excellence in Alzheimer's Drug Discovery. The prize, awarded by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF), recognizes leading researchers developing treatments for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

August 15, 2019

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) has been named a National Center of Excellence for Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing (NLN) in recognition of their educational excellence and visionary leadership. The university was one of 10 programs nationwide to be named a Center of Excellence by the NLN, the leading professional organization for nurse educators.

Optimal Living Daily
August 6, 2019

Dr. Neal Malik reads the latest health and fitness blogs to help optimize your life. Today, Samantha Coogan — director of UNLV's Didactic Program in Nutrition & Dietetics and president of the Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — explains how putting a halt on sweet treats affects the body.

News Channel 5 Nashville
July 31, 2019

Two weeks ago a massive heat wave struck two-thirds of the United States. It was hot enough to bake biscuits in Nebraska , cancel a triathlon in New York and knock out the power in Wisconsin. The pavement also probably burned a few people — and probably much worse than you might think.

The Conversation
July 31, 2019

Like humans, many bacteria like to spend time at the beach. The so-called flesh-eating bacteria, Vibrio vulnificus, don’t just like the beach; they need it, and rely on seasalt for survival. And as with human beachgoers, the warmer the water, the more of them there are.

MD Magazine
July 30, 2019

The Cleveland Clinic’s fourth annual Alzheimer disease (AD) drug development pipeline presents a new round of clinical trials to give clinicians a comprehensive look at current research in the US. The investigators, led by Jeffrey Cummings, MD, ScD, director emeritus of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, identified all pharmacologic Alzheimer trials currently in development from They found 132 agents currently in 156 clinical trials— 28 of which are in 42 phase 3 trials; 74 in 83 phase 2 trials; and 30 in 31 phase 1 trials.

Večernji list
July 24, 2019

Deleting sugar from a diet can significantly affect better health, better look, and results in physical activity.

July 24, 2019

Cutting excess sugar from the diet can improve health and work performance. This was underlined by Samantha Coogan, president of the Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a researcher at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
July 23, 2019

"If you leave out sugars, you'll avoid a boatload of empty and useless calories, which helps you lose weight - unless you replace them with other empty calories," explains Coogan. Some people may experience withdrawal symptoms such as headache, stomach problems or bowel movements. Coogan explains this as follows: "When your body gets used to certain substances, the removal of this substance puts your body in a kind of state of shock, and these withdrawal symptoms can last for a few days to two weeks."

Huono Äiti
July 22, 2019

Are you the one whose candy tooth is constantly falling? It is no wonder, because the added sugar is present in any food, and the candy shelves are attractively lurking close to the cash register of every shop. It is hard to avoid sweet treats and getting sugar in the diet at all. But should we try to reduce? Or maybe even stop using (added) sugar?

July 22, 2019

President of the Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Samantha Coogan pointed out that sugar is addictive.

Sputnik Vietnam
July 22, 2019

While cutting out sweets, drink plenty of water and snack on fruit and vegetables.