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News from the Lab

Watkins to publish article in the Journal of Pediatrics

Thursday, December 4, 2014: Ashley Watkins, BS, masters student in the School of Kinesiology, is the lead author of an article to be published in the Journal of Pediatrics. The article, “Childhood Wrist Circumference is Not a Predictor of Insulin Resistance in Adulthood,” examined whether the circumference of the wrist in childhood predicted insulin resistance in adulthood, with results suggesting wrist […] [Read Full Story]


Dengel published in the Journal of Pediatrics

Tuesday, October 14, 2014: Donald Dengel, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology (LIHP), is a co-author on an article published in the Journal of Pediatrics. The article, entitled, “ Cardiac Autonomic Dysfunction and Arterial Stiffness among Children and Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Treated with Stimulants,” compares heart rate variability and arterial […] [Read Full Story]


Dengel to be published in Journal of Obesity

Tuesday, October 14, 2014: Don Dengel, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology (LIHP),  is a co-author of an article to be published in the Journal of Obesity. The article, entitled “Identification of Sex-Specific Threshold for Accumulation of Visceral Adipose Tissue in Adults,” examines a threshold in percent body fat where the accumulation of fat […] [Read Full Story]


Dengel inducted as Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology

Monday, September 22, 2014: Donald Dengel, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, was inducted as a Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology at the 84th annual meeting, held September 11-13, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK) is an honorary organization composed of Fellows who have made significant contributions to the […] [Read Full Story]


Dengel interviewed regarding MDH new report on concussions in HS sports

Friday, September 5, 2014: Don Dengel, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology (LIHP),  was interviewed on WCCO-AM concerning the recent report by the Minnesota State Health Department on the over 3,000 concussions that occurred last year in high school athletes. Dengel is an active researcher on concussions and concussion prevention. Earlier this year, he […] [Read Full Story]


Dengel co-author in Pediatric Blood & Cancer article

Wednesday, August 20, 2014: Donald Dengel, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology  and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology (LIHP), is a co-author of an article to be published in the Journal of Pediatric Blood & Cancer. The article entitled “Physical Activity and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Childhood Cancer Survivors,” examines the role of physical activity in the development of cardiovascular and […] [Read Full Story]


About the Lab

The Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology (LIHP) is a teaching and research laboratory located in Mariucci Arena on the University of Minnesota campus. The overall goal of LIHP is to gain a better understanding of the effect of various diseases (e.g., obesity, cancer, metabolic syndrome, etc.) on vascular as well as cardiac systems in an integrative approach as well as to develop a better understanding of how to treat the effect of these diseases on the cardiovascular system. In addition, to its own goals the LIHP serves as a resource to other investigators at the University of Minnesota to assist them in their research objectives involving the measurement of vascular and cardiovascular structure and function. Because of this unique mission the LIHP collaborates with a number of researchers at the University of Minnesota in various departments such as Pediatrics, Epidemiology, Preventive Cardiology, Oncology, as well as researchers in the University of Minnesota General Clinic Research Center, St. Paul Heart Clinic and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Leadership

The LIHP is under the direction of Donald Dengel, Ph.D., who also serves as Director of the Human Performance Core and Densitometry Services of the University of Minnesota's Clinical and Translational Science Institute.