Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology

News from the Lab

Dengel publishes with top doctors and scientists on worldwide problem of deaths from non-communicable diseases

Friday, July 31, 2015: Dr. Donald R. Dengel, professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, is a co-author of an article recently published online in European Heart Journal. The article/policy statement by a coalition of the world’s leading doctors and scientists working in cardiology and preventive medicine is a call to action to tackle the global problem … Continue reading Dengel publishes with top doctors and scientists on worldwide problem of deaths from non-communicable diseases [Read Full Story]


Dengel and former PhD advisee publish in the Journal of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Monday, June 1, 2015: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, is a co-author with Dr. Tyler Bosch (Ph.D., Kineisology,’14) of an article published in the Journal of Endocrinology and Diabetes. The article, “Fitness level is associated with sex-specific regional fat differences in normal weight young adults,” discusses the effect … Continue reading Dengel and former PhD advisee publish in the Journal of Endocrinology and Diabetes [Read Full Story]


Christiana Raymond, Kin M.S., receives grant from North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine

Friday, May 29, 2015: Ms. Christiana Raymond, M.S. in Kinesiology and graduate assistant in the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, was awarded a $1,000 grant from North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine to examine a novel method for segmenting lower extremity body composition in ACL-injured female high school athletes. Dr. Donald Dengel, professor of kinesiology, is her adviser … Continue reading Christiana Raymond, Kin M.S., receives grant from North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine [Read Full Story]


Tyler Bosch, Kin Ph.D. graduate, publishes in Pediatric Obesity

Tuesday, May 12, 2015: Tyler Bosch, Ph.D., a 2014 graduate of the School of Kinesiology, is the lead author on an article published in the June 15 issue of Pediatric Obesity. The article, “Visceral adipose tissue measured by DXA correlates with measurement by CT and is associated with cardiometabolic risk factors in children,” examines a novel way to measure … Continue reading Tyler Bosch, Kin Ph.D. graduate, publishes in Pediatric Obesity [Read Full Story]


Marlatt recognized by American Kinesiology Association

Wednesday, April 22, 2015: Doctoral student Kara Marlatt was named an American Kinesiology Association (AKA) Doctoral Scholar for 2015. The AKA Scholar Awards recognize, at the national level, the academic and leadership accomplishments of doctoral students in AKA member departments. This annual award honors a select number of students, nominated by member departments, whose academic and leadership records are distinctive.  The … Continue reading Marlatt recognized by American Kinesiology Association [Read Full Story]


Kinesiology M.S. student Ashley Watkins publishes in Journal of Pediatrics

Monday, April 6, 2015: M.S. student Ashley Watkins, B.A/B.S. (Kinesiology, 2013), is the lead author of an article recently published in The Journal of Pediatrics entitled “Childhood wrist circumference is not a predictor of insulin resistance in adulthood.” Ms. Watson conducted the study as part of her KIN 3993 Directed Studies experience as an undergraduate. Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., … Continue reading Kinesiology M.S. student Ashley Watkins publishes in Journal of Pediatrics [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.