Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology

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.

News from the Lab

Kinesiology alumna receives funding from National Institute on Aging

Wednesday, March 29, 2017: Azizah Jor’dan, Ph.D., School of Kinesiology alumna (Ph.D., 2012), McNair Scholar, and current Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Harvard Medical School recently received funding for her NIA K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Career Development project, entitled “Vascular mechanisms and tDCS treatment of gait and posture in aging and age-related disease.” The NIA K99/R00 is a career development award presented by … Continue reading Kinesiology alumna receives funding from National Institute on Aging


LIHP recent graduate and lab members publish in Journal of Clinical Ultrasound

Wednesday, March 8, 2017: Joe Ostrem, Ph.D., a recent graduate from the School of Kinesiology (2016) is the lead author of an article published in the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. The is article entitled “High-flow-mediated constriction in adults is not influenced by biomarkers of cardiovascular and metabolic risk.” The results of this study demonstrated that increased body mass, fat … Continue reading LIHP recent graduate and lab members publish in Journal of Clinical Ultrasound


Kinesiology graduate student Kate Uithoven is lead author on article in Journal of Vascular Diagnostics and Interventions

Tuesday, January 17, 2017: Kate Uithoven, M.S./Ph.D. student in the School of Kinesiology, is the lead author of an article published in the Journal of Vascular Diagnostics and Interventions. The article entitled “Determination of bilateral symmetry of carotid artery structure and function in children and adolescents” examines symmetry of carotid arteries in youth using high-resolution ultrasound. Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., … Continue reading Kinesiology graduate student Kate Uithoven is lead author on article in Journal of Vascular Diagnostics and Interventions


Dengel publishes in Journal of Geriatric Cardiology and Pediatric Research

Tuesday, January 3, 2017: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, has co-authored two recently published articles. “Submaximal oxygen uptake kinetics, functional mobility, and physical activity in older adults with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction” appeared in the Journal of Geriatric Cardiology. The article  “Impaired cardiac autonomic nervous … Continue reading Dengel publishes in Journal of Geriatric Cardiology and Pediatric Research


Kinesiology’s Anna Solfest awarded UROP to perform research in LIPH lab

Wednesday, November 30, 2016: Anna Solfest, a undergraduate student in the School of Kinesiology, has received a U of M Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) award. Anna’s UROP project will examine body composition, bone density, and visceral adipose tissue in male and female NCAA Division I basketball players. The project is under the direction of Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor … Continue reading Kinesiology’s Anna Solfest awarded UROP to perform research in LIPH lab


Dengel gives invited talks at East Carolina University

Monday, November 14, 2016: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, gave two research talks at East Carolina University this month. The first talk, “Frontiers in Body Composition Analysis From NFL Players to Infants and Beyond,” was presented to students and faculty in the Department of Kinesiology on … Continue reading Dengel gives invited talks at East Carolina University