University of Minnesota
http://www.umn.edu/
612-625-5000

Campuses:

Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology

News from the Lab

Ostrem to publish in ultrasound journal

Tuesday, January 13, 2015: Joe Ostrem, doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology, is the lead author of an article to be published in the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. The article, “Presence of a High Flow-Mediated Constriction Phenomenon Prior to Flow-Mediated Dilation in Normal Weight, Overweight and Obese Children and Adolescents, ” describes a new method of assessing examining vascular […] [Read Full Story]


Dengel publishes in the journal Pediatric Blood & Cancer

Tuesday, January 13, 2015: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, is a co-author on an article published in the February 2015 edition of the journal Pediatric Blood & Cancer. “Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Childhood Cancer Survivors” examines physical activity and cardiovascular risk factors in childhood cancer survivors […] [Read Full Story]


Dengel publishes in Journal of Obesity

Monday, January 5, 2015: Don Dengel, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology (LIHP),  is a co-author of an article published in Journal of Obesity. The article, “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 occurs in the abdominal area.The […] [Read Full Story]


Kinesiology Ph.D. graduate publishes in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Tuesday, December 30, 2014: Tyler Bosch, Ph.D. (2014),  is the lead author of an article recently published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. The article, “Abdominal Body Composition Differences in NFL Football Players,” examined visceral fat mass as well as other measures of abdominal body composition in National Football League players before the start of the season. […] [Read Full Story]


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]


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.