Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology

The team

LIPH team Spring 2017

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

Nicholas Evanoff, doctoral student, presents at 2017 TBI Summit

Monday, July 24, 2017: Nicholas Evanoff, M.S., a kinesiology doctoral student in the School’s  Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, presented at the Big Ten/Ivy League Traumatic Brain Injury Research Collaboration’s 2017 TBI Summit held in Rosemont, Illinois, on July 19. The title of Mr. Evanoff’s presentation was “Effects of Multiple Sports-Related Concussions on Neurocognition and Cerebral Vascular Function.” Donald Dengel, Ph.D., professor … Continue reading Nicholas Evanoff, doctoral student, presents at 2017 TBI Summit


Dengel is lead author of article published in American Journal of Lifestyle

Thursday, July 13, 2017: Donald Dengel, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, is the lead author of an article published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. The article, entitled “Impact of health status and lifestyle modifications on vascular structure and function in children and adolescents,” examined the effects … Continue reading Dengel is lead author of article published in American Journal of Lifestyle


Dengel named editor of International Journal of Sports Medicine

Wednesday, July 5, 2017: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology in the School of Kinesiology, has been named editor for the International Journal of Sports Medicine. The journal publishes peer-reviewed scientific research on physiology and biochemistry, immunology, nutrition, training and testing, orthopedics and clinical science, and behavioral science. The … Continue reading Dengel named editor of International Journal of Sports Medicine


Kin PhD student Christiana Raymond is lead author on article published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

Monday, June 19, 2017: Christiana Raymond, M.S., doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology, is the lead author of an article published in the journal, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. The article, “Accuracy and reliability of assessing lateral compartmental leg composition using dual-energy X-ray absoprtiometry,” examined the accuracy and reliability of a novel dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scanning method … Continue reading Kin PhD student Christiana Raymond is lead author on article published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise


Dengel and students publish book chapter

Thursday, June 15, 2017: Donald Dengel, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology in exercise physiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, is lead author of a chapter titled “Assessment of muscle mass” appearing in the book Body Composition: Health and Performance in Exercise and Sport recently published by CRC Press. School of Kinesiology doctoral student Christiana … Continue reading Dengel and students publish book chapter


Dengel, students present at ACSM

Thursday, June 15, 2017: Donald Dengel, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology in exercise physiology, and students traveled to the American College of Sport Medicine’s (ACSM) Annual Meeting in Denver, CO held May 30-June 3 to give several presentations. Poster presentations were: “Total and Segmental Body Composition Examination in Collegiate Football Players Using Multifrequency BIA and DXA.” Christiana Raymond … Continue reading Dengel, students present at ACSM