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

Dengel speaks at Hamline University

Thursday, November 16, 2017: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, presented at Hamline University, Biology Department on November 10. The title of Dr. Dengel’s talk was, “Pediatric Vascular Health: Growing Up.”


Dengel gives talk at University of Maryland

Thursday, November 16, 2017: On November 15, Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, presented at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health. The title of Dr. Dengel’s talk was, “Obesity and Pediatric Vascular Dysfunction: What are the Solutions?”  


Raymond-Pope, Dengel, and Bosch publish in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Tuesday, November 14, 2017: Kinesiology doctoral student Christiana Raymond-Pope is lead author on an article written with kinesiology professor Donald Dengel, Ph.D., and Tyler Bosch, Ph.D., and published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.  The article, “Total and Segmental Body Composition Examination in Collegiate Football Players Using Multifrequency Bia and Dxa,” examines the influence of player position on the … Continue reading Raymond-Pope, Dengel, and Bosch publish in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research


Dengel publishes in Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging

Thursday, November 9, 2017: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, is lead author of an article published in the journal Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. The article entitled “Reproducibility of blood oxygen level-dependent signal changes with end-tidal carbon dioxide alterations” examines the reproducibility of a new … Continue reading Dengel publishes in Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging


Biltz to present at Pediatric Work Physiology Meeting XXX in Katerini, Greece

Thursday, September 28, 2017: School of Kinesiology senior lecturer George Biltz, M.D., will be attending the Pediatric Work Physiology Meeting XXX, October 3-8, in Katerini in Macedonia, Greece. The conference is sponsored by the European Group of Pediatric Work Physiology, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. On Oct. 6, Biltz will present a poster he co-authored with Kinesiology alumnus Christopher Lundstrom, … Continue reading Biltz to present at Pediatric Work Physiology Meeting XXX in Katerini, Greece


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