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Henna Muzaffar, assistant professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Nancy Prange, Dietetic Internship Director, were named the 2021 Nutrition Education for the Public Award of Excellence winners by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. They received the award for their work with Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) program in Northern Illinois. NIU staff, faculty and students have...
Angel Latham earned her wings – literally. The NIU College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) student and NIU Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadet successfully completed the U.S. Army Air Assault School training in Camp Gruber, Oklahoma, this summer. “Earning my wings meant a lot to me,” said Latham, who is majoring in Health...
Masih Shokrani, professor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) in NIU’s School of Health Studies, is the recipient of 2020-2021 American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Scientific Assembly Professional Achievement Award. “It is so rewarding to be recognized by the ASCLS Scientific Assembly for one’s work in the chemistry/urinalysis discipline,” Shokrani said. Professor Shokrani teaches...
Interdisciplinary instruction and exploration fosters a student’s ability to think critically and tolerate ambiguity.  The School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders (AHCD), with its graduate programs in audiology, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology, is well suited for these learning opportunities. “Interdisciplinary instruction provide students opportunities to learn from and with each other,” said Sherrill...
Danica Billingsly, clinical assistant professor and Audiology Clinical Coordinator, is the recipient of the 2021 School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders (AHCD) Clinical Faculty Award. “The AHCD Clinical Award acknowledges the unique nature of clinical teaching and the talent required to do it well,” said Sherrill Morris, chair of AHCD. “Current students and alumni...
Fonda Zhang got a jump start on her nursing career during a summer internship at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital. “I was able to have many hands-on experiences, and I learned more than what the books taught me over the past semester,” said Zhang, who is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in nursing. Razel Manlubatan shared the sentiment....
Ariana Carbajal can’t wait for summer camp. As a second-year graduate student in the Speech-Language Pathology program, Carbajal will have the opportunity to take what she has learned in the classroom and apply it to help children ages 3 to 8. “I have worked in summer camps before but never in one targeting speech and...
Dawn Brown, NIU Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy in the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, is the 2021 American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Minority Faculty Development Scholarship Award winner. “I am both honored and excited,” Brown said. “Receiving this award has strengthened my resolve toward diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in physical...
Lynda Ransdell has been named the new dean of NIU’s College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS). She will assume the role on July 1. “I’m delighted that Dr. Ransdell will be joining my leadership team,” said Provost and Executive Vice President Beth Ingram. “She is an accomplished researcher, grant writer and teacher. We were...
Abigail Newman Abigail Newman loved playing school. Then she loved babysitting. Really, she always loved interacting with children. When she was a senior at Oregon High School, she jumped at the opportunity to spend one period each day as a teacher’s assistant in a first-grade classroom across Jefferson Street. “I made a special connection with...
We understand that exercise improves cardiovascular health. But recent research shows that aerobics and strength training also boost brain health and function – in both healthy adults and those with stroke, dementia or other cognitive impairments. In fact, Jamie Mayer, speech pathologist and associate professor in the NIU School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders,...
Jamie Mayer, associate professor in the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, is NIU’s winner of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) 2021 Outstanding Faculty Award for Student Success. In its second year, the award recognizes one faculty member from each of the 12 MAC institutions for their outstanding efforts in developing students both inside and...
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