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Planning continues for NIU’s Health Informatics Technology Center (HITC), a state-of-the-art teaching and learning facility that will increase opportunities for transdisciplinary collaboration and position NIU as a leader in health education and research. A team of NIU faculty, staff and administrators met in early 2021 to develop a vision for the Health Informatics Technology Center....
Jerian Dixon-Evans, a Health Sciences doctoral student in NIU College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS), was recently awarded a $138,000 R36 Dissertation Grant from the National Institute on Aging for her project, “The Impact of Race on Quality of Life of the Aged after Heart Transplant or Destination Therapy Mechanical Support.” Dixon-Evans’ research is...
It wasn’t just fun and games when a team of NIU Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) students battled others from around the country in the first-ever National Cell Bowl sponsored by The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). MLS students Samantha Ortiz, Elaina Kinney, Brooke Gainer, Kieran Van Vliet, Yesenia Garcia Rivera, Josh Naser, Rebekah Gonzalez,...
Dozens of people gathered in Wirtz Hall Atrium on Oct. 27 for the inaugural College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) Research and Scholarly Activity Showcase. With presentations about health and human science, engineering and the fine arts, the event was a celebration of faculty and student researchers from across the university. “It was an...
Megan Nordstrom wears many hats. Whether leading a group of Northern Ambassadors, running a Communicative Disorders Student Association (COMDSA) or Music and Memory organization meeting, or directing hundreds of Huskie Marching Band members during a performance, she wears them well. Described by faculty and peers as enthusiastic, hard-working, and a leader who leads by supporting...
Noam Greene used a class assignment to help save lives. As part of a master’s degree course in Public Health, Greene submitted a policy memo to the Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA) urging that safer injection facilities be implemented throughout Illinois in order to prevent drug overdoses. “I wanted to make my policy proposal real...
NIU alum, Abby Jeppson, was awarded the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Distinguished Early Career Professional (ECP) certificate. The certificate was created to recognize and identify early career professionals in the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology who are making an impact in the areas of leadership, volunteering, or advocacy at the local, state, and/or national...
NIU Associate Dean for the College of Health and Human Sciences Beverly Henry, ’83, wears her Huskie Pride like a badge of honor. After 35 years in health care education, she firmly believes in the university’s mission and the good its students are doing in the world. “I think NIU continues to be an institution...
Elizabeth Rios is taking what she’s learned in the classroom to make a difference in the community. The NIU School of Nursing student is one of many Huskies administering flu shots during the university’s annual flu shot clinic on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom....
Dining at New Hall and Neptune Hall will be even tastier this month thanks to a team of students from NIU’s Dietetic Internship (DI) program. From Harry Potter-inspired dishes to a taste of Narnia, diners will be treated to something special during these fantasy-themed events.  “I hope students enjoy a delicious meal, take pictures and...
College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) student Melanie Regan, who is majoring in Nutrition, Dietetics and Wellness, was selected to present at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2021 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo which will be held virtually Oct. 16-19. “I am looking forward to showing the academy what I have been working...
Things just got more fashionable at NIU. From up-to-date business casual styles to current fall trends, visitors to Wirtz Hall will be inspired by the window displays that have been decorated in a “Fall in Love with Fashion” theme. “In the Fashion Merchandising field, Visual Merchandising is a popular career choice upon graduation,” said MaryAnn...
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