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Category: Health and Human Sciences
Jerry Wright
NIU’s Student Support Services is celebrating not only the renewal of its federal funding but the addition of a fifth year. The U.S. Department of Education granted $1.8 million to the program, housed in the Office of the Provost, and extended its financial support because the NIU initiative is among the top 10 percent of...
"Doctorate of Physical Therapy"
With a job market as lucrative as physical therapy’s – the career boasts 100 percent placement numbers and is projected to grow 20 percent in just the next five years as the U.S. population continues to age – the doctorate degree has become an entry-level requirement. NIU now meets that need. Thirty-six students in the...
On the densely populated island of Taiwan, the concept of hearing tests is as novel as formally educated audiologists. Providing those critical hearing tests to hundreds of Taiwanese children and adults became an eye-opening experience this May for NIU College of Health and Human Sciences professor King Chung and four of her audiology students. “Most...
folks at Fermi
Grab some popcorn: Students enrolled in this week’s Rural Health Careers Camp at Northern Illinois University are going to the movies, searching for clues in a medical mystery and competing in an “amazing race.” When the 50 campers from small towns across northern Illinois arrive Thursday, June 10, their first activity is to watch a...
NIU President John Peters meets Friday afternoon with Illinois Valley Community College officials and Ottawa Mayor Robert Eschbach (far right). The group is look at plans for IVCC’s new satellite campus." align="left" />NIU and Illinois Valley Community College will begin in the fall of 2011 to offer a bachelor’s degree completion program for registered nurses who live and work nearby.
Tina Grieco-Calub
Toddlers fitted with cochlear implants take more time, on average, to process spoken words in their vocabulary than their normal-hearing peers, according to a study led by a professor from NIU. Tina Grieco-Calub, who was a post-doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the time of the 2006-2008 study, said that those time delays...
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