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Category: Health and Human Sciences
Researchers at Northern Illinois University are studying the impact on family members who are providing care for persons with Parkinson’s disease. The study focuses on determining caregivers’ risk for strain and physical illness. Assistant professor of nursing Maryann Abendroth is the principal investigator for this study. She says it is crucial to give voice to caregivers...
Dee Dee Downie, an NIU doctoral student in the Ph.D in Health Sciences program, will present “Fighting Ebola One Day at a Time: An NIU Doctoral Student Responds to West Africa,” at the College of Health and Human Sciences Scholarly Exchange Meeting. The meeting begins at noon Monday, Feb. 1, in the Wirtz Hall 104....
...On the road to Mandalay, Where the flyin’ fishes play, An’ the dawn comes up like thunder outer China ’crost the Bay! – Rudyard Kipling “Road to Mandalay” (1892) In August, a cohort of NIU professors spent two weeks in Mandalay, Myanmar, working with Yadanabon University to lay the foundations for collaborative research projects. Because...
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Students looking for a doctoral program that meets 21st century needs for learning and health care will find that and more in NIU’s inaugural health sciences Ph.D. program. “At NIU, we wanted to have a doctoral program that made sense based on what we know about research degrees today,” said Beverly Henry, associate dean for...
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Collaboration is the name of the game in modern health research. Faculty in the School of Nursing and Health Studies (NUHS) are not only playing that game on a national level but they’re also winning. Over the last year, federal funding agencies have awarded nearly $20 million to four such collaborative projects, two led by...
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A summer internship at a food pantry in Joliet took Samantha Sandoval all the way to Washington D.C. for a field trip of a lifetime. “Getting to enter the grounds where the president lives was a once in a lifetime opportunity in my eyes,” Sandoval said. “The highlight of the trip was definitely getting to...
Beef Kofta
NIU dietetic interns are hosting two special dinner events in October. The collective theme for the special dinners this year is “Back to The Future.” Stevenson Dining Hall will step back into ancient Egypt, while Neptune will look back to the pioneer era of U.S. history. “Egyptian Oasis” The “Egyptian Oasis” special dinner at Stevenson...
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On the menu at Ellington’s for Tuesday, Sept. 29, and Thursday, Oct. 1: HUSKy’s at Ellington’s. HUSKy’s features chicken lemongrass broth with dim sum or roasted beet and corn salad for starters, red berry harissa salmon or grilled portabella mushroom for entrees and German apple cake or poached apples with Greek yogurt for desserts. Each...
Lucy Bilaver
Lucy Bilaver, assistant professor in the NIU School of Nursing and Health Studies, has been awarded a highly competitive research grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Bilaver’s project will identify racial and ethnic disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of children with autism and answer several important questions when considering race and...
An NIU professor earned a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health to launch innovative research targeting issues affecting bisexual women’s health and well-being. Wendy Bostwick, associate professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies (NUHS), Public Health and Health Education programs, was awarded the $371,538 grant to pursue her research into the...
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NIU’s Division of Information Technology has announced the first set of awards for the Broadband Innovation Grant Opportunity established in February of this year. The grant offers up to $30,000 in funding per year for three years to NIU students, faculty and staff who can develop applications that help society leverage broadband connectivity for the...
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One of the few sad sidebars to the Chicago Blackhawks’ run to the 2015 Stanley Cup has been that former Hawks great Stan Mikita has been completely unaware of the excitement. Mikita has been diagnosed with a condition known as Lewy Body Dementia, a brain condition that has robbed him of virtually every memory of his...
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