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Category: Health and Human Sciences
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Expertise in studying healthcare delivery and years of assisting physicians and practices implement and use electronic medical records systems recently earned Northern Illinois University part of a $15 million federal grant to study how small-practice physicians manage heart disease. NIU’s College of Health and Human Sciences and the Division of Outreach, Engagement, and Regional Development...
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Diseases that were once nearly eradicated in the Western world are again threatening both young children and adults. Although numerous studies have proven the safety of vaccinations, low vaccination rates in some communities are causing outbreaks of whooping cough, measles and other serious but preventable diseases. At the next STEM Café, DeKalb County Public Health...
A camper in Engineering Amusement designs and constructs a model roller coaster.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Northern Illinois University’s STEM Outreach is hoping to help students answer that question by offering a variety of fun, hands-on summer camps that explore in-demand careers and concepts in science, technology, engineering and math. STEM Outreach and other STEM departments host camps from June through...
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More than 795,000 people in the United States suffer strokes each year, and approximately two-thirds of these individuals survive. For most, surviving an acquired brain injury, illness or stroke is just the first step in recovery. Almost every individual will need some form of rehabilitation. Speech-language pathologists are dedicated to maximizing the quality of life for...
Masih Shokrani
Masih Shokrani, associate professor in the NIU Medical Laboratory Sciences program, has been named Educator of the Year for 2014-2015 by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences-Illinois (ASCLS-IL). The honor came during the organization’s annual meeting and awards ceremony, held from April 14 to 16 in Peoria. This award serves to recognize an ASCLS-IL member/educator for outstanding achievements, contributions...
Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day 2015
Hundreds of Northern Illinois University students participated in the university’s sixth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day, which was combined with the Community Engagement Showcase for the first time ever on Tuesday, April 21. The event was the largest ever, and featured research, artistry and engagement projects from more than 350 students. NIU recognized the following...
The NIU Alumni Association celebrated outstanding university alumni on April 17 at the association’s annual Alumni Awards Dinner. Awards were given to outstanding alumni from each of the university’s seven colleges. In addition, the association awarded the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, the F.R. Geigle Service Award, and the Distinguished Alumni Award. The Distinguished Alumni Award...
Mission
NIU’s College of Health and Human Sciences and university mascot Mission will host a “Mission to Health Walk” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 28. Members of the college’s “Healthy Huskies” student group planned the event as a way to de-stress before final exams, which begin Saturday, May 2. The walk will begin in front of...
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Nutrition students in NIU’s College of Health and Human Sciences will host cooking demonstrations Tuesday, April 21, and Thursday, April 23, in the Wirtz Hall Light Court on the first floor. Students will offer tips for healthy cooking in apartments and residence halls. April 21 “Happy Trails” – 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. “Energy Bites” – 2...
NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
Join the NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic and the NIU Physical Therapy Clinic for their Allied Health and Communicative Disorders Open House Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held at the NIU Family Health, Wellness, and Literacy Center located at 3100 Sycamore Road in DeKalb, and will feature guest speakers, STEM...
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Early learning experiences are crucial to the growth and development of young children. The FCNS Child Development Lab will celebrate the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Week of the Young Child 2015: Celebrating our Youngest Learners. Scheduled from Sunday, April 12, through Saturday, April 18, the Week of the Young Child is...
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The aging of America’s population means that the demand for people trained to meet the needs of older adults is increasing. With that, efforts to improve healthy aging is also on the rise. As a result, the NIU College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) has announced new undergraduate and graduate certificate programs: Leadership in...
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