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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
Dr. Michael David
NIU’s School of Nursing and Health Studies will host Dr. Michael David as the guest speaker during the 2015 Graduate Colloquium, scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 8. David, assistant professor in Section of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago, will speak on “Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): Epidemiology...
Jack Andraka
The American Cancer Society predicts that the United States will have 1,658,370 new cancer cases diagnosed and 589,430 cancer deaths in this year alone. Experts agree that the best way to fight cancer is to stay healthy and active and to get recommended screening tests, but early detection can be difficult because of expensive, outdated...
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