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Protecting the Pack is about protecting ourselves, protecting each other and protecting our community. Do your part by attending one of NIU’s Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Clinics taking place Sept. 24 and Oct. 14 at the Holmes Student Center. Every Huskie is expected to take very simple, responsible measures to keep one another safe. Getting a flu vaccine...
Lexie Williams, a senior public health and university honors student, is conducting a survey among all of our students to determine the extent to which they are experiencing not having enough healthy foods available or accessible to them. The results of the survey will be shared with appropriate NIU campus organizations but will be reported...
The DeKalb County Health Department in conjunction with Northern Illinois University Health Services reports five cases of mumps in Northern Illinois University (NIU) students. The outbreak is primarily confined to a defined population. Lisa Gonzalez, Public Health Administrator, said that this does not come as a surprise due to pockets of outbreaks especially on college...
Varsie Geisler (left) and Anne Kaplan
Varsie Geisler, office support specialist in the School of Nursing and Health Studies, has received the Patricia S. Siebrasse Administrative Professionals Award for Excellence for 2016. Given by the Administrative Professionals Advisory Council, the commemorative plaque was presented April 27 to Geisler at the Administrative Professionals’ Day breakfast. Her nominators had this to say about...
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....
Creating new knowledge about the subatomic world. Shedding light on how stress alters the response to stimulants. Discovering evidence that cities can spawn thunderstorms. Revealing the risks of traffic-generated air pollution. Faculty at any university would be proud of creating such diverse and impactful research. Amazingly, however, this is the work of NIU students in...
...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...
Nurses from the 1940s
NIU’s Regional History Center will host a reception Thursday, Oct. 15, in conjunction with its current “The Doctor Will See You Now: The History of Medical Science in Northern Illinois Communities” exhibition. In celebration of American Archives Month, the exhibit focuses on education, practice and public and mental health in northern Illinois from 1845 until...
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...
Photo of a vaccination
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...
Being a college student is just one of Tara Lenardi’s many roles. The senior from Lisle, Ill., is a busy mom, campus employee and community volunteer, all while maintaining a 3.92 cumulative grade point average. “Tara is an inspiration to a lot of women around her,” said Lee Ann Johnson, who worked with Lenardi at...
Photo of a blue germ mask
As the deadly Ebola virus races through West Africa, its grip on the collective United States attention is reaching a fever pitch. President Obama speaks almost daily on the outbreak, proclaiming it a “top national security priority” Oct. 6 and calling the next day for ramped-up airport screening procedures. Journalists staged across Dallas to report...
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