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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...
NIU’s College of Health and Human Sciences will host a Graduate Colloquium from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, on “Obesity Across the Lifespan.” The colloquium will take place in Room 100 of Cole Hall. Presenters: Adolfo Ariza, research associate professor of pediatrics Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine “Infant Weight Gain and Obesity...
Donna Plonczynski
Informatics. Motivational interviewing. Diversity competence. Apps. None of these terms was around when Donna Plonczynski began her nursing education career 20 years ago at Northern Illinois University. But today her students are ready for health care’s revolutionary changes, thanks to her and her colleagues. The NIU nursing professor is devoted to her career, as both...
...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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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...
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...
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...
Samantha Garbacz is a leader. Whether in class, in campus organizations, working a part-time job or volunteering, she has proven to be a leader at NIU. “Samantha won the NIU Leadership Award during her freshmen, sophomore, and junior year,” said Missy Lugo, NIU student success specialist. “This award recognizes student’s initiative, outstanding involvement, how they...
Courtney Crutchfield
Volunteering isn’t something Courtney Crutchfield does, it’s part of who she is. As a member of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, Crutchfield is dedicated to helping others on campus and in the community. “Giving back to the community has also altered my mindset on volunteering,” said the sophomore from Manchester, Mo. “I think of volunteering...
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