Public Health programs, students featured in IPHA

Our Ph.D. in Health Sciences is featured in this month’s Illinois Public Health Association newsletter as an academic/practice spotlight. Check it out on pages 6 and 7. And, please continue to page 8 to where Tejasvi Diccar, a Master in Public Health student is featured as the winner of a recent photo contest, as well as…

Read more features MLS program

In case you missed it, featured the Medical Laboratory Sciences program, interviewing Professor Masih Shokrani and MLS seniors Nicole Dispensa and Reilly Steidle. Here’s the complete story: For two NIU students, discovering medical laboratory science (MLS) was the right degree path for them was like conducting lab research. “I was doing research and stumbled…

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Student Audiologists attend world conference

The NIU SAA wasn’t about to miss out on the largest gathering of Audiologists in the world. This year 19 NIU SAA members attended the AudiologyNOW! convention in Indianapolis, IN, hosted by the American Academy of Audiology. Students were able to peruse the exhibit hall, network with alumni (pictured here!), attend talks by some of the leaders…

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Masih Shokrani wins Distinguished Author Award

Medical Laboratory Sciences Professor Masih Shokrani will be awarded the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science’s Distinguished Author Award for his research  about Diabetes Mellitus. This is the highest honor given for scientific work by the ASCLS for its peer-reviewed publication. Shokrani will also receive the Web Publication Award for his work as the editor-in-chief of…

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CHHS student contributes to Huskie Food Pantry success

(Republished from NIU Today.) The Huskie Food Pantry, which moved onto Northern Illinois University’s (NIU) campus in June 2016, hosted its first NIU student intern in Fall 201 6. In Spring 2017, the number grew to four interns who are supervised by staff in Student Involvement and Leadership Development and funded by the generous support…

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Nursing student makes news

Kali Kossakowski, a senior nursing student, was recently featured in the Daily Herald. Kossakowski talks about her achievements as a middle infield for the Huskies Softball, her volunteer work, and career aspirations are featured. We’re proud of you Kali! Read the article here.  

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MLS Club raising funds for St. Baldrick’s

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a charity committed to funding research to end childhood cancers. St. Baldrick’s is volunteer-driven, relying on volunteers to collect donations on their behalf. On April 30, Alpha Chi Sigma (the professional co-ed chemistry fraternity) and the Medical Laboratory Science Club are holding two fundraisers for St. Baldrick’s. The first is…

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Celebrate Dr. Greg Long’s retirement

Dr. Greg Long is retiring after many years of service and contributions to Rehabilitation Counseling, the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, and NIU. There will be a celebration 3 to 5 p.m. May 9, in the Sky Room at Holmes Student Center. Please RSVP by May 1 to Katelyn Kozinski at

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Students share results of farmer’s markets, millennials research

A group of seniors in a Community Nutrition class (FCNS 410) recently conducted a survey to identify the millennial generation’s use of farmer’s markets. Their objectives included assessing millennials’ current farmer’s market knowledge and shopping behaviors, as well as identifying potential motivators for millennial farmer’s market attendance. A summary of their results:

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