Tag: Health Studies

Alumnus named hospital employee of the month

From the Clinton Journal: Christopher Monkman of Clinton, Illinois was  named the May Employee of the Month at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Illinois.  Monkman has worked at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital for six years. Monkman earned an associate of science degree from Heartland Community College and a bachelor of health science degree from Northern…

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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…

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NIU.edu features MLS program

In case you missed it, niu.edu 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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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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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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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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MLS’s Jeanne Isabel talks about receiving top honor from students

Recently, Medical Laboratory Sciences program director Jeanne Isabel was featured on NIU.edu’s homepage Huskie Spotlight. Here is the article: Jeanne Isabel, program director and associate professor for Medical Laboratory Sciences, said it was an honor to receive NIU’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. The fact that the award comes from her students makes it twice…

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Interns produce, star in nutrition video

NIU Nutrition and Dietetics graduate students Kayla Droessler and Karen Jensen crafted this video as part of their NIU Campus Recreation internship rotation.  They wanted a fun and entertaining way to share tips on the Campus Rec facebook page for how to make affordable and healthy choices while grocery shopping. It was shared on the  It…

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MPH student produces videos explaining public health

Curious about what those in public health actually do? NIU Master of Public Health student Katherine Mooney can help. In recognition of National Public Health week April 3-7,  Mooney produced several videos explaining the role of public health work in DeKalb County. She completed the videos as part of her internship. Check them out.    

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Dean’s Award recipients announced

The College of Health and Human Sciences recently recognized outstanding undergraduate students in each academic program with Dean’s Awards. Criteria for the award included a GPA of 3.5 or better, demonstrated significant achievement and leadership in scholarship, campus and/or community activities, and professional service. The following students were awarded a plaque and a letter of commendation:…

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