Tag: Health Studies

Dietetic intern alumnae makes headlines

NIU alumnae Meagan O’Connor was featured in an article in the Sept. 6 Chicago Tribune. ‘No more late-night Taco Bell:’ Cubs and White Sox nutritionists have own recipes for success By Phil Thomson Chicago Tribune How do you get a growing Cubs or White Sox player to eat his vegetables — or anything else that’s healthy? Cubs team nutrition consultant…

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Ph.D student to present paper at national ASHA convention

Cindy Lund-Hrdi, a graduate student in the  NIU Ph.D in Health Sciences program was recently awarded a student Research Travel Award (SRTA) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to attend the ASHA Convention in Los Angeles this November.  She was selected to receive the award based upon her submission as first author on Cue-Based Feeding in…

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Nutrition and Dietetics major featured in Huskie Spotlight

Diana Garcia was recently featured on NIU.edu’s Huskie Spotlight. Here’s what she had to say: Hometown: Cicero, IL Major: Nutrition and Dietetics What most excites you about your major? I would say the food aspect. I love food; I love cooking it, I love eating it, and learning the background information. A lot of ingredients are good…

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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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