Message from Dean Derryl Block

Welcome summer! It took a while to get here, but we are happy to be enjoying the sunshine and reflecting on an eventful spring semester at the NIU College of Health and Human Sciences. We have some exciting new changes underway. This spring we finalized a merger of our Child Development Lab and Campus Child…

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Audiology Day celebrates accomplishments

Recently NIU’s Student Academy of Audiology held their white coat ceremony and capstone project presentations for the program’s third-year students. These students are now off to participate in their externships: Anastasia Grindle: Boys Town National Research Hospital (Omaha, Nebraska) Kassy Hemmen: Space Coast Hearing and Balance (Melbourne, Florida) Shannon Vokac: OSF Saint Francis Medical Center…

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Health Sciences Ph.D candidate to address international nursing congress

NIU Ph.D in Health Sciences candidate, Olivia Lemberger, will present “An Integrative Review of Cross-Industry Global Innovation: Evidence Based Strategies for Nursing Practice” at the Sigma Theta Tau’s International Nursing Research Congress this summer in Melbourne, Australia. Here presentation highlights the similarities and differences among health care and non-health care industries and examines innovative themes related…

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Faculty and staff research publications 2017

The faculty and staff at the College of Health and Human Sciences continually conduct research and publish their findings in academic journals and industry publications throughout the year. The following is a list of all published works  by CHHS faculty and staff in 2017. 2017 Publications  Bae, J., Ford, E. W., Wu, S., & Huerta,…

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Nursing school gets new equipment thanks to alumna donation

Class of 1965 alum Ethel Hock enjoys giving back to the School of Nursing. During a visit to the school recently, she had the opportunity to interact with students and faculty asked them what they needed. Through the generosity of Ethel and her husband Clayton, the School of Nursing received important equipment that affects both the…

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Summer plans: Find out what faculty are up to over break

Health Sciences Chair Jeanne Isabel will continue her research on diabetes screening assessment for people living in Belize. Original testing was done in November 2016 and June 2017. The testing planned for June 2018 will include retesting of individuals with previous results in the pre-diabetic or diabetic range for hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). She intends to…

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Campus Child Care and Child Development Lab merge

NIU’s Campus Child Care and the Child Development Lab are merging to become the Child Development and Family Center. The merger means more child care options for NIU students, faculty and staff beginning this summer. Expanded infant care options will be available all year long. Previously, infant care was only available at Campus Child Care…

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Student groups tend community garden

Two NIU School of Nursing student groups pitched in to help at NIU Cares Day recently. The Northern Prairie Alliance (a chapter of the American Association of Men in Nursing) and the Student Nurses Organization (SNO) both rallied their members to join the NIU community in this annual community service event.  Over 20 nursing students participated…

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