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24 May

Ultrasound conference will teach frontline practitioners to save lives

When he was 22 years old and about to begin medical school, Northeastern’s team physician Gian Corrado was playing pickup basketball when one of the other players dropped dead in front of him. Since that day, he has dedicated a significant portion of his medical career to prevent similar tragedies. “Every year, 150 young men—one […]

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15 May

How you store your guns matters. It could save lives.

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10 May

When is a Fitbit like a New Year’s resolution?

By Bill Ibelle, Editorial Director Wearable devices like the Fitbit and Apple Watch are all the rage in the fight against obesity. Yet their failure to encourage meaningful reflection on the data often relegates them to the waste bin of good intentions, alongside failed diets and household budgets. The tendency to stop using them is […]

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7 May

Global experiences led this student to embrace the resilience of the human spirit

By Bill Ibelle, Editorial Director When Adrienne Peng was a freshman studying in Greece, she visited the Eidomeni refugee camp near the Macedonian border. In addition to learning about horrors of the war in Syria, she witnessed the resilience of the human spirit and the enormous generosity of the Greek people. “At that time, Greece […]

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6 May

Commencement 2019

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2 May

Policing public health

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2 May

He only tweets two words. He has 50,000 followers.

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1 May

Being a first-generation American gives her an edge as a school psychologist

By Bill Ibelle, Editorial Director After fleeing the brutal civil war in El Salvador, Karen Alvarez’s parents never imagined that their second daughter would become the first person in the family to go to college, let alone earn a master’s degree from a prestigious American university. On Friday, Alvarez will receive her second graduate degree […]

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30 Apr

As a professional athlete, she took a pounding; now she helps others overcome their injuries

By Bill Ibelle, Editorial Director Brittany Loweree has taken an unusual route to her doctorate in physical therapy—hurtling down alpine slopes while enduring thousands of knee-pounding moguls and backflips. When Loweree was a sophomore at Northeastern, she took a leave of absence to compete with the U.S. Ski Team. Her specialty—freestyle moguls—is as brutal as […]

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26 Apr

Why did this nursing student also study experience design?

One of the advantages of studying at a large university like Northeastern is the opportunity to venture beyond your field of expertise and develop the tools you need to become an innovator in your profession. For Rachel Abarbanel, NP’19, seizing that opportunity meant earning a graduate certificate in experience design from Northeastern’s College of Arts, […]

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26 Apr

Do you know the warning signs of human trafficking?

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16 Apr

What’s that ringing in my ear?

By Bill Ibelle, Editorial Director The ringing in their ears never stops. It’s enough to drive a person crazy. When stacked up against afflictions like cancer and AIDS, tinnitus may seem like a second-tier malady, but for 50 million Americans, the symptoms destroy concentration, sleep, mental health, and even careers. Tinnitus is the number one cause […]

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10 Apr

Bouvé students take a starring role at RISE research expo

By Bill Ibelle, Editorial Director A Northeastern PhD student has discovered a protein receptor that could vastly improve pharmacological treatment for a disease that affects an estimated 3 million Americans. Katlynn Bugda Gwilt, who successfully defended her Pharmacology PhD in April, won both the Outstanding Graduate Research Award in Health Sciences and the Excellence in […]

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8 Apr

Blending mindfulness with traditional healthcare

By Bill Ibelle, Editorial Director Melanie Black embodies Northeastern’s cross-disciplinary approach to healthcare, working to integrate the skills she learned in her previous career as a mindfulness and yoga instructor with her training in Bouvé’s Master of Nursing program. Her current clinical rotation at the VA hospital in Bedford, MA, provides an excellent example of […]

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3 Apr

Northeastern’s nursing anesthesia program ranks #1

By Bill Ibelle Northeastern’s Nurse Anesthesia Program was ranked #1 in the nation by an organization that evaluates top masters-level nursing programs throughout the country. The award praised Northeastern’s emphasis on interdisciplinary learning and collaboration across professions in clinical settings. “Students get a lot of hands-on experiences. In fact, clinical work starts in the first year,” […]

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27 Mar

A simple fix that could save lives in the ICU

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