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  • Two Students Awarded Prestigious Schweitzer Fellowship

    June 14, 2018

    Two Midwestern University students have been selected for the nationally-recognized Schweitzer Fellowship, a program for graduate students who aspire to become lifelong leaders in community service. Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine student Amean Amra and Chicago College of Pharmacy student Divya Khandekar will participate in the year-long service learning program.

    Downers Grove, IL
  • Littlejohn Awards Presented for Downers Grove Campus

    May 25, 2018

    Midwestern University bestowed its highest honor – the Littlejohn Award – upon three deserving individuals who represent members of the University’s faculty, staff, and alumni. The Littlejohn Awards are presented each year on both campuses in recognition of service and commitment to Midwestern University.

    Downers Grove, IL
  • International Day of Light Showcases Laser Therapies

    May 16, 2018

    In celebration of the anniversary of the first laser-assisted operation in 1960, May 16th has been named the International Day of Light by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

  • Midwestern Researcher: Bacteria in the Small Intestine Indispensable for Fat Absorption

    April 26, 2018

    Researcher at Midwestern University led a new study showing that Western diets, high in fat and simple sugar, promote the growth of bacteria in the small intestine that increase fat digestion and absorption. The goals of the study, published in the journal Cell Host and Microbe on April 11, 2018, were to determine if microbes were required for digestion and absorption of fats, to begin to learn which microbes were involved, and to assess the role of diet-induced microbes on the digestion and uptake of fats.

  • CDMA Students, Faculty Host "Give Kids a Smile" Event

    April 25, 2018

    On Saturday, April 21, Midwestern University’s College of Dental Medicine-Arizona and the Midwestern University Dental Institute hosted Give Kids a Smile, a community event where CDMA students, supervised by faculty practitioners, provided dental care for local kids and education for their families at no cost.

  • Midwestern Faculty Conduct Free Public Lecture on Opioid Epidemic

    April 09, 2018

    Three faculty members from Midwestern University in Glendale participated in a free public forum about the ongoing opioid crisis in America and non-opioid alternatives for pain management. The presentation took place at the Glendale Foothills Library on April 3rd as part of the University’s free monthly Community Health Lecture Series.

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