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In conjunction with the CDC guidance regarding community events and the COVID-19 virus, Midwestern University has elected to cancel the Downers Grove Campus Open House scheduled for April 30. Midwestern University appreciates your understanding and support as we take steps to protect our community’s health and safety.
Dr. Porta received her Laurea Degree (equivalent to the combination of B.A. and M.A degrees) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology from the University of Genova (Genova, Italy) in 2000, and her Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Physiology from Loyola University Chicago in 2006. Dr Porta completed postdoctoral training in the Department of Physiology at Midwestern University Downers Grove in 2009 and, in the same year, began her career in the Department of Physiology in the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at the rank of Instructor. She was promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor
Dr. Prodoehl has over 25 years of experience as a physical therapist primarily in out-patient orthopedics and is a Certified Cervical & Temporomandibular Therapist by the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial & Cervical Therapeutics (ptbcct.org). She provides physical therapy services at the Physical Therapy Institute located within the Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic in Downers Grove, IL. Her clinical practice, teaching and research interests focus on understanding and treating problems associated with orofacial pain, neck pain and headache using an evidence based approach
Dr. Kristjansdottir received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina in 2005. She completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the The University of Chicago in 2011 and continued there as a Research Associate until 2012 studying alterations in phosphoproteomic signaling in several systems including the yeast cell cycle, tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer and the pediatric cancer, neuroblastoma . She joined Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL in 2012 as an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Sciences Program. She was promoted to Associate Professor
Dr. Kimberly Bryze has worked as an occupational therapy educator for 29 years and has been the Program Director of the Occupational Therapy Program at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois since 2004. Dr. Bryze received a Baccalaureate degree in Special Education from Bradley University and taught children with cognitive, and behavioral disorders for five years before turning to a second career in occupational therapy. She earned Baccalaureate and Master degrees in Occupational Therapy and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Special Education from the University of Illinois
Are you interested in a career in healthcare and want to learn more about the programs Midwestern University has to offer? Healthcare is all we do. The Office of Admissions on the Downers Grove, Illinois campus is hosting Virtual Information Sessions for anyone interested in finding out more about MWU.
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