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Community Invited to Free Improv Night  

April 17, 2014 - – It’s been said that laughter is the best medicine, and a group of Midwestern University students are finding out just how true that statement can be.   More ››

Midwestern University Welcomes New Director of Development and Alumni Relations 

April 09, 2014 - Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and CEO of Midwestern University, is pleased to announce a new director on the University's Glendale Campus.  More ››

"Lone Survivor" Visits Midwestern University to Discuss Human-Animal Bond 

April 07, 2014 - Decorated U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, the subject of the New York Times bestseller and Hollywood blockbuster movie Lone Survivor, visited Midwestern University’s Glendale campus on April 2nd to share his perspectives on the human-animal bond.  More ››

Pharmacy Professor Selected for Prestigious Research Boot Camp 

March 26, 2014 - Jennifer D’Souza, Pharm.D., CDE, BC-ADM, has been selected to participate with five other pharmacists in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation Research Boot Camp, a research skills development program composed of distance education, experiential, and research conduct components.   More ››

Midwestern Dental Students Help Give Kids a Smile 

March 07, 2014 - Students from Midwestern University’s College of Dental Medicine-Illinois recently teamed up with the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) Dental Clinic to improve children’s oral health through the national Give Kids A Smile program.   More ››

YWCA Honors Midwestern University Vice President with Dorothy Willey Award 

March 05, 2014 - Midwestern University is pleased to announce that Karen D. Johnson, Ph.D., Vice President, University Relations, recently received the prestigious Dorothy Willey Award from the YWCA Maricopa County.  More ››

Midwestern Students to Go Bald to Fight Pediatric Cancer  

March 03, 2014 - Midwestern University students are going bald in an effort to raise awareness and funds to battle childhood cancer.   More ››

Administration Updates for Glendale Campus 

February 27, 2014 - Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Midwestern University, is pleased to announce administration updates for the University as a result of Midwestern’s continuing growth.  More ››

Multispecialty Clinic Expands Medical Team  

February 27, 2014 - Midwestern University is pleased to announce the expansion of its medical team at the University’s Multispecialty Clinic in Downers Grove.   More ››

BASIS Chandler Student Wins Top Honors at Arizona Regional Brain Bee 

February 26, 2014 - On Wednesday, February 12, Midwestern University welcomed some of Arizona’s top high school students for the annual Arizona Regional Brain Bee, an educational competition similar to a spelling bee that focuses on neuroscience. The 2014 Arizona Regional Brain Bee at Midwestern University was presented in partnership with the BHHS Legacy Foundation.  More ››

Midwestern University Researcher Receives Award from American Heart Association 

February 25, 2014 - The American Heart Association (AHA) recently presented a research grant to Ashlesh Murthy, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology, for his potential lifesaving research.  More ››

Community Invited to Mini-Medical School 

February 24, 2014 - Community members can learn about current topics in healthcare at Midwestern University’s Mini-Medical School.   More ››

Pediatric Dentistry Now Available at Midwestern’s Dental Institute 

February 18, 2014 - Midwestern University’s Dental Institute is pleased to announce the addition of pediatric dental care including exams, cleanings, tooth restoration, and minor oral surgery for children from age 5 and up.   More ››

Midwestern University Faculty Co-Author Book on Osteopathy Over 50 

February 12, 2014 - Two Midwestern University faculty members from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) have collaborated to write a groundbreaking textbook on osteopathic medicine for older patients.  More ››

Midwestern University Expands Leadership Team 

January 31, 2014 - Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Midwestern University has announced an expansion of the senior management of the University as it continues with carefully planned growth and ever-expanding graduate healthcare programs.  More ››

Speech-Language Institute Pairs Faculty Experts, Graduate Students  

January 27, 2014 - Midwestern University new Speech-Language Institute offers diagnostic and therapeutic services for children and adults with speech and language disorders, cognitive impairment, stroke-related aphasia, feeding and swallowing difficulties, stuttering, voice problems, autism, developmental delay, or other communication concerns.  More ››

Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic Adds New Pediatric Services 

December 13, 2013 - Pediatric physician DanThuy N. Dao, D.O., has joined the medical team at the Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic, located at 19389 N. 59th Avenue in Glendale.  More ››

Clinical Psychology Program Receives Accreditation  

December 04, 2013 - Midwestern University’s Clinical Psychology doctoral program, one of eight graduate programs offered by the University’s College of Health Sciences on the Downers Grove Campus, received notification of accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA) in November.  More ››

CCOM Students Participate in Residency Ready Day 

November 27, 2013 - he Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) called all the third-year students back to the Downers Grove Campus on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 for a Residency Ready Day.   More ››

2014 Community Health Lecture Series Schedules Announced 

November 22, 2013 - Midwestern University's Community Health Lecture Series returns to the Glendale-Foothills Branch Library in 2014, and an additional series of lectures will take place at the Phoenix-Juniper Branch Library.  More ››

Midwestern University, John C. Lincoln Partnership Creates New Valley Medical Resources 

November 13, 2013 - At a time when healthcare dominates the national news, Midwestern University in Glendale and John C. Lincoln Hospitals, Phoenix, are working together to augment local medical resources by creating a general surgery training program for osteopathic medical school graduates.  More ››

Community Invited to Learn More about Multispecialty Clinic 

November 08, 2013 - The entire community is invited to learn more about the new Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic at an open house event on Monday, November 18, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The clinic is located at 3450 Lacey Road in Downers Grove, IL.  More ››

Experts: Steep Increase in Osteopathic Medical College Enrollment May Help Mitigate National Physician Shortage 

November 05, 2013 - Student enrollment at osteopathic medical colleges nationwide grew by 11.1 percent this year, according to data released by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM).  More ››

Two Midwestern University Alums Named to MAOFP Board of Directors  

October 11, 2013 - The Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MAOFP) recently tapped two alums from Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) to serve on their Board of Directors.   More ››

White Coat Ceremonies Mark Start of Professional Careers 

October 09, 2013 - In an annual rite of passage, more than 1600 first-year students from Midwestern University received their clinical white coats and took an oath affirming their commitment to highest standards of compassion and patient care.  More ››

Dr. Nelson Awarded Distinguished Service Certificate 

October 01, 2013 - Kenneth Nelson, D.O., Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at Midwestern University, received the 2013 Distinguished Service Certificate from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).   More ››

Midwestern University Inducts New Members to the Littlejohn Society 

September 30, 2013 - Winners of Midwestern University’s Littlejohn Awards were recognized by Midwestern University President and Chief Executive Officer Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., at the University’s annual recognition dinner held in September at the Renaissance Hotel in Glendale, Arizona.  More ››

Midwestern University Glendale Enrollment Tops 3,000 for First Time 

September 27, 2013 - Midwestern University, home to Arizona’s largest medical school and the state’s first College of Veterinary Medicine, is pleased to announce the achievement of another milestone in the University’s history.  More ››

Speech-Language Institute Set to Open in October 

September 26, 2013 - Midwestern University’s new Speech- Language Institute will open on October 1st, 2013. The Speech-Language Institute is part of the recently completed Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic located at 3450 Lacey Road, Downers Grove, IL.  More ››

Chanen, Eggleston to Receive Honors at Midwestern University’s Bright Lights, Shining Stars Gala 

September 17, 2013 - Midwestern University and community leaders will join together on Saturday, October 19 at the annual Bright Lights, Shining Stars gala to recognize and honor individuals for their commitment to helping others. The event will be held at Midwestern University’s Glendale campus at 19555 North 59th Avenue.  More ››

Midwestern University Appoints Schwalenberg as Associate Dean for AZCOM 

September 10, 2013 - Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Midwestern University, is pleased to announce the appointment of Evelyn Schwalenberg, D.O., M.S., FACP, FACOI, FNAOME, as Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Associate Professor at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM).  More ››

College of Health Sciences Celebrates Graduations 

September 06, 2013 - Midwestern University recently held a commencement ceremony on the Downers Grove Campus to celebrate the start of a variety of healthcare careers for the graduates.  More ››

Midwestern University Appoints Dr. Kurt Weingand as Associate Dean of College of Veterinary Medicine 

September 05, 2013 - Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Midwestern University, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kurt Weingand, Ph.D., D.V.M., DACVP, as Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Postgraduate Education for the Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM).  More ››

Midwestern Welcomes New Speech-Language Pathology Students, Hosts Open House 

September 03, 2013 - Midwestern University recently welcomed the inaugural class of 42 Speech-Language Pathology students to its Downers Grove Campus.  More ››

University Receives Cornerstone Award for Economic Development 

August 29, 2013 - Midwestern University recently received a Cornerstone Award from the Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation for the development and completion of the new Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic.  More ››

New CCOM Students Show Care for Community with Day of Service 

August 28, 2013 - Before hitting the books this fall, 209 new medical students at Midwestern University donned work gloves, wielded paint brushes, and brandished hedge clippers as part of their orientation program.  More ››

Dental Students Bring Healthy Smiles to Community 

August 26, 2013 - Dental medicine students at Midwestern University are taking their expertise out into the community to help those in need.   More ››

Dr. Jeffrey Pearl Named Program Director of Midwestern University’s Physician Assistant Program 

August 16, 2013 - Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Midwestern University, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey M. Pearl, M.D., as Program Director and Professor for the College of Health Sciences’ Physician Assistant Program.  More ››

Midwestern University Hosts Run to Benefit Children 

August 02, 2013 - – A dedicated group of runners set off August 2, 2013 from the Midwestern University Campus in Downers Grove to run nearly160 miles to Peoria, IL in an effort to help battle childhood illnesses.  More ››

Midwestern University Alum Elected to American Osteopathic Board of Trustees 

July 29, 2013 - Kathleen M. Naegele, D.O., M.P.H., a 2005 graduate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, was elected to the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) Board of Trustees representing new physicians in practice during the AOA’s Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates in Chicago.  More ››

Midwestern University Optometry Program Receives Accreditation Notice 

July 26, 2013 - On July 2, 2013, the Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry (AZCOPT) received accreditation notification by letter for its Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) graduate degree program from the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE). The ACOE classified AZCOPT’s “Accredited” status for the maximum term of eight years.  More ››

Midwestern University Welcomes Community to New Clinical Campus 

July 25, 2013 - More than 200 community members, local dignitaries, healthcare professionals, and University officials were on hand as Midwestern University unveiled its new $113 million Multispecialty Clinic in Downers Grove at a dedication ceremony and open house held on July 16, 2013.  More ››

Chicago College of Pharmacy Students Receive National Award for Community Service 

June 24, 2013 - Students from Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Pharmacy recently received a national award for their community service project to provide Chicago’s underserved Chinatown neighborhood with quality healthcare.  More ››

Midwestern University’s Dental Institute Opens, Now Accepting New Patients 

June 17, 2013 - Midwestern University’s new Dental Institute is now open and currently accepting new patients. The Dental Institute is part of the recently completed Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic located at 3450 Lacey Road, Downers Grove, IL.  More ››

Community Invited to Clinical Campus Dedication 

June 13, 2013 - The entire community is invited to learn more about the new Midwestern University Clinical Campus and Multispecialty Clinic at a special dedication event on July 16th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  More ››

Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine On Track for Accreditation 

June 11, 2013 - On Friday, May 31st, Midwestern University’s new College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) received a “Letter of Reasonable Assurance” from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education. This important notification allows the College to begin recruiting students. The inaugural class of 100 students is scheduled to matriculate in August 2014.  More ››

Midwestern University Physical Therapy Program Receives Accreditation Notice 

June 10, 2013 - On May 24, 2013, Midwestern University’s Physical Therapy doctoral program, one of eight graduate programs offered by the University’s College of Health Sciences, received notification of accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).  More ››

Midwestern University Appoints Dr. Rolf Larsen as Associate Dean of College of Veterinary Medicine 

June 07, 2013 - Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Midwestern University, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rolf Larsen, D.V.M., Ph.D., DACT, as Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM).  More ››

Dr. Melissa Flint Shares in Phoenix Mayor's Proclamation for MISS Foundation 

May 10, 2013 - On Tuesday, May 7th, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton issued an official proclamation naming May 19th as MISS Foundation Bereaved Parents' Day.  More ››

Midwestern Dental Institute in Downers Grove Expands Team to Provide Quality Care  

May 06, 2013 - More than 20 new faculty members with years of dental practice experience have joined the team of professionals at Midwestern University’s Dental Institute to provide excellent dental care to the community.   More ››

Groovin’ in the Grove Set for Mother’s Day Weekend 

April 29, 2013 - Kick off Mother’s Day weekend by participating in the annual “Groovin’ in the Grove” 5K Run and Fun Walk, coordinated by the Sports Medicine Club of Midwestern University on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Midwestern University, 555 31st Street, Downers Grove, IL.  More ››

Midwestern University Continues to be Ranked as One of Valley’s Healthiest Employers 

April 23, 2013 - Midwestern University, home to Arizona’s largest medical school, has been recognized for its employee health initiatives by the Phoenix Business Journal for the third consecutive year.  More ››

Midwestern Student Organizes Run for Boston after Marathon Experience 

April 23, 2013 - More than 50 Midwestern University students and faculty members participated in a run in honor of those impacted by the Boston Marathon tragedy.   More ››

Improv Night Features Laughter and Learning 

April 22, 2013 - It’s been said that laughter is the best medicine, and a group of Midwestern University students are finding out just how true that statement can be. Students studying clinical psychology on the Downers Grove Campus learn improvisational theater techniques in order to make them better healthcare professionals upon graduation.  More ››

CCOM Students Celebrate National Osteopathic Medicine Week 

April 16, 2013 - Students at Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) are planning a series of events to celebrate National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week which occurs April 14-20.   More ››

CDMI Students Help Schoolchildren Brush Up On Oral Health 

April 11, 2013 - Armed with puppets, toothbrushes, sugar cubes, and information, students from Midwestern University’s College of Dental Medicine-Illinois (CDMI) set out this spring to promote oral health at local elementary schools.   More ››

Learn More About Careers in Healthcare at Midwestern University 

April 04, 2013 - Do you want a career in healthcare? Learn more about the education necessary to succeed in a variety of healthcare careers at Midwestern University’s Healthcare Professions Career Day on Tuesday, April 23rd from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.   More ››

Midwestern University Appoints Dr. Joshua Baker as Assistant Dean of Arizona College of Optometry 

April 02, 2013 - Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Midwestern University, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joshua C. Baker, O.D., M.S., as Assistant Dean of the Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry (AZCOPT).  More ››

Midwestern Student Excels at National Pharmacy Competition 

March 29, 2013 - Midwestern University applauds the efforts of second-year pharmacy student Veeral Vyas who placed as second runner-up in a national student pharmacy competition.  More ››

Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic Doctor Honored as Patients’ Choice Physician 

March 20, 2013 - Anthony Will, D.O., Chair of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) at Midwestern University, and a practicing physician at the University’s Multispecialty Clinic in Glendale, Arizona, has been recognized as a Patients’ Choice physician.  More ››

Midwestern University President Wins Healthcare Leadership Award 

March 13, 2013 - Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and CEO of Midwestern University, was one of 14 Valley recipients of the 2013 Healthcare Leadership Award presented by Arizona Business Magazine.  More ››

Helping Mr. Stubbs: Midwestern Researcher Helps Develop Prosthetic Alligator Tail 

March 12, 2013 - With their armored bodies, muscular tails, and powerful jaws, American alligators typically rule the swamps and rivers of the Southeastern United States. But the tale of one of these reptiles rescued by Phoenix Herpetological Society (PHS) is much different. The alligator now known as "Mr. Stubbs" was missing his tail when he came to PHS, probably losing it to the bite of another gator.  More ››

Midwestern University Named to Presidential Honor Roll with Distinction 

March 11, 2013 - As a testament to Midwestern University’s commitment to community service, the University once again earned a spot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This year marks the sixth consecutive year that Midwestern has been named to this national honor roll of colleges and universities committed to bettering their communities through service and service learning. The University received the highest level of recognition: Honor Roll with Distinction.  More ››

Midwestern Students Going Bald for St. Baldrick’s Foundation 

March 05, 2013 - Midwestern University students are joining a worldwide movement to go bald in an effort to raise awareness and funds to battle childhood cancer. On Monday, March 11th, at 7 PM more than 50 Midwestern students have volunteered to have their heads shaved at Ballydoyle Irish Pub in downtown Downers Grove as part of a St. Baldrick’s event.   More ››

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Hosts Gallery of Stars Lecture Series 

February 25, 2013 - There are a number of physicians who are real stars and who have a wealth of information to share with students of osteopathic medicine. This year, the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) developed a new speakers program to bring these talented physicians to campus to share their insights students.   More ››

Donated Mobile Dental Chairs to Augment Midwestern University Community Outreach 

February 21, 2013 - On Tuesday, February 11, Midwestern University’s College of Dental Medicine-Arizona (CDMA) was pleased to greet two welcome new additions. Two new mobile dental chairs, donated to the University by the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, are the newest assets in CDMA’s campaign to promote good dental health across the Valley of the Sun.  More ››

Evidence of Appendix Evolution in MWU-Led Study Changes Long-Held Assumptions 

February 18, 2013 - A human organ long considered dispensable may have a more important function than we realize, according to new research published by an international team led by a Midwestern University faculty member.  More ››

Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic Bolsters Family Medicine Staff 

February 18, 2013 - The Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic, located at 19389 N. 59th Avenue in Glendale, has added a new Family Medicine physician to its medical team.  More ››

Regional Brain Bee at Midwestern University Shows High Schoolers’ Neuroscience Savvy 

February 13, 2013 - On Wednesday, February 6th, Midwestern University welcomed some of Arizona’s top high school students for the annual Arizona Regional Brain Bee, an educational competition similar to a spelling bee that focuses on neuroscience. The 2013 Arizona Regional Brain Bee at Midwestern University was presented in partnership with the BHHS Legacy Foundation.  More ››

Community Members Invited to Take a Seat at Mini-Medical School  

February 08, 2013 - Community members can learn about current topics in healthcare at Midwestern University’s Mini-Medical School. The Mini-Medical School will be held from 6:30 to 8:15 PM on February 21st, February 28th, March 7th, and March 14th at the University’s campus located at 555 31st Street in Downers Grove.   More ››

Upcoming CE Event: Psychotherapy from Two Points of View 

January 15, 2013 - The Midwestern University College of Health Sciences is pleased to offer a new Continuing Education program for Clinical Psychologists on the topic of Psychotherapy.   More ››

Midwestern University Appoints Dr. Brian Sidaway as Dean of New College of Veterinary Medicine 

January 10, 2013 - Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Midwestern University, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian K. Sidaway, D.V.M., M.S., DACVS, as Dean of the new Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine slated to open in Fall 2014.  More ››

Area Children Invited to a Day of Winter Fun at Midwestern University 

January 09, 2013 - The entire community is invited to Midwestern University to participate in the MWU Snow Day, a free day of winter fun for children on Monday, January 21st from 10:00 AM to 12:00 NOON.   More ››

Speech-Language Pathology Program Public Meeting 

December 19, 2012 - Midwestern University’s new academic program in Speech-Language Pathology is currently undergoing accreditation review by The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) and will host a site visit with CAA consultants on January 9-10, 2013.  More ››

CDMA Dean Receives Prestigious Gies Award from ADEA 

December 13, 2012 - Russell Gilpatrick, D.D.S., Dean of the College of Dental Medicine-Arizona, was named as one of the American Dental Education Association's winners of the prestigious William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement (Gies Awards).  More ››

Arizona's First College of Veterinary Medicine Poised for 2013 Groundbreaking 

December 13, 2012 - With Glendale City Council and Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education approvals in hand, Midwestern University will soon begin construction on Arizona's first school offering the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree. Groundbreaking for the Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine in planned for early 2013.  More ››

New Anthropology Study Provides Substantial Evidence for Evolutionary “Nocturnal Bottleneck” Theory 

December 12, 2012 - Since the age of dinosaurs, most species of day-active mammals have retained the imprint of nocturnal life in their eye structures. Humans and other anthropoid primates, however, are the only groups that deviate from this pattern, according to a new study from Midwestern University and The University of Texas at Austin.  More ››

Midwestern University Appoints Glendale Mayor Scruggs to Board of Trustees 

December 12, 2012 - Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., Midwestern University President & CEO, is pleased to announce that Glendale Mayor Elaine M. Scruggs was appointed to the University's Board of Trustees at the December 11 Board meeting.  More ››

CDMI Accreditation Site Visit 

December 10, 2012 - The Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine - Illinois is currently undergoing a comprehensive accreditation review by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, culminating in site visit by Commission consultants on February 5-7, 2013.  More ››

Midwestern Students Donate Funds to Support Local Furniture Bank 

November 27, 2012 - Students at Midwestern University recently presented the nonprofit organization Sharing Connections Furniture Bank with a $4,000 donation to support their work in providing furniture and household goods to low-income families facing obstacles such as unemployment, domestic violence, health problems, fires, and floods.  More ››

Midwestern University Receives WESTMARC Economic Engine Award 

November 15, 2012 - The Western Maricopa Coalition (WESTMARC) awarded Midwestern University its prestigious Economic Engine Award on Thursday, November 1st, 2012, as part of its annual Best of the West Awards.  More ››

Arizona State Board Formally Approves Midwestern University Veterinary Program 

November 06, 2012 - Midwestern University is pleased to announce that the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education issued formal approval for the University to open Arizona’s first College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM).  More ››

Midwestern University Researcher Makes Groundbreaking Discovery about Human Ancestors 

October 29, 2012 - A researcher at Midwestern University was part of a team to make a groundbreaking discovery about the famous Lucy and Selam’s species determining that these early humans climbed trees. The team’s discoveries were recently featured in the October 26 issue of Science and several other news outlets including Scientific American, Discovery News, and the Huffington Post.  More ››

Midwestern University Honors Community Leaders, Students at Bright Lights, Shining Stars Gala 

October 25, 2012 - Midwestern University and community leaders joined together on Saturday, October 20th to recognize and honor individuals for their commitment to helping others at the annual Bright Lights, Shining Stars gala.  More ››

CCOM Alum Shares Compelling Organ Transplant Story 

October 25, 2012 - Midwestern University recently welcomed Michael Hagan, D.O., M.H.S.A., (CCOM 1974), to speak to students about the importance of organ donation. The campus group, Students for Organ Donation, invited Dr. Hagan to share his unique and moving experience as a liver transplant recipient  More ››

Midwestern University Announces New Speech-Language Pathology Degree Program  

October 23, 2012 - In an effort to address a growing healthcare need, Midwestern University will offer a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Speech-Language Pathology on the Downers Grove Campus. The University is currently accepting applications for the new program and plans to matriculate its first class of 40 students in the fall of 2013.   More ››

Downers Grove Proclaims October as American Pharmacist Month 

October 08, 2012 - The Village of Downers Grove recently proclaimed October as American Pharmacist Month. Students from Midwestern University’s chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) worked with the Village to develop the public statement to promote the pharmacy profession.   More ››

Midwestern Mini-Medical School Open to Community Members 

October 02, 2012 - Community members can learn about current topics in healthcare at Midwestern University’s Mini-Medical School. The Mini-Medical School will be held from 6:30 to 8:15 PM on October 18th, October 25th, November 1st, and November 8th, at the University’s campus located at 555 31st Street in Downers Grove.   More ››

Downers Grove Campus Welcomes New Class of Dental Medicine 

September 19, 2012 - Midwestern University welcomed 130 students as the second class of the College of Dental Medicine-Illinois (CDMI).   More ››

Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic Expands Medical Team with New Physicians 

September 14, 2012 - Midwestern University is pleased to announce the expansion of its medical team at the University’s Multispecialty Clinic in Glendale. Five new doctors will divide time between providing exceptional heathcare to the community at the Clinic and teaching the next generation of healthcare professionals at Midwestern’s Glendale campus.  More ››

Valley Broadcasting Icon Al McCoy to be Honored at Midwestern University’s Annual Bright Lights, Shining Stars Gala 

September 12, 2012 - Midwestern University and community leaders will join together on Saturday, October 20th to recognize and honor individuals for their commitment to helping others at the annual Bright Lights, Shining Stars gala. The event will be held at Midwestern University’s Glendale campus at 19555 North 59th Avenue.  More ››

Midwesern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona Receives Accreditation 

September 12, 2012 - Midwestern University is pleased to announce that the College of Dental Medicine-Arizona has received formal notification from the Commission on Dental Accreditation that the College has received accreditation through 2019.   More ››

Midwestern University Partners with Mountain Vista Medical Center to Establish Osteopathic Residencies 

September 11, 2012 - Midwestern University in Glendale and Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa are pleased to announce the establishment of three new residency programs that will expand postdoctoral education opportunities for osteopathic physicians in Arizona.  More ››

Midwestern Invites Community to Health Fair, Offers Free Flu Shots 

September 05, 2012 - The entire community is invited to Midwestern University to participate in a free Community Health Fair on Saturday, September 29th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON. The event will be held at the Midwestern University campus, located at 555 31st Street in Downers Grove.  More ››

Dental Medicine Students Help Lead Midwestern University Career Day 

August 28, 2012 - Recently, the Downers Grove Campus of Midwestern University held a Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day for employees and the children in their lives. This annual event is coordinated by the Human Resources Department and this year's programming was developed in partnership with the College of Dental Medicine-Illinois (CDMI).  More ››

Midwestern University Hosts Run to Benefit Children 

August 08, 2012 - Midwestern University recently welcomed a group of dedicated runners who set off from the Downers Grove Campus for the annual St. Jude Chicago to Peoria run.   More ››

New CCOM Students Show Care for Community with Day of Service 

August 02, 2012 - Before hitting the books this fall, 207 new medical students at Midwestern University donned work gloves, wielded paint brushes, and brandished hedge clippers as part of their orientation program.  More ››

CCOM Student Elected to National Board of Trustees 

July 30, 2012 - Bridget McIlwee, an osteopathic medical student at Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine was elected to the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) Board of Trustees as the student representative during the AOA's Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates in Chicago. In this role, she will also serve as chair of the Council of Student Affairs.  More ››

Midwestern University Names Associate Dean for New Veterinary College 

July 23, 2012 - Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Midwestern University, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian K. Sidaway, D.V.M., M.S., DACVS, as Associate Dean, Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine, on the Glendale campus.  More ››

Midwestern University Presents Littlejohn Awards 

July 13, 2012 - Midwestern University recently inducted three new members into the Littlejohn Society. The Littlejohn Award is the highest honor bestowed by the University and is presented each year to one faculty member, one staff member, and one alumnus who best embody the qualities of service and commitment to the University.  More ››

Midwestern Earns Spot on National Honor Roll for Commitment to Community Service 

July 02, 2012 - As a testament to Midwestern University’s commitment to community service, the University once again earned a spot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.  More ››

Uncorrected Vision Issues Misdiagnosed as Learning Disabilities in Children 

June 27, 2012 - It is hard to understate the value of regular eye checkups, especially for young children – and yet many families do anyway. According to the faculty and students at the Midwestern University Eye Institute, however, proper eye care is an invaluable part of a child’s development that should not be ignored.  More ››

Downers Grove Campus Celebrates Graduations 

June 25, 2012 - Midwestern University recently held several commencement ceremonies on the Downers Grove Campus to celebrate the start of a variety of healthcare careers for the graduates.  More ››

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine Graduates Landmark Class 

June 14, 2012 - On June 1st, 2012, the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) at Midwestern University in Glendale held commencement ceremonies honoring 228 new Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). The AZCOM Class of 2012 was the largest graduating class yet from Arizona's largest medical school, reflecting a national trend as osteopathic medical colleges graduate more students than ever before.  More ››

Midwestern University’s Inaugural Dental Class Leaves Legacy of Service 

May 21, 2012 - The trip from Suzanne Saunders’ home in Prescott to Midwestern University’s Glendale Campus takes two hours. But for Suzanne, the hours spent in the car are worth the inconvenience because of what lies at the end of her trip.  More ››

Clinical Psychology Program Receives Formal Notification of Accreditation 

May 18, 2012 - Midwestern University is pleased to announce that the College of Health Sciences has received formal notice that the Clinical Psychology program at the University’s Glendale Campus has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Verbal notification of accreditation was received in late March of this year.  More ››

Midwestern University Announces Founding of College of Veterinary Medicine 

April 24, 2012 - Midwestern University President & CEO Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., is pleased to announce the establishment of a College of Veterinary Medicine on its Glendale Campus. The new program plans to welcome its inaugural class of 100 students in the Fall of 2014. The Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine will be the first and only school offering the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) in the state of Arizona.  More ››

CommunityHealth Honors State Senator, Midwestern University for Dedication to Health Care 

April 24, 2012 - CommunityHealth, Illinois’ largest free clinic providing more than 27,500 medical and dental visits for 9,000 patients each year in two Chicago locations, will honor Illinois Senator and Assistant Majority Leader Jeffrey M. Schoenberg and Midwestern University for exemplary commitments to improve healthcare in Illinois.  More ››

Annual “Groovin’ in the Grove” Race Set for Mother’s Day Weekend 

April 20, 2012 - Kick off Mother’s Day weekend by participating in the 23rd annual “Groovin’ in the Grove” 5K Run and Fun Walk, coordinated by the Sports Medicine Club of Midwestern University on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Midwestern University, 555 31st Street, Downers Grove, IL.  More ››

Midwestern University Named as One of Valley’s Healthiest Employers 

April 16, 2012 - Midwestern University, home to Arizona’s largest medical school, has been recognized for its employee health initiatives by the Phoenix Business Journal for the second consecutive year.  More ››

Spring Mini-Medical School Open to Community Members 

April 04, 2012 - Community members can learn about current topics in healthcare at Midwestern University’s Mini-Medical School.   More ››

Learn More about Careers in Healthcare  

March 26, 2012 - Do you want a career in healthcare? Learn more about the education necessary to succeed in a variety of healthcare careers at Midwestern University’s Healthcare Professions Career Day on Tuesday, April 24th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. This free event will be held on the University’s campus at 555 31st Street, Downers Grove, IL.  More ››

Midwestern University Student Receives AMA Seed Grant 

March 23, 2012 - The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation recently awarded Trenton Place, a student at Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) with one of 43 research grants.   More ››

Making Healthy Caffeine Habits 

March 16, 2012 - Are you unable to function until you have had your morning cup of coffee? You are not alone. Many people rely on caffeine for that extra pick-me-up to stay awake and energized throughout the day. Caffeine can help you perform on days you feel groggy, but moderation is key.  More ››

Midwestern University Seeks Responses for Podiatry Survey on Running 

March 14, 2012 - Midwestern University is seeking respondents for a research survey on the scope of barefoot and minimalist running practices.  More ››

Warren Grayson, J.D., joins the Midwestern University Board of Trustees 

March 12, 2012 - Warren Grayson, J.D., has joined the Board of Trustees of Midwestern University. Mr. Grayson is a corporate attorney who specializes in corporate governance, product liability, and corporate litigation.  More ››

Tooth Tips for a Fun Summer 

March 09, 2012 - Arizona is famous for its beautiful sunshine and fun-friendly weather, and kids all over Arizona rush to take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. But when you tell your children to be careful, watch for traffic, and stay away from bumps and bruises, do you also think about helping them protect their teeth?  More ››

Dr. Nicholas Parise Appointed Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Education 

March 07, 2012 - Midwestern University recently announced the appointment of Nicholas Parise, D.O., to the position of Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Education at Midwestern University.  More ››

Midwestern University Economic Impact on Maricopa County Exceeds $300 Million 

March 02, 2012 - Midwestern University, the state’s largest not-for-profit healthcare university, offering medical, dental, pharmacy, optometry, and nine health sciences degrees, has been both a major economic contributor to its surrounding county and a significant source of new jobs despite the recession, according to a new study released by economic consulting firm Applied Economics.  More ››

Glendale CRNA Students Give Back at St. Mary's Food Bank 

January 25, 2012 - In the spirit with National Nurse Anesthetist Week, the Midwestern University Nurse Anesthesia students and faculty joined to give back to the community.  More ››

Midwestern Students to Benefit from CVS Caremark Donation 

January 24, 2012 - CVS Caremark recently donated $75,000 to Midwestern University to create a CVS Student Resource Room in Redwood Hall on the Downers Grove Campus.  More ››

Midwestern University Joins National Commitment to Improve Veterans' Health 

January 17, 2012 - Midwestern University will participate in Joining Forces, a national initiative to improve healthcare for veterans and their families as part of White House sponsored program announced this month.  More ››

Garage Fully Operational, Demolition Begins on Downers Grove Campus 

January 17, 2012 - Construction projects on the Downers Grove Campus of Midwestern University continue in an effort to enhance the learning environment for students.   More ››