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Midwestern University Achieves New Milestones in Extramural Research and Sponsored Programs

December 07, 2023

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) at Midwestern University, in keeping with its role of cultivating innovation and the pursuit of excellence in scientific advancement within the University community, is pleased to announce new milestones in extramural research and sponsored program awards.

Faculty, Students Selected for American Medical Association Research Challenge Finals

December 01, 2023

Representing Midwestern University as one of five nationwide finalists at the American Medical Association (AMA) Research Challenge Finals are Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) students Srujith Medharametla (CCOM ’26) and Garrett Borger (CCOM ’26), who conducted a research project under the direction of Isabel Martinez-Pena y Valenzuela, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Physiology, College of Graduate Studies on the Downers Grove Campus. The AMA Research Challenge is a national multi-specialty research conference for medical students, international medical graduates, fellows, and residents to present and show their research. Dr. Martinez-Pena y Valenzuela, Srujith, and Garrett will be at the finals in February.

Downers Grove, IL

Midwestern University Community Event Provides Insights on Aphasia and Stroke

November 28, 2023

The Midwestern University Speech-Language Pathology Program and the University chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) hosted an event to provide information and insight into aphasia and stroke. Aphasia is a language disorder that occurs due to damage to parts of the brain that process various aspects of language and communication. Students in several healthcare fields of study from the College of Health Sciences (CHS) and the Chicago College of Optometry (CCO) gave presentations about their expertise, and community members living with aphasia or the aftereffects of a stroke shared their experiences. About 126 faculty, students, and members of the community were in attendance.

Downers Grove, IL

Raymond Jubrail

College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove, Class of 2024

“During my time as a pharmacy technician, I had the opportunity to work with pharmacists who were alumni from a variety of schools. Some of the best and most inspiring pharmacists I had worked under were graduates from Midwestern University.”

Captain David Good

CRNA, M.S.N., Assistant Professor, Nurse Anesthesia, College of Health Sciences

Captain David Good, CRNA, M.S.N., Assistant Professor, Nurse Anesthesia, College of Health Sciences

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine


Physical Therapy Program - Downers Grove


Clinical Psychology Program - Downers Grove


Master of Biomedical Sciences - Downers Grove


Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences - Downers Grove


College of Dental Medicine - Illinois

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Diversity Equity & Inclusion

At Midwestern University, diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to our academic life, campus community, and clinical practice. We value and celebrate the diverse backgrounds of each of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and patients. We strongly believe that a diverse and welcoming campus leads to innovation, creativity, collaboration, and understanding - values that are foundation aspects of healthcare education and patient care delivery. Diversity enriches the educational and employment experience for everyone and is a necessary part of excellence. We embrace open access to education and opportunity for everyone, and we are unequivocal in our support of underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. We also recognize that there is more work to be done. To ensure these ideals are upheld, we have established the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and have committed additional resources to further develop a fully inclusive community.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy Statement

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The principles of the One Health Initiative are a core component of our healthcare philosophy. One Health Initiative recognizes that the health of humans is connected to the health of animals and the environment.

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Our mission is to provide you with the tools, the guidance and the support you need to achieve success as a compassionate, skilled, and community-oriented healthcare professional.

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Midwestern University has a proud and impressive history. For over a century, Midwestern University has been meeting the educational needs of the healthcare community.

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Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President & CEO


Our University leaders have one goal in mind: providing the best educational opportunities for students in order to create an outstanding team of healthcare professionals.

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Two Great Campuses Unlimited Possibilities

We are here to help you succeed. Every step of the way. At Midwestern University, you’ll benefit from hands-on training, expert faculty mentors, and patient-focused programs. No matter which campus you choose, we are ready to help you realize your dream of being a healthcare professional.

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