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Midwestern University Federally-Funded Student Grants Reach $8.5 Million

December 08, 2021

Midwestern University has given 100% of an estimated $8.5 million in Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) apportioned to the University to support the nearly 7,000 healthcare professions students enrolled at its campuses in Downers Grove, Illinois, and Glendale, Arizona.

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Midwestern University Recognizes Indigenous History of Campus Lands

November 23, 2021

In recognition of the University’s existing and developing partnerships with Native communities in and around both of its campuses, Midwestern has published formal statements on the University’s website recognizing and acknowledging the history of Indigenous homelands and territories, including the land which is now home to both the Glendale Campus and Downers Grove Campus.

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PT Students Earn Naming Rights for Fundraising Challenge

November 16, 2021

Demonstrating their generosity and commitment to helping others, Physical Therapy students on Midwestern University’s Downers Grove Campus earned the naming rights to the Illinois Physical Therapy Foundation’s fundraising challenge for 2021. They achieved this honor by having the most participants take part in the organization’s #Giving Tuesday fundraiser in 2020. As a result, the 2021 #Giving Tuesday challenge is now officially known as the Midwestern University Student Challenge and will take place on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

Downers Grove, IL
  • Chicago College of Optometry Hosts Big Pupil, Little Pupil Event

    November 05, 2021

    Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Optometry brings together optometry students across all classes so they can start getting to know and encourage each other throughout their time in our program. This year’s event brought students and faculty together and awards were presented for Student of the Year for each class, as well as Faculty of the Year.

    Downers Grove, IL
  • Midwestern University Announces Promotions in Leadership Team

    November 04, 2021

    Midwestern University is pleased to announce new roles and responsibilities for members of the University leadership team. Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwestern University, announced the changes in late September.

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  • CCOM Student Earns Golden Stethoscope Award for Research

    October 05, 2021

    Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) is proud to announce that third-year student, Rachna Karumuri, is the honored recipient of the Golden Stethoscope Award from the Indian American Medical Association of Illinois for her research. Ms. Karumuri investigated the expression of two novel molecular biomarkers in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the second most common form of skin cancer.

    Downers Grove, IL
  • White Coat Ceremonies Mark Start of Professional Careers

    October 04, 2021

    More than 2,500 Midwestern University students received their clinical white coats and took an oath affirming their commitment to lifelong learning and practicing the highest standards of compassionate patient-centered care in White Coat Ceremonies held September 25th on the Glendale Campus, and October 2nd on the Downers Grove Campus.

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  • College of Health Sciences Celebrates New Graduates

    September 03, 2021

    Midwestern University recently held commencement ceremonies to celebrate nearly 340 graduates from the College of Health Sciences. Graduates from both the Downers Grove, Illinois, and Glendale, Arizona campuses who earned their master’s and doctoral degrees will join their healthcare professions as clinical psychologists, physician assistants, occupational therapists, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists.

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  • CDMI Students Earn Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Scholarships

    August 16, 2021

    Midwestern University in cooperation with the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of a new scholarship intended to foster student body diversity and extend opportunities for healthcare students from underrepresented minority groups.

    Downers Grove, IL

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