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October 13, 2020
Accomplishments at SIU
Jennifer S. Sherry, School of Health Sciences, and Mallory Wheeler, a dental hygiene 2020 graduate, received a Rosie Wall Community Spirit Grant from the American Dental Hygienists' Association Institute for Oral Health. The funds are for the Carbondale Warming Center to provide oral health kits and healthy snacks for their guests. The Dental Hygiene Clinic’s contact information is listed in special posters in case guests would like students to assess their concerns.


October 05, 2020
SIU Aviation Department receives fund for VR Training - Colin Baillie
Before Southern Illinois University students start hands-on training at Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro, they will learn in a virtual world. A more than one-million-dollar grant that is awarded from Man-Tra-Con will help enhance their training. SIU Aviation professor Karen Johnson is excited for the future.


October 05, 2020
Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Recommended Solutions from Physicians
by Jessica Cataldo, Sandra Collins, Richard McKinnies, Jane Nichols and Thomas Shaw, all faculty in the School of Health Sciences, was published recently in the journal, Qualitative Research in Medicine and Healthcare.


September 21, 2020
Accomplishments at SIU
Serdar Aydin, Health Care Management, is co-author of a manuscript “College Students’ Attitudes Toward the Elderly: An Exploratory Study in Turkey,” published this month in the Ageing International journal.


September 08, 2020
SIU professor’s video to teach preschool children COVID-19 safety - Collin Baillie
Southern Illinois University professor is teaming up with Sigma Xi and Dr. Claire Gibson out of Alberta Canada. Lisabeth DiLalla Professor of Family and community medicine at SIU is working on an easy way to teach safety to young children about COVID-19.


September 03, 2020
The McNair summer research program opens up opportunities for Jocelyn Ortiz - Jason Franchuk
Leaving behind her home in Chicago for wide-open spaces and opportunities in Southern Illinois, Jocelyn Ortiz found herself quickly immersed in research at SIU Carbondale.


September 03, 2020
Study, video aim to help preschoolers practice pandemic safety - Christi Mathis
Can superheroes and fun activities help in keeping preschoolers safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic? A project funded by a grant received by Southern Illinois University Carbondale faculty member Lisabeth DiLalla and a Canadian colleague will find out, with local preschoolers playing an important role in the study.


August 27, 2020
COVID-19 and PTSD: A Discussion of the Potential Impact on Radiology Professionals
This article by Mitchell Dierkes and Jacqueline Nash, master’s students in Health Administration, along with Sandra Collins, Richard McKinnies, and Scott Collins, all faculty in the School of Health Sciences, was published recently in Radiology Journal.


August 21, 2020
SIU students and faculty help women’s military service project grow - Christi Mathis
Through a special research and service project, Southern Illinois University Carbondale students are learning first-hand about women serving in the military and preserving those stories for future generations.


August 21, 2020
Helping the helpers: SIUC nursing scholarship honors the late Monica L. Ryan - Jeff Wilson
There may be no better way to honor the legacy of a caregiver than to support the next generation.


August 18, 2020
Buila and Brinker receive Council on Social Work Education grant - Pete Rosenbery
Sarah Buila and Paul Brinker, Social Work, recently received a grant from the Council on Social Work Education for students to learn more about the importance of policies, legislation and regulations thanks to a grant that will help them better understand rural policy issues.


August 12, 2020
Courtney Collins receives Gary Boyd Award - Pete Rosenbery
Courtney Collins, along with Sandra Collins, Richard McKinnies and Scott Collins, all faculty in the School of Health Sciences, received the Gary Boyd Outstanding Feature Award for the co-authored publication titled: “An Exploration of Anti-Kickback Issues for Radiology Managers.”


August 05, 2020
No mistaken identity: There’s an SIU Aviation program plane overhead - Pete Rosenbery
Instead of wondering now whether the sound you hear is a bird or a plane, a quick glance to the skies will have an indelible Saluki imprint.


July 31, 2020
DiLalla selected as inaugural Sigma Xi Fellow - Tim Crosby
A researcher specializing in brain and cognitive sciences and clinical psychology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has been named to the inaugural group of fellows in one of the nation’s leading scientific organizations.


July 09, 2020
Free dental clinics will be available for area children this month - Pete Rosenbery
There are several opportunities starting this week for children in the region to receive free preventive dental services through the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Dental Sealant Grant Program.


June 29, 2020
Jessica Cataldo panelist for Mid-America Healthcare Executives Forum
Jessica Cataldo, Health Care Management, was one of four panelists in a virtual discussion “Leading During COVID19: Surprises, Challenges and Lessons Learned” earlier this month for the Mid-America Healthcare Executives Forum. Member healthcare leaders from throughout the region discussed their experiences in leading their teams through the challenges of the pandemic.


June 24, 2020
Behrmann earns Simon Distinguished Faculty Award - Pete Rosenbery
Longstanding commitment — Michael Behrmann, the 2020 Simon Distinguished Faculty Award recipient, has spent more than 35 years with the nationally recognized automotive program as a student, instructor, assistant and associate professor, and department chair.


June 21, 2020
Dean's List - Spring 2020


April 28, 2020
Medical Dosimetry Board examination - Pete Rosenbery
All 20 students who graduated in August 2019 from the university’s Medical Dosimetry master’s degree program passed the Medical Dosimetry Board examination for a 100% pass rate.


February 03, 2020
Machine Learning at SIU - Pete Rosenbery
“Implementation of Artificial Intelligence in Fashion: Are Consumers Ready?” a research article by Seung-Hee Lee, Yuli Liang and Jane Workman, Fashion Design and Merchandising, was recently published in the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal.


January 31, 2020
Accomplishments at SIU - Pete Rosenbery
The Correlation Between Periodontal Disease and Systemic Health in Rural Southern Illinois,” research by Stacey McKinney and Jennifer Sherry, Dental Hygiene, and Jessica Cataldo, Heath Care Management, has been accepted for presentation at the 108th annual Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting in March in Atlanta, Georgia.


January 13, 2020
Dean's List - Fall 2019


January 13, 2020
Occupational Burnout in the Radiology Profession: Glancing Back to Move Forward - Pete Rosenbery
CARBONDALE, Ill. — "Occupational Burnout in the Radiology Profession: Glancing Back to Move Forward,” a joint research paper by Sandra Collins, Richard McKinnies, Scott Collins, School of Health Sciences, and Mitchell Dierkes, a Masters of Health Administration student, was recently published in the “Radiology Management” journal.


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