One of just 17 black transplant surgeons in the United States, Dr. Charles Modlin has spent the past 18 years working to eliminate health care disparities in minority populations. He spoke with BTN LiveBIG about the importance of his work, and being a Northwestern graduate.
As the majority of Northwestern University’s undergraduates embarked on internships and took some time off from their course work this summer, a group of even younger students immersed themselves in a new and unique program — Northwestern Academy.
At Northwestern University, a unique spin on the Buddy System is pairing first-year medical students with people who suffer from the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.
The human heart is one of the most incredible natural phenomena in existence. The ways in which it powers various functions of the human body is one of the great wonders of life. Yonggang Huang and John Rogers, professors at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois, respectively, have spent much of their careers studying this amazing organ.
The Evans Scholarship is one of the most prestigious awards available in the United States, and it has an influence over its scholars for not only the time they are in college but the years that follow. But the influence goes beyond the financial aid it provides the college students.
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Recently, Coldlime analysed how the top 100 U.S. universities (as ranked by Forbes) are using Twitter, utilizing Moz’s Social Authority, and the Big Ten was very well represented. Six Big Ten universities were included in Forbes’ top 100, and four of them were among Coldlime’s top 14 overall.
For tennis fans we’ve entered the sweet spot of Grand Slam season. The French Open just ended and the eyes of the sport are focused on Wimbledon and the US Open will be upon us in no time. The summer also marks a major spike in tennis participation so we thought it was appropriate to reconnect with Katrina Adams, a prominent voice on the world stage of the sport.
When Devin Moss was in college, he was rejected from joining a fraternity and serving as a resident assistant because of his sexual orientation.
Katie Landgrebe from the Northwestern women’s soccer team traveled to Nicaragua for a week in May to work in one of OneSight’s (OneSight.org) five-day global clinics. Along with the in-depth community knowledge and relationships of Amigos for Christ (AmigosforChrist.org) based in Chinandega, Nicaragua, the OneSight team provided eyecare to almost 3,000 patients from the northern region of the country.
The American workspace epitomizes hard work.
There is no “I” in team and John Trautwein can tell you that.
We are less than two weeks away from the deadline for Big Ten students to submit their stories to BTN LiveBIG Share a Solution. We are seeing so many examples of student journalists sharing the best of their universities, using reporting highlights not just what is being done, but details on how or why the approach is working.
“It was if Derrick Rose or Brandon Marshall walked through the door to a group of school children. That’s the type of hero’s welcome Brian received,” Joanna Marshall said.
On Monday, March 3, the Northwestern University Dance Marathon (NUDM) hosted their annual student-athlete talent show to benefit their causes. On hand to serve as celebrity judges for the event were Northwestern alumni Michael Wilbon from ESPN and Oakland Raiders linebacker Nick Roach.
What if you wanted to support a dance marathon but you can’t dance? It turns out that there are plenty of ways to raise money without taking a turn on the dance floor, if you are part of Northwestern University’s Dance Marathon.
Four years ago, the American Heart Association recommended changing the traditional method of CPR. That same year the AHAS got a vocal champion in Northwestern’s Dr. George Chiampas. He brought passion and a personal story to his commitment to changing the way everyone gets trained on saving sufferers of heart attacks.
On Nov. 16, 2013, Northwestern lost a thriller at home versus Michigan in triple-overtime, 27-19. On gameday, Northwestern partnered with Under Armour, its apparel provider, and the Wounded Warrior Project, to produce special patriotic jerseys for the game.
After the Northwestern Wildcats men’s basketball team hosts Purdue tonight, the Northwestern episode of LiveB1G premieres.
What began as a summer project for Northwestern senior softball star Marisa Bast has quickly become a community-changing program.
On the football field, Northwestern senior kicker Jeff Budzien’s collegiate career will be remembered for its consistency. He is now the university’s all-time scoring leader, and on Monday he was named the 2013 Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year.
One former football player lost his battle, but a Northwestern grad stepped in to make a long-term impact in his honor.
In 2009, a group of Northwestern students won an award for having the “Most Creative Project” from the Diabetes Mine Awards with their concept for a bear that would help children diagnosed with type-one diabetes learn about their disease.
BTN’s new series, BTN LiveBIG, continues Wednesday with stories from Northwestern University, including the university’s first international branch in Qatar, NU-Q. The program will air at 11 PM CT/Midnight ET on Wednesday.
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