Sophomores Kal Nastek and Gloria Zavala were awarded Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Health Sciences Scholarships. The math majors are the first DePaul students to receive the scholarships.
Accelerated 3+ programs in Medicine and Physician Assistant Studies were approved, joining existing programs in Pharmacy and Podiatric Medicine. Undergraduate students at DePaul began enrolling in the new programs in the fall of 2014.
A DePaul University/Rosalind Franklin Collaborative Research Day, including poster presentation, was held May 9 on DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus. Researchers gave updates on their current projects while additional faculty from Rosalind Franklin and DePaul sought research partners and applied for funding from the joint research fund.
The RN to MS graduate nursing program was approved. Students can begin enrolling in the program in the winter quarter of 2014.
Fifty students successfully completed the first year of the Pathways Honors Program during its first-year pilot.
Thirteen DePaul University Pathways students participated in the RFUMS/DePaul Research Internship summer program. The students undertook research projects over the course of eight to 12 weeks, guided by the following faculty mentors: Kuei Tseng, Ph.D., and Jeremy Rosenkrantz, department of cellular and molecular pharmacology; Ronald Kaplan, Ph.D., Carl Correll, Ph.D., and Min Lu, Ph.D., department of biochemistry and molecular biology; Bob Marr, Ph.D., and Tony West, Ph.D., department of neuroscience; Kwang-Poo Chang, Ph.D., David Everly, Ph.D., and Gulam Waris, Ph.D., department of microbiology and immunology; and Hongkyun Kim, Ph.D., and Michelle Hastings, Ph.D., department of cell biology and anatomy.
Students at both universities began choosing from a broader array of electives thanks to collaboration in the areas of nursing, health informatics, health communication and health sector management.
A newly-constructed clinical skills lab opened on November 18 at RFUMS. The interactive lab enhances DePaul’s Master’s Entry to Nursing Practice program, offering an immersive clinical training environment that features hospital beds, low-fidelity simulation and other learning technology.