Alumna Co-Authors Colon Cancer Screening Paper

Apr. 9, 2019 —
An annual at-home stool test could be an effective alternative to a colonoscopy for patients at average risk of colon cancer, according to a paper co-authored by NMU alumna Rachel Gruber (BS '12) and published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Because these FIT tests are easy, non-invasive and inexpensive, adopting their use could improve lagging CRC screening rates. Gruber is a research coordinator with the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis. She was the “linchpin” for the complicated project, synthesizing medical literature four times the length of War and Peace. Read a feature story on her role here.

NMU Center Named 'Oasis of Excellence'

Apr. 8, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University's Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom is the newest "Oasis of Excellence" identified by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. An ACTA press release stated the center has been "extremely active in promoting civic dialogue and robust debate for students" through campus presentations. This includes the April 22 event featuring Greg Lukianoff, CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and co-author of The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure.