Cliffs Donates $250,000 to Clinical Sciences


The clinical laboratory sciences programs at NMU, one of only eight accredited university programs nationwide, will receive $250,000 over five years from the Cliffs Natural Resources Foundation. The money will be put toward specialized training, test development, research and an endowed scholarship. Read more.

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19th Annual Celebration of Student Research, Creative Works and Academic Service Learning

Kelsey Mitchell, Senior, Clinical Sciences - Science Technology, submitted a poster on Method Validation in the Clinical Laboratory. Method validation is performed in the clinical laboratory each time a new methodology or instrumentation is put into place.  The goal of a validation study is to determine the degree of error that established by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA '88) Final Rule which require that laboratories verify, among several items, the precision and accuracy of laboratory methods implemented after April 24, 2003. 

Tony Treloar, Junior, CLS Microbiology concentration, submitted a poster on Laser-Based Rapid Identification of Bacterial Pathogens along with Kaylagh Hollen, Senior, Biology.  The Sharp laboratory at NMU will be collaborating with Micro Identification Technologies (MIT) to expand their technology to identify and differentiate Staphylococcus aureus, and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).  The goals are to determine the light scattering patterns for S aureus and MRSA, and then utilize that data to identify these pathogens in clinical samples. 



Patricia Rempala, Sophomore, Clinical Sciences-Clinical Laboratory Science, submitted a poster on Designing an Intraoperative Assay to Detect the IDH-1 Mutation and MGMT Methylation in Glioblastoma.  The purpose of this study was to develop a rapid intraoperative PCR assay (<25 minutes) to detect the IDH-1 mutation and the MGMT methylation status in glioblastomas.  This genetic information will allow the neurosurgeon to determine an individualized treatment plan for the patient during surgery.


New Master of Science in Clinical Molecular Genetics Program

The program features online coursework with an on-campus laboratory experience. Students choose from two tracks: professional, project-based for working professionals or research, thesis-based in preparation for positions in industry, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, government and academe. Learn more here

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Respiratory Therapy 2014-2016 admission application deadline is Thursday, May 1.  Click here to view the application and instructions.

All applications are located in the School of Clinical Sciences Policy Manual, which can be purchased in the Bookstore.  Click here to view the Policy Manual.

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Students talk about their experiences and opportunities within the majors of the School of Clinical Sciences.

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Science Olympiad Competition

Econo fundsThe School of Clinical Sciences hosted an event for the 2014 Science Olympiad held at NMU Saturday, Feb. 8. "Heredity" and "Designer Genes" were two events for middle school and high school students, respectively.