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Loyola Launches Institute for Transformative Interprofessional Education

Loyola University Chicago has established the Institute for Transformative Interprofessional Education (ITIE) to educate future health-care providers and professionals to work as a team to better care for patients.

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New Studies Explore IB Students’ Preparedness for Success in the 21st Century

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These research findings, a compiled summary of studies over the last months of 2013 and 2014, demonstrate how the International Baccalaureate (IB) helps prepare students for success by creating college- and career-ready global citizens.

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ScratchJr: Coding for Kindergarten

ScratchJr, a free iPad app, is being released this week by researchers at the MIT Media Lab, Tufts University, and Playful Invention Company (PICO). With ScratchJr (scratchjr.org), children ages five to seven can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn how to create and express themselves with the computer, not just interact with it.

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HHMI Selects 46 International Predoctoral Fellows

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards nearly $5 million in research fellowships to 46 predoctoral students from 24 countries.

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Loyola School of Nursing Students, Staff and Alumni Earn Accolades

Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing recognized recent accomplishments and honors for faculty, students and alumni.

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Health Policy Expert Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Available to Speak on IOM's Graduate Medical Education Report

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Primary School Reading Initiative Boosts Literacy in Kenya

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Primary school literacy rates in Kenya can be improved through the Primary Mathematics and Reading initiative, according to a journal article by researchers at RTI International and Florida State University.

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Reinventing Biology Labs by Turning Smartphones Into Microscopes

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With nothing more than a smartphone and less than $10 of trinkets and hardware supplies, students at Missouri University of Science and Technology can build their own microscopes this fall as part of a biology lab.

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Heart and Sole

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Hopkins Nursing Magazine Summer 2014 issue features the innovative HIV and Master's Entry into Nursing curricula, faculty publications, efforts on patient safety, community building, and plenty of color.

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Doctors Give Advice to Parents on Selecting a Good Backpack for Their Children

Most children and teenagers carry their schoolbooks and other supplies in backpacks during the school year. “When used correctly, backpacks are the most efficient way to carry a load and distribute the weight among some of the body’s strongest muscles,” says Eric Wall, MD, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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