Category / Health Services

Dr. David Holmes

Physician’s Lecture at Niagara University to Address ‘Underserved Medicine’

October 18, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

In March of 1966, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and most inhumane.” That was 50 years ago. Since then, medical research and technology has had a major impact on the health of those who can... Read on →

Niagara University nursing students and faculty members aligned themselves in the shape of a stethoscope to support the American Nurses Association Twitter campaign.

Niagara University Tweet Highlighted in American Nurses Association Campaign

September 20, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

It’s been one year since the American Nurses Association launched a social media campaign to respond to an inaccurate comment made about the nursing profession during an episode of The View. After one of the hosts of the ABC daytime talk show asked why Miss America contestant Kelley Johnson, a... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, smiles at the podium during a press conference to announce the deepening of the partnershp between NU and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Joining Father Maher is Memorial President & CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo.

Niagara University, Niagara Falls Memorial Announce Joint Effort to Promote Economic Growth, Workforce Development

September 9, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

What do you get when you combine an innovative force in healthcare with a pioneering presence in higher education? Western New York is about to find out. Niagara University and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, two of the region’s most service-oriented institutions, today announced they have engaged in a joint effort... Read on →


Insulin Formulation Developed at Niagara University Could Eliminate Pain from Diabetes Treatment

August 25, 2016

Every day, millions of Americans with diabetes have to inject themselves with insulin to manage their blood-sugar levels. But less painful alternatives are emerging. Scientists are developing a new way of administering the medicine orally with tiny vesicles that can deliver insulin where it needs to go without a... Read on →

Annabel Kaiser, '16

Recent Niagara University Grad Honored by American Nurses Association – New York

July 14, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Annabel Kaiser, a recent Niagara University graduate, has been named to the 2016 cohort of Future Nurse Leaders by the American Nurses Association – New York (ANA-NY). Kaiser, a resident of Lancaster, N.Y., was one of only 28 recipients. She is currently working as a registered nurse at Roswell Park Cancer... Read on →

Jeannine D. Suk

Jeannine Suk Named Director of Counseling Services

February 23, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Jeannine D. Suk has been appointed as Niagara University’s new director of counseling services. She joins NU on Feb. 29. In her new position, Suk will be responsible for the planning, development and supervision of the Office of Counseling Services, which makes professional mental health counseling services available to meet the... Read on →

Niagara University formally cut the ribbon on a new Nursing Simulation Center on Oct. 10.  Pictured, l-r, are the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president, Dr. Fran Crosby, director of the School of Nursing, nursing students Olivia Herberger and Rosinna Zagari, and Dr. Tim Ireland, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Niagara University Unveils Nursing Simulation Center

October 19, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University formally unveiled its new Nursing Simulation Center during a blessing and dedication ceremony that was held Saturday, Oct. 10. The state-of-the-art, $1.5 million facility, located in Dunleavy Hall, will provide “hands-on” opportunities for students to manage patient encounters and skills in a risk-free, virtual reality environment, while supporting... Read on →

New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was at Niagara University on Oct. 5, 2015, to speak about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Enough is Enough” initiative.

New York Lt. Gov. Hochul Visits NU to Address ‘Enough is Enough’ Sexual Assault Legislation

October 5, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Nineteen percent of women and 6 percent of men in college will be victims of attempted or completed sexual assault in the course of their undergraduate careers, according to a study funded by the National Institute of Justice. “Enough is Enough,” a piece of legislation signed into law by New... Read on →

Eric Weaver, founder of 'Overcoming the Darkness,' served as the keynote speaker for Saturday's mental health conference.

Nearly 200 Attend Mental Health Conference at NU

September 21, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Nearly 200 individuals – from Niagara University and the greater Buffalo-Niagara community – participated in Changing Our Minds: A Mental Health Summit, which was held Saturday in the Castellani Art Museum. Tasked with fighting stigma, apprising people about the signs of mental illness and teaching methods to support someone into... Read on →

Michael H. Ackerman, '80

Michael Ackerman Appointed Associate Director of Nursing

September 9, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Michael H. Ackerman, DNS, has been named the associate director of the School of Nursing at Niagara University. He is a 1980 NU graduate. Dr. Ackerman is a doctorally prepared nurse practitioner with a strong clinical, educational and research background who has created both the Sovie Center of Advanced Practice... Read on →

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