Northern Illinois University

Healthcare Leadership Initiative

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Healthcare Leadership Initiative

The NIU Healthcare Leadership Initiative (HLI) focuses every type of university expertise on societyís most pressing healthcare issues.

Recognizing the complex nature of todayís healthcare environment, NIU leaders created HLI to speed development of multidisciplinary programs, approaches and teams of experts.

HLI initiatives involve faculty and staff from virtually every NIU college and department, and provide hands-on learning opportunities for thousands of NIU students. Development of NIUís proton therapy cancer treatment center, for example, involves faculty, staff and students from physics, business, allied health, nursing, law, engineering, biology, chemistry, education and even the fine arts. This integrated approach reflects both innovative thinking and a strong emphasis on healthcare leadership in NIUís new strategic plan.


Murers' gift supports HLI program development

Cherilyn Murer

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