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by Apr 8, 2022

Earlier in the week while studying, Student Services asked me if I would be one of the graduation marshals. From my understanding another student and myself would be leading the current graduates in the processional during this trimester’s graduation ceremony. I was hesitant to accept this role, but eventually I figured why not enjoy the ride, and continue to do things that make me slightly uncomfortable. 

Danielles Final Photo

This week was homecoming at the Illinois campus, due to my clinic and work schedule I couldn’t attend as many events as I would have liked. Throughout the day there were speakers affiliated with various companies and organizations, who lectured on various topics. The lecture I attended was titled, “The Neuroendocrine Immunology of Mucosal Immunity”. The lecture discussed how integral the gut microbiota is in understanding human health. In fact, the “disruptions of the intestinal ecosystem equilibrium are associated with a plethora of human diseases, including autoimmune and allergic disease, colorectal cancer, metabolic disease, and bacterial infections1”. 

After the lecture, Apex Energetics had some samples of their newest supplement formulations, I sampled their newest pineapple liposomal glutathione which was actually palatable. We are in the home stretch of the spring trimester, with our final examinations just around the corner. So, I must go and get back to studying, until next time.

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1. Biologics. 2011; 5:71-86

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Danielle Pureifory

Danielle Pureifory

My name is Danielle, and I am currently in my last trimester in the MSOM program here at NUHS – Illinois. I’m a travel addict, animal lover, and a hobby farmer who is passionate about helping the under-resourced community. I look forward to sharing my journey with you, and I hope you read something that inspires you to start your own journey.


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