Celebrating faculty and staff special achievements

Posted on January 23, 2017
Head shots of Ron Cisler, Ann Swartz, Jennifer Fink, Elizabeth Liedhegner, Heidi Plach, and Virginia Stoffel.

From left: Ron Cisler, Ann Swartz, Jennifer Fink, Elizabeth Liedhegner, Heidi Plach, and Virginia Stoffel.

The College of Health Sciences is proud of the many achievements of its faculty and staff. Over the past few months they have been active in s making presentations, doing interviews and connecting with the community. Here is a sampling:

Dean Ron Cisler, PhD and Associate Professor and Chair Ann Swartz, PhD, ACSM Fellow, Department of Kinesiology, Exercise Science & Health Promotion (ESHP) Unit, were recently featured on the WUWM radio show, UWM Today. Their interview was one of a series for UWM’s 60th anniversary to showcase the important contributions of all of the schools and colleges.

Hear the interview.


Assistant Professor Jennifer Fink, PhD, Department of Health Informatics & Administration, wrote an article, “Weight loss associated with employee income in an incentivized employee wellness program” (Submission JOEM-16-5987), for the December 2016 issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM) which has been selected as one of the articles included in the Continuing Medical Education (CME) exam.


The Department of Biomedical Sciences recently donated 17 microscopes for students at the Milwaukee Public Schools. Spearheading the effort was Elizabeth Liedhegner, PhD, laboratory manager II. A thank you letter from an MPS curriculum specialist said the teachers were excited to have additional resources to use with students as they explore and learn in their science courses.


Two faculty from the Department of Occupational Science and Technology played key roles in the 7th Annual Dryhootch Wisconsin Warrior Summit held in Milwaukee this past November. Clinical Associate Professor Heidi L. Plach, MS, OTR and Associate Professor Virginia C. Stoffel, PhD, OT, BCMH, FAOTA, gave a presentation on “UWM Initiatives in Building Veteran – Friendly Communities in Higher Education.”

The event was for military members and the community to engage in conversations to better educate themselves in their struggles to return home. Stoffel also served on the planning committee for the Summit.

Learn more about Dryhootch at dryhootch.org