A new Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree will enable UWM to bolster Wisconsin public health workforce, which is rapidly aging and being depleted by retirements even as the need increases.
In the community paramedics program, UWM’s College of Nursing teaches firefighters how to reach out to patients so they can better manage chronic health conditions. As a result, Milwaukee County has seen a large reduction in 911 calls for non-emergency situations.
In honor of the Week of the Young Child April 16-20, here’s a look at a few of the programs, faculty members and staffers from across campus who care for children, and those who teach others how to do so.
Victoria Brahm took over the Tomah VA Medical Center in 2015 after top leaders had been ousted in a scandal of overprescribing opioids. Morale was low, the center’s reputation in decline. Under Brahm’s leadership since then, conditions have improved.
The Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association has given its Lifetime Achievement Award to Marylou Pausewang Gelfer, UWM professor of communication sciences and disorders.
Wendy Huddleston has teamed up with faculty and students from both UWM and the Medical College of Wisconsin to form the Milwaukee Attention Group to investigate how differences in attention affect performance on a tasks that involve vision, hearing and movement.
Children with Williams syndrome often struggle with anxiety and fear. New research done at UWM shows treating objects of fear with humor can help children overcome their phobias.
Barbara Meyer has worked with athletes at many levels, but there’s a special thrill to the Olympics. She’s in South Korea this month to work with athletes in her fifth Winter Olympics.
Nurses are usually among those tending to the wounded and injured. But this week a group of College of Nursing volunteers became the “victims” in a simulated disaster to help train emergency responders.
A nationally recognized leader on aging issues, Stephanie Stein received the 2017 UWM distinguished alumni achievement award. Stein was the main designer of Family Care, a pioneering long-term care program piloted in Milwaukee County and now emulated nationwide.