People with Alzheimer’s disease often experience a period of restlessness or agitation late in the day. Known as “sundowning,” it also disrupts the patients’ sleep. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee believe a condition called restless legs syndrome (RLS), an inability to sit or lie still in the […]
Kathy Staats’ interest in public health started early, when as a teen she worked against tobacco use. Now, with a UWM degree in hand, she’s working with counties across Wisconsin to improve public health.
A team of investigators led by UWM epidemiologist Amy Kalkbrenner has landed a $2.3 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to explore the connection between air pollution and autism.
Sarah Morgan, director of UWM’s Nursing Learning Resource Center, will receive the Bayard Rustin Award from LGBT nonprofit agency Diverse & Resilient. It will be presented March 30 at Diverse & Resilient’s annual Reviving the Dream Celebration. Morgan is being recognized for her leadership and contributions in the community. She joined the Diverse & Resilient board […]
Pregnancy and new motherhood can be times of high stress and depression, but not enough psychiatrists are trained to handle the perinatal period. Two UWM nursing faculty members are part of an effort to fill that gap.
A compound discovered by Alexander “Leggy” Arnold, a UWM associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, could provide an effective weapon against some difficult-to-treat cancers.
Stephanie Sikinger doesn’t use traditional tactics to fight crime. Her preferred tools are a computer and a mountain of data.
Maternal and infant health care. Nutrition. Empowering women in the economy. These are all areas of concern in both Ethiopia and Milwaukee. Roman Tesfaye, the first lady of Ethiopia, visited the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Zilber School of Public Health on Oct. 3 to learn more about all of these topics, and to share information on […]
Cancer and obesity are difficult problems on their own. Combined, they create a fiendishly complex problem. To tackle it, UWM prof Scott Graham and colleagues are borrowing a method originally created to solve national security problems.
A new buoy built by UWM researchers will improve water-quality warnings and help Milwaukee’s health department better monitor conditions at city beaches.