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.
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.
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.
UWM’s Kristie Brooke has been named a 2017 Health Care Hero by BizTimes Milwaukee. Brooke is an advanced practice nurse practitioner in UWM’s College of Nursing and the Silver Spring Community Nursing Center – one of two UWM-run health care practices in Milwaukee. She has been with the Silver Spring Community Nursing Center in Milwaukee’s […]
A National Science Foundation grant is helping UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science work with other disciplines on campus to bring more women and underrepresented groups into innovation. In January, UWM became one of eight National Science Foundation I-Corps sites to receive $30,000 to promote inclusion of underrepresented populations in the National Innovation Network. […]
In a new study, a research group that includes UWM anthropologist Trudy Turner found that the animals’ curious tolerance comes from evolution that has favored certain genes in their DNA.
Rachel Lecher, a May graduate of the Zilber School of Public Health, is bringing expertise from one of her graduate projects on opioid abuse to her new job as a research coordinator in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
African-American women have a lower breast cancer survival rate than their white counterparts. Alice Yan, a UWM associate professor, is leading an effort to counteract that.