Students working with a community member

Guided by the College of Health Sciences mission, vision and values, the college’s faculty, staff and students are committed to improving the health and well-being of our communities through innovative research, outstanding education and exceptional services.

Student working with a child on speech

Services

The College of Health Sciences serves the UWM campus and greater Milwaukee community with the following services, clinics and screenings.

UW-Milwaukee Audiology Group provides a “one-stop shop” where community members can find all the products and services they need to live more successfully with hearing loss.
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The Speech and Language Clinic serves the university and surrounding community by providing clinical services as part of the professional preparation of students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The clinic provides evaluation and treatment services to children and adults who have a variety of communication disorders.
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In a coordinated effort with Interfaith, UWM’s Center for Aging and Translational Research (CATR) is conducting fall risk screenings in the community. Faculty and students from the Department of Kinesiology offer screenings at local senior centers throughout Milwaukee County.
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Campus Ergonomics Services serves the UWM campus and greater Milwaukee community, operating out of the Occupational Ergonomics Laboratory. Campus Ergonomic Services can provide ergonomic assessments, office ergonomics training, back care training and early return to work services.
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CHS Students working in the community food pantry

Collaborations

This work is made possible through collaboration with many exceptional partners in the community.

CHS enjoys collaborating with hundreds of community partners through research, internships and clinical training, mentorship, scholarships and community advocacy. If you are interested in exploring a way that you can partner with CHS, please contact Development Director Laura Fish at 414-229-6247 or fishl@uwm.edu.

The College of Health Sciences provides community access to outstanding educational programs. Continuing education classes and programs through our Office of Outreach strengthen lifelong learning.

The Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research (CCBLLR) partners with the community to inspire students, faculty and staff to engage in activities that foster enduring personal and social change.


Community Research

The College of Health Sciences is doing cutting-edge research that is making a difference in the lives of people in Wisconsin and world. Some of the diseases and conditions our faculty, staff and students are investigating:

  • Injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Lyme disease
  • Macular degeneration
  • Motor development
  • Pain physiology and aging
  • Prostate cancer
  • Voice and speech disorders
  • Accessible design
  • Applied sport psychology
  • Biomedical informatics
  • Ergonomics
  • Health care information systems
  • Motion analysis
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity, weight management and body image