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. This work is made possible through collaboration with many exceptional partners in the community.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Pain Physiology and Assessment
- Physical Activity and Aging
- Prostate Cancer
- Voice and Speech Disorders
Additional work is being done in:
- Accessible Design
- Applied Sport Psychology
- Biomedical Informatics
- Health Care Information Systems
- Motion Analysis
- Obesity, Weight Management, and Body Image
- The College of Health Sciences is a sponsoring member of the Center for Aging and Translational Research. The Center brings together multiple disciplines, departments, and colleges to provide a unified and strategic response to advance aging research, education, training, and community engagement.
- The Center for Biomedical Data and Language Processing (BioDLP) fosters collaborative research towards the automatic processing of biomedical data to facilitate information needs in the biomedical, clinical and biological community.
- The College of Health Sciences is a sponsoring member of Center for Urban Population Health (CUPH). CUPH’s mission is to conduct and facilitate original population health research and educational initiatives that improve the health of urban communities through collaboration with academic and community organizations.
- The Rehabilitation Research Design and Disability (R2D2) Center performs discovery, innovation, training & dissemination activities around technology and disability. Its projects focus on universal design, measurement and outcomes and assistive technology.
- Many College of Health Sciences Faculty are research partners of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Backed by $20 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), this consortium of eight Milwaukee institutions, including UWM, shares resources to accelerate the translation of research discoveries into new medical treatments. Other members are the Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital and the Zablocki VA Medical Center.
2017 Community Partnership Award Recipients
- Naomi Dolohanty, Aurora Health Care (Department of Health Informatics & Administration)
- Brian Cramer, CEO, Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin (Department of Health Informatics & Administration)
- Joan Williamson, Master Trainer & Training Coordinator, TimeSlips (Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders)
- The Speech-Language Pathologists at Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Institute (Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders)
- Andrea Moosreiner, Medical College of Wisconsin (Department of Kinesiology)
- Kayla Russick and the teachers of Atwater Elementary School (Department of Kinesiology)
- Matthew Plach, OTR (Department of Occupational Science & Technology)
- Froedtert St. Joseph’s Hospital – Department of Laboratory Medicine (Department of Biomedical Sciences)
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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.
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, Nicole Blemberg, at (414) 229-5617 or firstname.lastname@example.org.