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The UW-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences Biomedical Sciences Department encompasses a broad range of programs dedicated to the detection, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases across the systems and parts of the body.

We offer three broad areas of study – Laboratory based programs (working with bodily fluids, tissues and cells), diagnostic imaging (working with organs, the vascular system and skeleton) and nutritional science (wellness, disease prevention, health promotion and rehabilitation).

Some students opt to use their skills in research-related fields such as pharmaceutical and food industries.

To be a national leader in the generation, dissemination, and application of knowledge that advances the science and practice of our integrated health related disciplines.

We envision the Department of Biomedical Sciences as providing:

  • Teaching Excellence
    Our faculty and staff will educate students in order to produce professional practitioners, educators, and researchers who are uniquely prepared for the dynamic environment of health and are recognized by employers as being of the highest quality. To this end our academic programs will be flexible, current and responsive to the changes in the health environment and the needs of the community and our students.
  • Research Excellence
    Our faculty and staff will produce recognized research that influences the science, practice, policy, and administration of health services. In order to be nationally recognized as a leader in the generation of knowledge, we will recruit, develop, and maintain high quality researchers/faculty.
  • Commitment to Service
    Our faculty and staff will commit to providing service that enhances the missions of our Department, College, University, and the health professions. Our sphere of influence will impact local, state, and global communities.

The Department is committed to achieving its mission and vision by:

  • Respecting and valuing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
  • Valuing an interdisciplinary focus of its programs that reflect the nature of the health environment.
  • Valuing the mutual enrichment of the University and community through the transformation of knowledge & experience.
  • Supporting the integration of principles of health promotion and disease prevention in all areas of study.
Contact

Office of Student Affairs
414-229-2758
Fax: 414-229-3373
chs-info@uwm.edu
Northwest Quadrant Building B
Room 6425

Department Programs

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Faculty & Staff

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  • Academic Department Specialist, Biomedical Sciences Lab Programs, Kinesiology
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  • Clinical Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences Lab Programs
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  • Clinical Associate Professor Emerita, Biomedical Sciences Lab Programs
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  • Clinical Instructor, Radiologic Technology
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  • Clinical Instructor, Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Laboratory Programs Clinical Education Coordinator, Laboratory Manager, Biomedical Sciences Lab Programs
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  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences Program, Clinical Director of the Sonography Program
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  • Associate Professor, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs , Biomedical Sciences Lab Programs, Office of the Dean
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  • Professor, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Coordinator, Biomedical Sciences Lab Programs
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  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiologic Technology Clinical Coordinator, Radiologic Technology
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  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences Lab Programs
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  • Professor, Chair, Biomedical Sciences, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Radiologic Technology
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  • Faculty Associate, Biomedical Sciences Lab Programs
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  • Clinical Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Laboratory Programs Director, Biomedical Sciences Lab Programs
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  • Senior Advisor, Office of Student Affairs
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  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences Lab Programs
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  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences Lab Programs
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  • Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Academic Initiatives and Planning, Biomedical Sciences Lab Programs, Office of the Dean
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  • Outreach Program Manager II, Nutritional Sciences, Biomedical Sciences Lab Programs
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  • Lab Manager, Biomedical Sciences Lab Programs
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  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiologic Technology Program Director, Radiologic Technology