Students Shine Through Action

Posted on February 21, 2017

Two inter-professional teams made up of students from five UWM partner health schools and colleges went to the finals of the 2017 Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) “Inter-professional Healthcare Case Competition” held in January in Wisconsin Dells, WI.  The students came from the College of Health Sciences (CHS); College of Nursing (CON); Helen Bader School of Social Welfare (HBSSW); School of Education (SOE) and Zilber School of Public Health (Zilber). Of the initial field of 36 teams, UWM was proud to be of a select group of only eight teams at the finals.

Representing the Milwaukee Region were:

Team 1: Kristine Braun (CON); Niki Euhardy (Zilber); Gladys Gonzalez (CHS); Rachel Lecher (Zilber) and Katie Ruth (HBSSW)

Team 2: Laila Hasan (CON); Sara Johnson (Zilber); Melisa Madsen (SOE); Lien Nguyen (CHS) and Fauzia Osman (Zilber)

Read more about the competition here.

The Nutrition and Kinesiology programs held a successful joint symposium for undergraduate students in December. Themed “The Science that Moves and Fuels Us!”,  the program kicked off with a keynote address by Lisa Kingery, with Food Right, LLC, and a local food enthusiast, entrepreneur and founder of Youth Chef Academy. Then seniors from each of the academic programs shared their internship experiences and insights gained through the semester. The program concluded with a poster session where students spoke about their own internship experience.

Also in December, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders sponsored their annual Fall Research Symposium. A dozen of the graduate students in the program presented research posters and were available to talk to faculty and staff attendees.

A group of undergraduate and graduate students, along with faculty members and staff from the Kinesiology program, were able to attend the 2016 Midwest American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Fall Meeting in Ft. Wayne, Ind. A student team talked about the “Exercise is Medicine ® on Campus” initiative they organized at UWM last fall and the graduate students presented their research. Students were delighted to be able to attend and thought the trip was “life changing.”

Student members in the Kinesiology Undergraduate Organization (KUSO) took some time to practice their skills at a rock climbing event. KUSO is a one of several student organizations at the College. Students have the opportunity get exposure and learn from professionals in the field, as well as participate in service to the university and the community. KUSO also offers the chance to connect with each other and to enrich the undergraduate experience.