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Research that changes lives and fuels the economy happens every day at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Whether it's the chemists developing new drugs to battle antibiotic resistance or engineers building renewable energy systems, our innovative researchers are improving lives and building our economy.

The world has noticed.

"UWM was elevated to the elite status of R-1 doctoral research university on the 2015 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education list, placing it among 115 top-tier research institutions in the nation — in the same category as UW-Madison, Yale, Duke and Johns Hopkins University."

— Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 8, 2016

  • Backed by a $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Scott Strath, PhD, ASCM Fellow, Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, is embarking on a first-of-its-kind data collection project aimed at providing the what, where, how and with whom as they pertain to activity among people with physical limitations. Learn more
  • Barbara Pauloski, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, has been developing preventative swallowing protocols to help patients with head and neck cancer maintain muscle strength as they undergo radiation treatments. Learn more
  • Backed by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, Brooke Slavens, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Science & Technology, has joined with an Illinois startup company, IntelliWheels, to develop a multi-speed geared wheel system for manual wheelchair users. This system will enhance function while reducing joint forces and moments through a multi-gearing mechanism. Learn more
  • Dean Nardelli, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, has been conducting research for the past 15 years to identify the microbial and host factors responsible for the development, progression and resolution of Lyme arthritis, a typical symptom of Lyme disease. Learn more
  • The College of Health Sciences and Aurora Health Care collaborated on a project that took a look at employee wellness programs and whether financial incentives can help employees control their weight and reduce body mass index (BMI). Learn more