UWM helps improve health, reduce 911 calls

In the community paramedics program, UWM’s College of Nursing teaches firefighters how to reach out to patients so they can better manage chronic health conditions. As a result, Milwaukee County has seen a large reduction in 911 calls for non-emergency situations.

UWM, fire departments teach 911 ‘frequent callers’ to manage their health

Three years ago, the Milwaukee Fire Department launched a pilot program to use firefighter-paramedics who have been specially trained by UWM’s College of Nursing to help people who call 911 for non-emergency health needs. The Milwaukee Fire Department will talk about the effectiveness of the program in reducing 911 calls at a news conference at […]

UWM researchers attract Sea Grant funding

Nine researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have received a total of $743,000 from the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute as part of the institute’s $2.8 million omnibus grant to support Great Lakes research. The researchers, including two from engineering, two from biological sciences and five from freshwater sciences, are working on projects ranging […]

A banquet of graduate research in three-minute bites

Three graduate students – all from the College of Letters and Science – took the top prizes in UWM’s inaugural Three-Minute Thesis competition (3MT), an elevator pitch-style event that aims to explain complex research to a general audience in three-minute increments. The event was held at the Zelazo Center on Wednesday, April 4. Lisa Taxier, […]

UWM graduate students present a buffet of ideas – in three-minute bites

MILWAUKEE _ A doctoral dissertation takes hours to present. But on Wednesday, April 4, a group of graduate student finalists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will walk onto the stage at the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts and condense those hours down to only three minutes. The 14 students will test their abilities […]

Student entrepreneurs win seed funding

Five teams of UWM students placed in this year’s New Ventures Business Plan Competition, hosted by the Lubar School of Business. Funded by La Macchia Enterprises, the contest is in its 12th year and is open to students from any discipline on campus. Winnings totaled $20,000.

UWM and Medical College team up to research attention

Wendy Huddleston has teamed up with faculty and students from both UWM and the Medical College of Wisconsin to form the Milwaukee Attention Group to investigate how differences in attention affect performance on a tasks that involve vision, hearing and movement.