UWM names new dean of the College of Health Sciences

MILWAUKEE _ Health educator Timothy K. Behrens has been named dean of the College of Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is the fifth dean since the college’s inception in 1974. Behrens comes to UWM from Northern Arizona University, where he was a professor and chair of the Department of Health Sciences. He […]

Nursing researcher awarded grant to study obesity in children with spina bifida

MILWAUKEE _ Children with spina bifida, a congenital condition of the spine and spinal cord, have a higher rate of obesity compared to typically developing peers. One barrier to better prevention of obesity is accurately assessing body fat. Michele Polfuss is leading a research team in a $3.6 million federal grant to investigate methods of […]