For Brian Curtis, blood is in his blood. Curtis, who earned his doctorate in health sciences and immunology from UWM, is a scientist who is senior director of diagnostic hematology laboratories for Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin (formerly known as the BloodCenter of Wisconsin).
The university’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is gearing up for the next phase of online teaching and learning – enhancing, expanding and improving what’s already being done.
When the coronavirus pandemic struck, it wasn’t just doctors and nurses who leapt into action. It was UWM students, too. Students have been working in public health, nursing, mask-making and other necessary tasks. Here are a few of their stories.
Widespread lockdowns during the pandemic have altered many behaviors. Two UWM scholars are launching a study to see how teens’ social media habits have been altered when it comes to mental health information.
Chris Cantwell and his UWM history students are building the COVID-19 MKE archive, an online repository that is documenting history as it’s happening, collecting submission from metro Milwaukee giving glimpses of life in quarantine.
Woo-Jin Chang will investigate the effectiveness of an “electric filter” to quickly extract the viruses that cause COVID-19 in as little as one minute from a saliva or blood sample.
Researchers in UWM’s Department of Physics have recently been awarded special funding that will allow them to probe different aspects of SARS-coV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, using molecular imaging techniques.
Victory gardens sprouted on what is now the UWM campus during World Wars I and II, flourishing on the field where Engelmann Stadium now stands. This spring, university gardens are again helping out in a crisis.
The coronavirus pandemic scotched the opportunity for several engineering students to travel to Taiwan for an internship, but now four of them are helping with a project to help battle the disease.
Two researchers at the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences are undertaking an unusual way of monitoring the incidence of COVID-19 in a community – by analyzing its sewage.