Pandemic within a pandemic: Childhood obesity rises during COVID shutdown
On this episode of Curious Campus, two experts talk about an often overlooked problem that research suggests has gotten worse over the last two years.
Federal grant awarded for obesity prevention in children with Down syndrome
Michele Polfuss, UWM associate professor of nursing, was awarded $1.48 million in federal funding to lead a team of researchers from Children’s Wisconsin, UW-Madison, University of Pittsburgh, and University of Massachusetts.
Outreach projects help families catch up on children’s health care after pandemic
Kris Barnekow, associate professor of health sciences, is leading the two outreach projects in Milwaukee with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Landmark study of adolescent brain development renews for seven years
The National Institutes of Health has awarded nearly $290 million of new funding to research institutions around the country, including UWM, to continue the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study.
Work to uncover genetic underpinnings of autism wins $1.7 million grant
Christopher Quinn, a UWM associate professor, is exploring a certain gene mutation that affects the hearts and brains of children, causing a lethal disease called Timothy syndrome.
Technology’s role in everyday life can shape family discussions about screen time
The ubiquity of smartphones — extending even into the classroom — complicates parents’ conversations with their children about screen time, says Noelle Chesley, associate professor of sociology at UWM.
Enrollment complete in landmark study of adolescent brain development
Enrollment of nearly 12,000 youths, ages 9 and 10, in a landmark study of brain development and child health is now complete, the National Institutes of Health announced today. A researcher from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is overseeing the collection of data from 384 Wisconsin participants in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study, the largest […]
Child caregivers find ally, author in UWM researcher
Melinda Kavanaugh, associate professor of social work, has published three books aimed at helping children who are caring for parents with ALS, sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Why are babies born into poverty more likely to develop chronic disease?
Three researchers from UWM have won a grant from the National Institutes of Minority Health and Health Disparities to test one hypothesis about why children born into poverty are more likely to develop chronic illnesses.
8 UWM professionals helping children learn, grow and thrive
In honor of the Week of the Young Child April 16-20, here’s a look at a few of the programs, faculty members and staffers from across campus who care for children, and those who teach others how to do so.