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 […]
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.
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.
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.
Children with Williams syndrome often struggle with anxiety and fear. New research done at UWM shows treating objects of fear with humor can help children overcome their phobias.
UWM is home to a program like very few in the United States. It’s one of just six undergraduate institutions in the country to receive a Maternal & Child Health Pipeline Training grant, which aims to boost the diversity of the health care workforce.
UWM grad Stephanie Denzer spent a semester doing the often wrenching but vitally necessary work of helping young cancer patients and their families at the most difficult moments of their lives.
Very little is known about the million-plus American children providing significant medical care for adults. Melinda Kavanaugh wants to change that.
Nursing professor Teresa Johnson studies a peer support group for expectant mothers that lowers the infant mortality rate.
The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study by the National Institutes of Health will follow the biological and behavioral development of more than 10,000 children beginning at ages 9 or 10, through adolescence and into early adulthood.