Jeanette Kowalik hadn’t planned on coming home to Milwaukee so soon. But when the city health agency faced a leadership crisis, friends and community members urged her to apply for the job.
School supply drives typically focus on the students of the school. The UWM Partners for Health decided do things a little differently.
Cadavers are a vital teaching tool in an anatomy class, allowing students to explore the mysteries of the human body. But it wouldn’t happen without people who donate their bodies and the families who allow it.
For Alexandra Rodriguez, a doctoral student of kinesiology at UWM, volunteering at the Warrior Games was a chance to explore her research interests. But more than that, it was a chance to give back.
Her mother’s experience with cancer opened Carla Elena Echeveste’s eyes to the need for people who could act as liaisons between non-English speaking patients and the medical community.
The UWM Audiology Group is offering free hearing screenings for any adult or child aged 3 years or older on July 15.
Michele Polfuss, an associate professor at UWM, is leading a research team in a $3.6 million federal grant to investigate methods of accurately measuring patients’ body composition in a clinical setting.
UWM’s College of Nursing organizes a summer program called Get Wheelin’ in Westlawn, which encourages residents of the Westlawn neighborhood to bike as a way to promote a healthier lifestyle and to reduce air pollution.
Abuse and neglect of seniors cuts across all groups, and its prevalence is likely to rise as the U.S. population ages, says Colleen Galambos. But there are actions we can take to help.
Shailja Tiku, a medical doctor and doctoral student at UWM, is using her platform as Wisconsin’s representative in the Mrs. International competition to talk about mental health and illness prevention.