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.
Tobacco products were pushed to a greater degree in African-American and Hispanic areas than white areas in Milwaukee, matching results in other cities, according to a study led by a UWM researcher.
An international team of researchers, including Paul Auer at UW-Milwaukee, has recently identified 48 genes associated with a woman’s predisposition to breast cancer – 34 that were implicated in previous research and 14 new genes.
UWM’s Military and Veterans Resource Center has been partnering with the Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center for six years on summits that provide info and help to veterans. This year’s summit is on June 23.
A new Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree will enable UWM to bolster Wisconsin public health workforce, which is rapidly aging and being depleted by retirements even as the need increases.
In the community paramedics program, UWM’s College of Nursing teaches firefighters how to reach out to patients so they can better manage chronic health conditions. As a result, Milwaukee County has seen a large reduction in 911 calls for non-emergency situations.
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.
Victoria Brahm took over the Tomah VA Medical Center in 2015 after top leaders had been ousted in a scandal of overprescribing opioids. Morale was low, the center’s reputation in decline. Under Brahm’s leadership since then, conditions have improved.
The Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association has given its Lifetime Achievement Award to Marylou Pausewang Gelfer, UWM professor of communication sciences and disorders.
Wendy Huddleston has teamed up with faculty and students from both UWM and the Medical College of Wisconsin to form the Milwaukee Attention Group to investigate how differences in attention affect performance on a tasks that involve vision, hearing and movement.