Forty percent of babies in the United States are born to unwed parents, a fact that increases the likelihood that young fathers, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, will not have a positive presence in their children’s lives.
The combined neighborhood factors of race, poverty and low homeownership compound the risk for elevated childhood blood lead levels in Milwaukee County, according to a study by public health researchers at UWM.
A UWM researcher is part of a team that is investigating how people interpret information about COVID-19 in graphs, maps and charts presented by the media.
Colleen Galambos, a professor of social work at the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, has been named to the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2020 Women of Influence list.
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.
A research team led by Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu has a received a $2 million federal grant for a project that will support increasing access to medical forensic care and training to help mainstream health care providers and victim advocates deliver culturally sensitive services.
The five-year, $24.4 million grant will allow the institute to continue accelerating the translation of research discoveries into patient care, bringing new therapies and interventions to patients, improving health outcomes and building training programs and community engagement.
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.
Brooke Slavens, associate professor in the College of Health Sciences, is involved in a study that aims to help health care providers identify abnormal movements caused by various kinds of wrist injuries or conditions.
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.