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.
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.
Areas with higher concentrations of African American residents have disproportionately high numbers of reported cases and COVID-19 clusters, according to the study by the UWM Center for Economic Development.
Two students in UWM’s Zilber School of Public Health are among those working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, the greatest public health crisis of our times.
Since mid-March, hospital systems have been using a three-question assessment to decide how likely a patient is to be at risk of COVID-19. Researchers Subarna Paul and Min Wu are trying to figure out how well that tool works.
Widespread shortages of personal protective gear has left health care workers and others vulnerable to exposure to coronavirus. So when a Milwaukee coalition formed to try to produce face masks, Kyle Jansson and Lindsey Roddy eagerly joined the effort.
Under-detection of coronavirus illness leaves health officials without data needed to slow its spread, UWM epidemiologist Amy Kalkbrenner said. To address the problem, she’s is urging people who feel sick to report their symptoms through a confidential online survey she has developed.
There’s an emotional labor that comes with being a librarian, and that labor can take a toll, says Abigail Phillips, assistant professor in the School of Information Studies.