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.
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.
Some older adults respond well to annual flu vaccines, but others don’t. UWM scientist Helen Meier is trying to figure out why, and her work made her one of three Shaw award recipients this year.
Sarah Philippi was one of just 60 students from around the country chosen to present their research work at Posters on the Hill in Washington, D.C. She is only the second UWM student ever selected for this honor.
Vaping is increasingly common among teens in Wisconsin but largely outside the reach of government regulation. Exploring the issue benefited both UWM students and the American Lung Association.
Three UWM profs are helping launch the Gun Violence Project, a university-community collaboration that will collect and share stories of loss and resilience.
Tobacco use has been declining for years, but rates remain high among many pockets of the population. Those populations, says prominent researcher Daniel Giovenco, are targeted by tobacco marketers.
With support from the National Institute on Aging, Melinda Kavanaugh and several community partners are launching a two-year project that will help Latino and African American families better avert “crisis points” of dementia care.
Cities across the nation passed “living wage” laws aimed at raising the minimum wage for the working poor. But it’s unknown if those laws have improved the health of affected workers and their families.
The award, presented on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, recognizes organizations that encapsulate King’s devotion to ensuring equality for all, by improving health and well-being across the board.