1. Walk with an Eagle: UWL rec therapy program benefits students and adults 50-plus

    Photo of participants in the Walk with an Eagle program at UW-La Crosse, which matches recreational therapy students with older adults, with the goal of sparking social connections through the simple act of walking and talking. Part of UWL's Community Engaged Learning program, the course is taught by Assistant Professor Jennifer Taylor.

    UW-La Crosse recreational therapy students are gaining soft skills and practical abilities critical to successful careers in health care — one step at a time. Assistant Professor Jennifer Taylor has partnered with AARP Wisconsin and UWL Community Engagement to launch the Walk with an Eagle program, the first of its kind in the state. The program, […]

  2. M.S.E. in Counseling is UW-Superior’s fastest-growing graduate program

    Photo of UW-Superior counseling program

    Modern society is far more open about discussing mental health than at any time in the past. Many mental health professionals believe that the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated anxiety and depression for a significant population of people.  The fact that mental health concerns are a shared experience has encouraged more of us to open up and […]

  3. Mayo Clinic Health System cardiologist teaches one-of-a-kind course to UW-Eau Claire Honors students

    Photo of Dr. Andrew Calvin, who credits the UW-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System collaborative relationship as the inspiration to create a course about clinical research.

    Almost every major and discipline has a connection to clinical research, according to Dr. Andrew Calvin with Mayo Clinic Health System. “Students at UW-Eau Claire are at a really interesting time and place where — if they want to — I think they can really positively shape the direction of our country and our world,” […]

  4. A decade of RUSCH at UW-Parkside

    Photo of RUSCH cohort from UW-Parkside

    The Rural and Urban Scholars in Community Health (RUSCH) program, run by the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, encourages pre-medical students and future healthcare professionals and physicians to consider career pathways in rural and underserved areas. This program provides pre-medical students of UW-Parkside with an opportunity to assist in […]

  5. Ready to act: UWO student nurses lead on-campus emergency intervention training

    Photo of UWO nursing students holding emergency intervention training for faculty, staff and others at the Fond du Lac campus.

    Knowing what to do in an emergency can mean the difference between life and death. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh senior nursing students recently shared lifesaving skills with faculty and staff and several students at UW Oshkosh’s Fond du Lac and Fox Cities campuses. The presentations on the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) and Stop […]

  6. UWL, Viterbo students connect for hands-on health simulations

    Photo of some of the UW-La Crosse and Viterbo University students in health professions who met last year to participate in a hands-on simulation to work collaboratively with goals of helping patients meet their health goals.

    UW-La Crosse and Viterbo University students in health professions plan to make an “IMPACT” during an upcoming training. The 7th annual Interprofessional Model of Patient Care Training (IMPACT) runs from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in part at the Health Science Consortium, 1300 Badger St. With more than 150 students participating, some will be at Viterbo […]

  7. UW-Platteville, UW Oshkosh partner to introduce new pathway to nursing degree

    Photo of Chancellors from UW-Platteville and UW Oshkosh signing an agreement to offer a unique 3+1 dual bachelor degree program.

    In a ceremony today, officials from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and University of Wisconsin Oshkosh signed an agreement to offer a unique 3+1 dual bachelor degree program, providing UW-Platteville students with a pathway to earn a bachelor’s in nursing, while saving time and money. Through the new program, UW-Platteville students can receive a Bachelor of Science […]

  8. From concussions to PFAS: Five ways UW-Madison research is tackling real-world problems

    Photo of undergraduate researcher Grace Kreissler holding a clear 3D-printed skull that the researchers created to aid in their investigation of traumatic brain injuries. PHOTO BY JOEL HALLBERG

    Scientific research can feel distant from our everyday lives, and indeed it often requires years — or decades — of intense study to bring a life-saving medical treatment or useful new technology to fruition. Even in the face of daunting challenges and long timelines, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison bring their love for learning […]

  9. Blugold passionate about future career serving and advocating for the aging population

    Photo of Annabelle Howat, a health care administration major, who has found countless opportunities in and out of the classroom to prepare for a career serving the aging population.

    With a passion for helping people, Annabelle Howat knows the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s health care administration program — with its “a head for business and a heart for caring” slogan — is perfect for her. “I want to help people but in more of a business manner,” says Howat of Aurora, Illinois. “It’s the […]

  10. Nine UW-Stout students present applied research at annual state Capitol event

    Photo of food science major Caitlyn Lisota working in a Heritage Hall lab on E. coli test kits, part of her research presented at the state Capitol.

    Research in the Rotunda includes food science major explaining work on consumer and commercial test kits for E.coli and coliforms A research spotlight shone on nine UW-Stout students on Wednesday, March 8, at the state Capitol, including one whose efforts could help make water safer to drink and food safer to eat. Dozens of UW […]