1. UW-Parkside pre-med students committed to practicing in under-served rural and urban areas of Wisconsin

    Five UW-Parkside pre-med students smiling and posing for a picture

    The Rural and Urban Scholars in Community Health (RUSCH) program prepares students to work in underserved rural and urban areas of Wisconsin after medical school. Since 2012, 28 UW-Parkside pre-med students have been accepted to the RUSCH program. Ninety percent of UW-Parkside’s Health Sciences’ pre-med students are accepted to medical school – more than double

  2. UW-Eau Claire, Mayo Clinic Health System announce research agreement

      The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System announced a new agreement on June 28 that will increase opportunities for research collaboration between the two institutions, create new avenues of learning for UW-Eau Claire students, and make way for projects that will lead to improved health and wellness in the community. A

  3. Expert movers: UW-La Crosse students help fill local health gaps

    UWL graduate student Elizabeth Skaer helps lead a free fitness program for Summit Elementary School staff. The program is one of many community health and wellness programs led by UWL Physical Therapy students this semester.

    La Crosse, Wis.—UW-La Crosse (UWL) graduate student Elizabeth Skaer yells “Go!” and the gym is a wave of motion. Fluorescent lights beat down as Summit Elementary School staff members begin high stepping, jumping rope and crunching into sit ups. Special Education teacher Kasey Pomeroy is panting, but smiling. She wears a hot pink tank top

  4. UW-Platteville students conduct cutting-edge cancer research

    UW-Platteville students conduct cancer research

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Eight University of Wisconsin-Platteville students are collaborating on a research project that investigates how cesium compound works in treating and fighting cancers. The students presented their project at the Research in the Rotunda event at the capitol in Madison, Wisconsin, on April 12. According to Jessica Symons, senior engineering physics major and

  5. New UW-Stout academic certificate helps graduates further social work careers; online/hybrid delivery increases access for rural area workers

    Amy White, intake and assessment social worker for the Dunn County Aging and Disability Resource Center, is pursuing UW-Stout’s new social work professional certificate. The certificate qualifies graduates for social work certification in Wisconsin.

    Menomonie, Wis. — As a social worker for a smaller county human services agency in northern Wisconsin, Rachel Obiden must be prepared to handle any case that comes her way. A newly earned professional certificate from UW-Stout provides her with additional skills and the ability to become certified as a social worker in Wisconsin. Obiden

  6. Got science? UW-La Crosse’s special career fair is just the formula for needed scientists

    La Crosse, Wis. — A special career fair for UW-La Crosse College of Science and Health majors is creating the right mixture for students thinking about careers in science. And, it’s helping statewide organizations seeking scientists share the many science-related opportunities available throughout the region. In February, the Science Career Forum was held for the

  7. UW-Eau Claire nursing grad puts skills to use in hometown

    Kelsey Meyer, who earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UW-Eau Claire in 2013, will graduate May 20 with her doctorate of nursing practice degree. She then will serve as a primary care provider with Prevea Health in her hometown of Cornell.

    What is the best thing about earning a doctorate of nursing practice degree from UW-Eau Claire? The chance to put her medical skills to use in her hometown of Cornell, says Kelsey Meyer. “I will serve as a primary care provider for the community in which I live,” Kelsey says of her new position with

  8. UW-La Crosse biochemistry program earns high review as workforce demand increases

    Zoey Good, undergraduate biochemistry major, with John May, assistant Professor, Department Chemistry & Biochemistry in CHM 419: Advanced Biochemistry Lab. A research-embedded experience within this lab is just one of the impressive parts of UWL’s Biochemistry curriculum which helped it earn national accreditation in January.

    UWL’s biochemistry major has received national accreditation at a time when demand for biochemists in Wisconsin is on the rise. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development reports growth in biochemistry and biophysics-related employment at the top of chemistry-related occupations. The field is also ranked No. 11 on a list of Wisconsin’s top 25 highest-growth occupations requiring a

  9. UW-Madison launches nation’s first rural obstetrics and gynecology residency

    Ellen Hartenbach, MD, director of UW-Madisons Rural Residency program

    Madison, Wisconsin – Faced with a nationwide shortage of obstetricians and gynecologists, especially in rural areas, the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has started the nation’s first rural-residency program to train and provide care to women in rural Wisconsin. Residency is medical training where

  10. The importance of PAs: UW-La Crosse physician assistant program continues to fill health care shortage

    Students studying to become physician assistants learn skills that allow them to to fill many duties previously completed by doctors.

    When UW-La Crosse graduate Jessica DeBruyne decided to continue her education to become a physician assistant, she looked no further than her alma mater. Factors like a 100 percent pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam among graduates, small class sizes and a partnership with two leading healthcare institutions, made UWL’s program particularly