1. UW-Eau Claire researchers help police department address issues with back pain

    Photo of Mark Vang, an officer with the Eau Claire Police Department, who is looking at a vest he will wear as part of a research project with UW-Eau Claire kinesiology students and faculty to determine if the vests will help ease back pain among police officers.

    Officer Mark Vang and his colleagues at the Eau Claire Police Department know the physical and mental demands that go with careers in law enforcement can lead to all sorts of health issues. After all, stress, long hours in a squad car and apprehending suspects all can take a toll on their bodies. While it […]

  2. UW-Milwaukee developed app to help protect patients’ brains during surgery

    Photo of UWM students and faculty working on the medical app

    The work of some UW-Milwaukee (UWM) students is literally helping make people’s lives better. The students in UWM’s App Brewery worked with doctors at the Medical College of Wisconsin to develop an app that helps guide doctors during the delicate process of brain surgery. Incredibly, patients are awake during the surgery. The app, called NeuroMapper, […]

  3. UW-Platteville leads summit to address rural health care needs

    Photo of a UW-Platteville student working in a health lab

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville hosted an inaugural Health Care Summit on Nov. 8, engaging major stakeholders in the region in order to explore issues and needs in rural health care. “We want to explore how we – as higher education institutions – can collaborate to help fill those needs,” said Dr. Wayne […]

  4. UW-Madison students in Houston to aid post-Harvey mosquito control

    Photo of Melissa Farquhar (left) and Erin McGlynn, UW–Madison professional students, standing outside the Clarke mobile entomology lab, where they are working to identify mosquitoes to assist mosquito-control efforts following Hurricane Harvey. (Photos courtesy Erin McGlynn and Melissa Farquhar)

    As the floodwaters recede in Houston following Hurricane Harvey, millions of mosquitoes have emerged to blanket southeastern Texas, hampering recovery efforts and raising public health concerns about mosquito-borne diseases. To assist ongoing mosquito-control efforts, two University of Wisconsin–Madison students, Melissa Farquhar and Erin McGlynn, have flown to Texas to help trap and identify mosquitoes. Part […]

  5. UW-La Crosse PA partner program is prescription for area’s healthcare demand for 20 years

    Photo of the UWL-Gundersen-Mayo Physician Assistant Program, which has helped meet demand for PAs, particularly in the tri-state area. PAs examine, diagnose, treat, assist in surgery, and prescribe medication in hospitals to community health centers across the country.

    America is home to millions of aging baby boomers and more people with health insurance than ever before. That has helped push one profession in particular into the limelight. The physician assistant. Physician assistants practice medicine as one of three recognized types of healthcare providers along with nurse practitioners and physicians. The profession is repeatedly […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]