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Marquette University College of Health Sciences

Fall 2010 e-Newsletter

College of Health Sciences

The Science That Heals

 

Message from the dean

Dean William E. CullinanWelcome to the fall edition of our e-newsletter for alumni, students, faculty, families and friends of the College of Health Sciences at Marquette University. It is a pleasure to share some exciting developments within the college, including research awards and grants made to our faculty, some interesting facts about our incoming freshman class and a number of exciting upcoming events. I encourage you to explore some of these developments in detail below, and to visit us at our website and Facebook page.

William E. Cullinan, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Health Sciences
Marquette University
william.cullinan@marquette.edu

Marquette, pharma company sign licensing agreement

Marquette recently completed a licensing agreement with AviMed Pharmaceuticals, a company founded by Dr. M. Behnam Ghasemzadeh, associate professor of biomedical sciences, and Dr. Dan Sem, associate professor of chemistry. AviMed's aim is to treat psychiatric disorders, namely schizophrenia. Read more.

PT awarded $300,000 grant

The Department of Physical Therapy recently received a $300,000 grant through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant supports equipment for the training of disadvantaged students in health professions linked to Marquette's Health Careers Opportunity Program. The grant will be used to purchase two motion analysis systems, including a portable system that could be brought to middle and high schools. The systems provide data on various parameters related to human movement and bring science to life through video animations.

Baker earns national award

Dr. David Baker, associate professor of biomedical sciences, has been recognized for outstanding achievements in basic science by NARSAD with the 2010 Freedman Award for his research in the area of treating schizophrenia. Baker is one of five young investigators being honored nationally by NARSAD, the world's leading donor-supported organization dedicated to finding the causes, improved treatments and cures for psychiatric illness. Read more.

Hunter receives two CTSI grants

Dr. Sandra Hunter, associate professor of physical therapy, recently received two grants from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Wisconsin. The first is to study the influence of post-traumatic stress disorder on motor impairment in veterans; the second is to study brain activation and the stress response during motor performance in older adults.

Students dive into lab experience

Twenty-eight of the college’s top students had the chance to work aside leading faculty mentors in biomedical sciences, physical therapy, exercise science, clinical laboratory science and speech language pathology as part of this year’s College of Health Sciences Summer Research Program. At the end of the 10-week, full-time program, students presented their findings at a poster session.

College expands space in Cramer

The Biomedical Sciences Learning Center was created in Cramer Hall thanks to a donation in memory of Dr. Robert E. Flood, Med '46, and his wife, Mary. Most students in the college take an anatomy course, so the learning center is already a popular study space for students studying model anatomy.

The college also added a new Strength and Conditioning Laboratory in Cramer for the Exercise Science Program. The new lab significantly expands the program's teaching, research and training opportunities. The lab includes a biomechanics force plate as well as traditional resistance, conditioning and plyometric equipment and will be the site for research-funded training programs.

Welcome, Class of 2014

The college welcomed the Class of 2014 in August. There are 258 new freshmen in the college this year, and they are a talented bunch, with an average ACT score of 27.9. Of the 51 valedictorians in Marquette’s freshman class, 19 are from the College of Health Sciences. The college's total enrollment for the 2010-11 academic year is 1,091 undergraduates and 185 health professionals (PT, SPPA and PA).

Save the date: Mass for Healthcare Professionals

Join the College of Health Sciences in celebrating the feast of St. Luke, the patron saint of the medical profession, with a 4 p.m. mass on Sunday, Oct. 17, at Church of the Gesu. Following mass, there will be a complimentary reception with light refreshments sponsored by the College of Health Sciences Alumni Association at the Haggerty Museum of Art.

The alumni boards of the College of Health Sciences and the School of Dentistry, along with the College of Nursing 75th Anniversary Alumni Committee, invite alumni, parents and students to this special mass to recognize the dedication of health care workers in many fields. Learn more.

2010 Health Professions Post-Career Fair Alumni Reception

Marquette's Health Sciences Career Fair will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, in the Alumni Memorial Union ballrooms. In addition to learning more about careers in the health fields, students can network with professionals and learn about internships and volunteer opportunities. Immediately following the fair, there will be a reception for alumni from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, contact Amber or Evan at healthsciencescareerfair2010@gmail.com.

Accepting nominations for Alumni Awards

Know of an extraordinary College of Health Sciences alum? Submit a nomination for the 2011 Alumni Awards.


IN THIS EDITION

Message from the dean

Marquette, pharma company sign licensing agreement

PT awarded $300,000 grant

Baker earns national award

Hunter receives two CTSI grants

Students dive into lab experience

College expands space in Cramer

Welcome, Class of 2014

Save the date: Mass for Healthcare Professionals

2010 Health Professions Post-Career Fair Alumni Reception

Accepting nominations for Alumni Awards

Marquette University
College of Health Sciences
Schroeder Complex, 244
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

(414) 288-5053
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