University News: Health Sciences
News and stories from Marquette featuring the College of Health Sciences. For more news, visit the College of Health Sciences website.

Marquette University researcher receives $1.6 million NIH grant for spinal cord injury studies

News release, June 12, 2018

Grant will continue to fund Dr. Murray Blackmore’s next phase of study MILWAUKEE — The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.6 million R01 grant to Dr. Murray Blackmore, associate professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences at Marquette University. The grant is his second $1 million-plus grant from the organization […]

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Alumni couple donates $2 million to grow mental health research and launch engineering student success center

News release, April 18, 2018

MILWAUKEE – Marquette students and faculty now have heightened research and support resources thanks to the generosity of alumni Jim and Kelly McShane. The McShanes, both of whom graduated from Marquette in 1968, made two specific $1 million gifts focused on mental health research in the College of Health Sciences and on the development of […]

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Marquette Physician Assistant program expanding to address provider shortage

News release, March 22, 2018

Increased enrollment, new 44,000-square-foot building will help in-demand program grow MILWAUKEE — To help address the provider gap in primary care, Marquette University will begin construction this spring on a new facility for its nationally ranked Physician Assistant Studies program, President Michael R. Lovell announced today. The building, which will be located on land the […]

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Marquette’s College of Health Sciences to host discussion on rare diseases

News release, February 13, 2018

Speakers to include parents and people living with rare diseases on the eve of the international Rare Disease Day. MILWAUKEE – February 28 marks the 11th annual Rare Disease Day, a day of recognition of the 350 million people around the world who are impacted by 7,000 life-threatening rare diseases, most of which have little […]

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Marquette’s College of Health Sciences will host panel discussion on opioid epidemic

News release, November 21, 2017

   MILWAUKEE – America is in the grip of an opioid epidemic that is increasing in both death toll and severity of threat to the public health. In 2015, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, 12.5 million people misused prescription opioids and nearly another million used heroin, leading to 46,000 overdose deaths […]

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Marquette’s College of Health Sciences receives $1 million estate gift

News release, November 15, 2017

Donation will establish the Michael and Jeanne Schmitz Family Depression Research Fund MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences today announced that it has received a planned gift pledge of $1 million from Michael and Jeanne Schmitz. The gift will be used to establish the Michael and Jeanne Schmitz Family Depression Research Fund. The […]

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Marquette University professors receive Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award

News release, August 9, 2017

MILWAUKEE —Dr. Khadijah Makky, clinical assistant professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences; Dr. Judith Maloney, clinical associate professor of biomedical sciences; Dr. Amber Young-Brice, clinical assistant professor of nursing; Ms. Kim Jensen Bohat, director of service learning in the Center for Teaching and Learning; and Mr. Jamie Cheatham, assistant professor of […]

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Marquette biomedical sciences professor receives Way Klingler Young Scholars Award

News release, August 7, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Jennifer Evans, assistant professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences, was recently named one of the 2017 Way Klingler Young Scholar Award recipients. Evans likes to work closely with colleagues in her department, including fellow Young Scholar Award winner Dr. Murray Blackmore. Together, they are developing new genetic tools […]

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Marquette biomedical sciences professor and chair receives Way Klingler Fellowship in science

News release, July 5, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Dr. John Mantsch, professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences, is the recipient of this year’s Way Klingler Fellowship Award in science. Mantsch studies neuropsychiatric disease with a focus on the neurobiological underpinnings of addiction and stress-related disorders. He is also a co-founder of Promentis Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical company that […]

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Three Marquette faculty members earn prestigious Fulbright Awards

News release, May 17, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Three Marquette University faculty members have earned Fulbright Awards. The 2017 recipients are Drs. Marie Bement, associate professor of physical therapy in the College of Health Sciences; Karene Boos, an adjunct faculty in the physical therapy department; and Daniel Meissner, associate professor of history in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. Bement […]

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Marquette’s College of Health Sciences receives $1.5 million gift

News release, April 27, 2017

Donation will establish scholarships for physical therapy students MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences today announced that it has received a $1.5 million gift from the estate of Capt. John A. Orlandini. Orlandini, a 1960 graduate of Marquette, suffered a life-changing injury during his time in the Navy. He pledged an estate gift […]

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Company founded by two Marquette University researchers raises $26 million in funding

News release, April 10, 2017

Promentis Pharmaceuticals, a Milwaukee company co-founded by Drs. John Mantsch and David Baker, researchers from the Marquette University College of Health Sciences, raised $26 million, including $17.2 million in its third funding round. OrbiMed, F-Prime Capital Partners (formerly Fidelity Biosciences) and Aisling Capital were the lead investors. This is exceptional syndicate of investors, particularly for […]

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Marquette University develops community health-focused pre-dental post-baccalaureate program

News release, December 12, 2016

Program is a partnership between the College of Health Sciences and the School of Dentistry MILWAUKEE — Marquette University today announced the launch of a new community health-oriented post-baccalaureate program for students seeking to strengthen their applications for dental school. Established by the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Health Sciences in collaboration […]

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Marquette biomedical sciences professor receives Way Klingler Young Scholars Award

News release, August 10, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Murray Blackmore, assistant professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences, was recently named one of the 2016 Way Klingler Young Scholar Award recipients. Blackmore manages a lab that includes a number of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, as well as four undergraduate researchers. He is currently working on systematically […]

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Experts available: 2016 Summer Olympics

News release, August 2, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Brazil is welcoming elite athletes around the world for the Summer Olympics beginning this week. Marquette University has a wide variety of experts available to provide perspective in Olympics-related news coverage. Members of the media may contact our experts directly or contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Athletes’ Perspective […]

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Marquette’s College of Health Sciences Receives $1 Million Gift from Dennis and Barbara Klein

News release, July 15, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences today announced that it has received a $1 million gift from Dennis and Barbara Klein, both alumni of Marquette University. The gift will be used to establish the Dennis and Barbara Klein Health Sciences Innovation Fund. The fund will support scientists in the College of Health Sciences […]

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Marquette biomedical sciences professor receives Way Klingler Fellowship in sciences

News release, July 15, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Robert Peoples, professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences, is the recipient of this year’s Way Klingler Fellowship Award in science. The award, which includes $50,000 annually for three years, will allow Peoples to research the mechanism by which alcohol acts on one of its major target proteins in […]

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Marquette biomedical sciences professor receives university’s highest teaching honor

News release, June 24, 2016

MILWAUKEE —Dr. Paul Gasser, associate professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the Raynor Teaching Excellence Award. Gasser began at Marquette in 2007 with one goal already in mind, to awaken a curiosity and excitement in his students, particularly those in his undergraduate biochemistry courses. […]

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Marquette Autism Consortium formed to help people with autism spectrum disorder

News release, March 10, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University announced today it has formed the Marquette Autism Consortium to promote the exchange of ideas among people and groups on campus who are interested in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The consortium seeks to increase opportunities for awareness and inclusion, education, collaborative efforts, research, community connections, and development of resources for individuals […]

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Marquette researcher studying application of cancer genes for treatment of spinal cord injury

News release, February 18, 2016

Dr. Murray Blackmore receives $415,000 in new grant funding for research MILWAUKEE — Dr. Murray Blackmore, assistant professor of biomedical sciences in Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences, has been awarded a $415,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health. Blackmore’s lab is studying the use of gene therapy involving cancer genes to treat spinal […]

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