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.

“Murray’s Problem” – A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel special report

Marquette in the news

News release, December 16, 2014

Via Mark Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of “Murray’s Problem”: “Murray’s Problem” [is] a new multimedia narrative from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that embeds readers inside the personal quest of Marquette University Prof. Murray Blackmore as he seeks a cure for the devastating condition that reshaped his mother’s life: a spinal cord injury. The […]

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Marquette Presents: What you need to know about Ebola

News release, November 3, 2014

Is Milwaukee prepared to handle an Ebola case? How likely is spread of the disease to Milwaukee, and more importantly, how can we stop Ebola? Scientists and researchers from the College of Health Sciences and the City of Milwaukee Health Department will address these questions and more at the upcoming Marquette Presents forum: “What you […]

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Marquette researchers receive $1.85 million grant for neuroscience study

News release, September 11, 2014

Research will examine novel mechanism contributing to addiction A group of neuroscientists in the College of Health Sciences at Marquette University has been awarded a $1.85 million National Institutes of Health grant to examine a novel neurotransmitter clearance mechanism that may hold a key to understanding the link between stress and drug addiction, as well […]

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Dr. Sandra Hunter featured in NYTimes.com: Women Pace Marathons Better Than Men Do

News release, August 7, 2014

Dr. Sandra Hunter, associate professor of exercise science in the College of Health Sciences, was featured on the New York Times‘ website for her research on marathon performance differences between men and women. The study, which was published last month in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, found that during marathons, women pace themselves […]

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Dr. Sandra Hunter in NYTimes.com: Women Pace Marathons Better Than Men Do

Marquette in the news

News release, August 6, 2014

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Marquette physical therapy professor honored with Way Klingler Young Scholar Award

News release, July 9, 2014

Dr. Allison Hyngstrom, assistant professor of physical therapy in Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences, was recently named a recipient of the university’s 2014 Way Klingler Young Scholar Award. The award provides funding toward research and a one-semester sabbatical. Hyngstrom plans to use her sabbatical to apply for a National Institutes of Health grant to […]

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Marquette researcher receives $2.6 million grant to fund brain studies

News release, June 24, 2014

Research study will examine stress-induced relapse in cocaine addiction Dr. John Mantsch, professor and chair of biomedical sciences in Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences, has been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health that will fund research on the effects of stress in drug addiction relapse. “Despite decades of research, […]

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Marquette exercise science professor honored with two prestigious awards

News release, June 19, 2014

Way Klingler Fellowship in science award will fund research into type 2 diabetes Dr. Sandra Hunter, associate professor of exercise science in the College of Health Sciences at Marquette University, recently received two prestigious awards: the John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, the university’s highest teaching honor, as well as the 2014-15 […]

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Teaching Excellence winners are the pinnacle of the teacher-scholar model

Marquette Matters, May 2014

News release, May 20, 2014

Teaching Excellence Awards are the highest honor bestowed upon Marquette faculty members. Recipients are nominated by colleagues and students for demonstrating excellence as teacher-scholars. Drs. Sandra Hunter, Daniel Meissner and Terence T. Ow received the John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, and Dr. John Su received the Robert and Mary Gettel Award for Teaching Excellence at the Père Marquette Dinner on May […]

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The next generation: Way Klingler Young Scholars lead the way on research – Dr. Allison Hyngstrom

Marquette Matters, May 2014

News release, May 20, 2014

Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards support promising young scholars in critical stages of their careers. The awards of up to $32,000 are intended to fund $2,000 in operating costs and to cover up to 50 percent of salary to afford the recipient a one-semester sabbatical. Dr. Allison Hyngstrom, assistant professor of physical therapy, is researching the neural […]

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Spinal cord injury is topic of next ‘Marquette Presents’ forum

News release, April 17, 2014

A panel of experts in biomedical sciences and physical therapy from the Marquette University College of Health Sciences will headline the next Marquette Presents forum: “Spinal Cord Injury – Improved Outcomes Through Research.” The free forum is Tuesday, April 29, at 8:00 a.m. in the third-floor Monaghan Ballroom in the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. […]

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Way Klingler Fellowship recipient – Exercise as medicine: reversing the effects of Type 2 diabetes

Marquette Matters, March/April 2014

News release, April 16, 2014

Dr. Sandra Hunter, associate professor of exercise science in the College of Health Sciences, is world-renowned for her research on age and sex differences in muscle fatigue. In addition to fielding requests for keynote addresses at international conferences, her work has been commissioned by NASA.

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Experts available: 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 7-23

News release, January 22, 2014

Sochi, Russia, will welcome athletes from all over the world to the XXII Winter Games Feb. 7-23. As the eyes of the world fixate on the athletes, Marquette University has experts and former Olympians available to help you with your Olympic news coverage. Please feel free to contact any of these professors and staff directly; […]

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“Exercise as Medicine” is topic of next ‘Marquette Presents’ forum

News release, January 15, 2014

A panel of experts in exercise science and physical therapy from the Marquette University College of Health Sciences will headline the next Marquette Presents forum: “Exercise as Medicine, Part 1: Optimizing Health and Wellness.” The free forum is Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7:15 a.m. in the third-floor Monaghan Ballroom in the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 […]

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Physical therapy professor receives Fulbright scholarship to Nepal

Marquette Matters, November/December 2013

News release, November 26, 2013

Dr. Guy Simoneau, professor of physical therapy in the College of Health Sciences, will travel to Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University — which offers the only physical therapy program in Nepal — this spring on a Fulbright scholarship.

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Dean’s message

Health Sciences, 2013

News release, November 12, 2013

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the inaugural issue of the annual publication of the College of Health Sciences. It is my sense that you may be surprised to learn of the current level of excellence within the college and its programs, some of which have a long history at the university and others that have been […]

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An Anatomical Gift

Health Sciences, 2013

News release, November 12, 2013

For many aspiring doctors, the first year of medical school is their first real experience with human body dissection. But future doctors and dentists who enroll in the biomedical sciences major at Marquette have a major advantage because the program features one of the few full gross anatomy experiences for undergraduates in the nation.

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What exactly is gross anatomy?

Health Sciences, 2013

News release, November 12, 2013

The designation “gross” refers to anatomy visible to the naked eye and thus not requiring magnification to see. “Microanatomy,” on the other hand, refers to that which requires magnification to be viewed, as in individual cells and their components.

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Dr. Murray Blackmore’s research provides hope for spinal cord injury sufferers

Health Sciences, 2013

News release, November 12, 2013

There’s a cautious optimism in the room as Dr. Murray Blackmore, assistant professor of biomedical sciences, presents his latest research findings to representatives from groups including Unite 2 Fight Paralysis, Spinal Cord Injury Sucks and the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation.

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Alumni Voices

Health Sciences, 2013

News release, November 12, 2013

Alumni share their viewpoint on how graduating from Marquette’s College of Health Sciences has profoundly improved their lives as well as helping them become successful in their career.

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