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 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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An uncommon collaboration

Health Sciecnes, 2013

News release, November 12, 2013

Discussions with neuroscientists in the Biomedical Sciences Department reveal a common thread: recognition of an unusually collaborative working environment.

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Real-world work helps residents grow

Health Sciences, 2013

News release, November 12, 2013

Resident. For many, the term conjures up images of overworked young medical professionals on TV shows like ER and Grey’s Anatomy, fraught with drama and filled with little substance. But for two of the top professional programs at Marquette — physical therapy and physician assistant studies — the reality is much different.

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By the Numbers

Health Sciences, 2013

News release, November 12, 2013

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Neuroscience of addiction is topic of next Marquette Presents forum

News release, August 28, 2013

Potawatomi Bingo Casino underwrites forum that seeks answers to addiction treatment Two leading neuroscientists researching stress and addiction in the Marquette University College of Health Sciences, a recovered gambling addict and a psychiatrist specializing in addiction headline the next Marquette Presents forum: “The Tragedy of Addiction: Neuroscientific Perspectives Toward Understanding and Treatment.” The free forum […]

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Marquette biomedical sciences professor receives Way Klingler Fellowship in science

News release, August 16, 2013

Dr. David Baker, professor and associate chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Health Sciences at Marquette University, has been awarded the 2013 Way Klingler Fellowship in science for his study of neurotransmitters and their roles in diseases like schizophrenia and addiction. Baker will receive $50,000 annually for three years for […]

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