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’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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Marquette researcher receives $800,000 grant to fund neuroscience study

News release, February 1, 2016

Study will examine the mechanisms of memory creation and brain function MILWAUKEE — Dr. Marieke Gilmartin, assistant professor of biomedical sciences in Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences, has been awarded an $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will fund research on the mechanisms of memory creation and retention. “The ability to […]

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Health Sciences

Health Sciences, 2016

News release, December 8, 2015

In this issue: Clinical assets, the college houses two clinics that serve the needs of the campus and community; The impact of depression; a generous gift is helping Marquette scientists search for a cure; Saying yes to YES, a community-based program is changing the lives of local youth, and much more.

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JSOnline – “The Beauty of the Brain”

Marquette in the news

News release, October 26, 2015

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Mark Johnson takes an in-depth look at the College of Health Sciences’ neuroanatomical dissection course led by Dr. William Cullinan – likely the only course in the country where working health professionals can dissect a human brain.

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Marquette Presents forum series on depression to be held in Chicago

News release, October 19, 2015

Sports reporter Trenni Kusnierek will share her personal story MILWAUKEE – Trenni Kusnierek, a Marquette alumna and sports reporter for Comcast Sportsnet, will share her personal story of her battle with depression at the next Marquette Presents forum, this Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., at the University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe St., Chicago. Experts […]

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VIDEO: See the science inside the future Athletic Performance Research Center

Marquette Video

News release, September 24, 2015

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Marquette researchers receive $2.8 million grant to study effects of exercise

News release, September 16, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Sandra Hunter, professor of exercise science in Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences, and Dr. Robert Fitts, professor of biological sciences in Marquette University’s Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, have been awarded a $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant will fund research on decreased muscle […]

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Marquette researcher receives $1.7 million grant to fund brain studies

News release, September 10, 2015

Study will examine the brain’s “biological clock” and its role in human health MILWAUKEE – Dr. Jennifer Evans, assistant professor of biomedical sciences in Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences, has been awarded a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant will fund research on the effects of biological rhythms on […]

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Marquette physical therapy professor honored with Teaching Excellence Award

News release, August 5, 2015

Dr. Andrew Starsky, clinical associate professor of physical therapy in the College of Health Sciences at Marquette University, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the Robert and Mary Gettel Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. Starsky has a unique approach to educating students across three different degree programs in the Department of Physical Therapy. From […]

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Dr. Marilyn Frenn and Mary Jo Wiemiller receive the 2015 Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award

News release, July 16, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Marilyn Frenn, professor in the College of Nursing, and Mary Jo Wiemiller clinical assistant professor and chair of physician assistant studies in the College of Health Sciences, have been named the recipients of the 2015 Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award. Frenn and Wiemiller collaborated on an award-winning project titled: “Developing and Implementing […]

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Stroke is topic of next ‘Marquette Presents’ forum

News release, May 28, 2015

MILWAUKEE – A panel of experts in biomedical engineering, medicine, physical therapy and speech pathology and audiology from the Marquette University College of Health Sciences and the Medical College of Wisconsin will headline the next Marquette Presents forum: “Stroke – New Hope Through Rehabilitation.” The free forum is Friday, June 5, at 7:15 a.m. in […]

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