College of Health Sciences


Past Issues:

Marquette Presents Schizophrenia Forum

The College of Health Sciences announces the inaugural issue of Health Sciences magazine

The college launched Health Sciences, a new print magazine for alumni and friends of the college to learn about the achievements of students, faculty and alumni.
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Dean William E. Cullinan becomes first dean appointed to presidential search committee

College of Health Sciences dean William E. Cullinan, Ph.D., is the first dean in Marquette history to be appointed a member of a presidential search committee.

The committee is charged with the task of selecting Marquette’s 24th president.
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Marquette Presents: Addiction forum discusses the neuroscience behind the disease

Marquette Presents

The latest rendition of the College of Health Sciences’ popular Marquette Presents series was held on September 10th.
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The College of Health Sciences receives $250,000 gift from Marquette alumni Dan and Susan Real

Dan and Susan Real, both 1981 alumni of Marquette's Business Administration program, have donated $250,000 to the College of Health Sciences to establish a scholarship for "qualified students of diversity who would shine at Marquette but cannot afford the cost of tuition."
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The College of Health Sciences welcomes Rev. John Schlegel, S.J., as new college chaplain

Rev. John Schlegel, S.J., has been named chaplain for the College of Health Sciences. Fr. Schlegel is former president of the University of San Francisco and Creighton University, and recently joined the pastoral team at Gesu Parish.
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New faculty join College of Health Sciences

Four new faculty members joined the College of Health Sciences prior to the fall semester.

Jennifer Evans, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical sciences, is a neuroscientist who focuses on circadian rhythm generation and how environmental and genetic factors affect circadian clock function.

Marieke Gilmartin, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical sciences, has developed cutting-edge optogenetic tools to manipulate neuronal circuits in the brain. Her research seeks to determine how the prefrontal cortex, hippocampus and amygdala interact to establish emotional memories.
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Physician Assistant Studies student wins Pedro Arrupe award

Lisa Hamann, a second year student in the Physician Assistant Studies program, has received the 2013 Pedro Arrupe award.

The award honors students who have shown exemplary service to Marquette and beyond. Nominees and recipients have provided significant leadership in community service and have been advocates for those in need.

To see a video recap of Lisa’s accomplishments, visit the College of Health Sciences website.

Dr. Tina Stoeckmann leads adaptive sports program

The newly established MUPT Adaptive Explorations club is the result of work from physical therapy student Kristen Seroka and Dr. Tina Stoeckmann, clinical associate professor of physical therapy. The group holds events like wheelchair rugby, adaptive downhill skiing, wheelchair fashion shows and more.

To learn more about the program, visit the Facebook group page.

  • Message from the dean
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Bill CullinanWelcome to the Fall 2013 College of Health Sciences e-newsletter. It is my pleasure to share with you some recent exciting happenings in the college.

As you know, Marquette University is currently engaged in a search for its 24th president. I was pleased to be asked to serve as a member of the selection committee, and will work to ensure that the academic excellence and research at Marquette is well represented in the search effort.

The College of Health Sciences represents one particularly strong example of that academic excellence, a fact showcased in the inaugural issue of the College of Health Sciences Magazine. The magazine highlights students, faculty and alumni across the college through feature articles, news, research updates and alumni quotes and thoughts. Features in the inaugural issue include a question-and-answer session with a group of our gross anatomy teaching assistants, an inside look at our post-graduate residencies in the Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Studies programs, and a feature on the distinctive collaborative neuroscience research environment created by faculty in the Biomedical Sciences department.

Our Marquette Presents series continues to provide scientific perspectives on important community health issues. The most recent forum focused on addiction and featured college faculty, including Drs. John Mantsch and Robert Wheeler from our Biomedical Sciences department. The full panel video is available on our website.

We also welcomed our largest incoming class of 282 freshmen, our most selective and academically talented group to date. Our students and faculty continue to excel, including developing new adaptive sports programs and garnering prestigious awards.

In September the college also welcomed four new faculty members and a new college chaplain, Fr. John Schlegel, S.J.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank Dan and Susan Real, Marquette alumni and friends of the College of Health Sciences, who generously donated $250,000 to the college to establish a scholarship for economically disadvantaged students seeking professional degrees.

For more information on upcoming events, or to remain current on news in the College of Health Sciences, please visit our website, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. As always, I invite your feedback on our college at any time at:

With warm regards,
William E. Cullinan, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Health Sciences
Marquette University

Coming up

Marquette Presents: Exercise as Medicine, Part 1: Optimizing Health and Wellness

The next installment of the popular Marquette Presents series will be held January 30, 2014 from 7:15 to 9:30 am in the Alumni Memorial Union.

The presentation, Exercise as Medicine, Part 1: Optimizing Health and Wellness, features faculty from the Department of Physical Therapy and the Exercise Science degree program, including Drs. Marie Hoeger Bement, Sandra Hunter and Alexander Ng. The forum will be moderated by Dr. William E. Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences and director of the Integrative Neuroscience Research Center.

To register for this free event, visit the website. A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided. Parking is available in the 16th Street Parking Structure, located between Wisconsin Avenue and Wells Street.

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