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Marquette Presents Exercise Forum

Marquette Presents: Exercise as medicine to combat aging, disease


The College of Health Sciences' Marquette Presents continued its success with a forum on exercise, titled Exercise as Medicine, Part 1: Optimizing Health and Wellness. The forum was held at the Alumni Memorial Union on January 30th. A video of the event is available.
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Research into treatment of spinal cord injury is next topic of Marquette Presents

The fifth installment of the popular Marquette Presents series, entitled Spinal Cord Injury – Improved Outcomes through Research, will be held on April 29th from 8-10 am in the Alumni Memorial Union. Speakers include Dr. Allison Hyngstom, Dr. Murray Blackmore and Marquette alumnus Bryon Riesch
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To honor and serve

To honor and serve

The College of Health Sciences' Physician Assistant program partners with the VA medical center to treat veterans.
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More News


Dr. Sandra Hunter and Dr. Allison Hyngstrom receive Way Klingler Awards

Dr. Sandra Hunter, associate professor of exercise science in the College of Health Sciences, is world-renowned for her research in 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.

When Hunter sets her sights on a new research opportunity, she does so with a nearly unparalleled tenacity and sense of purpose – qualities that helped make her the recipient of the 2014 Way Klingler Fellowship in science, an award that will provide $50,000 annually for three years.

Dr. Allison Hyngstrom, assistant professor of physical therapy in the College of Health Sciences, received the Way Klingler Young Scholar award.

The award provides for a one semester sabbatical, the primary objective of which is to prepare an R01 research grant application for submission in February 2015.

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College of Health Sciences announces neuroscience minor

The College of Health Sciences recently announced a new minor in neuroscience. The minor was unanimously recommended for approval by the University Academic Planning Team and the University Board of Undergraduate Studies.

The neuroscience minor will be directed by Dr. Linda Vaughn, professor of biomedical sciences, and administered through the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Health Sciences. It has been constructed in cooperation with a number of other campus programs including biological sciences, psychology, speech pathology and audiology and biomedical engineering. Although there are pre-requisites, the minor has been designed to so that it is accessible to students from many majors.
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Anonymous donation will support Summer Research Program, physical therapy scholarships

An anonymous donor has given $100,000 to the College of Health Sciences to support the college's Summer Research Program and provide scholarships for students in the physical therapy program.
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College launches Pre-Health Advising Center and new website

The College of Health Sciences has developed a new pre-health advising center to be directed by Ms. Laurie Goll. Laurie has extensive experience with pre-health advising, including helping students navigate post-graduate health programs in medicine, dentistry, physician assistant studies, optometry, pharmacy, public health and much more.

The center will provide information for academic advisors in the college as well as a letter of recommendation compilation service. The new center will help consolidate pre-professional advising for students in the College of Health Sciences, as well as others on campus, and complements an existing center in the Klingler College of Arts & Sciences. A link to the pre-health advising website can be found here.

Marquette's Discover magazine profiles on College of Health Sciences faculty researchers

The 2014 edition of Marquette's Discover magazine featured a number of College of Health Sciences faculty members.

The cover story, a feature on obesity research titled "Big," highlighted the work of Dr. SuJean Choi, associate professor of biomedical sciences, Dr. Lawrence Pan, professor and chair of physcial therapy and Dr. Linda Vaughn, professor of biomedical sciences.

An additional feature, titled "One step at a time," showcased the collaboration between Dr. Allison Hyngstrom, assistant professor of physical therapy, and Dr. Alex Ng, associate professor of exercise science, detailing their cross-collaborative work with faculty in engineering and mathematics, statistics and computer science.

The research programs of Dr. Jeffrey Berry, associate professor of speech pathology and audiology, and Dr. Murray Blackmore, assistant professor of biomedical sciences, were also featured in the "Updates" section of the magazine.
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College of Health Sciences faculty receive promotions

Congratulations to the following College of Health Sciences faculty receiving promotions:

  • Dr. Jeffrey Berry, promoted from assistant professor of speech pathology and audiology to associate professor with tenure
  • Catherine Bril, PA-C, promoted from clinical assistant professor of physician assistant studies to clinical associate professor
  • Dr. Paul Gasser, promoted from assistant professor of biomedical sciences to associate professor with tenure
  • Dr. April Harkins, promoted from assistant professor of clinical laboratory sciences to associate professor with tenure
  • Dr. Sandra Hunter, promoted from associate professor of exercise science to full professor
  • Dr. David Leigh, promoted from clinical assistant professor of exercise science to clinical associate professor
  • Patrick Loftis, PA-C, promoted from clinical assistant professor of physician assistant studies to clinical associate professor
  • Dr. Andrew Starsky, promoted from clinical assistant professor of physical therapy to clinical associate professor

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  • Message from the dean
  • Save The Date

Bill CullinanWelcome to the Spring 2014 edition of the College of Health Sciences e-newsletter. This issue highlights a number of exciting recent developments in the college, and I’m pleased to share them with you.

First, I’d like to congratulate our faculty members who have been promoted. The achievements of these faculty members are quite impressive, and it is truly the dedication of the entire faculty that has propelled the academic programs within the College of Health Sciences to high national recognition and rankings.

I’m also pleased to announce the formation of a neuroscience minor spearheaded by our department of Biomedical Sciences. The new minor expects to enroll approximately 20 students each year, and is a natural extension of the strong emphasis on neuroscience teaching and research found throughout the entire college.

The college has also developed a Pre-Health Advising Center, directed by Ms. Laurie Goll. Laurie has extensive experience with pre-health advising, including helping students navigate post-graduate health programs in medicine, dentistry, physician assistant studies, optometry, pharmacy, public health and much more. The new center will help consolidate pre-professional advising for students in our college, as well as others on campus, and complements an existing center in the Klingler College of Arts & Sciences. A link to the pre-health advising website can be found here.

A number of our faculty members have been recently recognized for their innovative and groundbreaking research. Dr. Sandra Hunter received the Way Klingler Fellowship in Science, which carries a $150,000 award to support a new line of research into muscle fatigue in persons with type-2 diabetes. Also, Dr. Allison Hyngstrom was honored recently with a Way Klingler Young Scholar Award for her work examining the neural mechanisms of neuromuscular fatigue post-stroke. Faculty members throughout the college were also featured in Marquette’s Discover magazine, including Drs. Linda Vaughn, SuJean Choi, and Larry Pan for their work on obesity, Drs. Allison Hyngstrom and Alex Ng for their research on muscle fatigue and stroke, and updates on the research programs of Drs. Jeff Berry and Murray Blackmore.

Drs. Blackmore and Hyngstrom will also participate on our panel at our upcoming community forum, Marquette Presents: Spinal Cord Injury – Improved Outcomes Through Research. This fifth installment of the popular breakfast forum will be held on April 29th from 8:00-10:00 am in the Alumni Memorial Union, and will also feature Bryon Riesch, a Marquette alum and founder of the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation.

Finally, the college recently received a very generous gift from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. The $100,000 gift will support the Hansen Scholars in the biomedical sciences Summer Research Program, and will provide funds for the Hansen Scholarship available to physical therapy students. We are very grateful for this support, which will make a profound impact on students who otherwise would be unable to pursue these academic opportunities.

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: william.cullinan@marquette.edu


William E. Cullinan, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Health Sciences
Marquette University
william.cullinan@marquette.edu

Coming up

Marquette Alumni Awards Weekend is April 24-26

The College of Health Sciences brunch and reception will be held on Saturday, April 26, beginning at 10 am in the Alumni Memorial Union Monaghan Ballroom. To register, visit https://muconnect.marquette.edu. To learn more about this year's award recipients, visit http://www.marquette.edu/alumni/awards/recipients_chs.php

Marquette Presents: Spinal Cord Injury – Improved Outcomes through Research

This free forum is Tuesday, April 29, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union Monaghan Ballroom, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. It includes a complimentary continental breakfast and free parking in the 16th Street parking structure, located between Wisconsin Ave. and Wells Street. To RSVP, please visit muconnect.marquette.edu.

Retirement celebrations to honor Dr. Korabic, Dr. Laatsch

The college will host retirement receptions to honor two retiring department chairs - Dr. Edward Korabic, chair and associate professor of speech pathology and audiology, and Dr. Linda Laatsch, chair and associate professor of clinical laboratory sciences.

Dr. Korabic's reception is Friday, May 16, from 4-6 pm in the Cramer student lounge.

Dr. Laatsch's reception is Wednesday, June 18, from 4-6 pm in the Henke Lounge n the second floor of the Alumni Memorial Union.

Speech pathology and audiology 90th anniversary luncheon

Speech pathology and audiology will celebrate its 90th anniversary with a reception and luncheon on Saturday, July 26, in the Lunda Room on the second floor of the Alumni Memorial Union.

For more information, call the office of speech pathology and audiology at (414) 288-3428.

Upcoming INRC seminars

To see the list of upcoming seminars in the Integrative Neuroscience Research Center, please visit http://www.marquette.edu/neuroscience-center/currentseminar.shtml.