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Marquette University College of Health Sciences

Spring 2010 e-Newsletter

College of Health Sciences

The Science That Heals

 

Message from the dean

Dean William E. CullinanWelcome to the spring edition of our e-newsletter for alumni, students, faculty, families and friends of Marquette University. The past months have produced exciting developments within the College of Health Sciences. College researchers have garnered significant grant awards and recognition; our Physician Assistant Studies program has introduced a post-graduate residency in emergency medicine; and faculty members have been recognized for outstanding teaching and scholarship at the local, regional and national levels. I encourage you to explore some of these developments in more detail below, and to visit us at our website and Facebook page.

With warm regards,

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

College names new teaching awards

Dr. Gregory Rajala, associate professor of biomedical sciences, was recently named the inaugural recipient of the College of Health Sciences’ Edward W. Carroll Award for Teaching Excellence. The award is named for the late Carroll, a clinical assistant professor of biomedical sciences who passed away in February after teaching at Marquette for 25 years. Rob Paxton, clinical assistant professor and director of didactic education for physician assistant studies, was named the inaugural recipient of the Dorothy Wood Award for Teaching Excellence. Wood, for whom the award is named, taught in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology for nearly 40 years.

PT faculty win top honors

The American Physical Therapy Association recently honored three Marquette professors with national awards. Dr. Lawrence Pan, chair and professor of physical therapy, was elected a Catherine Worthingham Fellow, the APTA's highest honor. Dr. Tina Stoeckmann, clinical associate professor, won the APTA’s Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award, and Dr. Guy Simoneau, professor, won the APTA’s Lucy Blair Service Award. Dr. Sheila Schindler-Ivens, assistant professor, received Marquette’s 2010 Way Klingler Young Scholar Award.

BISC professor among "Forty under 40"

Dr. David Baker, associate professor of biomedical sciences, was selected for The Business Journal’s 2010 “Forty Under 40,” which recognizes young leaders in the Milwaukee area.

New funding for drug abuse research

Dr. John Mantsch, associate professor and chair of biomedical sciences, won a five-year, $1.5 million grant renewal from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for his research on the neurobiological mechanisms through which stress increases drug use. The grant provides critical support of a project Mantsch started in 2002.

New PA residency in emergency medicine

The physician assistant field, like other fields, is becoming increasingly specialized. To meet demand, the Department of Physician Assistant Studies partnered with Aurora Sinai Medical Group to create a 12-month post-graduate PA residency program in emergency medicine. The first four PA residents will start this summer and practice at Aurora Sinai, as well as Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Alumni Award winners recognized

The College of Health Sciences celebrated its extraordinary alumni during National Alumni Awards Weekend April 22-24. This year’s winners were Col. Andrea Eigel Crunkhorn, PT ’86; Dr. Angela M. Nilius, Med Tech ’79; Robert J. Erickson, Sp ’88; E. Lynn Swartz Goetsch, Dent Hy ’70; James F. Ginter, MPAS, PA-C, H Sci ’01; and Dr. Elizabeth Halloran Darling, PT ’01. Read their stories.

Get involved with the Alumni Board

The College of Health Sciences Alumni Board raised more than $6,000 for scholarships this year through its silent auction, a new alumni-led continuing education course and other activities. This fall, the board will start a new tradition: a White Mass at Church of the Gesu in honor of the Feast of St. Luke, the patron saint of the medical professions. The board is also looking for new members. Learn more.

Remembering Dr. Edward W. Carroll

It is with deep sadness that we note the passing of Dr. Edward Carroll (February 2010). Carroll taught in the Department of Biomedical Sciences for 25 years. His expertise was as broad as it was deep, as he directed courses in anatomy and physiology, developmental biology, oral biology, neuroanatomy, embryology and histology. He was a terrific colleague, dedicated teacher and caring mentor. Over the course of his career he touched the lives of countless students within the College of Health Sciences, as well as within the School of Dentistry and the College of Nursing. He will be sorely missed by all those who had the good fortune to know him.


IN THIS EDITION

Message from the dean

College names new teaching awards

PT faculty win top honors

BISC professor among "Forty under 40"

New funding for drug abuse research

New PA residency in emergency medicine

Alumni Award winners recognized

Get involved with the Alumni Board

Remembering Dr. Edward W. Carroll

Marquette University
College of Health Sciences
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Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

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