College of Health Sciences


Past Issues:

Marquette Presents Schizophrenia Forum

Marquette Presents: Schizophrenia forum addresses treatment through drug development

The College of Health Sciences continued the success of its popular Marquette Presents series with a forum on schizophrenia, titled Schizophrenia – New Hope for Effective Treatment Through Drug Development.
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The College of Health Sciences partners with Potawatomi to address addiction

In September, the College of Health Sciences will offer the fourth installment of its Marquette Presents series, The Tragedy of Addiction: Neuroscientific Perspectives Toward Understanding and Treatment. The event will be underwritten by the Potawatomi Bingo Casino.
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YES made the difference

YES Made the Difference

The Youth Empowered to Succeed program is a difference-maker for minority youth in the city of Milwaukee
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More News

Dr. Sandra Hunter completes gender-based space flight research for NASA

Female astronauts lose more strength and muscle mass and have a longer post-mission recovery period than male astronauts, according to a research review conducted by a national team of researchers assembled by NASA, including the college's Dr. Sandra Hunter, associate professor of exercise science. The review, coordinated in conjunction with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, examined the “Impact of Sex and Gender on Adaptations to Space.”
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Dr. Douglas Lobner receives teaching excellence award

Dr. Douglas Lobner, professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences, was recently honored with the university’s highest teaching award, the John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.

In nominating Lobner, colleagues and students described him as an individual dedicated to his students and his profession. During his 15 years at Marquette, Dr. Lobner has developed meaningful and understandable ways to teach very complex information on human physiology and neuroscience within multiple programs, including the biomedical sciences major, the physician assistant studies program, the neuroscience graduate program, and the school of dentistry.
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Continuing education courses reach milestones

Two of the most popular and well-known continuing education courses in the College of Health Sciences will reach impressive milestones this year.

The Gross Dissection and Kinesiology course and the Neuroanatomical Dissection courses have reached their 25th and 15th year anniversaries, respectively. The courses have served practicing professionals and educators worldwide, providing a rare opportunity for anatomical dissection in a continuing education format.
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Dr. David Baker receives Way Klingler Fellowship in science

Dr. David Baker, professor and associate chair of biomedical sciences, 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 the Way Klingler Fellowship. He believes this opportunity will catalyze increased funding for his research.
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Clinical Laboratory Science students score big at state meeting

Nearly 80 CLS students from Wisconsin universities presented 67 scientific posters at the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science- Wisconsin, and Marquette students won 8 of the 12 awards, including first-place awards in each of the 4 categories. First place award winners included seniors Michelle Hibbard, Elizabeth Kriefall, Maia Luthi, Dan Meier.

College of Health Sciences announces its
inaugural magazine

The College of Health Sciences will launch its inaugural magazine this fall. The magazine will highlight the research and teaching accomplishments of faculty and experiences of students, faculty and alumni across departments and programs in the college through features, photos, and interviews.

Articles in the first issue will showcase the highly interactive and innovative neuroscience research in the college, newly developed postgraduate professional residency programs, and include a feature on the student experience in gross anatomy.

To ensure that you are on our mailing list to receive the first issue, please send an email with your full name and mailing address to

  • Message from the dean
  • Save The Date

Bill CullinanWelcome to our Summer 2013 edition of the College of Health Sciences e-newsletter. I’m particularly proud to share some of our exciting recent developments and to give you a preview of some new things to come.

The Marquette Presents series, launched nearly a year ago, has now convened three separate expert panels for discussions of the current state of knowledge, and strategies for novel treatments, for depression, concussion, and most recently, schizophrenia. The full panel discussions are available for viewing on our website.

We are currently accepting registrations for the next installment of Marquette Presents series. I’d like to personally invite you to attend this free and informative event on September 10, 2013, entitled: The Tragedy of Addiction: Neuroscientific Perspectives Toward Understanding and Treatment.

Our outstanding faculty members continue to be recognized for their innovative research and strong commitment to teaching. To cite only a few examples, Dr. Sandra Hunter, associate professor of exercise science, was selected by NASA to join a team of researchers studying musculoskeletal gender differences in space flight. She recently presented her findings in an online research workshop jointly hosted by NASA and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute. Dr. Douglas Lobner, professor of biomedical sciences, was honored with the Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence - Marquette University’s highest teaching award - a testament to his dedication and ability. Dr. David Baker, associate chair and professor of biomedical sciences, received the Way Klingler Fellowship in science, an award that provides $50,000 annually for three years to help Dr. Baker further his ground-breaking research. Only one science fellowship is awarded each year to a professor whose research shows significant scholarship potential.

Each summer, a large group of professionals from around the country and globe descend upon Milwaukee for our continuing education dissection courses, Gross Dissection and Kinesiology and Neuroanatomical Dissection, which continue to provide unique educational experiences for a wide range of health care practitioners and educators. This summer the courses are celebrating their 25th and 15th anniversaries, respectively. Both are the only courses of their kind in the entire world!

I’m also pleased to announce the inaugural issue of our College of Health Sciences magazine. The first edition, coming this fall, will showcase the accomplishments of our students, alumni and faculty. Please be sure to watch your mailboxes for the first issue.

Finally, this fall we will welcome new faculty and talented new students, introduce new course offerings, and continue in our collective work to advance what we have termed The Science That Heals. As always, we appreciate your interest and welcome your partnership and feedback.

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 E. Cullinan, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Health Sciences
Marquette University

Coming up

Functional Neuroscience Symposium

The College of Health Sciences is holding its 2nd annual Functional Neuroscience Symposium Friday, July 19, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall.

The symposium is comprised of a series of lectures by faculty neuroscientists studying topics ranging from stress and addiction to brain and spinal cord trauma to novel treatments for neuromotor and neuropsychiatric diseases. Registration is $50, and participants can choose to attend up to four of the eight offered presentations.

To register, visit the website or contact the College of Health Sciences at (414) 288-5053.

Dental Hygiene All-Class Reunion at Marquette

Save the Date to remember and celebrate Dental Hygiene at Marquette University with a Dental Hygiene All-Class Reunion on Friday, July 26th, 2013. Ann Battrell, Executive Director of ADHA, will be the Keynote Speaker. Her presentation will be followed by a panel presentation of fellow MU alumni who pursued various careers capitalizing on their valued Marquette dental hygiene education.

After these presentations, there will be a reception and dinner. To register, please visit the website. Hope to see you on July 26th!

For more information, please contact Dr. Kim Autio Halula, Grad ’98, associate dean of the College of Health Sciences, at (414) 288-0656 or

Clinical Laboratory Science 75th Anniversary Celebration

The Clinical Laboratory Sciences program is celebrating its 75th Anniversary with a reception, luncheon and program on Saturday, July 27th at the Alumni Memorial Union.

The celebration begins with a reception at 11:30 a.m. in the Henke Lounge, followed by lunch and a program at Noon in the Lunda Room. Please register online.

For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Linda Laatsch, chair of the Clinical Laboratory Science Department, at or (414) 288-7566.