Welcome to the Fall 2019 edition of the College of Health Sciences e-newsletter. As another academic year is underway, I'm pleased to share news and information about our students, faculty and staff.
First, we're excited to announce the addition of an occupational therapy program in the College of Health Sciences. The Clinical Doctorate of Occupational Therapy is the first entry-level, clinical OT doctoral program in the state of Wisconsin, and it joins our other high-ranking clinical programs in physical therapy and speech pathology and audiology. We are now accepting applications for the inaugural class of 2020.
We've also opened two new spaces - the Neuro Recovery Clinic, a state-of-the-art neuro-rehabilitation clinic which is the first of its kind in the state of Wisconsin; and the new Physician Assistant Studies building, providing a new location and new equipment and learning spaces for our expanding and high ranking program in Physician Assistant Studies.
Faculty and clinicians from the Neuro Recovery Clinic will be at the University Club of Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. for our program, Forward Marquette in Chicago: On the Road to Neuro Recovery. I hope you can join us to learn about Marquette’s growing reputation for excellence in neuro-rehabilitation, research and treatment. Thank you to Dan and Susan Real for hosting this event.
Our clinics, including the Neuro Recovery Clinic, the Marquette Physical Therapy Clinic and the Speech and Hearing Clinic will also benefit from expanded patient parking, thanks to a very generous gift from Tim and Margie Kezman.
Our faculty researchers continue to raise the profile of the college and the university. Dr. Allison Hyngstrom, chair of the Physical Therapy Department, received a $2.3 million NIH grant to study exercise and ischemic conditioning in stroke rehabilitation, Drs. Robert Wheeler and John Mantsch received a $1.9 million NIH grant that will fund neuroscientific research into psychiatric disorders such as addiction and depression, Dr. Alex Savtchouck, clinical assistant professor of biomedical sciences, received a McKnight Technology Award that includes $200,000 in funding over two years for his work with real-time neural imaging and Dr. Murray Blackmore received an additional $1.9 million NIH grant for spinal cord injury research.
Our staff and alumni also continue to excel, including Dr. Albojay Deacon, physical therapist in our Physical Therapy Clinic, who received the Emerging Leader award from the APTA, and dental hygiene alumnus Matt Crespin, who was named president of the American Dental Hygienists' Association.
Congratulations also to our College of Health Sciences award recipients, Mr. Patrick Loftis, Dr. Nilanjan Lodh, Mrs. Dawn Robinson, Dr. Robert Wheeler and Dr. David Baker. They were honored at the recent college convovation for their excellence and commitment to service, teaching and research.
The 2019 edition of the College of Health Sciences magazine is now available online and in print. This issue takes an in-depth look at the new Neuro Recovery Clinic - how it came to be and how important it is for people in our community, state and region who have suffered stroke and other traumatic brain injuries. The issue also includes articles about our Intensive Aphasia Program, the Summer Research Program, our physician assistant students at the Repairers of the Breach clinic and more.
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, read stories from the college on Medium and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. As always, I invite your feedback on our college at any time at: email@example.com
William E. Cullinan, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Health Sciences
Forward Marquette in Chicago: On the Road to Neuro Recovery - Oct. 22
Marquette’s College of Health Sciences recently launched the state of Wisconsin’s first Neuro Recovery Clinic, a specialized neuro-rehabilitation enterprise that incorporates intensive training and state-of-the-art technology to drive more successful outcomes for victims of stroke and other neurological insults.
Join Dean William E. Cullinan and faculty scientists and clinicians to learn more about Marquette’s growing reputation for excellence in neuro-rehabilitation, research and treatment.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
6:00 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Program
University Club of Chicago
76 E. Monroe St., Chicago
Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided.
Register online today for Forward Marquette in Chicago: On the Road to Neuro Recovery.
This event is generously hosted by Dan, Bus Ad '81, and Susan, Bus Ad '81, Real.