Alex Nemec

  • Opening doors for future scientists

    Through a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health — the first of its kind in the Midwest — Marquette’s U-RISE program is helping undergraduates from underrepresented groups prepare for careers in scientific research. 

  • Clinic of Regained Hope

    Scientifically verified therapies, advanced equipment and clinical experts make the Neuro Recovery Clinic a unique regional resource By Carrie Arnold, photos by Kat Schleicher In Marquette’s College of Health Sciences, progress in addressing neurologic injuries extends beyond research into axonal regeneration or neural feedback loops. It also engages the newest and best existing therapies to…

  • Breath Work

    Dr. Kristi Streeter explores the mysterious interaction through which signals from the diaphragm may help rewire the brain to help those with spinal cord injuries breathe better.  By Carrie Arnold, photo by Kat Schleicher Every day, we inhale and exhale approximately 22,000 times. Over a lifetime, the breaths we take number in the hundreds of…

  • Genes in Harmony

    Dr. Murray Blackmore is employing precise combinations of genes to stimulate growth in spinal axons with aims of re-establishing severed connections and restoring a range of functions.  By Jennifer Walter, photos by Kat Schleicher Thousands of tiny green dots speckle the dimensional blob glowing on Dr. Murray Blackmore’s computer screen. It’s a map of a…

  • Spinal Cord Synergy

    By Jennifer Walter, Comm ’19 and Carrie Arnold, illustration by Linda Nye, photos by Kat Schleicher Progress in spinal cord injury research and therapies is rare. But in the College of Health Sciences, faculty researchers and clinicians from several fields are pursuing promising cutting-edge strategies at scales ranging from microscopic axonal connections in the spinal…

  • Passing the Torch

    Thanks to the pioneering Dr. Donald Neumann, Marquette has an esteemed reputation in kinesiology. Now, emerging leader Dr. Jacob Capin is ready to take the helm  By Anna Funk, photos by Tom Grimm  Dr. Donald Neumann, professor emeritus of physical therapy, literally wrote the definitive kinesiology textbook used worldwide. He’s defined excellence in kinesiology instruction…

  • Providing an ultrasound advantage 

    As portable ultrasound devices emerge as a key asset in patient diagnostics, the Physician Assistant Studies program leads the way in teaching this technology  By Sarah Wells, photos by Patrick Manning Amie Billstrom is no stranger to providing medical care under pressure. Before joining Marquette in 2020 as a clinical assistant professor in the Physician…

  • A Culture of Care, Rigor and Joy 

    The College of Health Sciences’ many pediatric programs serve young patients in the region with truly advanced therapies — delivered with care and imagination.  By Haley Wasserman, H Sci ’20, photos By Alex Nemec  “Lemonade, fresh lemonade!”  A young boy stands on the sidewalk near Wisconsin Avenue waving his arms at pedestrians. Behind him, a…

  • All-pro approach

    Alumnus Michael Falk combines athletic training, physical therapy and NFL insights to help clients overcome injuries and aim for peak performance  By Mary Schmitt Boyer, Jour ’77 “He’s the top student I’ve ever had.’’  David Leigh, the longtime head athletic trainer at Marquette who became a clinical instructor and helped develop the athletic training major…

  • Jesuits on campus talk about Lenten season experiences

    By Alex Nemec, marketing communication specialist in the Office of University Relations Amid the shared Lenten journeys on campus, the Marquette community has individually celebrated and observed the season, reflecting on how sacrifices or promises of generosity can help oneself or those in need. To help draw our campus community together, Marquette Today asked two…