Marquette’s College of Health Sciences announced that it received a $500,000 gift from the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation to establish the BRPF Excellence Fund in Spinal Cord Injury Research. The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation, located in Waukesha, was formed by alumnus and friend of the college, Bryon Riesch, who was paralyzed in an accident nearly […]
Marquette’s College of Nursing is partnering with St. Camillus Life Plan Community on a functional fitness project called Physical Activity for Life for Seniors (PALS). The project is being implemented by College of Nursing students along with St. Camillus staff, and incorporates specific physical activities for the residents of St. Camillus. The PALS program, developed […]
Dr. Richard Holz, Dean of the Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and professor of chemistry, and Dr. Brian Bennett, professor and chair of physics, have received a $525,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue research into enzymes that are a new type of “green” catalyst. Holz and Bennett will use Marquette’s […]
Dr. Sofia Origanti, assistant professor of biological sciences, recently obtained the $20,000 Markos Family Breast Cancer Research Faculty Scholar Award from the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation (WWHF). WWHF priorities are to focus on diseases affecting the health and mortality of Wisconsin women, and to encourage Wisconsin women researchers to develop as leaders in breast cancer research. […]
The National Institutes of Health and the National Institute for Child Health and Disease, has awarded $241,845 to Dr. Lisa Hanson, professor and director of the Marquette University College of Nursing Nurse-Midwifery Program. The grant, titled “The efficacy of an oral probiotic to reduce group B streptococcus (GBS) colonization,” is Hanson’s first from the organization. […]
Dr. Brian Schmit, associate dean for research, professor of biomedical engineering, co-director of the Stroke Rehabilitation Center and director of the integrative neural engineering and rehabilitation laboratories, was inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. Dr. Schmit was nominated, reviewed and elected by peers and members of the […]
Dr. Rosemary A. Stuart, a Marquette University professor of biological sciences, has received a $900,000 National Science Foundation grant for cell biology research, studying the function and regulation of mitochondrial ribosomes. Mitochondria are commonly referred to as the “powerhouse” of the cell because they produce the energy carrying molecule ATP through a process called aerobic […]
Grant will fund Dr. Murray Blackmore’s next phase of study MILWAUKEE — The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.6 million R01 grant to Dr. Murray Blackmore, associate professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences at Marquette University. The grant is his second $1 million-plus grant from the organization in five […]
Dr. Kyana Young has been named the Shepherd Express hero of the week. Young is a post-doctoral scholar in the Opus College of Engineering Water Quality Center, and the manager of the Marquette University Global Water Center facility in Walker’s Point. Young’s passion is finding solutions for safe water to improve global and public health.
Addictions permanently change the brain through a process called neuroplasticity. Dr. Matthew Hearing works alongside several Marquette neuroscientists to research the phenomenon that helps explain opioids’ tight grip on so many.