2007 In the Media

December 21, 2007

Wisconsin Partnership Program Awards 21 Grants Totaling $5.3 Million

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health through the Wisconsin Partnership Program has announced twenty-one grants totaling $5.3 million. The annual Community-Academic Partnership Fund grant awards are designed to support Wisconsin-based projects that focus on health and prevention initiatives aimed at improving the health of Wisconsin citizens.

December 4, 2007

City receives poor marks in check-up

The City of Milwaukee was near the bottom in a recent health report card done by the Public Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Center Director Ron Cisler and others discuss the assessment in an article in the December 2 Marquette Tribune.

November 1, 2007

Health disparities in Milwaukee by socioeconomic status

This article in the Wisconsin Medical Journal reports on a project in which Milwaukee zip codes were stratified into three groups by socioeconomic status (lower, middle, upper) and health determinants and health outcomes were analyzed and compared across the groups. Serious health disparities were found across the different socioeconomic groups. Wisconsin Medical Journal, 106(7), 366-372.

October 1, 2007

September is National Infant Mortality Awareness Month (PDF)

UWM and the City of Milwaukee Health Department are joining forces this month to provide continued information related to the growing infant mortality issue in our community.

September 5, 2007

Effects of Post Partum Depression

Jennifer Runquist is an assistant professor in the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee School of Nursing. She's researching the effects of post-partum depression on women in Milwaukee, and working with Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton's Task Force on Women and Depression. She speaks with Jane Hampden of WUWM's Lake Effect.

August 22, 2007

Barb Lawrence: Cultivating better dementia care

The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute is creating the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention to study the adult children of parents with Alzheimer’s to learn more about the disease and its possible prevention.

June 21, 2007

Editorial: A reason for optimism

A commentary by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the homicide commission's work.

June 21, 2007

Study takes close look at homicides: Agencies come together in effort to reduce killings

The Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission works to reduce homicide violence in the city. As part of this effort, the Center's Supervisor of IT performed an assessment of the needs of criminal justice system agencies around sharing data to prevent and control crime.

June 6, 2007

CHS Faculty Receives $100,000 Grant from Helen Bader Foundation

The Early Childhood Integrated Database System (ECIDS) will improve collection, storage, and sharing of information among providers of services to young children with disabilities. Center IT personnel will assist in the development of the system.

May 21, 2007

Budding Researcher Recognized for Work in Postpartum Depression

Highlights Center Scientist Jennifer Runquist's work in reducing postpartum depression.

May 4, 2007

Welcome support: Grant will fund local infant mortality research (PDF)

Center Scientist Teresa Johnson receives a grant from the Center's Center Scientist Development Program to help the city of Racine analyze its data on fetal and infant deaths.

April 12, 2007

Three CHS Faculty Receive Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Funding Awards (PDF)

The Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program of the Medical College of Wisconsin awards $450,000 for the Early Childhood Integrated Database System, which will improve collection, storage, and sharing of information among providers of services to young children with disabilities.

March 31, 2007

Eells Reveals the Mystery of the Healing Light (PDF)

Center Scientist Janis Eells is researching the use of near-infrared (NIR) light to heal blindness induced by methanol poisoning and other toxins.