2010 In the Media

December 15, 2010

Center Director Activities Highlighted

Center director, Ron Cisler is highlighted in the UW-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences' The Chronicle. The article provides insight into how Dr. Cisler advances and supports the goals of the university and community and how he effectively balances his time and efforts toward education, research and service.

November 9, 2010

New Blog Profiles Center Associate Director and Fellow

Dr. Loren Galvão and Katarina Grande (UW Population Health Fellow) are featured in interviews at the new blog of the UW's Wisconsin Population Health Fellowship Program and they are making connections between local and global public health research.

October 28, 2010

City's Teen Birth Rate Drops Again

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Milwaukee's teen birthrate - the second highest in the nation less than a decade ago - is dropping at a pace that could put it near the much lower state average by 2015, according to data released Wednesday by public health officials. In a related editorial, the paper praises progress but recognizes the health disparities that remain.

October 18, 2010

Salm Ward quoted in Milwaukee Magazine newsbuzz

The newsbuzz article highlighted the Center's recent publication in the Wisconsin Medical Journal describing Milwaukee's infant mortality rate by socioeconomic status group and race.

September 3, 2010

JSOnline Feature Article

September 3, 2010

Meet the Need - 88.Nine Unified Milwaukee Radio Segment

July 28, 2010

Cisler quoted in Milwaukee Magazine newsbuzz

In an article describing the impact on Milwaukee of the recently released state health agenda, "Healthiest Wisconsin 2020", the Milwaukee Magazine newsbuzz interviewed our Center Director, Dr. Ron Cisler.  Dr. Cisler suggested that a focus on Milwaukee's poor could help improve all of Wisconsin.  The Center for Urban Population Health has been monitoring health disparities across socioeconomic levels in the City of Milwaukee for the past two years.  The Milwaukee Health Report pinpoints where health disparities are greatest between lower and higher socioeconomic status residents in Milwaukee.

July 15, 2010

SHOW featured in the Milwaukee Health Department's Healthy Times newsletter

July 14, 2010

Researchers Getting Closer to Cause of Alzheimer's Disease

Our partner, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, recently presented research from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention (WRAP) study that could offer people in their 50s a chance to know if they are at increased risk for Alzheimer's disease.  People in the study who had both a newly identified gene (TOMM40) and APOE, a well-established risk gene for Alzheimer's, showed signs similar to early stage Alzheimer's disease on learning and memory tests. The Center is hosting the Milwaukee recruitment site for the study.

July 6, 2010

Milwaukee LIHF Coalition to Fight Infant Mortality Receives $250,000 Grant

The Wisconsin Partnership Program awarded a new community coalition a grant to develop plans to improve birth outcomes among African-Americans in Milwaukee.  The Milwaukee Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF) was awarded the $250,000 agrant from the Oversight and Advisory Committee of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, part of a $10 million overall commitment to address infant mortality among African-Americans in Wisconsin.  As part of the Center for Urban Population Health's commitment to infant and family health, Dr. Ron A. Cisler, Director of the Center for Urban Population Health, serves on the LIHF Steering Committee, the group providing overall leadership and establishing strategic direction to the Wisconsin Partnership Program for the LIHF initiative.

June 28, 2010

Wisconsin Has Highest African American Obesity Rate in the Nation

According to a report released on June 29 by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), 44% of adult African Americans in Wisconsin are obese.  This compares with an obesity rate of 24.9% among Latinos and a 26% rate among Whites. Overall, Wisconsin ranked 24th in the nation. The report noted that Wisconsin has nutritional standards for school lunches, breakfasts and snacks that are stiffer than current USDA requirements and it has passed Complete Streets legislation designed to ensure all users safe access to city streets. The report observed, however, that Wisconsin does not yet have standards for other food sold in schools such as vending machine snacks.  In addition, the state does not require body mass index (BMI) screening of students in its schools.

June 7, 2010

Center Receives Milwaukee Health Champion Award

On June 2, the Center received the 2009 Milwaukee Health Champion Award from the City of Milwaukee Health Department and the Milwaukee Public Health Fund for "outstanding teamwork towards the reduction of teen births in Milwaukee." The award honored the work of the Center, the Milwaukee Health Department, the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and many other organizations in Setting a Goal for Reducing Teen Pregnancy.

June 7, 2010

Recent Center Achievements

Han-Yang Chen, MS, the Center's Biostatistician, earned national recognition with the 2010 Community Hospital Award from the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for his abstract titled, Aberrant Fetal Growth and Mortality (Early, Late, and Postneonatal): An Analysis of Milwaukee Births, 1996-2007. Co-author Dr. Suneet Chauhan, Aurora Health Care, noted, "for a non-obstetrician to win an award of at a national meeting of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is just an amazing accomplishment."

June 7, 2010

Social and public health issues: An Interview with Nicole Angresano

Nicole Angresano of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee, and one of the Center’s strongest community partners, discusses some major social and public health issues facing our region, from teen pregnancy to poverty on WUWM’s Lake Effect program.

May 19, 2010

Expectant Parents Can Find Hospital Birth Care Services, Information Online

Wisconsin hospitals report quality and safety information on birth-related services to the Wisconsin Hospital Association's CheckPoint website using PeriData.Net®, the platform developed by Wisconsin birth hospitals, the Wisconsin Association of Perinatal Care, and the Center for Urban Population Health.

April 28, 2010

City of Milwaukee Health Department Releases Summary Report from the Safe Sleep Summit

The City of Milwaukee Health Department hosted a Safe Sleep Summit on Monday, May 3rd.  Along with helping to facilitate the discussion and brainstorming portion of the event, a team of researchers at the Center for Urban Population Health also assisted the Health Department in compiling a summary report of the findings.

March 24, 2010

Right to Breastfeed Act Signed Into Law

Gov. Doyle signs bill that will protect breastfeeding mothers from intimidation and harassment, help reduce infant mortality rates

March 11, 2010

Free e-book for children: Pandas’ Earthquake Escape

Sylvan Dell has posted Pandas’ Earthquake Escape eBook on their Web site free for the month of March.