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CHS DPT Program Graduates Shine

The Doctor of Physical Therapy graduating class of 2010Kudos to the College of Health Sciences Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program! The graduating class of 2010 has a first time pass rate of 100% on the National Physical Therapy Licensing Examination. The mean scale exam score for UWM students was 669 compared to 646 nationally. UWM offers one of the few programs that can report a 100% first time pass rate when the 2010 rankings come out in November. The first time pass rate for programs nationally is 86.5% and as of July 1 only 19 of 189 programs could report a 100% first time pass rate.

E-Learning News

Michelle Finet (OST) and Margaret Duncan (HMS) were recently awarded certifications in eLearning. Instructors must complete faculty/staff development in online/hybrid course re-design, prepare and deliver an online or hybrid course and provide additional reflections and documentation supporting their eLearning work.

Courses are also peer reviewed for quality by experienced eLearning evaluators as a criterion for certification. The goals of the eLearning certification program, sponsored by the UWM Learning Technology Center, are to support quality online and hybrid course design and instruction, as well as to develop mentors and experts for online/hybrid colleagues at UWM.

Sue Stalewski (HSD, CHS eLearning director) is a member of the New Media Consortium (NMC) Campus Leaders Advisory Board (C-Lab). C-Lab members are composed of individuals who are known as campus innovators and who have responsibility for technology planning, implementation and support. She also serves on the UWM Renewing our Commitment to Undergraduate Education Quality Initiative Steering Committee. Recently, Sue presented at the D2L ePortfolio Showcase at UW- Madison on September 24th.

Alumn Jan Krystkowiak's Book for Charity

CHS alumna, Jan Krystkowiak, now a resident of San Diego, leads an active life with five children, operating a business, running marathons and supporting her husband, an assistant NBA coach. She finds the time to write children's book, eleven to date. The most recent title, "You're Never Far Away," is about young children with a parent or relative deployed in the military. All of her books benefit specific nonprofits. To learn more about all of Jan's projects and accomplishments, go to to

Athletic Training Student Working on Healthy Cookbook

Lian Horbinski, a student in CHS's Athletic Training Program, is featured in a lengthy article in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The story is about Lian writing a healthy cookbook. She expects to move out of her parents' home after she graduates in May 2012 and is collecting recipes so she doesn't end up eating frozen food and carryout when she moves out. "Part of my field is promoting health and fitness," she said, and so she hopes her cookbook will help others provide quick and healthy meals. Readers are invited to contribute their own recipes for Lian's growing collection. The entire article is at

Dean Hosts Lunch for Emeriti and Retired Faculty and Staff

On September 17th, Dean Enwemeka hosted, at the Wisconsin Club, the first of many gatherings with emeriti and retired faculty and staff of the College. The Dean praised their work and contributions which have helped build the solid foundation of the College today. The retirees are enjoying the freedom that retirement brings and many travel extensively. All remain dedicated to their fields of expertise and are very interested in the development of additional doctoral programs in the College. Present were: Cynthia Hasbrook, Michael Hauer, Barbara Jacobs, Byoung Kim, Neil Oldridge, Betty Ritchie (and Donald Ritchie), Erika Sander, Thomas Sorchy and Mary Taugher.

Ginny Stoffel's New Book

Ginny StoffelGinny Stoffel's (OST) new book has just been published. Brown, C. & Stoffel, V.C. (2011). Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: A Vision for Participation. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company. It is a major mental health textbook for OT practitioners, and authors from all over the world contributed to the 55 chapters. From UWM they are: Carol Haertlein Sells, Heidi Plach, Joyce Engel, and former OT faculty and staff, Noralyn Jacques Pickens, Kris Barnekow, and Barbara Jacobs. Also, people from Transitional Living Services and the Grand Avenue Club offered their talents by creating Photovoices depicting their lived experience of mental illness and mental health recovery.

HMS Students Help Out at Lakefront Marathon

Human Movement Sciences students plan on being active volunteers at the upcoming Lakefront Marathon on Sunday, October 3rd. The graduate students will work at a water stop, the Athletic Training (AT) students will perform massages at the finish and undergraduate students enrolled in Exercise Physiology will work as sentries along the course to support runners and help with spectator traffic, etc. For more information on the marathon go to

Carson Smith on Fox6

Carson Smith and Bonnie Blair talk about Alzheimer's on Fox 6 Wake Up NewsCarson Smith's (HMS) recent interview for FOX6 WakeUp News (September 10th) about ongoing research on exercise as possible protection for those at high risk for Alzheimer's can be seen by clicking on the image to the right.

UWM's Panther Prowl: AT Students Lend Their Support

Photo of Andrea Cooper The Panther Prowl is a 5K run/walk and will be held on October 10th. The race supports the UWM Foundation and student scholarships. The Society of Athletic Training Students (SATS) is again supporting the Panther Prowl by providing warm-up and sports massage services for the race. For more information or to register, go to

Two CSD Students Receive Scholarships

Photo of Andrea CooperThe WSHA Foundation, Inc. of the Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Professional Association gave out its scholarship and research grant awards for 2010 and two CSD students were among those selected. They are: Michelle Monks, recipient of the Judith Kulpa Scholarship, who hopes to work in an adult medical setting, and Andrea Cooper (pictured right), recipient of the Judith H. and David J. Ward Scholarship. Cooper dreams of specializing in evaluation and treatment of infants and children. These exemplary graduate students represent our positive professional future and will receive their scholarship award at the 2011 WSHA Convention in Stevens Point on February 24-26.

New Bioengineering Seminar Series

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) and UWM's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) are launching a new Bioengineering Seminar Series this fall to be held every other Friday at 12:00 noon. This is a joint series of the two faculties with common interests in bioengineering. It is hoped that the seminars will promote collaborations and student involvement in research. Presentations are open to students, faculty, staff and the public. Future dates are October 8 and 22, November 5 and 19 and December 3. Everyone is encouraged to attend. For more information, go to

CHS Dean an "Academic Adventurer"

Dean Chukuka Enwemeka is slated to give a presentation on October 29th as part of the "UWM Academic Adventurers" lecture series sponsored by the American Geographic Society (AGS). The topic will be "Illuminating Health Care in Brazil" and will start at 3:00 pm in the AGS Library, third floor, Golda Meir Library. All are welcome to attend the reception and talk. For more information, go to

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Volume 1, Issue 2
September 30, 2010

Important Dates

CHS Faculty Staff Meeting

Friday, October 1
11:30 am- 1:00 pm
Enderis 103

Lake Front Marathon

Sunday, October 3
(See story on this page)

UWM Fall Awards Ceremony

Monday, October 4
1:45 pm Reception
2:00 pm Ceremony
UWM Union, Wisconsin Room

UWM Benefits and Wellness Fair

Wednesday, October 6
10 am-3:30 pm
Visit the CSD Booth!

UWM Panther Prowl

Sunday, October 10
Corner of Downer and Hartford
(See story on this page)

Open House

Friday, October 29, 9am - 5pm
Saturday, October 30, 9am - 2pm
UWM Union

International StoryInternational Travels

Anthony Azenabor (CLS) traveled to Shanghai, China from September 10-12 for the EPS-Global 1st International Biomedicine Forum (Infectious Diseases, Immunology, Clinical Pharmacology and Cancer). His presentation was on "Macrophage L-type Ca2+ Channel Inhibition Alters Chlamydia Antibiotic Susceptibility." He also was able to visit important traditional landmarks (religious sites, temples, silk and jade industries) and sail and survey the beautiful Shanghai coast line. "I loved every minute of it," he says.
Phyllis King with fellow invitees to the EPS Global International Forum on Aging Conference

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