College of Health Sciences

Fall 2014 Research Symposium


The College of Health Sciences Fall 2014 Research Symposium was held on December 5th in the Wisconsin Room at UW-Milwaukee’s Student Union.  Once again our brilliant students  demonstrated that they are making discoveries with their research that contributes important knowledge to their respective fields.

Keynote speaker, Dr. Mary Beth Graham, Associate Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Medical College of Wisconsin, shared her thought-provoking personal and professional experiences with outbreak investigation right here in Wisconsin. Her presentation highlighted the important role of interdisciplinary teams in controlling disease and treating the patient.

The symposium highlighted the current research of both graduate and undergraduate students. There were 26 posters representing the work of over 60 students and their faculty/staff mentors.  Six students were selected to present their research projects to the nearly 200 faculty, staff, and students in attendance.  Their oral presentations were evaluated by an eminent panel of judges, who ranked the presentations based on the potential contribution of the research to the scientific literature, and the clarity of the purpose, research methodology, analyses, results, quality of thought and writing.

The students whose oral presentations and research were among the top three in the judges' rankings received monetary awards.

Congratulations to the winners!

1st Place
Mukta Joshi
, Kinesiology
“Force fluctuations while pressing and moving against low- and high-friction touch screen surfaces”

2nd Place
Maegan O’Connor
, Kinesiology
“Relationship Among Hip Strength and Dynamic Balance Performance: The Panther-PEP Study”

3rd Place
David Cornell
, Kinesiology
“Longitudinal Influence of a Firefighter Recruit Training Program on Measures of Obesity

It is gratifying to see our students enriching the lives of others with their inspired and innovative research in the health sciences!