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College of Health Sciences

International Vision Statement

There are 31 International students currently enrolled in CHS

Within our teaching, research and service commitments we strive to prepare our students to meet future social, cultural, and technological challenges by becoming globally competent and culturally sensitive citizens with an expanded understanding of the multifaceted international interconnectedness of today’s world.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has a deep and abiding commitment to providing access to a 21st century education for Wisconsin residents while fostering local, regional and state economic development. It promotes these goals by providing every student with a strong academic foundation in understanding the complex cultural, social and technological realities of the contemporary world and building a balanced program of basic and applied research designed to address its problems. UWM fosters learning about the world beyond our borders, explores research partnerships that expand our knowledge base, supports an internationally diverse constituency of students and faculty and connects with the community to harness the strength of the university’s expertise. By embracing its identity as a globally-engaged university, UWM affirms that all students deserve the benefit of an education that prepares them to meet the challenges they will encounter in today’s interdependent world.

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International StoryOfficial from Upper Austria University Visits CHS to Discuss Collaborations
Mag. Iwona Wasilewska, Head of the International Office at Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences Linz Campus in Austria (Fach Hochschule Oberösterreich or FH OO), recently paid a visit to the College of Health Sciences.

International StoryCHS Expands Its Global Reach: University of Johannesburg Signs MOI
The College of Health Sciences, together with UWM, has entered into a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) with the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. In the interest of promoting a global outlook and international understanding, all parties will work together on educational and scientific pursuits.

International StoryInternational Activities
Assistant Professor Rohit Kate, Ph.D., Department of Health Informatics & Administration, served on the Advisory Committee of the National Conference on Innovative Trends for Technology Development, TECHNOCON 2012, held in Wardha, India last month.

International StoryCHS Hosts Visitors from China
In September, the College hosted visitors from China, Dr. Dong Yan, vice president/associate professor and Dr. Zou Liping, vice director, Department of Information Management, both at Shanghai Xinhua Hospital/Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. They are in Milwaukee as part of a program sponsored by The Center for International Health (CIH.)

International StoryImportant International Conference Held in Milwaukee
The 11th Annual Conference of the North American Association for Laser Therapy (NAALT) was held in September in Milwaukee at the Sheraton Brookfield Hotel. Over 130 scientists from around the world attended the conference themed, “Shining Light on Inflammation and Repair from Basic Science to Clinical Practice.”

International StoryGraduate Students Present Paper in Scotland
Members of the Human Movement Sciences Department (HMS) Physical Activity and Health Research Laboratory attended the International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement (ICAMPAM) in Glasgow, Scotland last May.

International StoryCytotechnology Students Provide Health Care Services to Underserved Peruvian Women
Cytotechnology students, Kasey Tong and Holly Dombrowski, traveled to Cusco, Peru this past June to work at the CervicoCusco clinic. This was part of a mission trip with International Cervical Cancer Foundation.

International StoryR2D2 Center Hosts International Student from Austria
Wolfgang Zweimueller, a student at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences in Linz, Austria and majoring in medical engineering, worked for a few months in the Rehabilitation Research and Disability Design (R2D2) Center together with staff and Director, Roger O. Smith, Ph.D., OT, FAOTA, RESNA Fellow.

International StoryInternational Faculty Research Presentations
HMS Assistant Professor Victoria Moerchen, Ph.D., PT, attended the World Confederation for Physical Therapy meeting in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She received the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Pediatrics Award for outstanding abstract and poster for the conference.

International StoryCHS Professor Serves on Ph.D. Defense in Denmark
Human Movement Sciences (HMS) Assistant Professor Kevin Keenan, Ph.D., was recently asked to serve as an "opponent" for a Ph.D. Dissertation Defense in Denmark.

International StoryAthletic Training Student Gets "Worldly" Experience in Germany.
Second year student, Josh Sanders, is in the M.S Kinesiology program and hopes to graduate this August. He joined his alma mater, UW-La Crosse, at their newly-funded program in Germany at the Goethe University Frankfurt.

International StorySound the Bagpipes! HMS Grad Students Head to Scotland
Three graduate students from the Department of Human Movement Sciences will present their abstracts at the International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement in Glasgow, Scotland, May 24 - 27, 2011.

International StoryCHS Cytology Students (and Grads) Make Their Mark
Two current cytology students, Holly Dombrowski and Kasey Tong, are newly appointed ASC cytology student members. Holly and Kasey also have been accepted to participate this June at the International Cervical Cancer Foundation's regional clinic in Cusco, Peru.

International StoryBarbara Meyer heads to Finland
Barbara Meyer (HMS) was in Ruka, Finland for a week in November. There she provided sport psychology consultation to athletes, coaches and medical staff of the Australian Aerial Ski Team. She also conducted ongoing research activities with the team and observed vision training provided to the team by clinicians from South Africa.

International StoryCHS Faculty Member Helps with Qatar University Accreditation and Expands Her Own Horizons
Cindy Brown, M. Ed., MLS (ASCP)CM , undergraduate program director for the BioMedical Sciences Program at the CHS Department of Health Sciences, made several trips to faraway Qatar in the Middle East where she served as the distance program director and mentor for the Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Program at Qatar University as they went through their international accreditation process.

International StoryAccent on Communication
When English, the world’s most common language, is accented, it can be misunderstood. In fall 2009, an agreement was initiated between the UWM Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business and the CHS Communication Sciences and Disorders Department (CSD) to develop an accent modification class for selected International Teaching Assistants (ITAs) in the Lubar School.

International StoryDean Chukuka Enwemeka visited three European countries from September 23 - 29.
Dean Enwemeka was in Stockholm, Sweden at the invitation of the Swedish Medical Laser Society; presented a paper titled "Current Concepts In Light-Activated Wound Healing", at the 8th biennial congress of the World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT) held in Bergen, Norway; and visited the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Linz, Austria, to explore the possibility of future faculty and students exchange programs.

International StoryHighlighting a CSD Graduate Student: Meet Rena Pitlik
Rena discovers an international volunteer program called Cross-Cultural Solutions and teaches a fourth grade class in Tanzania.

International StoryCHS Alumnus Establishes New OT Program in Kuwait
College of Health Sciences (CHS) graduate, Musaed Alnaser, Ph.D., played a key role in establishing an Occupational Therapy (OT) program at Kuwait University in 2008 after many years of planning.

International StoryTR Certificate Program Explores a New Adventure
Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Certificate Program coordinator, Patricia Thomas MPA, CTRS, recently traveled to Invercargill, New Zealand to share her knowledge of therapeutic recreation and seek out new students.

International StoryeLearning Goes the Distance
Sgt. Steven Rembalski sent Susan Stalewski, MBA, MLS, director, Office of e-Learning and clinical associate professor, BioMedical Sciences, a U.S. flag that was flown in her honor in his base in Basra. Accompanying the flag was a certificate describing how the flag was flown over the headquarters of the 34th “Red Bull” Infantry Division. Remblaski described the flag as a thank-you for Stalewski’s help with the online course "Introduction to Diagnostic Medicine".

International StoryThe top of her game: UWM sport psychologist advises Olympians
The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games marks the third such event that UWM Professor Barbara Meyer will experience as an Olympian’s sport psychology consultant.