College of Health Sciences

Spring 2015 Research Symposium


The College of Health Sciences Spring 2015 Research Symposium was held on May 1st 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.

The symposium highlighted the current research of both graduate and undergraduate students. There were 37 posters representing the work of over 50 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
Jeffrey Peterson
, Kinesiology
“The Effect of a Visuospatial Memory Task on Measures of Postural Control”

2nd Place
Lauren Benson
, Kinesiology
“Assessment of Knee Mechanics and Muscle Activity during Balance Exercises”

3rd Place
Allison Werner
, Biomedical Sciences
“Hyperplasia Development in the ob/ob Mouse Prostate”

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