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Dietetics students shine at statewide nutrition conference

UW-Green Bay Dietetics programs (undergraduate and internship) were well
represented at the recent Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual
conference in Stevens Point. Jessica Davidson, a current dietetic intern and
UW-Green Bay Human Biology graduate, was recognized as Dietetic Intern of the
Year. Caitlin Baker, a Human Biology major with a Nutrition Science emphasis,
was recognized as Student of the Year; and Denise Halbach, a Human Biology major
with a Nutrition Science emphasis, was awarded the Bernice Mateika Scholarship.
What’s more, the UW-Green Bay student and internship delegation (more than two
dozen in all) came up with an idea on the spot for a feed-the-needy exercise as
part of the conference.



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Assoc. Professor, Daniel Meinhardt, served as associate editor for Sustain Alaska magazine.

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Daniel Meinhardt, Human Biology, recently served as associate editor for the magazine Sustain Alaska, a new publication by a sustainable development company in Anchorage, Alaska. The magazine contains an article by Meinhardt reporting on his 2011 trip to the native village of Shishmaref, Alaska, where dramatic changes in sea ice coverage and water levels are threatening the local way of life.
Dr. Daniel Meinhardt – meinhada@uwgb.edu (http://goo.gl/LQI3Lo)

Sustain Alaska Magazine

Sustain Alaska Magazine

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Callie Bartel-UW-Green Bay Graduate Returns As Training

Callie Bartel; UW-Green Bay Graduate

Callie Bartel, worked with U.S. Paralympic Throwing Team in Chula Vista, Calif., May 20-26, 2013.

Bartel was earned this opportunity because of a connection at  The College of St. Scholastica, where Bartel received her master’s degree (2011) in Athletic Training. Her supervisor during her two years at the Duluth, Minn. campus was originally scheduled to attend the camp, but was forced to cancel and find a replacement. Bartel’s name was thrown in the mix of potential replacements, and just weeks later she found herself in southern California with one of the most fulfilling experiences of her young career.

While at the camp Bartel learned just how in-tune Paralympic athletes are with their bodies, and how skilled they are at their respective sports. She talked with a blind high-jumper and watched a women’s rugby contest, and also saw firsthand just how much work goes into being a thrower from a wheelchair or seated position.

“Their skills at their respective sports and the overall knowledge they have of each sport and their body was incredible—most athletes come to an athletic trainer and say their knee hurts or their ankle is sore. These athletes would come to me and tell me their Gastrocnemius muscle in their knee needed to be stretched,” Bartel said.

A 2009 graduate of UW-Green Bay and a 2011 graduate of The College of St. Scholastica, Bartel began working with Phoenix student-athletes last fall. During her short time with the program, she’s impressed UW-Green Bay’s Director of Sports Medicine and Performance Jeremy Cleven, who also serves as the department’s head athletic trainer.

“I was very excited that we were able to add Callie to our staff earlier this year because of her knowledge and work ethic,” Cleven said. “She’s made the right business connections and received this amazing opportunity as a result, and did a fantastic job with it as I expected her to.”

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by | February 13, 2014 · 5:09 pm

Biology Faculty Merkel and Students Published

February 2013: “Prof. Brian Merkel of Human Biology reports the recent publication of a paper in the refereed journal for undergraduate biological research, BIOS. This paper enlisted the help of two former UW-Green Bay students, Kristy Nelson (Human Biology major) and Lynn Sternhagen, (Adult Degree). Also contributing was Prof. John of St. Norbert College. The study examined the effects of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on the immune system of mice. The title, author and citation: The Effects of Aroclor 1260 on Antigen Presentation and Superoxide Anion Production in CD2F1 mice. Brian Merkel, Kristy Nelson, Lynn Sternhagen, and John Phythyon BIOS 83(4) 121-126, 2012”

From UWGB Inside Newsroom: http://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/faculty-staff/02/05/faculty-merkel-publication/

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Health Sciences students gain unique perspective on travel course – August 2013


University of Wisconsin-Green Bay anatomy and physiology students traveled 4,500 miles this summer to the Plastinarium in Guben, Germany for a chance to work with a preservation technique called plastination.

The students and tour leaders, Human Biology Prof. Amanda Nelson and Associate Dean Donna Ritch, worked side-by-side with German anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens, who discovered the process now made famous by controversial Body Worlds international touring exhibits.

The dissection and anatomical study of preserved corpses is clearly of value to medical science and education. UW-Green Bay students — many of them with successful health science and medical careers in front of them — benefited from the trip. The course adds a unique perspective to an already rigorous program at UW-Green Bay designed to prepare undergraduates for graduate schools or health careers.

“As it becomes more and more competitive to gain entry into professional programs in the health sciences, students are looking for ways to enhance their resume,” Nelson said. “Immersing themselves in this intense, hands-on anatomy experience can highlight a student’s already impressive academic career and provide a great springboard for discussion during an interview.”

Ritch said the experience is unlike any other.

“The students that participated in this two-week travel course had an amazing, unique experience that they could not get anywhere else,” she said. “They worked in Dr. von Hagens’ laboratory and had the opportunity to meet and ask questions of him. Their free time allowed them to experience the German and Polish cultures.” Side trips took them to the site of an Auschwitz concentration camp and the Krakow Main Square — the largest medieval town square in Europe, which dates back to the 13th century.

UW-Green Bay student Emily Brown said the experience was so impactful, she didn’t want to return home.

“Participating in the workshops at the Plastinarium was an unforgettable experience,” she said. “I learned so much from the employees and exhibits and gained so much experience; I never wanted to leave!”

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