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Recent Articles

The need to identify children at risk for mental health disorders, Dr. Earnestine Willis comments.
WUWM – Milwaukee Public Radio, June 5, 2008

The results of a recent state report that ranks the State of Wisconsin high in care for kids, Dr. Earnestine Willis comments. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 27, 2008

Young and in Need, More children in Milwaukee being diagnosed with disabilities, Dr. Earnestine Willis comments on low-income children being at greater risk for injury. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Faculty in the Center were recently awarded 6 Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program grants totally $1,085,692 to conduct community-academic partnerships. Please view the complete list.

Dr. Earnestine Willis received the 2008 Sacagawea Award from Professional Dimensions, a networking organization for professional women. Professional Dimensions named the award after Sacagawea, the only woman on the Lewis and Clark expedition, to honor women in the Milwaukee community who, like her, distinguish themselves by power, spirit, insight, thoughtfulness, leadership, determination, courage and adaptability. Sacagawea, whose name means “bird woman,” proved to be incredibly valuable to the expedition, even given a full vote in deciding where to spend the winter. She was legendary for her perseverance and resourcefulness.
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