Enhancing health, healing and more through cutting-edge research Welcome to the 2013 edition of Discover, highlighting some of the outstanding research and scholarship of Marquette University’s faculty. As you will see from the range of work featured this year, our faculty live out Marquette’s mission by being actively engaged in exploring enduring questions, working at the cutting edge of their disciplines and across disciplinary boundaries, and striving to solve critical problems that impact the lives of people in our local community and across the globe. This year we have a focus on health and healing in our featured profiles. Dr. Gerald Harris, professor of biomedical engineering, leads a consortium designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a national Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center dedicated to improving the quality of life of children with orthopaedic disabilities. Dr. Murray Blackmore, assistant professor of biomedical sciences, is investigating the mechanisms of neuron regeneration that may ultimately lead to new gene therapies to improve spinal cord injury recovery. Dr. Angelique Harris, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, explores how minority groups work to reduce health inequities in their communities. Dr. Craig Andrews, professor and Charles H. Kellstadt Chair in Marketing, examines the impact of graphic labels on tobacco packaging on adult smokers. Dr. Theresa Tobin, associate professor of philosophy, examines the impact of clergy abuse on victims’ faith lives and how spiritual reconciliation and renewal can be part of the healing process. In addition to profiling the work of individual faculty, we also feature some of the many ways in which imaging and visualization techniques are being utilized by our researchers to explore our world from the atomic scale to imaging the human brain to extending out into astronomical distances of the universe. Short features and the bookshelf section provide other great examples of the broad scope of our faculty’s research. I invite you to also explore marquette.edu/research for more examples of Marquette research and scholarship.
Dr. Jeanne M. Hossenlopp Vice Provost for Research