By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Jan 24, 2007 at 10:34 AM

Congresswoman Gwen Moore, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor Chancellor Carlos E. Santiago and College of Health Sciences Dean Randall S. Lambrecht meet at UWM Thursday to announce the establishment of the Mobility Challenged Veterans (MOVE) Center at UWM.

Congresswoman Gwen Moore worked to secure a $1 million federal appropriation to support this effort, which will conduct research to develop new rehabilitative technologies for soldiers and veterans who have mobility problems as the result of being wounded in combat.

The center is a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort that builds on the strong and diverse expertise of engineers, rehabilitation scientists and clinicians in Southeastern Wisconsin. The center will employ the research expertise of College of Health Sciences faculty in imaging, rehabilitation and therapeutic sciences, and College of Engineering and Applied Sciences faculty in biomedical and rehabilitation engineering, in collaboration with Milwaukee's Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center.



Julie Lawrence Special to staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”