Sigma Mu Tau



Sigma Mu Tau is the student organization that strives to develop social and professional interest in the fields of clinical laboratory science, nursing, physical therapy, occupation therapy, health care administration, health care informatics, and other health-related areas.  Sigma Mu Tau and the Wisconsin Dairyland chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) co-sponsored the First Joint Networking Event.

Students were invited to connect with area Healthcare IT professionals to hear Central and Northern WI CIO’s describe their journeys to implement meaningful use at their facilities. This was a fantastic opportunity to understand what “Meaningful Use” is, learn how the rules will affect all health care professionals, and how it will impact health care organizations.

Sigma Mu Tau participated/sponsored the following events:

 Stevens Point Make a Difference Day

 Empty Bowls

 Donated $200 to the Tammy Feltz Memorial Scholarship Fund

 Kelsey Weibel discussed a medical service learning trip to various South American    countries.

 Juliana Vang spoke about a benefit concert to raise money to build a clinic in Laos. SMT donated $50.




Partnership with SPASH

The partnership between the SHCP and Stevens Point Area High School continues to provide high school students with the opportunity to earn college credits in an introductory SHCP course that also satisfies, in part, one of the general education requirements. This course is especially valuable for college-bound students considering health care careers.

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A collaboration has been established with the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services for a grant to evaluate a Farm to School Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in Wisconsin Schools. SHCP faculty assist the Wood County Health Department in evaluating the impact of new farm to school programs in Wood County schools. This two-year grant, entitled “Communities Putting Prevention to Work” involves close collaboration with Prevention Specialists at Marshfield Clinic, local school teachers, staff, and administrators.
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All faculty members participate in UWSP programs offered to groups from outside the university. These programs include: Career Days, high school science class presentations, ViewPoint, STEM Career Day, Women in Science, and College Day for Kids.  “Unraveling the Mystery of DNA” was the topic presented to the two sessions of College Days for Kids 2011.  Participating “youngsters” totally embraced this laboratory learning experience.