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New UWM College Of Nursing Project Looks To Address Sexual Assault Among Native American Women

Native American women experience sexual assault more than any other ethnic group in the U.S. and yet they are less likely to report the crimes. They also don’t receive the medical examinations needed to collect evidence for use against their assailants.

Now a $2 million federally funded project carried out by researchers at UWM’s College of Nursing is underway to address the problem. Joining Tom Luljak are Lucy Makandawire-Valhmu, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Jeneile Lubebke, who recently received her Ph.D in the College of Nursing and is a postdoctoral researcher at UW-Madison’s College of Nursing.

Tom Luljak hosted UWM Today on WUWM for more than two decades and is the inaugural host of Curious Campus.