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UW study looks to keep nursing homes safe during COVID-19 pandemic with telehealth

09/29/2020

A new research study at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health seeks to reduce COVID-19 spread in Wisconsin nursing homes by collaborating with community and academic partners to expand telehealth infrastructure.

Stem cells can repair Parkinson’s-damaged circuits in mouse brains

09/29/2020

The mature brain is infamously bad at repairing itself following damage like that caused by trauma or strokes, or from degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s. Stem cells, which are endlessly adaptable, have offered the promise of better neur...

Thriving community of postdocs play valuable role in campus research

09/24/2020

National Postdoc Appreciation Week may have only been five days long, but postdoctoral trainees’ profound impact on the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and the entire university, is on display year-round.

Sue Wenker receives Joan M. Mills and Distinguished Educator awards

09/18/2020

Sue Wenker, PT, PhD, was honored with the Joan M. Mills and Distinguished Educator awards by APTA Geriatrics—an Academy of the American Physical Therapy Association—in February 2020. Wenker is an assistant professor of family medicine and communit...

Howard Rowley receives 2020 Gold Medal from American Society of Neuroradiology

09/17/2020

Howard Rowley, MD, has been awarded the 2020 Gold Medal by the American Society of Neuroradiology. This award honors exceptional service and achievement in neuroradiology and recognizes Dr. Rowley’s many contributions to stroke trials, demen...

UW Carbone Cancer Center receives FDA clearance to test new regenerative medicine therapy for radiotherapy-induced dry mouth

09/08/2020

The University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center has the go-ahead to start clinical trials on a first-in-human cell therapy to treat a common side effect of radiation therapy.

UW Health and University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health selected among first clinical sites in the U.S. to test new COVID-19 vaccine

08/31/2020

UW Health and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) are among the first sites in the country to study whether an investigational vaccine developed by the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca can prevent COVID-19, th...

New medical students welcomed to UW in virtual White Coat Ceremony

08/21/2020

Physicians must be resilient and adaptable. These qualities were on full display as the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health welcomed incoming medical students in a virtual White Coat Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 21.

Nanoparticle system captures heart disease biomarker from blood for in-depth analysis

08/14/2020

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have developed a method combining sticky nanoparticles with high-precision protein measurement to capture and analyze a common marker of heart disease to reveal details that were previously inacce...

Darcie Moore selected as 2020 Vallee Scholar in recognition of research

08/13/2020

Darcie L. Moore, PhD, assistant professor of neuroscience, has been named by the Vallee Foundation as a 2020 Vallee Scholar. The award provides $300,000 in funding for basic biomedical research over four years.

UW-Madison Alzheimer’s researchers well-represented at annual conference

08/06/2020

Researchers from the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health shared new dementia research at the virtual 2020 Alzheimer’...

UW researchers devise approach to treat rare, incurable form of blindness

08/05/2020

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin‒Madison have published a proof-of-concept method to correct an inherited form of macular degeneration that causes blindness, and that is currently untreatable.

Wisconsin Partnership Program seeks Collaborative Health Sciences Grant applications for 2020-21 cycle

08/04/2020

The Wisconsin Partnership Program invites eligible faculty and staff to submit a preliminary application for a Collaborative Health Sciences Program grant.

UW study looks at new protections for frontline health care workers during COVID-19; recruitment open now

07/28/2020

A new prevention research study at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health looking at whether commonly used oral and nasal antiseptic (in addition to personal protective equipment and hand hygiene) can help prevent COVID-1...

UW School of Medicine and Public Health works to dispel COVID-19 myths

07/27/2020

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health wants the public to think critically about COVID-19 risks, effects and safety measures as we all deal with this unprecedented pandemic.
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