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UW researchers develop tool to equitably distribute limited vaccines


The demand for COVID-19 vaccines continues to outpace supply, forcing public health officials to decide who should be first in line for a shot, even among those in the same pool of eligible vaccine recipients.

One year later: Expert panel gathers to reflect on the coronavirus pandemic


One year ago, at an event organized by the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, a panel of experts in virology, infection control, global health, clinical testing, vaccine development, and health system responses reflected on an emerging ...

Jamey Weichert, Zachary Morris leading a team to develop new way to help immune system fight back against cancer


Scientists at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health are breaking new ground to make cancer cells more susceptible to attack by the body’s own immune system.

New statewide data show evidence of four-fold increase in recent COVID-19 infections


Preliminary results from the second wave of a UW–Madison study estimated 6.8% of Wisconsin residents have evidence of recent infection of COVID-19.

Video: A holiday message from Dean Robert N. Golden


Robert N. Golden, MD, dean of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, shares a holiday message, reflecting on how each member of our school has embodied the three C’s — commitment, community and continuity — to...

UW vision researchers partner with U.S. Department of Defense to develop stem cell therapy for combat-related eye injuries


Using an ingenious microscopic retinal patch, eye researchers at UW‒Madison will develop and test a new way to treat United States military personnel blinded in combat.

Leaders of Wisconsin’s two medical schools urge everyone to take action during the COVID-19 outbreak


Leaders of Wisconsin’s two medical schools have an urgent message to the public: Right now, every person in the state has the power to save lives by choosing to take a stand against COVID-19.

Patricia Kiley elected 2020 AAAS Fellow for research on bacterial oxygen response


Patricia Kiley, PhD, professor and chair of biomolecular chemistry, has been elected a 2020 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is one of six fellows elected from the University of Wisconsin–Madison this year.

Alan Bridges wins prestigious Veterans Health Administration award


Alan Bridges, MD, professor of medicine and chief of staff at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, has won the prestigious Veterans Health Administration (VHA) John D. Chase Award for Executive Excellence in Health Care.

Robert Fettiplace wins Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize


In the past two years, Robert Fettiplace, PhD, amassed two prestigious academic honors, and a recently announced third puts him in company with scientists who were subsequently awarded the Nobel Prize.

First-in-humans clinical trial to treat children with relapsed neuroblastoma opens at American Family Children’s Hospital


A first-in-humans clinical trial for children with relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma has opened at American Family Children's Hospital (AFCH) and is being conducted by researchers at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Hea...

Ying Ge receives Biemann Medal, named to Top 100 Analytical Scientist Power List


Ying Ge, PhD, professor of cell and regenerative biology, has been awarded the Biemann Medal from the American Society for Mass Spectrometry for 2020. She was also named to the Top 100 Analytical Scientist Power List by The Analytical Scientist.

Requiring basic level of health care coverage is important for healthy people and communities


On Nov. 10, the United States Supreme Court is considering oral arguments in two cases related to the requirement that all Americans maintain health insurance coverage. The health impact of this straightforward governmental mandate is broad-reachi...

UW set to resume enrollment for AstraZeneca's investigational COVID-19 vaccine


A clinical trial of an investigational COVID-19 vaccine has resumed in the United States after the FDA and an independent safety review board completed their review of a trial participant in the United Kingdom who became ill.

COVID-19 data model quantifies region-specific impact of social distancing orders


As the COVID-19 pandemic first took hold in regions across the United States in spring 2020, local officials, hoping to quell the spread of the virus, turned to the only actionable defenses available at the time: closing schools and businesses, ba...
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