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Survey of the Health of Wisconsin shifts data collection efforts to understand how COVID-19 affects all aspects of health


The Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) is shifting data collection efforts this coming year with the goal of being at the forefront of understanding how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting all aspects of health.

Francisco Pelegri named chair of medical genetics


Professor Francisco Pelegri, PhD, has been named chair of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Laboratory of Genetics, effective July 1, 2020.

In COVID-19 response, don’t let urgency trump sound science


Bioethicist Pilar Ossorio says the world could be at risk of sacrificing essential knowledge for fighting COVID-19 and future deadly viruses if the COVID-19 response is not accompanied by sound research.

Center for Health Enhancement System Studies launches COVID-19 Wisconsin Connect App


COVID-19 Wisconsin Connect, a free desktop and mobile app that provides accurate information, social support and helpful resources to Wisconsinites, launched today. The Center for Health Enhancement System Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Ma...

UW Department of Psychiatry demonstrates effectiveness of telehealth in COVID-19 pandemic response


The COVID-19 pandemic placed limitations on face-to-face patient care, causing complexity for hospital psychiatric units. Undeterred, psychiatrists at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health quickly shifted to new ways of providing care.

Class of 2020 honors, awards and scholarships


The University of Wisconsin School of Medine and Public Health extends a hearty congratulations to a special class of 2020 MD graduates. Although the final months of school were disrupted by the worst pandemic of the century, we sal...

Wisconsin Partnership Program announces $2.7 million in grants in response to COVID-19


The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health has announced 22 new awards totaling $2.7 million to researchers and community organizations across Wisconsin for their efforts to lessen the impact of COVID-19.

Teams from Wisconsin, New York search for molecular clues to defeat COVID-19


In the center of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals are racing to maintain quality care for patients with severe disease while facing a shortage of resources and limited understanding of the novel coronavirus.

Respiratory allergies and allergic asthma may have protective mechanism in COVID-19


Respiratory allergy, asthma and controlled allergen exposure were associated with significantly reduced gene expression in a protein that the coronavirus uses to infect cells with COVID-19, according to a new study by the University of Wisconsin S...

Remembering Dr. Donata Oertel


We are saddened to share that Donata Oertel, PhD, Mary Herman and Lucien Rubinstein Distinguished Chair of Neuroscience, passed away on April 22, 2020 after a prolonged illness. She was a member of the faculty for more than 38 years, and will be d...

Maps provide zip code-level detail on risk of COVID-19 complications across Wisconsin


Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health are providing local public health officials across Wisconsin with zip code-level data on the susceptibility of residents to severe complications from COVID-19.

Remembering Heidi Dvinge: scientist, colleague, mentor and friend


Heidi Dvinge, PhD, assistant professor of Biomolecular Chemistry and a member of the Carbone Cancer Center, passed away on September 20, 2019. With great sorrow over the loss of a brilliant young scientist, colleague, mentor and friend, we honor h...

Two School of Medicine and Public Health-affiliated undergraduate students among Goldwater Scholars


Two students affiliated with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have been named winners of 2020 Barry Goldwater Scholarships, one of the most prestigious awards in the U.S. conferred upon undergraduates studying ...

UW–Madison researchers tracking travel, social media to help contain virus


Forced to choose between staying away from others to prevent the spread of a pandemic and casting a ballot in Wisconsin’s April 7 election, crowds lined up at polling places across the state — including thousands funneled to five sites in Mi...

First COVID-19 patient at University Hospital treated with plasma from recovered patient


A COVID-19 patient at UW Hospital has received the first transfusion of plasma from a local patient who donated it since recovering from the disease.
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