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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 Heath 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 Heath 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...

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial resumes at UW


AstraZeneca announced that the COVID-19 vaccine trial has resumed in the United States, including at UW Health and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, after the FDA and an independent safety review board completed their review of an illne...

Campus blood drive to benefit COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Program in Madison and others across the country


The Badgers Give Back Blood Drive, scheduled for Oct. 27-29 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Nick, 797 W. Dayton St., in Madison, is a chance for students to help those fighting COVID-19.

Jonathan Engle receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers


When Jonathan Engle, PhD, received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, he expressed gratitude for the significance of the recognition.

UW awarded research funding to identify ways to improve emergency department visits for people with dementia


The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is one of four sites awarded a total of $7.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct research that could lead to improved care in emergency departments for pe...

Staff and faculty experts serve on governor’s Health Equity Council


Members of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health will be providing expertise for a new effort to improve health equity in Wisconsin.

Amy Fiedler named to class of 2020 Presidential Leadership Scholars program


Amy Fiedler, MD, a cardiac surgeon and assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, has been named to the 2020-21 cohort of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program. She continues to develop her personal leadership project for the program...

UW study: Coverage for people with pre-existing conditions improved under the Affordable Care Act


Insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions increased during the first five years of Affordable Care Act implementation, a recent UW–Madison study revealed.
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