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AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial resumes at UW

10/23/2020

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

10/22/2020

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

10/21/2020

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

10/20/2020

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

10/19/2020

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

10/16/2020

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

10/16/2020

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.

Wisconsin Partnership Program announces $6 million in Community Impact Grant awards to health equity initiatives

10/16/2020

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has announced its 2020 Community Impact Grant awards for initiatives that aim to advance health equity and improve health and well-being througho...

UW researchers find more precise way to detect pneumonia caused by COVID-19

10/16/2020

Using cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology, UW‒Madison investigators have developed a far more precise way to identify cases of COVID-19 induced pneumonia.

UW studies investigate need for and impact of culturally aware mentorship training

10/16/2020

Higher education institutions frequently offer mentored research experiences to increase undergraduate student interest, motivation and preparedness for research careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematic and Medicine (STEMM) fields.

UW Health and UW School of Medicine and Public Health launch new Study Finder

10/14/2020

UW Health and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health have launched the UW Health Study Finder, a new, easily accessible website that lists UW studies and clinical trials that are currently recruiting participants.

Janis Tupesis inducted into the Order for the International Federation of Emergency Medicine

10/05/2020

Janis Tupesis, MD, was selected for induction into the Order for the International Federation of Emergency Medicine in 2020, an honor given to an individual in recognition of their extensive and continuous contributions to emergency medicine ...

UW Health, School of Medicine and Public Health remove race from kidney function estimation formula

10/01/2020

As part of their efforts to address systemic racism in medicine, UW Health and University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health are calling for an approach to assess kidney function devoid of race.

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

10/01/2020

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...
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