Category Health & Wellness

Researchers gain insight into day-to-day lives of parents raising children with autism

March 20, 2017

A new study led by Sigan Hartley looks at the daily experiences of these parents to provide a more detailed picture of the strengths and vulnerabilities of couples raising a child with ASD.

Surgeon honored for work in orthopedics, sports medicine

March 17, 2017

The American Medical Women’s Association will honor Dr. Tamara Scerpella with its Woman in Science Award, recognizing her contributions to medical science, through basic research, publications and leadership in the field.

App offers fast track for inserting photos into medical record

March 8, 2017

Two UW radiologists founded ImageMoverMD, a Middleton business that streamlines image processing in hospitals and clinics, and enables quick consultations between specialists.

University Ridge offers a ski course for the public

March 3, 2017

“Madison embraces skiing,” says G. Michael Gaspard, general manager of University Ridge. “We are open to the public, we are a resource to help keep people active year-round, and we’ll take as many people as we can get.”

UW Research to help feds target diabetes outreach

February 17, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will use UW research on at-risk neighborhoods to target diabetes education efforts to seniors residing in the most disadvantaged areas.

Two School of Nursing faculty members are honored

February 3, 2017

Two University of Wisconsin­‒Madison School of Nursing faculty members have earned awards from the Midwest Nursing Research Society.

UW-Madison spinoff releases new module to help women, doctors decide on mammogram

January 24, 2017

HealthDecision, LLC, a 7-year old startup with deep roots at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has just released the fourth module in a series intended to help doctors and patients share decisions.

Center helps make radiation treatment for cancer safer

January 19, 2017

Tracking down and eliminating errors is radiation therapy is the stock-in-trade of the Center for the Assessment of Radiological Sciences, an organization born at the UW–Madison in 2012.

UW organ transplant, donation programs have record year

January 18, 2017

The UW Health Transplant Program, celebrating its milestone 50th year of service in 2016, and UW Organ and Tissue Donation both experienced one of their busiest years on record.

Byzantine skeleton yields 800-year-old genomes from a fatal infection

January 10, 2017

Researchers discovered extraordinarily well preserved microfossils — mineralized ‘ghost cells’ — that closely resembled bacteria from the genus Staphylococcus.