Tag School of Medicine and Public Health

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.

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.

Immunotherapy team harnesses cellular systems to fight diseases

January 4, 2017

A dedicated army of UW–Madison researchers is perfecting how to use immunotherapy and searching for new ways to do so.

Awake despite anesthesia? Study finds risk lower than thought

December 15, 2016

A new study found that, contrary to many previous studies, just more than 4 percent of surgical patients were conscious while under general anesthesia. None remembered it afterward.

Emeritus Professor Jack Fowler, pioneer in radiation biology, dies at 91

December 8, 2016

A physicist by training, Fowler gradually shifted his research emphasis and is considered one of the founders of modern radiation biology.

Morgridge ‘prototype pathway’ yields a novel organ transplant technology

November 10, 2016

A group composed mostly of UW–Madison student engineers has come up with a design to better cool organs before transplantation.

Review process begins for 2 deans, 1 director

October 4, 2016

This fall, reviews are underway for Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Director Paul Robbins; School of Human Ecology Dean Soyeon Shim; and School of Medicine and Public Health Dean Robert Golden.

Study to probe how concussion affects young athletes’ academic performance

August 15, 2016

Researchers from the School of Nursing and School of Medicine and Public Health are launching a pilot study aimed at teasing out the academic effects of concussions on younger athletes. “There is a substantial gap in our knowledge about what is going on with concussion at the high school level and younger,” explains researcher Traci Snedden.

Study: Working with others can help prevent Alzheimer’s

July 25, 2016

New research from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center shows that people whose jobs involve complex interactions with other people fare the best as their brains age. These include jobs that involve mentoring, negotiating or teaching.

Milwaukee foundation supports early-career faculty’s innovative research

May 26, 2016

For their distinct and innovative molecular research, two University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists have earned Shaw Scientist Awards from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Feyza Engin, assistant professor of biomolecular chemistry, and Srivatsan Raman, assistant professor of biochemistry, will each receive $200,000 in seed funding to advance their work. For more than 30 years, the Shaw Scientist Program has supported early career investigators pursuing promising ideas in biochemistry, biological sciences and cancer research.

Golden: UW continues to thrive

March 25, 2016

As dean of the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, I was both troubled and puzzled by an opinion piece posted …

Boundless Together, Part 4

November 6, 2015

The last of four new commercials about UW–Madison will premiere this weekend during the Badger football game. Learn more about the research highlighted in the spot.

Compound doubles up on cancer detection

October 7, 2015

Tagging a pair of markers found almost exclusively on a common brain cancer yields a cancer signal that is both more obvious and more specific to cancer, according to a study published last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).