Photo gallery Chancellor gives a big ‘thank-you’ to those behind COVID-19 testing
When the COVID-19 pandemic threw the world into turmoil in the spring of 2020, the experts at the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene instead got to work, determining how they could support campus COVID-19 testing needs. By August 2020, working in tandem, they had successfully established a robust effort to perform thousands of weekly diagnostic COVID-19 tests, quickly detecting student and employee cases and helping keep the community safe. At a luncheon on Sept. 3, they were officially thanked by Chancellor Rebecca Blank, Athletic Director Chris MacIntosh, and others.
Chancellor Blank praises the lab's efforts as Allen Bateman, director of the Communicable Disease Division at the Wisconsin Laboratory of State Hygiene, listens.
Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Lab microbiologists and other frontline staff were given Wisconsin-branded merchandise by the Athletic Department.
Microbiologist Jaret Schroeder uses an elbow bump to greet Chancellor Blank.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank praised the efforts of WVDL employees.
Athletic Director Chris McIntosh praised the work of the WVDL and brought some UW-Madison merchandise to donate to them in thanks.