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Researchers win grant to combat misinformation about COVID and 2020 election

October 6, 2021

A team of researchers will study the most effective methods of combating misinformation online, as it posed significant threats to both public health during the COVID-19 pandemic and democracy throughout the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

300 interviews: Ajay Sethi’s pandemic pivot

September 28, 2021

When COVID-19 hit, Sethi's expertise made him a frequent source for national and local news media. At the same time, he was continuing to teach his unexpectedly timely course "Conspiracies in Public Health."

VCRGE announces second round of funding support for critical campus research

September 7, 2021

Research activities delayed or negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to apply for the Pandemic-Affected Research Continuation Initiative.

Chancellor gives a big ‘thank-you’ to those behind COVID-19 testing

September 3, 2021

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.

UW-Madison reports high levels of vaccination  

September 2, 2021

As of Sept. 1, 88 percent of students are fully vaccinated and 91 percent of students have received at least one dose. In addition, 92 percent of employees are fully vaccinated.

‘Flatten the curve’ was everywhere, but it didn’t change people’s pandemic attitudes

August 31, 2021

“Although we didn’t see a difference in people’s ideas or behavioral intentions based on their awareness of the chart," says researcher Nan Li, "the message is still beneficial."

UW–Madison begins distributing $28.6M in emergency pandemic aid to students

August 26, 2021

The university's approach to distributing the money includes emergency grants that students with financial need can use to pay off debts or to cover costs such as tuition, food, housing, health care and child care.

Latest COVID-19 Response Grants target mental health, ongoing pandemic effects

August 2, 2021

The Wisconsin Partnership Program has announced 14 awards totaling $2.7 million to community organizations and researchers to address the impact of the pandemic.

MyUHS mobile app is now available to download

July 27, 2021

UW–Madison students and employees will have a new, enhanced way to schedule COVID-19 tests and other appointments, view their lab results, and more: the MyUHS app from University Health Services. The Safer Badgers app will be discontinued.

Research aims to give everyone a fair shot at accessing COVID-19 vaccines

July 21, 2021

A UW team's work will inform government and community groups’ efforts to address vaccine access and hesitancy, with the ultimate goal of increasing immunization rates.

COVID questions: Booster shots, mixing vaccines

July 20, 2021

Is OK for me to get a booster vaccine shot? Can I take two different types of COVID-19 vaccine shots?

Badger Talks: The delta variant

July 9, 2021

“Luckily, our vaccines ... have been shown to be effective even against this delta variant, so we continue to have protection when we are getting vaccinated,” Devlin Cole says. “But we do now have even more increased risk of getting very, very sick if we’re not vaccinated.”

Vaccination, previous infection, protect against COVID-19 gamma/P.1 variant in animal model

June 17, 2021

The findings, the researchers say, suggest that previous SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccines that are based on earlier strains of the virus still provide protection against infection with gamma.

Modeling COVID-19 infection based on movement can improve public health response

June 16, 2021

The research team — which includes geographers, mathematicians, an epidemiologist and communications experts — used the model to examine decisions to ease restrictions as the pandemic seemed to wane in mid-2020.

UW School of Pharmacy focused on equitable COVID-19 vaccine access

June 15, 2021

In partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, students and employees of the School of Pharmacy are helping sponsor vaccine clinics and town hall discussions to address vaccine hesitancy and concerns. 

UW-Madison professors teach schools how to do antigen testing

June 11, 2021

"A school can identify quickly if a staff member or a kid who comes in the school who might have symptoms comes in the school and should get sent home."