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PATH Award offers promise for advancing biomedical science at UW–Madison

Assistant Professor John-Demian Sauer has been awarded a 2018 Burroughs Wellcome Award that supports biomedical scientists who are early in their careers and advancing fields in the basic biomedical sciences that are undervalued or underfunded. John-Demian Sauer

Two professors receive Shaw Scientist Awards to support innovative research

Biochemistry assistant professor Philip Romero and neuroscience assistant professor Ari Rosenberg will receive seed funding and support for the career development of young investigators.

Groundbreaking hearing researcher shares $1 million prize

Robert Fettiplace, who pioneered techniques to better understand the physiology of hearing, is one of the winners of the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience, for work that helped unravel the mysteries hearing and deafness.

School of Nursing’s Bowers selected for nurse researcher hall of fame

She is known nationally and internationally for her seminal contributions to the science and practice of nursing in the care of older adults, especially those living in long-term care or residential settings.

UW-Madison faculty members recognized with fellowships stemming from campus research efforts

Thirty-three faculty representing all four divisions at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have been honored with 2018 faculty fellowships.

Creative Writing fellow wins national poetry award

In talking about the inspiration for her collection of poetry, Tiana Clark explains 'For me, trees will never be just trees. They will also and always be a row of gallows from which Black bodies once swung.'

Outstanding Women of Color honored

In a campus tradition dating back to 2007-2008, the award celebrates women who share their exceptional scholarship with the campus and community through their dedicated work, outreach and impact.

Six from UW–Madison are 2018 academy fellows

The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters recognized professors in the fields of environmental history, geochemistry, geology, limnology, medicine and political science.

Maria Cancian named Galbraith Fellow for work on child welfare

Cancian and her research have shaped national research agendas and discourse on child support policy, poverty policy and child welfare policy, and generated more than $50 million in grants to the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Professor wins award for ‘improving world order’ for research on genocide

In his book, political science professor Scott Straus — who specializes in the study of genocide, political violence, human rights and African politics — explains how ideas and political messages can become tipping points for genocide.

Five UW–Madison professors named AAAS Fellows

They join 391 other fellows who have been recognized by their peers for significant contributions to their fields and the scientific endeavor as a whole.

Law school professor wins international Stockholm Prize in Criminology

Herman Goldstein, professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Law School, won the international prize that recognizes excellence in criminology research or in the application of research shown to significantly reduce crime or advance human rights.

System recognizes UW–Madison students, professor

Kevin Hernandez and Ariana Saffold are being honored for outstanding efforts of students from traditionally underrepresented minority groups, and English Professor Russ Castronovo for excellence in teaching.

Davidson elected to National Academy of Medicine

The director of the Center for Healthy Minds has authored more than 375 papers exploring the neural bases of emotion, and interventions that may be helpful for promoting well-being, kindness, compassion and empathy.

Four from School of Nursing named American Academy of Nursing Fellows

UW-Madison nursing professor Barbara J. King, senior scientist Polly Ryan, Chair of the School of Nursing Board of Visitors Nancy Kaufman and alumna MarySue Heilemann are among this year’s 173 highly distinguished nurse leaders to earn one of the profession’s highest honors.

Cronon honored by British Academy

William J. Cronon, the Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at UW–Madison, has been elected to the newest cohort of Fellows of the British Academy.

UW–Madison chemist named American Chemical Society fellow

Ned Sibert is an expert in theoretical chemistry, which, rather than using hands-on experiments, uses math and computational tools to study and make predictions about chemical systems and their properties.