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UW–Madison joins state consortium to bolster Wisconsin’s lead in biohealth

August 28, 2023

The consortium will build on Wisconsin’s role as a center for growth in personalized medicine and biohealth technology to enhance the health and economic well-being of Wisconsinites and the global community.

Five health tech startups you should know

April 4, 2023

As these early-stage companies continue to grow, they’re creating high-paying scientific and professional jobs in Wisconsin. They’re also contributing to the state’s economy by attracting venture capital investment and other funding.

How to show gratitude? With pizza!

April 10, 2020

Employees at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene at UW–Madison have remained busy running thousands of tests for COVID-19 in the state. On Thursday, a group called "Stay Home! Send Pizza!" sent pizza to the lab's about 50 employees, in gratitude

Institute For Research On Poverty expands its health policy research

August 1, 2019

This expanded partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services will include a robust scope of data sharing, research, and evaluation activities supporting the state’s Medicaid program, which includes BadgerCare, SeniorCare, and other public health insurance programs.

Rural placements for nursing students help address rural health-care shortage

July 23, 2019

A partnership between the Monroe Clinic-SSM Health and the UW–Madison School of Nursing exposes nursing students to a rural practice, and many return to it.

UW-Platteville, UW–Madison explore PA partnership

July 3, 2019

Under the concept, students would earn a physician assistant degree through UW–Madison’s nationally recognized program by attending classes at UW-Platteville.

Using motorcycles and 55-cent payments, Uganda groups maps route to health care in remote villages

May 13, 2019

By helping organize monthly clinics and lending to motorcycle buyers who are obligated for 18 months to transport health care workers, a nonprofit has connected health-care providers and patients in remote villages in Uganda.

Students prepare for healthcare careers in UW summer physiology course

August 8, 2018

In Physiology 335, students capture and analyze data from their own bodies using computer software and electrode wires. Sinclair Richards For…

UW-Madison partners with Madison high schools to promote college and career readiness

June 12, 2018

In a partnership with the Madison Metropolitan School District, UW–Madison is making strides in showing high school students the opportunities they have for post-secondary education.

The doc sets the goal, then ‘Digital Intern’ goes to work

February 1, 2018

A UW–Madison spinoff company is refining a medical management software package designed to help doctors treat patients more efficiently.

Panel to discuss health care policy, ethics and journalism

November 21, 2017

Three experts will engage with the public and foster understanding of the ethical decisions journalists and policymakers face.

Waisman Biomanufacturing has new managing director

August 31, 2017

Carl Ross has more than 26 years of experience advancing a wide range of cell and gene therapies, vaccines and therapeutic proteins into human clinical trials.

New research finds pushing patients to online care options may have unintended consequences

August 16, 2017

New research from the Wisconsin School of Business shows that adopting e-visits to health care providers triggers increases in office visits and phone consultations, a reduction in new patients being seen by providers, and no noticeable improvements in patient health.

Medical students join program to get more physicians into rural Wisconsin

June 29, 2017

The students will spend time in Green Bay, La Crosse, Marshfield, and surrounding communities through the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine.

Exit Interview: University Health Services Director Sarah Van Orman

June 13, 2017

Van Orman departs this month to take on a new role as the associate vice provost for student affairs and chief student health officer at the University of Southern California.

Online support may help older adults deal with chronic conditions

April 20, 2017

UW–Madison engineers and doctors believe Medicare patients with several chronic conditions would be happier and healthier if they could manage their own symptoms.

UW treats first participant in trial of stem-cell therapy for heart failure

April 17, 2017

A research team at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has treated its first patient in an innovative clinical trial using stem cells for the treatment of heart failure that develops after a heart attack.

Wisconsin cancer patients test encouraging lymphoma treatment

December 27, 2016

Half of the patients in a Wisconsin Oncology Network clinical trial for a rare blood cancer are still in remission eight years after beginning treatment, according to new results of a follow-up to the study, led by UW hematologist Julie Chang.

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.