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Study led by UW doctor finds analyzing DNA in urine could help detect cancer

February 19, 2021

Currently, cancers are detected using more invasive methods. Urinalysis has long been used to manage many diseases and disorders, but not cancer.

Here’s what you should know about COVID-19 vaccination at UW–Madison

February 12, 2021

Since Jan. 5, when University Health Services began providing COVID-19 vaccines to members of the UW–Madison community, more than 7,000 shots have been given to eligible employees and students.

UW–Madison watching for new variants of virus that causes COVID-19

January 29, 2021

UW–Madison is working closely with public health agencies to prepare for the arrival of the variants, and the university has close ties to laboratories conducting surveillance and genomic sequencing for these virus types.

Building access limits to take effect Feb. 8; updates on testing

January 27, 2021

Each week, we’re updating the campus community on expanded COVID-19 testing requirements. With the start of instruction this week, these measures are now fully underway.

Next group of vaccine eligibility begins March 1

January 26, 2021

UW–Madison will identify and notify faculty and staff who have direct contact with students of their eligibility and provide next steps for vaccination as this information becomes available.

How to use the Safer Badgers app

January 20, 2021

Here's how to get started with the Safer Badgers app — the official COVID-19 app for the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The app provides resources to support health and safety on campus and in the community.

Gov. Evers announces new public health emergency, issues new face coverings order

January 19, 2021

Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #104 and Emergency Order #1 establishing a new statewide public health emergency and face coverings requirement as the…

University Health Services to vaccinate Phase 1a eligible individuals against COVID-19

December 30, 2020

“We know it could be many months before all of our students and employees can be vaccinated," says a UHS official, "but this is an important and hopeful first step.”

Fourteen campus sites will support COVID-19 testing in spring

December 18, 2020

The University of Wisconsin–Madison recently announced an enhanced health and safety program that will begin in January. It will include expanded on-campus COVID-19 testing…

UW–Madison finalizing plans to provide COVID-19 vaccine to eligible students and employees

December 17, 2020

University Health Services will manage the process of administering vaccines to frontline health care workers and other individuals at UW–Madison who are eligible for the initial phase of vaccination, or Phase 1a.

Holocaust survivor, geneticist, patient advocate remembered for inspiring others

December 14, 2020

Renata Laxova focused on intellectual and developmental disabilities, prenatal diagnosis of birth defects, cancer genetics, and — above all — the relationships between medical professionals and patients.

Banking on patient samples to advance COVID-19 research

November 20, 2020

In the spring of 2020, when UW–Madison instruction moved online and most research became remote, efforts picked up at the UW Carbone Cancer Center Translational Science Biocore BioBank.

Quick, routine coronavirus testing reassures both campus and volunteers

November 16, 2020

Unlike other testing on campus, which is more likely to attract people who are sick or who believe they’ve been exposed to COVID-19, Jon Temte’s program constantly re-tests a stable population of volunteers — even when they feel fine.