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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.

Surge COVID-19 testing offered at Nielsen Tennis Stadium

November 12, 2020

Community members took advantage of COVID-19 surge testing being freely offered at Nielsen Tennis Stadium from Nov. 12 to the end of the year.

Studies investigate need for and impact of culturally aware mentorship training

October 19, 2020

“Our study suggests that mentor training should include content targeting different experiences with and perceptions about racial/ethnic diversity," says Professor of Medicine Angela Byars-Winston.

Wisconsin Partnership Program announces $6 million in grants to health equity initiatives

October 16, 2020

Initiatives that address the health of Black men and women, prevent suicide among Wisconsin farmers and promote economic stability and restorative justice are among the six award recipients.

UW biochemist Scott Coyle awarded 2020 Packard Fellowship

October 15, 2020

Coyle's research could have far-reaching applications, from expanding the scope of cell-based therapies to fight disease to developing micro-technologies for bioremediation of damaged environmental sites.

Proven treatments and new methods crucial to fighting COVID-19

October 7, 2020

UW Health clinicians are using current respiratory treatments and are working with the School of Medicine and Public Health on several novel therapies.

UW Health’s Med Flight operates with all-female helicopter crew

September 25, 2020

The team is grateful for the opportunity to fly together, and hopes their story can show young people that your gender doesn't have to define your career.

Interview: Keys to a successful COVID-19 vaccine

September 25, 2020

The race to develop a vaccine for the virus that causes COVID-19 will represent the largest global vaccination effort since the fight against polio nearly 70 years ago. That historical perspective is important, says Morgridge Institute virology investigator Paul Ahlquist.

COVID Questions: Cold weather precautions; recovery time; future of work-at-home

September 24, 2020

"These precautions may not feel extra special if you have been doing them all along. But complacency can easily set in after a summer of being outdoors and recent surges are evidence of that," says Associate Professor Ajay Sethi.

Fitter increases the benefits of wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic

September 24, 2020

A team of UW–Madison engineers has developed a simple and inexpensive do-it-yourself fitter that ensures a tighter mask seal around the wearer’s nose, mouth and face.