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Video: Chancellor Rebecca Blank addresses COVID-19

March 17, 2020

Chancellor Blank is thanking everyone for their flexibility and willingness to make changes that "aren't easy or comfortable" in response to COVID-19. "I can't tell you exactly what tomorrow or the next day is going to bring, but I can tell you this: The safety and well-being of every member of our UW–Madison family is, and will remain, my top priority."

UW Health Daily Update for March 16: Social Distancing

March 16, 2020

Social distancing is a conscious effort to reduce contact between people to slow down the spread of the virus. Even if you are symptom-free and not part of an at-risk group, you still need to change your lifestyle for the time being.

Guidance to employees on telecommuting

March 13, 2020

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Human Resources is preparing for multiple scenarios related to work flexibility for employees, including the possibility that many employees may need to telecommute.

UW–Madison responds to employee diagnosed with COVID-19

March 13, 2020

University officials are cooperating fully with Public Health Madison & Dane County and other public health officials regarding a university employee who works in the School of Veterinary Medicine building who was diagnosed with novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19).

Managing finances in tough times

March 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has us all thinking about how to keep our loved ones and ourselves healthy and safe. Added to this stress is the uncertainly about economic conditions and how this may affect our personal finances, says financial capability specialist Peggy Olive.

COVID-19: Answers from UHS to frequently asked questions

March 9, 2020

Should I be concerned? Can I travel? What should I do to protect myself and others? University Health Services answers these and other questions. Please continue to visit this site as guidance is updated this week.

UW Health asks patients COVID-19 screening questions

March 4, 2020

Due to the increase in respiratory illness and the rise of COVID-19 (coronavirus), UW Health is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines in screening its patients.

Update on coronavirus and spring break travel

February 26, 2020

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‘Lucky Dog’ Scout and UW School of Veterinary Medicine star in WeatherTech Super Bowl commercial

January 28, 2020

As Super Bowl LIV airs Sunday, Feb. 2, Scout will appear alongside members of the school's faculty and staff who have been part of the 7-year-old golden retriever’s cancer treatment journey.

Scout, UW star in Super Bowl ad

January 28, 2020

When clinicians at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine began caring for Scout in July 2019, they had no idea they would soon inspire, and appear in, a Super Bowl commercial. But they had a canine star on their hands, and a very appreciative client. Here is the finished ad.

Scout’s story: UW veterinary medicine featured in Super Bowl commercial

January 28, 2020

The story of the care "Lucky Dog" Scout is receiving from the UW School of Veterinary Medicine is told here by David MacNeil and the veterinary team. Video by UW–Madison.

Ballroom balance

January 28, 2020

A UW physical therapy lecturer leads a class in “ballroom balance” for older adults worried about staying upright. They’re overcoming their fear of falling — and having fun in the process. Says one student who volunteers with the class: “What good is all this learning if we’re not actually going to apply it to the people in our community?”

Inflammation predicts response to anti-depression medication

January 2, 2020

Children and teens with bipolar depression responded better to the drug if they had increased markers of inflammation in their blood, a new UW–Madison study shows.

Clinical trial for Ebola vaccine developed at UW–Madison underway in Japan

December 13, 2019

Fifteen healthy young men will receive two doses of the experimental vaccine. If the first group tolerates it, an additional group of up to 20 volunteers will receive a higher dose of the vaccine.

Can ‘smart toilets’ be the next health data wellspring?

November 14, 2019

Wearable, smart technologies are transforming the ability to monitor and improve health, but a decidedly low-tech commodity — the humble toilet — may have potential to outperform them all.