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UW-Madison faculty, students help create COVID-19 app for Wisconsinites

May 4, 2020

Wisconsin Connect is the first locally-designed COVID-19 app, allowing users to both receive and give help to others in their  communities while correcting state-specific misinformation trending on social media.

Maps provide zip code detail on risk of COVID-19 complications across Wisconsin

April 23, 2020

The data from the UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health will help public health officials and health systems prepare for hospitalizations, distribute protective equipment, or target communications to at-risk populations.

New at-home language activity booklet for kids available online

April 9, 2020

Appropriate for children between the ages of two and seven, the activities in the booklet encourage kids to practice and improve their language skills by talking about topics they know—themselves, their families, what they like to play, how they feel, what sounds they hear and the weather.

UW–Madison publishing and printing team makes face shields to protect UW Hospital workers

April 3, 2020

“It’s literally like Santa’s workshop – everybody’s playing a part to get this done … We’re in this doom and gloom time, and this is a way they can help at a time when many feel hopeless."

Answering the call: Engineering alum races from Utah to Wisconsin to contribute ventilator expertise

April 1, 2020

“It didn’t hit me until I got back to the facility and saw how many people are coming to volunteer. There are so many people who are giving up a lot to do this. It’s really, truly amazing to be a part of it.”

UW–Madison Extension provides tailored community resources to respond to COVID-19

March 30, 2020

Recognizing that the usual collaborative opportunities aren’t available, Extension staff are engaging with stakeholders and their neighbors in new ways.

COVID-19: Tips and resources for entrepreneurs

March 30, 2020

Last week WARF and UW–Madison hosted a first-ever virtual summit to address what small businesses and entrepreneurs need to know, right now, about the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts from campus and across the region offered intelligence and strategies for navigating uncertain times.

New master’s degree in health informatics meets industry need

March 24, 2020

The degree provides students with the experience and foundation they need to create innovative solutions aimed at improving current health care practices. Upon graduation, they should be prepared to make data-driven decisions in health policy, data security and clinical practice.

UW–Madison engineers, local manufacturers race pandemic to protect healthcare workers

March 23, 2020

The group has built prototypes and launched a website where it's encouraging healthcare facilities, manufacturers and donors to fill out an intake form to help assess need and build more connections while production capacity is rapidly expanded.

Taking survey can help thwart COVID-19, spread Wisconsin Idea

March 20, 2020

Based on your responses, a UW–Madison team will design a social media campaign to successfully encourage healthy behavior.

Talking to kids about COVID-19: UW–Madison expert offers tips

March 16, 2020

What do we tell children in times of uncertainty? There are no easy answers but Travis Wright, an associate professor of counseling psychology at the School of Education, offers some suggestions.

Senior class officers announce 2020 class gift dedicated to Green Bandana Project

March 3, 2020

The senior class office will raise funds dedicated to the Green Bandana Project as part of a gift from the class of 2020.

Growth continues for veterinary clinic supporting homeless and low-income pet owners

February 28, 2020

The clinic has relocated to a larger facility and added surgical and dentistry procedures to their roster of veterinary medical services and an x-ray unit and in-house laboratory testing. A grant will allow the hiring of additional staff, support low- to no-cost veterinary care for Dane County pets, and facilitate additional training and education of School of Veterinary Medicine students.

Battleground state poll shows Sanders leading in Democratic primary, tight general election matchups

February 23, 2020

New surveys in three key battleground states show Sen. Bernie Sanders with sizable leads in the Michigan and Wisconsin Democratic primaries, but a closer contest among Democrats in Pennsylvania.

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?”

Potential predation prevention: Remind cattle they are herd animals

January 24, 2020

An experiment will test the back-to-the-future principle that cattle will find safety by returning to their roots as herd animals, says graduate student Naomi Louchouarn, who began the experiment last spring.

Pharmacy students lead training to educate and empower Alzheimer’s caregivers

January 23, 2020

PharmD students in the Phi Lambda Sigma student organization are helping caregivers with in-person training that not only walks through some techniques for safe medication adherence and administration, but also where to find community resources for additional support and how to preserve their own wellbeing.

Blank’s Slate: Potential for collaboration statewide

January 21, 2020

Chancellor Rebecca Blank visited Eau Claire, Wausau, Stevens Point and Black River Falls this month, connecting with local leaders and alumni while touring major businesses and bringing a gift to the Ho-Chunk Nation.

75 years later, UW–Madison inventors aim to replace old-style breast-surgery marker

January 3, 2020

Under Elucent's system, a SmartClip is placed in a patient's tumor that emits a high frequency signal or “chirp” when activated, so it can guide the surgeon to the tissue that needs to be removed.