Tag School of Medicine and Public Health

Undergrads design ventilator device; form company to aid newborns during surgery

Undergraduates in biomedical engineering created an improved "wye" that connects airway tubes for infants during surgery. They've applied for a provisional patent.

Blue “blood” gives residents innovative microsurgery training

To train residents in microsurgery, UW physicians have developed the “blue-blood” chicken thigh simulator. Residents suture blood vessels together in chicken thighs perfused with IV fluid dyed blue.

UW-Madison life-expectancy paper nabs top honor from APHA

Work published by three University of Wisconsin researchers regarding decreasing the gap in life expectancy of the United States population compared to European peers, earned top honors from the American Public Health Association.

Professor seeking to offer eye screenings throughout state remotely

A UW–Madison professor helped start program that offers a way for patients with diabetes to easily access eye screenings, and now she and her fellow researchers are studying how to make such programs more widely available across Wisconsin.

‘Raw, peer-to-peer’ film starting conversations about addiction at Wisconsin high schools

Wisconsin high school students are learning to talk about addiction through a film and accompanying curriculum prepared by Wisconsin Eye and funded by the Wisconsin Partnership program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Stem Cells @ 20: The Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine center galvanizes stem cell research

In Wisconsin, key to growing and empowering the community of stem cell researchers is the UW–Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center.

Scientists discover cause of aging-related disease in mice, then reverse its symptoms

UW–Madison researchers have shown that mice making too much of a human protein called AT-1 show signs of early aging and premature death, which are also symptoms of the human disorder progeria.

Cell therapy is the future, and Wisconsin is the place, UW–Madison expert tells Technology Council

UW–Madison has doctors willing to guide the studies that will make or break cell therapy companies. “If you are a clinician, you need a pioneer spirit to do something that has never been done before,” Jacques Galipeau says, “and there are already many like that here.”

Map helps guide public health decision-making

“We want this to be a tool that everyone can use,” said Amy Kind, an associate professor of medicine. “We hope this will be a catalyst to ... eliminate U.S. health disparities.”

Surgery residency goes global

The UW surgery department is offering for the first time an elective international rotation. The first participant was a surgery resident, and he has just returned from a month in Ethiopia.

Commencement: The weekend in photos

From elaborately decorated mortarboards to beaming graduates, commencement weekend is full of camera-ready moments.

CWD prions discovered in soil near Wisconsin mineral licks for the first time

New research out of the UW–Madison has, for the first time, detected prions responsible for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in samples taken from sites where deer congregate.

UW funds will improve app to help vets at ‘Dryhootch’ coffeehouses

Dryhootch Coffeehouse is a place dedicated to the physical and mental health of U.S. veterans, and now it will use a new grant from the UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health to improve an app that connects vets to vets.

Study destroys myth that motorcycle helmets break necks

The motorcycle crash victims who did not wear helmets had twice as many injuries to the cervical spine, commonly known as the neck, the study says.

UW professor leads national study on effectiveness of mentoring in STEMM

The National Academy of Sciences study focuses on undergraduate and graduate mentoring of individuals traditionally marginalized in STEMM.

Researchers investigate how a stressed brain can make asthma worse

Researchers are investigating cross-talk between the brain and lungs of people with asthma in a four-year, $2.5 million study to understand how psychological stress can make asthma symptoms worse.

Fish respond to predator attack by doubling growth rate

“In water, the surviving perch grow twice as fast, because they are smelling something that signals the presence of predators,” says researcher Terence Barry.

UW-Madison students in Houston to aid post-Harvey mosquito control

To assist efforts to control the millions of mosquitoes that hatched during recent flooding in the Houston area, two University of Wisconsin–Madison students have flown to Texas to help trap and identify them.