By preparing highly trained physicians, nurses, and clinical staff – and partnering with communities and healthcare agencies – the UW System is helping to ensure quality, affordable healthcare is available throughout the state of Wisconsin. Learn more about some of the important breakthroughs UW System institutions are making to improve health and safety in everyday life.
UW-Eau Claire, Mayo Clinic and community makers working together to produce face shields for local hospitals
April 22, 2020
When medical workers everywhere — including the Chippewa Valley — began pleading for more personal protective equipment as they battle COVID-19, Dr. Doug Dunham knew UW-Eau Claire’s Materials Science and Engineering Center could help meet the needs of the local medical community. “We have 3D printers and we have people with expertise,” says Dunham, a […]
UW-Milwaukee researcher is taking a clean look: Examining the toxicity of new antibacterial additives to hand soaps
April 8, 2020
Hongbo Ma used to think antibacterial soap was her friend – or, at the very least, her ally – if she thought of it at all. Ma, an associate professor of environmental health sciences in the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health at UW-Milwaukee, is an environmental toxicologist by training, dedicated to safeguarding human […]
December 12, 2019
UW-Oshkosh alumnus Patrick Gaughan, Class of ’71, is taking lifelong learning seriously. After a 28-year career in public service with the city of Jacksonville, Florida, he returned to school to become a registered nurse and has since discovered a whole new world overseas as a medical missionary. His inspiring work with Smile Train in […]
October 15, 2019
A new summer immersion program at UW-Madison helps prepare nursing students to provide services for people with a broad spectrum of disabilities. Students in the summer respite camp meet with campers and caregivers, dispense medications, and staff the nursing station. The students gain new skills and a better understanding of the importance of accessibility, ultimately […]
August 20, 2019
UW-Stevens Point students not only learn useful information in a molecular biology course, they also conduct research for PreventionGenetics, a genetics testing laboratory in Marshfield. This gives students valuable research and lab experience and a significant competitive advantage when they graduate. In fact, several Point grads have already been hired by the firm.
July 12, 2019
In May, UW-Madison’s School of Nursing marked the first graduates of its new accelerated bachelor’s of science in nursing program. Thirty-two students graduated from the one-year program that offers a second chance for adults who already have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking a satisfying, well-paying job. It is part of a full-court press by the […]
June 28, 2019
U.S. Army veteran Justin Rathkamp realized his dream to help fellow veterans after a career change to health care. This busy husband and father appreciated the flexibility offered by a UW Extended Campus online degree program. Hired as the Veterans Experience Officer at Madison’s VA Hospital, Rathkamp now enjoys evenings and weekends with his family.
June 12, 2019
Lucas Hintz is building a career out of service to others. Starting with a GED and associate degree in radiology tech, Hintz is now earning his second associate degree from UW-Stevens Point at Wausau and has been given the 2019 Samuel Weiner Award for Academic Excellence. This fall, Hintz will attend UW-Stevens Point’s main campus […]
April 12, 2019
UW-Parkside is proud to announce that Mya Peterson and Sam Rozzoni have earned the 2019 UW-Parkside Big Idea award for their research project about new nutrition supplements for aging populations. With the guidance and support of Dr. Daryl Sauer, the team is working on a molecule that has the potential to enhance physical performance and […]
Marinette Campus professor researches possible link between environmental exposure to algae and Alzheimer’s
April 10, 2019
UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Professor Renee Richer’s research in Qatar may someday help to prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Richer is studying neurotoxins found in algae blooms that seem to link a certain neurotoxin (called BMAA) to ALS, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s. In another study, she is collaborating with Green Bay and Marinette campus faculty, […]