1. UW-Parkside students win Big Idea Competition

    Photo of Mya Peterson and Sam Rozzoni, UW-Parkside students who won the UW-Parkside Big Idea Award in 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 […]

  2. Marinette Campus professor researches possible link between environmental exposure to algae and Alzheimer’s

    Photo of UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Professor Renee Richer, who is conducting research in Qatar which may someday help to prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

    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, […]

  3. UW-La Crosse physical therapy program earns stamp of approval

    Photo of UWL physical therapy students teaching an exercise class at Summit Elementary in La Crosse. Community service and research activities that involve more than 500 people each year are just one of the reasons the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) granted the Clinical Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy the maximum 10 years of accreditation.

    The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Clinical Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy has been granted the maximum 10 years of accreditation. The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) granted the program full accreditation in December following a comprehensive self-study and onsite visit in spring 2018. “Accreditation is important because it ensures the educational quality […]

  4. A UW-Madison video game can change the brain, may improve empathy in middle schoolers

    Image of UW-Madison empathy game

    A space-exploring robot crashes on a distant planet. In order to gather the pieces of its damaged spaceship, it needs to build emotional rapport with the local alien inhabitants. The aliens speak a different language but their facial expressions are remarkably humanlike. This fantastical scenario is the premise of a video game developed for middle […]

  5. Wisconsin Express program teaches UW-Madison students about health care in underserved areas

    Photo of students in the Wisconsin Express program in 2016. The program visits communities across Wisconsin to learn about public health dilemmas. COURTESY OF AHEC

    A group of 75 University of Wisconsin–Madison students will be in the field May 21-26 to learn firsthand about the diversity of the state’s health care system. As a part of the Wisconsin Express program, which is organized by the Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers, the students will travel to 11 communities across Wisconsin, learning about […]

  6. Cancer research project provides UW-Superior students with hands-on experience

    Photo of University of Wisconsin-Superior assistant professor Dr. Jenean O’Brien, left, who is hopeful that her research will aid in better understanding muscle and immune development to provide insight into rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a devastating pediatric muscle cancer.

    Research involving zebrafish at UW-Superior could play a role in learning more about a pediatric cancer Fluorescent light illuminates rows of tanks organized neatly on three shelves. Small black and white fish circle about. As recirculating water bubbles, it’s a scene reminiscent of any pet store. University of Wisconsin-Superior assistant professor Dr. Jenean O’Brien has an interest […]

  7. UW-La Crosse Language Resource Center collaborating with Gundersen Global Partners

    Photo of the area of Nicaragua where Gundersen Global Partners sends volunteers. A collaboration with UW-La Crosse allows health providers volunteering to the Central American country to improve their Spanish skills by conversing on a one-on-one basis with an advanced, Spanish-speaking student at UWL who plans to work in the medical field.

    The UW-La Crosse (UWL) Global Cultures and Languages Department has teamed up with La Crosse’s Gundersen Health System’s Global Partners to provide language conversation sessions for those wanting to improve their Spanish before volunteering to Nicaragua. The partnership stretches back nearly two years when Laurence Couturier, director of the UWL Language Resource Center, met with Liz Arnold, director […]

  8. UW-River Falls to join Small World Initiative research program

    Photo of Howard Hughes Medical Institute sponsored Biotechnical Lab

    The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will join 170 partner institutions from 12 nations worldwide this fall as part of the Small World Initiative (SWI) research program. SWI is an international collaboration harnessing the power of student researchers around the world to discover new antibiotics from soil microorganisms, helping address the worldwide health crisis of antibiotic-resistant […]

  9. UW-Eau Claire researchers help police department address issues with back pain

    Photo of Mark Vang, an officer with the Eau Claire Police Department, who is looking at a vest he will wear as part of a research project with UW-Eau Claire kinesiology students and faculty to determine if the vests will help ease back pain among police officers.

    Officer Mark Vang and his colleagues at the Eau Claire Police Department know the physical and mental demands that go with careers in law enforcement can lead to all sorts of health issues. After all, stress, long hours in a squad car and apprehending suspects all can take a toll on their bodies. While it […]

  10. UW-Milwaukee developed app to help protect patients’ brains during surgery

    Photo of UWM students and faculty working on the medical app

    The work of some UW-Milwaukee (UWM) students is literally helping make people’s lives better. The students in UWM’s App Brewery worked with doctors at the Medical College of Wisconsin to develop an app that helps guide doctors during the delicate process of brain surgery. Incredibly, patients are awake during the surgery. The app, called NeuroMapper, […]