1. UW-Eau Claire: Building bridges between health care and higher education to enhance patient care

    Photo of Dr. Rajeev Chaudhry, an expert in analyzing large datasets to help health care organizations improve patient care. His expertise will help UW-Eau Claire as it grows its informatics and AI programs.

    Dr. Rajeev Chaudhry has yet to step foot on UW-Eau Claire’s campus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Mayo Clinic physician already is creating opportunities for Blugolds to gain […]

  2. UW-Madison: Self-powered implantable device stimulates fast bone healing, then disappears without a trace

    Photo of UW–Madison Professor Xudong Wang holding a fracture electrostimulation device he and his lab designed. When placed over a fracture, the device generates electricity from movement, accelerating bone healing. JASON DALEY

    In 2017, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his right collarbone in a game against the Minnesota Vikings. Typically, it takes about 12 weeks for a collarbone to fully […]

  3. Blugold senior Carl Fossum wins state championship for COVID-19 research presentation

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire senior Carl Fossum, who will graduate in May 2022 and is beginning his process of finding graduate programs where he will pursue a Ph.D. in computational chemistry. In addition to a career in research, Fossum hopes to teach at the college level. (Photo by Bill Hoepner)

    University of WIsconsin–Eau Claire senior Carl Fossum wants to be a university instructor one day to use his knowledge and teaching skills to explain computational chemistry to his students. Fossum’s […]

  4. In spring CDC study, UW Oshkosh outpaced national average in mask-wearing

    Photo of UW Oshkosh student wearing mask during successful "MASCUP" campaign during COVID-19 pandemic

    How did the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh make it through the past year without a major coronavirus outbreak? A study conducted in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control […]

  5. UW-Madison: Modeling COVID-19 infection based on movement can improve public health response

    Photo of Song Gao, UW-Madison geography professor

    An epidemic like COVID-19 relies on infected people mixing with uninfected people, — encounters that typically require one or both to move around. A new method for modeling the progression […]

  6. UW-Green Bay nursing faculty train with new manikins that will offer nursing students realistic patient healthcare scenarios

    Photo of a nursing instructor training on the new hi-tech human patient simulator inside the Aurora BayCare Nursing Skills Center on the UW-Green Bay Campus. These manikins offer nursing students with realistic patient healthcare scenarios for critical thinking and clinical skills training. UW-Green Bay's partnership with Aurora BayCare ensures our nursing students are prepared to deliver high-quality, safe patient care as they prepare for their clinical courses.

    Nursing instructors in UW-Green Bay’s College of Health, Education and Social Welfare, trained recently on the new high-tech patient simulators (or manikins) inside the Aurora BayCare Nursing Skills Center on […]

  7. UW-Milwaukee undergrad’s interest in research leads to opportunity at Harvard

    Photo of Seresa McDowell, who found that what she liked best about science was working in a lab. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Growing up in South Carolina, Seresa McDowell developed an interest in science that led to her starting a pre-med major in college. While she decided she didn’t like the hospital […]

  8. UW-Parkside undergrad wins Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament

    Photo of UW-Parkside undergraduate Gabrielle Richardson, who won the Big Idea Tournament in 2021

    Gabrielle Richardson, a UW-Parkside pre-med undergraduate majoring in Spanish and Criminal Justice, is the winner of the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament. The tournament was sponsored by UW System and the […]

  9. No evidence of COVID-19 spread to local community after UW-Madison residence hall outbreak

    Image of the epidemic curve of COVID-19 cases among UW–Madison students and employees between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31, 2020. The figure, from a study led by the CDC, describes the interventions undertaken by campus and Public Health Madison and Dane County in light of a rapid increase in cases at the start of the fall semester. The study shows the interventions, such as quarantine, likely helped contain the outbreak. Between Aug 25 and Oct 31, residence halls A and B accounted for 68.5% of all residence hall cases but only 34.4% of all students living in residence halls. IMAGE COURTESY OF CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION STUDY

    A study led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s prevention efforts likely helped contain an outbreak of COVID-19 in two large residence […]

  10. UW-Stevens Point nursing students assist with COVID-19 vaccines

    Photo of UW-Stevens Point student Nicholas Tierman receiving his COVID-19 vaccine from Hanna Christensen, one of several UWSP nursing students who are assisting with COVID-19 care and vaccination this spring.

    Real-world experience is essential to be prepared to enter a profession. That’s especially true for nurses. Several UW-Stevens Point students are getting both experience — and a financial incentive – […]