1. Research helps Blugold discover how computer science, health care intersect

    Photo of Nichol He. Thanks to his undergraduate research, Nichol He found a way to bring his passions for computer science and health care together in his future career. After He earns his degree in software engineering, the Blugold hopes to go to medical school while also continuing his research in bioinformatics. (Photo by Jesse Yang)

    Coming into college, Nichol He knew he wanted to study either computer science or pre-med, two very different academic areas that he assumed could only lead to two very different […]

  2. UW-Madison breast cancer researchers learn how to teach an old drug new tricks to help patients

    Photo of Beth Weaver wanted to know if there was a way to predict who would benefit from Taxol and who might not, to spare these patients the side effects of the potent chemotherapy drug. COURTESY OF UW CARBONE CANCER CENTER

    Paclitaxel, or Taxol, is an old standby drug in the oncologist’s tool belt. Yet only about half of breast cancer patients treated with the drug see their tumors shrink or […]

  3. UW-Milwaukee alumna researches ways to prevent and treat dangerous blood vessel diseases

    Photo of UW-Milwaukee alumna Sarah Parker working in a lab at Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Cedars Sinai)

    Sarah Parker is studying what’s happening inside large blood vessels to find better ways to diagnose and treat threatening conditions like atherosclerosis and aneurysms. A UW-Milwaukee (UWM) alumna who earned […]

  4. New Blugold becomes fourth generation in her family to study at UW-Eau Claire

    Photo of new UW-Eau Claire freshman Lucy Franklin (center), who is the fourth generation of Blugolds in her family. Her mother, Beth Franklin, (left) and grandmother, Christy Linderholm, (right) both are UW-Eau Claire graduates. Lucy is holding a photo of her great-grandmother, Ruby (Johnson) Hanson, who earned her nursing degree from the precursor to UW-Eau Claire’s nursing program, so also is considered a Blugold.

    Like many families, Lucy Franklin cherishes her family’s traditions, those special experiences shared among generations that help to keep them connected. This fall, Lucy is carrying forward one especially meaningful […]

  5. UW-Stevens Point Legacy Foundation gift of $3 million will enhance community health

    Photo of UW-Stevens Point health promotion and wellness students working with the Nekoosa School District on blood pressure screening, one of the partnerships that will be enhanced with a $3 million gift from the Legacy Foundation of Central Wisconsin.

    A $3 million gift from the Legacy Foundation of Central Wisconsin to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will create a partnership to improve health and wellness of communities in South […]

  6. UW-Green Bay Summer Bridge Program puts students on Path to Success

    Photo of Summer Bridge Student Morgan Runaas

    All students, no matter how academically gifted, enter college with some trepidation; many are apprehensive about their ability to succeed. At UW-Green Bay, a Summer Bridge Program is helping put minds at […]

  7. UW-Eau Claire Blugold builds career and life around caring for and inspiring African American communities

    Photo of Dr. Woubeshet Ayenew, who was still in his medical residency when he found his calling, providing care to underserved populations in Minneapolis. Nearly 20 years later, he’s a respected cardiologist and community advocate in the Twin Cities, providing care while also trying to increase the number of African American physicians.

    Offering care and inspiration Dr. Woubeshet Ayenew was still in the early months of his three-year internal medicine residency at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis when he noticed […]

  8. UW-Milwaukee researcher details how cells maintain protein balance that fends off disease

    Photo of Madhusudan Dey, associate professor of biological sciences at UWM, shows the atomic structure of the protein he found. The protein plays a role in the process the cell uses to maintain proteostasis – a healthy balance of cellular proteins. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    The roughly 25,000 proteins in the human body can only do their jobs by folding into unique atomic shapes that correlate to various biological tasks. Many human disorders, including diabetes, […]

  9. Resilient researchers: UW-La Crosse students adapt their research amid COVID-19

    Photo of Nico Lang and Cullen Schull, both May 2021 graduates, who found success adapting their biochemistry research amid COVID-19.

    A pair of UW-La Crosse biochemistry students didn’t let COVID-19 stand in the way of their research. Cullen Schull and Nico Lang, who each graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry in […]

  10. University of Wisconsin Hospitals ranked No. 1 in Wisconsin

    Photo of doctors in surgical room

    Ranked best hospital in the state by U.S. News & World Report 10 years in a row For the 10th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” ranked […]