1. Fighting cancer with calculations: A mystery profession to most, medical dosimetrists target cancer from behind the scenes

    Photo of Medical Dosimetrist Patrick Melby who graduated from UWL with a degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology in 2012, applied for the medical dosimetry program in 2014 and was in the program 2015-2016. He now mentors UWL graduate student Paige Solie. “It is fun to watch a student — to watch the light bulb go on when they understand the concept,” he says. Photo courtesy of Gundersen Health System.

    Back in 2013, Patrick Melby was working at a plasma donation center when a patient sat down in his chair and opened a book with the words “Medical Dosimetry” across […]

  2. Wearable sensor can help unlock the potential of exosuits in real-world environments

    Photo of a study participant wearing the exosuit and tensiometer while walking outside. PHOTO BY HARVARD BIODESIGN LAB

    Wearing an exosuit could help people rehab from an injury or even give them extra oomph if they’re carrying something heavy. But, according to University of Wisconsin–Madison and Harvard University […]

  3. UW-Madison grad students work with climatologist on tool to alert communities to dangerous heat levels

    Photo of (from left) graduate students Sara Pabich, Elizabeth Berg, and Becky Rose, who are collecting data for a new heat warning system that could help save lives. PHOTO: ALTHEA DOTZOUR

    As dangerous heat levels are breaking records across the United States and the world, three University of Wisconsin–Madison graduate students are collecting data to inform a heat warning system based […]

  4. UW-Stevens Point senior sets sights on improving nutritional health for fellow veterans

    Photo of Randi Miranda, a U.S. Navy veteran and senior dietetics major, shown with her service dog, Abbey. They took part in a Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11 at UWSP.

    U.S. Navy veteran Randi Miranda joined military service to follow in the footsteps of her “favorite human,” her grandfather, Thomas J. Lawrence. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point senior from Abbotsford […]

  5. UW-Green Bay, Aurora BayCare Medical Center and HSHS St. Vincent partner to address nursing shortage

    Photo of participants in UW-Green Bay, Aurora BayCare Medical Center and HSHS St. Vincent partnership to address nursing shortage

    Innovative Partnership Working to Address Nursing Shortage: Gov. Evers’ Workforce Innovation Grant to Train Nursing Instructors and Nurses As a nurse, Nichole Lauf’s experience and empathy have guided countless patients through […]

  6. UWM research: Why estrogen decreases the risk of Alzheimer’s in some menopausal women, but not others

    Photo of Karyn Frick (seated) and members of her lab – Miranda Schwabe (from left), Gustavo Dalto Barroso Machado, Sarah Beamish and Farah Abdelazim – who have recently published research that shows why some women with Alzheimer’s disease benefit from taking estrogen therapy, while others do not. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    The hormone estrogen is essential for proper functioning of memory, but it declines when women reach menopause, putting them at a higher risk than men of developing Alzheimer’s disease. However, […]

  7. New UW-Madison study allows scientists to test therapeutics for rare disease affecting young children

    Image of a human stem cell-derived neuron, the Trk-fused gene protein (TFG) is shown in green and the Golgi Apparatus, the organelle which helps package proteins for transport to the rest of the neuron, is shown in red. UW–MADISON

    For the first time, scientists will be able to test therapeutics for a group of rare neurodegenerative diseases that affect infants and young children thanks to a new research model […]

  8. UW-Green Bay future nurses recognized by Aurora BayCare Medical Center

    Photo of UWGB aspiring nurses selected to receive Aurora BayCare Medical Center scholarships

    Thanks to generous support from Aurora BayCare Medical Center, aspiring nurses selected to receive Aurora BayCare Medical Center scholarships this fall were recognized at a reception on Wednesday, Sept. 21, […]

  9. Blugold research team studies use of artificial intelligence during COVID-19 pandemic

    Photo of Jordan Langlois, a senior computer science major, who is part of a UW-Eau Claire undergraduate research team that studied how machine learning was used to solve problems related to COVID-19. The Blugolds’ research was published in a professional journal this summer. (Photo by Bill Hoepner)

    Jordan Langlois already had a bachelor’s degree in biology and experience working in the health care field when he decided he wanted to earn a second degree, this time in […]

  10. New simulation center ready to train next generation of nurses at UW-Milwaukee

    Photo of Melissa Melcher (left), clinical assistant professor, and Bayan Alqam, teaching assistant and PhD nursing student, check a manikin in the Clinical Skills Lab at the new UWM James and Yvonne Ziemer Clinical Simulation Center. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Hidden behind the red brick exterior of a building in UW-Milwaukee’s Northwest Quadrant, a professional-grade nursing facility designed with clean lines and pale Panther gold paint is where the next […]