1. UWM scientist lands $542,000 NSF award for modeling virtual tumor tissues

    Photo of Mahsa Dabagh, a biomedical engineer at UW-Milwaukee’s College of Engineering & Applied Science, who specializes in computational modeling of how cells and organelles inside of cells sense and respond to changes in their surroundings. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    Cancerous tumors don’t happen in a vacuum. They develop in a cellular soup that can contribute to the disease’s progression. Mahsa Dabagh, a biomedical engineer at UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science, knows this first-hand. Her specialty is computational modeling of how cells and organelles inside of cells sense and respond to changes in […]

  2. Women in medicine: UW-La Crosse physical therapy doctoral student recognized for Achilles research

    Photo of UWL's Callie Pohlman, who was featured in Thieme Publishers' #Women in Medicine campaign

    Callie Pohlman, a doctoral student in the Physical Therapy program, was featured by Thieme Publishers in their #Women in Medicine campaign based on her research published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine. Pohlman was the lead author with other researchers from the La Crosse Institute for Movement Science (LIMS) research group in the Department of Health Professions. Her […]

  3. Health benefits of forest bathing for kids

    Photo of 2019 forest bathing experience led by Namyun Kil, UW-La Crosse associate professor of Recreation Management & Recreation Therapy.

    Study finds mental and physiological health benefits for kids and teens who participate in structured forest therapy A UW-La Crosse study found substantial health and well-being improvements for children and adolescents who participated in a structured forest bathing session. The improvements were both mental and physiological — including a measured decrease in blood pressure over the course […]

  4. Surprising contributions from UW–Madison’s overlooked scientists

    Photo collage: While the scientists in this story aren’t household names, the research they did and the training they received from UW–Madison helped advance their fields of science and improve the world.

    From medicine to ecology, engineering to computer science, the University of Wisconsin has for 175 years made valuable innovations that help people and communities across the state and beyond. And today, with one of the highest-ranked research programs in the country, the University of Wisconsin–Madison is well-known for making important scientific discoveries. But what about […]

  5. UW-Milwaukee second chance program helps students finish what they started

    Photo of Scott Sutton who dropped out of UWM twice. But he finally found his career path in the field of mental health, so he recently returned to pursue a degree in psychology. “It’s been a great fit, and I love it,” he said. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Kayla Miller had just a little under 30 credits left to go to complete her degree in psychology when she left UW-Milwaukee (UWM) in the fall semester of 2022. Her father had died unexpectedly, and she was a single parent raising two children. She thought about returning to school in the spring 2023 semester, but […]

  6. UW-Green Bay: The boundless medical quest of Adan Cordova

    Photo of UW-Green Bay Human Biology major Adan Cordova working out chemistry formulas. Photos by Dan Moore, University Photographer

    From Honduras to UW-Green Bay, nothing can stop Cordova’s fearless dream of becoming a physician For many aspiring students dreaming of a career as a physician, the challenging pre-requisite of chemistry often stands as a formidable obstacle. The concepts are intricate, the mathematics demanding, and the volume of information can be daunting. However, for Adan Cordova, […]

  7. New portal, piloted at UWM, speeds the process of licensing for health care professionals

    Photo of Kim Litwack, dean of UWM's College of Health Professions and Sciences, speaking at the Nov. 14 event introducing a new tool to help build Wisconsin's health care workforce. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    A new tool will speed the licensing process for Wisconsin workers in health care fields by better connecting the state’s licensing agency – the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) – with the Universities of Wisconsin. DSPS Secretary Dan Hereth and Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman joined UWM College of Health Professions […]

  8. With $15M boost from U.S. Navy, engineers will help detect, prevent traumatic brain injuries

    Photo of the new helmet liner system prototype that Team Wendy manufactured as a direct outcome from PANTHER research. The liner system is designed to provide enhanced protection against traumatic brain injury. Photo courtesy of Team Wendy

    With new funding from the U.S. Office of Naval Research, an interdisciplinary initiative led by the University of Wisconsin–Madison will continue to grow its research on concussions and other traumatic brain injuries. Christian Franck, a professor of mechanical engineering at UW–Madison, started the initiative, called PANTHER, in 2017. Under his leadership, it has grown to include […]

  9. Striking a balance: How UW-Green Bay’s RN to BSN program supports nursing students beyond academics

    Photo of UW-Green Bay RN to BSN student Morgan Stary

    The dynamic nature of healthcare mandates a commitment to regular learning and professional development. In an era where online education can feel impersonal, Morgan Stary’s experience with UW-Green Bay’s RN to BSN program underscores the impact of community, commitment, and the invaluable role of advisors. Without question, Morgan Stary leads a hectic life. While she manages a […]

  10. Pioneer Athletics announces exclusive partnership with Southwest Health’s Orthopedic Institute

    Photo of Pioneer Sports Medicine facility

    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Wednesday an exclusive partnership with Southwest Health’s Orthopedic Institute and the Pioneer Sport Medicine and Sport Performance departments. Southwest Health’s Orthopedic Institute is the region’s most advanced bone, joint and sports medicine program and will serve all 16 UW-Platteville NCAA DIII sports and its 600-plus student-athletes. […]