1. UW-Platteville students conduct cutting-edge cancer research

    UW-Platteville students conduct cancer research

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Eight University of Wisconsin-Platteville students are collaborating on a research project that investigates how cesium compound works in treating and fighting cancers. The students presented their project at the Research in the Rotunda event at the capitol in Madison, Wisconsin, on April 12. According to Jessica Symons, senior engineering physics major and

  2. New UW-Stout academic certificate helps graduates further social work careers; online/hybrid delivery increases access for rural area workers

    Amy White, intake and assessment social worker for the Dunn County Aging and Disability Resource Center, is pursuing UW-Stout’s new social work professional certificate. The certificate qualifies graduates for social work certification in Wisconsin.

    Menomonie, Wis. — As a social worker for a smaller county human services agency in northern Wisconsin, Rachel Obiden must be prepared to handle any case that comes her way. A newly earned professional certificate from UW-Stout provides her with additional skills and the ability to become certified as a social worker in Wisconsin. Obiden

  3. Got science? UW-La Crosse’s special career fair is just the formula for needed scientists

    La Crosse, Wis. — A special career fair for UW-La Crosse College of Science and Health majors is creating the right mixture for students thinking about careers in science. And, it’s helping statewide organizations seeking scientists share the many science-related opportunities available throughout the region. In February, the Science Career Forum was held for the

  4. UW-La Crosse biochemistry program earns high review as workforce demand increases

    Zoey Good, undergraduate biochemistry major, with John May, assistant Professor, Department Chemistry & Biochemistry in CHM 419: Advanced Biochemistry Lab. A research-embedded experience within this lab is just one of the impressive parts of UWL’s Biochemistry curriculum which helped it earn national accreditation in January.

    UWL’s biochemistry major has received national accreditation at a time when demand for biochemists in Wisconsin is on the rise. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development reports growth in biochemistry and biophysics-related employment at the top of chemistry-related occupations. The field is also ranked No. 11 on a list of Wisconsin’s top 25 highest-growth occupations requiring a

  5. UW-Madison launches nation’s first rural obstetrics and gynecology residency

    Ellen Hartenbach, MD, director of UW-Madisons Rural Residency program

    Madison, Wisconsin – Faced with a nationwide shortage of obstetricians and gynecologists, especially in rural areas, the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has started the nation’s first rural-residency program to train and provide care to women in rural Wisconsin. Residency is medical training where

  6. The importance of PAs: UW-La Crosse physician assistant program continues to fill health care shortage

    Students studying to become physician assistants learn skills that allow them to to fill many duties previously completed by doctors.

    When UW-La Crosse graduate Jessica DeBruyne decided to continue her education to become a physician assistant, she looked no further than her alma mater. Factors like a 100 percent pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam among graduates, small class sizes and a partnership with two leading healthcare institutions, made UWL’s program particularly

  7. UW-La Crosse exercise program brings community health, trains students for careers

    Long-term participants in the La Crosse Exercise and Health Program during an open house celebrating the program’s 45 years at UW-La Crosse. Kim Radtke, program director, is pictured at bottom right. John Porcari, the previous program director, is in the back row, far right.

    La Crosse resident John Zoerb vividly recalls when his heart attack hit 30 years ago. A heavy feeling came over him — like an elephant on his chest — as he sat alone in his business office at La Crosse Floral. Zoerb had enough strength to get up from his chair and drive himself to

  8. UW-Oshkosh nursing grads complete scholarly projects, put learning into practice

    UW-Oshkosh nursing graduates

    Fourteen University of Wisconsin Oshkosh graduate students recently put their nursing knowledge to work, translating best evidence into practice as part of a Doctor of Nursing Practice scholarly project. Bonnie Nickasch, assistant director of advanced practice nursing at UW Oshkosh, said the scholarly projects give students the opportunity to synthesize the knowledge they have learned

  9. UW-River Falls professor shares cutting-edge research at National Cancer Moonshot Summit

    UW-River Falls Biology Professor Tim Lyden (far right) and his Duluth industrial partner co-presented cutting-edge cancer research at the first White House–sponsored national Cancer Moonshot Summit regional event at the University of Minnesota-Duluth Medical School on June 29.

    University of Wisconsin-River Falls biology Professor Tim Lyden and his Duluth industrial partner co-presented cutting-edge cancer research at the first White House sponsored national Cancer Moonshot Summit regional event at the UM-Duluth Medical School June 29. During the summit, Lyden presented ongoing 3D cancer modeling research to the public. In concert with staff from BRTI

  10. UW-Milwaukee undergraduate research leads to parental advice

    Undergraduate psychology student Haley Branback presented her research on the effects of parental criticism at UW-Milwaukee’s Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Photo courtesy of Haley Branback)

    Parents, if you don’t want your child to take life too seriously, lay off criticizing them. That’s the conclusion psychology major Haley Branback reached as a result of her research examining how parental expectations and criticisms affect their children’s sense of responsibility later in life. She gave a poster presentation on her project at UW-Milwaukee’s