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Barbara Bendlin Advances Research on Alzheimer’s

Assistant Professor of Medicine Barbara Bendlin uses "big data" to identify "connectivity differences" for Alzheimer's patients. Read more here.

Two STEMM researchers earn Outstanding Women of Color awards

Earlise Ward, Associate Professor of Nursing and Heather Johnson, Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, are among the seven receipients of the 2015 Outstanding Women of Color awards. Read more here.

Megan McClean innovates cellular engineering with light

Megan McClean, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, was highlighted in the College of Engineering's Focus on New Faculty series. Read her profile here.

Raluca Scarlat researches fluoride salt for an advanced nuclear reactor

Raluca Scarlat, Assistant Professor of Engineering Physics, was highlighted in the College of Engineering's Focus on New Faculty series. Read her profile here.

Patricia Brennan explains "The CAVE"

Patricia Brennan, Professor of Nursing and Industrial & Systems Engineering, was recently interviewed by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to explain how the cave automatic virtual environment (CAVE) is helping health care researchers understand in-home care, and other innovative uses of the technology. See the news item here.

Xinyu Zhao finds Fragile X proteins involvedin proper neuron development

Professor Xinyu Zhao, Waisman Center and Department of Neuroscience, published a new study in the journal Cell Reports showing that two proteins implicated in fragile X play a crucial role in the proper development of neurons in mice. Read more here.

Kari Wisinski to lead research on treatments for cancers caused by mutations in the HER2 gene

Kari Wisinski, MD, Department of Medicine, will lead one section of the National Cancer Institute's NCI-MATCH trial. The trial is a new effort to target treatments to the specific genetic mutations causing cancer, rather than targeting the body part or organ in which the cancer manifests. Wisinski will work on mutations in the HER2 gene which plays a role in certain breast and gastric cancers. Read more here.

Carey Gleason publishes study on Hormone Replacement Therapy

Supplementing previous studies showing that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopausal women increased the risk of cognitive decline in women over 65, Kari Wisinski, PhD, Department of Medicine, has published a study of 693 women at nine academic medical centers, demonstrating no cognitive impairment in younger menopausal women with an average age of 52.5 years.

Katie Brenner Wins 2015 Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest

Biochemistry postdoctoral researcher Katie Brennan was chosen from an initial pool of 238 entries for her app-based device that monitors female fertility. The BluDiagnostics Fertility Finder analyzes hormones found in saliva and displays results through the app. Read more here.

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July 9, 2015

  • Women & Leadership Symposium
  • The 7th annual Women & Leadership Symopsium will include a day of networking, professional development, and learning from women leaders, and over twelve workshops throughout the day.
  • The event is sponsored by UW Foundation Women's Philanthropy Council and UW-Madison Commmittee on Women in the University, along with the UW-Madison Office of Human Resources and Development and the UW Women Deans.
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  • 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street
  • For more information and to register, click here.

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