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Rozalyn Anderson and Ricki Colman refine studies of calorie restriction and longevity

Combining data with a team from the National Institute on Aging, Assistant Professor of Medicine Rozalyn Anderson and Senior Scientist at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center Ricki Colman show that restricting calories does indeed help rhesus monkeys live longer, healthier lives. Read more here.

Po-Ling Loh applies abstract math to real-world situations

Assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Po-Ling Loh tackles complex problems like medical imaging or modeling how diseases spread using complex theoretical mathematics. Read more here.

Caitlin Pepperell provides a molecular portrait of a fatal infection in the 13th century

Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology & Immununology Caitlin Pepperell and a colleague at McMaster University have uncovered ancient DNA from a 13th century skeleton to reconstruct the bacteria that killed her. Read more here.

Julie Chang reports encouraging results for lymphoma treatment

Julie Chang, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine–Hematology and Oncology, presented results of treatment for mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), a rare form of lymphoma, at the American Society of Hematology conference. Her results, a follow-up to a previous study, show that half of all patients in the original clinical trial are still in remission after eight years.

Anna Scheibengraber places second in engineering contest

Anna Scheibengraber is a fifth-year senior studying mechanical engineering. To win the prize, sponsored by PepsiCo and the Society of Women Engineers, she engineered a device and controls package to monitor performance of fountain machines to reduce costs and emissions. Read more here.

Pupa Gilbert uses seashell nacre to record ocean temperatures

Professor of Physics Pupa Gilbert published a study showing that the physical attributes of nacre in modern and fossil shells provide an accurate record of temperature as the material is formed, layer upon layer, in a mollusk. This provides scientists with a new and potentially more accurate method of measuring ancient ocean temperatures. Read more here.

Asuka Eguchi develops novel strategy to reprogram cells

Asuka Eguchi is a Research Associate in Professor Aseem Ansari’s lab in the UW–Madison Department of Biochemistry. She is first author of the study in PNAS outlining the new procedure, which could help speed research and bring the technology to the clinic faster. Read more here.

Margaret Mooney brings GOES-R weather satellite into classrooms

Senior Outreach Specialist at the Space Science & Engineering Center Margaret Mooney leads the GOES-R Education Proving Ground, which brings information about the GOES-R weather sattelite to K-12 classroom teachers. Read more here.

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January 26, 2017

  • CIMER: Improving research mentoring relationships
  • The new Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) presents a program of scholarly and practical discussions on mentoring led by local and national experts. The featured speaker is:
  • Jo Handelsman, PhD, Incoming Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) and Associate Director for Science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
  • 2:00-5:00pm, Reception to follow
  • Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, 33 N. Orchard St.
  • Register for this event here
  • For more information see CIMER's website or contact Leah Nell Adams.

February 2, 2017

  • Mentor & Coach: Utilizing coaching tools to support a dynamic mentoring relationship
  • Rena Seltzer, President of Leader Academic
  • This interactive workshop designed for WOMEN FACULTY will explore how coaching tools can be employed in the mentoring relationship to create a more dynamic experience.
  • 12:45pm Registration/1-3pm Workshop
  • Union South/TITU
  • Registration is required for this workshop. For more information, view this flyer.

February 9, 2017

  • Women & Leadership Coffee and Conversation: Conflict Management
  • Lori Scroggs, Office of Quality Improvement
  • This session will focus on identifying shared interests in a conflict situation.
  • 8:00am Registration/8:30am Program/9:30am Networking
  • Union South/TITU
  • Registration is required for this workshop.

March 16, 2017

  • Women & Leadership Coffee and Conversation: How to Lead Good Teams
  • Jessica Swenson, Learning and Talent Development
  • 8:00am Registration/8:30am Program/9:30am Networking
  • Union South/TITU
  • Registration is required for this workshop.

April 6, 2017

  • Women & Leadership Coffee and Conversation: Commmunity Engagement: Homelessness and Food Insecurities in Dane County
  • Panel Discussion
  • 8:00am Registration/8:30am Program/9:30am Networking
  • Union South/TITU
  • Registration is required for this workshop.

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