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Professor of Anthropology Sissel Schroeder hosts public archaeology day at the site, with funding from a Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment grant. Read more here.

Chorom Pak's company takes the life science prize at the Governorís Business Plan Contest

Lynx Biosciences, a business founded by Dept. of Oncology PhD Chorom Pak, aims to refine treatment decisions for multiple myeloma. Her business took the life science prize at the Governorís Business Plan Contest during the 14th annual Wisconsin Entrepreneursí Conference in Madison. Read more here.

Cynthia Haq wins award

Cynthia Haq, MD, Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, has received the American Academy of Family Physicians 2016 Exemplary Teaching Award in recognition of her innovative teaching in the areas of community and global health. The Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health (TRIUMPH) program is a prime example of her efforts. Read more here.

Patricia Keely's lab develops new imaging technique to identify cell types in breast tumors

Patricia Keely, PhD, Professor and Chair of Cell and Regenerative Biology, and her team have developed a new technique, multi-photon flourescence microscopy, to identify cell types present in breast tumors. Read more here.

Terri Young publishes research on genetic mutations causing glaucoma

Terri Young, MD, MBA, Professor and Chair of Opthalmology and Visual Sciences, and her research team have published a paper in the Journal of Clinical Investigation demonstrating that mutations in the TEK gene can led to glaucoma. Read more here.

Trina McMahon conducts MOOC on Evidence-Based STEM Teaching

Trina McMahon, PhD, Professor of Bacteriology and of Civil & Environmental Engineering is one of four faculty leading a massive open online course (MOOC) to help STEM instructors become more effective teachers. Read more here and here.

Feyza Engin receives Shaw Scientist Award

In recognition of her "distinct and innovative" research, Feyza Engin, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, has received the Shaw Scientist Award from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation to support her research on Type 1 diabetes at the molecular level. Srivatsan Raman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry also received the Shaw award to support his research on protein synthesis. Read more here.

Patricia Brennan appointed Director of the National Library of Medicine

Patricia Brennan, RN, PhD, Professor of Nursing and Industrial and Systems Engineering will become the next director of the National Library of Medicine. Read more here.

Four women receive Romnes Faculty Fellowships

The following four women are among the twelve recipients of Romnes Awards which provide a $50,000 research award to exceptional faculty who earned tenure during the last six years: Audrey Gasch, PhD, Genetics; Kristyn Masters, PhD, Biomedical Engineering; Marzena Rostek, PhD, Economics; and Wei Xu, PhD, Oncology.

Laura Hernandez and Heather White receive major grants to study cow health

Assistant Professor of Dairy Science Laura Hernandez is investigating ways to alleviate dangerously low levels of calcium in dairy cattle around the time they give birth. Assistant Professor of Dairy Science Heather White explores the role of hepatic metabolism in the development of a fatty liver in cows. Read more here.

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June 28, 2016

  • UW-WIT presents screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap
  • UW Women in Technology presents a screening of this documentary film exploring underrepresentation of women and people of color in computer science. To learn more about the film click here.
  • This event requires registration! To register, here.
  • 4:00-5:00pm — Reception/networking
  • 5:00-5:45pm — Keynote address by Dr. Christine Alvarado, University of California San Diego
  • 6:00-7:30pm — Documentary screening
  • Union South
  • Reception in Varsity 3
  • Keynote and screening in Marquee Cinema

July 7, 2016

  • Women & Leadership Symposium
  • 8:30am – 3:30pm
  • The Pyle Center
  • This event is $50. To register, click here.

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