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Clinical trial repurposes cancer drug for treatment of vascular malformations

Dr. Beth Drolet, chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, is leading a multi-site trial at UW–Madison that is in its first phase and is testing a personalized topical medication in the form of a gel as a way to treat vascular anomalies.

Faculty receive WARF Named Professorships, Kellett Fellowships, and Romnes Awards

Thirty-three members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have been awarded fellowships for 2021-22. The awardees span the four divisions on campus: arts and humanities, physical sciences, social sciences and biological sciences.

UW–Madison initiative to promote university-industry research and education partnerships

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education has launched a new funding effort to facilitate university research partnerships and graduate student internships in collaboration with the private sector.

Arboretum Designated as a National Historic Landmark

The designation is based on the Arboretum’s pioneering work in restoration ecology, its place in the history of conservation, and its commitment to Aldo Leopold’s land ethic.

UW–Madison retains top 10 national research ranking

The National Science Foundation has released its 2019 fiscal year Higher Education Research and Development Survey, or HERD, data, showing that the University of Wisconsin–Madison ranked 8th place in the national research rankings for public and private universities. UW–Madison also ranked 8th in the last survey covering the 2018 fiscal year.

Clinical trial for Ebola vaccine developed at UW–Madison underway in Japan

A phase one clinical trial to test a potential new Ebola vaccine developed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is underway in Japan.

Use ARROW if seeking to use drones or autonomous vehicles

The University of Wisconsin–Madison requires faculty, staff, students, contractors, and affiliates seeking to use autonomous vehicles, including unmanned aircraft systems (drones), for UW-related education, research, and non-academic purposes are now asked to submit pilot and flight approval applications in ARROW. ARROW is a research oversight platform that allows researchers…

Search moves forward for vice chancellor for research and graduate education

A 15-member search-and-screen committee, chaired by Professor of Biomedical Engineering Bill Murphy, will conduct a nationwide search.

Cancer cells under microscope credit PIXABAY

UW2020 marks four years with Round 6 call for proposals — abstracts due Oct. 15

Applications for funding of high-risk, high-impact research proposals through UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative are now being accepted. The goal is to support collaborative, multidisciplinary and transformative research. Awards range from $100,000 to $500,000.

UW research ‘angels’ help find and identify American MIAs

A UW team has helped the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency find and identify three missing World War II veterans in Europe and recently returned from a trip to Belgium to look for remains of service members at the crash site of a bomber that took part in the Battle of the Bulge.