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New faculty focus: Keeler started here as a student

I am looking forward to creating new relationships across the programs areas I serve while working with Native students and local communities.

Physical Sciences Laboratory part of $1.6 million grant to plan for neutrino detector

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the launch of the NSF 2026 Idea Machine

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the launch of the NSF 2026 Idea Machine, a prize competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and STEM education. Participants can earn cash prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade, the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by NSF. It's an opportunity for researchers, the public and other interested stakeholders to contribute to NSF's mission to support basic research and enable new discoveries that drive the U.S. economy, enhance national security and advance knowledge to sustain the country's global leadership in science and engineering. Entries will be accepted through Oct. 26, 2018.

Robert Fettiplace’s explorations of the inner ear earn him The Kavli Prize

The first week in September, he became a Kavli Prize Laureate in a ceremony held in the Oslo Concert Hall, where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded. He received a gold medal from King Harald of Norway and shares the $1 million neuroscience prize with two colleagues in hearing research, James Hudspeth, MD, PhD, of Rockefeller University and Christine Petit, MD, PhD, of the Pasteur Institute.

UW launches Stem Cells @ 20 UW–Madison website

Keep up with UW –Madison stem cell research news and events with this new website

Sleep and How it Matters for Health newsletter

MIDUS is linking sleep to many aspects of health, such as pain, obesity, and well-being.

Dr. Angela Byars-Winston receives national award for research excellence

Dr. Byars-Winston was selected for the 2017-18 John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Career or Personality Research by the Society of Counseling Psychology. 

Faculty fellowship nominations are being accepted

Deadlines to apply are in November. Visit the research.wisc.edu website to learn more about the Vilas Named Professorship, H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, Kellett Mid-Career Award and Vilas Associates competitions.

UW–Madison hosts an Animals in Teaching and Research website

Animal research is an indispensable tool for understanding complex living organisms, and many University of Wisconsin–Madison research programs study animals as models of human disease and to explore basic biological processes. The university’s commitment to responsible and ethical research conducted under the attention of skilled veterinarians continues a long history of improving human and animal health and well-being.

The 3rd Annual UW–Madison Postdoctoral Research Symposium is Sept. 18

The 3rd Annual UW–Madison Postdoctoral Research Symposium will be on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 12 to 5:30 pm at the Genetics-Biotech Center. Organized during the National Postdoc Appreciation week, the symposium offers a venue for postdocs to share their work with others and foster new collaborations. This year the symposium will include: -a data scientist career panel featuring panelists working in both academia and industry -keynote speaker, Ron Seely, faculty member of the Department of Life Science Communication, who will share how to simplify research findings without sacrificing accuracy. -the return of the 5-minute Blitz Talk competition.  This event is sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Studies and the Morgridge Institute for Research. Lunch and reception will be provided. To register, click here or navigate to http://bit.ly/2018postdoc