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2023 Global Health Symposium is April 4

The symposium brings together faculty, staff, clinicians, students and community members to share their global health work with campus and the wider community. Built around the theme “One Planet, One Health,” the symposium will explore how the concept of One Health makes a difference in our lives, the life around us and the planet.

Lab-grown retinal eye cells make successful connections, open door for clinical trials to treat blindness

Retinal cells grown from stem cells can reach out and connect with neighbors, according to a new study by a UW–Madison research team, completing a “handshake” that may show the cells are ready for trials in humans with degenerative eye disorders.

Memorable photos from 2022 include fabulous research images

Check out these memorable and captivating images from UW–Madison staff photographers, Jeff Miller, Bryce Richter and Althea Dotzour and student photographers Colton Mansavage Taylor Wolfram.

Invitation to participate in Graduate School strategic planning survey

The survey will close Friday, Jan. 27, 11:59 p.m.

Research Bazaar Feb. 22-23 focuses on Information Insights: Shaping Futures with Data and Computing

No cost to attend, but preregister by Feb. 8.

Alison Mikulyuk will assist with Water Resources Institute research competition

Mikulyuk is the first-ever coordinator of Water@UW-Madison and will also support the WRI and Sea Grant research enterprise and the programs’ fellowship initiatives that place post-graduates in settings with state agencies, offering cutting-edge skills and knowledge to the agencies, along with mentoring, networking opportunities and experience for the fellows. Additionally, she will also oversee the Freshwater@UW Summer Research Scholars Program, which pairs undergraduates with research mentors.

Change Announced Regarding Costs for Clinical Research Unit Nursing Services

For more than 30 years, ICTR has been able to provide Clinical Research Unit nursing and dietary services at no cost for non-industry studies. This support has largely been provided by the Clinical Research Center (CRC) grant. With expiration of the CRC mechanism, investigator-initiated studies will be asked to pay for CRU nursing services starting in July 2024. This will only affect new studies activated after the go-live date of July 1, 2024 and ongoing active federally funded studies when their grant cycle is renewed.

Folds in pUG molecules turn off genes and could provide clues about human disease

In a study recently published in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, biochemists at the UW–Madison and Harvard University have identified an unusual cube-like RNA structure that can control gene silencing in roundworms. The basis for the structure is a sequence of nucleotides they call a “pUG.”

University of Wisconsin–Madison named an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has designated the University of Wisconsin–Madison as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. The APLU awarded UW–Madison this designation based on the university’s significant, sustainable and campus-wide commitment to economic engagement, including its past and future focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development and public service and community engagement.

Campus startups receive grants to further commercialization of their innovations

Discovery to Product has awarded funds to 10 campus startups through their new Piloting Research Innovation & Market Exploration (PRIME) grant program. The PRIME funding will allow UW–Madison faculty, academic staff and students with an innovative commercial opportunity to undertake research designed to overcome critical market risk milestones, validate customer acceptance, and/or generate private and public funding.