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Research spacing per-person restriction lifted

As part of the ongoing process to transition to a greater research presence on campus, while mitigating risk, campus leadership is removing the 113 square-feet-per-person restriction in research spaces effective May 10.

Bouncing Back to Bascom: One staff person shares her story of returning to the office

Peggy Ziebarth, executive assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, recently returned to her office in Bascom Hall after working remotely, to begin a transition to face-to-face work. Read about her experiencel

Breaths of Fresh Air: Corpus Callosum Artists Talk about their Work

On May 18, enjoy listening to 18 published artists discuss or read a work that is included in the spring 2021 issue of Corpus Callosum, Ebling Library's Journal of the Arts.

Research funding opportunity — THE RIDE

The overarching mission of THE RIDE is to advance state of the art cancer research and treatment to serve cancer patients and families in Wisconsin and beyond. Federal research funding is exceptionally challenging and funds raised from THE RIDE help bridge this funding gap to make cancer researchers at the UW competitive at the highest level. THE RIDE began in 2016 and since then has raised nearly 1.3 million dollars for UW cancer research and awarded money to 40 researchers, collaborative programs and students.

Artificial intelligence can accelerate clinical diagnosis of fragile X syndrome

Researchers from the Waisman Center found that people with fragile X are more likely than the general population to also have diagnoses for a variety of circulatory, digestive, metabolic, respiratory, and genital and urinary disorders. Their study, published recently in the journal Genetics in Medicine, the official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), shows that machine learning algorithms may help identify undiagnosed cases of fragile X syndrome based on diagnoses of other physical and mental impairments.

In Emerging Economies, Rainfall Insurance May Help Farmers Weather Risk

A recent study by Anita Mukherjee, assistant professor of risk and insurance at the Wisconsin School of Business, examines weather-indexed insurance for financially vulnerable agricultural households.

Preeminent Scholars Drive WSB Leadership in Research and Teaching

“Research-active faculty are critical to advancing WSB’s leadership in emerging fields, and to helping us launch and grow new programs,” says Terry Warfield, senior associate dean for faculty and research. “We must continue to invest in our faculty, supporting the tremendous leaders we already have while bringing in new faculty who can add to the diversity of our knowledge and impact.”

New director leads major changes in campus human research protection program

As the new director of the UW’s IRBs – the Health Sciences IRB, Minimal Risk IRB and the Education and Social/Behavioral Sciences IRB -- Gretchen Anding leads a busy and evolving enterprise.

OVCRGE Grant Writing Boot Camp for Social Scientists

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE) will offer a Grant Writing Boot Camp for Social Scientists, which will run from July 2021 through mid-February 2022. The boot camp will provide structured guidance and mentoring for developing a proposal aimed for…

Libraries operations for finals

The Libraries will still use its Library by Appointment system, as it has used throughout the year. Some hours for locations and services may change as we have increased hours to provide additional support during finals.