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New podcast series: The Water We Swim In — Stories about the Great Lakes and the People Working Toward Equity

Wisconsin Sea Grant is announcing the launch of a new podcast series, The Water We Swim In. It features stories about the Great Lakes and people working toward equity. In the series, Sea Grant’s Digital Storyteller Bonnie Willison and Hali Jama, podcast intern, share inspiring interviews from community organizers, researchers and leaders navigating Wisconsin’s waters.

The Badger Challenge is soliciting grant applications

The overarching mission of the Badger Challenge is to advance state of the art cancer researchand treatment to serve cancer patients and families in Wisconsin and beyond. GRANT DESCRIPTIONS: Program: Provides financial support among two or more UW faculty from interdisciplinary fields who have a focus on a clearly identified research project ($50,000); Scholar: Provides financial support ($25,000) to individual UW faculty members whose current work focuses on cancer research and/or advancements in cancer treatments. Project period runs Feb. 1, 2023 – Dec. 31, 2024. Application deadline is August 15, 2022

Team of SCRMC researchers help to improve quality control for biomanufacturing stem cells

A team of UW–Madison researchers, including members of the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center (SCRMC), have developed an innovative methodology that can ultimately be used to advance cutting-edge personalized therapies and disease models.

Wisconsin National Primate Research Center shares DEI efforts

The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC: https://primate.wisc.edu) is one of seven federally supported National Primate Research Centers and the only one in the Midwest. Thousands of scientists – not only on the UW–Madison campus, but also throughout the nation and the world – have conducted research in primate…

New Lachman Institute at the School of Pharmacy Advances Pharmaceutical Development

The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy is launching a new center to leverage expertise across the School’s Pharmaceutical Sciences Division and greater UW–Madison campus community to advance the development of new drugs. The new Lachman Institute for Pharmaceutical Development — made possible by renowned leader in dosage form design Leon Lachman (PhD ’56) — consolidates research into drug discovery, drug action, and drug delivery to accelerate the progress of new therapies from labs and into clinic settings.

Eight projects receive Library Collections Enhancement Initiative awards

The Library Collections Enhancement Initiative, funded by nearly $100,000 from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, strengthens campus research capacities by providing University of Wisconsin–Madison libraries with flexibility to address critical and emerging collections needs.

Developing an Excellent Education and Broader Impacts Plan for your CAREER Proposal

Are you, or someone you know, planning to submit an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program proposal? If so, this May 5 workshop (9 a.m. noon in the DeLuca Forum of the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery) is designed to help you or your colleagues find ways to impact broader audiences through integration of research and education. Register now.

Getting ahead of grant deadlines leads to greater success

VC Ackerman expresses gratitude for the expertise of RSP staff and reminds researchers and research administrators campus-wide that to best utilize that expertise, it is important to build in time for RSP to review grant applications. By turning in materials in advance of the deadline – days or weeks and not hours – it is more likely staff will help to eliminate errors and submit proposals successfully.

Get the latest ATP news

Follow the Administrative Transformation Program’s progress with the Research Administration Strategy Team’s April update, which includes news about the Workday and Research Administration Modernization Project (RAMP) implementations and a timeline update for the Huron Research Suite Grants and Agreements modules.

Your invite to the Swine in Biomedical Research Conference 2022

The SBR Conference series began in 1995 and is now the quintessential conference of the field. This year’s conference aims to foster collaborations between clinicians, biomedical researchers, animal scientists, veterinarians and spark partnerships with the biomedical industry. To learn about a UW-only student/trainee reduced rate, contact SBR2022@union.wisc.edu.