Health and medicine
Elizabeth Arth ’19 made a career turn, inspired by her son’s care after an injury.
Philanthropist Mary Lasker x1922 was one of the most influential figures in 20th-century medical research.
Volunteers develop a course to help students help themselves.
David Margolis MD’89 is both an eminent pediatric oncologist and a zealous fan of the Milwaukee Bucks. With a little spray paint, he now combines his two passions.
Pregnant women who travel long distances to work face increased risks of adverse birth outcomes.
An innovative study looks to man’s best friend for answers on prevention.
As a nationally renowned sex reassignment surgeon, Marci Bowers ’80 — a transgender woman herself — is helping her patients find joy and belonging.
Thelma Estrin ’48, MS’49, PhD’52 blazed…
When Helen Dickie ’35, MD’37…
It’s been two decades since the first human embryonic stem cell lines were derived at UW–Madison. What effect has the discovery had on scientific research and human health?
Valerie Donovan ’11, MA’12 coordinates resources and support networks across campus.
A remembrance of the Columbia astronaut.
WAA recognizes the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.
A UW researcher finds that a different kind of breakfast could improve health.
What Marie Moody ’90 started in her Manhattan apartment has turned into a multimillion-dollar pet-food brand, all thanks to a mutt named Chewy.
Chris Borland ’13 did the unthinkable: he abruptly retired from the NFL, bringing the unseen dangers of the sport to the forefront.
With shovels in tow, a UW program is tackling two crises at once: a shortage of students in science and a growth of antibiotic resistance.
Ferguson the miniature donkey got a hand — actually a leg — from the School of Veterinary Medicine recently…
A cautionary tale about human interactions with wild apes.
A UW program is working to reduce the shortage of ob-gyn physicians in rural areas.
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After a UW scientist and his wife lost two pregnancies, he sought answers. Why are these losses so common, and do other living things face the same struggle his family did?
A history course tackles the 1970s–90s through a generational lens.
“Every few years, a professional athlete touches the heart and soul of a city…
What’s on your bucket list?
Trends among our furry friends.
When drugs fail, epilepsy patients turn to this UW cooking class to learn how to curtail seizures by cutting carbs.
Improv techniques help medical professionals learn creativity and spontaneity.
UW professor Tony Goldberg is on a life-saving mission: identify unknown pathogens before they jump to a new host and cause disease in other animals — and humans.
Scientists weren’t the only faculty members to assist the government — historians, geologists, and others pitched in, too.
For 80 years, the Wisconsin Alumni Association has honored exceptional alumni with Distinguished Alumni Awards. Early recipients include actor Fredric March ’20 of Dr. Jekyll…
Electronic cigarettes can’t be sold or marketed as smoking cessation aids, but many smokers see so-called vaping as…
Feeling overwhelmed? UW research shows one simple act can make a difference.
Growing up on a dairy farm in…
UW scientists hope that quickly sharing results will generate answers about the virus.