Category: Research

Tupesis helps link resident training and global health

Medical residency training in the U.S. rests on 100 years of history that sends new doctors to U.S. hospitals to learn the intricacies of their chosen specialty, from cardiac and cancer care to family medicine. What residency programs are learning is how to integrate global health into that training.

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Adventures in South Africa to follow ‘origins’ stories

A team of three from University Communications at UW–Madison – videographer Justin Bomberg, photographer Jeff Miller, and me, science writer Kelly April Tyrrell – have traveled 8,779 miles from Madison, Wisconsin to Johannesburg, South Africa in order help tell important UW-focused stories about origins: from the origins of life on Earth, to the origins of galaxies in the universe, and the origins of humankind. Read below for more and also join us on our South African adventure on Instagram and on Facebook.

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Ja Young Lee wins Honda Student Paper Award at driving assessment conference

In June 2017, Ja Young Lee, PhD student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received the Honda Outstanding Student Paper Award at the International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design, which was held in Manchester Village, Vermont. The symposium, also called the driving assessment conference, provides an interdisciplinary forum for scientific exchange on driving assessment tools, applications and technology.

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Plan tests ancient Chinese tradition to help elders with balance

As calming music plays in the background, 11 older women listen as physical therapist Diane Brose enters a warm-up for a discipline known as Tai Chi Fundamentals: “Feel your feet. Feel the four corners of your feet. Your knees are soft, your tailbone is heavy. Don’t worry about yesterday, tomorrow will take care of itself.  Now, we’re here, and it’s safe.”

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Bin Ran: Driving the future of transportation

America is driving toward a future where autonomous vehicles will rule the roadways, and Bin Ran, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been a pioneer in steering transportation research for several decades.

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Yu receives funding to further solids research

Public and private funds will further the research efforts of Lian Yu, professor in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Division. These new projects range from the diversity of crystal forms, to the development of a nano-coating technology to produce low-cost stable amorphous formulations for global health, and the investigation of crystal nucleation in amorphous drugs and solid dispersions. These projects are supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, AbbVie, Eli Lilly, and the National Science Foundation.

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