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  • Jeff Mahlum Alumnus finds passion for patient advocacy after accident Sept. 23, 2014 When Jeff Mahlum suffered a spinal cord injury during a diving accident in 2011 that left him paralyzed from the chest down, he had the unfortunate opportunity to learn how confusing and daunting the health care system can be. Having graduated with a major in biology from the UW in 2013, Mahlum decided to use the gap year between undergraduate and medical school to learn more about how he could understand the needs of his future patients. Mahlum, who’s now enrolled at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, discovered patient advocacy and the Center for Patient Partnerships.
  • Photo: Tour guide with group at GE Healthcare Blank GE Healthcare visit highlights partnerships in Milwaukee area Sept. 12, 2014 Chancellor Rebecca Blank is beginning her second year leading the University of Wisconsin–Madison much as she began her first year – by reaching out across the state to talk about the positive impact the state’s flagship university has throughout Wisconsin.
  • Photo: Walter Block University spinoff aims to hit the mark precisely with brain-scanning tool Aug. 20, 2014 As brain surgeons test new procedures and drugs to treat conditions ranging from psychiatric disorders to brain cancer, accuracy is becoming an ever-greater issue.
  • Photo: 'Green roof' at Signe Skott Cooper Hall New, innovative School of Nursing building opening for fall semester Aug. 19, 2014 Signe Skott Cooper Hall isn’t just a new building. It’s a place where students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Nursing will learn using the latest technology.
  • Verona Clinic’s '2020' challenge encourages healthy lifestyles Aug. 12, 2014 A community health initiative recently piloted at the UW Health Verona Clinic has helped patients there eat better, exercise more, and live healthier lives.
  • Population Health Institute offers Wisconsin data on Affordable Care Act Aug. 6, 2014 Data on Wisconsin’s experience with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its reform of the Medicaid and BadgerCare program are now easier to understand through a new chartpack released today by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, in partnership with the Covering Kids and Families program within the UW’s School of Human Ecology.
  • UW Population Health Institute awarded $12 million to build culture of health July 30, 2014 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has announced it will continue to fund the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) to rank and provide guidance for improving the health of America’s counties from Florida to Alaska.
  • Mouse intestine New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut July 24, 2014 A multi-institutional team of researchers has developed a new nanoscale agent for imaging the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This safe, noninvasive method for assessing the function and properties of the GI tract in real time could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of gut diseases.
  • UW Hospital and Clinics named state's top hospital by U.S. News & World Report July 15, 2014 For the third year in a row, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics has been named the best hospital in Wisconsin.
  • Medical procedure for humans helps heal leaky show cow July 9, 2014 When a dairy cow leaks milk, it can lead to variety of problems, from hygiene issues to infection. The condition is usually manageable, but for a show cow like Vertigo, it’s unacceptable.
  • Photo: Kevin McSweeney Faster, safer method zaps tumors with great success June 17, 2014 When Kevin McSweeney was referred to UW Health last year for a tumor in his liver, he had already gone through six rounds of chemotherapy and 13 surgeries over ten years to treat his metastasized cancer.
  • Photo: Randy Munson Program matches doctors and rural communities that want each other May 7, 2014 For some people, moving away from their small hometown is the ultimate goal. Dave Hubbard wanted the complete opposite. In his search for the perfect career in family medicine, the physician from southwestern Wisconsin wanted to return to his roots.
  • Disposable timer could be a nurse’s best friend May 5, 2014 In medicine, time isn't just money: it can mean the difference between life and death. Clot-busters must be given in the first hour of arrival in a hectic emergency room. Intravenous medications can spoil, and catheters that overstay their welcome invite infection.
  • Photo: Susan LaBelle Experienced executive LaBelle to lead Office of Corporate Relations Feb. 13, 2014 Susan LaBelle, a veteran private sector executive and economic development leader who has taught in the UW-Madison master's in biotechnology program, has been selected to head the university's Office of Corporate Relations (OCR).
  • Photo: Cal Melberg Junior Cal Melberg becomes ‘the match’ Feb. 12, 2014 After attending a Be the Match bone marrow donor registration event on campus last May, UW-Madison junior Cal Melberg knew his chances of ever being matched were slim. Then, in September, he got the call.
  • Photo: Elderly couple walking with canes Innovative program reduces falls, increases quality of elderly life Feb. 11, 2014 When Loretta, a 78-year-old central Wisconsin woman, became unable to sit on her couch because of her fear of not being able to stand back up, she knew she needed help. She didn’t want to be a burden to her husband, who was already worried about her falling, so Loretta called her local doctor to find a solution.
  • Teach-in to help "Young Invincibles" select health insurance options Nov. 15, 2013 A teach-in on new health insurance options is designed to send students home for Thanksgiving with important information to discuss with their families.
  • Photo: Mike Garren holding picture of father in uniform at WWII Memorial Honor flight doctor carries father’s memory to monument Oct. 29, 2013 When Mike Garren was growing up in Kenosha, he knew that his father, Dr. John T. Garren Jr., had served as an army surgeon in the Pacific theater of World War II.
  • Photo: Gail Casper UW-Madison team probes home health environments with virtual reality Oct. 3, 2013 In health care environments, nurses and doctors can closely monitor patients' medical regimen and schedules. But when a patient leaves the clinic or hospital to go home, the responsibility for care transitions to families and patients. The result: Regimens might not be adhered to as closely.
  • Corporate Open House to showcase Health, Innovation, and the Wisconsin Idea Aug. 7, 2013 UW-Madison's second annual Corporate Open House, where companies are invited to campus to learn more about innovative opportunities for research, projects, talent, training and potential partnerships, will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22.