UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James C. Schmidt and law firm CEO Jay O. Rothman are the candidates being considered for the position, according to an announcement made Friday.
The two finalists are Jay O. Rothman, chairman and CEO of the law firm Foley & Lardner LLP in Milwaukee, and James C. Schmidt, chancellor at UW-Eau Claire.
A UW-Madison expert is launching research focused on therapies for diseases such as cancer – using sharks.In 2021, the UW Carbone Cancer Center provided the necessary equipment for the research to UW Carbone faculty member Dr. Aaron LeBeau. LeBeau will leading the shark-based cancer research, which is currently the only research of its kind worldwide.
Staying inside during the wintertime can cause our vitamin D levels to naturally decrease, according to a UW associate professor of dermatology. Dr. Apple Bodemer said at least half of Americans have vitamin D insufficiencies. She said vitamin D deficiencies have been linked to causing depression or mood disorders.
In July of 2017, Vanessa McDowell became the first Black woman CEO in YWCA Madison’s 112-year history. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology.
UW-Madison announced Thursday that they are expecting all students who have not had a positive PCR test in the last 90 days to get tested before coming to campus. However, the announcement does not state that students need to report their tests or results.
The university is strongly encouraging all students to get COVID-19 booster vaccines as soon as possible. It also encourages students who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to delay their return to campus, recovering instead at their current location.
“I’m not going to go off in the sunset and do nothing, I will be looking at my opportunities in the month of April and make a decision,” Thompson told News 3 Now.
The University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team’s weekend series against the University of St. Thomas has been scratched. The Badgers’ athletics department explained the two-game set was called off because of COVID-19 concerns within the Tommies.
The rise is happening across the country, and Economics professor at UW-Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs, Tim Smeeding, says it is largely due to supply chain issues driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The coming season for the University of Wisconsin promises to be special one for the Badgers. For starters, the players will take the field for the first time on the newly dubbed Barry Alvarez Field. However, because of schedule changes announced by the Big Ten on Tuesday, the conference opponents who will be coming to Camp Randall to play on that field has been completely switched – except for the most important one.
Amid the ongoing surge in COVID-18 cases, there are still a lot of questions and confusion out there about testing. UW Health’s Chief Quality Officer Jeff Pothof spoke with News 3 Now to answer some of those questions.
A recent survey found most people have good intentions, but fail to keep their New Year’s resolution.
COVID-19 testing remains in high demand as cases continue to rise. Over 12,000 Wisconsinites tested positive in one day last week, a new record.
Turning the tide for UW–Madison women’s basketball may be Moseley’s most formidable task yet. The Badgers have had losing records for 10 consecutive seasons.
“It’s disheartening to be in this place where so many people are sick and there aren’t enough tests to keep up, but we can’t just pretend we aren’t sick, infect others, and carry on with our lives,” said UW Health chief quality officer Dr. Jeff Pothof.
Health officials in Dane Co. have already been sounding the alarm about running out of beds. UW Health’s Dr. Jeffery Pothof said last week the hospital is at 100% capacity, “trading patient for patient,” as it tries to help everyone coming to its doors.
Jones was previously the head coach at Loyola University Chicago.
Officials said a study, published Monday, showed that high activity of the gene Nrf2 slowed cognitive and physical decline in mice.
Their caregivers reported their symptoms went from severe to moderate.
UW-Madison has also plans to provide and distribute free high quality surgical grade masks to students who want them during the spring semester.
UHS also adding more COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
Coupled with free antigen tests, UW will open one PCR testing site — down from four last semester.
Tommy Thompson, who is the interim president for the University of Wisconsin System, announced his resignation Jan. 7 in a letter to UW System Board of Regents President Edmund Manydeeds III. Thompson will leave his role on March 18, 2022.
Thompson’s departure is the second major resignation within the UW System that has taken place since this past fall. University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank announced in October that she will also be leaving the UW System at the end of the spring academic term, vacating another crucial spot.
UW–Madison professor emerita and Madison365 contributor Gloria Ladson-Billings is the nation’s second-most influential scholar in education, according to the annual Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, which spotlight top education scholars across the nation “who move ideas from academic journals into the national conversation,” according to an announcement from the School of Education.
Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD, FAAP, is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and also holds master’s degrees in public health and children’s librarianship.
As an avid supporter of University of Wisconsin athletics, Ray also spent over 40 years on Badger Football and Badger Basketball Booster boards, including terms as Vice President and President of the Badger Basketball Booster club.
Carie went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she joined the women’s rowing team in the fall of 1973.
UW-Madison’s semester starts Jan. 25. There are no changes to campus operations at this time, university spokesperson Meredith McGlone said Wednesday.
Nearly two years into the global COVID-19 pandemic and with cases once again surging, UW Health’s chief quality officer is warning the next few weeks could be grim.
‘Dry January’ is a New Year’s resolution where participants go alcohol-free for the first month of the year, and UW Health has tips to help you keep that resolution.
UW Health’s Dr. Jeffery Pothof says the hospital is at 100% capacity, “trading patient for patient,” as it tries to help everyone coming to its doors.
Children’s hospitals, including one in Madison, are strained with children fighting coronavirus, and a mix of factors explains why kids are the latest targets of the pandemic. “We’ve had more kids with COVID in the last couple of months, and certainly in the last month, that I can recall at any point in the pandemic,” said Dr. James Conway, a pediatric infectious disease physician and medical director of UW Health’s immunization program.
Pediatric vaccinations against COVID-19 are lagging, and UW Health reports it could be a cause for rising COVID-19 hospitalizations.
“With our hospitals as full as they are, we have needed to turn down the majority of the many daily transfer requests we’ve received recently,” said a spokesperson for UW Health.
UW Health, a spokesperson said, is forced to decline most transfer requests every day right now as they battle a COVID-19 surge amid a lack of beds and staff.
UW Health pediatric infectious disease physician Dr. James Conway said Tuesday that the data shows how important it is to vaccinate young people. “This is what vaccines do,” Conway said. “They keep people out of the hospital.”
“There is only so much humans can take before they say, ‘I can’t do this anymore,’” the UW Health doctor told News 3 Now. “You see death and dying every day in a row, and it wears on you.”
“Now school is out and kids are at home, the hospitalization part has settled down a little but we are seeing more cases in kids,” said Dr. James Conway, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at UW Health.
After the sun had set and the temperature fell, conditions were perfect to make Wisconsinites feel at home in the desert, and it didn’t take long for the Badger Band to warm them up.
While the Wisconsin Badgers football team is focused on bringing a win home from their trip to the Las Vegas Bowl, a handful of players took some time Tuesday to meet with fans.
If there’s one thing Wisconsin sports fans do well, it’s travel. As the Badgers get ready to take on Arizona State in the Las Vegas Bowl, Badger Red popped up across the Las Vegas Strip as fans took in the sights and sounds ahead of the game.
One of the largest health systems in southern Wisconsin said Tuesday it is on the brink of having more patients than it can treat.
Rooms are running out and medical staff are stretched thin at UW Health facilities as the Omicron variant drives a new surge of COVID-19 cases, the health system is warning. On Tuesday, UW Health Chief Quality Officer Dr. Jeff Pothof cautioned that if this trend continues, they may not have space or staff needed to care for the number of patients they are getting.
The University of Wisconsin’s women’s basketball team has canceled its second consecutive game because of positive COVID-19 tests within the program. On Monday, the university announced the Dec. 30 matchup against Big Ten rival Purdue at the Kohl Center will not be played and UW gave no indication that it would be re-scheduled.
The leader of a committee searching for a new chancellor for the University of Wisconsin-Madison says she wants to pick someone by May.
“Our students have stepped up in the past,” Thompson said in a statement. “This is another opportunity for them to gain valuable experience while helping Wisconsin combat the latest coronavirus wave.”
As a surge of COVID-19 cases put further stress on rural hospitals, UW Health is helping out.The hospital’s eICU program gives UW Health experts a chance to help other hospitals that may not have enough intensive care units or expertise on site.
The celebrations continued Wednesday for Badger Volleyball after the team won their first National Championship Saturday.
Rural hospitals throughout Wisconsin are facing a daunting task caused by a new wave of COVID-19 cases in their emergency rooms corresponding with already full hospitals.
The Wisconsin women’s basketball team has called off its game Wednesday against Eastern Illinois due to COVID-19 cases in the Badgers’ program. The women’s team was set to face off against the Panthers on Thursday at the Kohl Center.
The University of Wisconsin System wants to give $500 tuition credits to hundreds of students for joining the front lines in the battle to contain the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.
While the precautions taken last year to prevent the spread of COVID-19 also resulted in an astounding drop in typical flu cases too, health officials at UW Health warn not to expect a similar reprieve this winter.
Nearly 1.2 million people tuned in to watch the Wisconsin Badgers women’s volleyball team take home their first national championship Saturday night, setting a record for the most-watched women’s college volleyball match ever on ESPN, the network said Tuesday.
According to UW Health medical director Dr. Jim Conway, flu cases are already increasing in Wisconsin, further straining the state’s hospitals.
Dr. Nasia Safdar, the vice chair for research in the School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Hospital’s medical director of infection control, made the remarks in a live-streamed question-and-answer session focused on the variant Tuesday night.
Cases surge in Dane County with nearly 150 confirmed cases.
Graves was the star of the first national championship won by a UW varsity women’s team; a two-time Olympian and five-time national rowing team member. She died Sunday.
UW-Madison researchers say study of four nurse sharks swimming in a campus lab aquarium holds promise in developing a more effective treatment for COVID-19. The study involved examining the properties of the antibodies of the three-foot long, juvenile sharks after drawing their blood.