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2018 Simons Fellows in Mathematics

UW–Madison mathematicians named Simons Fellows

Three professors at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are among the 2019 class of Simons Fellows in Mathematics. Gheorghe Craciun, Autumn Kent and Andreas Seeger are among the 48 distinguished scientists named to fellowships. Each year, the Simons Foundation selects as many as 50 fellows conducting research in math and the physical sciences, providing funding for […]

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Kevin Conroy

As Exact Sciences’ Sales Surge, CEO Reflects on 10-Year Turnaround

A decade ago, Kevin Conroy took the CEO job at Exact Sciences, a cancer diagnostic firm on the brink of death. Five years later, the FDA greenlit the company’s first product, Cologuard, which marked the first non-invasive, stool-based DNA screening test approved for detecting colorectal cancer. In the five years since then, Exact (NASDAQ: EXAS) says it has screened […]

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Heart of 2-day-old zebrafish

Have microscope, will travel: New tech project links Madison, Boston scientists

A portable, shareable scientific microscope nicknamed Flamingo, created in 2018 by imaging pioneer Jan Huisken of the Morgridge Institute for Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will make its cross-country journey thanks to support announced today (March 19) by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI). Created in 2015 by Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, CZI’s mission is to […]

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Kathleen-Sebelius

Exact Sciences appoints former Kansas governor, HHS secretary Sebelius to its board of directors

Exact Sciences Corp., the maker of the Cologuard take home colon cancer test and one of the largest public companies in Wisconsin, has appointed Kathleen Sebelius, the former governor of Kansas and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to its board of directors, the Madison company announced Tuesday. “Secretary Sebelius understands […]

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UW-Health

Isthmus Project to Bring Innovative Idea to Reality

UW Health has launched its new business and innovation accelerator, Isthmus Project The program’s goal is to provide a front door for health system innovators – whether they be faculty physicians, pharmacists, residents, nurses, staff or others – to seek support for their creative ideas and projects that aim to achieve better health outcomes or […]

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Dr. David Andes

NIH redoubling support in search for new antibiotics

The National Institutes of Health is redoubling support for UW-Madison researchers scouring the world for new sources of antibiotics. This comes as more than two million drug-resistant infections are reported every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “There are patients in almost every hospital with an infection that has absolutely […]

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Lincoln statue in front of Bascom Hall

UW-Madison granted more doctorates in 2017 than any other U.S. institution, according to a recent release from the university

The University of Wisconsin–Madison granted more doctorates than any other U.S. institution in 2017, rising from 2nd place the year before. The 844 awarded doctorates place the UW at the top of PhD-granting institutions, according to the Survey of Earned Doctorates. Overall, U.S. institutions granted 54,664 doctorates, a decrease of about half a percent from 2016. […]

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