Barbara Bendlin, Assistant Professor, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, explores normal memory loss due to aging, Alzheimer’s disease and suggests ways to age more healthfully.
Jasia Steinmetz, Professor, Food and Nutrition, UW-Stevens Point, explores ways to support and maintain family food traditions, energize youth and create jobs focusing on local foods.
Michele Perchonok, Advanced Food Technology Manager, NASA, explains the methods used to develop a food system that is safe, nutritious, acceptable and provides balanced resources for astronauts while they are traveling in space.
Eftychios Sifakis, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Sciences, UW-Madison, introduces a sophisticated new simulator which offers surgical students the opportunity to master detailed procedures before operating on live patients. This new devise is comparable a flight simulator used to train pilots.
William Murphy, Co-Director, UW Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center, shares the work at the center to create biological materials which could offer new options in the treatment of diseases.
Mark Craven, Professor, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, discusses the work at UW to develop a new generation of information technologies that will have the power to revolutionize modern medicine.
UW School of Medicine and Public Health Mini Med School event with presenters: Paul Ahlquist, Professor, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research; Paul Sondel, Professor, Pediatric Oncology, UW School of Medicine and Public Health; Shigeki Miyamoto, Professor, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research and Ruth O'Regan, Division Chief, Hematology and Oncology, UW School of Medicine and Public Health.
Richard Burgess, Professor Emeritus, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, UW-Madison, shares the history of cancer research at the UW McArdle Lab since 1971 and focuses on the importance of basic research in the war on cancer, collaboration and the results of one of the collaborations.
David Jarrard, Professor, Department of Urology, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, addresses clinical questions about prostate cancer including why it is more frequent in an aging population, which cancers are dangerous and how to identify them. Jarrard discusses whether prostate cancer can be prevented.
Bill Sugden, Professor of Oncology, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, UW-Madison, discusses cancer research undertaken by Howard Temin, Jim and Bette Miller in the mid-20th century. This research provided much of our understanding of how chemicals are metabolized in cells to contribute to the development of cancer.