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.
Jay Zambito, Assistant Professor, Geoscience, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, explains what frac sand is, how it is used, mined, processed and transported. Zambito discusses frac sand’s connection to other natural resources and the research being conducted by the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey.
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.
Jim Lattis, Director, UW Space Place, examines the part UW astronomers played in a major re-evaluation of the size of the Milky Way between 1930 and 1936. The astronomers established which key features determined our modern concept of a galaxy.
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.
Jean Creighton, Director, Manfred Olson Planetarium, UW-Milwaukee, reflects on her selection by NASA to fly on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). Creighton was one of 24 teachers chosen to observe the earth’s atmosphere from 40,000 feet.
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.
Jason Fletcher, Associate Professor, La Follette School of Public Affairs, UW-Madison, presents two studies which highlight differences in cognitive developmental trajectories by looking at genes and environmental interactions.