COVID 19: Research at UW Madison

Around campus, UW researchers are turning their talents to combat the spread of COVID-19.

A Clear Improvement

UW engineers who created the popular Badger Shield have collaborated on a new version that offers a full view of the face.

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Masked Symptoms

Shortness of breath. Chest tightness. Rapid heart rate. For some, putting on a mask causes anxiety. UW Health’s Maura Grasshoff MSW’14 has tips for easing the symptoms.

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Coronavirus Close-Up

Detailed images of coronavirus replication, captured by UW scientists, could aid in the pursuit of antivirals.

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Business Formation during the Pandemic

The Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy looks at how fluctuations in the labor force affect new business formation.

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The Wisconsin Economy Now

This brief from the Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy summarizes data on the Wisconsin economy since the onset of the pandemic.

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At the Cutting Edge

The UW is part of a collaboration to test a new COVID-19 treatment.

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A Coalition of Scientists Takes on COVID-19

UW researchers are taking a national lead in the data war against COVID-19.

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Tips for Talking with Teens

Hear from UW Health pediatrician Amy Stockhausen about talking to your teens as they grapple with boredom, social isolation, and uncertainty about the future.

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Beating the Quarantine 15

A new UW study is aiming to help people reverse the effects of pandemic snacking.

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Coping with a Sense of Loss

It’s not just summer events we’re missing; it’s connection with others. In this video, Richie Davidson talks about cultivating resilience and hope despite the sense of loss.

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Research Reboot: Phase 2

The UW is gradually opening more labs and projects.

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How Effective Are Masks?

Engineering professor Scott Sanders created this video demonstrating what kinds of masks best impede a cough.

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Mineral Microparticles Make Gene Therapy Safer

A method developed by UW–Madison researchers for treating cancer has positive implications for vaccination.

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The State of Real Estate

Is it a good time to buy? Mark Eppli, a professor of real estate in the Wisconsin School of Business, discusses the pandemic’s impact on commercial and residential real estate.

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5 Things to Know

Wisconsin School of Business’s Dan Wangerin shares his insights on tax practices, financial reporting, and how firms are responding to the pandemic.

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Searching for Solutions

In a matter of months, the UW and UW Health launched several clinical trials to combat COVID-19.

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What if All Viruses Disappeared?

The BBC Future asked UW epidemiologist Tony Goldberg what the world would look like without viruses. His answer may surprise you.

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The School of Medicine and Public Health Partners with DHS

Two new studies will help public health experts understand COVID-19 and inform the public.

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Coronavirus Sequencing Leads to Insights on Transmission, Vaccine Development

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The Entrepreneur’s Playbook

In this webinar hosted by the Wisconsin School of Business, experts provide advice and practical approaches to help entrepreneurs and small business owners survive the pandemic and position their company to thrive in the future.

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Unimaginable Loss, Unimaginable Resilience

A look back at the university’s response to the pandemic of 1918.

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COVID-19 and Financial Reporting

Dan Wangerin, associate professor of accounting and information systems at the Wisconsin School of Business, shares the five things you need to know.

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How COVID-19 Is Affecting Our Food Supply

In this Badger Talks video, UW professor Andrew Stevens explains why COVID-19 is disrupting the meat supply chain and how processors are adapting.

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COVID-19 Plus Economic Challenges Add Up to Trouble for Wisconsin Ag

In a panel discussion led by Pam Jahnke, UW economist Ian Coxhead discusses the impact of COVID-19, tariff wars, and the government response.

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Are N95 Filters Too Large to Stop Coronavirus?

A recent social media post asserted that N95 filters may be ineffective. Fact of fiction? A UW epidemiologist weighs in.

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Business Formation during the Pandemic

In addition to the rise in unemployment, data shows a significant disruption in early-stage business formation.

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Wisconsin’s Economy during Lockdown and Reopening

UW economist Noah Williams looks at economic activity from the start of the pandemic, through the Safer at Home order, and in the weeks since the order was invalidated.

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UW Health Looks into “COVID Toes”

Researchers hope to help the sick by studying those who are healthy.

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School of Education Researchers Study Online Internships

With a surge in online internships, researchers look at how outcomes compare to traditional, in-person experiences.

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Annual Health Survey Shifts Focus

The School of Medicine and Public Health’s Survey of the Health of Wisconsin has launched a massive data-collection effort to see how the pandemic is affecting the state.

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Sifting Fact from Fiction

See UW epidemiologist Ajay Sethi’s discussion of COVID-19 disinformation.

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Risk Assessment

Professor Dominique Brossard offers insights about how to evaluate risks in an uncertain time.

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Traffic Volume Alterred by Pandemic

Wisconsin’s stay-at- home order drove unprecedented traffic changes across the state.

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Research Reopens

The UW is reopening labs, starting with research projects related to COVID.

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Research Reboot

On-campus research to resume in phases.

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Staying Safe as the Economy Reopens

Experts from the School of Medicine and Public Health share need-to-know information.

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The Toll on Mental Health

Cut off from friends and school support, teens struggle with emotional well-being.

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Reentry Risks

Cardiologist James Stein offers advice for safely restarting.

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Testing Time

The UW’s College of Engineering is leading an effort to ramp up Wisconsin’s testing capacity.

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Reopening the Economy

CROWE has an early look at the public’s response.

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Is It Safe?

CROWE ranks industries on their potential to spread disease.

Unemployment in Wisconsin

Data reveals the impact of COVID-19 on Wisconsin’s workers and businesses.

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WSB Helps Shape Public Policy

A new faculty-led initiative informs public policy on issues related to COVID-19.

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Telehealth for Eye Care

Associate Professor Yao Liu helps eye care providers transition to telehealth.

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COVID-19 and Retail

Wisconsin School of Business’s Hart Posen talks about who will be hit hardest.

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COVID-19 and the Workplace

Wisconsin School of Business faculty discuss workplace issues with Lauren Weber, a reporter from the Wall Street Journal.

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Food Supply in the Age of COVID-19

The UW Now Livestream on May 19 focused on how the pandemic is affecting our food supply chain.

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Maintaining Motivation

Caring for others may be the cure for pandemic ennui.

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UW–Madison Astrophysicists Aid in COVID Research

Researchers across disciplines pool resources to support the COVID-19 effort.

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The Search for a Covid-19 Research Animal Model

Finding a species that reacts to the virus as humans do is no easy task.

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Cats and the Coronavirus

A UW-led study confirms that cats can become infected with the novel coronavirus. Here’s what you need to know.

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The UW Now Livestream: Economic Consequences of COVID-19

Experts discuss the economic impact of the pandemic and what recovery will look like.

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Think Inside the Box

UW-designed BADGER offers safety in coronavirus treatment.

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Research on Viral Junk, Quicker Drug Testing Could Help Outflank Coronaviruses

Researchers hope to better understand how coronaviruses spread, as well as develop new testing for antiviral drugs.

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More Testing with Fewer Tests

The UW’s Jordan Ellenberg makes a case for group testing.

Just the Facts

A Q & A with Ajay Sethi, epidemiologist and expert on conspiracies in public health.

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How Much Are We Moving?

UW researchers studying mobility patterns see a May 1 spike.

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University Labs Help Increase Testing

The UW is providing essential materials and expertise to Wisconsin’s public labs.

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Shielding Great Apes

UW ecologist Tony Goldberg is among the researchers working to protect endangered apes from the coronavirus.

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The Batman

Ian Mendenhall studies virus transmission between animals and humans.

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Coronavirus Growth in Wisconsin

The number of COVID cases continues to rise in Wisconsin’s metro areas, most rapidly in Green Bay.

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Redesigning Primary Care

UW Health’s PATH collaborative helps health care organizations implement telemedicine.

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Center for Healthy Minds Launches New Studies

Researchers at the Center for Healthy Minds are looking at the impact of the pandemic on mental health and whether certain skills can improve emotional resilience.

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Allergies and Asthma May Reduce Risk

UW researchers find a possible reason why people with allergies and asthma may be at lower risk for severe COVID-19 illness.

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Understanding the Enemy

“There is every expectation that this will happen again,” says UW professor and virologist Paul Ahlquist, whose lab is analyzing virus behavior to find long-term solutions.

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Reopening Wisconsin

An analysis from the Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy recommends a phased-in, regional approach to reopening the state.

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Science over Speed

Drawing on lessons learned from the Ebola crisis, UW law professor and bioethicist Pilar Ossorio cautions against rushing the research.

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Researchers Aim to Develop Alternative COVID-19 Test

With COVID-19 tests in short supply and need increasing, researchers at the UW are working on alternative methods.

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Cancer Researchers, Colleagues Moving Forward with COVID-19 Projects

Two projects from researchers at UW Carbone and SMPH have been selected to move forward in grant process.

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Searching for Solutions

Researchers at the Morgridge Institute for Research and SMPH’s Department of Biomolecular Chemistry team up with a doctor from Albany, New York, to search for molecular clues to defeat COVID-19.

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Healing from Home

UW–Madison engineers support telehealth providers.

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PPE and COVID-19

WSB Faculty Collaborate on Solutions

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COVID Risk by Zip Code

To aid in community preparedness, UW researchers are providing state health officials with zip-code level susceptibility reports.

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Prediction Models: An Important Tool in Pandemic Response

UW–Madison engineer Oguzhan Alagoz is teaming up with leaders from UW Health and SMPH to provide research-based guidance for health care and community decision makers.

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Submissions Invited for UW/WARF COVID-19 Accelerator Challenge

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation will dedicate resources and funds to advance technologies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Data Shows Effectiveness of Physical Distancing

An interdisciplinary data science group led by UW researchers develops models to inform policy makers.

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Engineering Professor’s Virus Research Could Help Defeat COVID

Professor John Yin uses computer models to understand how viruses replicate and hopes to use that knowledge against them.

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Aiming for Reusable PPE

With funding from the National Science Foundation, a UW assistant professor studies the potential for reusable protective equipment.

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UW Health completes first COVID-19 plasma transfusion

A “Herculean effort” gets a trial up and running to see if plasma from survivors can shorten recovery time of current patients.

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From Virus to Vaccine

A School of Pharmacy professor talks about vaccine development.

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Distilling Data to Support Wisconsin Communities

UW researchers analyze data to help state health officials plan COVID-19 response.

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Alumna Helps Lead UW Health's Response

Dr. Nasia Safdar, medical director of infection control at UW Hospital, talks about her role in fighting the pandemic and the importance of keeping the public informed.

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The UW’s Division of Extension Offers Practical Advice

Whether you live alone, have young children, or are caring for an aging parent, Extension’s new website has strategies for coping.

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SBDC Lends a Hand to Wisconsin Small Businesses

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center is a lifeline for small business owners grappling with the COVID-19 turmoil.

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Teaming Up for Testing

Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene’s university colleagues are stepping up to donate reagents and equipment needed for COVID-19 testing.

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School of Pharmacy Team Produces Hand Sanitizer for UW Health

With hand sanitizer in short supply, a team at the UW School of Pharmacy steps in to help.

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Forward Thinking

Innovate Network highlights UW entrepreneurs addressing COVID-19 and resources for campus innovators and researchers.

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UW Carbone Cancer Center Update

Director Howard Bailey discusses how UW Carbone is balancing physical distancing and critical patient care.

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COVID-19 in Wisconsin

The Space Science and Engineering Center breaks down the numbers.

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The UW Now with Dr. Nasia Safdar

Dr. Safdar, a member of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health faculty and the physician who treated Wisconsin’s first COVID-19 patient, gives a presentation and answers questions.

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Harvesting Antibodies

UW Hospital joins project to collect plasma from COVID survivors to create treatments.

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The Wisconsin Idea in Action

More than 120 manufacturers are using the open-source Badger Shield design to produce face shields. Now UW–Madison engineers have created a platform to connect producers with those who desperately need the shields.

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PBS University Place: Respiratory Viruses

Pediatric infectious disease fellow Kathryn Schmit discusses respiratory viruses and immunity within the population.

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Who Should Get Ventilators?

UW bioethicists write recommendations for handling a potential allocation crisis.

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Surgery Sett Series

A new Department of Surgery podcast series talks with people working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Identifying N95 Alternatives

Responding to the shortage of N95 masks, mechanical engineering professor Dave Rothamer is using his knowledge of engine filtration for a new purpose.

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