This study—co-authored by Carolee Dodge Francis, Ecology of Human Well-Being Professor—was conducted to identify processes of coping with COVID-19 and determine their impact on emotional well-being for women of color in the United States. A …
UW–Madison researchers partner in new NSF study examining STEM experiences of Hmong undergrads in Wisconsin
UW–Madison researchers are partnering with Hmong American faculty and undergraduates across the state to study and find solutions for the underrepresentation in STEM classes and the STEM workforce of Hmong Americans
UW–Madison McNair scholars present research at national conference
Eleven Badgers enrolled in UW–Madison’s McNair Scholars Program presented their research at a national conference of McNair programs in Los Angeles this summer.
New research: Stereotypes can be self-reinforcing, stubborn even without any supporting evidence
A new study from the University of Wisconsin–Madison shows why letting stereotypes inform our judgments of unfamiliar people can be such a hard habit to break.
UW Posse scholar turns TikTok trend into research opportunity
Gráinne McDonagh, a sophomore Posse scholar UW–Madison, recently presented her work on “Body Positivity Content on TikTok in Relation to the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
UW–Madison’s Maria Mora Pinzón works to improve access to Alzheimer’s services within the Latinx community
“My research is [focused on] how to improve access, how to make sure that communities benefit from the research, and how to make life a little easier, at least on the healthcare side,” says Dr. …
Call for Nominations: Outstanding Women of Color Awards 2022-23
Submit a nomination by Sept. 13 to help us honor the amazing women of color in the UW–Madison community.
UW study points to structural reasons behind lower survival rates for Black pancreatic cancer patients in Wisconsin
Black patients with pancreatic cancer have lower survival rates than white patients, and a new study suggests why: They are much less likely to receive life-extending treatments.
UW professor’s research prompts rethinking of ‘special needs’ euphemism for disabled children
Professor Morton Ann Gernsbacher found that “special needs” is an ineffective euphemism which seems to be morphing into a dysphemism – a term whose connotations are more negative than the ones it attempts to replace.
New paper by UW’s Brian Burt examines Black male graduate students’ advising experiences
UW–Madison’s Brian Burt is the lead author of a new paper published in the Teachers College Record that examines Black male graduate students’ advising experiences in engineering — with the researchers theorizing that more caring relationships could assist students in earning their degree.
School of Pharmacy aims to reverse racial and ethnic underrepresentation in clinical studies of psychedelic therapies
In collaboration with two co-investigators from the School of Pharmacy — Professor Paul Hutson and Associate Professor Olayinka Shiyanbola — Wenthur is leading a new two-year study, funded by a grant from the Wisconsin Alumni …
UW student-advisors receive fellowships to support underrepresented PhD students
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowships have a mission to support underrepresented PhD students to pursue scientific research and to foster more inclusive academic environments at institutions.