In the Know Quick Links – Week of October 26, 2020

Timely information to help build community within SMPH:

Resources for everyone

  • Student questionnaires: On Tuesday, October 27, questionnaires were sent to UW-Madison students – one to all undergraduate students, the other to all graduate students. The surveys ask students to share their needs and experiences during the fall 2020 semester. Please encourage students to share their thoughts. Read more
  • Real dialogue is possible in today’s polarized political climate. Join a virtual panel from 12-1:00 p.m. on October 29 to hear from students and staff about how to navigate difficult conversations and build our communities. To submit questions and register, visit
  • The UW–Madison Office of Human Resources is offering online workshops in November and beyond to help identify hostile and intimidating behavior when it happens, understand how to create conditions that prevent it, know the policies in place to address it, and become familiar with the resources on campus that can help – register here.
  • The Partners in Giving campaign is continuing through November 27. This workplace charitable giving effort involves state, UW, and UW Health employees coming together to support over 500 nonprofits. Learn more and make a gift today
  • Arts journal Corpus Callosum is accepting submissions for the Fall 2020 issue. Deadline: November 6. Visit the Submissions page for more information and guidelines.
  • Three chair searches have opened recently: the search for the Chair of the Department of Neuroscience, the search for the Chair of the Department of Medical Physics, and the search for the Chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology. Please encourage interested candidates to apply.

Resources for researchers

  • WARF Innovation Day on November 18 will showcase quick pitches, special guests and high-potential technologies ranging from sports medicine to virtual reality. Presenters include Erick Przybylski from the UW Health Clinical Simulation Center speaking about “ECMO Simulator for Lifesaving Oxygenation Procedures.” Learn more and register
  • UW-Madison’s Data Science Research Bazaar is a practical, hands-on, informal conference for all members of the campus community, from expert data science methodologists to novice learners who are interested in data science. The second annual Research Bazaar with the theme “Data Science for the Social Good” is happening virtually throughout February 2021. Individuals from all disciplines are encouraged to submit a presentation proposal (Deadline: November 25). Learn more
  • Varsity Venture Studio has launched. This new software entrepreneurialism initiative on campus is open to everyone in the UW-Madison ecosystem to turn ideas into funded software businesses. Submissions are evaluated as they are received (Round 1: Nov. 1 deadline; Round 2: Nov. 11 deadline; Final: Nov. 25 deadline). Learn more
  • The Green Labs Certification Program through the Office of Sustainability helps research and teaching labs across campus conserve energy and water and reduce waste and environmental harm – all while maintaining lab safety and the integrity of the research. By working with our Green Labs team, your lab will receive a customized Sustainable Action Checklist, important sustainability resources, connections with like-minded labs, and potential certification as a Green Lab on campus. There are no fees for consultation or certification. Learn more

Resources for clinicians

  • HIV and SARS-CoV-2 Webinar Series kicks off on November 4. This five-part webinar series relates the history of HIV prevention, treatment and care to rapidly emerging evidence that supports clinicians and other health care professionals in their decisions about treatment and management of patients with SARS-CoV-2. Learn more
  • NBC National News was in Madison on Friday reporting on how UW Health is handling the surge in COVID-19 cases.

Upcoming Events: Anti-Racism and/or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • The 2020-2021 Health Sciences & Diversity Lunch & Learn Series kicks off at noon on November 17. Join the interprofessional health science community for a series of free workshops and conversations focused on topics related to equity, diversity and inclusion that deeply impact our work and our practice. These events are free and open to all health sciences faculty, students, staff, practicing professionals, and community members. The Nov. 17 session is titled “Decolonizing Health Care: An Overview.” Sign up
  • WISELI virtual workshops on Breaking the Bias Habit in November are available for faculty and staff.
  • The Center for Community Engagement and Health Partnerships led by Gina Green Harris offered a series on Addressing Systemic Racism. Topics include Addressing Systemic Racism: From Its Origins to Its Impact throughout LifeReforming our Health and Health Care Systems; and How the Media Impact the Narrative of Black Americans. Recordings are available  here.