SMPH Collaborate

An event series for investigators, researchers, and learners

The next installment of SMPH Collaborate will be held on Friday, Oct. 20 from 3-5 p.m. in Health Sciences Learning Center Room 1306.

All individuals from across campus involved in research — including undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, research staff, and faculty — are welcome at SMPH Collaborate, an event series from the SMPH Office of Basic Research, Biotechnology and Graduate Studies.

SMPH Collaborate fosters connections among investigators, researchers, and learners through the sharing of research discoveries and building of community. Events, typically held twice a year, include two components. The first hour features researchers at various career stages — graduate students, postdocs, research staff, junior faculty, and senior faculty — presenting novel research and innovative technologies. A social hour offers time for discussion to promote collaboration, and Resource Tables provide an opportunity to become familiar with school resources.

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Jane Paulsen

Jane Paulsen, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurology
Using rare disease to develop clinical trials for prevention of neurodegeneration

Douglas Dean

Douglas Dean III, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics
and Medical Physics
Insights into brain development using quantitative MRI

Maria Virumbrales Munoz

María Virumbrales-Muñoz, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Advancing knowledge and treatment of gynecological diseases using microphysiological systems

Ryan Powell

Ryan Powell, PhD, MA
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
The social exposome and health equity

Resource Tables

The Friday, Oct. 20 installment of SMPH Collaborate will feature two Resource Tables for attendees to learn from during the social hour.

Event details

Event program

  • 3 p.m. — Event begins with welcome, followed by presentations
  • 4 p.m. — Social time with food and drink begins, with opportunity to learn at resource tables
  • 5 p.m. — All are welcome to stay longer to continue discussions

Mark your calendar for future SMPH Collaborate events

  • Fall 2023: Oct. 20
  • Winter 2024: March 1
  • Fall 2024: Oct. 18

Nominate an SMPH Collaborate presenter

Submit the name of a graduate student, postdoc, research staff, junior faculty, or senior faculty engaged in novel research and innovative technologies using the form below.

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Speaker nomination form

SMPH Collaborate Presenter Suggestion Form


Questions about this event? Contact SMPH Signature Events at

Accessibility statement: 
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is committed to accessibility. If you need an accommodation to attend or participate in this event, please contact the SMPH signature events team at We ask that accommodation requests be made no less than two weeks before an event. We will make a thorough attempt to fulfill requests made after this date but cannot guarantee they will be met.

COVID-19 health guidelines

UW–Madison continues to monitor and follow the latest public health guidance regarding COVID-19. To help ensure a safe event for all, we expect attendees to follow the campus guidelines below. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Masks are optional, but individuals may choose to wear a mask and are encouraged to do so if they prefer. In the School of Medicine and Public Health, we respect individuals’ personal choices about their health.
  • Vaccination and pre-event testing are encouraged but not required to attend.
  • Please stay home if you are feeling ill, develop symptoms, or have tested positive and are within the recommended isolation period.

For more information, see the campus COVID-19 Response.