APRIL 2021: Events, News and Networking

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100state Community Scholarship Applications

March 1 - April 30
Online Event

100state, powered by American Family Insurance-DreamBank, is thrilled to announce a new scholarship program to encourage and expand equitable access to arts and entrepreneurship across Dane County.

UW Health – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Courses

April 20 @ 9:30 am
June 17 @ 8:00 pm
Online Event

This UW Health online course is designed to introduce mindfulness meditation practice as a way of reducing stress and developing greater balance and fuller participation in life.

Discover UW-Madison’s biotechnology master’s degrees, featuring the M.S. in Biotechnology

April 27
2:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Online Event

Attend a 30-minute webinar: Join Natalie Betz, associate director, to get more information about the in-person MS in Biotechnology program designed for working professionals.

Women in BioHealth: Negotiation Skills for Getting More of What You Want

May 4
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Online Event

The ability to confidently negotiate is a critical foundational skill for anyone interested in reaching their goals, building stronger relationships and moving things forward.


2021 Entrepreneurs’ Conference

June 3
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online Event

Wes Schroll, chief executive officer and founder of Fetch Rewards, will speak June 3 during the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference via vFairs, an award-winning virtual platform.


Endsulin, a Forward Biolabs tenant working to develop gene therapy for type 1 diabetes

April 18

Madison company started by a UW Health transplant surgeon aims to develop a gene therapy for type 1 diabetes, with the goal of regulating glucose metabolism without the need for daily insulin shots.

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Innovation One completed at University Research Park

April 6

University Research Park (URP) recently partnered with Valerio Dewalt Train (VDT) to produce a master plan meant to enliven and densify the office park’s existing facilities. A master plan was created with the intention of carving a new road from a bordering main artery street and adding below-grade parking to leave the ground level open for public space and amenities accessible by foot.

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Chancellors advocate for R&D investment, Endless Frontier Act

April 2

The chancellors of Wisconsin’s top two research universities are pushing for investment in more R&D.

“The only way that we stay at the front end of the world economy is by being on the front end in innovation,” UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank said, adding that other countries in key tech areas are ahead or even lapping the U.S. “That may not show up today; in another decade or two it’s going to show up really strongly as to where the new startups are, where the growing businesses are.”

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Veteran finds hope for her dog, others, in melanoma treatment study

March 24
UW Madison News

When Brittney Maehl, a veteran of the Navy, learned of the opportunity to help her dog Chester – and other cancer patients – through a clinical trial funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, she was beyond excited.

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Ashley Cortes Hernandez hopes to spread STEM enthusiasm among Latinx youth

March 30

Ashley Cortes Hernandez is excited to bring Latinx representation to the team in hopes of making STEM more accessible to underrepresented communities, especially the Latinx youth.

“I wanted to pursue outreach after graduate school because I wanted to be part of a community that brought STEM to a broader audience and made it accessible to everyone,” Cortes Hernandez says. “I really just took the plunge and I am so lucky to be part of such an amazing team that gets to do just that every day.”

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Biohealth’s chance to attract talent to Wisconsin, podcast with Lisa Johnson

March 29

Few, if any, sectors in Wisconsin have been more at the center of the COVID-19 fight than the biohealth industry.

Lisa Johnson, chief executive officer of BioForward Wisconsin, said the sector includes life sciences, medical devices, digital health and health systems. BioForward is a membership organization that represents more than 200 companies in the sector in Wisconsin.

On the latest BizTimes MKE Podcast, Johnson discussed some of the industry’s lessons learned from the COVID-19 fight, but also highlighted its opportunity to attract new talent to Wisconsin. She said the state is uniquely positioned because its biohealth sector is not overly concentrated in any one area.

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