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Jul 23, 201912:37 PMInside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

People win when collaboration leverages Wisconsin research assets

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Marshfield Clinic research scientist Scott Hebbring is working with the core computation team at Morgridge to help produce a massive database that shows connections between thousands of human diseases and known genetic markers that influence those diseases.

Susan Tsai, a surgical oncologist at MCW, is working with Skala to do more basic research around pancreatic cancer tumors. The goal is better, more personalized treatment for a disease with a high death rate. The project also is helping Skala look at disparities in urban and rural pancreatic cancer rates.

Morgridge researchers also work with other UW System schools and scientists beyond Wisconsin at Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and UC–Santa Barbara.

Projects aimed at optimizing battery performance involve researchers at the UW–Milwaukee, UW–Madison, and Marquette. Similarly, students and faculty at UW Systems school work together on projects tied to water, energy, engineering, and agriculture.

Those are a few examples of how Wisconsin’s academic researchers are working together to address real-world problems, regardless of institutional boundaries that can sometimes stifle cooperation. The more bright minds that can be recruited and retained by Wisconsin colleges and universities, the better the chances of those minds getting together for the public good.

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Tom Still is president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. He is the former associate editor of the Wisconsin State Journal.

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