Health Care

State research arm serves at sole reference lab for CDC vaccine research

Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, the research division of Marshfield Clinic Health System, was the only reference laboratory in the nation to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led study showing vaccines to be 90% effective after the second dose against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), and 80% after the first dose, according to a release from the organization.

Madison ranks high for women in STEM jobs

Achieving greater diversity in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics has long been an uphill battle, but signs are pointing to steady — albeit noticeably slow — growth in the number of women being employed in the sector. Perhaps not surprisingly, Madison is helping lead the way.

Meriter nurses prepare for possible strike

While the union representing the nurses says the date is set for March 24, the hospital expressed disappointment, stating it has been bargaining with the union for more than a month, including the use of a federal mediator.

DHS seeks more diverse vendors

The Dane County Department of Human Services is releasing requests for proposals (RFPs) for almost 20 programs next week and is looking for more diverse vendors to respond.

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