Researchers working on COVID-19 test kits at the State Lab of Hygiene (Photo by John Maniaci)

COVID-19 Impact

How UW–Madison is supporting public health and the people of Wisconsin.

“It’s pretty amazing to be back in Madison and see everyone coming together to provide for the world.”

Tyler Varmey, manufacturing project leader at GE Healthcare

Events

Tuesday, September 22 at 6:00 pm Forward? The Wisconsin Idea, Past & Present Improving Communication Access in Healthcare during COVID-19 and Beyond

"Forward? The Wisconsin Idea, Past & Present" is a public lecture series and undergrad course. This is a unique course where members of the public are invited to listen to lecturers from across the UW System as they share ways the Wisconsin Idea inspires diverse and important work throughout the state.

This week, Sarah Marshall, a speech-language pathologist at the Waisman Center, will discuss communication access in healthcare through the lens of COVID-19.

Tuesday, October 6 at 6:00 pm Forward? The Wisconsin Idea, Past & Present Rationing Ventilators during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Benefits and Limits of Bioethics

"Forward? The Wisconsin Idea, Past & Present" is a public lecture series and undergrad course. This is a unique course where members of the public are invited to listen to lecturers from across the UW System as they share ways the Wisconsin Idea inspires diverse and important work throughout the state.

Norman Fost is a Professor Emeritus at UW–Madison’s School of Medicine and Public Health. For this talk, Fost will discuss bioethics, looking closely at the ventilator shortage experienced throughout the world during the COVID-19 pandemic