Innovation that Defines the Future

UW–Madison is heading to the Chicago area this fall to share scientific breakthroughs and bold ideas that are enhancing your life. John Karl Scholz, dean of the UW’s College of Letters & Science, will introduce visionaries in the fields of Alzheimer’s research, cancer treatment, and nursing:

  • Howard Bailey, director of the UW Carbone Cancer Center and a professor in the School of Medicine and Public Health
    • He is the UW’s expert on drug and nutrient development for the prevention and treatment of cancer.
  • Cynthia Carlsson MS’05, a professor in the School of Medicine and Public Health
    • Her research focuses on the effects of vascular risk factors and their treatments on cognition and biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Kristine Kwekkeboom ’89, MS’95, PhD’99, a professor in the School of Nursing
    • She studies complementary (nondrug) therapies for symptom management in people with cancer.

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet these UW professors who are living the Wisconsin Idea.

Event Details

Join faculty experts, alumni, and friends for a reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a moderated panel discussion.

  • Reception: 6:30–7:30 p.m.
  • Program: 7:30–8:30 p.m.

Cost: $50 per person ($30 for recent graduates, 2013–2017)

Registration will open later this year.

Hilton Chicago/Northbrook
2855 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Northbrook, IL 60062

Questions? Contact Linda Grace at or 608-308-5400.