Research for Our Changing Times

As one of the top research universities in the world, the UW is on the front lines of many of our most pressing challenges. Find out about the work happening on campus right now — without leaving your living room!

Join fellow UW alumni online for a livestreamed faculty lightning talk moderated by Mike Knetter, president and CEO of the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association, followed by a Q & A session via live chat.

A recording of each livestream will be available on YouTube after the event.

March 31, 7 p.m. CT
Featuring:

Dr. Nasia Safdar MS’02, PhD’09 — professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, vice chair for research in the School of Medicine and Public Health, and medical director of Infection Control at UW Hospital and Clinics

April 7, 7 p.m. CT
Featuring:

Phill Gross ’82, MS’83 — founder of Adage Capital, who has spent his career analyzing the health care sector. He will share his views of the prospects for new COVID-related medical interventions and how they might shape the outcome.
Ricky Sandler ’91 — founder, chief executive officer, and chief investment officer of Eminence Capital and an adjunct professor of finance at UW–Madison, who will share his thoughts on what a potential financial recovery might look like.
Julie Van Cleave ’81, MBA’83 — chief investment officer (CIO) of the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association, who will share her view on the economy and implications for the financial markets.

April 14, 7 p.m. CT
Featuring:

Dr. Robert N. Golden — dean of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health as well as Robert Turell Professor in Medical Leadership and vice chancellor for medical affairs at UW–Madison.
Dr. Peter D. Newcomer ’91, MD’95 — chief clinical officer for UW Health and senior associate dean for Clinical Affairs at the UW’s School of Medicine and Public Health.

April 16, 7 p.m. CT
Featuring: Speaker TBD

April 21, 7 p.m. CT
Featuring: Speaker TBD

April 28, 7 p.m. CT
Featuring: Speaker TBD

Speakers and schedule are subject to change.

These events are hosted by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®.

2020 Livestream Events

Closed captioning will be available in the recorded version of each broadcast.

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