When COVID-19 dealt a blow to Wisconsin’s health and economy, Badgers stepped up. We began researching new treatments, caring for the sick, and helping others stay safe. UW continues to power the state’s economy through research and innovation, all while educating the next generation of leaders. We’ll never stop working to make Wisconsin — and the world — a better place.

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COVID-19 Stories

COVID-19 patient receives the gift of life

UW Health successfully performs double-lung transplant surgery.

Telehealth Implementation

Grant seeks to enhance and expand telehealth in Wisconsin nursing homes.

Badger Shield Keeps Face Visible

New shield pairs COVID-19 protection with a clear view of the face

Badgers vs. the Pandemic

Meet the UW heroes fighting against COVID-19.

Contactless thermometer helps monitor student health

The devices could help track infections and curb the virus' spread.

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$1Blocal and state taxes generated

$30.8BUW, affiliated organizations, and related startups' economic impact

92%Of UW economic impact benefits the private sector

232,000Jobs supported

400+UW-related startups in Wisconsin

8thin the nation in research expenditures

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UW in Your County

Guided by a common purpose, UW students, alumni, faculty and staff give back to every county in Wisconsin through research projects, professional careers and public service.

Oconto County

48 Current Undergraduate Students

43 Medical Professionals with Degrees from UW

373 Alumni

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