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Meet The Fellows

Judith Faulkner

The developer of a comprehensive, patient-centric electronic medical record (EMR) system and founder of Epic Systems Corporation, Judith Faulkner is recognized for her scientific and technological leadership. Her vision for health care technology is both comprehensive and simple: provide the relevant medical information when it's needed, do what's best for the patient, and help clinicians collaborate.

Maury Laws

Orchestras, ensembles and vocalists throughout Wisconsin and the world have benefited from the musical compositions and arrangements of Maury Laws. Laws began playing the guitar and singing country music in his native North Carolina at the age of twelve, and by age sixteen was a featured soloist with local dance bands and jazz groups.

Donald Nichols

Donald A. Nichols, who passed away in February 2013, was an economist with national and international visibility, an award-winning teacher, published scholar, university leader, and public servant. For more than thirty years, Nichols focused his research, teaching, and publications on those factors affecting unemployment, inflation, and regional economic growth.

JoAnna Poehlmann

JoAnna Poehlmann's art is a rare combination of superb draftsmanship, meticulous observation, droll humor, and effusive joy. Her graphite drawings, watercolor paintings, and multimedia collage drawings, hand-colored lithographs and etchings, and limited edition books are infused with a deep appreciation of art, literature, and the natural world.

Jeremi Suri

Jeremi Suri is the E. Gordon Fox Professor of History, director of the European Union Center of Excellence, and director of the Grand Strategy Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on how global transformations like war, migration, nation-building, and mobility through higher education—all transformations Suri experienced in his lifetime—have affected history as well as contemporary American culture and policy on a global scale.

William Dove

Throughout his career, William F. Dove has used elegant genetic approaches to uncover some of science's most critical biological questions. Dove, a professor in the Departments of Oncology and Medical Genetics and George Streisinger Professor of Experimental Biology at UW-Madison, is recognized as an authority and innovator in mammalian genetics.

Ian Duncan

Ian Duncan, a professor of neurology in the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, is one of the world's leading scientists in the application of stem cell research to the treatment of neurological diseases. His work now holds promise for the possible cure of several diseases, including multiple sclerosis, stroke and Alzheimer's.

John Gurda

John Gurda is a Milwaukee-born writer and historian who has been studying his hometown since 1972. He is the author of twenty-one books, including histories of Milwaukee-area neighborhoods, industries, and places of worship.


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