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Named a Wisconsin Academy Fellow in 2004, Michael Fiore is a physician, a professor, and the director of the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention. Here Fiore checks patient Mike Eheler’s carbon monoxide levels. Heeler, a father of four, quit smoking with help from Fiore and the UW–CTRI. Photo credit: UW–Madison Department of Medicine/Clint Thayer.

Through the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, Drs. Michael Fiore and Timothy Baker have helped more than 300,000 Wisconsinites kick the habit.

Donna Friedsam hosts a panel discussion with Greg Nycz and Lisa Peyton-Caire reviewing the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Wisconsin and how policy changes will affect various communities as part of the Wisconsin Academy's

UW–Madison researcher and Wicab Inc. founder Paul Bach-y-Rita showcases his tongue display unit, a sensory substitution device that helps profoundly blind patients with orientation, mobility, and object recognition through electro-tactile stimulation. Photo by Phillipe Psaila/Science Photo Library.

A vision-aid device developed by a Middleton company helps profoundly blind patients "see" through electro-tactile stimulation to the tongue.

Renowned biochemist and Wisconsin Academy Fellow Hector DeLuca discusses the profound application of vitamin D in medicine, including new treatments in the areas of immunity and autoimmunity, in this special Wisconsin Academy Talk.

A new program at the UW Hospital is helping performers find medical care tailored for their special requirements—and talents.

Dr. Chukuka S. Enwemeka, dean of UW–Milwaukee’s College of Health Sciences, shares the latest medical applications for near-infrared and blue light.

Leslie Lemke sits at the piano

On a warm summer night in June of 1980, Leslie Lemke gave a piano concert in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. That concert was my introduction to an extraordinary man and his surprising talent.

Finding Penelope's climactic "chorus" scene. Photo courtesy of 371 Productions.

In the Fall of 2010 an unlikely group of actors set to work transforming Luther Manor Senior Living Community in Wauwatosa into an interactive venue for live theatre.

In Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine, Erika Janik traces the development of alternative (or “irregular,” as it was known then) medicine in nineteenth century America.

Chukuka S. Enwemeka, dean of UWM’s College of Health Sciences, conducts an experiment with research associate Violet Bumah. Among Enwemeka’s discoveries in phototherapy research: blue light in a certain wavelength kills the antibiotic-resistant “superbug” form of Staphylococcus aureus.

What if there was a way to treat debilitating diseases without drugs or surgery? What if chronic injuries could be healed with the application of something as ubiquitous as light?

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