University of Wisconsin–Madison

Archive: Week in Review – January 20, 2014

At the Top

Carla Pugh, MD, PhD has been selected to give a TEDMED talk at a Kennedy Center event on April 8-10, 2014. A nonprofit with global recognition, TED is devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment and Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. TED conferences bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, whose 20-minute-or-less talks are broadcast around the world. Dr. Pugh will be supported by TED to prepare her presentation on “sensor technology and the future of performance measurement.” We look forward to hearing more about this significant honor. Visit to learn more.


Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD was notified that his NIH K08 grant “Gastrointestinal Mucosal Immune Defects in Hirschsprung’s Disease” was funded starting April 1, 2014. The award will provide $146,050 in direct support per year for five years. Congratulations on this extraordinary accomplishment!

David Schneider, MD has been selected as an ICTR KL2 Scholar and will be funded for two years to study “Machine learning for improved treatment selection of indeterminate thyroid nodules.”


Hans Sollinger, MD, PhD will speak at the Terasaki Festschrift Symposium in LA on January 24-26, 2014. Paul Terasaki, the father of tissue typing, has invited the world’s leading transplant surgeons and scientists for a two-day meeting. Dr. Sollinger opens the historic meeting with a session with Medawar Prize Winners Sir Roy Calne, Thomas Starzl, John Najarian and Jean-Michelle Dubernard. Transplant pioneers Drs. Starzl and Najarian may give the last presentation of their distinguished careers.

David Schneider, MD has been appointed to serve on the Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC) for the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

Michelle Ciucci, PhD and Cindi Kelm have been recognized on behalf of the Institute for Biology Education for their mentoring contributions to the Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program.