Olufunmilola Abraham is the first researcher to look at gamification for medication use and has built two video games that teach kids about medication safety and how to communicate effectively with their pharmacists, doctors, and nurses. As an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh, she is currently evaluating a new program with Pittsburgh school and youth development programs, in which student pharmacists visit schools to teach children about the responsible use of over-the-counter medications.
Two years after its inception, Our Wisconsin is cutting its teeth as a program promoting inclusivity and cultural education. More than 60 percent of all students living in residence halls attended the workshops, a significant increase from the 1,000-student pilot program in the fall of 2016.
In a recent survey, students reported a UW-Madison inclusion program effectively increased awareness of and respect for diversity on campus among first-year students in residence halls.
Survey data revealed students who participated in the Our Wisconsin program — a three-hour workshop focused on respect for diversity, community connection, identifying bias and gaining appreciation for others’ experiences — were more aware of cultural differences on campus.
About 800 state residents admitted to the University of Wisconsin-Madison next fall will get free tuition and fees, depending on income.
A panel of experts took on gender bias and inequities Tuesday at a UW–Madison forum, providing timely context to the current national reckoning on sexual harassment and assault.
Several speakers referenced the #MeToo movement, praising it as a long-overdue corrective and noting that the phrase, which went viral last year, originated in 2006 with the work of black civil rights activist Tarana Burke.