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Alumni Newsletter

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We thank you for your continued support of the department and its programs.  Your contributions provide the margin of excellence needed to advance the tradition of outstanding research and training in the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, formerly Physiological Chemistry. To continue to set the standard for excellence in teaching and research, alumni and friends can make a tax-deductible donation to the Department’s Chairman’s Fund (click link) through our philanthropic entity, the University of Wisconsin Foundation. This fund provides support for innovative research and training within the Department. Examples of the many giving opportunities include support of the training of our students with stipend funding, awards for excellence in graduate student research or teaching, or meeting travel awards. Other giving opportunities include named lectureships, professorships or funding for particular research programs.

As an example, the department honors the memory of late professor Paul Bertics annually with the Bertics Memorial Lectureship.  Paul was a much-loved professor in the department, who passed away unexpectedly in 2011. A summary of his career can be found here. He was a dedicated teacher, researcher and mentor.  He had many research interests and collaborated extensively across campus disciplines with a diverse group of researchers.  Paul’s research spanned many fields including intracellular signaling/EGF receptors, pulmonary research/eosinophil biology, endotoxin research/purinergic receptors, or bioengineering. In 2016, we had our second annual lecture and were delighted to host Nobel Laureate, Randy Schekman.

You can contribute on-line by clicking on the following link. To give a gift by mail, click on this link

Gifts given in honor or tribute to individuals will be acknowledged to the individual(s) being honored, if the name and address of the person(s) to be honored is provided.  You may also indicate if you wish your gift to support student or research programs. If you have any questions about making a financial contribution, a planned gift or establishing a named fund for the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, please contact Patricia Kiley, Chair, or the BMC Department Administrator.

Thanks for your generous support and Go Badgers!