UW Med School Leads the Way in Commercializing Research

Robert Golden, dean of the UW-Madison’s School of Medicine and Public Health for the past dozen years, leaned into the question as if he wanted no doubt to exist on where he stood. We were in his office in a campus building located a stone’s throw away from University Hospital.

I had asked him why it was important that the medical school do a better job of accommodating clinical trials for new drugs and techniques sponsored by for-profit corporations.

Golden swings for the fences.

“This gets to our very core. It is fundamental to the Wisconsin Idea,” he says, citing the university’s historic role as a vessel of knowledge to the state and beyond. “We should not be insular. We should not have ivy-covered walls keeping us from people, keeping us from promulgating advanced health and economic development.”

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