Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Birthday Birthday!

A Happy Happy Birthday today to Lisa S. 
Hope you've got some great celebrating planned for the occasion!

Video brought to you by Youtube. 

Friday, December 27, 2013


The adorable puppy of Kelli P. 
A little blurry because this one is bursting with energy!

Photo Credit: Brittany Y.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Happy Happy Birthday!

A Happy Birthday today to our world traveler Mazdak B.
Hope the day brings you cake!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

The UW MSTP would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. 

Video brought to you by Youtube. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


It's Christmas Eve, and this pup is ready for the festivities to commence 
(Charlie Brown Christmas tree and all!).  
Hope everyone out there is getting the chance to spend some time 
with family, friends, and furry friends. 

Pictured: Ainsley, dog of Chelsea H. 

Photo Credit: Chelsea H. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Anonymous Quotes from the UW MSTP

"Would you like to help me open my mollusk?"

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Birthday Birthday Birthday!

Our third birthday in a row this month, Happy Birthday today to Arick P.
You may not be the biggest cake person, but the UW MSTP wishes you a day filled with delicious edibles nonetheless. Sushi maybe? 

Image source: pbs.org

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Birthday Birthday!

 A Happy Birthday today to Rene R.
Wishing you a day filled with not just any cake, awesome cake!

Image source: allaboutcakez.blogspot.com

Friday, December 20, 2013

Happy Happy Birthday!

A happy Grumpy Cat birthday to our very own Grump Cat Drew S.
Hope your birthday includes some non-grumpy cake times!

Image source: sluniverse.com

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gingerbread Decorating Party

This nifty gingerbread dwelling designed by the lovely Ceci W. 

A little gingerbread scientist! (Einstein to be exact.) 
And, according to creator Ted G., "He has a grad student in his pocket!"

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Birthday Birthday!

Happy Birthday to Sumit K. today! 
The UW MSTP wishes you a great cake day.

Photo Credit: Brittany Y.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Interview with Us, and We Will Feed You Well!

MSTP December Recruiting dinner party 2013.
Chicken with vegetables, squash curry, white rice, and pad thai. 
Catered by: Sa Bai Thong

Photo Credit: Brittany Young

Sunday, December 15, 2013


A pair of cat lungs being inflated by a straw. 
Pretty cool (and way more dynamic than the fixed lungs in anatomy lab). 

Image Source: itsokaytobesmart.com

Friday, December 13, 2013


The adorable Golden Doodle of our Director, Dr. Huttenlocher. 

Photo Credit: Brittany Y.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Throwback Thursday

Remember when we told you that Jason runs marathons
Here he is in the 2005 GW invitational. Impressive!

Photo Credit: Sam O.
Submitted by: Jason C.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Birthday birthday!

A Happy Happy Birthday today to Nick V.
Here are some elaborate and musical birthday wishes from the minions. 
And of course, the UW MSTP wishes you cake. ;] 

Video brought to you by Youtube. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Happy happy birthday!

Happy birthday today to Ceci W.
Hope you birthday is filled with cats and cakes. And perhaps even cakes shaped like cats. 

Image source: flickr.com

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Shoot the Moon

This puzzle has taunted many current students and interviewing recruits alike. 

Safe travels to all who interviewed with us over the past couple days. 
We hope to see you back in 2014 as part of our program! 

Photo Credit: Sumit K.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Patatas Bravas

Taken at: Merchant

Photo Credit: Brittany Y.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Good Luck to All Our Interviewing Recruits Today!

We promise, it won't be at all like this. 
We won't even make you wear a suit! ;]

Video brought to you by Youtube. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Get Ready for Recruiting!

The second interview weekend of the academic year is upon us! We'll be hosting sixteen recruits over the next couple days, and in addition to talking to researchers around campus (don't worry -- we provide everyone with a living breathing guide to take care of all of that navigating between interviews!) our interview weekends are, in our humble opinion, some of the best around.

This weekend, we're looking forward to taking our recruits to try out some of the eateries on State Street, explore the city a little, watch a UW hockey game or attend a Christmas concert, and even take a tour of a local brewery.

Looking forward to meeting everyone for a weekend of fun. :]

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Birthday Birthday!

Happy Birthday to Dr. Burkard, one of our very own UW MSTP Associate Directors. 
(Pictured here on left along with Dr. Mosher, former director of the UW MSTP.)

Photo Credit: Brittany Y.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Gunnar Lou

Brett M.'s pup just after building his first snowman. 

Photo credit: Brett M. 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Sushi Rolls, Nigiri, Crispy Salmon Skin, and Seaweed Salad

Taken at: The Journey Sushi & Seafood Buffet

Photo Credit: Brittany Y.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Birthday Birthday!

Happy Birthday to Brendan F. !
The image pretty much sums up our sentiments; hope your day is filled with cake. :] 

Image credit: cheezburger.com

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Madison: A World-Class University Town

And if you don't believe us, just ask BBC Travel, which recently named Madison, WI as one of the top five University Towns in the world. That's right, the world.

Submitted by: Sumit K.

Friday, November 29, 2013

All I Want To Do On The Cold Friday Morning After A Thanksgiving Feast

Unless you're out rounding up Black Friday bargains, in which case more power to you!

Image Credit: tumblr.com

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

The song may be a year old, but if there's one day of the year to play it that would be today. 

Happy Thanksgiving from the UW MSTP!

Brought to you by Youtube. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Meet Marley, puppy of Adam B. 
(Also featuring Adam's wife, Erin, recipient of puppy kisses.)

Photo Credit: Adam B.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Rollin' Safari

The Rollin' Wild Youtube channel has some awesome videos depicting a world in which animals are not only round but kind of bouncy. These short videos make for a strangely soothing study break. 

Brought to you by Youtube.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Birthday Birthday!

Wishing a Happy Birthday and an awesome Cake Day to the beautiful Bornali K. 

Photo Credit: Brittany Y. 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

The More You Know (about misapplied logos)

Even though these two symbols are apparently mixed up sometimes when used to represent medical practice, the white coats from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health definitely feature the correct Rod of Asclepius!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Giant bowl of veggies

The giant salad served at this year's MSTP retreat! 

Photo credit: anonymous

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Double Birthdays Today!


A Happy Birthday today to the gentlemen pictured above: 
student Michael P. and our Associate Director Dr. S. Reeder. 
In UWMSTP Blog fashion, we wish you both cake! 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cast Your Vote!

UW MSTP-ers Layla B., Sumit K., and Jason C. participated in UW Madison's 2013 100 Hour Challenge this past weekend, creating a prototype urine test that can detect early-stage fungal meningitis. Pretty cool!

The winners are being chosen by popular vote, and this project is currently running behind a "desk doubling" contraption by about 60 votes (far less impressive, some might say).

So check out their video here and cast your vote!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Undergrads in their Natural Habitat

Main campus at UW Madison is teaming with undergraduate students during the academic year. Sometimes we find that the most entertaining way to interact with them is to just observe and take notes on their particular behaviors as one might in a nature documentary. 

Overheard at the local Steep & Brew coffee shop: 

"I was still tipsy when I went to the library. Things that make me smile. Period."

"We're listing people that are normal. Like not weird. Like not me. I'm weird. I'm a weird person."

"She's the classic girl. I wouldn't call her trendy, I'd call her classic. But, like, normal."

"You, like, can't say that...it's degrading. It's like vomiting--you can say it and that's fine but, like, only if no one hears."

Quotes submitted by Richard M.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

U of M Alums!

A couple of our program's Minnesotans Mitch B. and Ted G. 
checking out something cool (what, exactly, we may never know). 

Photo Credit: Brittany Y.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Beef Stew

Taken at Merchant
Photo Credit: Brittany Y.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Grad School Barbie!

Introducing Mattel's latest addition to the Barbie line of upstanding role models for children. After all, the holidays are just around the corner.

Submitted by: Chelsea H.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Birthday Birthday!

A Happy Birthday today to David M. 
Hopefully some awesome cake is in a part of the festivities. 

Image Credit: troll.me

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Rhetorical Question

"Who's got three thumbs and got kicked out of anatomy lab? THIS GUY."

This joke brought to you by Ceci W. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Birthday Birthday!

Happy Birthday to Yang H. 
May today bring you cake or something with equal or greater deliciousness. 

Image Credit: cheezeburger.com

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I Propose that UWMSTP Adopt a Version of this, Perhaps with a Cape and a Halberd?

This seems awesome, and then you realize that it is actually a real thing
at which point it becomes even more awesome. 

Submitted by the lovely Chelsea H.

Image Source: iwastesomuchtime.com

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Photos from Fall

Halloween is over, but that doesn't mean we've run out of October photos!

Here are Erin T. and Mitch B. doing some good old-fashioned pumpkin carving. 
Yes, this is Mitch working on that NIH pumpkin

Photo Credits: Sumit K.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Anonymous Quotes from the UWMSTP

*speaker indicates an area on a diagram of the heart*

"This is... some sort of chamber."

Sunday, November 3, 2013