Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Snapshots from MSTP Retreat 2014

Ted G. and Laura F. demonstrating a range of enthusiasm 
at an early morning breakfast session. 

Photo Credit: Brittany Y.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hug a Scientist Today! ...

... with their permission, of course.

Recent studies have suggested that while Americans tend to view scientists as competent and capable, they are also viewed as less warm and trustworthy as individuals in other professions such as doctors, teachers, and nurses. You can read more about these results here.

Perhaps, as the article suggests, scientists could make greater efforts to come across as both trustworthy and factual in order to improve scientific communication with the public. Unfortunately, the article stops short of providing any concrete examples of how to actually make that happen.

Submitted by: Chelsea H.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Happy birthday Taylor S.!

Happy birthday!  Congratulations on a highly successful PhD and your triumphant return to medical school!  In honor of your accomplishments, please enjoy one of our favorite demonstrations of WBC motility:

(Is that not the best?  It is clearly the best.)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Happy birthday Mike D.!

The UWMSTPblog wishes a very happy birthday to one of our distinguished elders, Mike D.  Congratulations on making it (and making it awesome)!  We know you've probably picked out your specialty already, but if you're still deciding, here's a very helpful PSA:

Friday, September 26, 2014

Happy birthday Michael R.!

Welcome to the MSTP, and happy birthday!  Please enjoy the following video that the UWMSTPblog has deemed highly relevant to your M1 year.  (And, if you don't find it funny now, re-watch it at the end of your first semester.) 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

It is Julian M's birthday!

Happy birthday Julian!  Here's a video in case you get nostalgic for your days of brain imaging.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Moak Pa Special

Only available from the Luang Prabang food cart on Tuesday afternoons. 

Photo credit: Brittany Y.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Who Knew?

It's Monday, which means a lot of you are probably reaching 
for a bit of caffeinated assistance today. But for those who prefer
the decaf stuff, did you ever wonder how they get the caffeine out
of the coffee? Thanks to Mental Floss, you won't need to 
wonder any more! 

Video brought to you by Youtube. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Singaporean Hainanese Chicken Rice

Acquired from Madtown Kopitiam -- be sure to place your orders early!

Photo credit: Brittany Y.

Friday, September 19, 2014

One of the Most Delicious of the Sciences

They don't call Wisconsin America's Dairyland for nothing. 
Here's a quick video exploring some of the science behind all that
cheesy goodness that we have in abundance here in Madison, WI. 

Video brought to you by Youtube. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Reasons to Attend Today's MSTP Seminar

1) Anna M. will be wow-ing us with an amazing presentation on The Co-Occurence of Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Insomnia in a Population-Based Sample (or, How to Make Lemonade out of Negative Findings)

2) Snack on some DELICIOUS PIZZA from Madison's very own Glass Nickel.

3) Come catch up with your MSTP BESTIES. You know you miss seeing everyone after a long week of benchwork/studying/meetings/etc.

4) Here are some puppies!!

Image source: www.cutestpaw.com

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

[Steamtable] BBQ Dinner

Dinner from the 2014 MSTP Retreat.

Photo credit: Brittany Y.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Also Possible the Name of One Tasty Town in Minnesota

Spotted just outside the Greenbush Bakery on Regent Street. 

Photo credit: Brittany Y.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Happy birthday and an apology, Ray Z.!

Dear Ray,
The song below represents the best I could do for funny videos about drug development and pharmacology.  No disrespect intended.  Happy birthday, and keep on truckin' with radiotherapy!

Saturday, September 13, 2014


We've had some warm, wet rainy days this summer and into fall 
here in Madison. For anyone who's ever wondered about that
distinctive rain smell, here's a video from PBS Studios explaining just that!

 Video brought to you by Youtube. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Fish Fry

The Friday Fish Fry -- one of those Tasty Midwestern American Things. 

Photo Credit: Brittany Y. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Happy birthday Daryl F!

We've never seen you anywhere close to unruffled, but just in case lab pressure gets you down, here's a video to cheer you up:
(And here's the song the above song is a parody of, which is itself a parody of the Pet Shop Boys:)

A birthday song for Zachary M!

Zach, I bet you thought that because I already made a post for Daryl, I didn't have it in me to find a funny, semi-topical music video for you.  YOU WERE WRONG.  Happy birthday!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Badger Law

Or possibly, burger law? Booger law? Bigger law?

Photo Credit: Brittany Y.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Birthday birthday!

Happy birthday Kunil R.! 

Image from bostondanceparty.deviantart.com

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Annual MSTP Retreat is Happening RIGHT NOW

In case you didn't know, we're pretty excited about this. 

Image Source: img4.wikia.nocookie.net

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Happy birthday Kim K.!

In honor of your birthday, please enjoy this very funny song about everyone's favorite open-access journal. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Doctor Badger? Doctor Burger? You Decide..

Spotted repeatedly in the HSLC parking lot. 
There's a decorated veteran among us!

Photo credit: Brittany Y. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

It's Labor Day Today!

The UW MSTP hopes that everyone here in the United States is enjoying the long Labor Day weekend. For those that may not know much about the holiday or it's origins (think about it -- do you really know what Labor Day is meant to celebrate?), the History Channel has more than you ever thought you'd know about Labor Day here in just over three minutes. We will neither confirm nor deny that aliens of years past were involved in the creation of this national holiday.