Fall Event

Enjoy an inspired and spirited gathering


  • Featuring: Barbara Bowers,
    Tim Bugni and Robert Redfield
  • Date: October 5, 2018
  • Location: Health Sciences Learning
    Center, 750 Highland Avenue


  • Date: October 6, 2018
  • Location: UW Foundation, 1848 University
  • Register now

The future of health care is here. With cutting-edge breakthroughs to awe-inspiring innovations, UW–Madison’s School of Medicine and Public Health, School of Nursing, and School of Pharmacy are leading the way in transforming the healthcare system. With new research and ideas originating from campus on an almost daily basis, it’s an exciting time to return and feel a part of it all.

Discover the pioneering ways these three schools are working to improve health and better serve patients during this year’s Fall Event.

This is a great opportunity to hear from renowned faculty and see firsthand how your support — as a member of the Bascom Hill Society — is helping the UW continue its pursuit of preeminence.

Then on Saturday, enjoy a spirited football tailgate before the Badgers battle the Cornhuskers. You’ll be joined by Class of 1968 reunion attendees and other friends of UW–Madison.

Reception, dinner, and program: $60 per person
Tailgate: $25 per person
Wisconsin vs. Nebraska football game tickets: $100 per person

Limit of two football tickets per invitation. Ticket requests will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Seats are located in the south end zone.

The deadline to register is Monday, Sept. 24. Refunds will be given for reservations cancelled by Sept. 24 as well.

Questions? Contact Kasey Crampton at 1-608-308-5170

Friday, Oct. 5

6 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Dinner and Program

Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Ave, Madison

Welcome and BHS Scholar Introduction

Michael Knetter, president and CEO, University of Wisconsin Foundation

BHS Scholar Video

University Update

Rebecca Blank, chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

UW Faculty “TED Talks”

Barbara Bowers
Nursing in Today’s Society

Tim Bugni
Advancements in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Robert Redfield
An Inside Look at the UW Transplant Program

Friday Dinner Entree Options
Beef short rib in demi with a hollowed potato and peas
Ginger poached chicken, tamarind and cilantro relish, micro slaw, coconut rice
Harissa marinated rainbow carrots with mascarpone, spiced squash with feta and a tomato cream linguine nest

Friday Parking
Free parking is available in surface Lot 60 (enter from Walnut Street). A shuttle will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. to transport you to the Health Sciences Learning Center. The shuttle will pick up and drop off at row 7 in Lot 60. After the event, the shuttle will be available to take you back to Lot 60. Parking is also available in the UW Hospital ramp at your own expense.

Saturday, October 6

Bascom Hill Society Pregame Tailgate
UW Foundation, 1848 University Avenue
Begins 2.5 hours prior to kickoff

Wisconsin vs. Nebraska Football Game
Camp Randall Stadium, 1440 Monroe Street
Game time to be announced

Barbara Bowers, PhD, RN, FAAN
School of Nursing Professor, Associate Dean for Research, and Charlotte Jane and Ralph A. Rodefer Chair
Bowers’s research focuses on frail, older adults and people with lifelong disabilities, in both community and residential settings. She is interested in how public policies, organizational practices, and models of care delivery influence quality of care and quality of work life for caregivers. Her interest in work-life quality for workers in long-term care systems has led her to examine causes of staff turnover; the relationships among organizational structure, organizational culture, management practices, and care outcomes; and ways to improve the effectiveness of staff development. Her work with informal caregivers has led to the development of tools to provide anticipatory guidance and to support caregiver decision making. Bowers is the founding director of the School of Nursing’s Center for Aging Research and Education. She serves on the editorial board of Qualitative Health Research, The Western Journal of Nursing Research, and The International Journal of Older People Nursing. She is associate editor (qualitative and mixed methods research manuscripts) for The Gerontologist, and she oversees qualitative and mixed methods research resources in the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Tim Bugni, PhD
School of Pharmacy Professor in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Division
Bugni’s research focuses on marine natural products chemistry with an emphasis on symbiotic bacteria within marine invertebrates such as sponges. Using cutting-edge methods in analytical chemistry, his research group harnesses the small molecule diversity from this understudied group of bacteria and untapped resource to discover new therapeutic leads for infectious diseases. In particular, his team is targeting multi-drug resistant fungal and bacterial pathogens, some of which are currently resistant to all available drugs.

Robert Redfield III, MD
School of Medicine and Public Health Assistant Professor within the Department of Surgery Division of Transplantation
Redfield is certified by the American Board of Surgery and by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and United Network for Organ Sharing as a transplant surgeon. He specializes in pancreatic, islet cell, and multi-organ transplants, as well as vascular access. Redfield provides a wide range of services, including kidney transplant, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, pancreas transplant, robotic donor nephrectomy, and “scarless” single-port laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.

Reserved guest-room blocks will be held until the cut-off date listed under each venue.

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown

$249 per night
Cut-off date: August 5, 2018
Group code: Bascom Hill Society

Hilton DoubleTree Madison

$359 per night
Cut-off date: September 5, 2018
Group code: BHS

Best Western InnTowner

$199 per night
Cut-off date: September 13, 2018
Group code: UWBHS18

Fluno Center

$242 per night
Cut-off date: September 5, 2018
Group code: 126362

Hyatt Place Hotel

$258 per night
Cut-off date: September 5, 2018
Group code: G-BCHS

Madison Concourse Hotel

Premier Level: $244 single/$254 double per night
Governor’s Level: $294 single/$304 double per night
Cut-off date: September 8, 2018
Group code: UW Foundation Bascom Hill Society

Lowell Center

$195/night standard
$200/night deluxe
Cut-off date: September 5, 2018
Group code: BASCOM

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace

$189 per night
Cut-off date: September 5, 2018
Group code: Bascom Hill Society