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About Badger Inquiry on Sport (BIOS)

Our Badger Inquiry on Sport (BIOS) initiative harnesses the power of the university, bringing top-level research and athletics together.

We use three strategies to elevate a world-leading research and athletics enterprise.

BIOS connects

We serve as a bridge, purposefully connecting athletics, research, and innovation at UW.

BIOS catalyzes

We catalyze research and innovation by matching the interests of Badger athletics with leading sports scholars and trailblazers.

BIOS communicates

In concert with the Wisconsin Idea, we share what we’ve learned from sports research and innovation. BIOS shares with the UW athletic department, the UW-Madison campus, the state of Wisconsin, and beyond in order to “grow the good” of the world in and through sports.


Spring 2022 BIOS Events


2/4, 12pm-1pm: UW Professor of Psychology, Dr. C. Shawn Green, "The Cognitive Neuroscience of eSports"; Student-Athlete Performance Center, Bennett Hall C/D


2/11, 11am-12pm: Ball State University Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Dr. Nick Elam, "Elam Ending: From Concept to the Court" (Joining us virtually); Student-Athlete Performance Center, Bennett Hall C/D


2/18, 12pm-1pm: UW Director of Meditation Training, Chad McGehee, "Meditation Training: Training the Mind for Performance and Well-Being"; Student-Athlete Performance Center, Bennett Hall C/D


2/25, 12pm-1pm: UW Professor of Chemistry and Biomolecular Chemistry, Dr. Josh Coon, "Real-time health monitoring through urine metabolomics"; Student-Athlete Performance Center, Bennett Hall C/D


3/4, 10am-11am: UW PhD Candidate, Mayrena Isamar Hernandez, "The Impact of the Social Determinants of Health on Athletic Health Care"; Student-Athlete Performance Center, Bennett Hall C/D


3/4, 12pm: UW Leadership Professor, Dr. Peter Miller, "Trends in sports participation at the youth and college level"; Sport and Growing Good Podcast


3/11, 9am-10am (ET): Former Indiana University VP and Athletics Director, Fred Glass, Making your own luck: From a skid row bar to rebuilding Indiana University Athletics; Fletcher Place, The Alexander Hotel


3/11, 12pm: National Federation of State High School Associations CEO, Dr. Karissa Niehoff, " The current environment of youth sports and why we should preserve and advocate for school-based sports"; Sport and Growing Good Podcast


3/11, 4:30pm-5:30pm (ET): Grand Park Director, Matthew Trnian, "Leading in the youth sports industry"; Grand Park Sports Campus


3/16, 12pm: UW Kinesiology Professor, Dr. Julie Stamm, The Brain on Youth Sports: The Science, The Myths, and The Future; Sport and Growing Good Podcast


3/21, 1pm-2pm: UW Volleyball National Champions, Grace Loberg, Danielle Hart and Giorgia Civita, "Before we were champions: Our journeys through youth sports" Zoom recording available


3/22, 7-8pm: UW Kinesiology Professor, Dr. Julie Stamm, The Brain on Youth Sports: The Science, The Myths, and The Future; Zoom recording available


3/25, 12pm-1pm: UW Distinguished Scientist, Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedics, Dr. Tim McGuine, "The Impact of Adolescent Sports in Public Health: Challenges and Opportunities"; Student-Athlete Performance Center, Bennett Hall C/D


3/28, 1-2pm: Utah State University Associate Professor, Dr. Travis Dorsch, "How do youth sports affect the whole family?"; Zoom recording available


4/1, 12pm-1pm: UW Orthopedics Professor, Dr. Bryan Heiderscheit, "Badger Athletic Performance: An Integrated Program for Advancing Sports Medicine, Sports Science and the Student-Athlete"; Student-Athlete Performance Center, Bennett Hall C/D


4/8, 12pm-1pm: UW Associate Professor of Orthopedics, Dr. Alison Brooks, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at Robert Morris University, Dr. Rika Wright Carlsen, and UW-Madison Mechanical Engineering and Robert Morris University Postdoctoral Associate, Dr. Anu Tripathi, "Purposeful Heading in Youth Soccer: A new paradigm for brain injury detection"; Student-Athlete Performance Center, Bennett Hall C/D


4/12, 9-10am: Let Kids Fly Director, Jeffrey Staus, "Let Kids Fly: a healthy model for others"; School of Education, Wisconsin Idea Room


4/15, 12pm-1pm: UW Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Dr. Daniel G. Cobian, "Facilitating a Successful Return to Sport after ACL Reconstruction with Individualized Analysis of Neuromuscular Dysfunction and Lower Extremity Biomechanics"; Kellner Hall, Heritage Hall


CANCELED 4/29, 12pm-1pm: UW Assistant Professor of Nursing, Dr. Traci Snedden, "Assessing and supporting post-concussion academic challenges in the student-athlete"; Student-Athlete Performance Center, Bennett Hall C/D


5/21, 8am-4pm: Leadership, Coaching, and Connectedness in Athletics: Lessons from Top Coaches; UW Football Offensive Coordinator, Bobby Engram, UW Football Defensive Coordinator, Jim Leonhard, UW Volleyball Head Coach, Kelly Sheffield, and UW Women's Soccer Head Coach, Paula Wilkins; Camp Randall Stadium. Space is limited, so please register HERE.


June 17: Coaching Symposium hosted in Appleton


Can't make it in person but want to join virtually? Here's a Zoom link for our BIOS Seminars.


Do you have ideas for future BIOS speakers or topics? Contact Maria Dehnert.