In critical care, the first step in improving patient outcomes is identifying what drives mortality. Often these drivers are a complex mix of individual patient factors and systems factors, both of which may vary across hospitals, regions and countries.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, emerging data has shown...

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With a passion for cardiovascular disease prevention, Jane Pearson, MD, clinical assistant professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, strives to empower patients to take charge of their health and improve the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension.

Hypertension affects 45% of the U.S. population, and is the leading contributor to cardiovascular disease. Diagnosing...

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The Department of Medicine is pleased to welcome Andrew Coyle, MD, visiting associate professor, General Internal Medicine, as the new director of the internal medicine residency program.

Dr. Coyle joined the department on September 1, 2021, after serving as associate program director for the Mount Sinai Hospital Internal Medicine...

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The National Institutes of Health recently announced that the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI), co-directed by Molly Carnes, MD, MS, professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, and Amy Wendt, PhD, associate vice chancellor for research in the physical sciences, and professor of electrical and...

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Akel MA, Carey KA, Winslow CJ, Churpek MM, Edelson DP. Less is More: Detecting Clinical Deterioration in the Hospital with Machine Learning Using Only Age, Heart Rate, and Respiratory Rate. Resuscitation. 2021. Beathard GA, Jennings WC, Wasse H, Shenoy S, Falk A, Urbanes A, Ross J, Nassar G, Hentschel... Read more

A pair of studies recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine report that therapeutic-dose anticoagulation with heparin appears to improve outcomes for non-critically ill patients hospitalized with COVID-19, but not for critically ill patients hospitalized with the disease.

The studies are the result of an international, multiplatform, randomized...

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Last week, Alzheimer’s disease researchers gathered at the Alzheimer’s Associations International Conference, the largest and more prestigious conference for Alzheimer’s disease. Over 80 researchers from UW-Madison presented their work, including many from the Department of Medicine.

 “We will collaborate with other scientists and come back to launch new projects with...

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UW Health's hospitals and providers have earned a reputation for innovation and remarkable patient care that is recognized in the state and throughout the world. For the tenth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" ranked University of Wisconsin Hospitals, which includes University Hospital and UW...
1. Adams MT, Dwulet JM, Briggs JK, Reissaus CA, Jin E, Szulczewski JM, Lyman MR, Sdao SM, Kravets V, Nimkulrat SD, Ponik SM, Merrins MJ, Mirmira RG, Linnemann AK, Benninger RK, Blum B. Reduced synchroneity of intra-islet Ca(2+) oscillations in vivo in Robo-deficient β cells. Elife. 2021;10. 2. Alagoz O...
In recognition of her expertise as a physician, scholar and expertise in health equity, Ann Sheehy, MD, MS, associate professor and chief, Hospital Medicine, was named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellow by The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) for the class of 2021-2022. This fall, Sheehy...
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has been selected by the American Medical Association Foundation as the inaugural institution for the National LGBTQ+ Fellowship Program aimed at transforming the health equity landscape for the LGBTQ+ community. A total of $750,000 in funding from the foundation over...
Over 40% of physicians, nationwide, experience burnout, a condition characterized as a long-term stress reaction due to regulatory pressures, time constraints and evolving care-delivery models that can cause a decrease in care quality, high physician turnover, and mental health problems. While burnout is a complex issue that will require various...
1. Abler LL, O'Driscoll CA, Colopy SA, Keil Stietz KP, Wang P, Wang Z, Hartmann F, Crader-Smith SM, Ouellette JN, Mehta V, Oakes S, Grimes MD, Mitchell GS, Baan M, Gallagher SJ, Davis DB, Kimple ME, Bjorling DE, Watters JJ, Vezina CM. The influence of intermittent hypoxia, obesity and diabetes...
On June 13, 2021, the Department of Medicine held a virtual graduation ceremony for the internal medicine resident class of 2021. The ceremony began with congratulatory remarks and a song from interim internal medicine residency program director Jeremy Smith, MD, and words of reflection from department chair Lynn Schnapp, MD...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, has been appointed as the first Dr. Dennis G. Maki Endowed Faculty Fellow. The philanthropic support for this fellowship comes from a number of gifts in honor of the many renowned contributions of Dennis Maki, MD, professor emeritus, Infectious Disease, to patient care...
Marina Sharifi, MD, PhD, fellow, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, is one of 11 subspecialty fellows in the U.S. to receive a grant from the Doris Duke Physician Scientist Fellowship, a program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). The grant will support Dr. Sharifi’s research project, “Multiplex Liquid...
In 2014, Dudley Lamming, PhD, associate professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, was reading a study out of Australia that looked at how mice responded to dozens of controlled diets when one thing caught his attention: The mice fed the least amount of protein were the healthiest. “That was really interesting...