Patients experiencing dementia and dysphagia often need multidisciplinary care. However, this type of care often comes much later than the diagnosis, missing an opportunity to provide the most effective care.

To improve this model, Aaron Kuntz, MD, an advanced geriatrics fellow, is combining his experience from the Hospice and...

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1. Adi W, Biswas D, Shelef MA, Yesilkoy F. Multiplexed COVID-19 antibody quantification from human sera using label-free nanoplasmonic biosensors. Biomed Opt Express. 2022;13(4):2130-2143.
2. Amariti J, McGuire BD, Ogilvie AR, Beavers KM, Hansen KE, Schlussel Y, Walkup MP, Shapses SA. Older Women who are Overweight or Obese Have Vertebral...

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Shannon C. Kenney, MD, the Wattawa Bascom Professor in Cancer Research and professor of medicine (Infectious Disease) and oncology, received the prestigious Henle Award from the Board of the International Association for Research on Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and Associated Diseases.

This award recognizes internationally renowned scientists that have made major contributions...

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Each year, the Sheehy Family Fund supports resident projects that give back to the community and uphold medicine’s core calling of service to humanity.

Philanthropic supporters of the fund include Ann Sheehy, MD, MS, associate professor, Hospital Medicine, and her parents, Gregory Sheehy, MD, and Barbara Sheehy. Dr. Gregory...

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Three Department of Medicine faculty were recently recognized at Translational Science, the annual meeting of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) held April 20-22, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois.

William Busse, MD, emeritus professor, Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, received the ACTS Edward H. Ahrens, Jr. Distinguished...

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A recent study led by Meghan Brennan, MD, MS, assistant professor, Infectious Disease, found that rural patients who identify as Black are at increased risk of death or leg amputation due to diabetic foot ulcers.

The study was published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network...

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After a truly remarkable career, the Department of Medicine is proud to honor Molly Carnes, MD, MS, professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, who will retire on April 30, 2022.

Throughout her time with the department, Dr. Carnes has been a champion for women in medicine, science, and engineering. From being...

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In April 2022, the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI) celebrates 30 years of helping people quit tobacco use. Founded by Michael Fiore, MD, MPH, MBA, professor, General Internal Medicine – CTRI, and Timothy Baker, PhD, professor emeritus, General Internal Medicine – CTRI, UW-CTRI is nationally...
1. Abou-Ismail MY, Fraser R, Allbee-Johnson M, Metheny L, 3rd, Ravi G, Ahn KW, Bhatt NS, Lazarus HM, de Lima M, El Jurdy N, Hematti P, Beitinjaneh AM, Nishihori T, Badawy SM, Sharma A, Pasquini MC, Savani BN, Sorror ML, Stadtmauer EA, Chhabra S. Does recipient body mass index inform...
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine is excited to welcome the incoming internal medicine residents for the 2022-23 academic year. These new residents will join the residency program in June to further their medical careers. Congratulations to all! Categorical Anas Abed, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar Paloma Cabral...
For decades, faculty and trainees thought that effective mentoring happened organically. But now, science and research have come to the field and are identifying the components that make mentoring effective. That is what Department of Medicine faculty learned in a new program that teaches the science of effective mentoring. The...
David Andes, MD, professor, Infectious Disease, and Tim Bugni, PhD, School of Pharmacy, has been awarded $3.8M over 5 years from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for a proposal, “Symbiotic-based discovery of turbinmicin, a safe and selective antifungal against resistant fungi.” Previous work discovered...
After a year as interim chief, Kari Wisinski, MD, professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, has officially become the chief of the division. In the past year, she has done a remarkable job leading through a time of change and has been a strong advocate for her division. Her...
Four members from the Department of Medicine have been inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. As the only national honor medical society, its mission has been to recognize and enhance professionalism, academic excellence, service, and leadership within the profession of medicine. Election to Alpha Omega Alpha is an...
1. Al-Nattah S, Lata Sharma K, Caldis M, Spengler E, Nicholas Rose W. Plasmapheresis for Pembrolizumab-Induced Hepatitis in a Patient with Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Prior Orthotopic Liver Transplantation. Case Reports Hepatol. 2022;2022:5908411. 2. Ashford MT, Raman R, Miller G, Donohue MC, Okonkwo OC, Mindt MR, Nosheny RL, Coker GA...
On February 4, 2022, educators and trainees logged on to the seventh annual Department of Medicine Education Day. The half-day event brings together faculty leaders, learners, and staff focused on undergraduate and graduate medical education. The day began with a Grand Rounds presentation from Margaret Lo, MD, professor, University of...
A Connecticut federal appeals court has upheld a March 2020 ruling that gives patients the right to appeal to Medicare for nursing home coverage if they were admitted to a hospital as an inpatient but were switched to observation care, an outpatient service. The original ruling came after the Center...