Is poorly-controlled asthma linked to future heart disease? A new research study aims to answer this question while embracing the complexity of asthma, which takes a range of forms depending on age at which it begins, severity, race and gender, and the level of accompanying inflammation.Read more
For more than half a century, an annual scientific meeting has focused on nurturing the next generation of medical researchers in the Midwest. In April 2018, it was attended by a cadre of early-career researchers from the Department of Medicine, many of whom received awards and travel grants in recognition...Read more
University Hospital has been designated by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) as a Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence (CoE). Antimicrobial stewardship refers to steps taken within health care systems to ensure the appropriate use of antimicrobial drugs in order to prolong their effectiveness and slow the emergence of...Read more
In a study published in Aging Cell, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison show that mice making too much of a human protein called AT-1 show signs of early aging and premature death, which are also symptoms of the human disorder progeria.
Researchers were able to reverse the signs...Read more
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy is now being used to treat children whose leukemia is no longer responding to conventional therapy.
UW Health is the only location in Wisconsin currently providing this option, which was recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the first gene...Read more
From January, 2017 through December, 2017, a total of 22 Department of Medicine faculty members, staff members, and trainees served as volunteer clinician members for MEDiC, a student-led organization that runs seven free health clinics throughout the Madison area.
Founded in 1990 by former Department of Medicine faculty member Ted Goodfriend,...Read more
Nilay Kumar, MD, clinical assistant professor, Hospital Medicine, was awarded a Young Investigator Database Seed Grant from the American Heart Association for a project entitled, "Patient Characteristics, Care Patterns and Outcomes of Atrial Fibrillation Associated Hospitalizations in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease."
The award funds...Read more