James Cleary, MD, professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, is one of 30 physicians in the nation named as top visionaries in hospice and palliative medicine. 

The honor resulted from a recent poll of 6,500 members conducted by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). Visionary...

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Two Department of Medicine faculty members have been awarded funding through the Wisconsin Partnership Program's Collaborative Health Sciences Program. 

Christopher Crnich, MD, PhD (pictured at top right), associate professor, Infectious Disease, was awarded funding for a proposal entitled, "A Cluster Randomized Trial to Assess the Impact of Facilitated Implementation on...

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Could fish oil facilitate blood flow in the brain, preventing or delaying the onset of Alzheimer's disease? A new study led by Cynthia Carlsson, MD, MS, associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, aims to find out. 

The Brain Amyloid and Vascular Effects of Eicosapentaenoic Acid (BRAVE-EPA) Study is...

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A profile in Madison365 highlighted Angela Byars-Winston, PhD, professor, General Internal Medicine, who has devoted her career to research aimed at advancing diversity the life sciences workforce through effective mentoring. 

Dr. Byars-Winston's accomplishments include being named a member of the National Academy of Sciences Higher Education and Workforce Development...

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More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease today, a figure that is projected to swell to 16 million by the year 2050. The condition takes a toll on women, both due to a higher prevalence among women than men and because many women take on caregiver roles. According...

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The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) has launched a new podcast, “Dementia Matters,” aimed at educating the general public about all facets of Alzheimer’s disease. 

Host Nathaniel Chin, MD, assistant professor (CHS), Geriatrics and Gerontology, will interview experts in academia and the community about the latest headlines, research...

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For young women with certain types of hormone-fueled breast cancer, the best way to address long-term treatment after surgery has been an ongoing concern. Induced menopause is sometimes recommended by oncologists to reduce likelihood of cancer recurrence, but recent studies indicate that some young women with hormone-driven breast cancer can...

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According to a new study, Wisconsin is one of five states in the nation in which hospitals, as a group, showed the most improvement in patient safety. The conclusion was made by Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit watchdog organization that focuses on making information public about patient safety and healthcare quality.... Read more
To develop research efforts that are grounded in day-to-day experiences of patients, Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD , associate professor, Infectious Disease, is partnering with patients and caregivers. A study by Dr. Safdar, who serves as vice chair for research in the Department of Medicine, was highlighted by the Wisconsin Network... Read more
As the baby boomer generation approaches advanced years, with the oldest boomers (born in 1946) now at least 70 years old, many are considering how to reinvent old age. An article penned by former Madison, Wisconsin mayor Dave Cieslewicz asked, "For a generation whose youth were schooled not to trust... Read more
A team of oncology and cardiovascular medicine researchers is one of two groups selected by Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) to receive a 2017 WARF Innovation Award for outstanding technical achievements. The awardees (pictured from top to bottom at right) include Peiman Hematti, MD , professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and... Read more
The UW Health Advanced Practice Provider Recognition Award ceremony was held on October 16, 2017 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center. From the Department of Medicine, Elaine Rosenblatt, NP (pictured at right) of the Division of General Internal Medicine received the Excellence in Leadership Award. Rosenblatt's nomination explained her outstanding... Read more
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), which is the lead federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America's health care system, profiled the work of Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD , associate professor, Infectious Disease and vice chair for research. Studies led by Dr. Safdar that... Read more
Universities that are fierce rivals on the playing field are uniting to face a common adversary: cancer. An article explaining the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium (Big 10 CRC) quoted Ruth O'Regan, MD (pictured at upper right), professor and head, and Kari Wisinski, MD (pictured at lower right), associate professor... Read more
Photo caption: Through the generosity of Tom and Lynne Graf, who requested that wedding guests contribute philanthropic gifts in lieu of presents at their wedding, research in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine will receive additional support. Above, Dr. Peter Rahko analyzes an echocardiogram. (Credit: Clint Thayer/Department of Medicine) On August... Read more
Throughout the U.S. medical community, the first Wednesday in December is filled with anticipation: it is the date on which medical residents pursuing any of 62 different subspecialties find out whether there is a fellowship position waiting for them. Match Day on December 6, 2017 on was a success for... Read more
A new five-year, $3.5 million research study funded by the National Institutes of Health will allow scientists to investigate how changes in a key metabolic process contributes to aging biology and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers hope that the work will lead to new strategies to combat the cognitive decline that accompanies... Read more