On June 10, 2018, a ceremony was held for the graduating class of Internal Medicine residents at Union South on the UW-Madison campus. The ceremony included remarks by Alexis Eastman, MD, clinical assistant professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology.

For a photo gallery from graduation, click here

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Health researchers have compiled a searchable map of obesity in America’s Dairyland by ZIP code, and the picture is alarming.

Wisconsin is the first state with a detailed ZIP code-level obesity map based on electronic health record data, meaning it is based on height and weight measurements taken when people...

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The intensity of residency training is marked by three years of extraordinarily long hours, with trainees immersed in attaining clinical skills and caring for patients. In the midst of this intensity, dedicating time to the underserved population of Madison – those who face a shortage of primary care health services...

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The UW School of Medicine and Public Health is teaming up with its statewide partners to enroll people in a new precision medicine research program, which opened nationally in early May.

The school is an enrollment site for the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program. 

The program...

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Eighteen members of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, along with colleagues, presented a total of 14 posters, oral presentations, panel discussions or workshops at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2018,  a conference billed as the largest gathering of physicians and researchers in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, and gastrointestinal...

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As an English major, Amanda Wemmer performed literary analysis on written works, looking closely at elements such as plot and characters to see how they affect the whole. As a medical coding professional, Wemmer does something quite similar: she looks closely at records of medical procedures, breaking down the story...

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A solved mystery is a thing of beauty. And once solved, it can become a powerful teaching tool. So when an infectious disease team in the Department of Medicine encountered a patient who turned out to have a disease that is common globally but rarely seen in the United States,...

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Encouraging the next generation of African-American girls to consider career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) careers also involves an underlying message: be you, and be confident. Angela Byars-Winston, PhD , professor, General Internal Medicine was the keynote speaker at the ninth annual “Yes, I Can! Yes,...
In an effort to identify factors leading to long-term survival of metastatic breast cancer, Mark Burkard, MD, PhD , associate professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, is launching an international study of patients who have survived diagnoses of metastatic breast cancer for decades. "In most cases people live for...
Less than a century after the start of the "antibiotic era" that began with the discovery of penicillin in 1928, researchers are scrambling to find new antimicrobial agents that can be used to treat pathogens that are resistant to all available drugs. Many such multi-drug-resistant microbes are a major cause...
To help lawmakers understand the importance of research for advancing the field of medicine as well as key issues in higher education, a group of UW-Madison alumni, students, faculty, and supporters traveled to the nation's capital to meet with legislators. On March 19, 2018, more than 60 Badgers gathered in...
A faculty member in the Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care views 2018 as the year when the UW Carbone Cancer Center and other UW Health groups will begin treating patients with new advanced cell technologies available for the first time in the US. An article by UW...
The mysteries of the eosinophil, a type of blood cell that is abundant in people living with asthma as well as certain other diseases and conditions, have long called to Elizabeth (Becky) Kelly, PhD , distinguished scientist, Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Her devotion to unraveling the intricacies of...
Micah Chan, MD, MPH , associate professor (CHS), Nephrology, received a 2018 Poster Abstract Award (2nd Place) at the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) 14th Annual Scientific Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The award was presented on February 18, 2018. Dr. Chan's clinical research project focused...
Photo caption (top): Members of the UW Health Heart Team pause during a Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, eyes gazing upward at a monitor showing the progression of an artificial aortic heart valve being guided into place. Left to right (foreground): Dr. Tesfaye Telila, Dr. Amish Raval, and...
Members of the Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM) gathered on May 2, 2018 for the fourth annual GIM Scholars Showcase. The event highlighted scholarly work in areas such as clinical research, quality improvement, medical education, and systems improvement, including three "flash talk" five-minute summaries of studies recently presented at...
On May 11, 2018, learners from across all medical science disciplines at UW gathered to share the results of their work on quality improvement (QI) projects. The half-day event provided a chance for medical students, residents, and fellows to present QI studies, receive feedback from colleagues and mentors, and hear...