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.

Matthew Tattersall, DO, MS...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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Seven Department of Medicine faculty members were co-Principal Investigators or collaborators on projects awarded funding in Round 4 of the UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative . The following projects involve Department of Medicine faculty members: “Building a Translational Research Pipeline to Personalize Diabetes Prevention and Treatment" led by Principal Investigator Elizabeth...
A new study of how relationships affect one's ability to quit smoking focused on analyzing social interactions of smokers. Researchers found that people who are "socially disconnected" (defined as having little social interaction, low levels of stress, and low exposure to social cues about environmental smoking cues) have the highest...
In an interview with WISC-TV, UW Health nurse Loree Nelson, RN , discussed her personal journey with breast cancer - a condition she was already immersed in for her life's work as a nurse, but one she never expected to personally experience. After noticing a lump two years ago, she...
The family of Katie Udelhofen-Clark, who died of leukemia in her early 30s, created a benefit event called We Believe in Katie to raise funding for cancer research. Udelhofen-Clark's life was extended by six months due to cancer treatment at UW. "Those six months for a thirty-year-old with her child,...
The use of immunotherapy agents is rising for treatment of esophageal cancers, explains Nataliya Uboha, MD, PhD , assistant professor (CHS), Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care. Dr. Uboha recently discussed the topic on the American Society for Clinical Oncology Daily News podcast , which provides information for oncology professionals....
The UW Health Interstitial Lung Disease Program has been selected to join the national Care Center Network of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF), becoming the first program of its kind in Wisconsin and one of only 60 programs nationwide to earn the designation. The PFF's Care Center Network is a...
As a public health measure, HIV testing is an essential strategy. Undiagnosed HIV infection is thought to account for one- third of HIV transmissions in the United States, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 15 percent of individuals living with HIV are unaware of their...
More than 50 UW-Madison researchers presented work at the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Chicago, Illinois, this week. The event is the world’s largest gathering dedicated to the scientific study of dementia. A study led by Carey Gleason, PhD (pictured above), associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, earned national...
Dudley Lamming, PhD , assistant professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, has been selected for the American Physiological Society (APS) Endocrinology and Metabolism Section New Investigator Award. The award recognizes an outstanding research investigator in the early stages of his or her career. Criteria include early-career stage (within 10 years of...
Miguel Leal, MD , assistant professor (CHS), Cardiovascular Medicine, has been selected for the 2018 Dr. Benjamin and Marian Schuster Prize. This prize, established in 2006, recognizes “a deserving individual who has contributed significantly to the cardiovascular program.” It is funded through an endowment established by UW-Madison medical school and...