Angela Byars-Winston, PhD, professor, General Internal Medicine, has been named as associate director of the UW Collaborative Center for Health Equity (UW CCHE). 

The center is focused on promoting health equity in Wisconsin and beyond via innovative research workforce development initiatives, collaborative translation research, and authentic and sustainable stakeholder...

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Keeping track of minutiae and specifics is a passion of David Smith, Medical Program Assistant Senior in the Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care. In his role, there are many particulars to juggle: Smith provides administrative support to nine faculty physicians, five advanced practice providers, and the...

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Members of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine were among the 20,000 people attending the 2018 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions on November 10-12, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Badgers contingent left a strong impression, according to James Stein, MD, professor, Cardiovascular Medicine and Robert Turell Professor of Cardiovascular Research. ...

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A cancer diagnosis in young adulthood can throw life into a tailspin, requiring a focus on health and treatment during a time that is often aimed at pursuing education, career, and/or starting a family. 

During a Wisconsin Public Radio show, Ryan Mattison, MD, associate professor (CHS), Hematology, Medical Oncology...

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A publication for nursing professionals described research on hormone replacement therapy and risk of cognitive decline. 

The study, which was led by Carey Gleason, PhD, associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, found no evidence for negative effect on cognition in women who had initiated hormone therapy between the ages of...

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The epidemic of diabetes in the United States has reached staggering proportions: 40 percent of Wisconsin adults are expected to develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime, and 100 M adults nationwide have diabetes or pre-diabetes. 

Dawn Belt Davis, MD, PhD, associate professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and Rene...

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There are many shared similarities between Sara McCoy, MD (pictured above), assistant professor (CHS), and Shivani Garg, MD (pictured at right), assistant professor (CHS). Both joined the Division of Rheumatology after completing their fellowships at other institutions. Both are within their first few years at UW, as Dr. McCoy joined...

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The concept of “Investing in Members” is a strategic priority of the 2017-2022 Department of Medicine Strategic Plan. In the realm of research, investing in members is also a natural extension of longstanding funding mechanisms within the department. Chief among these are research funds that are distributed on competitive basis...
Among the Pilot Awards from UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW ICTR) announced in support of translational, clinical, methods, dissemination and implementation, and stakeholder-engaged studies, a total of 5 principal investigators (PIs) and 3 collaborators involved in the funded projects are members of the Department of Medicine. Awards...
Lee Eckhardt, MD, MS , associate professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, has been awarded $1.5M over 4 years (R01) from the National Institutes of Health - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH-NHLBI) for a proposal entitled, "KCNJ2-Induced Arrhythmia Mechanisms in CPVT and Heart Failure." The research will focus on the role...
UW Carbone Cancer Center is one of 27 institutional members of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). One of NCCN's roles is to assemble committees of physicians in order to pour over the medical literature and set guidelines for the evaluation and treatment of most types of cancer. In order...
Recently, the American Cancer Society (ACS) published a guideline that the age of first screening for colorectal cancer be lowered from 50 years to 45 years. This contrasts with the current standard established by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer, which...
Studies led by Barbara Bendlin, PhD , associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, indicate that sleep may play a surprising role in combating Alzheimer's disease. Research involving subjects enrolled in Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) indicated a link between people who reported sleeping badly and the level of amyloid-beta plaques...
It’s likely that dogs make bacteria in the home and the body more diverse, and thereby help strengthen the immune system. That's the overall conclusion of several recent studies on links between human immune system function, the human microbiome, and the presence or absence of a canine companion in the...
A data visualization tool that enables users to view socioeconomic data relevant to health outcomes at the community level has been praised for its value to health journalists. The Neighborhood Atlas was launched in July, 2018 by Amy Kind, MD, PhD , associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology and colleagues. The...
According to recently released data from the Centers for Disease Control, liver cancer death rates are increasing even though the death rate for all other types of cancer combined is decreasing. Sam Lubner, MD , associate professor (CHS), Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, spoke about the topic in a...
IDWeek is the joint scientific conference of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS). The 2018 meeting occurred in San Francisco, California on October 3-7, 2018. Members of the Division...