Photo caption: During a clinical simulation with actors or medical mannequins as patients, fourth-year medical students gain hands-on skills in common procedures used during the first year of residency. Their work is coached by residents who participated in a resident-as-educator curriculum and overseen by faculty in a control room who...Read more
Springtime is often annual conference season for medical professional societies. Over the past several weeks, members and trainees in the department have been traveling to share the results of their scholarly work with others in their disciplines. Two such meetings included the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) conference on April...Read more
Oncologists want to spread a clear and simple message about colon cancer: screening saves lives.
On March 20, 2018, Dustin Deming, MD, assistant professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, participated in a radio media tour talking about the signs of colon cancer and urging people to get screened....Read more
An annual two-day educational gathering about Alzheimer's disease in honor of African American History Month was held on February 16-17, 2018.
The Solomon Carter Fuller Memory Screening event, which is supported by the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) and the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, included continuing education...Read more
The influenza season of 2017-18 may be winding down, but it hit many people hard. During what has ended up as a relatively severe outbreak this winter, many patients sought advice about the difference between dealing with a bad cold versus influenza.
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, associate professor, Infectious Disease,...Read more
The only clinic in Wisconsin dedicated to the treatment of lupus officially opened on February 12, 2018. The UW Health clinic is directed by Shivani Garg, MD, assistant professor (CHS), Rheumatology, who was quoted in media coverage about the opening.
Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus), a chronic autoimmune disease, often...Read more
Patients who are living with advanced chronic kidney disease and severe aortic stenosis face a challenging scenario: how can valve disease be managed in a manner that will not further exacerbate their renal condition?
To answer this question, Nilay Kumar, MD (pictured at upper right), clinical assistant professor, Hospital Medicine,...Read more