Brad Astor, PhD, MPH, professor, Nephrology, pictured above, was part of a 16-member, National Kidney Foundation-sponsored working group that developed updated clinical guidelines for vascular access in dialysis patients.

The Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) Clinical Practice Guideline for Vascular Access: 2019 Update was published in the American...

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine is honored to welcome new incoming Internal Medicine residents for the 2020-21 academic year. These residents, including four who will enter the Primary Care Track, will join us in June to further their medical career in residency programs that are dedicated to...

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Neighborhood disadvantage is the leading predictor of poor retention of care among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), according to a study recently published in Arthritis Research & Therapy.

Authors from the UW-Madison Department of Medicine (pictured below, left to right), were Christie Bartels, MD, MS, associate professor, Rheumatology; ...

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The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine is honored to welcome Lynn M. Schnapp, MD, ATSF, pictured above, as the George R. and Elaine Love Professor and its ninth chair.

Dr. Schnapp joined the department on March 1, 2020, after serving as a professor and chief of the Division of Pulmonary...

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More than 50 educators gathered on February 21, 2020, for the fifth annual Department of Medicine Education Day. The half-day event brings together faculty leaders focused on undergraduate and graduate medical education, plus learners and staff members from throughout the Department of Medicine.

The day began with Grand Rounds...

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Ai A, Anderson L, Safdar N, Shirley D. Barriers and facilitators to standardization of ultrasound use and probe disinfection in the ambulatory setting. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020:1-3.  Aziz F, Jorgenson MR, Parajuli S, Zhong W, Hidalgo LG, Djamali A, Mandelbrot D, Odorico J, Sollinger H, Astor BC, Mohamed MA. Polyomavirus... Read more

Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, and vice chair for research, Department of Medicine, was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

Fellows in this honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records...

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Ben Sanderfoot has already saved one life. Now, he’s looking to make it two. In December, the 29-year-old teacher from Oshkosh made the trip to Madison to have stem cells collected from his blood. It’s the second time he’s “matched” with a patient in need of a transplant. In 2016...
The emotional difficulties of caring for the gravely ill were not a surprise to Tom Miller, MD, MFA, a fellow in the University of Wisconsin Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) Fellowship, but that does little to lessen the burden. “Difficult cases are difficult cases.” Miller says. “Young patients or patients...
Noelle LoConte, MD, associate professor, Hematology, Oncology and Pallative Care, and colleague Randall Kimple, MD, PhD, associate professor, Department of Human Oncology, both pictured, are among 18 specialty editors of Clinical Care Advances 2020: Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer From the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The report...
Each year, the Department of Medicine honors employee accomplishments through its Academic and University Staff Outstanding Performance Awards program. In September, department faculty and staff were invited to nominate candidates for the 2019 awards. The four winners received a certificate of appreciation and attended a breakfast celebration on January 27...
Jeniel Nett, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Infectious Disease, has been awarded approximately $2.6 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health–National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (R01 award) for her project, "Mechanism(s) of pathogenicity for Candida auris." In the project, Nett's team aims to uncover the molecular...
Asfaw TN, Tyan L, Glukhov AV, Bondarenko VE. A Compartmentalized Mathematical Model of Mouse Atrial Myocytes. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2020. Barton GP, Macdonald EB, Goss KN, Eldridge MW, Fain SB. Measuring the link between cardiac mechanical function and metabolism during hyperpolarized (13)C-pyruvate magnetic resonance experiments. Magn Reson...
“Everything is about trying to enroll patients and making it as convenient for them as possible.” For Kendra Haight, BSN, RN, associate clinical nurse specialist, Infectious Disease, that one sentence describes her role in a nutshell. Haight coordinates several clinical trials led by Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease...
Fond memories of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, coupled with a strong desire to support rheumatology research and education, have inspired Dr. William and Mrs. Betty Yount, pictured at right, to establish a planned gift in the Division of Rheumatology in the UW–Madison Department of Medicine. A nationally acclaimed immunologist and...
Ozioma Okonkwo, PhD, assistant professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, was invited to serve on the Alzheimer's Association International Research Grant Program (IRGP) Council. The Council helps oversee the peer-review process of the Alzheimer's Association and provides input on developing funding programs and initiatives. It specifically focuses on developing funding opportunities that...
Shobhina G. Chheda, MD, MPH, FACP, professor (CHS), General Internal Medicine, and associate dean for medical education at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, was one of four faculty members from across the nation invited by the American College of Physicians (ACP) to lead a three-day...