Conversations buzzed throughout the second-annual Diversity Summit hosted by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) in January 2019. More than 600 attendees filled the largest hall in the Health Sciences Learning Center and prompted the need for an overflow room.

Welcoming the guests, Brian E....

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Recently, leadership from UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health, in partnership from the medical advancement group at the UW Foundation, agreed to send a mailing to our patients in celebration of National Doctor’s Day on March 30, 2019. National Doctors' Day is held every year on...

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine is honored to welcome new incoming Internal Medicine residents for the 2019-20 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 core values...

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Every year, UW Health recognizes the physicians, advanced practice providers, and clinic teams who demonstrate the highest levels of patient experience excellence in an ambulatory setting as recognized by their patients through patient survey data.

Outstanding frontline staff are also honored with patient experience awards, following a nomination and evaluation...

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Photo (above): Attendees of the 2019 Department of Medicine Leadership Retreat pause briefly for a group photo. Back row, L to R: Vincent Cryns, MD; Nizar Jarjour, MD; Bennett Vogelman, MD; Michael Lucey, MD; Jeremy Smith, MD; Mariah Quinn, MD, MPH; Ann Sheehy, MD, MS; Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD; Sharon Gehl,...

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Several Department of Medicine faculty members have been selected for Hope, Meet Gratitude Research Awards, which provide $23,000 over 1 year. The awards were funded through the generosity of philanthropic donors to the UW Health transplant program. 

Pictured at top right in the order listed below:

Dawn Belt Davis, MD,... Read more

The William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital is a key clinical practice and training location for many Department of Medicine faculty members, residents, and fellows. The facility serves 130,000 Veterans living in 15 counties in south-central Wisconsin and in five counties in northwestern Illinois.

In late 2018, the hospital was recognized for clinical and...

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The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR), which is a clearinghouse of information about research funding to medical institutions from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), released their 2018 rankings of medical schools and departments. The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine has climbed to 15th in the nation...
Dawd Siraj, MD, MPH&TM , professor (CHS) in the Department of Medicine (Division of Infectious Disease), has been named to the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity (DI&E) Task Force of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). The goal of the task force is to develop guiding principles for the Society...
Ruth O'Regan, MD , Department of Medicine professor and chief of the department's Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, has been named Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium (Big Ten CRC). The organization unites cancer centers at all Big Ten universities to facilitate...
Through the work of the UW-Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, UW has remained at the forefront of the stem cell field - which is celebrating a 20-year milestone of the first derivation of human embryonic stem cells by James Thomson, VMD, PhD , professor, Department of Cell and...
A trade association for Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs), which review Medicare claims under an incentivized payment model, is hoping that a new report on recovered claims will cause the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to reverse course on its decision to limit the number of claims they can review....
A multi-institutional clinical study facilitated by the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium is aimed at evaluating a combination of radiation and immunotherapy for treating advanced bladder cancer. Hamid Emamekhoo, MD , assistant professor (CHS), Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, explained why the consortium aids recruitment. Only a subset of...
William Busse, MD , professor, Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, commented in an article published by MD Magazine on a phase 3 clinical trial that he is leading. The BORA trial is investigating the long-term efficacy of benralizumab for treatment of asthma. Results indicate that the medication was remained...
An editorial by Jennifer Wright, MD , clinical assistant professor (pictured at upper right) and Craig January, MD, PhD (pictured at lower right) commented on research about the use of blood thinners for people with atrial fibrillation, which is a common type of heart arrhythmia. The study, which was conducted...
Two members of the Department of Medicine received UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Diversity Awards, which were presented at the 2019 SMPH Diversity Summit on January 24, 2019. Fabu Carter, MA , outreach specialist, Geriatrics and Gerontology and Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), received the 2019 SMPH...
Image (above): A scanning electron micrograph shows Candida albicans yeast (elongated structure at left) building an antifungal drug-resistant biofilm structure by secreting small, spherical extracellular vesicles (arrows) that deliver payloads of biofilm polymers to the extracellular matrix. The pathogenic yeast Candida albicans has a clinically frustrating habit: when it colonizes...