“I think most people would say, ‘I like my job.’ But I would say, ‘I love my job.’” 

For Fay Osman, MPH, assistant researcher, Administration, her work as a biostatistician in the Department of Medicine’s Office of Research Services is as much about people and collaboration as it is...

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Throughout medicine, but especially in primary care, physicians recognize that social and community factors are often the strongest influencers of health. And often, underserved populations—those who experience cultural, linguistic, economic or physical barriers to care—need additional resources beyond the clinic walls to live healthy lives. 

At the University of Wisconsin...

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Dennis Maki, MD, Ovid O. Meyer Professor of Medicine (emeritus), Infectious Disease, received the Wisconsin Alumni Association's highest honor, its Distinguished Alumni Award, on October 11, 2019.

Maki has an international reputation as one of the fathers of modern-day hospital infection prevention. 

After earning his medical degree at...

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Cynthia Carlsson, MD, MS, professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, director of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute and clinical core leader of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (pictured above), was appointed to a four-year term on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care,...

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Jeremy Kratz, MD, fellow, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, pictured here, is one of nine subspecialty fellows in the U.S. to receive a grant in the inaugural year of the Doris Duke Physician Scientist Fellowship, a program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF).

The grant will support Dr. Kratz' research project,...

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Photo (above): Department of Medicine faculty and staff received awards during a ceremony on October 2, 2019. Front row, left to right: Dr. Steven Ewer, Dr. Subarna Dhital, Dr. Weixiong Zhong, Dr. Sara Johnson, Dr. Brad Astor, Dr. Dudley Lamming, Dr. Betsy Trowbridge. Back row, left to right: Dr. Elizabeth Chapman,...

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Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD (pictured above), professor, Infectious Disease, and vice chair for research in the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Medicine, is the winner of the Infectious Disease Society of America's (ISDA)’s 2019 Oswald Avery Award for Early Achievement. 


This honor recognizes members or fellows of IDSA...

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A clinical trial led by Christopher Crnich, MD, PhD , associate professor, Infectious Disease (pictured above, on right), and James Ford, PhD , assistant professor, Social and Administrative Sciences Division, University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy (pictured above, on left), will compare strategies for implementing a toolkit aimed at improving...
Two University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine faculty members— Dawd Siraj, MD, MPH , professor (CHS), Infectious Disease, and Daniel Shirley, MD, MS , assistant professor (CHS), Infectious Disease (pictured above)—traveled to Ethiopia this summer to advise public-health leaders on ways to improve preparedness for a potential Ebola outbreak. Although...
In keeping with an annual tradition of excellence, University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine faculty and residents—and two UW School of Medicine and Public Health students—received awards and presented lectures and posters at the American College of Physicians (ACP) Wisconsin Chapter 2019 Scientific Meeting, held in Wisconsin Dells on September...
This summer, 19 University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine faculty members from seven divisions mentored 25 UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) students in the Shapiro Summer Research Program . In the program, students collaborate with faculty mentors for an eight- to 10-week, hypothesis-driven project. Topics span a...
August 2019 marked the one-year anniversary of the UW Health Lupus Nephritis Clinic , the only clinic in Wisconsin serving patients who have renal complications from lupus—and one of only five of its kind in the nation. After a year of experience leading this innovative clinic, co-founders Tripti Singh, MD...
Sarah Ahrens, MD, clinical associate professor, Hospital Medicine, was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health's white coat ceremony, held August 23, 2019. UW SMPH medical students elected Dr. Ahrens into the...
Department of Medicine research faculty and staff will lead seven new research projects recently funded by the 2019 UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Pilot Awards program . The program encourages early-stage investigators to pursue preliminary data for larger studies, supports innovative directions in clinical and translational research, and...
Above, HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) board members, including James Sosman, MD (fifth from left), met with federal leaders to discuss the Trump administration’s “End the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America” initiative. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services) L to R: Director of the Office of...
For the first time in the history of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" rankings, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics are listed on the Honor Roll as one of the 20 most highly ranked hospitals in the nation. That designation, which includes both University Hospital and UW Health...
Two recently published papers from the laboratory of Dudley Lamming, PhD (pictured above with graduate student Deyang Yu), assistant professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, broke new ground in understanding the biology of a key protein that regulates metabolism and aging, and in identifying a drug that may be able to...