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...

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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. ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 the...

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The Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) has been awarded a five-year, $19 million renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health to enable in-depth study of molecular hallmarks of the disease in the brain and spinal fluid. The additional funding will expand capacity for in-depth tests for biomarkers that...
Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful and debilitating disease in which the body's immune system becomes dysfunctional, inappropriately attacking joint tissue and causing inflammation. A new research study is focusing on several as-yet-unsolved mysteries in the immunology of rheumatoid arthritis. Miriam Shelef, MD, PhD (pictured above), assistant professor, Rheumatology, has been...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD (pictured above), professor, Infectious Disease and vice chair for research, has been awarded $5.1M over 5 years (U01 award) from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for a proposal entitled, "Fecal Microbiota Transplant for C. difficile Infection in Solid Organ Transplant...
UW Health's Adult Congenital Heart Disease program has earned a five-year accreditation from the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA). The multidisciplinary program is led by Heather Bartlett, MD (pictured at right), associate professor (CHS), Cardiovascular Medicine and Department of Pediatrics. Program team members care for adults who were diagnosed with...
Dudley Lamming, PhD (pictured above and at upper right), assistant professor, and Matthew Merrins, PhD (pictured at lower right), assistant professor, both of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, have been awarded $1.9M over 5 years (R01 award) from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Aging for a proposal entitled, "Comparative...
Barbara Bendlin, PhD (pictured above), associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, Bradley Christian, PhD , professor, Department of Medical Physics, and Sterling Johnson, PhD , professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, have been awarded $3.7M over 5 years (R01 award) from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Aging for a proposal entitled,...
Timothy Baker, PhD , emeritus professor, General Internal Medicine and research director, UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, and James Stein, MD , professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, have been awarded $1.8M over 4 years (R01 award) from the National Institutes of Health-National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for a proposal...
Sanjay Asthana, MD (pictured above), professor and head, Geriatrics and Gerontology and associate dean for Geriatrics, has been appointed as principal investigator of proposal entitled, "Wisconsin Longitudinal Study - Initial Lifetime's Impact on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (WLS-ILIAD Study)" which is receiving $13.5M over 5 years (R01 award) from...
A new effort funded by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is enabling the creation of online training materials for behavioral health specialists to help people living with mental illness quit smoking. The project, led by Bruce Christiansen, PhD , senior scientist, General Internal Medicine and UW Center for Tobacco...
As the 94th year in the history of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine, 2018 saw both changes and ongoing commitment to our long-standing legacy. This selection of images by Clint Thayer shows a behind-the-scenes glimpse into daily lives of department members dedicated to clinical care, research, and training...