In 2014, Dudley Lamming, PhD, associate professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, was reading a study out of Australia that looked at how mice responded to dozens of controlled diets when one thing caught his attention: The mice fed the least amount of protein were the healthiest.

“That was really...

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Researchers at the Department of Medicine and UW Carbone Cancer Center are working to understand why some primary care clinics in rural locations have successfully attained high rates of colorectal cancer screenings, insight they hope will help raise the rates of colorectal cancer screenings across all rural clinics.

This research will...

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Long-time faculty member, former Department of Medicine chair, and nationally recognized leader in asthma and allergy research William Busse, MD, professor, Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, will retire on July 2, 2021.

A Badger through and through, Busse joined the department in 1974 after completing his undergraduate degree...

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A new center at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, led by Amy Kind, MD, PhD, associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, seeks to examine how a person’s environment and social conditions impact their health down to the molecular level.

The new research effort, called the UW Center...

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Dawd Siraj, MD, MPH&TM, professor, Infectious Disease, has been named the Department of Medicine’s Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

In this role, Dr. Siraj will work to create a workplace that enables an inclusive and diverse environment and foster a culture where all faculty, trainees and...

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The Department of Medicine offers its sincere congratulations to each member of the internal medicine residency graduates. After three or four years of conferences, lectures and clinicals, the class of 2021 is moving on to fellowships and primary care practice upon the June 13th virtual graduation ceremony. Learn where each...

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Lynn Schnapp, MD, ATSF, George R. and Elaine Love professor and chair of the Department of Medicine, began her term as president of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) on May 18, 2021, at the Society's annual conference. Dr. Schnapp’s presidency is the culmination of four years of service on the...
Cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative diseases have seemingly little in common. But researchers like Rozalyn Anderson, PhD, associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, and Dudley Lamming, PhD, associate professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, look at these diseases through one common lens, aging - the biggest risk factor across all of...
Alan Bridges, MD, professor, Rheumatology, received the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP), his Alma Mater. This award honors graduates of UICOMP who have attained outstanding success and distinction in their chosen medical field and whose accomplishments bring honor to their Alma...
Luigi Puglielli, MD, PhD, professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, and his lab published a study in Communications Biology on the roles of two enzymes that are imperative to protein production, which could lead to potential treatments for age-related diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease. Using mouse models, the team found that targeting the...
1. Akhter A, Patel R, Nelsen E, Benson ME, Gopal DV, Soni A, Pfau P. Prospective Comparison of Moderate Conscious Sedation and Anesthesia Assistance for the Performance of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021;2021:8892085. 2. Al Mukaddim R, Weichmann AM, Mitchell CC, Varghese T. Enhancement of in...
The intersection of disciplines can be an innovative place for research. The opportunity to work with scientists across departments led Andrew Hryckowian, PhD, assistant professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, to UW-Madison. In May 2020, Dr. Hryckowian joined the Department of Medicine and the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, where his...
In a new article published in Neurology, Department of Medicine researchers found a correlation between living in disadvantaged neighborhoods and changes in brain structure and function that are characteristic of Alzheimer’s diseases and related dementias. Researchers used the Area Deprivation Index, developed by Amy Kind, MD, PhD, associate professor, Geriatrics...
Steven Barczi, MD, professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, received $700,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding allocated from Congress to the Veterans Health Administration for the project, “Virtual Geriatrics and Technology Expansion in COVID.” This project, which includes seven VA sites across the country, including Madison, Wisconsin...
The Clinical Hematopoietic Cell Processing Laboratory, led by Peiman Hematti, MD, professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, received certification from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) to do “more than minimal cell manipulation.” As the only lab on campus with this accreditation, the lab will now...
On April 17, 2021, Ryan Westergaard, MD, PhD, MPH, associate professor, Infectious Disease, received the Presidential Citation for 2021-2022 from the Wisconsin Medical Society for his significant contributions to medicine and public health. Dr. Westergaard, who also serves as Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist for Communicable Diseases for the...