In recognition of her expertise as a physician, scholar and expertise in health equity, Ann Sheehy, MD, MS, associate professor and chief, Hospital Medicine, was named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellow by The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) for the class of 2021-2022.

This fall, Sheehy...

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The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has been selected by the American Medical Association Foundation as the inaugural institution for the National LGBTQ+ Fellowship Program aimed at transforming the health equity landscape for the LGBTQ+ community. 

A total of $750,000 in funding from the foundation over four years...

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Over 40% of physicians, nationwide, experience burnout, a condition characterized as a long-term stress reaction due to regulatory pressures, time constraints and evolving care-delivery models that can cause a decrease in care quality, high physician turnover, and mental health problems. While burnout is a complex issue that will require various...

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1. Abler LL, O'Driscoll CA, Colopy SA, Keil Stietz KP, Wang P, Wang Z, Hartmann F, Crader-Smith SM, Ouellette JN, Mehta V, Oakes S, Grimes MD, Mitchell GS, Baan M, Gallagher SJ, Davis DB, Kimple ME, Bjorling DE, Watters JJ, Vezina CM. The influence of intermittent hypoxia, obesity and diabetes...

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On June 13, 2021, the Department of Medicine held a virtual graduation ceremony for the internal medicine resident class of 2021. The ceremony began with congratulatory remarks and a song from interim internal medicine residency program director Jeremy Smith, MD, and words of reflection from department chair Lynn Schnapp...

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Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, has been appointed as the first Dr. Dennis G. Maki Endowed Faculty Fellow.

The philanthropic support for this fellowship comes from a number of gifts in honor of the many renowned contributions of Dennis Maki, MD, professor emeritus, Infectious Disease, to...

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Marina Sharifi, MD, PhD, fellow, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, is one of 11 subspecialty fellows in the U.S. to receive a grant from the Doris Duke Physician Scientist Fellowship, a program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF).

The grant will support Dr. Sharifi’s research project, “Multiplex...

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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 interesting...
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...
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, medical...
1. Abad CLR, Safdar N. A Review of Clostridioides difficile Infection and Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2021;50(2):323-340. 2. Baker TB, McCarthy DE. Smoking Treatment: A Report Card on Progress and Challenges. Annu Rev Clin Psychol. 2021;17:1-30. 3. Bernau K, Leet JP, Bruhn EM, Tubbs AJ, Zhu T, Sandbo...
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 for...
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 staff...
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...
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...