Over the last few decades, scientists have discovered that long-term calorie restriction provides a wealth of benefits in animals: lower weight, better blood sugar control, even longer lifespans.

Researchers have largely assumed that reduced food intake drove these benefits by reprogramming metabolism. But a new study led by Dudley Lamming...

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Shenikqua Bouges, MD, assistant professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, and Christine Sharkey, MD, clinical assistant professor, Rheumatology, were accepted into the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Centennial Scholars/Centennial Clinicians Program.  

The competitive program develops faculty whose diversity enhances the quality of education, clinical care and research...

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Vital Signs is featuring introductions to many of the new faculty members and chief residents who joined us over the past year. Each has been invited to provide some background about their primary professional focus in clinical, research, and/or medical education, what drew them to UW-Madison, their hopes and dreams for...

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Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, has been named the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s inaugural associate dean for clinical trials and the research director of the new Wisconsin Medicine Institute for Clinical Trials, a joint venture between the school and UW Health. 

As associate...

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As a trainee in a nursing home, Ann Braus, MD, clinical assistant professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, noticed variation in how patients were cared for and the quality of operations throughout different facilities and wondered why that was. Now, her recent training to become a Certified Medical Director (CMD) will...

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1. Aggarwal R, Rydzewski NR, Zhang L, Foye A, Kim W, Helzer KT, Bakhtiar H, Chang SL, Perry MD, Gleave M, Reiter RE, Huang J, Evans CP, Alumkal JJ, Lang JM, Yu M, Quigley DA, Sjöström M, Small EJ, Feng FY, Zhao SG. Prognosis Associated With Luminal and Basal Subtypes...

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In critical care, the first step in improving patient outcomes is identifying what drives mortality. Often these drivers are a complex mix of individual patient factors and systems factors, both of which may vary across hospitals, regions and countries.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, emerging data has shown...

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With a passion for cardiovascular disease prevention, Jane Pearson, MD, clinical assistant professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, strives to empower patients to take charge of their health and improve the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension. Hypertension affects 45% of the U.S. population, and is the leading contributor to cardiovascular disease. Diagnosing and...
The Department of Medicine is pleased to welcome Andrew Coyle, MD, visiting associate professor, General Internal Medicine, as the new director of the internal medicine residency program. Dr. Coyle joined the department on September 1, 2021, after serving as associate program director for the Mount Sinai Hospital Internal Medicine residency...
The National Institutes of Health recently announced that the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI), co-directed by Molly Carnes, MD, MS, professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, and Amy Wendt, PhD, associate vice chancellor for research in the physical sciences, and professor of electrical and computer engineering...
Akel MA, Carey KA, Winslow CJ, Churpek MM, Edelson DP. Less is More: Detecting Clinical Deterioration in the Hospital with Machine Learning Using Only Age, Heart Rate, and Respiratory Rate. Resuscitation. 2021. Beathard GA, Jennings WC, Wasse H, Shenoy S, Falk A, Urbanes A, Ross J, Nassar G, Hentschel DM...
A pair of studies recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine report that therapeutic-dose anticoagulation with heparin appears to improve outcomes for non-critically ill patients hospitalized with COVID-19, but not for critically ill patients hospitalized with the disease. The studies are the result of an international, multiplatform, randomized...
Last week, Alzheimer’s disease researchers gathered at the Alzheimer’s Associations International Conference, the largest and more prestigious conference for Alzheimer’s disease. Over 80 researchers from UW-Madison presented their work, including many from the Department of Medicine. “We will collaborate with other scientists and come back to launch new projects with...
UW Health's hospitals and providers have earned a reputation for innovation and remarkable patient care that is recognized in the state and throughout the world. For the tenth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" ranked University of Wisconsin Hospitals, which includes University Hospital and UW...
1. Adams MT, Dwulet JM, Briggs JK, Reissaus CA, Jin E, Szulczewski JM, Lyman MR, Sdao SM, Kravets V, Nimkulrat SD, Ponik SM, Merrins MJ, Mirmira RG, Linnemann AK, Benninger RK, Blum B. Reduced synchroneity of intra-islet Ca(2+) oscillations in vivo in Robo-deficient β cells. Elife. 2021;10. 2. Alagoz O...
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...
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...