Alexis Eastman, MD, clinical assistant professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, is a co-author of a Gerontological Society of America white paper that highlights the variety of challenges that persons with dementia-related psychosis and their caregivers have encountered during moves through different health care settings, and proposes strategies to address these challenges. 

Dementia-related psychosis occurs...

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On February 5, 2021, educators and trainees logged on to the sixth annual, and first-ever virtual Department of Medicine Education Day. The half-day event brings together faculty leaders, learners, and staff focused on graduate medical education. This year’s virtual format brought a record number of attendees with nearly 70 participants...

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Loren Denlinger, MD, PhD, the inaugural William W. and Judith H. Busse Professor of Allergy and Asthma Research, was named Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research; a new position in the Department of Medicine.

In his new role, Dr. Denlinger will promote and support the mission of discovery...

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Joshua Lang, MD, MS, associate professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, was named Vice Chair for Biomedical Research; a new position in the Department of Medicine.

This newly created position will be responsible for promoting and supporting the mission of discovery and collaboration in the department, as well...

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Local educator, entrepreneur and philanthropist Pleasant Rowland has donated $10 million toward the construction of a new transplant clinic at University Hospital.

Rowland lived with kidney failure for almost 20 years before receiving a kidney transplant with our team. Arjang Djamali, MD, professor and chief, Nephrology, and Dixon Kaufman...

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As a third-year medical student, Maria Schletzbaum, an MD/PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, cared for a young woman with lupus who was around her own age. Through two hospitalizations, Schletzbaum connected with this young woman, learned about her life, and how...

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David Andes, MD, professor, Infectious Disease, received an FDA BAA contract to update susceptibility guidelines for the common hospital acquired pathogen, Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii). Antimicrobial resistance to A. baumannii is emerging, resulting in the CDC adding this pathogen to the urgent threat list in 2019.

A. baumannii can...

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Christie Bartels, MD, MS, associate professor, Rheumatology, was appointed permanent chief of the Division of Rheumatology, effective December 1, 2020. A respected and familiar presence for many in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Bartels is a 2004 alumna of our internal residency program. She stayed here to complete a chief...
Kari Wisinski, MD, associate professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, has assumed the role of interim chief of that division, effective January 1, 2021. A nationally recognized breast cancer expert, Dr. Wisinski also has clinical interests in tailored screening and risk reduction for patients at high risk of breast...
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People with asthma are at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) than those without asthma due to shared inflammatory pathophysiology leading to an increase in arterial injury. Because these conditions are associated, researchers hope to find a more precise treatment to control asthma and subsequently reduce the risk for...
A recent study in Nature Aging from the laboratory of Dudley Lamming, PhD, associate professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, found evidence that a diet restricting branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) can extend the lifespan and increase metabolic health in mice. Protein-restricted diets have been shown to promote health and longevity in...
While most people think of a cancer survivor as someone who has been cured of cancer, the term is actually much broader and includes anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer. Because this group includes people of all ages, races, and cancer diagnoses, there is a wide range of...
Lee Eckhardt, MD, MS, associate professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, has been named the inaugural Gary and Marie Weiner Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine Research. Dr. Eckhardt is a leading cardiologist who has dedicated her research career to the study, treatment and prevention of arrhythmias that cause sudden death syndromes. The professorship provides...
People living in disadvantaged neighborhoods are more likely to experience repeat observation stays at hospitals, which may lead to costly medical bills without a means to pay them, according to a recent study from UW-Madison researchers. This research, which included lead author Ann Sheehy, MD, MS, associate professor, Hospital Medicine...
1. Badar T, Szabo A, Dinner S, Liedtke M, Burkart M, Shallis RM, Yurkiewicz IR, Kuo E, Khan MA, Balasubramanian S, Yang J, Hefazi M, Podoltsev N, Patel A, Curran E, Wang A, Arslan S, Aldoss I, Siebenaller C, Mattison RJ, Litzow MR, Wadleigh M, Advani AS, Atallah E. Sequencing...
This year’s Fellowship Match Day on December 3, 2020, was a success for many of the Department of Medicine residents seeking subspecialty fellowships, and for the department’s own fellowship programs. Interim Internal Medicine Residency Program Director Jeremy Smith, MD, expressed his excitement and confidence for the residents in their future...