The emotional difficulties of caring for the gravely ill were not a surprise to Tom Miller, MD, MFA, a fellow in the University of Wisconsin Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) Fellowship, but that does little to lessen the burden. “Difficult cases are difficult cases.” Miller says. “Young patients or patients with...

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Noelle LoConte, MD, associate professor, Hematology, Oncology and Pallative Care, and colleague Randall Kimple, MD, PhD, associate professor, Department of Human Oncology, both pictured, are among 18 specialty editors of Clinical Care Advances 2020: Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer From the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

The report highlights the...

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Each year, the Department of Medicine honors employee accomplishments through its Academic and University Staff Outstanding Performance Awards program.

In September, department faculty and staff were invited to nominate candidates for the 2019 awards. The four winners received a certificate of appreciation and attended a breakfast celebration on January 27, 2020, with central administration leadership and Elizabeth (Betsy) Trowbridge, MD...

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Jeniel Nett, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Infectious Disease, has been awarded approximately $2.6 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health–National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (R01 award) for her project, "Mechanism(s) of pathogenicity for Candida auris." 

In the project, Nett's team aims to uncover the molecular mechanism of how the...

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Asfaw TN, Tyan L, Glukhov AV, Bondarenko VE. A Compartmentalized Mathematical Model of Mouse Atrial Myocytes. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2020.  Barton GP, Macdonald EB, Goss KN, Eldridge MW, Fain SB. Measuring the link between cardiac mechanical function and metabolism during hyperpolarized (13)C-pyruvate magnetic resonance experiments. Magn Reson Imaging. 2020;68:9-17. ... Read more

“Everything is about trying to enroll patients and making it as convenient for them as possible.”

For Kendra Haight, BSN, RN, associate clinical nurse specialist, Infectious Disease, that one sentence describes her role in a nutshell. 

Haight coordinates several clinical trials led by Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious...

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Fond memories of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, coupled with a strong desire to support rheumatology research and education, have inspired Dr. William and Mrs. Betty Yount, pictured at right, to establish a planned gift in the Division of Rheumatology in the UW–Madison Department of Medicine.

A nationally acclaimed immunologist and...

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Ozioma Okonkwo, PhD, assistant professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, was invited to serve on the Alzheimer's Association International Research Grant Program (IRGP) Council. The Council helps oversee the peer-review process of the Alzheimer's Association and provides input on developing funding programs and initiatives. It specifically focuses on developing funding opportunities that...
Shobhina G. Chheda, MD, MPH, FACP, professor (CHS), General Internal Medicine, and associate dean for medical education at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, was one of four faculty members from across the nation invited by the American College of Physicians (ACP) to lead a three-day...
Dawd Siraj, MD, MPH, professor (CHS), Infectious Disease, has been selected for the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA) 2020 Leadership Institute. The year-long leadership training program is designed exclusively for mid- or senior-career infectious diseases and HIV specialists. Participants will join a growing community of ascending leaders from diverse...
Dudley Lamming, PhD, assistant professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (pictured above in his lab with former graduate student Deyang Yu), has received a Vilas Faculty Early Career Investigator Award. The three-year, $100,000 award provides flexible funds for books, research travel, supplies or similar expenses incurred in pursuit of Dr. Lamming's...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, and vice chair for research, Department of Medicine, was named a 2020 winner of the Wisconsin Academy Fellows Award. Established by the Academy in 1982, the award recognizes educators, researchers, mentors, artists, and civic or business leaders from across Wisconsin who have made...
In response to a national campaign to end the HIV epidemic, the UW Health HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Care Program is leading numerous local outreach efforts to educate the public on the biomedical and social aspects of HIV. The national campaign, Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America, was announced in...
This year’s Fellowship Match Day on December 4, 2019, brought great news for University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Medicine residents seeking subspecialty fellowships—the additional training required to practice in many fields within internal medicine. All 16 residents (including members of the class of 2020, plus this year’s UW and VA...
Amanda Parkes, MD, assistant professor (CHS), Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care (pictured), was selected for the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Education Scholars Program (ASCO-ESP). Her application was chosen from more than 50 for the 12-member class of 2020-2021. ASCO-ESP is designed to find and develop the next generation...
Lisa Jones, MD, MPH, MMCI, assistant professor (CHS), Gastroenterology and Hepatology, pictured above, was accepted into the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Centennial Scholars Program. The competitive program develops faculty whose diversity enhances the quality of education and research at the SMPH, and who may...
The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) hosted eight area high school sophomores and juniors for a half-day Alzheimer’s disease research experience on November 21, 2019, at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The students are part of the inaugural class of fellows and honorable mentions...