New research from Dudley Lamming, PhD, associate professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, is one step closer to understanding the metabolism-regulating complex mTORC2, and the role it may have in regulating lifespan.

The protein complex mTORC2 influences lifespan in yeast, worms, flies, and mice. In a 2014 study by Dr. Lamming...

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A recent case report from Lindsay Taylor, MD, fellow, Infectious Disease, and E. Ann Misch, MD, assistant professor, Infectious Disease, discusses how a kidney transplant patient acquired Powassan virus through blood transfusion.

The patient, from Indiana, presented with headache, fever, weakness, myalgias, diarrhea and progressive encephalitis 24 days after renal...

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With sadness, the Department of Medicine notes the July 26, 2020, passing of Suzy Griffiths, who had served as our internal medicine residency program coordinator from 1979 until her retirement in 2008.

A mother figure to a generation of residents, Griffiths understood the challenges trainees face and always wanted to...

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1. Arriola Apelo SI, Lin A, Brinkman JA, Meyer E, Morrison M, Tomasiewicz JL, Pumper CP, Baar EL, Richardson NE, Alotaibi M, Lamming DW. Ovariectomy uncouples lifespan from metabolic health and reveals a sex-hormone-dependent role of hepatic mTORC2 in aging. Elife. 2020;9. 
2. Aziz F, Jorgenson MR, Garg N, Mohamed...

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The University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW ICTR) recently announced the recipients of the 2020 Pilot Grant Awards. The following Department of Medicine faculty and staff members received funding.

Translational Basic & Clinical Pilot Awards (up to $50,000 for 12 months of direct support)

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The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine is proud to honor Yoram Shenker, MD, professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, who is retiring on September 11, 2020, after 34 years of service.

Dr. Shenker joined the department in 1986 as a visiting assistant professor. He served as the Endocrinology Fellowship Program...

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UW Health's hospitals and providers have earned a reputation for innovation and remarkable patient care that is unmatched in the state and recognized throughout the world.

For the ninth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" ranked University of Wisconsin Hospitals, which includes University...

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A new prevention research study at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is looking at whether a commonly used oral and nasal antiseptic (in addition to personal protective equipment and hand hygiene) can help prevent COVID-19 infections in frontline healthcare workers. Povidone iodine and chlorhexidine gluconate...
The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine’s Internal Medicine Residency Program is introducing the Health Equity Pathway, a new learner-directed pathway that will empower residents to address local and big-picture inequities in health. Victoria Gillet, MD, Trowbridge Endowed Primary Care Track Chief Resident and founder of the Health Equity Pathway...
Congratulations to the 27 Department of Medicine faculty who were approved for promotion this year. Their new ranks went into effect on July 1, 2020. Clinical Track Associate Professor Peter Gill, MD, Hospital Medicine Joseph Holt, MD, Hospital Medicine Kraig Kumfer, MD, PhD, Hospital Medicine Muhammad Shahzeb Munir, MD, Hospital...
Despite large increases in the number of female physicians over the past four decades, there has been no progress in gender integration of the medical specialties over this time. While there are more women in medicine overall, medical trainees continue to distribute into specialties in ways that reinforce pre-existing gender...
As the COVID-19 outbreak morphed into a pandemic and fear, misinformation, and stigmatization follow closely in its wake, it can be difficult to remember a time 40 years ago when the AIDS epidemic began and those same forces traumatized a community already reeling from the tragic deaths of so many...
Angulo E, Joyner S, Majeed NK, Nyenhuis S. A rare case of peliosis hepatis in primary immune deficiency. In: SAGE Open Med Case Rep. Vol 8. © The Author(s) 2020.; 2020:2050313x20931996. Aziz F, Muth B, Parajuli S, Garg N, Mohamed M, Mandelbrot D, Djamali A. Unusually high rates of acute...
The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine is proud to honor Kevin McKown, MD, professor (CHS) and division head, Rheumatology, who is retiring on July 1, 2020, after 20 years of service. UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank has approved conferral of emeritus status on Dr. McKown. Dr. McKown joined the department...
Research by Amy Kind, MD, PhD, associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, that shares measures of socioeconomic disadvantage at the neighborhood level is now influencing policy on fair allocation of medications to treat patients with COVID-19. The Neighborhood Atlas, developed by Dr. Kind’s team and launched in 2018, shares metrics from...
On June 14, 2020, the Department of Medicine hosted its first-ever virtual graduation ceremony for the class of 2020 Internal Medicine residents. The ceremony included complimentary remarks about the “extraordinary physician[s]” from Bennett Vogelman, MD, director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and vice chair for education, Department of Medicine; words of...
Study objectives: The authors aimed to estimate the false-negative rate of the SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR by days since infection. Methods and Results: Data from seven previously published studies on reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) performance by time since symptom onset were included in a pooled analysis. The studies included a...