At the Bench

On November 7, 2019, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine held an investiture ceremony to honor Loren Denlinger, MD, PhD , the recipient of the inaugural William W. and Judith H. Busse Endowed Professorship in Allergy and Asthma Research. The endowed professorship, which provides annual support to the holder...
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI) will lead a new project to compare the most effective treatments to help people quit smoking in real-world clinics, with a goal of tailoring and optimizing help to individual smokers. This $14 million grant from the National...
Jennifer Weiss, MD, MS , associate professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology (pictured above in a 2017 file photo), received a Wisconsin Partnership Program Collaborative Health Sciences Program award for a new interdisciplinary research project that aims to improve rates of colorectal cancer screening in Wisconsin. Colorectal cancer is the second leading...
Every research discovery starts somewhere. In the world of biomedical research, pilot projects are an essential first step in advancing new knowledge. They give investigators an opportunity to gather preliminary data and explore creative ideas that may lead to more robust grant support—and ultimately, outcomes that improve human health. In...
“I think most people would say, ‘I like my job.’ But I would say, ‘I love my job.’” For Fay Osman, MPH , assistant researcher, Administration, her work as a biostatistician in the Department of Medicine’s Office of Research Services is as much about people and collaboration as it is...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD (pictured above), professor, Infectious Disease, and vice chair for research in the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Medicine, is the winner of the Infectious Disease Society of America's (ISDA)’s 2019 Oswald Avery Award for Early Achievement . 
 This honor recognizes members or fellows of IDSA...
A clinical trial led by Christopher Crnich, MD, PhD , associate professor, Infectious Disease (pictured above, on right), and James Ford, PhD , assistant professor, Social and Administrative Sciences Division, University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy (pictured above, on left), will compare strategies for implementing a toolkit aimed at improving...
This summer, 19 University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine faculty members from seven divisions mentored 25 UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) students in the Shapiro Summer Research Program . In the program, students collaborate with faculty mentors for an eight- to 10-week, hypothesis-driven project. Topics span a...
Department of Medicine research faculty and staff will lead seven new research projects recently funded by the 2019 UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Pilot Awards program . The program encourages early-stage investigators to pursue preliminary data for larger studies, supports innovative directions in clinical and translational research, and...
Two recently published papers from the laboratory of Dudley Lamming, PhD (pictured above with graduate student Deyang Yu), assistant professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, broke new ground in understanding the biology of a key protein that regulates metabolism and aging, and in identifying a drug that may be able to...