Diversity

Conversations buzzed throughout the second-annual Diversity Summit hosted by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) in January 2019. More than 600 attendees filled the largest hall in the Health Sciences Learning Center and prompted the need for an overflow room. Welcoming the guests, Brian E....
Jennifer Weiss, MD (pictured at upper right), assistant professor, Department of Medicine - Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Ryan Westergaard, MD, PhD, MPH (pictured at lower right), associate professor, Department of Medicine - Division of Infectious Disease, have been named as Health Equity Research Fellows of the University of...
Dawd Siraj, MD, MPH&TM , professor (CHS) in the Department of Medicine (Division of Infectious Disease), has been named to the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity (DI&E) Task Force of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). The goal of the task force is to develop guiding principles for the Society...
Two members of the Department of Medicine received UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Diversity Awards, which were presented at the 2019 SMPH Diversity Summit on January 24, 2019. Fabu Carter, MA , outreach specialist, Geriatrics and Gerontology and Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), received the 2019 SMPH...
The Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) has been awarded a five-year, $19 million renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to enable in-depth study of molecular hallmarks of the disease in the brain and spinal fluid. The additional funding will expand capacity for in-depth tests for biomarkers...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD (pictured above), professor, Infectious Disease and vice chair for research, has been awarded $5.1M over 5 years (U01 award) from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for a proposal entitled, "Fecal Microbiota Transplant for C. difficile Infection in Solid Organ Transplant...
As the 94th year in the history of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine, 2018 saw both changes and ongoing commitment to our long-standing legacy. This selection of images by Clint Thayer shows a behind-the-scenes glimpse into daily lives of department members dedicated to clinical care, research, and training...
Angela Byars-Winston, PhD , professor, General Internal Medicine, has been named as associate director of the UW Collaborative Center for Health Equity (UW CCHE). The center is focused on promoting health equity in Wisconsin and beyond via innovative research workforce development initiatives, collaborative translation research, and authentic and sustainable stakeholder...
There are many shared similarities between Sara McCoy, MD (pictured above), assistant professor (CHS), and Shivani Garg, MD (pictured at right), assistant professor (CHS). Both joined the Division of Rheumatology after completing their fellowships at other institutions. Both are within their first few years at UW, as Dr. McCoy joined...
Members of the Department of Medicine have been named as Diversity and Inclusion Advocates (DIA) by the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH). The DIA pilot program involves a team of faculty and staff who have volunteered to undergo training to address diversity climate issues to include concerns...