Diversity

“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...
Photo (above): Department of Medicine faculty and staff received awards during a ceremony on October 2, 2019. Front row, left to right: Dr. Steven Ewer, Dr. Subarna Dhital, Dr. Weixiong Zhong, Dr. Sara Johnson, Dr. Brad Astor, Dr. Dudley Lamming, Dr. Betsy Trowbridge. Back row, left to right: Dr. Elizabeth...
Two University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine faculty members— Dawd Siraj, MD, MPH , professor (CHS), Infectious Disease, and Daniel Shirley, MD, MS , assistant professor (CHS), Infectious Disease (pictured above)—traveled to Ethiopia this summer to advise public-health leaders on ways to improve preparedness for a potential Ebola outbreak. Although...
August 2019 marked the one-year anniversary of the UW Health Lupus Nephritis Clinic , the only clinic in Wisconsin serving patients who have renal complications from lupus—and one of only five of its kind in the nation. After a year of experience leading this innovative clinic, co-founders Tripti Singh, MD...
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...