Education

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...
Caitlin Peirce, MD Trowbridge Endowed Primary Care Chief Resident Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Joined the Department of Medicine as a chief resident: July 2019 What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission...
Dr. Lynn M. Schnapp, a pulmonologist and leading researcher on lung injury and repair, has been named the next chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Schnapp is currently a professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she...
A report recently released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) recommends that U.S. colleges and universities take a more intentional, inclusive, and evidence-based approach to mentoring students in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) – a shift that could engage and help retain a broader...
This is the time of the year when the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Medicine buzzes with the energy of visits from hundreds of candidates applying for our residency and fellowship programs. From September through January, the best and brightest applicants visit our offices in their finest professional attire for...
On November 1, 2019, the Department of Medicine welcomed special guest Christine Sinsky, MD, FACP , vice president of professional satisfaction at the American Medical Association (AMA), to present Grand Rounds and hold follow-up discussions with department leaders and faculty. In her Grand Rounds presentation, "Creating a Manageable Cockpit for...
Vital Signs is featuring introductions to many of the new faculty members and chief residents who joined us in 2019. Each has been invited to provide some background about their primary professional focus in clinical, research, and/or medical education, what drew them to UW-Madison, their hopes and dreams for their...
Narjust Duma, MD Assistant Professor (CHS) Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care Medical School: Universidad Catolica Nordestana, Dominican Republic Residency: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey at University Hospital, Newark, NJ (Internal Medicine) Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (Hematology-Medical Oncology) Joined the Department of Medicine as a faculty...
Throughout medicine, but especially in primary care, physicians recognize that social and community factors are often the strongest influencers of health. And often, underserved populations—those who experience cultural, linguistic, economic or physical barriers to care—need additional resources beyond the clinic walls to live healthy lives. At the University of Wisconsin...
Dennis Maki, MD , Ovid O. Meyer Professor of Medicine (emeritus), Infectious Disease, received the Wisconsin Alumni Association's highest honor, its Distinguished Alumni Award , on October 11, 2019. Maki has an international reputation as one of the fathers of modern-day hospital infection prevention. After earning his medical degree at...