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The BK virus causes symptoms similar to the common cold. Most people are infected at a young age and fight it off—but the virus will continue to linger in the body. For kidney transplant patients on immunosuppressants, BK reinfection becomes a real risk. Now, Sandesh Parajuli, MD, associate professor (CHS)...
On Friday, September 16, fourteen Department of Medicine faculty were honored with endowed professorships, fellowships, or chairs at the department’s 2022 Investiture Ceremony, held on campus in the Health Sciences Learning Center. Department Chair and George R. and Elaine Love Professor Lynn Schnapp, MD, welcomed attendees. “Every day,” Dr Schnapp...
This week, Suzanne Norby, MD, joined the Department of Medicine as the new division head of Nephrology and the Flesch Family Faculty Fellow in Kidney Transplant Research. Dr. Norby comes to us from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where she was an associate professor and the vice chair of the...
Sjögren’s Disease is a systemic autoimmune disease typified by three cardinal symptoms—pain and dryness (including but not limited to mouth and eyes) and general fatigue. Patients’ experiences, however, are anything but uniform. Appearing in unexpected clusters or on their own, symptoms can range from mild to debilitating, and frequently do...
In keeping with a tradition of excellence, University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine learners and faculty presented lectures and posters, and received several awards, at the annual American College of Physicians (ACP) Wisconsin Chapter Scientific Meeting, held in Wisconsin Dells on September 9-10, 2022. Dr. Twedt Receives Helen Dickie Award...
Ukrainian-born Nataliya Uboha, MD, PhD, associate professor (CHS), Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, was relieved her own family safely evacuated Ukraine when Russian forces invaded. But as they've watched the destruction continue to unfold, she and her husband have worked to find ways to support those who stayed behind...
If you’re looking to create and maintain a research project, the Department of Medicine’s Office of Research Services (ORS) can provide vital support at every stage. “We’re here to assist our faculty, scientists and researchers throughout the life cycle of projects, from conception to proposal submission, award management and analysis...
1. Abebe HT, Mulugeta A, Berhe Y, Berhane K, Siraj A, Siraj D, Aregawi M, Fseha B, Mohamedniguss Ebrahim M, Hintsa S, Gebre H, Mohammed AH, Godefay H. Risk factors for mortality among hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Northern Ethiopia: A retrospective analysis. PLoS One. 2022;17(8):e0271124. 2. Aziz F, Parajuli S...
The Department of Medicine is proud to honor Karen Hansen, MD, MS, professor, Rheumatology, who will retire on October 7, 2022. Dr. Hansen completed medical school, residency and chief residency at UW–Madison, followed by a rheumatology fellowship at Duke. She joined the DOM faculty in September 2001 and has received...
For the 11th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranked University of Wisconsin Hospitals, which includes University Hospital and UW Health East Madison Hospital, as No. 1 in Wisconsin on its Best Hospitals list. This achievement reflects the remarkable care provided by physicians and staff, as well as UW...