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On April 5, 2021, the UW School of Medicine and Public Health held the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) banquet for the 2021 student, resident and faculty inductees. This year, three faculty members and one resident from the Department of Medicine were inducted. Peter Newcomer, MD, clinical professor, General Internal Medicine...
Molly Carnes, MD, MS, professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology (pictured on left), and Dorothy Farrar-Edwards, PhD, professor, Department of Kinesiology, with an affiliate appointment in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, and director of the Collaborative Center for Health Equity (pictured on right), received prestigious awards from the Association for Clinical...
Adam Gepner, MD, clinical adjunct assistant professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, was vice-chair and a co-author on the American Heart Association’s scientific statement, “Harnessing Mobile Health Technology for Secondary Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Older Adults: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.” This statement highlights the role mobile health (mHealth), has...
Michael Fiore, MD, MPH, MBA, professor, General Internal Medicine, and director, UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI), has been named the recipient of the 2021 University of Wisconsin-Madison Hilldale Award in the Biological Sciences. UW Chancellor Rebecca Blank presented the award to Fiore and three other Hilldale Award...
Mark Burkard, MD, PhD, professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, and Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, were inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), an honor society for physician-scientists, on April 8, 2021. They were among 80 new members chosen from 245 nominees. The ASCI...
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine is honored to welcome the incoming internal medicine residents for the 2021-22 academic year. These new residents will join the residency program in June to further their medical careers. Congratulations to all! Categorical Track Estefania Abasolo Lopez, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogotá Facultad de...
1. Afshar M, Sharma B, Bhalla S, Thompson HM, Dligach D, Boley RA, Kishen E, Simmons A, Perticone K, Karnik NS. External validation of an opioid misuse machine learning classifier in hospitalized adult patients. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2021;16(1):19. 2. Allison SL, Jonaitis EM, Koscik RL, Hermann BP, Mueller KD...
In 2001, UW Health endocrinology nurse Ruth Diaz de Leon, NP, began managing blood glucose levels for a handful of hospitalized patients with diabetes on the cardiology, vascular surgery, and cardiac surgery services at University Hospital. She was the first clinician to staff the UW Health Diabetes Management Service (DMS)...
Andrea Schnell, MD, clinical assistant professor, General Internal Medicine, will be joining the education team as a new Associate Program Director, focusing on spearheading residency initiatives for diversity, equity and inclusion. Dr. Schnell graduated from the University of Wisconsin Internal Medicine Residency Program in 2014, as one of the top...
Empathetic support for people living with dementia and their caregivers, a passion for research, and advocacy for destigmatizing memory disorders are some of the many legacies of Daniel Kaufer, MD, who died suddenly in July 2020. Prior to his death, Dr. Kaufer donated a gift to the UW Initiative to...