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The emotional difficulties of caring for the gravely ill were not a surprise to Tom Miller, MD, MFA, a fellow in the University of Wisconsin Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) Fellowship, but that does little to lessen the burden. “Difficult cases are difficult cases.” Miller says. “Young patients or patients...
Noelle LoConte, MD, associate professor, Hematology, Oncology and Pallative Care, and colleague Randall Kimple, MD, PhD, associate professor, Department of Human Oncology, both pictured, are among 18 specialty editors of Clinical Care Advances 2020: Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer From the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The report...
Each year, the Department of Medicine honors employee accomplishments through its Academic and University Staff Outstanding Performance Awards program. In September, department faculty and staff were invited to nominate candidates for the 2019 awards. The four winners received a certificate of appreciation and attended a breakfast celebration on January 27...
Jeniel Nett, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Infectious Disease, has been awarded approximately $2.6 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health–National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (R01 award) for her project, "Mechanism(s) of pathogenicity for Candida auris." In the project, Nett's team aims to uncover the molecular...
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“Everything is about trying to enroll patients and making it as convenient for them as possible.” For Kendra Haight, BSN, RN, associate clinical nurse specialist, Infectious Disease, that one sentence describes her role in a nutshell. Haight coordinates several clinical trials led by Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease...
Fond memories of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, coupled with a strong desire to support rheumatology research and education, have inspired Dr. William and Mrs. Betty Yount, pictured at right, to establish a planned gift in the Division of Rheumatology in the UW–Madison Department of Medicine. A nationally acclaimed immunologist and...
Ozioma Okonkwo, PhD, assistant professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, was invited to serve on the Alzheimer's Association International Research Grant Program (IRGP) Council. The Council helps oversee the peer-review process of the Alzheimer's Association and provides input on developing funding programs and initiatives. It specifically focuses on developing funding opportunities that...
Shobhina G. Chheda, MD, MPH, FACP, professor (CHS), General Internal Medicine, and associate dean for medical education at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, was one of four faculty members from across the nation invited by the American College of Physicians (ACP) to lead a three-day...
Dawd Siraj, MD, MPH, professor (CHS), Infectious Disease, has been selected for the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA) 2020 Leadership Institute. The year-long leadership training program is designed exclusively for mid- or senior-career infectious diseases and HIV specialists. Participants will join a growing community of ascending leaders from diverse...