General Internal Medicine

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...
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...
The Department of Medicine is proud to honor Ann Schmidt, MD, clinical professor, General Internal Medicine, who will retire on July 22, 2022. Dr. Schmidt joined the Department of Medicine in 1990. She is a member of the Association of Chiefs in Internal Medicine, was an original member and subsequent...
Three Department of Medicine faculty were recently recognized at Translational Science, the annual meeting of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) held April 20-22, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois. William Busse, MD, emeritus professor, Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, received the ACTS Edward H. Ahrens, Jr. Distinguished Investigator...
In April 2022, the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI) celebrates 30 years of helping people quit tobacco use. Founded by Michael Fiore, MD, MPH, MBA, professor, General Internal Medicine – CTRI, and Timothy Baker, PhD, professor emeritus, General Internal Medicine – CTRI, UW-CTRI is nationally...
For decades, faculty and trainees thought that effective mentoring happened organically. But now, science and research have come to the field and are identifying the components that make mentoring effective. That is what Department of Medicine faculty learned in a new program that teaches the science of effective mentoring. The...
Four members from the Department of Medicine have been inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. As the only national honor medical society, its mission has been to recognize and enhance professionalism, academic excellence, service, and leadership within the profession of medicine. Election to Alpha Omega Alpha is an...
On February 4, 2022, educators and trainees logged on to the seventh annual Department of Medicine Education Day. The half-day event brings together faculty leaders, learners, and staff focused on undergraduate and graduate medical education. The day began with a Grand Rounds presentation from Margaret Lo, MD, professor, University of...
As a resident, Sarah Donohue, MD, fellow, Rheumatology, had many wonderful mentors to guide her career. However, when she wanted to understand more about what it meant to be a woman in medicine and how to navigate the unique challenges female-identifying physicians face, she realized most of her mentors were...
Amy Zelenski, PhD, assistant professor, General Internal Medicine, is known in the department for bringing her theater training—and specific skills like improvisation, storytelling, spontaneity and observation—to spark resident learning. Now, in her new role as the Department of Medicine’s inaugural director of education innovation and scholarship, Zelenski will use those...