General Internal Medicine

Recently, leadership from UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health, in partnership from the medical advancement group at the UW Foundation, agreed to send a mailing to our patients in celebration of National Doctor’s Day on March 30, 2019. National Doctors' Day is held every year on...
Photo (above): Attendees of the 2019 Department of Medicine Leadership Retreat pause briefly for a group photo. Back row, L to R: Vincent Cryns, MD; Nizar Jarjour, MD; Bennett Vogelman, MD; Michael Lucey, MD; Jeremy Smith, MD; Mariah Quinn, MD, MPH; Ann Sheehy, MD, MS; Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD; Sharon...
The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR), which is a clearinghouse of information about research funding to medical institutions from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), released their 2018 rankings of medical schools and departments. The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine has climbed to 15th in the nation...
Timothy Baker, PhD , emeritus professor, General Internal Medicine and research director, UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, and James Stein, MD , professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, have been awarded $1.8M over 4 years (R01 award) from the National Institutes of Health-National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for a proposal...
A new effort funded by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is enabling the creation of online training materials for behavioral health specialists to help people living with mental illness quit smoking. The project, led by Bruce Christiansen, PhD , senior scientist, General Internal Medicine and UW Center for Tobacco...
As the 94th year in the history of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine, 2018 saw both changes and ongoing commitment to our long-standing legacy. This selection of images by Clint Thayer shows a behind-the-scenes glimpse into daily lives of department members dedicated to clinical care, research, and training...
2018 was been a productive year for researchers in the Department of Medicine. How productive? Members published at least 452 peer-reviewed research and scholarly articles – more than one per day. And that’s almost certainly an underestimate. Some journals will still be populating article from 2018 in databases for the...
In August 2018, the Epic Systems Corporation annual users group meeting drew more than 7,500 attendees to the the company's headquarters in Verona, Wisconsin. Topics included a presentation about using Epic's electronic health record (EHR) system to prompt physicians to ask patients who use tobacco if they want to quit....
Beginning in January 2019, Mariah Quinn, MD, MPH , assistant professor (CHS), General Internal Medicine, is taking on a newly created role: Director of Medicine Provider Well-being. The focus is a natural extension for Dr. Quinn, who has long been interested in how external and individual factors affect the physical,...
Angela Byars-Winston, PhD , professor, General Internal Medicine, has been named as associate director of the UW Collaborative Center for Health Equity (UW CCHE). The center is focused on promoting health equity in Wisconsin and beyond via innovative research workforce development initiatives, collaborative translation research, and authentic and sustainable stakeholder...