Geriatrics

The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) hosted eight area high school sophomores and juniors for a half-day Alzheimer’s disease research experience on November 21, 2019, at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The students are part of the inaugural class of fellows and honorable mentions...
An older man living independently at home falls and fractures his hip. He’s brought to the hospital, and despite his injury, his medical records seem to indicate general good health. But an attending physician senses that something is off. The physician calls the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) service and...
Two sets of investigators are the first recipients of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine's inaugural Cultivating Multidisciplinary Science Award. These $100,000 awards support investigator groups interested in developing multidisciplinary program project or center proposals, enabling them to collect preliminary data, develop the team and foster collaboration among PIs...
Vital Signs is featuring introductions to many of the new faculty members and chief residents who joined us in 2019. Each has been invited to provide some background about their primary professional focus in clinical, research, and/or medical education, what drew them to UW-Madison, their hopes and dreams for their...
Cynthia Carlsson, MD, MS , professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, director of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute and clinical core leader of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (pictured above), was appointed to a four-year term on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care,...
Photo (above): Department of Medicine faculty and staff received awards during a ceremony on October 2, 2019. Front row, left to right: Dr. Steven Ewer, Dr. Subarna Dhital, Dr. Weixiong Zhong, Dr. Sara Johnson, Dr. Brad Astor, Dr. Dudley Lamming, Dr. Betsy Trowbridge. Back row, left to right: Dr. Elizabeth...
This summer, 19 University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine faculty members from seven divisions mentored 25 UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) students in the Shapiro Summer Research Program . In the program, students collaborate with faculty mentors for an eight- to 10-week, hypothesis-driven project. Topics span a...
Department of Medicine research faculty and staff will lead seven new research projects recently funded by the 2019 UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Pilot Awards program . The program encourages early-stage investigators to pursue preliminary data for larger studies, supports innovative directions in clinical and translational research, and...
For the first time in the history of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" rankings, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics are listed on the Honor Roll as one of the 20 most highly ranked hospitals in the nation. That designation, which includes both University Hospital and UW Health...
Conversations buzzed throughout the second-annual Diversity Summit hosted by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) in January 2019. More than 600 attendees filled the largest hall in the Health Sciences Learning Center and prompted the need for an overflow room. Welcoming the guests, Brian E....