Geriatrics

Shenikqua Bouges, MD, assistant professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, and Christine Sharkey, MD, clinical assistant professor, Rheumatology, were accepted into the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Centennial Scholars/Centennial Clinicians Program.  The competitive program develops faculty whose diversity enhances the quality of education, clinical care and research...
Vital Signs is featuring introductions to many of the new faculty members and chief residents who joined us over the past year. 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...
As a trainee in a nursing home, Ann Braus, MD, clinical assistant professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, noticed variation in how patients were cared for and the quality of operations throughout different facilities and wondered why that was. Now, her recent training to become a Certified Medical Director (CMD) will allow...
The National Institutes of Health recently announced that the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI), co-directed by Molly Carnes, MD, MS, professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, and Amy Wendt, PhD, associate vice chancellor for research in the physical sciences, and professor of electrical and computer engineering...
Last week, Alzheimer’s disease researchers gathered at the Alzheimer’s Associations International Conference, the largest and more prestigious conference for Alzheimer’s disease. Over 80 researchers from UW-Madison presented their work, including many from the Department of Medicine. “We will collaborate with other scientists and come back to launch new projects with...
UW Health's hospitals and providers have earned a reputation for innovation and remarkable patient care that is recognized in the state and throughout the world. For the tenth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" ranked University of Wisconsin Hospitals, which includes University Hospital and UW...
A new center at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, led by Amy Kind, MD, PhD, associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, seeks to examine how a person’s environment and social conditions impact their health down to the molecular level. The new research effort, called the UW Center for...
Cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative diseases have seemingly little in common. But researchers like Rozalyn Anderson, PhD, associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, and Dudley Lamming, PhD, associate professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, look at these diseases through one common lens, aging - the biggest risk factor across all of...
Luigi Puglielli, MD, PhD, professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, and his lab published a study in Communications Biology on the roles of two enzymes that are imperative to protein production, which could lead to potential treatments for age-related diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease. Using mouse models, the team found that targeting the...
In a new article published in Neurology, Department of Medicine researchers found a correlation between living in disadvantaged neighborhoods and changes in brain structure and function that are characteristic of Alzheimer’s diseases and related dementias. Researchers used the Area Deprivation Index, developed by Amy Kind, MD, PhD, associate professor, Geriatrics...