Geriatrics

Two members of the Department of Medicine received UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Diversity Awards, which were presented at the 2019 SMPH Diversity Summit on January 24, 2019. Fabu Carter, MA , outreach specialist, Geriatrics and Gerontology and Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), received the 2019 SMPH...
The Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) has been awarded a five-year, $19 million renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health to enable in-depth study of molecular hallmarks of the disease in the brain and spinal fluid. The additional funding will expand capacity for in-depth tests for biomarkers that...
Barbara Bendlin, PhD (pictured above), associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, Bradley Christian, PhD , professor, Department of Medical Physics, and Sterling Johnson, PhD , professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, have been awarded $3.7M over 5 years (R01 award) from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Aging for a proposal entitled,...
Sanjay Asthana, MD (pictured above), professor and head, Geriatrics and Gerontology and associate dean for Geriatrics, has been appointed as principal investigator of proposal entitled, "Wisconsin Longitudinal Study - Initial Lifetime's Impact on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (WLS-ILIAD Study)" which is receiving $13.5M over 5 years (R01 award) from...
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...
An article in Business Insider profiled research investigations on connection between metabolic rate and longevity, including research led by Rozalyn Anderson, PhD , associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology. Dr. Anderson's team has published a series of studies on caloric restriction in rhesus monkeys, finding that limiting daily caloric intake by...
Nicole Rogus-Pulia, PhD , assistant professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, has been awarded nearly $840,000 over 5 years from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Aging (K23 award) for a proposal entitled, "Novel Therapeutic Interventions for Patients with Alzheimer's Disease and Comorbid Dysphagia." The funding will support Dr. Rogus-Pulia's career...
The extreme lifespans of two animals are helping scientists understand some of the molecular processes that control aging. Unlike most short-lived rodents, the naked mole rat lives up to 31 years; with a lifespan of nearly 200 years, tortoises are among the longest-living creatures on earth, and some turtle species'...
Fellowship Match Day on November 28, 2018 was a momentous occasion: the date on which medical fellowship programs across the nation found out how their institutions fared in recruiting physicians who are pursuing advanced training in dozens of different internal medicine specialties and subspecialties. For fellowship programs in the Department...