Global Health

Two University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine faculty members— Dawd Siraj, MD, MPH , professor (CHS), Infectious Disease, and Daniel Shirley, MD, MS , assistant professor (CHS), Infectious Disease (pictured above)—traveled to Ethiopia this summer to advise public-health leaders on ways to improve preparedness for a potential Ebola outbreak. Although...
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...
A publication for nursing professionals described research on hormone replacement therapy and risk of cognitive decline. The study, which was led by Carey Gleason, PhD , associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, found no evidence for negative effect on cognition in women who had initiated hormone therapy between the ages of...
UW Carbone Cancer Center is one of 27 institutional members of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). One of NCCN's roles is to assemble committees of physicians in order to pour over the medical literature and set guidelines for the evaluation and treatment of most types of cancer. In order...
IDWeek is the joint scientific conference of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS). The 2018 meeting occurred in San Francisco, California on October 3-7, 2018. Members of the Division...
Three University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members recently returned from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where they served as faculty for the “Current Issues in Medicine and Surgery: Update 2018” course on July 3-4, 2018. The annual ACCME-accredited course is organized through a partnership between the American College of Surgeons, the Ethiopian Society...
A feature story in the New York Times focused on 'opiophobia' in developing nations. The term was used in a major study by the Lancet Commission on Global Access to Palliative Care and Pain Relief to describe the lack of access to painkillers faced by patients in developing nations with...
Dawd Siraj, MD, MPH&TM , professor (CHS), Infectious Disease, has been selected to join the Global Health Committee of the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA). The mission of the committee is to promote evidence-based, robust US-led policy responses to global infectious disease threats, including HIV, tuberculosis, antimicrobial resistance, emerging...
Dawd Siraj, MD, MPH&TM , professor (CHS), Infectious Disease, has been selected by the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) for the Centennial Scholars Program. The goal of the competitive program is to develop faculty whose diversity enhances the quality of education and research at the SMPH, and...
Dawd Siraj, MD, MPH&TM (pictured at top right), professor (CHS), Infectious Disease and Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD (pictured at lower right), professor, Infectious Disease were awarded $5,000 over one year from the 2017 African Studies International Collaborator Award program. The funds enable the travel of Daniel Yilma, MD and Alemseged...