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Over the last few decades, scientists have discovered that long-term calorie restriction provides a wealth of benefits in animals: lower weight, better blood sugar control, even longer lifespans. Researchers have largely assumed that reduced food intake drove these benefits by reprogramming metabolism. But a new study led by Dudley Lamming...
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...
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has been selected by the American Medical Association Foundation as the inaugural institution for the National LGBTQ+ Fellowship Program aimed at transforming the health equity landscape for the LGBTQ+ community. A total of $750,000 in funding from the foundation over...
In 2014, Dudley Lamming, PhD, associate professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, was reading a study out of Australia that looked at how mice responded to dozens of controlled diets when one thing caught his attention: The mice fed the least amount of protein were the healthiest. “That was really interesting...
Researchers at the Department of Medicine and UW Carbone Cancer Center are working to understand why some primary care clinics in rural locations have successfully attained high rates of colorectal cancer screenings, insight they hope will help raise the rates of colorectal cancer screenings across all rural clinics. This research...
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...
At the UW School of Medicine and Public Health Medical Education Day held on May 27, 2021, Jeannina Smith, MD, associate professor, Infectious Disease, received a Dean’s Teaching Award for her outstanding contributions to student education. During her time here she has devoted much of her energy towards the UWSMPH...
Michael Fiore, MD, MPH, MBA, professor, General Internal Medicine, and director, UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI), has been named the recipient of the 2021 University of Wisconsin-Madison Hilldale Award in the Biological Sciences. UW Chancellor Rebecca Blank presented the award to Fiore and three other Hilldale Award...
Andrea Schnell, MD, clinical assistant professor, General Internal Medicine, will be joining the education team as a new Associate Program Director, focusing on spearheading residency initiatives for diversity, equity and inclusion. Dr. Schnell graduated from the University of Wisconsin Internal Medicine Residency Program in 2014, as one of the top...
Empathetic support for people living with dementia and their caregivers, a passion for research, and advocacy for destigmatizing memory disorders are some of the many legacies of Daniel Kaufer, MD, who died suddenly in July 2020. Prior to his death, Dr. Kaufer donated a gift to the UW Initiative to...