Infectious Disease

Congratulations to the 27 Department of Medicine faculty who were approved for promotion this year. Their new ranks went into effect on July 1, 2020. Clinical Track Associate Professor Peter Gill, MD, Hospital Medicine Joseph Holt, MD, Hospital Medicine Kraig Kumfer, MD, PhD, Hospital Medicine Muhammad Shahzeb Munir, MD, Hospital...
As the COVID-19 outbreak morphed into a pandemic and fear, misinformation, and stigmatization follow closely in its wake, it can be difficult to remember a time 40 years ago when the AIDS epidemic began and those same forces traumatized a community already reeling from the tragic deaths of so many...
Christopher Crnich, MD, PhD, associate professor, Infectious Disease (pictured at right), and collaborators have received a UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) 2020 COVID-19 Response Grant Award. This award was one of three new awards extending the 22 awards previously announced by the Wisconsin Partnership Program to address...
Caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges. While patients continue to require care—both COVID- and non-COVID-related—the need to support social distancing and ensure patient safety is critical. In recent months, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine faculty have worked closely with UW Health and partners to develop...
Four University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine faculty received research grants from the Wisconsin Partnership Program's COVID-19 Response Grant Program, established to help the university and community organizations across Wisconsin address the immediate health challenges of COVID-19. The research grants, up to $150,000, support scientific, medical and public health approaches...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, and vice chair for research, Department of Medicine, has been selected as the Association for Professionals in Infection Control's (APIC) 2020 Distinguished Scientist. The award recognizes prominent researchers and scholars who have made outstanding contributions to the science of infection prevention and control...
Recently, the medical advancement group at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association sent a mailing to patients in celebration of National Doctors' Day on March 30, 2020. It offered patients the opportunity to honor their physician through a philanthropic gift or a thank-you message. Gifts received will be used to...
Recently, UW Health offered an opportunity for people to submit notes of gratitude to their physician in celebration of National Doctors' Day on March 30, 2020. One hundred thirty-five Department of Medicine physicians across all divisions received messages. We’re proud to share excerpts of some of them here. Allergy, Pulmonary...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, and vice chair for research, Department of Medicine, was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Fellows in this honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their...
Lindsay Taylor, MD, fellow, Infectious Disease (pictured), was chosen as a 2020 recipient of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Pearl M. Stetler Fund Research Award. The prestigious award, which is intended for women who are senior fellows or fellows transitioning to faculty at the instructor level, provides 75-percent effort funding for...