Infectious Disease

Dennis Maki, MD , Ovid O. Meyer Professor of Medicine (emeritus), Infectious Disease, received the Wisconsin Alumni Association's highest honor, its Distinguished Alumni Award , on October 11, 2019. Maki has an international reputation as one of the fathers of modern-day hospital infection prevention. After earning his medical degree at...
Photo (above): Department of Medicine faculty and staff received awards during a ceremony on October 2, 2019. Front row, left to right: Dr. Steven Ewer, Dr. Subarna Dhital, Dr. Weixiong Zhong, Dr. Sara Johnson, Dr. Brad Astor, Dr. Dudley Lamming, Dr. Betsy Trowbridge. Back row, left to right: Dr. Elizabeth...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD (pictured above), professor, Infectious Disease, and vice chair for research in the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Medicine, is the winner of the Infectious Disease Society of America's (ISDA)’s 2019 Oswald Avery Award for Early Achievement . 
 This honor recognizes members or fellows of IDSA...
A clinical trial led by Christopher Crnich, MD, PhD , associate professor, Infectious Disease (pictured above, on right), and James Ford, PhD , assistant professor, Social and Administrative Sciences Division, University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy (pictured above, on left), will compare strategies for implementing a toolkit aimed at improving...
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...
Above, HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) board members, including James Sosman, MD (fifth from left), met with federal leaders to discuss the Trump administration’s “End the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America” initiative. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services) L to R: Director of the Office of...
Recently, leadership from UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health, in partnership from the medical advancement group at the UW Foundation, agreed to send a mailing to our patients in celebration of National Doctors' Day on March 30, 2019. National Doctors' Day is held every year on...
Every year, UW Health recognizes the physicians, advanced practice providers, and clinic teams who demonstrate the highest levels of patient experience excellence in an ambulatory setting as recognized by their patients through patient survey data. Outstanding frontline staff are also honored with patient experience awards, following a nomination and evaluation...
The William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital is a key clinical practice and training location for many Department of Medicine faculty members, residents, and fellows. The facility serves 130,000 Veterans living in 15 counties in south-central Wisconsin and in five counties in northwestern Illinois. In late 2018, the hospital was...
The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR), which is a clearinghouse of information about research funding to medical institutions from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), released their 2018 rankings of medical schools and departments. The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine has climbed to 15th in the nation...