Infectious Disease

Shannon C. Kenney, MD, the Wattawa Bascom Professor in Cancer Research and professor of medicine (Infectious Disease) and oncology, received the prestigious Henle Award from the Board of the International Association for Research on Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and Associated Diseases. This award recognizes internationally renowned scientists that have made major...
A recent study led by Meghan Brennan, MD, MS, assistant professor, Infectious Disease, found that rural patients who identify as Black are at increased risk of death or leg amputation due to diabetic foot ulcers. The study was published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network. Researchers...
David Andes, MD, professor, Infectious Disease, and Tim Bugni, PhD, School of Pharmacy, has been awarded $3.8M over 5 years from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for a proposal, “Symbiotic-based discovery of turbinmicin, a safe and selective antifungal against resistant fungi.” Previous work discovered...
Four members from the Department of Medicine have been inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. As the only national honor medical society, its mission has been to recognize and enhance professionalism, academic excellence, service, and leadership within the profession of medicine. Election to Alpha Omega Alpha is an...
On February 4, 2022, educators and trainees logged on to the seventh annual Department of Medicine Education Day. The half-day event brings together faculty leaders, learners, and staff focused on undergraduate and graduate medical education. The day began with a Grand Rounds presentation from Margaret Lo, MD, professor, University of...
Thanks to leadership from Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, and colleagues, the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital will join a national network of VA medical centers dedicated to strengthening clinical research at those centers. The Network of Dedicated Enrollment Sites (NODES) currently consists of 10 VA medical...
In a new study designed to better understand and combat biofilm, a sticky, armor-like goo, that encases clusters of disease-causing organisms, David Andes, MD, professor, Infectious Disease, and his collaborators identified some of the key proteins in biofilms of the fungus Candida albicans that control both how they resist antifungal...
Swapnil Lanjewar, MD Clinical Assistant Professor Infectious Disease What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? I enjoy taking care of the sick and helping them heal. Patient care and clinical medicine are thus my primary focus and my...
Vital Signs is featuring introductions to many of the new faculty members and chief residents who joined us over the past year. Each has been invited to provide some background about their primary professional focus in clinical, research, and/or medical education, what drew them to UW-Madison, their hopes and dreams...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, has been named the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s inaugural associate dean for clinical trials and the research director of the new Wisconsin Medicine Institute for Clinical Trials, a joint venture between the school and UW Health. As associate...