Teaching the Next Generation

Two members of the Department of Medicine received UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Diversity Awards, which were presented at the 2019 SMPH Diversity Summit on January 24, 2019. Fabu Carter, MA , outreach specialist, Geriatrics and Gerontology and Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), received the 2019 SMPH...
As the 94th year in the history of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine, 2018 saw both changes and ongoing commitment to our long-standing legacy. This selection of images by Clint Thayer shows a behind-the-scenes glimpse into daily lives of department members dedicated to clinical care, research, and training...
Fellowship Match Day on November 28, 2018 was a momentous occasion: the date on which medical fellowship programs across the nation found out how their institutions fared in recruiting physicians who are pursuing advanced training in dozens of different internal medicine specialties and subspecialties. For fellowship programs in the Department...
Angela Byars-Winston, PhD , professor, General Internal Medicine, has been named as associate director of the UW Collaborative Center for Health Equity (UW CCHE). The center is focused on promoting health equity in Wisconsin and beyond via innovative research workforce development initiatives, collaborative translation research, and authentic and sustainable stakeholder...
Photo caption: Decked out in red and white, but not for the UW Badgers: the 1993 Stanford University women’s cross-country team included Dr. Ann Sheehy (back row, third from the right). Coach Vin Lananna (back row, second from left) was an influential mentor for Dr. Sheehy. As head of the...
The proportion of women graduating from medical school has increased from 6.9 percent in 1966 to 43.6 percent in 2016, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. But only 22 percent of full professors in clinical departments of medical schools are women, and women comprise 13 percent of permanent...
Photo (above): Inga Melvinsdottir, MD (left) and Lauren Banaszak, MD (right) were among residents from UW-Madison who presented at the 2018 Wisconsin ACP conference. Photo courtesy of Dr. Sean O'Neill. An annual tradition of excellence by UW Internal Medicine residents at the Wisconsin American College of Physicians (ACP) Scientific Meeting...
A study examining communication patterns and clinic encounters of patients living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) found that patients who used MyChart messaging, a web-based patient portal, also had significantly higher rates of office visits and phone encounters than non-MyChart users. Alexander Hristov, MD , internal medicine resident, described the...
Imagine a corporation with layers of complexity in its organization and structure: a highly specialized workforce, geographically dispersed workplaces, partnerships with several other entities and units, and finances that reflect this intricacy. Such corporations often have dedicated positions to provide detailed and targeted administrative oversight for finances and personnel. Thus,...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD , associate professor, Infectious Disease and vice-chair for research, Department of Medicine, has been selected for the 2018 Dean's Award for Excellence in Medical Student Research Mentorship. The award was presented during the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Medical Education Day...