Teaching the Next Generation

Lisa Jones, MD, MPH, MMCI , assistant professor (CHS), Gastroenterology and Hepatology, pictured above, was accepted into the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Centennial Scholars Program. The competitive program develops faculty whose diversity enhances the quality of education and research at the SMPH, and who...
The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) hosted eight area high school sophomores and juniors for a half-day Alzheimer’s disease research experience on November 21, 2019, at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The students are part of the inaugural class of fellows and honorable mentions...
A report recently released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) recommends that U.S. colleges and universities take a more intentional, inclusive, and evidence-based approach to mentoring students in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) – a shift that could engage and help retain a broader...
This is the time of the year when the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Medicine buzzes with the energy of visits from hundreds of candidates applying for our residency and fellowship programs. From September through January, the best and brightest applicants visit our offices in their finest professional attire for...
Throughout medicine, but especially in primary care, physicians recognize that social and community factors are often the strongest influencers of health. And often, underserved populations—those who experience cultural, linguistic, economic or physical barriers to care—need additional resources beyond the clinic walls to live healthy lives. At the University of Wisconsin...
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...
Jeremy Kratz, MD , fellow, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, pictured here, is one of nine subspecialty fellows in the U.S. to receive a grant in the inaugural year of the Doris Duke Physician Scientist Fellowship, a program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). The grant will support...
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...
In keeping with an annual tradition of excellence, University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine faculty and residents—and two UW School of Medicine and Public Health students—received awards and presented lectures and posters at the American College of Physicians (ACP) Wisconsin Chapter 2019 Scientific Meeting, held in Wisconsin Dells on September...
Sarah Ahrens, MD, clinical associate professor, Hospital Medicine, was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health's white coat ceremony, held August 23, 2019. UW SMPH medical students elected Dr. Ahrens into the...