Teaching the Next Generation

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...
Conversations buzzed throughout the second-annual Diversity Summit hosted by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) in January 2019. More than 600 attendees filled the largest hall in the Health Sciences Learning Center and prompted the need for an overflow room. Welcoming the guests, Brian E....
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine is honored to welcome new incoming Internal Medicine residents for the 2019-20 academic year. These residents, including four who will enter the Primary Care Track , will join us in June to further their medical career in residency programs that are dedicated to...
Dawd Siraj, MD, MPH&TM , professor (CHS) in the Department of Medicine (Division of Infectious Disease), has been named to the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity (DI&E) Task Force of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). The goal of the task force is to develop guiding principles for the Society...
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...