Teaching the Next Generation

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...
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...