Philanthropy

At the Department of Medicine, we conduct research that will advance the medical field. But it takes a lot to make that happen, and it can start with gifts from people who are passionate about finding better ways to treat and ultimately cure disease. Philanthropic gifts contribute to different types...
Jeff and Lynn Bakiares’ remarkable relationship with Didier Mandelbrot, MD, professor, Nephrology—and their overwhelmingly positive experiences with the UW Health kidney transplant program overall—has resulted in the creation of a new endowed professorship. Thanks to a generous gift from Jeff and Lynn Bakiares through the Virginia Lee Cook Foundation, and...
For nearly a century, members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Medicine have worked together to heal patients, discover ways to advance care, and train the next generation of doctors dedicated to internal medicine and its related specialties. Founded in 1924, the department emerged as a university unit as...
Recently, the medical advancement group at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association sent a mailing to patients in celebration of National Doctors' Day on March 30, 2020. It offered patients the opportunity to honor their physician through a philanthropic gift or a thank-you message. Gifts received will be used to...
Fond memories of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, coupled with a strong desire to support rheumatology research and education, have inspired Dr. William and Mrs. Betty Yount, pictured at right, to establish a planned gift in the Division of Rheumatology in the UW–Madison Department of Medicine. A nationally acclaimed immunologist and...
On November 7, 2019, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine held an investiture ceremony to honor Loren Denlinger, MD, PhD, the recipient of the inaugural William W. and Judith H. Busse Endowed Professorship in Allergy and Asthma Research. The endowed professorship, which provides annual support to the holder for...
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...
Every research discovery starts somewhere. In the world of biomedical research, pilot projects are an essential first step in advancing new knowledge. They give investigators an opportunity to gather preliminary data and explore creative ideas that may lead to more robust grant support—and ultimately, outcomes that improve human health. In...
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...
Recently, leadership from UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health, in partnership from the medical advancement group at the UW Foundation, agreed to send a mailing to our patients in celebration of National Doctors' Day on March 30, 2019. National Doctors' Day is held every year on...