Research News

Research by Amy Kind, MD, PhD, associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, that shares measures of socioeconomic disadvantage at the neighborhood level is now influencing policy on fair allocation of medications to treat patients with COVID-19. The Neighborhood Atlas, developed by Dr. Kind’s team and launched in 2018, shares metrics from...
Dudley Lamming, PhD, assistant professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, is the principal investigator on a new project that aims to accelerate diabetes and metabolism research at UW–Madison. With support from the UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative, Dr. Lamming and collaborators will establish two new innovative research core facilities that will provide...
Four University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine faculty received research grants from the Wisconsin Partnership Program's COVID-19 Response Grant Program, established to help the university and community organizations across Wisconsin address the immediate health challenges of COVID-19. The research grants, up to $150,000, support scientific, medical and public health approaches...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, and vice chair for research, Department of Medicine, has been selected as the Association for Professionals in Infection Control's (APIC) 2020 Distinguished Scientist. The award recognizes prominent researchers and scholars who have made outstanding contributions to the science of infection prevention and control...
Kari Wisinski, MD, associate professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care (pictured), was appointed chair of The Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium's steering committee. Composed of one researcher from each member institution, this committee reviews activities of the consortium, decides matters of policy and determines the criteria for approving concepts...
Neighborhood disadvantage is the leading predictor of poor retention of care among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), according to a study recently published in Arthritis Research & Therapy. Authors from the UW-Madison Department of Medicine (pictured below, left to right), were Christie Bartels, MD, MS, associate professor, Rheumatology; Shivani...
The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine is honored to welcome Lynn M. Schnapp, MD, ATSF, pictured above, as the George R. and Elaine Love Professor and its ninth chair. Dr. Schnapp joined the department on March 1, 2020, after serving as a professor and chief of the Division of...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, and vice chair for research, Department of Medicine, was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Fellows in this honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their...
Lindsay Taylor, MD, fellow, Infectious Disease (pictured), was chosen as a 2020 recipient of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Pearl M. Stetler Fund Research Award. The prestigious award, which is intended for women who are senior fellows or fellows transitioning to faculty at the instructor level, provides 75-percent effort funding for...
Noelle LoConte, MD, associate professor, Hematology, Oncology and Pallative Care, and colleague Randall Kimple, MD, PhD, associate professor, Department of Human Oncology, both pictured, are among 18 specialty editors of Clinical Care Advances 2020: Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer From the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The report...