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In recognition of her expertise as a physician, scholar and expertise in health equity, Ann Sheehy, MD, MS, associate professor and chief, Hospital Medicine, was named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellow by The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) for the class of 2021-2022. This fall, Sheehy...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, has been appointed as the first Dr. Dennis G. Maki Endowed Faculty Fellow. The philanthropic support for this fellowship comes from a number of gifts in honor of the many renowned contributions of Dennis Maki, MD, professor emeritus, Infectious Disease, to patient care...
Long-time faculty member, former Department of Medicine chair, and nationally recognized leader in asthma and allergy research William Busse, MD, professor, Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, will retire on July 2, 2021. A Badger through and through, Busse joined the department in 1974 after completing his undergraduate degree, medical...
A new center at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, led by Amy Kind, MD, PhD, associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, seeks to examine how a person’s environment and social conditions impact their health down to the molecular level. The new research effort, called the UW Center for...
Dawd Siraj, MD, MPH&TM, professor, Infectious Disease, has been named the Department of Medicine’s Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). In this role, Dr. Siraj will work to create a workplace that enables an inclusive and diverse environment and foster a culture where all faculty, trainees and staff...
Lynn Schnapp, MD, ATSF, George R. and Elaine Love professor and chair of the Department of Medicine, began her term as president of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) on May 18, 2021, at the Society's annual conference. Dr. Schnapp’s presidency is the culmination of four years of service on the...
Alan Bridges, MD, professor, Rheumatology, received the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP), his Alma Mater. This award honors graduates of UICOMP who have attained outstanding success and distinction in their chosen medical field and whose accomplishments bring honor to their Alma...
The intersection of disciplines can be an innovative place for research. The opportunity to work with scientists across departments led Andrew Hryckowian, PhD, assistant professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, to UW-Madison. In May 2020, Dr. Hryckowian joined the Department of Medicine and the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, where his...
The Clinical Hematopoietic Cell Processing Laboratory, led by Peiman Hematti, MD, professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, received certification from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) to do “more than minimal cell manipulation.” As the only lab on campus with this accreditation, the lab will now...
On April 17, 2021, Ryan Westergaard, MD, PhD, MPH, associate professor, Infectious Disease, received the Presidential Citation for 2021-2022 from the Wisconsin Medical Society for his significant contributions to medicine and public health. Dr. Westergaard, who also serves as Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist for Communicable Diseases for the...