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Shannon C. Kenney, MD, the Wattawa Bascom Professor in Cancer Research and professor of medicine (Infectious Disease) and oncology, received the prestigious Henle Award from the Board of the International Association for Research on Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and Associated Diseases. This award recognizes internationally renowned scientists that have made major...
Three Department of Medicine faculty were recently recognized at Translational Science, the annual meeting of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) held April 20-22, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois. William Busse, MD, emeritus professor, Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, received the ACTS Edward H. Ahrens, Jr. Distinguished Investigator...
After a truly remarkable career, the Department of Medicine is proud to honor Molly Carnes, MD, MS, professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, who will retire on April 30, 2022. Throughout her time with the department, Dr. Carnes has been a champion for women in medicine, science, and engineering. From being the...
In April 2022, the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI) celebrates 30 years of helping people quit tobacco use. Founded by Michael Fiore, MD, MPH, MBA, professor, General Internal Medicine – CTRI, and Timothy Baker, PhD, professor emeritus, General Internal Medicine – CTRI, UW-CTRI is nationally...
For decades, faculty and trainees thought that effective mentoring happened organically. But now, science and research have come to the field and are identifying the components that make mentoring effective. That is what Department of Medicine faculty learned in a new program that teaches the science of effective mentoring. The...
After a year as interim chief, Kari Wisinski, MD, professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, has officially become the chief of the division. In the past year, she has done a remarkable job leading through a time of change and has been a strong advocate for her division. Her...
Four members from the Department of Medicine have been inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. As the only national honor medical society, its mission has been to recognize and enhance professionalism, academic excellence, service, and leadership within the profession of medicine. Election to Alpha Omega Alpha is an...
On February 4, 2022, educators and trainees logged on to the seventh annual Department of Medicine Education Day. The half-day event brings together faculty leaders, learners, and staff focused on undergraduate and graduate medical education. The day began with a Grand Rounds presentation from Margaret Lo, MD, professor, University of...
A Connecticut federal appeals court has upheld a March 2020 ruling that gives patients the right to appeal to Medicare for nursing home coverage if they were admitted to a hospital as an inpatient but were switched to observation care, an outpatient service. The original ruling came after the Center...
For Sarah Panzer, MD, assistant professor, Nephrology, the generosity of transplant recipients was the key stepping stone in receiving two national grants for her research that seeks a novel therapeutic for chronic kidney transplant rejection. Dr. Panzer was wrapping up a study when she was selected to receive the Hope...