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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...
Each year, the Department of Medicine honors employee accomplishments through its Academic and University Staff Outstanding Performance Awards program. In September, department faculty and staff were invited to nominate candidates for the 2019 awards. The four winners received a certificate of appreciation and attended a breakfast celebration on January 27...
Dawd Siraj, MD, MPH, professor (CHS), Infectious Disease, has been selected for the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA) 2020 Leadership Institute. The year-long leadership training program is designed exclusively for mid- or senior-career infectious diseases and HIV specialists. Participants will join a growing community of ascending leaders from diverse...
Dr. Lynn M. Schnapp, a pulmonologist and leading researcher on lung injury and repair, has been named the next chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Schnapp is currently a professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she...
On November 1, 2019, the Department of Medicine welcomed special guest Christine Sinsky, MD, FACP, vice president of professional satisfaction at the American Medical Association (AMA), to present Grand Rounds and hold follow-up discussions with department leaders and faculty. In her Grand Rounds presentation, "Creating a Manageable Cockpit for Clinicians...
Vital Signs is featuring introductions to many of the new faculty members and chief residents who joined us in 2019. Each has been invited to provide some background about their primary professional focus in clinical, research, and/or medical education, what drew them to UW-Madison, their hopes and dreams for their...
Cynthia Carlsson, MD, MS, professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, director of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute and clinical core leader of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (pictured above), was appointed to a four-year term on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and...
Photo (above): Department of Medicine faculty and staff received awards during a ceremony on October 2, 2019. Front row, left to right: Dr. Steven Ewer, Dr. Subarna Dhital, Dr. Weixiong Zhong, Dr. Sara Johnson, Dr. Brad Astor, Dr. Dudley Lamming, Dr. Betsy Trowbridge. Back row, left to right: Dr. Elizabeth...
Photo (above): Attendees of the 2019 Department of Medicine Leadership Retreat pause briefly for a group photo. Back row, L to R: Vincent Cryns, MD; Nizar Jarjour, MD; Bennett Vogelman, MD; Michael Lucey, MD; Jeremy Smith, MD; Mariah Quinn, MD, MPH; Ann Sheehy, MD, MS; Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD; Sharon...
Beginning in January 2019, Mariah Quinn, MD, MPH, assistant professor (CHS), General Internal Medicine, is taking on a newly created role: Director of Medicine Provider Well-being. The focus is a natural extension for Dr. Quinn, who has long been interested in how external and individual factors affect the physical, mental...