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On April 5, 2021, the UW School of Medicine and Public Health held the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) banquet for the 2021 student, resident and faculty inductees. This year, three faculty members and one resident from the Department of Medicine were inducted. Peter Newcomer, MD, clinical professor, General Internal Medicine...
Molly Carnes, MD, MS, professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology (pictured on left), and Dorothy Farrar-Edwards, PhD, professor, Department of Kinesiology, with an affiliate appointment in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, and director of the Collaborative Center for Health Equity (pictured on right), received prestigious awards from the Association for Clinical...
Michael Fiore, MD, MPH, MBA, professor, General Internal Medicine, and director, UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI), has been named the recipient of the 2021 University of Wisconsin-Madison Hilldale Award in the Biological Sciences. UW Chancellor Rebecca Blank presented the award to Fiore and three other Hilldale Award...
Mark Burkard, MD, PhD, professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, and Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, were inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), an honor society for physician-scientists, on April 8, 2021. They were among 80 new members chosen from 245 nominees. The ASCI...
Andrea Schnell, MD, clinical assistant professor, General Internal Medicine, will be joining the education team as a new Associate Program Director, focusing on spearheading residency initiatives for diversity, equity and inclusion. Dr. Schnell graduated from the University of Wisconsin Internal Medicine Residency Program in 2014, as one of the top...
Empathetic support for people living with dementia and their caregivers, a passion for research, and advocacy for destigmatizing memory disorders are some of the many legacies of Daniel Kaufer, MD, who died suddenly in July 2020. Prior to his death, Dr. Kaufer donated a gift to the UW Initiative to...
Siobhan Byrne, MD, clinical assistant professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, was selected as the department’s Director of Wellbeing. She will work with department and institutional leadership to create a workplace that enables faculty to sustainably and joyfully provide extraordinary service in patient care, research, teaching, and administration. Dr. Byrne, whose specialty...
Deepak Gopal, MD, professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, was named the Vice Chair for Quality and Safety. In this role, Dr. Gopal will be responsible for leading clinical quality improvement initiatives and ensuring safety foundational competencies in the department. His leadership will guide performance measurement, translation of data to information in...
James Stein, MD, the Robert Turell Professor of Cardiovascular Research, was named Vice Chair for Faculty Development, a new position in the Department of Medicine. In this role, Dr. Stein will oversee and optimize the faculty promotions and appointments processes and faculty mentoring programs. He also will develop, implement, and...
On February 5, 2021, educators and trainees logged on to the sixth annual, and first-ever virtual Department of Medicine Education Day. The half-day event brings together faculty leaders, learners, and staff focused on graduate medical education. This year’s virtual format brought a record number of attendees with nearly 70 participants...