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“I completed the Health Equity Leadership Scholars program. I also have an ICTR grant to study the impact of incarceration on cancer outcomes in Wisconsin, present lectures around the health care of immigrants and refugees in Wisconsin and sit on the Graduate Medical Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee.” —Farah...
Vital Signs is featuring introductions to many of the new faculty members and chief residents who joined us in the 2019-2020 academic year. 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...
Please join us in honoring the University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine’s many accomplished women for Women in Medicine Month. Each year, the American Medical Association honors physicians who have offered their time, wisdom and support to advance women with careers in medicine. This year’s theme is “Advancing Equity, Creating...
“There have been many times where I've felt othered or have felt self-conscious when I may be the only person that looks or acts differently in the room. I've worked hard to ensure that new generations of scientists that come work for us never feel that way.” —Wajiha Akhtar, MPH...
“As a Latina in medicine, I experienced first-hand the unique challenges faced by underrepresented groups in medicine, from discrimination to lack of mentorship and role models." “I believe the power of the health care system can and should be used to reduce the impacts of structural racism in America.” “After...
After 42 years in the University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine, including 32 as director of the internal medicine residency program, Bennett Vogelman, MD, professor, Infectious Disease, and vice chair for education, will retire on August 31, 2020. Dr. Vogelman joined the department in 1978 as an intern, and completed...
The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine is proud to honor Yoram Shenker, MD, professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, who is retiring on September 11, 2020, after 34 years of service. Dr. Shenker joined the department in 1986 as a visiting assistant professor. He served as the Endocrinology Fellowship Program...
Congratulations to the 27 Department of Medicine faculty who were approved for promotion this year. Their new ranks went into effect on July 1, 2020. Clinical Track Associate Professor Peter Gill, MD, Hospital Medicine Joseph Holt, MD, Hospital Medicine Kraig Kumfer, MD, PhD, Hospital Medicine Muhammad Shahzeb Munir, MD, Hospital...
Despite large increases in the number of female physicians over the past four decades, there has been no progress in gender integration of the medical specialties over this time. While there are more women in medicine overall, medical trainees continue to distribute into specialties in ways that reinforce pre-existing gender...
The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine is proud to honor Kevin McKown, MD, professor (CHS) and division head, Rheumatology, who is retiring on July 1, 2020, after 20 years of service. UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank has approved conferral of emeritus status on Dr. McKown. Dr. McKown joined the department...