Women in Medicine

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...
Research by Amy Kind, MD, PhD, associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, that shares measures of socioeconomic disadvantage at the neighborhood level is now influencing policy on fair allocation of medications to treat patients with COVID-19. The Neighborhood Atlas, developed by Dr. Kind’s team and launched in 2018, shares metrics from...
When Mariah Quinn, MD, MPH, assistant professor (CHS), General Internal Medicine, assumed the role of Director of Medicine Provider Well-being in 2019, burnout, engagement and work-life-balance were issues being examined at systems and work-environment levels. More recently, as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted healthcare services and the ways in which we...
Caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges. While patients continue to require care—both COVID- and non-COVID-related—the need to support social distancing and ensure patient safety is critical. In recent months, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine faculty have worked closely with UW Health and partners to develop...
With the onset of COVID-19, primary care systems across the country are rapidly changing clinical operations to limit in-person ambulatory visits for infection-control reasons. A new toolkit from the Health Innovation Program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison can help organizations and clinicians—particularly those not previously using telemedicine—to develop and implement...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, and vice chair for research, Department of Medicine, has been selected as the Association for Professionals in Infection Control's (APIC) 2020 Distinguished Scientist. The award recognizes prominent researchers and scholars who have made outstanding contributions to the science of infection prevention and control...
Ann Sheehy, MD, MS, associate professor and division head, Hospital Medicine (pictured above), was named a member of the Big Ten Conference's first-ever Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases. Initially formed on March 7, 2020 at the request of Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren, the 14-member task force consists of...
Kari Wisinski, MD, associate professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care (pictured), was appointed chair of The Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium's steering committee. Composed of one researcher from each member institution, this committee reviews activities of the consortium, decides matters of policy and determines the criteria for approving concepts...
A March 24, 2020, ruling by a federal judge has paved the way for Medicare patients who are initially admitted by a physician as hospital inpatients—but whose status is later changed to observation by their hospital—to appeal to Medicare for coverage as hospital inpatients, so that they may be eligible...
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine is honored to welcome new incoming Internal Medicine residents for the 2020-21 academic year. These residents, including four who will enter the Primary Care Track, will join us in June to further their medical career in residency programs that are dedicated to core...