Women in Medicine

“Everything is about trying to enroll patients and making it as convenient for them as possible.” For Kendra Haight, BSN, RN, associate clinical nurse specialist, Infectious Disease, that one sentence describes her role in a nutshell. Haight coordinates several clinical trials led by Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease...
Shobhina G. Chheda, MD, MPH, FACP, professor (CHS), General Internal Medicine, and associate dean for medical education at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, was one of four faculty members from across the nation invited by the American College of Physicians (ACP) to lead a three-day...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, and vice chair for research, Department of Medicine, was named a 2020 winner of the Wisconsin Academy Fellows Award. Established by the Academy in 1982, the award recognizes educators, researchers, mentors, artists, and civic or business leaders from across Wisconsin who have made...
Living in disadvantaged neighborhoods may impact the brain, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The study “Neighborhood disadvantage is associated with cerebral and hippocampal volume,” was published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology. The study was led by...
Amanda Parkes, MD, assistant professor (CHS), Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care (pictured), was selected for the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Education Scholars Program (ASCO-ESP). Her application was chosen from more than 50 for the 12-member class of 2020-2021. ASCO-ESP is designed to find and develop the next generation...
Lisa Jones, MD, MPH, MMCI, assistant professor (CHS), Gastroenterology and Hepatology, pictured above, was accepted into the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Centennial Scholars Program. The competitive program develops faculty whose diversity enhances the quality of education and research at the SMPH, and who may...
Ebba Hjertstedt, MD, MS Clinical Assistant Professor Division of Hospital Medicine Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI (Internal Medicine and Pediatrics) Graduate School: Master's in Global Health, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden Joined the Department...
Caitlin Peirce, MD Trowbridge Endowed Primary Care Chief Resident Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Joined the Department of Medicine as a chief resident: July 2019 What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission...
Priyanka Pophali, MD Assistant Professor (CHS) Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care Medical School: Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur, India Residency: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (Internal Medicine) Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (Hematology/Oncology; Advanced Hematology Fellowship in Lymphoma) Joined the Department of Medicine as a faculty member...
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...