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Service Through Research

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health's research transformation has been successful in building our translational research program, as evidenced by the exceptional success in obtaining extramural grant funding and several key faculty recruitments.


Community-based research is an area of our emphasis. Whenever possible, community-based public health studies will be linked to basic and clinical science. Training opportunities in public health research, with an emphasis on the interface with clinical and basic sciences, will be developed.


The Survey of the Health of Wisconsin measures information on critical health conditions.The school’s research priorities are increasingly supported through cross-departmental centers, such as the Institute of Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR).


Over the past five years, ICTR has emerged as the vehicle to change the culture of biomedical and health sciences research at UW-Madison by facilitating performance of clinical and translational research, training increasing numbers of investigators in this newfound discipline and focusing on the transfer of research findings into the Wisconsin communities to improve health.


The Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) is the first statewide research survey of its kind to measure information on critical health conditions in Wisconsin. SHOW, under the direction of F. Javier Nieto, MD, MPH, PhD, has received $12.5 million from the Wisconsin Partnership Program to reach its goal of recruiting 800 to 1,000 participants annually.


The Survey of the Health of Wisconsin provides unique opportunities for accelerating new initiatives and conducting effective transformational research and rigorous methods for evaluating the translation of evidence-based practices and policies in communities across the state.


The Health Innovation Program (HIP) was founded in 2006 by the Wisconsin Partnership Program. The Health Innovation Program facilitates clinical health services research that:

  • Translates best evidence into best practice in our community
  • Integrates research with improvement initiatives to achieve data-driven, evidence-based change in healthcare
  • Creates educational and outreach activities to build leadership and enhance innovation in healthcare delivery in partnership with our community

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Service Through Research

Last updated: 05/07/2014
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