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Quarterly is the magazine for alumni, friends, faculty and students of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Quarterly is published four times a year by the Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association and UW School of Medicine and Public Health and includes news, alumni profiles, student-life stories, class notes and more.


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Ethiopia partnership

A World of Difference


For Girma Tefera, MD, the desire to improve health care quality in his native Ethiopia emerged, in part, from the pages of a book given to him by a patient, during conversations with professional mentors and friends and, ultimately, from within his conscience - which had been shaped by his experiences growing up in Ethiopia and later as a renowned vascular surgeon.


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Nikki Burish

From Hockey Champ to Doctor


When she broke her leg, Nikki Burish was in her first undergraduate year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was studying economics and competing for the Badger Women’s Hockey Team. During her hospitalization to repair the bone, she started to picture herself as a physician. That picture is about to become reality, as Burish is set earn her medical degree in May and move on to residency.


Read more | Student and postgraduate life

UW Health breast care

The Best Care for Breast Cancer Patients


When Christina Klawitter inherited her grandmother's BRCA gene mutation, a risk factor for breast cancer, she turned to the UW Health Breast Center, part of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC). At the center, Klawitter began a journey guided by experts who dedicate their lives to understanding the mechanisms of cancer..


Read more | Faculty Corner

Patrick Remington and Jonathan Jaffery 

A Population Health Perspective


Jonathan Jaffery, MD, and Patrick Remington, MD ’81, MPH, often find themselves translating the nuances of health care reform. With expertise spanning medical practice and health policy, they can take a big-picture approach that includes public health and population health.


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Class Notes

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