Emeritus Faculty Awards
The University of Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association Emeritus Faculty Award recognizes outstanding service to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. It is offered to an emeritus faculty member who has exhibited exceptional commitment to the school over a period of years.
2014 Emeritus Faculty Award Recipient - Basic Sciences
This award is given to a basic scientist who demonstrated long and effective service to the UW School of Medicine and Public Health in teaching and/or research or noteworthy administration, including program development.
Peter M. Lalley, PhD
Dr. Lalley joined the faculty of the Department of Physiology in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health in 1976. His academic career began as a trained pharmacist. He earned his PhD in pharmacology from the University of Sciences in Philadelphia and completed a central nervous system, electrophysiology and neuropharmacology postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Dr. Lalley’s research has focused on the control of breathing by the central nervous system. He has made significant scientific contributions that have altered the way respiratory problems are treated clinically. In addition to his vigorous research, Dr. Lalley has consistently contributed to UW-Madison, UW School of Medicine and Public Health and Department of Physiology’s teaching mission. For 23 years, he taught medical students in the first-year physiology course.
He has served on many UW School of Medicine and Public Health and Department of Physiology committees. Following his retirement in 2005, he has continued to serve as a member of the school’s Admissions Committee and the Animal Care and Use Committee. Dr. Lalley has received numerous research honors and awards and has served in many notable consultant and advisory positions.
2014 Emeritus Faculty Award Recipient - Clinical Sciences
This award is given to a clinical scientist who demonstrates long and effective service to the UW School of Medicine and Public Health in teaching and/or research or noteworthy administration, including program development.
Reginald C. Bruskewitz, MD ’73
Dr. Bruskewitz is an emeritus professor in the Department of Urology at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. He earned his medical degree from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and completed a urology residency at UW Hospital and Clinics. He went on to complete a urodynamics fellowship at UCLA before joining the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Urology Program as a faculty member in 1979.
He has published numerous book chapters and articles and is most noted for his work in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). His groundbreaking work earned him many invitations to present his findings nationally and internationally. He has also led numerous funded clinical research projects based on large randomized trials in treatments such as radiofrequency and microwave ablation, Botox injection, prostatic stents and drug therapy, including alpha blocker and reductase inhibitor management.
He served as study chair for minimally invasive BPH treatments for the National Institutes of Health for more than a decade, continues to advise investigators on BPH study design and serves on multiple independent Data Safety Monitoring Boards for U.S. Food and Drug Administration-directed BPH trials.
Dr. Bruskewitz has been a beloved teacher of residents and a mentor to faculty for more than three decades. He has been an advocate for clinical outreach in underserved Wisconsin communities, such as Mauston, where he established a successful urology practice. Globally, he has made almost annual surgical outreach trips, performing fistula repair surgery on women with urinary incontinence, a common complication of childbirth in underdeveloped countries.