The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison is committed to improving the health of Wisconsin and beyond through service, scholarship, science and social responsibility. We are developing new approaches for preventing, diagnosing and treating illness by uniting the principles and power of traditional medicine and public health. Learn more about our mission and vision

The future needs us now
We are Wisconsin Medicine, a philanthropic partnership between the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, UW Health, and donors like you, determined to make a difference.

We train tomorrow's health care leaders

The School of Medicine and Public Health seeks the very best students who will care for patients with compassion and empathy, work to improve the health and well-being of populations and fearlessly push the boundaries of scientific inquiry.

Paradigm-changing discoveries

From the development of SPF ratings to finding new ways to treat cancer, our researchers have established a legacy of translating laboratory discoveries into clinical treatments. Here are just a few of our paradigm-changing innovations.


Joshua Lederberg awarded the Nobel Prize for his work on bacteria reproduction and antibiotic resistance.


Howard Temin is named co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering reverse transcriptase, the enzyme that explains how retroviruses cause cancer and AIDS.


James Thomson and his research team become the first in the world to derive a human embryonic stem cell line.
Today's advances, tomorrow's cures
From the tiniest cells to Big Data, our investigators are making key discoveries that lead to better treatments. Elizabeth Burnside, MD, MPH, is using computer technology and a growing collection of clinical data to develop computer-based decision making tools for breast imaging to enhance breast cancer screening and diagnosis.
The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity, both as an end in itself, and as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities.

Latest news

New rankings show healthiest and least healthy counties in Wisconsin


Ozaukee County ranks the healthiest in Wisconsin and Menominee is the least healthy county in the state, according to new County Health Rankings & Roadmaps data from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

Wisconsin Partnership Program accepting applicants for Community Impact Grant Program


The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health has released its 2023 Community Impact Grant Program Request for Partnerships. The Community Impact Grant Program supports community partnership initiatives that...

Match Day 2023 brings excitement


Excitement, nerves and anticipation often accompany travel plans — so the student-selected theme of “Where to Next?” was the perfect complement to Match Day at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health on Friday, March 17, the day me...

New Osher Center for Integrative Health launches at UW–Madison


After more than a year of planning and development, the University of Wisconsin Integrative Health program officially opened the Osher Center for Integrative Health at University of Wisconsin‒Madison.

UW–Madison health professions schools partnership in continuing education earns reaccreditation with commendation


The University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP), which offers continuing education for practicing healthcare providers throughout their careers, earned special recognition during its recent reaccredita...

Lupus much more likely to cause cardiovascular problems in Black patients


A population-based study of the autoimmune disease lupus in Black patients shows that the risk of cardiovascular disease is strikingly high in young patients –19 times higher than in non-Blacks in the first 12 years after diagnosis – and may be pr...

UW study focuses on Alzheimer’s disease treatment and prevention in Black adults


As the first of a new generation of Alzheimer’s disease drugs hit the market, some researchers are troubled by the lack of clinical data available on the effectiveness of these drugs in Black people.

Wisconsin Partnership Program Recognized as Outstanding Community Partner by Marshfield Clinic Health System


The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health was recently recognized by Marshfield Clinic Health System as one its 2022 Outstanding Partners in Community Health. The awards were announced on...

Wisconsin Partnership Program announces New Investigator Grant recipients


The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is pleased to announce three new research grants totaling $450,000 through its New Investigator Program.

Wisconsin Partnership Program accepting applications for 2023 Collaborative Health Sciences Grant Program


The Wisconsin Partnership Program invites eligible faculty and staff to submit a preliminary application for a Collaborative Health Sciences Program grant. Through this grant program, the Wisconsin Partnership Program supports interdisci...

Embracing the Wisconsin Idea

Our school's engagement extends across the entire state. We are deeply committed to improving the health of the people of Wisconsin, and in doing so, creating innovative models for the rest of the country. Through our academic campuses, our faculty and students participate in statewide education and research, with an emphasis on underserved rural and urban populations.