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

Updates on COVID-19
The School of Medicine and Public Health is working closely with campus and clinical partners to provide its faculty, staff, learners, and community with relevant COVID-19 developments. Find updates and information through the links below.

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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.

1958

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

1975

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.

1998

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

Staff and faculty experts serve on governor’s Health Equity Council

10/19/2020

Members of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health will be providing expertise for a new effort to improve health equity in Wisconsin.

Amy Fiedler named to class of 2020 Presidential Leadership Scholars program

10/16/2020

Amy Fiedler, MD, a cardiac surgeon and assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, has been named to the 2020-21 cohort of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program. She continues to develop her personal leadership project for the program...

UW study: Coverage for people with pre-existing conditions improved under the Affordable Care Act

10/16/2020

Insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions increased during the first five years of Affordable Care Act implementation, a recent UW–Madison study revealed.

Wisconsin Partnership Program announces $6 million in Community Impact Grant awards to health equity initiatives

10/16/2020

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has announced its 2020 Community Impact Grant awards for initiatives that aim to advance health equity and improve health and well-being througho...

UW researchers find more precise way to detect pneumonia caused by COVID-19

10/16/2020

Using cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology, UW‒Madison investigators have developed a far more precise way to identify cases of COVID-19 induced pneumonia.

UW studies investigate need for and impact of culturally aware mentorship training

10/16/2020

Higher education institutions frequently offer mentored research experiences to increase undergraduate student interest, motivation and preparedness for research careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematic and Medicine (STEMM) fields.

UW Health and UW School of Medicine and Public Health launch new Study Finder

10/14/2020

UW Health and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health have launched the UW Health Study Finder, a new, easily accessible website that lists UW studies and clinical trials that are currently recruiting participants.

Janis Tupesis inducted into the Order for the International Federation of Emergency Medicine

10/05/2020

Janis Tupesis, MD, was selected for induction into the Order for the International Federation of Emergency Medicine in 2020, an honor given to an individual in recognition of their extensive and continuous contributions to emergency medicine ...

UW Health, School of Medicine and Public Health remove race from kidney function estimation formula

10/01/2020

As part of their efforts to address systemic racism in medicine, UW Health and University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health are calling for an approach to assess kidney function devoid of race.

UW study looks to keep nursing homes safe during COVID-19 pandemic with telehealth

10/01/2020

A new research study at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health seeks to reduce COVID-19 spread in Wisconsin nursing homes by collaborating with community and academic partners to expand telehealth infrastructure.

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.
Help us lead the way
As a world-class institution, our impact resonates around the world. By supporting the School of Medicine and Public Health, you'll help us continue to inspire students, expand research and advance the health and well-being of the people of Wisconsin and beyond.