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.

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

UW seeking participants for study examining allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines


Researchers from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health are seeking participants for a clinical study that examines whether the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna) pose an increased risk for allergic reactions in individuals ...

Pediatric research study aims to get medically complex K-12 students back to school safely


The last 18 months have been a struggle for 6-year-old Cade Moureau and his family.

Jasmine Zapata recognized as 'Superhero of Medicine' by Wisconsin Medical Society


Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH, assistant professor of pediatrics, didn’t expect to be called a superhero in her evening mail. But one night during a tiring week in late 2019 while sorting through mail she spotted a letter from the Wisconsin Medica...

Wisconsin Partnership Program seeks comments on 2021 Draft Annual Report


The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health has released its Fiscal Year 2021 Draft Annual Report for public comment.

Nasia Safdar named inaugural associate dean for clinical trials


Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, has been named the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s inaugural associate dean for clinical trials and the research director of the new Wisconsin Medicine Institute for Clinical Trials, a jo...

Brian Pogue selected as chair of Department of Medical Physics


An expert on innovations in medical imaging systems, Brian Pogue, PhD, will be the next chair of the Department of Medical Physics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His anticipated start date is January 2022.

UW enrolling expectant mothers, families for childhood asthma and food allergies studies


Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health are recruiting expectant mothers and families to join two new studies designed to help experts better understand the causes of two of the most common chronic diseases ...

Jeff Hartman earns Fulbright to integrate physical therapy, global health


Jeff Hartman, PT, DPT, MPH, imagines a world where physical therapy is used globally to improve the health and function of all. Thanks to a 2020 Fulbright Scholar Award, Hartman – an assistant professor of family medicine and community health and ...

UW study finds most patients with inflammatory bowel disease have immune response to COVID-19 vaccine; expands enrollment


The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is expanding a study investigating the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine for people who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Shiva Bidar-Sielaff named associate dean for diversity and equity transformation


Beginning Oct. 11, 2021, Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, MA, CDM, UW Health Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, will expand the scope of her work to also become the inaugural Associate Dean for Diversity and Equity Transformation for the UW S...

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.