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

Four honored with national clinical and translational science awards

04/09/2021

Four University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health researchers have been recognized with prestigious awards from the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS), in recognition of their excellence and outstanding perfo...

Enrollment open for new UW study examining immune response to COVID-19 vaccine in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

04/09/2021

A new study at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is looking at the immune response to COVID-19 vaccines in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Enrollment is open now for patients who fit the criteria.

COVID-19 prevention study expands enrollment to essential workers

03/30/2021

All essential workers who cannot perform work duties remotely are now eligible to take part in a prevention research study at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The study is investigating whether commonly used oral a...

Nataliya Uboha named faculty leader of Cancer Therapy Discovery and Development (CTD2) at UW Carbone Cancer Center

03/29/2021

Nataliya Uboha, MD, PhD, has been selected to lead the Cancer Therapy Discovery and Development (CTD2) program at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center.

Match Day 2021 brings news of next chapter for UW medical students

03/19/2021

In a day filled with excitement for the future, UW School of Medicine and Public Health medical students in the class of 2021 were matched into their clinical residency training programs on Friday, March 19.

Response to recent shootings in Atlanta, Georgia

03/19/2021

In the midst of a surge of violence throughout the pandemic towards members of the Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi American (APIDA) community, we are heartbroken at the murders in the Atlanta, Georgia area this week. These homicides follow well-d...

UW medical students to learn their residency program destinations

03/19/2021

Today, UW School of Medicine and Public Health medical students in the class of 2021 will be matched into their clinical residency training programs across the country.

Wisconsin Partnership Program announces grant program for UW–Madison researchers addressing COVID-19 impacts

03/18/2021

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health has announced an additional $1.2 million in COVID-19 Response grant funding through the COVID-19 Response Research and Education Grant Program.

David Rakel named chair of Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

03/08/2021

David Rakel, MD, a nationally recognized leader in integrative medicine, will join the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health as chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. His appointment begins mid-July...

Study finds analyzing DNA in urine could help detect cancer

02/18/2021

A study published this week in Science Translational Medicine describes how urinalysis could potentially be used to detect some forms of cancer.

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.