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

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

Wisconsin Partnership Program releases 2019 Community Impact Grant request for partnerships

02/14/2019

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is seeking applicants for its 2019 Community Impact Grants Program.

Kelleher joins exclusive company as Hastings Center Fellow

02/14/2019

Paul Kelleher, associate professor of medical history and bioethics, was recently elected a fellow of the Hastings Center, a national bioethics research institute.

Whitney Stevens-Sostre named Yale Ciencia fellow

02/14/2019

Whitey Stevens-Sostre, a doctoral candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscience training program, has been named a Yale Ciencia fellow.

UW program for advanced cell therapy launches first clinical trial

02/13/2019

For the first time in Wisconsin, a research team will test a personalized cell therapy to treat a common and serious complication in bone-marrow transplant patients.

The Ride funds $365,000 in research at Carbone Cancer Center

02/11/2019

On a beautiful September Sunday, hundreds of bicyclists pedaled the roads of eastern Dane County on The Ride to raise money for cancer research.

UW team shows progress in search for new antibiotics

02/11/2019

Collecting bugs across the globe is paying off for a multidisciplinary research team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Wisconsin Partnership Program Announces Five-Year Plan for 2019-2024

02/08/2019

The Wisconsin Partnership Program is pleased to present its 2019-2024 Five-Year Plan, which was approved by the UW System Board of Regents in December, 2018 and goes into effect March, 2019.

Thomas Mackie to lead new joint innovation initiative between UW Health and School of Medicine and Public Health

02/06/2019

UW Health has selected Thomas “Rock” Mackie to be the inaugural leader of the health system’s innovation initiative, which it is pursuing in partnership with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

UW-Madison establishes state’s first and only addiction hotline for providers

02/05/2019

In what is believed to be a national first, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in conjunction with UW Health, has established a new resource for Wisconsin primary-care physicians and other providers to help them successfully manage patients with...

Wisconsin Partnership Program 2018 Annual Report Now Available

01/30/2019

The Wisconsin Partnership Program is pleased to share its 2018 Annual Report and Outcomes Report.

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.