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

Free clinic run by medical students celebrates 30th year unlike any other


The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s student-run free community clinic system, MEDiC, was poised to enter its 30th year in 2021 reflecting on its past. Instead, the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers and studen...

UW shows strong presence at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference


The world’s largest and most prestigious Alzheimer’s disease conference is underway this week, and UW Alzheimer’s disease researchers are attending in high numbers, leading several important discussions.

Dr. Ann Sheehy named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow


In recognition of her expertise as a physician and work addressing health equity issues, Ann Sheehy, MD, MS, associate professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine, was named a Robert Wood John...

UW School of Medicine and Public Health named as inaugural site for national LGBTQ+ health care fellowship program


The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has been selected by the American Medical Association Foundation as the inaugural institution for the National LGBTQ+ Fellowship Program aimed at transforming the health eq...

Statewide Partnership Awarded $3 Million to Address Health Disparities in Wisconsin


Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment and Wisconsin Partnership Program partner to support new collaboration to measure, monitor, and reduce health disparities.

Innovative UW Undiagnosed Genetic Disease Clinic seeks to identify rare genetic conditions


The UW Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health recently opened its first patient clinic, the UW Undiagnosed Genetic Disease Clinic, which is for people with undiagnosed genetic diseases, crea...

NFL awards UW researchers $4 million to lead study on hamstring injuries


A team of researchers led by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health was awarded a four-year, $4 million grant by the National Football League to study the prevention and treatment of hamstring injuries for elite football ...

Wisconsin Partnership Program invites applications for New Investigator Program grants


The Wisconsin Partnership Program invites eligible faculty to submit a preliminary application for a New Investigator Program grant. Awards are up to $150,000 over two years.

Jason Stephenson named associate dean for multicultural affairs for health professions learners


Jason Stephenson, MD, associate professor of radiology, will be the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s associate dean for multicultural affairs for health professions learners effective Aug. 1, 2021.

Vanessa Sperandio named chair of Medical Microbiology and Immunology


Vanessa Sperandio, PhD, an expert in the cellular interactions that take place between mammals and microbes, will join the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health as the chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immu...

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.