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

New academic home for clinical and health informatics

10/15/2018

This summer, the University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health further expanded their commitment to medical informatics by launching the UW Clinical and Health Info...

Jonathan Temte receives 2018 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Public Health Award

10/10/2018

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has announced that Jonathan Temte, MD, PhD, professor of family medicine and community health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, has been honored with the 2018 AAFP...

Agenda for October 17 Wisconsin United for Health Foundation meeting

10/10/2018

The Board of Directors of the Wisconsin United for Health Foundation, Inc. will meet on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Salon I conference room on the first floor of the Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West, 2303 North Mayfair ...

Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine welcomes entering class of 2018

10/05/2018

Twenty-six students from Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota and Michigan have earned spots in the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine.

UW-Madison researchers discover cause of rare genetic blood disorder

10/04/2018

An eight-year quest to find the cause of a disease has apparently ended now that scientists at UW-Madison have identified the mutations that produce a form of myelofibrosis, a rare genetic blood disorder.

Clinical prospects for stem cells begin to emerge

09/26/2018

Twenty years after the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s James Thomson derived the first human embryonic stem cell lines (ESC), his revolutionary discovery is just beginning to emerge on the clinical landscape.

Alzheimer's renewal grant to focus on biomarkers of the disease

09/25/2018

The Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) has been awarded a five-year, $19 million renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health to enable in-depth study of molecular hallmarks of the disease in the brain and spinal fl...

Joshua Coon honored for outstanding achievements in proteomics

09/24/2018

Joshua Coon, PhD, professor of biomolecular chemistry and chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has earned a Discovery in Proteomic Sciences Award from the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO).

Deneen Wellik named chair of cell and regenerative biology

09/21/2018

Deneen Wellik, PhD, has been chosen as the next chair of the Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Inaugural Wisconsin Healthy Communities Named

09/17/2018

Thirty-one Wisconsin communities have been recognized for their work to improve health in their communities.

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.