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

Personalized in vitro model enables drug screening for kidney cancer

03/25/2019

One way to treat the most common type of kidney cancer is to use anti-angiogenic drugs to cut off the blood supply to the tumors, but patients respond differently to the drugs, and choosing the wrong one can make the cancer grow faster.

Ozaukee healthiest, Menominee least healthy in 2019 County Health Rankings

03/21/2019

Ozaukee County ranks healthiest in Wisconsin and Menominee County is the least healthy county in the state, again, according to the annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin...

Jennifer Edgoose, Melissa Metoxen named UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color for 2019

03/19/2019

Two members of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health community have been named UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color for 2018-19.

Isthmus Project picked for name of new UW Health innovation hub

03/19/2019

UW Health is proud to announce the name of its new innovation hub, and it has a local flavor.

UW program for advanced cell therapy launches first clinical trial

03/19/2019

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.

Wisconsin Partnership Program seeks applications for Collaborative Health Sciences Program Grants

03/14/2019

The Wisconsin Partnership Program invites eligible faculty and staff to submit a preliminary application for a Collaborative Health Sciences Program grant.

Search for new antibiotics gets major funding boost

03/07/2019

Collecting bugs across the globe will continue and expand for a multidisciplinary research team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Vote for UW-Madison in STAT bracket challenge

03/06/2019

Four faculty members at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences are currently in contention for the STAT Madness 2019, a bracket-style, multiple-round competition to f...

Wisconsin Partnership Program releases 2019 Community Impact Grant request for partnerships

03/06/2019

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

Kirsten Gunderson receives Promising Medical Student Surgery Education Research Award

03/05/2019

A third-year medical student at UW-Madison recently received a prestigious national award for her work in surgical-education research.

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.