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.

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

Faculty experts take leading roles in professional societies

01/21/2022

Nearly all medical and scientific disciplines have a society or association that serves to connect practitioners and researchers together with like-minded colleagues to advance their field.

Study examines text messages as method for successful weight loss

01/18/2022

Enrollment to open for an interactive study aims to help people build habits for a healthier lifestyle, lose weight and keep it off.

UW–Madison expert launches novel cancer research using sharks

01/14/2022

There are some new residents on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, but they aren’t students, they’re sharks.

Jomol Mathew named associate dean for informatics and information technology

01/04/2022

Jomol Mathew, PhD, has been named the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s inaugural associate dean for informatics and information technology.

Anjon Audhya named senior associate dean for basic research, biotechnology, and graduate studies

12/16/2021

Anjon (Jon) Audhya, PhD, has been named the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s next senior associate dean for basic research, biotechnology and graduate studies.

Three UW School of Medicine and Public Health faculty earn lifetime and career achievement awards

12/15/2021

Lifetime and career achievement awards carry the weight of decades of discoveries and service. They are commonly the most prestigious awards given by professional societies and organizations.

Cancer Center Cessation Initiative launches new effort to help cancer patients quit smoking

12/10/2021

It’s well documented that smoking can lead to cancer. But in recent years, evidence has been mounting that continuing to smoke during cancer treatment can be just as harmful, or even worse.

Bandage uses body’s own energy to speed wound healing

12/07/2021

UW‒Madison researchers have developed a bandage that uses the body’s own electrical energy to speed wound healing.

Health disparities expert Amy Kind named associate dean for social health sciences and programs

12/02/2021

Amy Kind, MD, PhD, will serve as the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s inaugural associate dean for social health sciences and programs. Kind is a professor of medicine and an international leader in the field of...

Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention marks 20th anniversary

11/30/2021

November marks a significant scientific milestone for the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) study at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. It is the 20th anniversary of a groundbreaking study th...

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.