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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...

Wisconsin Partnership Program announces $4 Million in awards to health equity initiatives

11/29/2021

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has announced its 2021 Community Impact Grant awards.

Lung cancer screening guidelines may perpetuate disparities in health care

11/29/2021

Recent changes to national guidelines made more former and current smokers eligible for lung cancer screening, but a new study by a University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health radiologist shows they did little to close the gap bet...

Access to Medicare increases lung cancer screening rates

11/29/2021

If lung cancer is caught early enough, it’s treatable with a high chance of long survival. But many people at high risk because of their smoking history aren’t screened until they turn 65 and are eligible for Medicare coverage.

UW teams up with NFL on research designed to reduce head injuries in athletes

11/23/2021

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health are partnering with the National Football League (NFL) to study how on-field head impacts can inform injury reduction efforts at the professional and collegiate levels.

UW School of Medicine and Public Health honors Native American Heritage Month

11/22/2021

November marks Native American Heritage Month in the United States and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health reaffirms its commitment to advancing the health of Native Americans and increasing the representation of ...

Hospital socioeconomic status, strain may increase death rate among ICU patients with COVID-19

11/17/2021

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health used hospital data from patients with COVID-19 admitted to intensive care units across the nation to identify factors linked to higher mortality rates within...

Wisconsin Partnership Program announces new awards to support community-led efforts to improve Black maternal and infant health

11/16/2021

The Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP) at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health has announced eight new awards totaling $1.2 million to support community organizations working to improve maternal and infant health outcomes for Black mothers...

Alan Bridges shares his perspective as a veteran and medical leader of Madison’s VA hospital

11/11/2021

Alan Bridges, MD, is a professor of medicine and serves as the chief of staff at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison. A veteran himself, he came to the University of Wisconsin in 1984 for a residency in internal medicine...

Wisconsin Partnership Program seeks Collaborative Health Sciences Grant applications

11/10/2021

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

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine pediatric clinical trial to focus on ages 6 months to 5 years

11/08/2021

The KidCOVE phase three clinical trial at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, which is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in children, has shifted focus to kids 6 months to 5 ...

University of Wisconsin Center for Rare Diseases recognized by National Organization for Rare Disorders

11/04/2021

The University of Wisconsin Center for Rare Diseases has been selected as a National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) Rare Disease Center of Excellence.

UW Health treats first patient in U.S. with investigational cell therapy for heart disease

10/29/2021

Appleton resident Donald Krause became the first patient in the country last week to undergo an investigational cell therapy for a debilitating heart condition called chronic myocardial ischemia (CMI).

UW seeking participants for study examining allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines

10/20/2021

Researchers from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health are seeking participants for a clinical study that examines whether the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna) pose an increased risk for allergic reactions in individuals ...
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