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Lawrence Brown selected to lead County Health Rankings & Roadmaps


The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute has named leading population health researcher Lawrence Brown, Ph.D., as the next director of County Health Rankings & Roadmaps.

Delirium linked to brain injury after severe surgery


Researchers at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health discovered that delirium following severe surgery may be associated with brain injury.

UW study finds cyberbullying media coverage overuses emotional, fear-based language


Newspaper articles about cyberbullying use more emotional language and fear-based reporting than articles about off-line bullying.

UW rural medical education program announces latest students


Students from Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota have earned spots in the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine.

Native American Center for Health Professions receives $1 million grant renewal


A University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health center will once again be the recipient of a competitive national grant to recruit American Indian and Alaska Native students into the field of medicine.

Lynn Schnapp named chair of UW-Madison Department of Medicine


A pulmonologist and leading researcher on lung injury and repair, Lynn M. Schnapp, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Injectable, flexible electrode could replace rigid nerve-stimulating implants


By electrically stimulating nerves, neuromodulation therapies can reduce epileptic seizures, soothe chronic pain, and treat depression and a host of other health conditions without the use of conventional drugs like opioids.

Can ‘smart toilets’ be the next health data wellspring?


Wearable, smart technologies are transforming the ability to monitor and improve health, but a decidedly low-tech commodity — the humble toilet — may have potential to outperform them all.

Nation’s first and only rural Ob-Gyn residency program expands


The nation’s only rural Ob-Gyn residency program is expanding. Starting October 7, Western Wisconsin Health in Baldwin, Wisconsin will join the rural rotation as a part of the UW Ob-Gyn rural-residency program.

Healthy Communities Designation celebrates and encourages local health improvement efforts


The Healthy Communities Designation program seeks to recognize communities throughout the state for their efforts to improve the health of their residents.

21st century medicine helps Amish deal with rare, inherited illnesses


LA FARGE, Wisconsin – There is no car in the driveway, neither phone nor electricity in the house. Handmade clothes dry on the line.

Wisconsin Partnership Program announces new research awards through Collaborative Health Sciences Program


The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health has announced awards to three interdisciplinary research projects to address significant and diverse health and healthcare issues through its Collaborative Health Sci...

Wisconsin Partnership Program Announces $2.4 Million in Community Collaboration Grant Awards


The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health has announced its 2019 Community Collaboration Grant awards. The awards will provide training and technical assistance and funding to strengthen community organizatio...

Survey of the Health of Wisconsin team presents at international conference


From Aug. 25-28, SHOW team members Kristen Malecki, PhD, MPH; Amy Schultz, MS, and Alex Spicer attended the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) Conference in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Binge drinking costs Wisconsin $4 billion annually


A new study by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute reveals the financial magnitude of adult binge drinking in Wisconsin.
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