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Investigation into fungal infection reveals genetic vulnerability in Hmong


Ten years ago, in Marathon County, Wisconsin, 55 people were sickened by an uncommon fungal infection called blastomycosis. Thirty patients were hospitalized. Two people died.

Graduation 2019: Health sciences programs celebrate commencement


Four years ago, Arian Frost was a first-year medical student standing in line at Memorial Union waiting to go on stage as her grandmother watched.

Kim McDowell hired as associate director of regulatory affairs for Program for Advanced Cell Therapy


Dr. Kim McDowell has been appointed to oversee the regulatory affairs of the Program for Advanced Cell Therapy (PACT).

Jonathan Engle earns Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers


Jonathan Engle, PhD, assistant professor of medical physics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, is one of four promising young UW-Madison researchers named a winner of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scient...

Agendas for July 16 Wisconsin United for Health Foundation audit committee and board of director meetings


Wisconsin United for Health Foundation's Audit Committee and Board of Directors will hold meetings on July 16, 2019.

UW-Madison, UW-Platteville explore physician assistant partnership


The University of Wisconsin-Platteville and UW-Madison are exploring a new collaboration aimed at addressing a shortage of physician assistants in underserved rural areas.

Aaron Struck wins award for research to better predict seizures


Epilepsy physician and researcher Aaron Struck, MD, won the INFORMS Analytics Society Innovative Applications in Analytics Award (IAAA) for research in how to better predict seizures in patients with critical illness.

UW-Madison establishes state’s first and only addiction hotline for providers


In what is believed to be a national first, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in conjunction with UW Health, has established a new resource for Wisconsin primary-care physicians and other providers to help them successfully manage patients with...

Video: Learn how the Wisconsin Partnership Program is improving health


The Wisconsin Partnership Program supports researchers, educators and community organizations across Wisconsin to improve our state’s health and well-being.

Innovative Wisconsin telehealth program dramatically boosts diabetic eye screening


Thanks to an unusual telehealth program, a rural Wisconsin health system has seen a 35 percent increase over a three-year period in diabetic eye screenings, a boost that far exceeded expectations.

Wisconsin Partnership Program grant aimed at improving care of residents living with dementia


Art Walaszek, MD, has been awarded a $200,000 Opportunity Grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program for the project “Enabling Clinicians and Health care Trainees to Improve the Care of Wisconsin Residents Living with Dementia.”

The Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families announces partnership with Population Health Institute


The Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families, with continued support from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, is pleased to announce that it will continue and enhance its work in Southeastern Wiscons...

Study: risk-based breast cancer screenings lack predictive value


Starting breast-cancer screenings based on personal risk factors instead of age in women 40-49 years of age may significantly delay the detection of some early-stage breast cancers while also decreasing the number of false-positive mammograms and ...

UW study provides potential treatment strategy for aggressive lymphoma


A research team at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center has found a new tumor-causing mechanism that contributes to the development of the most common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

William Calkins honored with Max Fox Award for medical education


The UW School of Medicine and Public Health will bestow the prestigious 2018 Max Fox Preceptor Award to a family practice doctor from Westby.
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