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Wisconsin's First Prevention Research Center to focus on mother-baby health


Wisconsin’s first Prevention Research Center is coming to UW-Madison thanks to a five-year, $3.7 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Wisconsin Partnership Program announces awards to health equity initiatives


The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has announced its 2019 Community Impact Grant awards for initiatives working to improve health and health equity across Wisconsin. The grants sup...

Carbone Cancer Center oncologist identifies unconscious gender bias


When speaking at the world’s largest international oncology conference, female speakers were addressed less often by their professional title compared to male speakers, and were more likely to be introduced by their first name only.

Study: Face-to-face communication key to job satisfaction in primary-care clinics


Frequent face-to-face communication among all care team members in primary-care clinics may boost overall job satisfaction for health care professionals, according to a recent study by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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.

After heart attack, former Badgers wide receiver J.C. Dawkins focuses on spreading healthy habits


Wisconsin Badger, Rose Bowl champion, football coach, husband, father, mentor, friend — and heart attack survivor. J.C. Dawkins has held many titles throughout his football career and life, but the one he least expected — heart attack survivor — i...

UW researchers use stem cells to develop in vitro vocal folds


Researchers at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have created an in vitro 3-D model of human vocal fold tissue (called mucosa) that could improve our understanding and treatment of disorders affecting the human voice.

Biostatistics and Medical Informatics Department tapped for $11.8 million national coordinating center


A University of Wisconsin-Madison professor and his team have been chosen to lead the nation’s coordinating center for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network (CP-CTNet).

Michael Newton named chair of biostatistics and medical informatics


A leader in the use of statistical computing and inference in areas including genomics, molecular biology and cancer, Michael Newton, PhD, has been named chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics at the University of Wiscons...

Comments sought on Wisconsin Partnership Program 2018-19 Annual Report


The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health has released its draft July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019 Annual Report for public comment.

Remembering Heidi Dvinge: scientist, colleague, mentor and friend


Heidi Dvinge, PhD, assistant professor of Biomolecular Chemistry and a member of the Carbone Cancer Center, passed away on September 20, 2019. With great sorrow over the loss of a brilliant young scientist, colleague, mentor and friend, we honor h...

Thomas 'Rock' Mackie receives gold medal from American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)


Dr. Thomas “Rock” Mackie, of the UW Carbone Cancer Center, will receive the Gold Medal Award for his contributions to cancer treatment from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the world’s premier radiation oncolo...

Disparities between racial, ethnic mortality rates expand in U.S. for certain age groups


After years of improving mortality rates in the United States, rates have increased, and between certain racial and ethnic groups the gap is widening depending on age.

Affordable Care Act slashed the uninsured rate among people with diabetes


The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provided health insurance for an estimated 1.9 million people with diabetes, according to a newly published study.

Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality Health Disparities Report details gaps


A new landmark study released September 19, 2019 by the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) and supported by the Wisconsin Partnership Program, provides a unique set of data, not available elsewhere, that sheds light on how ...
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