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Society of Neurological Surgeons honors Robert Dempsey

06/21/2018

Robert Dempsey, MD, chairman of neurosurgery in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, is the third recipient of the national society’s Medical Student Teaching Award.

UW Carbone study to look for ways to personalize therapy in colorectal cancer

06/15/2018

A five-year, $3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute will support UW Carbone Cancer Center physician-researcher Dusty Deming, MD, and colleagues in their pursuit of more effective treatments for colorectal-cancer patients.

Jonathan Jaffery appointed to Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

06/12/2018

Jonathan Jaffery, MD, senior vice president and chief population health officer for UW Health and professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, has been appointed to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commis...

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

06/11/2018

A new class of health professionals and scientists graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health May 11-12.

Tool links health care organizations, public to improve the health of Wisconsinites

06/08/2018

Wisconsin residents can now consult an online tool to learn exactly what their local communities are doing to improve health.

Health Equity Leadership Institute aims to advance health disparities research

06/07/2018

Dozens of researchers from around the country will soon come to UW-Madison for a “boot camp” to help increase the number of minority researchers investigating health disparities and health equity.

Wisconsin’s obesity map: The ZIP codes weigh in

06/05/2018

Health researchers have compiled a searchable map of obesity in America’s Dairyland by ZIP code, and the picture is alarming.

Analysis: Promising cell type represents new frontier for treating disease

06/01/2018

A type of cell drawn from certain body tissues shows enormous potential to treat a range of diseases in the United States and Europe, but it must first receive federal approval as a regulated pharmaceutical.

Valerie Gilchrist earns family medicine leadership award

05/31/2018

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Chair Valerie Gilchrist, MD, has been honored with the 2018 F. Marian Bishop Leadership Award by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Robert Fettiplace wins 2018 Kavli Prize for hearing research

05/31/2018

Robert Fettiplace, PhD, who pioneered techniques to better understand the physiology of hearing, was announced as one of the winners of the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience, one of the world’s preeminent scientific honors, for work that helped un...

Jing Zhang named Centennial Professor of Oncology

05/30/2018

Jing Zhang, PhD, of the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, has been named the new Centennial Professor of Oncology.

Neuroscientists discover part of the brain's 'wake up' system

05/29/2018

Scientists have long known that the thalamus, a structure in the middle of the brain, was involved in arousal, but new research from the Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and Consciousness (WISC) identifies the sub-region that helps us wake up from sl...

UW-Madison researchers discover effective way to generate powerful blood cells for immunotherapy

05/25/2018

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have found a potentially improved method for creating T cells to treat cancer and infections.

Temte named to federal advisory committee in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

05/18/2018

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health professor Jonathan Temte, MD, PhD, has been named to a Centers for Disease Control federal advisory committee by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar II.

UW researchers identify arterial hemogenic endothelial cells that can function as lymphoid precursors

05/18/2018

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have used human stem cells to make blood-forming cells and demonstrated that they can function as lymphoid precursors, or the earliest cells from which various immune c...

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