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Limited access to athletic trainers leads to unreported, mismanaged sports concussions


Student athletes attending high schools with limited access to athletic trainers are far less likely to have a sport-related concussion identified, assessed and managed properly, compared to schools with athletic trainers available consistent...

Hypertension, obesity escalate memory loss in people at risk for Alzheimer’s


A new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health shows people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease who have high blood pressure or are overweight experience declines in memory and thinking skills at double the rat...

School of Medicine and Public Health receives full LCME accreditation


The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health recently earned the highest level of accreditation possible for a United States medical degree program.

Mutations in key blood cell protein disrupt development, predispose to leukemia


When a key gene in blood cell development, GATA-2, is mutated, it causes a predisposition to the development of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and the changes in GATA-2 were believed to diminish its protein function. 

Wisconsin Partnership grant recipient among Time magazine's 50 most influential people in health care


Aaron Perry, a Madison-area community leader and Wisconsin Partnership Program grantee, has been selected as one of TIME magazine's 50 Most Influential People in Health Care for 2018.

New academic home for clinical and health informatics


This summer, the University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health further expanded their commitment to medical informatics by launching the UW Clinical and Health Info...

Facts and figures about the 2018 incoming class


Each fall, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health welcomes a new class of students who will become doctors, physical therapists, physician assistants, genetic counselors, public health professionals and biomedical scienti...

Beth Drolet named chair of Department of Dermatology


Beth Drolet, MD, will become the next chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Sean Ronnekleiv-Kelly earns 2018 Carbone Young Investigator Award


Sean Ronnekleiv-Kelly, MD, a surgical oncologist with the UW Carbone Cancer Center and Department of Surgery, has been awarded the 2018 Paul P. Carbone Young Investigator Award to study causes of and treatments for pancreatic cancer. He joine...

Inherited brain pathway underlies the risk for anxiety and depression


In studies of young rhesus monkeys, researchers from the University of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry have discovered brain pathways that underlie children’s vulnerability to develop anxiety and depression later in life.

Collaborative project seeks to develop 'patient safety passport'


A fall sends an elderly woman to the emergency room. After a short hospital stay, she returns to her nursing home, where she avoids walking for fear of another slip. In the meantime, though, she develops a blood clot that prompts another trip to t...

Upcoming event focuses on men's health


Getting men to talk about their health at all takes some doing, so Second Baptist Church is hosting a Madison event targeted at men’s health awareness. As a collaborative effort with the Cancer Health Disparities Initiative of the UW Carbone...

Wisconsin Partnership Program Awards $4 million to health equity initiatives


The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has announced $4 million in awards to initiatives working to improve health and health equity across Wisconsin.

Mutation in common protein triggers tangles, chaos inside brain cells


A pioneer in the study of neural cells revealed how a single mutation affecting the most common protein in a supporting brain cell produces devastating, fibrous globs.

Financial incentives help Medicaid recipients quit smoking


The use of modest financial incentives to engage with the Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line is a cost-effective option for increasing smoking quit rates among Medicaid recipients, according to research at the University of Wisconsin School of Medic...
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