Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality Health Disparities Report details gaps

09/20/2019

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 ...

UW-Madison cancer research conference focuses on targeted radionuclide therapy

09/19/2019

University of Wisconsin-Madison is hosting a national conference on targeted radionuclide therapy (TRT), a promising new technology that combines cytotoxic radioisotopes with molecularly targeted agents to produce an anti-cancer therapy capable of...

Michael Abernethy named to Air Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee

09/19/2019

Michael Abernethy, MD, has been named to a new federal Air Ambulance and Patient Billing (AAPB) Advisory Committee.

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

09/19/2019

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...

Wisconsin Partnership Program welcomes Jennifer Stegall to the Oversight and Advisory Committee

09/19/2019

The Wisconsin Partnership Program is pleased to announce that the Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance, Mark Afable, has appointed Jennifer Stegall to the Oversight and Advisory Committee (OAC).

Media advisory: equity in correctional health care

09/16/2019

People who are incarcerated have unique and often complex healthcare needs. In an event hosted by Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development, attendees will hear from experts about their careers and experiences within the correctional health...

Wisconsin Partnership Program seeks 2019 New Investigator Program grant applicants

09/12/2019

The Wisconsin Partnership Program invites eligible faculty to submit a preliminary application for a New Investigator Program grant. Awards are up to $150,000 over two years.

'Clamp' regulates message transfer between mammal neurons

09/10/2019

A fundamental question in nerve biology brings to mind a race car at the starting line: The engine is revving, but the brake is on. The system is ready to go, but under tight control.

Wisconsin Partnership Program Seeks Oversight and Advisory Committee Member

08/23/2019

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is seeking nominations to fill a public member vacancy in the category of “community health advocate” on the Oversight and Advisory Committee.

Elizabeth Nugent named chief clinical research officer

08/22/2019

Elizabeth “Betsy” Nugent, MSPH, CCRP, will become the inaugural Director of Clinical Trials Development and Accreditation/Chief Clinical Research Officer, effective September 3. Nugent is charged with leading the establishment of the S...

Electronic records pin broad set of health risks on genetic premutation

08/21/2019

It was long believed the FMR1 premutation — an excessive number of trinucleotide repeats in the FMR1 gene — had no direct effect on the people who carry it. Until recently, the only recognized effect on the carriers of the flawed gene was the risk...

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

08/20/2019

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...

Single protein plays important dual shipping role in the brain

08/15/2019

Just as a packaging breakdown can hamstring delivery of cables, switches and connectors to a house under construction, removing a protein from neurons can block the “shipment” of proteins to developing axons.

Changing a single molecule in the brain can alleviate anxiety

08/15/2019

A new study shows, for the first time in primates, that altering one particular molecule in a specific brain region can change “dispositional anxiety,” the tendency to perceive many situations as threatening. The finding provides hope ...

Q&A with new Clinical Continuing Education Director Marcia Slattery

08/14/2019

Marcia Slattery, M.D., MHSc, professor of psychiatry and pediatrics in the School of Medicine and Public Health, was recently appointed Clinical Continuing Education Director in the Office of Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Pub...

Study finds major surgery is associated with minor cognitive decline

08/08/2019

A new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has revealed that major surgery is associated with only a minor decline in cognitive ability.

UW launches nation's first cell therapy trial for kidney transplant patients

08/06/2019

For the first time in the United States, a research team will test a personalized cell therapy to treat a common and serious complication facing kidney transplant patients.

Lessons of conventional imaging let scientists see around corners

08/05/2019

Along with flying and invisibility, high on the list of every child’s aspirational superpowers is the ability to see through or around walls or other visual obstacles.

Fear of more dangerous second Zika, dengue infections unfounded in monkeys

08/05/2019

An initial infection with dengue virus did not prime monkeys for an especially virulent infection of Zika virus, according to a study at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Nor did a bout with Zika make a follow-on dengue infection more...

Bike share aims to serve, enhance health in Wisconsin Rapids

08/02/2019

On a blazing hot July afternoon, cooled with only a hint of a breeze, I am pushing pedals on a three-wheel, two-passenger trike. To my left, Will Hascall is doing the same thing, with more experience and better results, as we labor up the Jackson ...

SHOW partners with Community Care of Milwaukee

08/01/2019

The Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) has partnered with Community Care, Inc. of Milwaukee to further their common goal of improving the health of Wisconsin's residents.

Wisconsin rule limiting full-contact practice in high school football cuts concussion rate by more than half

07/30/2019

The rate of sport-related concussions during high school football practice in Wisconsin decreased by 57 percent following a rule change limiting the amount and duration of full-contact activities during practice, according to a new study by resear...

Thanks to science, parasite can have sex in mice, not just cats

07/29/2019

Toxoplasma gondii, a single-celled parasite perhaps best known for its ability to trick mice into taking potentially fatal risks around cats and, in humans, as a serious threat to fetal health, has given up a long-held secret of its reproduction.

Simultaneous infection by two viruses the key to studying rare lymphoma

07/29/2019

New research has found that a rare blood cancer can be simulated in the lab only by simultaneously infecting white blood cells with two viruses typically found in the tumors.

Can a sleep device give deep-space explorers a good night's rest?

07/24/2019

The Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and Consciousness (WISC) will be one of two sites for testing a device that might improve sleep and thus waking performance for people on long space voyages.

SHOW staff member recognized for work in underserved communities

07/20/2019

Tara Jackson, a field interviewer and community engagement specialist with the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin, along with the All of Us Milwaukee team, were named corporate sponsor of the year by United Migrant Opportunity Services.

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

07/16/2019

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

Investigation into fungal infection reveals genetic vulnerability in Hmong

07/15/2019

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.

Jonathan Engle earns Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

07/15/2019

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...

Researchers probe cell division defects to gain insight into cancer

07/08/2019

From bugs to plants to animals, for all living things to grow they must create more cells.

UW-Madison, UW-Platteville explore physician assistant partnership

07/05/2019

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.

Video: Learn how the Wisconsin Partnership Program is improving health

06/25/2019

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

06/25/2019

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

06/25/2019

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

06/21/2019

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

06/17/2019

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

06/12/2019

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

06/11/2019

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

Health Equity Leadership Institute to convene on campus June 17-21

06/10/2019

Dozens of researchers from around the country will soon come to UW-Madison for a research and leadership immersion program to help increase the number of minority researchers investigating health disparities and health equity.

Darcie Moore, Zachary Morris receive 2019 Shaw Scientist Awards

06/04/2019

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health assistant professor of neuroscience Darcie Moore, PhD, and assistant professor of human oncology Zachary Morris, MD, PhD, are recipients of 2019 Shaw Scientist Awards from the Greater Mi...

Kelly McQueen named chair of anesthesiology

06/03/2019

A leader in global anesthesia and surgery, Kelly McQueen, MD, MPH, has been named chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Jonathan Temte named associate dean for public health and community engagement

05/23/2019

A key player in nationwide vaccine policy with a passion for connecting medical research with community needs, Jonathan L. Temte, MD, PhD, MS, will serve as the next associate dean for public health and community engagement at the University of Wi...

Graduation 2019: Health sciences programs celebrate commencement

05/20/2019

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.

Study: 'Protective' headgear does not prevent sport-related concussions in soccer players

05/20/2019

The use of protective headgear among high school soccer players does not result in fewer or less severe sport-related concussions compared to players who wear no headgear at all, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wiscons...

Researchers reveal the pioneering role of Zelda in zygotic gene activation

05/17/2019

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have developed a novel strategy to address the role of vital proteins during early embryonic development.

Biomolecular chemistry researcher David Brow develops improved method for tracking molecular signals in living cells

05/16/2019

A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher has established a new approach to understanding how protein and RNA molecules in a cell cooperate to direct the proper expression of genes.

SHOW study finds LGBT health disparities

05/13/2019

Findings from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW), a population-based health examination survey, show that there are disparities in health outcomes, healthcare access and quality among LGBT individuals in Wisconsin.

'Bad guy' fibrocytes could help rebuild damaged tissue

05/13/2019

Welham’s group was already studying the role fibrocytes play in wound healing. Fibrocytes are seen as “bad actors” that lead to scarring. In the monocyte family of blood cells, they arise from the bone marrow and are usually foun...

13 Carbone Cancer Center researchers earn prestigious campus and national awards

05/10/2019

Thirteen University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center researchers have earned prestigious campus honors. The awards were announced in early May.

UW researchers receive $15 million from NIH for Alzheimer's research

05/09/2019

The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center will establish, among other activities, a first-of-its-kind research program into improving the care of Alzheimer’s patients and reducing caregiver stress through a $15 million grant fr...

Researchers identify genes associated with facial beauty

05/06/2019

Researchers have discovered that an individual’s sex determines where in the genome are genes that affect perceived facial attractiveness.

Aaron Struck wins award for research to better predict seizures

05/03/2019

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.

Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers hires Elizabeth Bush as new statewide director

05/01/2019

The Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) program has hired a new statewide director. Elizabeth Bush will oversee Wisconsin’s AHEC state program office at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

Wisconsin Partnership Program seeks applicants for 2019 Community Collaboration Grants

05/01/2019

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is seeking applicants for its 2019 Community Collaboration Grant Program.

Nathaniel Chin shares the inspiration behind his Alzheimer's podcast

04/29/2019

Every other week, Nathaniel Chin, MD, interviews experts about Alzheimer’s disease research, news and caregiver support for his podcast, Dementia Matters. 

University of Wisconsin-led study identifies why some colds cause asthma attacks in children

04/19/2019

Upper respiratory infections remain one of the most common triggers of asthma attacks in children, but not every cold leads to a dangerous worsening of symptoms, even among children with severe asthma. The reasons for this have mostly gone unanswe...

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

04/18/2019

Wisconsin’s first Prevention Research Center is coming to UW-Madison this fall, thanks to a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Video: Robert Dempsey on being a teacher of doctors

04/12/2019

Robert Dempsey, MD, chair of neurological surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, is a skilled clinician, distinguished researcher and dedicated teacher and mentor.

Study shows disparities in contraceptive care for sexual-minority women

04/10/2019

Young sexual-minority women frequently encounter stigma or misinformation in health care settings that can compromise their ability to get the contraception they need, according to a new study from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at th...

Carbone Cancer Center members take new leadership roles

04/09/2019

Four members of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center have been named to new leadership roles.

UW program for advanced cell therapy launches first clinical trial

04/07/2019

For the first time in Wisconsin, a research team will test a personalized cell therapy to treat a common and serious complication in bone-marrow transplant patients.

UW-Madison helps confront rural health crisis

04/04/2019

Multiple UW–Madison sources, including faculty and education programs of the School of Medicine and Public Health, are interviewed in “Medicine on Main Street,” a new documentary about the health care challenges rural areas of Wisconsi...

Amy Kind receives award for geriatric research

03/27/2019

Amy Kind, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, has been given a prestigious award by the American Geriatrics Society.

Personalized in vitro model enables drug screening for kidney cancer

03/25/2019

One way to treat the most common type of kidney cancer is to use anti-angiogenic drugs to cut off the blood supply to the tumors, but patients respond differently to the drugs, and choosing the wrong one can make the cancer grow faster.

Ozaukee healthiest, Menominee least healthy in 2019 County Health Rankings

03/21/2019

Ozaukee County ranks healthiest in Wisconsin and Menominee County is the least healthy county in the state, again, according to the annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin...

Jennifer Edgoose, Melissa Metoxen named UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color for 2019

03/19/2019

Two members of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health community have been named UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color for 2018-19.

Isthmus Project picked for name of new UW Health innovation hub

03/19/2019

UW Health is proud to announce the name of its new innovation hub, and it has a local flavor.

Wisconsin Partnership Program seeks applications for Collaborative Health Sciences Program Grants

03/14/2019

The Wisconsin Partnership Program invites eligible faculty and staff to submit a preliminary application for a Collaborative Health Sciences Program grant.

Search for new antibiotics gets major funding boost

03/07/2019

Collecting bugs across the globe will continue and expand for a multidisciplinary research team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Vote for UW-Madison in STAT bracket challenge

03/06/2019

Four faculty members at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences are currently in contention for the STAT Madness 2019, a bracket-style, multiple-round competition to f...

Wisconsin Partnership Program releases 2019 Community Impact Grant request for partnerships

03/06/2019

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is seeking applicants for its 2019 Community Impact Grants Program.

Kirsten Gunderson receives Promising Medical Student Surgery Education Research Award

03/05/2019

A third-year medical student at UW-Madison recently received a prestigious national award for her work in surgical-education research.

Ed Chapman wins prestigious Sir Bernard Katz award

03/04/2019

Ed Chapman, PhD, has been awarded the Sir Bernard Katz award and will give a lecture at The Biophysical Society’s annual meeting this week, where he will also receive the award.

Sheri Johnson named to National Academies group

02/20/2019

The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute’s director will be one of the few people responsible for identifying the defining criteria for public health in the United States over the next decade.

Kelleher joins exclusive company as Hastings Center Fellow

02/14/2019

Paul Kelleher, associate professor of medical history and bioethics, was recently elected a fellow of the Hastings Center, a national bioethics research institute.

Whitney Stevens-Sostre named Yale Ciencia fellow

02/14/2019

Whitey Stevens-Sostre, a doctoral candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscience training program, has been named a Yale Ciencia fellow.

The Ride funds $365,000 in research at Carbone Cancer Center

02/11/2019

On a beautiful September Sunday, hundreds of bicyclists pedaled the roads of eastern Dane County on The Ride to raise money for cancer research.

UW team shows progress in search for new antibiotics

02/11/2019

Collecting bugs across the globe is paying off for a multidisciplinary research team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Wisconsin Partnership Program Announces Five-Year Plan for 2019-2024

02/08/2019

The Wisconsin Partnership Program is pleased to present its 2019-2024 Five-Year Plan, which was approved by the UW System Board of Regents in December, 2018 and goes into effect March, 2019.

Thomas Mackie to lead new joint innovation initiative between UW Health and School of Medicine and Public Health

02/06/2019

UW Health has selected Thomas “Rock” Mackie to be the inaugural leader of the health system’s innovation initiative, which it is pursuing in partnership with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

Wisconsin Partnership Program 2018 Annual Report Now Available

01/30/2019

The Wisconsin Partnership Program is pleased to share its 2018 Annual Report and Outcomes Report.

Science and Medicine Graduate Research Scholars (SciMed GRS) to hold director candidate presentations

01/29/2019

The search committee for the Science and Medicine Graduate Research Scholars (SciMed) program director position enthusiastically announces four finalists who have been invited to give public presentations.

Wisconsin Partnership Program announces 2018 New Investigator Program grantees

01/28/2019

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has awarded four grants through its New Investigator Program.

Ryan Coller wins federal challenge for app to help children with complex care needs

01/18/2019

A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the College of Engineering have won a share of a $100,000 award to develop technology for families caring at home for children with complex medical needs...

Wisconsin Partnership Program announces Collaborative Health Sciences Award recipients

01/15/2019

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health announces four new awards through its Collaborative Health Sciences Program. The new awards provide up to $600,000 each over three years to support the work of collab...

UW to test using MDMA to treat PTSD

01/14/2019

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health will take part in a multisite Food and Drug Administration-approved Phase III trial investigating MDMA as an adjunct to psychotherapy for the tre...

UW’s Wisconsin Active Together Program adds 14 new members

01/10/2019

Fourteen Wisconsin communities and organizations have joined a statewide initiative that works to promote active lifestyles in communities.

Wisconsin Partnership Program Catalyst Grants awarded to 15 projects across Wisconsin

01/09/2019

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has awarded $750,000 to 15 community-driven projects to catalyze innovative ideas to improve health equity in Wisconsin.

View a new year's message from Dean Golden for 2019

01/07/2019

Please take a moment to watch a special message from Robert N. Golden, MD, dean of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, in which he reflects on 2018 and looks ahead to 2019.

Call for posters: 2019 Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Research Day

01/03/2019

The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center invites campus researchers to submit their poster abstracts for the 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Research Day poster session.

SciMed GRS program seeks new director

01/03/2019

The Science and Medicine Graduate Research Scholars (SciMed GRS) program has reached its 10-year milestone. 

UW paper nabs top honor from American Public Health Association for life-expectancy analysis

12/31/2018

Work published by three University of Wisconsin researchers regarding decreasing the gap in life expectancy of the United States population compared to European peers, earned top honors from the American Public Health Association.

Study: post-surgery opioid prescription rates for children vary by region

12/20/2018

More than 50 percent of children who undergo umbilical hernia repair are given opioids after surgery, according to new findings by a research team at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

First Carbone Cancer Center patient receives experimental therapy to prevent infections during chemotherapy

12/20/2018

Michael Toelle, superintendent of the Tomorrow River Schools, recently became the first patient at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center to be infused with an experimental cellular therapy designed to prevent infections in leukemia pat...

Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center seeks proposals for developmental projects

12/19/2018

The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is accepting applications for its new Alzheimer’s Disease Developmental Projects awards, which offer up to $150,000 to support one- or two-year feasibility studies targeting rese...

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

12/19/2018

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...

SHOW initiative to support grant development

12/17/2018

One of the goals of the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) is to support cutting-edge health research at the University of Wisconsin by providing a cost-effective research infrastructure and a vast biorepository of human biospecimens suitabl...

Children may undergo unnecessary surgery to fix umbilical hernias

12/13/2018

Wisconsin surgeons are performing more umbilical hernia repairs on patients two years old or younger, and more umbilical hernia repairs per capita, compared to surgeons in two other states, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin S...

Wisconsin researchers well-represented at international radiation oncology conference

12/12/2018

The 60th annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the world’s premier radiation oncology society, got underway this week in San Antonio, Texas, with a strong Wisconsin presence.

Inherited brain pathway underlies the risk for anxiety and depression

12/12/2018

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.

School of Medicine and Public Health receives full LCME accreditation

12/06/2018

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.

SHOW launches pilot health survey in Latino community

12/04/2018

Wisconsin is a state with stark and persistent health disparities disproportionally affecting racial and ethnic minorities and rural populations. Milwaukee is one the most segregated cities in the U.S. with 40 percent of its population being Afric...

UW Carbone blood researchers to present at hematology conference

11/30/2018

When dozens of University of Wisconsin blood researchers escape to sunny San Diego this weekend, they will not just be there for the weather – they are attending the American Society for Hematology’s (ASH) Annual Conference.

Functional nasal surgery relieves chronic headaches

11/30/2018

A review of 39 studies by researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health shows functional nasal surgery can reduce or eliminate chronic headaches in some patients.

Breast cancer expert Kari Wisinski joins Big Ten research leadership

11/20/2018

Kari Wisinski, MD, a breast cancer specialist with the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, has been named to the steering committee of the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium.

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

11/14/2018

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...

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

11/12/2018

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

11/12/2018

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

11/12/2018

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

11/07/2018

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

11/07/2018

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

11/05/2018

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...

Collaborative project seeks to develop 'patient safety passport'

11/01/2018

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

10/31/2018

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

10/25/2018

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

10/23/2018

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

10/23/2018

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...

Social Media Adolescent Health Research Team seeks proposals to study mental wellness and technology

10/23/2018

The relationship between mental wellness and technology is a hot topic, yet it is underexplored, according to the head of the University of Wisconsin Social Media Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT).

Jonathan Temte receives 2018 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Public Health Award

10/10/2018

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has announced that Jonathan Temte, MD, PhD, professor of family medicine and community health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, has been honored with the 2018 AAFP...

Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine welcomes entering class of 2018

10/05/2018

Twenty-six students from Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota and Michigan have earned spots in the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine.

UW-Madison researchers discover cause of rare genetic blood disorder

10/04/2018

An eight-year quest to find the cause of a disease has apparently ended now that scientists at UW-Madison have identified the mutations that produce a form of myelofibrosis, a rare genetic blood disorder.

Clinical prospects for stem cells begin to emerge

09/26/2018

Twenty years after the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s James Thomson derived the first human embryonic stem cell lines (ESC), his revolutionary discovery is just beginning to emerge on the clinical landscape.

Alzheimer's renewal grant to focus on biomarkers of the disease

09/25/2018

The Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) has been awarded a five-year, $19 million renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health to enable in-depth study of molecular hallmarks of the disease in the brain and spinal fl...

Joshua Coon honored for outstanding achievements in proteomics

09/24/2018

Joshua Coon, PhD, professor of biomolecular chemistry and chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has earned a Discovery in Proteomic Sciences Award from the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO).

Deneen Wellik named chair of cell and regenerative biology

09/21/2018

Deneen Wellik, PhD, has been chosen as the next chair of the Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Inaugural Wisconsin Healthy Communities Named

09/17/2018

Thirty-one Wisconsin communities have been recognized for their work to improve health in their communities.

Ed Chapman Wins Pew Innovation Fund Award

09/14/2018

The Pew Charitable Trust announced today that Ed Chapman, PhD, professor of neuroscience in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, is one of a dozen leading “Innovation Fund” researchers who will collaborate ...

UW-Madison study is first to link cadmium exposure to lower ability to see contrast

09/14/2018

Cadmium exposure may increase the risk for problems with a key component of good vision, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Amy Kind elected new chair of Wisconsin Partnership Program Oversight and Advisory Committee

09/11/2018

The Wisconsin Partnership Program is pleased to announce that Amy Kind, MD, PhD has been elected as chair of the Oversight and Advisory Committee. Recommended by Dean Robert N. Golden, MD, Dr. Kind began her new role in July 2018, and follows...

Mental health in pregnancy may affect development of newborns’ brains

09/05/2018

Many factors can influence the development of a baby during pregnancy and after birth, but until recently, researchers knew little about the relationship between an expectant mother’s mental health and the subsequent development of her baby ...

Blockages in nerve-cell protein “factory” implicated in neurodegenerative disease

09/05/2018

A molecular basis underlying the neurodegenerative condition hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) has been identified in a study by University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health researchers. The research, published in Cell Reports, s...

Robert Fettiplace's explorations of the inner ear earn him the Kavli Prize

09/04/2018

When Robert Fettiplace, PhD, talks about the joy of discovery, he captures the spirit that drove explorers over mountains and into the deepest caves.

Mary Ehlenbach wins inaugural Paster Family Foundation Innovation Award

08/30/2018

Mary Ehlenbach, MD, associate professor of pediatrics at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, is the inaugural winner of the Paster Family Foundation Innovation Award.

Researchers discover mechanism controlling zinc

08/21/2018

Researchers have uncovered how a trace metal controls the generation of red blood cells, which are critical for life.

Jennifer Smilowitz elected fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine

08/17/2018

Jennifer Smilowitz, PhD, clinical associate professor in the Department of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AA...

Wisconsin researchers receive $60 million from NIH for All of Us research program

08/15/2018

Four Wisconsin medical and scientific organizations – Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and BloodCenter of Wisconsin, part of Versit...

Global Health projects receive funding

08/01/2018

Four projects led by University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health faculty and staff received funding from the Global Health Institute.

Scientists discover cause of aging-related disease in mice, then reverse its symptoms

07/30/2018

In a study published in Aging Cell, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison show that mice making too much of a human protein called AT-1 show signs of early aging and premature death, which are also symptoms of the human disorder proge...

Researchers trace Parkinson’s damage in the heart

07/30/2018

A new way to examine stress and inflammation in the heart will help Parkinson’s researchers test new therapies and explore an unappreciated way the disease puts people at risk of falls and hospitalization.

Jonathan Jaffery appointed to Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

07/27/2018

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...

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

07/26/2018

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...

Evie Carchman awarded grant to study anal cancer

07/25/2018

While people infected with HIV are living longer due to better therapies, their weakened immune systems are linked to what is now a leading cause of death in the HIV population: cancer.

UW research on display at Alzheimer's conference

07/25/2018

More than 50 UW-Madison researchers presented work at the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Chicago, Illinois, this week. The event is the world’s largest gathering dedicated to the scientific study of dem...

Early hormone therapy not associated with cognitive harm

07/23/2018

Hormone therapy is not associated with cognitive harm for women if therapy begins around the age of menopause in healthy women, according to University of Wisconsin-Madison research presented this week at the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association Int...

Cai group recognized for research achievements at annual imaging meeting

07/10/2018

The Molecular Imaging and Nanotechnology Laboratory had another successful year at June's Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

Forgotten molecules find new purpose at Carbone Cancer Center

07/10/2018

On a rainy day last fall, chemist Scott Wildman left his office on the UW–Madison campus and drove to a retirement community on the city’s west side to bring 40 years of scientific work out of the dark.

Wisconsin Partnership Program awards boost community-driven projects

07/10/2018

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has awarded nearly $400,000 to eight community-driven projects with innovative ideas to improve health equity in Wisconsin. The grants were award...

2018 Catalyst Grant applications open

07/09/2018

The Wisconsin Partnership Program is seeking applicants for its 2018 Community Catalyst Grant Program. Now in its second year, the Community Catalyst Grant Program provides funding to support creative health equity approaches designed to actively ...

Cell therapy is the future, and Wisconsin is the place

07/03/2018

Medicine is rapidly approaching a great advance that will augment or replace drugs with human cells for treating a range of intractable conditions, an expert in cell therapy told the Wisconsin Technology Council on June 26.

Exercise and meditation appear to reduce common colds and flu

07/03/2018

Training in mindfulness meditation or exercise may protect against the common cold and influenza, according to research results from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Oneida collaborations earn community partnership awards

07/03/2018

Two centers within the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health were recognized for their collaborations with the Oneida Nation.

Combination therapy for asthma in adults is safe, study confirms

06/29/2018

Results from the largest asthma safety trial in the United States suggest that combination therapies containing both inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta agonists (LABAs) do not significantly increase the risk of serious asthma-related eve...

UW-Madison debuts first-of-its kind neighborhood map to guide medical decision-making

06/28/2018

Socio-economic factors can affect health in surprising ways.

JD Sauer earns $500,000 award to study how cells guard against pathogens

06/27/2018

Thanks to a prestigious national award, a researcher at UW-Madison will have a chance to learn exactly how cells protect themselves from pathogens that invade the cytosol, the watery fluid in which organelles live inside the cell.

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.

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...

Wisconsin Partnership Program Seeks New Investigator Program Grant Applicants

05/16/2018

The Wisconsin Partnership Program invites eligible faculty to submit a preliminary application for a New Investigator Program grant. Awards are now up to $150,000 over two years.

'Black boxes' may help understand the brain and other complex systems

05/09/2018

While much of science seeks to understand complex systems by reducing them to their smallest elements, a team of University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health neuroscientists argues that studying the big picture can be superior.

Study seeks 'extreme survivors' of metastatic breast cancer

05/08/2018

Some patients can live for years, and even decades, after breast cancer has spread to their bones and other tissues.

Cirelli wins award for sleep research

05/07/2018

Chiara Cirelli, MD, PhD, of the Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and Consciousness, has been awarded the Sleep Research Society’s “outstanding scientific achievement” award for her groundbreaking work showing the cellular chang...

Study shows potential connection between kidney function and hearing impairment

04/26/2018

Reduced kidney function may increase the likelihood of developing hearing impairment, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Call for applications: Paster Family Foundation Innovation Award

04/19/2018

In the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea and inspired by the historical innovations launched on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus that have improved the lives of Wisconsinites, Americans, and in many cases our global society, the Paster F...

Dr. Amy Kind joins Wisconsin Partnership Program committee

04/17/2018

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is pleased to announce that Amy Kind, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine, has been appointed to the Partnership’s Oversight and Advisory...

Breaking the Silence set for Friday

04/17/2018

The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute Regional Milwaukee office will host a two-day community event, “Breaking the Silence,” geared towards the public health issue of Alzheimer’s disease in communities of color.

UW Carbone scientists to present at annual cancer research conference

04/16/2018

As cancer researchers from across the country descend on Chicago this week for the American Association of Cancer Research’s annual conference, University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center faculty, staff and students are among them.

Elizabeth Burnside inducted into medical and biological engineering elite

04/13/2018

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) inducted Elizabeth S. Burnside, MD, MPH, professor of radiology, associate dean and deputy director of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at the Universi...

Ned Kalin named editor-in-chief of leading psychiatric journal

04/11/2018

Ned Kalin, MD, Hedberg Professor and chair of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, will become editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Psychiatry on January 1, 2019.

MD-PhD student Amelia Haj chosen for overseas medical ethics program

04/09/2018

A student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has been chosen for a unique European medical ethics program.

UW-Madison Alzheimer’s experts to host dementia screening for Oneida Indian Nation

04/05/2018

A team of Alzheimer’s Disease experts from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health will be in Green Bay this month to hold an educational and screening event on Alzheimer’s Disease for Native Americans of the O...

Analysis shows current national health spending is unbalanced, often wasteful

04/03/2018

Nationally, too much money is being spent on certain aspects of health care, and not enough on other factors that are vital to maintaining health and well-being, according to a recent commentary from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madi...

Fewer mammography recalls associated with higher rates of breast cancers found between screenings

04/03/2018

Calling fewer women back for more testing after a suspicious mammography finding is associated with higher rates of breast cancers found between screenings.

From lab to bedside, the Wisconsin Idea is all for the good of the patients

04/03/2018

As doctors and leaders of health care systems, we are in business for only one reason — the patients and communities we serve.

UW-Madison creates new health sciences teaching program in correctional settings

04/02/2018

A broad range of University of Wisconsin-Madison health professions and medical residents will have the opportunity to help address a pressing public health issue most don’t even consider – the health of prison populations.

Researchers develop ways to identify potency of certain stem-cell treatments

03/20/2018

Two new methods have been developed to test the health and potency of cells grown in a lab for use in some stem-cell treatments, which could lead to far more effective prediction of potency for clinical trials.

Wisconsin Partnership Program seeks Collaborative Health Sciences grant applications

03/15/2018

The Wisconsin Partnership Program invites eligible faculty and staff to submit a preliminary application for a Collaborative Health Sciences Program grant.

2018 County Health Rankings show Ozaukee healthiest, Menominee least healthy in Wisconsin

03/14/2018

Ozaukee County ranks healthiest in Wisconsin and Menominee County is the least healthy county in the state, according to the ninth annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wis...

Study destroys myth that motorcycle helmets break necks

03/14/2018

While some riders claim that motorcycle helmets can break necks during a crash, a University of Wisconsin-Madison study shows they have the opposite effect.

Angela Byars-Winston leads national consensus study on science of STEMM mentoring

03/14/2018

Following the February 9-10, 2017, National Academy of Sciences Participatory Workshop on Effective Mentoring in STEMM, the National Academy of Sciences is moving forward with a consensus study on STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathemati...

Remembering Matthew Dinsdale Davis

03/12/2018

The world has lost one of the pillars of modern vision research and ophthalmic clinical care, Dr. Matthew Dinsdale (Dinny) Davis passed away Monday, March 5 surrounded by loved ones. He leaves a legacy of accomplishment as a clinician, educator, l...

Researchers one step closer to learning how calorie restriction extends lifespan in animals

03/06/2018

A multidisciplinary research team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has uncovered new clues about calorie restriction and how it works to delay aging and age-related diseases.

New awards from Wisconsin Partnership Program strengthen community organizations through funding and training

03/06/2018

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health announces the recipients of its Community Collaboration Grants program, a new grant program designed specifically to strengthen community organiz...

Short-term high-dose inhaled steroids do not prevent asthma flare-ups in children

03/05/2018

Temporarily increasing the dosage of inhaled steroids when asthma symptoms start to worsen does not effectively prevent severe flare-ups, according to a new University of Wisconsin-Madison study. And the common medical practice for children with m...

Seventh-annual Cycle for Sight to raise money for research on blinding disease

03/05/2018

Blinding diseases affect millions of Americans, including 100,000 in Wisconsin.

UW works to advance health sciences teacher training

02/20/2018

The University of Wisconsin Schools of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Medicine and Public Health launched a new clinical teaching learning community in collaboration with the UW-Madison Teaching Academy and the Interprofessional Continuing Education Partn...

Wisconsin School Garden Network featured on Big Ten Network

02/20/2018

The Wisconsin School Garden Network, supported by the Wisconsin Partnership Program since 2008, was recently featured on "Forward Motion," a news magazine airing on the Big Ten Network that highlights the inspiration behind some of UW-Madi...

Mobile app helps patients struggling with addiction in primary care settings

02/19/2018

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health researchers have conducted one of the most comprehensive implementation studies examining the use of mobile health technology in the United States’ health care system.

UW Carbone Cancer Center receives 'outstanding' grade on renewal

02/14/2018

Every five years, the UW Carbone Cancer Center receives a thorough check-up from the nation’s top cancer researchers. Leaders recently learned that it passed its review with flying colors and will retain its designation as Wisconsin’s ...

Dense breasts, inflammation linked to cancer risk

02/13/2018

A new study by University of Wiscconsin Carbone Cancer Center researchers has found that dense breasts and inflammation are associated with poor prognosis in breast-cancer patients, and suggests that an FDA-approved drug may improve prognosis for ...

UW Health’s Abd-Elsayed named to Wisconsin Medical Examining Board

02/12/2018

Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD, has been appointed as one of 10 licensed doctors on the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board.

UW Carbone study: Caregiver spouses of cancer patients suffer untreated depression

02/09/2018

A new study from the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center highlights a troubling disparity in cancer care: the depressed spouses of cancer patients are 33 percent less likely to receive adequate treatment for depression than are patients ...

Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center to host free public talk and health screening in honor of African-American History Month

02/09/2018

Community members are invited to a free community talk and memory screening presented by the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center on Feb. 16 and 17.

Professor Navsaria awarded prestigious honor

02/01/2018

Dipesh Navsaria, MD, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, is one of 14 recipients of the prestigious 2018 Academy Fellows Award from the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Lett...

Wisconsin Partnership Program seeks to advance health equity through latest round of Community Impact Grants

01/31/2018

The Wisconsin Partnership Program is currently seeking applicants for the 2018 Community Impact Grants program. The overarching goal of the Community Impact Grants program is to advance health equity in Wisconsin communities through support for la...

Inaugural Diversity Summit examines the academic workplace

01/29/2018

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is fostering a dialogue about race in health care at its first Diversity Summit: “Identity and Resiliency: An Exploration of the Black Experience in Academic Medicine.”

The Ride funds $352,000 in cancer research at Carbone Cancer Center

01/25/2018

Research efforts at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center received a $352,000 boost this weekend when The Ride announced the winners of 14 scholarships during the Badger hockey game Saturday night.

Viral replication discovery could spur new broad-spectrum antivirals

01/24/2018

Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research have discovered a new Achilles heel in the replication process of positive-strand RNA viruses, a class responsible for health threats such as Zika, polio, chikungunya and hepatitis C.

Allan Brasier to lead Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR)

01/24/2018

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recruited a leading physician-scientist to direct its Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) after the founding leader retires in July.

Healthy Communities Designation to celebrate and encourage local health improvement efforts

01/22/2018

Communities around the state can now be recognized for their work to become healthier through a new program from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

Study advances gene therapy for glaucoma

01/18/2018

While testing genes to treat glaucoma by reducing pressure inside the eye, University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists stumbled onto a problem: They had trouble getting efficient gene delivery to the cells that act like drains to control fluid pres...

Sheri Johnson named Population Health Institute director

01/17/2018

The UW School of Medicine and Public Health has selected a leading advocate for health equity as the new director of its Population Health Institute.

Changes to the gut microbiome associated with structural changes in the brain

01/16/2018

Diet-dependent changes in the gut microbiome of rats are associated with corresponding structural changes in their brains, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

New awards support innovative approaches to burn treatment, atrial fibrillation and aging

01/12/2018

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine at Public Health (SMPH) has funded three new projects through its New Investigator Program.

Study provides a potential therapeutic strategy for aggressive lymphoma

01/11/2018

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have found a molecular regulator that controls cell life in diffuse large B cell lymphoma, the most common, aggressive form of lymphoma.

Swallowing problems increase risk of death, nursing home admissions

01/09/2018

Patients with trouble swallowing following a stroke or other medical event are more likely to die in the hospital, and had longer and more expensive hospital stays, according to analysis led by researchers from the University of Wisconsin School o...

UW study questions link between Zika, microcephaly in 2015 Brazil case

01/04/2018

A recently published study casts doubt on two major claims about Zika virus infection and microcephaly: first, that there was an outbreak of newborn microcephaly in Brazil in 2015; and second, that maternal Zika virus infection was responsible for...

Chair Sought for Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology

01/02/2018

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) invites applications and nominations for the position of chair of the Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology (CRB).

Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center seeks poster submissions

12/22/2017

The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center invites campus researchers to submit their poster abstracts for the 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Research Day poster session. The call for posters is open to...

New study to help women make better breast-cancer surgery decisions

12/21/2017

Women face big decisions soon after being hit with a cancer diagnosis, including whether to have a breast-conserving lumpectomy or mastectomy.

Limiting certain amino acids may be key to weight loss

12/21/2017

A new study in mice has suggested that counting calories might not be the only way to improve humans’ metabolic health. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in a study published today in The Journal of Physiology, found loweri...

Radiology training program earns national recognition

12/21/2017

The Radiology training program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health was recently named the best of its kind in the country by AuntMinnie.com, an online resource of information, news and education about the field of m...

View a new year's message from Dean Golden

12/18/2017

Please take a moment to watch a special message from Robert N. Golden, MD, dean of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, in which he reflects on 2017 and looks ahead to 2018.

Wisconsin Partnership Program awards $4 Million to target health gaps

12/14/2017

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has awarded $4 million to four innovative community-based health projects aimed at promoting health equity in Wisconsin. The new projects we...

Dean Golden presents Wisconsin Partnership Program annual report to Board of Regents

12/13/2017

Robert N. Golden, MD, dean of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, presented the Wisconsin Partnership Program Annual and Outcomes reports to the UW System Board of Regents on Dec. 7, 2017. The 2016 Annual Report ...

UW-Madison, VA seek participants for veterans Alzheimer's study

12/13/2017

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and experts expect that number to triple by 2050. And veterans face a higher risk than the general population.

Final Lily's Luau Set for January 20, 2018

12/12/2017

Whether this is your first or final luau, it’s time to get out your flip flops — though tropical attire is optional — and get ready for the 10th and last Lily’s Luau to benefit Lily’s Fund for Epilepsy Research.

Beverly Hutcherson Earns 2017 Outstanding Women of Color Award

12/12/2017

It didn’t take Beverly Hutcherson long to make an impact at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Myeloma vaccine research earns $600,000 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society grant

12/07/2017

UW Carbone Cancer Center hematologist and myeloma researcher Fotis Asimakopoulos, MD, PhD, was awarded a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society grant to identify patients mostly likely to benefit from a personalized cancer vaccine.

Jim Cleary Named a Visionary in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

12/06/2017

Jim Cleary, MD, founding medical director of the Palliative Medicine Service at UW Health, was named one of the 30 most influential leaders in hospice and palliative medicine, the medical specialty focused on relieving suffering and improving qual...

Maureen Durkin Named Chair of Population Health Sciences

12/06/2017

Maureen Durkin, PhD, DrPH, will become the next chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences, and the Evan and Marion Helfaer Professor of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

UW study uses bio-panning to find human antibodies for brain cancer stem cells

11/27/2017

Using a method described as similar to panning for gold, Carbone Cancer Center scientists discovered human antibodies for the cancer stem cells of glioblastoma, one of the most difficult brain cancers to treat.

Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Launches Podcasts

11/20/2017

“Dementia Matters” podcasts that offer basic information about Alzheimer’s disease are now available from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Leading cause of vision loss in older adults shows dramatic decline

11/16/2017

The risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in older adults, has decreased significantly for the baby boom generation.

Darcie Moore Receives Grant to Study How Brain Cells Age

11/10/2017

A new grant of $100,000 will allow Dr. Darcie Moore to study how neural stem cells age, and how this can lead to cognitive decline and other maladies of old age.

Patrick McKenna named president of American Association of Clinical Urologists

11/10/2017

Patrick McKenna, MD, chief of the Division of Pediatric Urology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, has assumed the role as president of the American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU).

New clinical tool identifies patients likely to have seizures

11/08/2017

A new scoring system developed by a UW School of Medicine and Public Health neurologist may help physicians identify which critically ill patients are likely to have seizures.

UW Carbone oncologist leads effort to educate about cancer risk of alcohol

11/08/2017

Drinking alcohol increases the risk of several types of cancer, something many of Dr. Noelle LoConte's patients are surprised to learn.

Gene therapy for type 1 diabetes aims to eliminate daily insulin injections

11/07/2017

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health are one step closer to developing a gene therapy for Type 1 diabetes mellitus – a development that could one day eliminate the need for daily insulin shots and provide...

Psychopaths' brains show differences in structure and function

11/07/2017

Images of prisoners' brains show important differences between those who are diagnosed as psychopaths and those who aren't, according to a study led by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers.

Obesity: ethical dilemma and public health challenge

11/07/2017

In spring 2013, faculty members from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Medical History and Bioethics orchestrated a gathering of national thought leaders who debated a wide arc of viewpoints related to ...

Social-class discrimination contributes to poorer health

11/07/2017

Discrimination felt by teenagers based on their social class background can contribute to physiologic changes associated with poorer health, according to a new study led by a University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher.

Finding by neurosurgeon Amgad Hanna rewrites anatomy textbooks

11/07/2017

Neurosurgeon Amgad Hanna knew that what he saw in the operating room did not match the diagrams depicted in anatomy textbooks.

Daniel Resnick Chosen to Lead the North American Spine Society

11/02/2017

UW Health spine surgeon Dr. Daniel Resnick was elected president of the 8,000-member North American Spine Society at its annual meeting this month.

Danielle Yancey settling into role as first NACHP full-time director

10/30/2017

As the Native American Center for Health Professions (NACHP) awaits its new physical home at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, it has a new leader to take it there.

Alan Rapraeger awarded $1.9 million grant to study myeloma cell signaling

10/27/2017

Dr. Alan Rapraeger, professor of human oncology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, has been awarded a five-year, $1.9 million R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate signaling mechanisms that d...

New study shows how cells can be led down non-cancer path

10/23/2017

As cells with a propensity for cancer break down food for energy, they reach a fork in the road: They can either continue energy production as healthy cells, or shift to the energy production profile of cancer cells.

Study finds people with Alzheimer's disease have altered gut bacteria

10/19/2017

Changes in gut bacteria could be linked to Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Rebecca Minter named surgery chair

10/18/2017

Dr. Rebecca Minter will become the next chair of the department of surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Study shows HPV works across cellular borders to drive cervical cancer

10/12/2017

Human papillomavirus (HPV) and the hormone estrogen are both linked to the development of cervical cancers, but how they work together has remained unclear.

Zachary Morris earns prestigious NIH Director's Early Independence Award

10/05/2017

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that Dr. Zachary Morris has been awarded $1.25 million as part of the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award.

Study identifies patients who benefit most from dinutuximab-based immunotherapy

10/02/2017

Using data from a randomized phase III clinical trial of neuroblastoma patients (treated with or without immunotherapy) performed by the Children’s Oncology Group, researchers from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Publ...

Online opioid continuing medical education available

09/29/2017

UW Health and the the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have joined to offer an online opportunity for UW Health practitioners to meet the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board emergency rule requiring continuing education o...

New leadership for revamped student research office

09/29/2017

In an effort to enhance support for student research, the Office of Health Professional Student Research was created within the Office of Academic Affairs, and to kick things off, it has named its leadership team.

David Bernhardt honored by the American Academy of Pediatrics

09/26/2017

David Bernhardt, MD, professor of pediatrics and orthopedics and rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, was named the 2017 recipient of the Thomas E. Shaffer Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics...

UW Carbone Cancer Center researcher receives Komen grant

09/26/2017

A UW-Madison researcher has received a grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the world’s leading breast-cancer organization.

Researchers discover how two gene enhancers control blood cell development

09/26/2017

A group of researchers from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) has unearthed a critical process in how healthy red blood cells are produced.

Q&A with Paul Harari about the state of radiation oncology

09/22/2017

Dr. Paul Harari begins his term as president of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) at the group’s annual meeting in San Diego Sept. 24-28.

Paul Harari Begins Presidency of Radiation Oncology Society

09/22/2017

Dr. Paul Harari of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center begins a term this week as president of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the world’s premier radiation oncology society, which is holding its annua...

SPORE announces $400,000 in pilot grants for head and neck cancer

09/22/2017

The University of Wisconsin Head and Neck SPORE Grant recently awarded pilot funding to nine UW School of Medicine and Public Health researchers for new projects.

The Ladder: Step up for diversity and inclusion at SMPH

09/21/2017

As part of its strategic plan for diversity and inclusion, UW School of Medicine and Public Health is partnering with The Ladder, a national community-based mentorship and health education pathway program. SMPH will function as a branch of The Lad...

SMPH prepares for mock site visit

09/21/2017

This month’s LCME activities focus on readiness for a mock LCME accreditation survey that will take place Oct. 15–18. For the mock survey, SMPH has selected four external experts to conduct a site visit that will serve as an early dress rehe...

The Ride raises $300,000 for cancer research at the University of Wisconsin

09/21/2017

Cancer research at the University of Wisconsin and Carbone Cancer Center got a big boost Sunday when more than 1,200 bike riders took to the beautiful roads of eastern Dane County to raise money for cancer research.

Inga Hofmann named medical director of Program for Advanced Cell Therapy

09/21/2017

The Program for Advanced Cell Therapy (PACT), a collaboration of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Carbone Cancer Center, has chosen its first medical director.

Researchers team up to find new therapies for childhood MDS, leukemia

09/20/2017

Two researchers from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health will join forces to discover how a particular gene could affect a deadly, rare childhood genetic disease.

Researchers study real-time flu surveillance

09/20/2017

High-tech flu surveillance within clinics can accurately track, in real time, early flu activity, peak season and the end of the flu season, according to University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health researchers.

Exposure to pet and pest allergens during infancy linked to reduced asthma risk

09/20/2017

Children exposed to high indoor levels of pet or pest allergens during infancy have a lower risk of developing asthma by seven years of age, new research supported by the National Institutes of Health reveals.

Sport specialization may lead to feeling more stressed, less rested

09/18/2017

An abstract of new research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2017 National Conference & Exhibition found sport specialization was associated with significantly worse mood, stress, fatigue, soreness, and sleep quality among...

Physicians spend more than half of work day on electronic health records

09/11/2017

Primary-care physicians spend more than half of their work day on electronic health records during and after clinic hours, a University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and American Medical Association study has found.

Jim Berbee earns distinguished alumni award

09/11/2017

Dr. Jim Berbee '85, MS'87, MBA'89, is among four recipients of the Wisconsin Alumni Association's highest distinction: the Distinguished Alumni Award.

CLR 131 found to broadly target pediatric solid tumors

09/08/2017

According to a new study by UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) researchers, a broadly applicable cancer therapy currently being developed by Cellectar Biosciences may have the potential to work in pediatric solid tumors.

Nirupama Pike named director of new cell therapy program

09/06/2017

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, in partnership with the UW Carbone Cancer Center, has chosen its first director of cell manufacturing at the Program for Advanced Cell Therapy (PACT).

Study: Early farm exposure mitigates respiratory illnesses, allergies and skin rashes

09/05/2017

Exposure to dairy farms early in life may dramatically reduce the frequency and severity of respiratory illnesses, allergies and chronic skin rashes among young children according to a collaborative study that includes two researchers from the Uni...

New hours for Health Sciences Learning Center start September 18, 2017

09/01/2017

Starting September 18, there will be new operating hours for the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC).

Wisconsin researchers awarded $5.3 million for NIH precision medicine research

08/31/2017

Three Wisconsin based medical and scientific organizations – Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Medical College of Wisconsin – have collectively been awarded $5,360,832 to help im...

Flu surveillance continues with $2.4 million CDC award

08/31/2017

A researcher has received a $2.4 million award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue his work that has found flu activity in schools is a good warning system for flu activity in the community.

New pancreatic cancer study uses optical imaging to craft better treatments

08/30/2017

Pancreatic cancer research at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) is getting a big boost, thanks to a $3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.

New diversity and inclusion program seeking applicants

08/28/2017

SMPH Dean Robert N. Golden has said, “Our diversity in terms of our individual backgrounds, training and experiences makes us stronger and more complete as a school, an academic health system and community.” Dean Golden would also be a...

UW Carbone Cancer Center researchers win two national prostate cancer awards

08/24/2017

UW Carbone Cancer Center researchers won two of the six national Challenge Awards announced this week by the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Movember Foundation.

Study provides cellular explanation for higher risk of prostate cancer in aging men

08/24/2017

The link between aging and prostate cancer development is now better understood, based on a study by University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center researchers.

Stephen Meyn to lead Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine

08/10/2017

As the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health embarks on its strategic plan to build a world-class, state-of-the-art precision medicine and genomics center, it has begun the process by choosing its first director.

Carbone study find protein that improves immune response in colon cancer

08/09/2017

A better understanding of the function of non-cancerous cells and tissue surrounding colon cancer cells is providing a clearer picture of how the immune system recognizes and accesses the cancer site, according to a new study by University of Wisc...

UW researchers discover mechanism for red blood cell regeneration with anemia

08/07/2017

Researchers at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health have established a new mechanism that explains how red blood cells regenerate and survive in mice experiencing severe anemia.

Study: Medicaid expansion helped reduce reliance on federal income assistance

08/07/2017

States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw a reduction in reliance on a federal income assistance program for low-income adults with disabilities, according to a study from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

Jeniel Nett awarded funding for research to combat medical device biofilms

08/02/2017

Jeniel Nett, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (infectious disease) at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, is one of 17 physician-scientists in the United States to be awarded a 2017 Clinical Scientist Developm...

Andrew Baschnagel wins UW Carbone award for lung cancer study

07/25/2017

The University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) has awarded Dr. Andrew Baschnagel its 2017 Young Investigator Award. Baschnagel is a radiation oncologist who specializes in treating patients with lung and other thoracic cancers...

Study shows sports specialization may lead to more lower extremity injuries

07/24/2017

High school athletes who specialized in a single sport experienced more lower-extremity injuries than athletes who participated in a variety of sports throughout the year, according to a new study presented yesterday at the annual meeting of the A...

New line of population health research takes guts

07/18/2017

“You know, if you’re going to poop anyway, you might as well get paid for it!”

Investigators are tracking America's deadliest killer: tobacco addiction

07/18/2017

Mike Eheler didn’t want to die and leave his wife and four kids without him. Like most smokers, he became addicted as a kid. He had smoked for 23 years, his grandmother had died from lung cancer, and now he could feel the toll on his health ...

Carbone Cancer Center members recognized as Vilas Professors

07/12/2017

Three UW Carbone Cancer Center members recently earned Vilas Professorships.

New method of viral maintenance in cancer cells identified in UW study

07/11/2017

A new method for how viruses ensure their maintenance in dividing cells has been identified by researchers at the University of Wisconsin McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research and Carbone Cancer Center.

Study links insurance coverage to higher rates of colorectal cancer screenings

07/10/2017

As the nation debates whether and how health insurance should be reformed, researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health determined that people with a certain type of insurance policy were more likely to be screen...

From applicant to assistant dean of admissions, Mary McSweeney comes full circle

07/06/2017

Mary McSweeney, MD, once went through the application process to get into the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health – then called simply the Medical School. Now she will be the person overseeing the recruitment and selection...

Poor sleep linked to multiple brain changes associated with Alzheimer's disease

07/05/2017

An international team of researchers led by scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that people who experienced poor sleep in late midlife also had brain characteristics that point to an increased risk for developing Alzheimer̵...

Viral infection found to increase therapeutic resistance of glioblastoma cells

06/29/2017

A common human virus, cytomegalovirus (CMV), can convert glioblastoma (GBM) brain cancer cells into cancer stem cells with higher therapeutic resistance, according to a new study by University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center researchers.

Remembering Patricia Keely: scientist, mentor, friend and inspiration

06/28/2017

It would be easy to simply say Dr. Patti Keely was a world-class, nationally recognized breast cancer researcher at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Plan tests Tai Chi to help seniors with balance

06/26/2017

As calming music plays in the background, 11 older women listen as physical therapist Diane Brose enters a warm-up for a discipline known as Tai Chi Fundamentals: “Feel your feet. Feel the four corners of your feet. Your knees are soft, your...

New community grant programs promote health equity

06/23/2017

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is pleased to introduce two new community grant programs, both aimed at improving health equity in Wisconsin.

New project seeks to advance health equity within Wisconsin health systems

05/31/2017

Although Wisconsin ranks high in overall quality of health care nationally, the state performs poorly with respect to disparities in quality of care — measuring worse than the U.S. average on most reported metrics.

Study sheds light on function of protein associated with high-risk breast cancers

05/24/2017

The function of a protein associated with breast cancer development and metastasis is now better understood, based on a new study by University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) researchers.

UW, GE Healthcare team up to improve medical imaging, patient outcomes

05/22/2017

The first time John Wiley passed out, in 2013, he fell flat on his face in a welding shop. He figured he’d tripped on the gas hoses, but his doctor disagreed: “You were unconscious before you hit the ground. Otherwise, you would have p...

Tactile communication and neurorehabilitation lab receives brain injury grant

05/15/2017

Vivek Prabhakaran, MD, PhD and the Tactile Communication and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (TCNL) were awarded a traumatic brain injury grant by Helius Medical Technologies and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.

Program tests behaviors that prevent bowel leakage in women

05/11/2017

A University of Wisconsin–Madison gynecological surgeon is testing an educational program to reduce or prevent incontinence in women in southern and central Wisconsin.

UW researchers find way to normalize single-cell RNA data sequencing

05/09/2017

Statisticians at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have developed a mathematical formula to clear a major roadblock to accurately analyze genes in single-cell samples.

Medical student Kevin Rolnick awarded Howard Hughes fellowship

05/05/2017

A University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health student was recently selected for a prestigious fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Wisconsin Partnership Program highlights health equity at conference

01/03/2017

How can we best advance health and hasten health improvements for people who disproportionately suffer poor health outcomes? How can a lens of health equity influence decisions we make?

Immunotherpay: Harnessing Cellular Systems to Fight Deadly Diseases

01/02/2017

Four decades ago, researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health had the right idea—to pursue a theory that they could harness patients’ own immune systems to fight and defeat cancer. Their perseverance and h...

Immunotherpay: Harnessing Cellular Systems to Fight Deadly Diseases

01/02/2017

Four decades ago, researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health had the right idea—to pursue a theory that they could harness patients’ own immune systems to fight and defeat cancer. Their perseverance and h...

Alumni profile: Paul Sondel

12/07/2016

Years of hard work are sandwiched between where Paul Sondel, MD, PhD ’75, is today and his humble beginnings in the medical field - washing test tubes.

Paul Sondel wins prestigious award for pioneering cancer research

12/07/2016

Dr. Paul Sondel of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center has been awarded the top prize in the field of cancer immunology.

Wisconsin obesity rates higher than previously thought

12/01/2016

Obesity rates among Wisconsin adults are higher than previously reported for the state. According to findings from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW), a population-based health examination survey, 39.4 percent of Wisconsin adults are obese.

Wisconsin Partnership Program awards $3 million to improve health equity

11/29/2016

Three new Community Impact awards from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health will support and expand innovative health projects that address diverse health and health equity issues.&n...

Grad student honored for research on respiratory health near dairy farms

11/11/2016

Amy Schultz, a graduate student working at the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW), received a student achievement award at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting.

Aly Wolff's dream lives on with new clinical trial

04/22/2016

Aly Wolff died of neuroendocrine cancer on April 22, 2013, however her courageous battle continues. Today, three years later, a new clinical trial at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center has been approved and holds great promise in of...

Community Impact Grants target diverse issues facing Wisconsin

10/26/2015

Four new awards from the Wisconsin Partnership Program will support and extend innovative health projects that will affect the lives of Wisconsinites of all ages, races and backgrounds.

On Call: Catching Up With Three Neurosurgeons

10/16/2015

What have graduates of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health been up to lately? Three medical school alumni who are neurological surgeons share their stories. 

Josh Medow: Critical Care for the Brain

10/02/2015

At Joshua Medow's first job, in the Neurocritical Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital, he saves lives. His patients have endured strokes, car accidents and shootings.

Fiore, Sondel chosen for new grant program in cancer research

07/29/2015

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has selected two UW-Madison faculty, Dr. Michael Fiore and Dr. Paul Sondel, as inaugural recipients of an Outstanding Investigator Award, which provides seven years of research support to investigators with...

Cost, lack of insurance are primary predictors of poor oral health

6/29/2015

One in five adults in Wisconsin is not receiving needed oral-health care and an estimated 15 percent have cavities.

Study: shift workers more likely to be overweight, have problems sleeping

5/26/2015

The nine-to-five, Monday through Friday regimen most of us plan our lives around provides certain conveniences that shift work just doesn’t offer. But in addition, according to a study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and ...

At least 740,000 Wisconsin residents face food insecurity

8/13/2014

Wisconsin may be the land of cheese and bratwurst, but more than 13 percent of Wisconsin residents who took part in a Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) interview reported that they worried about going hungry in the past year. The results fr...

Handel, Bach were blinded by '18th century quackery'

12/14/2009

The beautiful strains of George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" and Johann Sebastian Bach's "Christmas Oratorio" evoke a very different picture from the dark bond the two composers shared: Each was blinded by botched eye surger...