Children may undergo unnecessary surgery to fix umbilical hernias


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


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


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


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.

UW to test using MDMA to treat PTSD


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...

SHOW launches pilot health survey in Latino community


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


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


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


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.

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

New academic home for clinical and health informatics


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

Facts and figures about the 2018 incoming class


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

Beth Drolet named chair of Department of Dermatology


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

Sean Ronnekleiv-Kelly earns 2018 Carbone Young Investigator Award


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

Collaborative project seeks to develop 'patient safety passport'


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

Upcoming event focuses on men's health


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

Wisconsin Partnership Program Awards $4 million to health equity initiatives


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

Mutation in common protein triggers tangles, chaos inside brain cells


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

Financial incentives help Medicaid recipients quit smoking


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Ed Chapman Wins Pew Innovation Fund Award


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...