Society of Neurological Surgeons honors Robert Dempsey


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


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

Jonathan Jaffery appointed to Medicare Payment Advisory Commission


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

Congratulations to the Class of 2018


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...