Study: risk-based breast cancer screenings lack predictive value


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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