Honors & Awards
October 19, 2020

Staff and faculty experts serve on governor’s Health Equity Council

Members of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health will be providing expertise for a new effort to improve health equity in Wisconsin.

Amy Fiedler
Honors & Awards
October 16, 2020

Amy Fiedler named to class of 2020 Presidential Leadership Scholars Program

Amy Fiedler, MD, a cardiac surgeon and assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, has been named to the 2020-21 cohort of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program. She continues to develop her personal leadership project for the program, despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Neighborhood Atlas map
Health & Wellness
June 11, 2020

Neighborhood disadvantage associated with presence of Alzheimer’s disease-related brain changes at autopsy

People in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in the United States may face greater odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease-related brain changes, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Health & Wellness
June 2, 2020

Standing up for equality and health equity

It has been just over a week since George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was killed by police officers in Minneapolis during an attempted arrest in a horrific and brazen act of police brutality. This past weekend, powerful instances of both peaceful protests and violent civil unrest have occurred in Madison and elsewhere throughout the United States.

map of neighborhood healthcare outcomes
Health & Wellness
January 6, 2020

UW–Madison study finds where you live affects brain health

Living in disadvantaged neighborhoods may impact the brain, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Two workers smile together at a booth for a community event
Health & Wellness
December 18, 2019

Survey of the Health of Wisconsin presents Latino Community Health Survey at conference

The Wisconsin Research and Education Network recently invited Allison Rodriguez, a SHOW student investigator, to present at their annual conference in Madison.

Health & Wellness
November 14, 2019

Nation’s first and only rural Ob-Gyn residency program expands

The nation’s only rural Ob-Gyn residency program is expanding. Starting October 7, Western Wisconsin Health in Baldwin, Wisconsin will join the rural rotation as a part of the UW Ob-Gyn rural-residency program.

A newborn sleeping on their mother's shoulder
Health & Wellness
October 18, 2019

Prevention Research Center to focus on mother-baby health

Wisconsin’s first Prevention Research Center is coming to UW–Madison thanks to a five-year, $3.7 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

J. C. Dawkins
Health & Wellness
October 8, 2019

Healthy habits after heart attack

Science & Technology
July 15, 2019

Investigation into fungal infection reveals genetic vulnerability in Hmong

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.

Health & Wellness
June 10, 2019

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.

Science & Technology
May 13, 2019

Survey finds LGBT health disparities in Wisconsin

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