Medical students talk with a professor
Health & Wellness
July 29, 2021

Free clinic run by medical students celebrates 30th year unlike any other

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s student-run free community clinic system, MEDiC, was poised to enter its 30th year in 2021 reflecting on its past. Instead, the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers and students to reimagine its future.

Health & Wellness
July 19, 2021

Innovative UW Undiagnosed Genetic Disease Clinic seeks to identify rare genetic conditions

The UW Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health recently opened its first patient clinic, the UW Undiagnosed Genetic Disease Clinic, which is for people with undiagnosed genetic diseases, creating a vital local hub in a global community of experts dedicated to solving medical mysteries with state of the art technologies for people whose conditions remain undiagnosed despite an extensive prior clinical workup.

Amyloid PET scans
Health & Wellness
June 29, 2021

Groundbreaking phase 3 Alzheimer’s clinical trial at UW in need of volunteers

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is recruiting volunteers for a study testing an investigational treatment that aims to help prevent the earliest memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease.

Health & Wellness
June 24, 2021

Future of public health: Masks will be here to stay

From clinical settings to factory floors, masks may have a place in society for some time to come.

Laura McDowell
Health & Wellness
June 14, 2021

Nation’s only rural OB-GYN residency program celebrates first trainee

Dr. Laura McDowell will soon have a special place in American medical history.

Past Antibody COVID-19 Community Survey, or PACCS
Health & Wellness
June 8, 2021

New statewide data show evidence of increase in past COVID-19 infections, impact of vaccine uptake and need for continued vaccination efforts

The third and final wave of a University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health survey estimated more than 11% of participants had a positive COVID-19 antibody test due to infection with the virus that causes the disease — a two-fold increase from the second set of results in December.

Health & Wellness
June 4, 2021

UW researchers focus on boosting colorectal cancer screening rates in rural areas

Researchers at UW Carbone Cancer Center are working to understand why some primary care clinics in rural locations have successfully attained high rates of colorectal cancer screenings, insight they hope will help raise the rates of colorectal cancer screenings across all rural clinics.

Madison's state capitol building
Health & Wellness
May 27, 2021

Dean Robert N. Golden: Proposed state legislation would endanger OB/GYN residency accreditation and restrict women’s health care

Dean Robert N. Golden, MD, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Chair Laurel Rice, MD, testified on May 26, 2021 during a public hearing of the Wisconsin State Senate Committee on Human Services, Children and Families. One of the bills discussed during the hearing was Senate Bill 260, which the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) and UW Health opposes. A copy of Dean Golden’s testimony is below.

A map of Wisconsin displaying areas highlighted either a shade of blue or red
Health & Wellness
May 25, 2021

UW launches innovative Center for Health Disparities Research

A new center at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health seeks to examine how a person’s environment and social conditions impact their health down to the molecular level.

A person receiving a vaccination
Health & Wellness
April 16, 2021

Vaccine myths persist, even after millions have been vaccinated against COVID-19

Recently, everyone 16 years of age and older in Wisconsin became eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. This is good news. The bad news is that they are being bombarded by misinformation on the vaccines.

A healthcare worker holding a bag of plasma
Health & Wellness
February 12, 2021

A year of COVID-19: How the UW School of Medicine and Public Health responded to the challenge

On Jan. 27, 2021, a group of experts in virology, infection control, global health, clinical testing, vaccine development, and health system responses took part in a virtual panel organized by the UW School of Medicine and Public Health titled “Hot Topics in Public Health: The Coronavirus Pandemic at One Year.”

A person receiving a vaccination
Health & Wellness
February 9, 2021

Campus partnership to support community vaccination efforts

Vaccination efforts across the state will get a boost thanks to a grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and a partnership with the UW–Madison School of Nursing and four UW System nursing schools.