Quarterly is published four times a year by the Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association and UW School of Medicine and Public Health and includes news, alumni profiles, student-life stories, class notes and more.

Lily's Fund for Epilepsy Research has blossomed from one family's donation into an endowment that has awarded $450,000 in grants to support scientists and studies at UW-Madison. For researchers like Avtar Roopra, the funding has been a game changer.

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Summit explores the black experience in academic medicine

To encourage dialogue about race in health care systems, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health offered an inaugural Diversity Summit in early 2018. The central topic surrounded concerns among academic medical centers nationwide, including the School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health, which are grappling with recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.

Professorship bolsters next generation of surgeons

"Someday, these young surgeons may be taking care of us, and we all want great people taking care of us," says Bruce A. Harms, MD, MBA, about the need to support excellence in research, education and patient care in the field of surgery, and particularly colorectal surgery. To that end, he and his wife, Judith, have established a professorship in colorectal surgery.

New center taking precision medicine and genomics to the next level

Stephen Meyn, MD, PhD, recently joined the School of Medicine and Public Health to lead the UW Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine. Meyn is developing a strategic vision for the center, guiding the formation of its clinical and academic programs and crafting its long-term mission to become an innovative global leader in genome-based precision medicine.

Medical students thank donors, kick off house cup competition

In the days leading up to Valentine’s Day 2018, the Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association staff hosted a gratitude-filled event, drawing medical students to write thank-you notes. Enthusiastic students gathered to share words of praise with the many donors who support the missions of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and its alumni association.

Gundersen physicians train, mentor UW medical students

Spend a few minutes talking with physician educators Kyla Lee, MD ’98, and Kimberly Lansing, MD, PhD, and one thing becomes abundantly clear: There is a great deal more to teaching medical students than meets the eye. Based at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin, they have close ties to the campus in Madison and have been intimately involved in the development and implementation of the school’s new ForWard Curriculum, now in its second year.

Milestones in genetic counseling

In May, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s Master of Genetic Counselor Studies program will graduate its 40th class. It’s a major milestone by any standards, even if you consider that UW-Madison’s program was the first in the Midwest and the eighth in the United States.

Past issues

Volume 19, No. 4 (2017)

Cover story: Fundus Photograph Reading Center

Also: Learning from patients, Eileen Smith lifetime achievement award, healthy classrooms, E. Richard Stiehm, Mini Med School, honoring Humberto Rodriguez

Volume 19, No. 3 (2017)

Cover story: sleep research

Also: Science of Successful Again Summit, Indigenous Health and Wellness Day, Kathleen Shannon profile, Stethoscope Program, Class of 1967 Great People Scholarship Fund

Volume 19, No. 2 (2017)

Cover story: Tobacco addiction

Also: Match Day and graduation, Survey of the Health of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association awards, Gail Allen and Elizabeth Neary profile, Mini Med School, Tibetan collaboration

Volume 19, No. 1 (2017)

Cover story: SPORE grant

Also: Historic letter collection, interprofessional health education, alumni winter event, John Drawbert profile, Wi2 and Orion agreement

Volume 18, No. 4 (2016)

Cover story: Immunotherapy

Also: Middleton Society, Advancing health equity, Fall reunion weekend, Angela Gibson profile, Belzer Lifetime Achievement Award, Alan Kaplan profile, The Ride for cancer research, Trout family profile

Volume 18, No. 3 (2016)

Cover story: Obesity prevention

Also: White coat ceremony, Advances in asthma research and care, Alumni weekend and reunions, new alumni association president, Mini Med School, Greg Landry profile, medical student research

Volume 18, No. 2 (2016)

Cover story: Melding medicine and public health

Also: Match Day and graduation, the ethics of transplantation, alumni awards and scholarships, Lauree Thomas profile, internal medicine residency reunion, Robert and Marlene Hartzman profile, Ethiopia partnership

Volume 18, No. 1 (2016)

Cover story: Alzheimer's chorus

Also: Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health program, pathway to college, team approach to Alzheimer's, Alumni Host Program, alumni winter event, Jeff Thompson and Sue Turney profile, Mini Med School, advancing palliative care, preparing physician-scientists, Ironman Wisconsin