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.

Fifty years ago, School of Medicine and Public Health Professor Fritz Bach (pictured) and University of Minnesota Professor Robert Good performed the first successful bone marrow transplants, made possible by Bach’s earlier research findings. One year later, Paul Sondel, then a young, inquisitive undergraduate student joined Bach’s lab and, with colleagues, has carried the torch to further the field of immunotherapy ever since.

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Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health

New leadership and curriculum have bolstered the legacy of the School of Medicine and Health's specialized training program that prepares future doctors to practice in underserved urban areas.

Know your class representatives

Meet some of the School of Medicine and Public Health graduates who play an integral role in working with the Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association to plan class reunions.

Symposium examines ethical dilemmas in high-cost medicine

The School of Medicine and Public Health tackled the topic of the price of health care in the United States at its 10th Annual Bioethics Symposium in spring 2018.

Master of Science in Biotechnology Program

A master's degree program designed for professionals is contributing to Wisconsin's thriving biotechnology industry and furthering the School of Medicine and Public Health's commitment to translating research discoveries to practical application.

Preparing medical students for internships

The School of Medicine and Public Health's ForWard Curriculum includes a required Internship Preparation Course that provides practical know-how and interpersonal communication skills essential for students to assume responsibility for patient care in their internships.

Focus on Hmong health

Wisconsin has been home to one of the nation’s largest Hmong communities for more than 40 years. And still, Kevin Thao is struck by how startlingly little is known about the health of this population. As a result, he’s dedicated to building a better body of research, aiming to prevent long-term disease and promote healthy lifestyles for Hmong across Wisconsin and the nation.

Reflecting on a career in rural medicine

Byron Crouse, founding director of the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine, may have recently retired but his tireless efforts to improve rural health in Wisconsin will leave a lasting impact.

Past issues

Volume 20, No. 1 (2018)

Cover story: Lily's Fund for Epilepsy Research

Also: Inaugural diversity summit, new surgery professorship, Stephen Meyn profile, medical student thank-you notes, milestones in genetic counseling, Gundersen physicians

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