Conference highlights UW oncogenic virus research

The Memorial Union at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was teeming earlier this year with nearly 500 tumor virology researchers from throughout the world—eager to learn from peers, including a collegial group of UW-Madison researchers who are dedicated to investigating cancer-causing viruses.

Institute for Clinical and Translational Research drives medical advances across campus

In 2008, Vivek Prabhakaran, MD, PhD, had a vision for his research on post-stroke brain plasticity, but he needed much more to pursue his research.

Dorothy Farrar Edwards leads UW in All of Us Research Program

A professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and in the Department of Kinesiology at the UW-Madison School of Education, Farrar Edwards has focused her research on investigating the cultural, physical, genetic and lifestyle factors that lead to a wide range of health conditions that have disparate effects on different populations.

Juliane Lee creates endowed scholarship to honor her parents and former faculty member

Named in memory of her parents, Kiuck Lee, PhD, and OkSoon Lee, MD, and in honor of Stuart Knechtle, MD, a liver transplant surgeon and former member of the school faculty, Lee says the scholarship is simply her way of “paying it forward.”

Robert Fettiplace wins Kavli Prize

When Robert Fettiplace, PhD, talks about the joy of discovery, he captures the spirit that drove explorers over mountains and into the deepest caves.

WMAA welcomes Daniel Jackson as new president

The Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association’s new president, Daniel Jackson, MD ’03 (PG ’10), is a dedicated Badger who knew, at a young age, that he wanted to attend the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Eugene Nordby turns 100

Abraham Lincoln once observed that, “It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” At age 100, Eugene Nordby, MD ’43, has had the rare good fortune to enjoy both long life and years filled with meaningful achievement. His distinguished career as an orthopedic surgeon, his 72-year marriage and his passion for preserving his Norwegian heritage form the outlines of an admirable life.

Deanna Benish wins 2018 Max Fox Preceptor Award

A family practice physician who also does obstetrics at Reedsburg Area Medical Center, Benish has been a preceptor to fourth-year medical students since 2006; she has worked at the medical center since 2001.