Tag School of Medicine and Public Health

UW funds will improve app to help vets at ‘Dryhootch’ coffeehouses

April 13, 2018

Dryhootch Coffeehouse is a place dedicated to the physical and mental health of U.S. veterans, and now it will use a new grant from the UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health to improve an app that connects vets to vets.

Study destroys myth that motorcycle helmets break necks

March 15, 2018

The motorcycle crash victims who did not wear helmets had twice as many injuries to the cervical spine, commonly known as the neck, the study says.

UW professor leads national study on effectiveness of mentoring in STEMM

March 15, 2018

The National Academy of Sciences study focuses on undergraduate and graduate mentoring of individuals traditionally marginalized in STEMM.

To help kids battling a rare disease, scientists forge a genetic link between people and pigs

December 19, 2017

Scientists and physicians needed a better model to understand neurofibromatosis in order to help affected children. A groundbreaking research partnership at UW–Madison is showing the way.

Researchers investigate how a stressed brain can make asthma worse

December 12, 2017

Researchers are investigating cross-talk between the brain and lungs of people with asthma in a four-year, $2.5 million study to understand how psychological stress can make asthma symptoms worse.

Fish respond to predator attack by doubling growth rate

October 16, 2017

“In water, the surviving perch grow twice as fast, because they are smelling something that signals the presence of predators,” says researcher Terence Barry.

UW-Madison students in Houston to aid post-Harvey mosquito control

September 18, 2017

To assist efforts to control the millions of mosquitoes that hatched during recent flooding in the Houston area, two University of Wisconsin–Madison students have flown to Texas to help trap and identify them.

Study: Medicaid Expansion Helped Reduce Reliance on Federal Income Assistance

August 8, 2017

“A rigorous debate about redesigning Medicaid requires accounting for the secondary effects of Medicaid on public programs beyond the health care sector,” said Dr. Marguerite Burns, assistant professor in Population Health Sciences.

Made-in-Madison skin replacement starts final clinical trial

July 12, 2017

A University of Wisconsin–Madison spinoff that makes an innovative material designed to speed healing of serious burns has begun a large clinical trial for the “regenerative skin tissue” it has been developing since 2000.

Study links insurance coverage to higher rates of colorectal cancer screenings

July 11, 2017

As the nation debates whether and how health insurance should be reformed, researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health determined that people with a certain type of insurance policy were more likely to be screened for colorectal cancer.

Colleagues pay tribute to cancer researcher Patti Keely

June 30, 2017

It would be easy to simply say Patti Keely was a world-class, nationally recognized breast cancer researcher at the UW School of Medicine and Public …

Plan tests ancient Chinese tradition to help elders with balance

June 23, 2017

Could a stripped-down tai chi class, taught in just 12 sessions and also practiced at home, improve balance in people over age 65 who were concerned about balance?

UW-Madison partnership works to improve birth outcomes in Wisconsin

May 2, 2017

A community-academic partnership between UW–Madison and community organizations is leading efforts in Wisconsin to improve infant health outcomes and eliminate disparities in African-American infant mortality.

UW treats first participant in trial of stem-cell therapy for heart failure

April 17, 2017

A research team at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has treated its first patient in an innovative clinical trial using stem cells for the treatment of heart failure that develops after a heart attack.

Three deans reappointed after 5-year reviews

March 16, 2017

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Director Paul Robbins, School of Medicine and Public Health Dean Robert Golden, and School of Human Ecology Dean Soyeon Shim have agreed to accept reappointment to their positions.

UW Research to help feds target diabetes outreach

February 17, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will use UW research on at-risk neighborhoods to target diabetes education efforts to seniors residing in the most disadvantaged areas.

UW-Madison spinoff releases new module to help women, doctors decide on mammogram

January 24, 2017

HealthDecision, LLC, a 7-year old startup with deep roots at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has just released the fourth module in a series intended to help doctors and patients share decisions.

Immunotherapy team harnesses cellular systems to fight diseases

January 4, 2017

A dedicated army of UW–Madison researchers is perfecting how to use immunotherapy and searching for new ways to do so.

Awake despite anesthesia? Study finds risk lower than thought

December 15, 2016

A new study found that, contrary to many previous studies, just more than 4 percent of surgical patients were conscious while under general anesthesia. None remembered it afterward.

Emeritus Professor Jack Fowler, pioneer in radiation biology, dies at 91

December 8, 2016

A physicist by training, Fowler gradually shifted his research emphasis and is considered one of the founders of modern radiation biology.