Tag School of Medicine and Public Health

Microbiomes of diabetic foot ulcers are associated with clinical outcomes

April 18, 2019

New research suggests that the microbial communities associated with chronic wounds common in diabetic patients affect whether those wounds heal or lead to amputations.

Dementia: Can a “friendly visit” play a role in keeping seniors safe at home?

April 15, 2019

As part of a grant in the UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Wisconsin paramedics take training intended to help them become “friendly visitors” with seniors showing signs of dementia.

Doctor’s brainstorm being realized at UW–Madison spinoff

March 14, 2019

Atrility hopes to market a device that would help in pediatric heart surgery. The design was begun by students in UW–Madison’s department of biomedical engineering.

Undergrads design ventilator device; form company to aid newborns during surgery

January 25, 2019

Undergraduates in biomedical engineering created an improved "wye" that connects airway tubes for infants during surgery. They've applied for a provisional patent.

Blue “blood” gives residents innovative microsurgery training

January 25, 2019

To train residents in microsurgery, UW physicians have developed the “blue-blood” chicken thigh simulator. Residents suture blood vessels together in chicken thighs perfused with IV fluid dyed blue.

UW-Madison life-expectancy paper nabs top honor from APHA

January 2, 2019

Work published by three University of Wisconsin researchers regarding decreasing the gap in life expectancy of the United States population compared to European peers, earned top honors from the American Public Health Association.

Professor seeking to offer eye screenings throughout state remotely

December 19, 2018

A UW–Madison professor helped start program that offers a way for patients with diabetes to easily access eye screenings, and now she and her fellow researchers are studying how to make such programs more widely available across Wisconsin.

‘Raw, peer-to-peer’ film starting conversations about addiction at Wisconsin high schools

October 26, 2018

Wisconsin high school students are learning to talk about addiction through a film and accompanying curriculum prepared by Wisconsin Eye and funded by the Wisconsin Partnership program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Stem Cells @ 20: The Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine center galvanizes stem cell research

October 2, 2018

In Wisconsin, key to growing and empowering the community of stem cell researchers is the UW–Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center.

Scientists discover cause of aging-related disease in mice, then reverse its symptoms

July 30, 2018

UW–Madison researchers have shown that mice making too much of a human protein called AT-1 show signs of early aging and premature death, which are also symptoms of the human disorder progeria.

Cell therapy is the future, and Wisconsin is the place, UW–Madison expert tells Technology Council

June 29, 2018

UW–Madison has doctors willing to guide the studies that will make or break cell therapy companies. “If you are a clinician, you need a pioneer spirit to do something that has never been done before,” Jacques Galipeau says, “and there are already many like that here.”

Map helps guide public health decision-making

June 28, 2018

“We want this to be a tool that everyone can use,” said Amy Kind, an associate professor of medicine. “We hope this will be a catalyst to ... eliminate U.S. health disparities.”

Surgery residency goes global

May 15, 2018

The UW surgery department is offering for the first time an elective international rotation. The first participant was a surgery resident, and he has just returned from a month in Ethiopia.

Commencement: The weekend in photos

May 12, 2018

From elaborately decorated mortarboards to beaming graduates, commencement weekend is full of camera-ready moments.

CWD prions discovered in soil near Wisconsin mineral licks for the first time

May 3, 2018

New research out of the UW–Madison has, for the first time, detected prions responsible for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in samples taken from sites where deer congregate.

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.