Tag School of Medicine and Public Health

New master’s degree in health informatics meets industry need

March 24, 2020

The degree provides students with the experience and foundation they need to create innovative solutions aimed at improving current health care practices. Upon graduation, they should be prepared to make data-driven decisions in health policy, data security and clinical practice.

UW study designs novel approach for better understanding teens and technology

February 14, 2020

Researchers at UW have designed a scale, The Adolescents’ Digital Technology Interactions and Importance, that measures the importance of social media interactions. This novel approach proposes…

Dr. Amy Fiedler selected for Presidential Leadership Scholars Program

January 30, 2020

The program brings together a diverse network of 60 leaders from around the nation. Fiedler, a cardiac surgeon, is working on a leadership project for a cardia surgical unit in Rwanda.

Access to Medicare increases cancer detection, reduces cancer mortality rate

January 13, 2020

Access to Medicare significantly affects detection of certain cancers and life expectancy following cancer diagnosis, according to a new study from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

Delirium linked to brain injury after severe surgery

December 5, 2019

The researchers were able to demonstrate that delirium is associated with injury to nervous tissue in the brain that could lead to loss of cognitive ability.

UW–Madison center will coordinate data for cancer clinical trials

October 1, 2019

The network will conduct early phase clinical trials to assess the safety, tolerability and cancer prevention potential of agents and interventions of varying classes in order to advance their further clinical development for cancer prevention.

Moving beyond hype: Could one-two treatment restore damaged heart muscle?

September 27, 2019

UW-Madison researchers hope a combination of two cutting-edge approaches would use a fabric-like material to prevent “wash-out” and successfully implant cardiomyocytes to damaged hearts.

Remembering Heidi Dvinge

September 26, 2019

On Sept. 20, Professor Heidi Dvinge passed away unexpectedly. Her colleagues describe her tragic loss as “devastating.”

Affordable Care Act slashed uninsured rate among people with diabetes

September 24, 2019

In 2009 and 2010, 17 percent of adults who were under age 65 and had diabetes were uninsured. After the ACA took effect, that percentage declined by 12 percentage points and by 27 percentage points among those with low income.

Nugent named inaugural Chief Clinical Officer for SMPH and UW Health

August 21, 2019

Elizabeth Nugent is charged with leading the establishment of the School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health as a premier clinical research organization.

New director of UW CIPE focuses on health-care collaboration

August 8, 2019

He says CIPE’s focus on team-based learning and practice will provide UW–Madison health sciences students purposefully-designed interprofessional learning and socialization, both of which will better prepare them for team-based practice.

UW study: Major surgery is associated with minor cognitive decline

August 8, 2019

The decline was akin to about five months of aging, according to research led by Dr. Robert Sanders,  assistant professor of anesthesiology, and conducted by Dr. Bryan Krause, assistant scientist in anesthesiology.

Lessons of conventional imaging let scientists see around corners

August 5, 2019

Scientists from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Universidad de Zaragoza in Spain, drawing on the lessons of classical optics, have shown that it is possible to image complex hidden scenes using a projected “virtual camera” to see around barriers.

Thanks to science, parasite can have sex in mice, not just cats

July 29, 2019

The work could lead to a vaccine for cats and throws a critical lifeline to scientists who study the parasite by providing a new animal model in which to study it.

Investigation into fungal infection reveals genetic vulnerability in Hmong

July 15, 2019

A new UW–Madison study has identified a specific genetic vulnerability among Hmong people that renders them more susceptible to the disease-causing fungus.

UW-Platteville, UW–Madison explore PA partnership

July 3, 2019

Under the concept, students would earn a physician assistant degree through UW–Madison’s nationally recognized program by attending classes at UW-Platteville.

A new way to wind the development clock of cardiac muscle cells

May 14, 2019

A study published in the journal Stem Cells describes a new and unexpected way to accelerate the maturation of induced pluripotent stem cells into cardiac muscle cells.  

Friday ceremony inspires with words from honorary degree recipients

May 10, 2019

Commencement weekend kicked off with a ceremony at the Kohl Center for about 900 doctoral, medical professional, and master of fine arts students.

Medical school grad follows mother’s footsteps in rural medicine

May 6, 2019

Mary Finta, who will graduate with an M.D. on May 10 from the UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, has spent the past two years following her passion for rural medicine.