Brita Lundberg
January 23, 2019 VOL 20 NO 4

Using Expertise for Patient Advocacy

Brita Lundberg, MD ’91 (PG ’94), decided to leave the practice of medicine and return to the classroom for patient advocacy training. Now she's making a career out of it.

An older couple smiling together for the camera
November 12, 2018 VOL 20 NO 3

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.

Julianne Lee
Impactful Giving
November 8, 2018 VOL 20 NO 3

Juliane Lee Establishes Scholarship to Honor 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.”

Daniel Jackson
November 2, 2018 VOL 20 NO 3

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.

Susan Isensee
Class Notes
July 24, 2018 VOL 20 NO 2

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.

Kevin Thao
July 20, 2018 VOL 20 NO 2

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.

Michelle Buelow, Kjersti Knox and Theresa Umhoefer-Wittry
Feature Story
July 18, 2018 VOL 20 NO 2

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.

Bruce and Judith Harms
Impactful Giving
April 27, 2018 VOL 20 NO 1

Professorship Bolsters Next Generation of Surgeons

"Someday, these young surgeons may be taking care of us, and we all want great people taking care of us," says Bruce A. Harms, MD, MBA, about the need to support excellence in research, education and patient care in the field of surgery, and particularly colorectal surgery. To that end, he and his wife, Judith, have established a professorship in colorectal surgery.

Students and physicians around a surgical table
April 13, 2018 VOL 20 NO 1

Gundersen Physicians Train, Mentor UW Medical Students

Spend a few minutes talking with physician educators Kyla Lee, MD ’98, and Kimberly Lansing, MD, PhD, and one thing becomes abundantly clear: There is a great deal more to teaching medical students than meets the eye. Based at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin, they have close ties to the campus in Madison and have been intimately involved in the development and implementation of the school’s new ForWard Curriculum, now in its second year.

Bucky Badger holding a stethoscope
Student Life
April 13, 2018 VOL 20 NO 1

Medical Students Thank Donors, Kick off House Cup Competition

In the days leading up to Valentine’s Day 2018, the Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association staff hosted a gratitude-filled event, drawing medical students to write thank-you notes. Enthusiastic students gathered to share words of praise with the many donors who support the missions of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and its alumni association.

Humberto Rodriguez
Impactful Giving
January 16, 2018 VOL 19 NO 4

Class of 1982 Honors Humberto Rodriguez With Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship will be awarded to Spanish-speaking students to help increase diversity at the School of Medicine and Public Health and support the school’s goal to improve health equity.

January 12, 2018 VOL 19 NO 4

Perpetual Energy Fuels E. Richard Stiehm’s Dedicated Service

Reviewing the accomplishments of E. Richard Stiehm, MD '57, one may think the “E” stands for Energizer, like the iconic bunny. Actually, he was named after his uncle, Ewald Stiehm, a Badger football star and the football coach at the University of Nebraska.