Far and Wide with Physical Therapy
Jeff Hartman, PT, DPT, MPH ’06, says he made the best professional decision of his career when he was a physical therapist practicing in Sierra Leone in 2004. He was one of only four licensed physical therapists there immediately after a brutal, 11-year civil war. The traumatized nation was under the control of United Nations peacekeepers at the time.
Preventive Medicine Residency: Training to Improve Wellness
While much has changed in the world of public health since the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) launched its Preventive Medicine Residency Program nearly a decade ago, the program’s commitment to training Wisconsin’s next generation of physicians has not wavered.
Supported by Soulmates: Medical School Friends Share Lifelong Connection
When four members of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Class of 2010 — Stephen Almasi, MD ’10 (PG ’13); Joseph Hansen, MD ’10; Vincent Laurence, MD ’10; and Rebecca Cramer, MD ’10, MPH — began their medical school journeys, they had amassed years of unique life experiences. An unassuming brick house on Kendall Avenue brought them together as lifelong friends.
Traveling Full Circle: Far-flung Locales Spurred Durkin's Evolving Career
On paper, Maureen Durkin, PhD, DrPH, might appear to have the perfect credentials to be perceived as a stereotypical “ivory-tower” academic. Notwithstanding her two doctorates — one in anthropology from University of Wisconsin–Madison and the other in epidemiology from Columbia University — her life’s work has proved to be anything but esoteric.
Class Notes & Alumni Updates From Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
In Memoriam: Ronald L, Numbers, Sandra L. Osborn, Lincoln F. Ramirez
Improving Babies’ Quality of Life
When the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center opened, Lobeck expected a slow, steady stream of new patients — but demand far outpaced anyone’s predictions.
Family of Badgers Creates Scholarship
With nine University of Wisconsin–Madison degrees in their family, Linda and Thomas Kloosterboer, MD ’82 (PG ’86), are grateful for their education and that of their adult children, who earned undergraduate degrees as Badgers.
The Science of Mentorship: Angela Byars-Winston
When Angela Byars-Winston, PhD, addressed a group of medical students and their mentors recently, she encouraged them to “grow where you are planted. We have to create the space we want to flourish in, that we want to thrive in.”
Class Notes – July 2023
In Memoriam: Hans W. Sollinger, Guillermo de Venecia, Merle A. Evenson
Goodbye dear friends: Hans W. Sollinger, Guillermo de Venecia, Merle A. Evenson
Ed Chapman’s Tenacious Approach to the “Most Important” Problems in Biology
Ed Chapman concentrates on research questions that are big, bad, and basic. Many of them concern the release of neurotransmitters at the synapse — the tiny gap between two neurons.
Rural MD Track Focuses on Underserved Populations and Under-Resourced Settings
In Wisconsin, only seven percent of physicians have rural practices, according to the Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce in 2021.
Brittany Rodriguez Realizing Her Dream in Medical School
Brittany Rodriguez had not told her mom and stepdad she was considering medical school when she mailed them her acceptance letter from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She had not intended to keep it a secret, but she felt the need to keep the dream to herself until it became real.
BEAM Program Builds Equitable Mentorship for Underrepresented Medical Students
Jasmine Love remembers wanting to become a physician at an early age. Now she’s a fourth-year medical student who will earn her medical degree in May 2023 at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH).
Athena Poppas Blazes Trails for Women in Cardiology
After she earned her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in 1989, it would have been easy for Athena Poppas, MD ’89 (PG ’92), to have chosen a specialty that was more typical for women.
In Memoriam: Rebecca Blank, Gary Lyons, Alice McPherson
Goodbye dear friends: Rebecca M. Blank, Gary E. Lyons, and Alice R. McPherson
Class Notes & Alumni Updates From Sports Medicine Specialists
Three Sports Medicine Specialists Share Updates