Four smiling TRIUMPH faculty and staff members pose in front of a butterfly mural
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April 17, 2024 VOL 26 NO 1

TRIUMPH Program Supports the Latina Community

In the words of Coretta Scott King: “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”

Two UW Health physicians pose in an operating room with UW-themed surgical caps on
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April 17, 2024 VOL 26 NO 1

Firearm Safety Training for Effective Communication

Whether you are an experienced physician, a resident venturing into practice or a medical student, you likely spend much of your time in a hospital or clinic setting.

William Schwab and Elizabeth Petty
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January 17, 2024 VOL 25 NO 4

Training for LGBTQ+ Care

It is no secret that individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ have been disproportionately and negatively impacted relevant to their physical health and emotional well-being. Addressing these disparities is a herculean task, but the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) is actively taking on the challenge.

Susan Cowles and her dog on a beach
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January 17, 2024 VOL 25 NO 4

Helping a Patient Live with Rare Dysplasia

A DPT instructor demonstrates palpation skills on student's shoulder in front of a class
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October 23, 2023 VOL 25 NO 3

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.

Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar
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October 23, 2023 VOL 25 NO 3

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.

Anderla twins
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July 13, 2023 VOL 25 NO 2

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.

Students practice carrying a person on a spinal board together
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April 12, 2023 VOL 25 NO 1

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.

María Cecilia Abreu González, Patricia Téllez-Girón, and Gabriella Geige
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April 12, 2023 VOL 25 NO 1

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).

A group of NACHP graduates and their supporters
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January 13, 2023 VOL 24 NO 4

Native American Center for Health Professions Celebrates 10 Years of Success

Over its 10 years, the center boasts a 100 percent graduation rate for all health professions students and a 100 percent success rate for Native medical students who participate in residency match.

A person putting on personal protective equipment
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November 28, 2022 VOL 24 NO 3

Heroes of the Pandemic Share Their Experiences

Quarterly asked a sampling of UW School of Medicine and Public Health faculty members to share their experiences related to the novel coronavirus and its ramifications on individuals, families and communities.

A woman enjoying a group video conference
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July 21, 2022 VOL 24 NO 2

Waisman Center’s Autism Group Therapy Program Helps Young Adults Navigate Life’s Transitions

A long, difficult journey to diagnosis brought Lizzie Oster and her family to the Waisman Center in Madison with the hope that the center's Autism Treatment Programs would be a good fit for Lizzie.