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.
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.”
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.
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.
Rolf Lulloff’s Lifelong Passions Fuel Today’s Ventures
After losing his wife to Parkinson's, Lulloff co-founded an organization that provides education and support for people and families affected by neurological conditions.
Kyla Lee’s Reflective Style Guides Her Actions
Lee aims to strengthen the school by building relationships between students and alumni.
Benjamin Weston Translates Training Into Leadership in Medicine and Public Health
The drive that led him to establish Health Classrooms Foundation has led to a wide range of professional responsibilities that bridge clinical care and public health.
Clinical Trials Leaders Join Forces to Enhance Patient Care Offerings
Elizabeth “Betsy” Nugent and Nasia Safdar, leaders in the academic medical center’s clinical trials enterprise, recently announced creation of the Wisconsin Medicine Institute for Clinical Trials.
Karen Peterson Retires From Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association After Two Decades of Leadership
Peterson proudly counts the number of Homecoming Weekends she has celebrated while leading the Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association — 21 as of October 2021.
Sarah Rothschild Becomes New Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association Executive Director
Since 2014, Rothschild has been the director of constituent relations for the University of Virginia’s Medical Alumni Association and Medical School Foundation.
Elaine Alarid Nurtures the Next Generation of Mentors
From her earliest days as a budding scientist, Alarid says she’s always had someone in her corner, which has made all the difference.