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Susan Thibeault, PhD, received word from colleagues at the University of Delaware that their R01 (PI Xinqiao Jia), “A Hydrogel-Based Cellular Model of the Human Vocal Fold,” was funded. Dr. Thibeault holds a subaward on this grant. Dr. Thibeault currently holds four R01s, and this is a great addition to her grant portfolio.

Honors

Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, was recently elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), one of the oldest and most respected medical honor societies in the United States. Dr. Pugh is currently the only UW Department of Surgery faculty member in the ASCI, and only the second ever to be elected to this prestigious group. Congratulations, Carla, on this honor!

Service

Liver Transplantation, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), named David Foley, MD, an associate editor.

The UWSMPH MD program is in the midst of a bold and innovative curriculum transformation. The leaders of this redesign depend on the expertise of faculty members throughout the many departments that make up UWSMPH. We received a thank you letter from several members of the Curriculum Transformation Steering Committee recognizing the work Gretchen Schwarze, MD, MPP, contributed as a Thread Designer on content related to Ethics. The letter read, in part, “Dr. Schwarze has been a generous volunteer of her time and energies during this process and we could not be more grateful for her commitment. She has written the learning objectives related to Ethics and has spent countless hours working with members of the curriculum transformation leadership team.” Thank you, Gretchen, for your commitment to our medical students and ensuring the success of the medical school’s curriculum changes.

In the News

We want to offer on update on on Dr. Nathan Welham’s research, which is at the center of one of the biggest news stories ever out of UW-Madison. Counting online mentions only, the story was picked up by 200 media outlets around the world, including media in Canada, Spain, Germany, England, India, Argentina and Afghanistan. Individual news websites that carried the story reported millions of unique page views; the highest was The Huffington Post with 30.4 million, followed by Fox News Channel with 27.9 million, US News & World Report at 17.5 million and Today.com with 13.9 million. Many of these sites included video and/or still photographs provided by UW Health Public Affairs. Watch Dr. Welham in this interview that aired on Fox Business.

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