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Six minority high school students from the Madison and Milwaukee area will be completing their six-week clinical research experience in the Department of Surgery this week. During this program, the students were partnered with a Surgery faculty member to work on a research project. Additionally, they spent time in the Simulation Center, participated in a variety of clinical activities, and attended a weekly lecture series. The students have been exposed to various aspects of academic surgery and careers in healthcare including an opportunity to talk to professionals across UW Health about careers in medicine, leadership, and scholarship. The program is funded through a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The students will present their research projects at Grand Rounds on Wednesday, July 19 at 7:20 am in the HSLC and receive certificates commemorating their time with the program. Please join us to support their scholarship and recognize these students for all that they have accomplished.

Thank you to all the mentors and staff who helped make this important program a success!


Congratulations to Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS who recently received recognition both on and off campus. In their summer issue, Savoy named Dr. Pugh as one of the country’s top influential black doctors. Dr. Pugh was also honored with a Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Investigator Award from UW, which recognizes research and teaching excellence.


William J Burlingham, PhD, was a co-author on “Functional characterization of human pluripotent stem cell-derived arterial endothelial cells,” published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this month.


James D Maloney, MD (Cardiothoracic)

“I was very pleased with Dr. Maloney’s care before, during, and after surgery. I would have absolute confidence in recommending him to others!”

Mahgen Kruse, PA-C (General Surgery-Wound)

“I could not have expected any better care. I have been treated extremely well every time!”

Jon S Odorico, MD (Transplant)

“I liked the reassurance I was given that all was well with my health. I trust Dr. Odorico.” Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System