University of Wisconsin–Madison

Archive: Week in Review – April 10, 2017

At the Top

Nadine Connor, PhD, has been appointed associate vice chancellor for research policy and compliance in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education at UW. Nadine has been serving in this position on an interim basis for the past six months, and will now bring her vision and strong leadership skills to the role on a permanent basis. Her responsibilities include serving as the institutional official for both human subjects and animal research programs, as well as overseeing the university’s stem cell oversight program.


Heather Neuman, MD, is one of the experts featured in an upcoming article in the publication of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the ASCO Post. The article in the April 25 issue is titled, “Decision Aid Improves Breast Cancer Patients’ Knowledge of Surgical Options.” Dr. Neuman’s research, cited in the article, suggests that a web-based decision aid allowing women with early breast cancer to easily compare surgical treatment options ultimately helps them make more informed decisions. Having research selected for inclusion in the ASCO Post is a prestigious honor. Congratulations.

Faculty Promotions

Petros Anagnostopoulos, MD, MBA, (Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery) and Seth Dailey, MD, (Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery) have each earned promotion to the rank of Professor (CHS), effective July 1, 2017. Please join me in congratulating Drs. Anagnostopoulos and Dailey for their well-earned promotions.

Welcome to the Department

Christa Neuser, PHR, SHRM-CP, will lead human resource efforts for the Department of Surgery, Radiology and Urology in the new integrated HR initiative overseen by SMPH. She has been working for the UW SMPH since 2002 and has been working as a Human Resources professional for 17 years. Christa has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources and Public and Nonprofit Management. She will have offices in both Surgery and Radiology and will split her week between the two. Christa will guide our skilled and committed HR team (Cory Reithmeyer, Rachel Timbers, Courtney Athnos and Saige Bierman) in recruitment, supervision, staffing, strategic initiatives in compensation, leadership support and development, training and diversity goals. Welcome!

Surgical Chair Search

Chair candidate town hall meetings are available for viewing here. To provide feedback on candidates, you can use the survey found here.

Patient Comments from Hospital Survey

Marylou Hagen, PA-C (Plastics)
“She was very helpful and reassuring about my upcoming surgery. I’ve seen Marylou in the past and she has always been pleasant and comforting to work with.”

Dai Yamanouchi, MD, PhD (Vascular)
“I have been so fortunate to have him as my vascular physician – excellent skills and patient care. I would not consider going to another doctor. Excellent rating!”

Burke Richmond, MD (Otolaryngology)
“Dr. Richmond provided me with lots of good information to consider. That was very helpful!”