Announcements: Department Updates

  1. Publications - Fall 2009

    Barrett B, Brown RL, Mundt MP, Thomas GR, Barlow SK, Highstrom AD, Bahrainian M. Validation of a Short Form Wisconsin Upper Respiratory Symptom Survey (WURSS-21).  Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009; 7:76.

    Dresang L, Koch P. The need for rural family physicians who can perform cesareans. American Journal of Clinical Medicine 2009;6(2):39-41.

    Oleszkowicz A, Dresang L. Are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) safe in pregnancy? Evidence Based Practice 2009;12(7):14. Read more... »

  2. Presentations - Fall 2009

    Lee Dresang, MD:  Annual Suture Workshop. UW DFM Residents, Madison, WI.   July 2009

    Ann Evensen, MD:  “Preparing for a Leave of Absence”  American Academy of Family Physicians Global Health Workshop.  Broomfield, CO   September 2009

    Valerie Gilchrist, MD: 

    • “Asthma”, Pre-conference workshop, 6th Annual Beijing Symposium on General Practice and Community Health Services. Beijing, China.
  3. Send us Your Recipe for a DFM Flavored Babcock Ice Cream

    Hi Everyone,

    Babcock Hall will be creating an ice cream in honor of DFM’s 40th Anniversary next summer.  The ice cream will be served at DFM events held July 16-18, 2010.  In addition, the ice cream will be featured at the Babcock Hall Dairy Store next summer.  

    I’m writing to request ingredient suggestions for the 40th anniversary ice cream.  The ice cream will be vanilla based and could include one or more of the following ingredients:    Read more... »

  4. Upcoming Events - July 2009

    • All Faculty Meeting:  Wednesday, September 23rd, 4:00-5:30p, Monona Terrace, Madison.
    • Renner/Hansen Awards Dinner:  Wednesday, September 23rd, 5:30-8:30p, Monona Terrace, Madison.
    • Farley/Frey Professorship:  Reception and Lecture, Thursday, October 23rd
    • All Faculty Retreat:  Wednesday, November 11th, 4:00-8:00p, Fluno Center, Madison, WI
    • 40th Anniversary Celebration: July 16-18, 2010.  Madison.
  5. Updates and Kudos - July 2009

    • Alex Adams, MD, PhD was interviewed on Wisconsin Radio Network regarding childhood obesity.  July 2009. 
    • Randy Brown, MD is among the first physicians in the United States certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, a new independent medical specialty board.
    • Kathleen Carr, MD was selected to attend the Association of American Medical Colleges Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Conferen
  6. New Faculty, Staff, and Residents - July 2009

    New Faculty & Staff

    • Allen Last, MD MPH began with the Fox Valley Clinic 7/15/09 as the Residency Program Director.  He is a 2000 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Medical School.  Dr. Last was most recently employed as the Program Director with the RacineFamily Medical Center.  He is originally from the Fox Valley area.
    • Dan Riethmiller, MD began with the Sun Prairie Clinic 7/20/09.  He is  a 2005 graduate of Indiana University Medical School.    Following his residency at North Colorado Family Medicine, Dan did locums in rural settings in Northern Colorado.  He is originally from Indiana.

    Welcome to our new residents!

    Read more... »

  7. Renner/Hansen Awards Ceremony - Sept 23, 2009

    Please join us for the Renner/Hansen Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, September 23, beginning at 5:30 PM at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center.

    This year's chosen recipients are:

    The John H. Renner, MD "Wisconsin Idea" Award
    The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians

    Marc Hansen, MD Lectureship Award
    Kathleen Carr, MD

    This ceremony will also present:

    DFM Faculty Excellence Awards

    Dennis Breen, MD — Eau Claire Family Medicine Clinic Read more... »

  8. Faculty & Staff Excellence Awards - Applications Due Aug. 31

    Nominations are being accepted for faculty and staff excellence in performance and service to the mission of the UW DFM.

    3 to 5 awardees in each category will be considered from within the UW Dept. of Family Medicine Residency and UWMF managed clinics, along with those involved in the different missions of the department including education, research, clinical care, and administration. Read more... »

  9. Kudos - June 2009

    Congratulations to the PA Program!!! The Board of Regents approved their Masters Program proposal in early May. The program will begin summer of 2010. Great job to all, thanks for your hard work!

    Thanks to the following who have been recognized by their patients for their excellent care:

    Marla Dahlk, PA
    Sandy Kamnetz, MD
    Laura Kuhn, MD
    Phyllis Orsburne, LPN
    Nadim Ilbawi, MD
    Melissa Stiles, MD

  10. Dept Updates June 2009

    New Faculty & Staff

    • Rose Somers, MD began with the Urgent Care Clinics 5/18/09.


    • Belis Aladag, MD, MPH spent the month of May as a Visiting Scholar at the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine in Washington, DC. While she was in Washington, DC she also participated in the AAFP’s
      Congressional Conference.
    • Dennis Breen, MD was quoted in the story "Doctors increasingly saying no to medical freebies" in the Leader-Telegram newspaper.