Research Day

The Department of Medicine Research Day was initiated as an opportunity to allow all the Divisions of Medicine to mingle and learn what's going on throughout the department. It has been a successful event focusing on junior faculty and students at poster presentations.

This year's Research Day will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017. It is a catered affair and includes a 1-hour Grand Rounds lecture and two additional plenary lectures. Events will be held in Room 1325 and the Atrium lobby area of the Health Sciences Learning Center

Registration is open to all Department of Medicine members and non-departmental guests (to aid planning, all attendees should register). Questions? Email Betty Weiss, research services director. 

2017 Grand Rounds Lecture (8:00 am, Friday, June 9, 2017):

Diet, Microbiome and Health: Past, Present & Future
Cindy D. Davis, PhD
Director of Grants and Extramural Activities
Office of Dietary Supplements
National Institutes of Health


Cindy D. Davis, PhD

2017 Plenary Speaker (12:15 pm, Friday, June 9, 2016):

“Microbiome Initiatives: From the White House to UW-Madison”
Jo Handelsman, PhD
Director, Wisconsin Institute of Discovery
Professor of Plant Pathology

2017 Closing Speaker (2:45 pm, Friday, June 9, 2016):

“True Translational Research – Bench to Bedside to Practice”
Patrick McBride, MD, MPH, FACC
Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Department of Medicine

Dr. Patrick Mc Bride


At last year's Research Day in 2016, highlighted guest speakers included:

2016 Grand Rounds Lecture (8:00 am, Friday, June 3, 2016):

“Is GLP-1 a hormone: Whether and when?”
David D'Alessio, MD
Associate Director, Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition

David D'Alessio, MD

2016 Keynote Speaker (12:00 pm, Friday, June 3, 2016):

“Inherited Arrhythmia Syndromes: 50 Years of Progress”
Craig T January, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Craig T January, MD, PhD

Plenary and Keynote Speakers: Archive