Researchers Aim To Broaden Understanding
Of How Toxins Affect The Body
Even in an era in which there is increased emphasis on living "green," humans are constantly exposed to a wide range of toxins in everything from our air, food and water to the goods we buy.
And while we know the harmful effects of such substances as phthalates, VOCs, asbestos, lead and others, there are tens of thousands of toxins present in our environment for which that information is yet unknown. The event is designed primarily for soccer coaches and female players between the ages of 12 and 18.
William Murphy, the Harvey D. Spangler professor of biomedical engineering and orthopedics and rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is leading a diverse team of UW-Madison researchers who received $6 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop models and screening tools that will rapidly advance knowledge of the health effects of today's ever-growing assortment of environmental toxins.
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William Murphy, MS, PhD
William Murphy, MS, PhD
University of Wisconsin
Freedom of Movement Fund
Research and innovation are significant parts of the culture at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. We are committed to bringing the best and brightest researchers to our labs and supporting them in their work, which centers on innovation, prevention, restoration and regeneration. In return, they deliver advanced medical technologies, curative treatments and regenerative therapies, which then become available to those who suffer from pain and limitation due to musculoskeletal disease, trauma and injury.
The Freedom of Movement Fund supports research that improves quality of life for people with bone and joint disorders and injuries. Your donation, in any amount, provides much-needed support that will keep us all moving, pain-free, for a lifetime.
Advancing the Future of Orthopedics
Longtime Madison orthopedic surgeon Dr. George Vogt loved to take the long view. When as a young man he knew he wanted to travel, he learned how to fly. When his regular pilot’s license didn’t allow him access to enough sky, he earned an instrument rating and the ability to fly above the clouds. And shortly after retiring in 1990, he longed for something more than just the next tee time, so George went back to school and learned how to build his own airplane.
"George simply loved life and never gave up on anything," Dr. Vogt’s wife, Nancy, says about her late husband. Knowing her husband’s passion, Nancy decided to include the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation in their estate plans. The Vogts’ generosity and foresight will fund two orthopedic professorships in their name: one in orthopedics and the other in stem cell and regenerative medicine.
"The possibility of developing therapies that could relieve the suffering of others was of great interest to both of us," she says. "I know this gift honors the kind of person George was."
Learn more about giving to the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation.

Faculty Research

Research is a cornerstone of the UW Health Orthopedics and Rehabilitation program. Our approach to research is centered around tissue engineering, biomechanics, and novel stem cell therapy. We offer over 9,000 square feet of research space housing four Ph.D. researchers, and provide trainees with ample opportunity to be involved in translational research. Clinical research is supported by a team of physicians, a research administrator, a grants and contracts specialist, research coordinators, and biostatisticians.
Learn about giving to the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation to help support research efforts.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

The mission of the UW-Madison Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is to meet the physical therapy needs of the people in the state of Wisconsin and beyond. Our Physical Therapy students are united by their passion for their chosen profession, their desire to learn and explore, and their commitment to serving the community. The experiences you will have as a student in the DPT Program are challenging and rewarding, and will serve you well throughout your career.
News and Events
News and Events
The Comprehensive Review of Pain Medicine will be held August 10-14, 2015. Download a brochure .  Learn more.
We welcome Bob McDonald, PhD who will take over as Professional Education Program Manager starting September 1st.
Welcome to the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Thomas A. Zdeblick, MD
Thomas A. Zdeblick, MD
A.A. McBeath Professor
and Chairman
Welcome to the University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. Our comprehensive program focuses on providing cutting edge patient care for both adult and pediatric patients, conducting state of the art research, and training the next generation of orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, physical therapists, as well as spine and sports medicine surgeons.Our physicians are on the forefront of new techniques and procedures to continually improve patient care, and have completed rigorous training and specialty fellowships.Many are nationally and world-renown as leaders in their respective disciplines. Read more...
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