DFM Announcements

  1. DFMCH McGovern-Tracy and Student Scholars Awards Event

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    5:15-6:00 PM - Reception

    6:00-6:30 PM - Dinner

    6:30-8:00 PM - Awards

    Please join us at the Monona Terrace (1 Nolen Drive, Madison, WI), for our annual event honoring these award winners:

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  2. Primary Care Building Blocks

    The UW DFMCH is honored to have Tom Bodenheimer, MDvisit this week to discuss his work on building teams in primary care. He has identified the 10 Building Blocks of High-Performing Primary Careteams:

    ·      Engaged Leadership, Creating a Practice-wide Vision With Concrete Goals and Objectives

    ·      Data Driven Improvement Using Computer-Based Technology Read more... »

  3. New Faculty Announcement: David Kiefer, MD

    We are pleased David Kiefer, MD, has joined the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health as a Clinical Assistant Professor.
     
    Since October of 2016, Dr. Kiefer has been working as a float physician at the UW Health Arboretum Clinic in addition to being a Longitudinal Teaching Coach for the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, providing Integrative Medicine consultations for the Research Park Clinic, and assisting with a research project within the Institute of Aging. 
     
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  4. New Faculty Announcement: Karina Atwell, MD, MPH

    We are pleased Karina Atwell, MD, MPH has joined the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health as an Assistant Professor (CHS).

    Since September of 2016, Dr. Atwell has been providing patient care and teaching clinical care to medical students and resident physicians at the UW Health Verona Clinic.

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  5. "Charged Up" Strategic Planning Brief 3/13/17

    “Charged Up” Strategic Planning Brief, March 13, 2017

    Research - Reconfigure research infrastructure to expand participation across the department, identify new funding sources, and link more closely to clinical care and education.

    Update:  Read more... »

  6. Faculty Profile: Ann Figurski, MD

    We are pleased Ann Figurski, DO, has joined the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health as a Clinical and Teaching Physician.

    Since September of 2016, Dr. Figurski has been providing patient care and teaching clinical care to medical students at the UW Health Belleville Family Medicine Clinic. Read more... »

  7. Faculty Profile: Kouros Farro, MD

    We are pleased Kouros Farro, MD, has rejoined the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health as a Clinical Assistant Professor.

    Since August of 2016, Dr. Farro has been providing patient care and teaching clinical care to medical students occasionally at UW Health Urgent Care centers.  Read more... »

  8. "Charged Up" Strategic Planning Brief 2/22/17

    Task Force: Wellness and Resiliency

    Update: 

    The wellness and resiliency implementation team has chosen the members of the FamWELL board and will have its first meeting in April. FamWELL Board Members:

    1.       Alison Miller: Faculty Physician at Yahara

    2.       Ann Schensky: Program Specialist/Office of Community Health

    3.       James Bigham: Faculty Physician at Odana Read more... »

  9. Focus on Advocacy

                            Focus on Advocacy 

    There is no lack of advocacy opportunities for health care professionals. Cindy Haq, MD shared this six-step guideline adapted from the Indivisible Toolkit.

    1.     Identify an issue of concern.  Is this worth fighting for?  If yes, commit to action! Read more... »

  10. "Charged Up" Strategic Planning Brief

    Task Force: Wellness and Resiliency

    Update:  The wellness and resiliency implementation team is recruiting for:

    1)      FamWELL, a 10-member board that will support and guide site-based wellness champions. Julia Yates and Beth Potter, MD, are leading the selection process.

    2)      Wellness champions from all 21 DFMCH locations. The time commitment is 1 to 4 hours per month and should begin in January 2017. Read more... »