Spring Retreat Highlights Diverse Fellowship Program

The Department of Family Medicine Fellowship program recently held its Spring Fellowship Retreat as a culmination of fellow scholarly activities conducted over the past year.  The retreat included fellows from the Primary Care Research Fellowship program.  Held on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, each fellow presented a summary of their work which provided an opportunity to observe a diverse range of interests and ongoing efforts related to the organization, delivery and efficacy of primary health care.  Presentations included topics related to nutrition, environmental health, diabetes, common cold symptoms and cost effectiveness of health care practices.  Specifc titles included: 

  • Anne Escaron, PhD - "Assessing the Nutrition Environment of Wisconsin Communities (ANEWC) Study: Strategy Selection for a Grocery Store Intervention" 
  • Mateusz Karwowski, MD - "Redefining Lead Poisoning: Current Evidence and Potential Implications"
  • Chidi Obasi, MD - "Assessing the Magnitude of Behavioral Interventions on Severity of  Respiratory  Symptoms using the Wisconsin Upper Respiratory Symptom Survey (WURSS)"           
  • Kevin Thao, MD - "The Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Wisconsin Hmong Clinic Patients"
  • Paul Wedel, MD - "Does the Length of the Office Visit Affect the Cost of Health Care?"

We salute the fellows on their dedication and commitment to the vision of the Department.