Announcements: Department Updates

  1. 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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  2. "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... »

  3. 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... »

  4. 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... »

  5. "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... »

  6. "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... »

  7. 2016: Year in Review

    January 2017 Faculty Development Digest: 2016 Year in Review

    Articles with the most “chatter”—from healthcare reform to medical errors, Zika, healthcare disparities and wearables—this list will help you pass the long winter evenings ahead--here are the top 100 articles in research journals for 2016.

    https://www.altmetric.com/top100/2016/

    Podcasts Read more... »

  8. Call for Nominations for 2017 DFMCH Student Scholars Awards

    On behalf of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH), I invite you to take advantage of our streamlined process for nominating 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year Medical Students and 2nd and 3rd year Family Medicine Residents and Faculty/Community Preceptors for the following awards:

    • Compassion in Action (CIA) Award
    • CIA Tibetan Delek Hospital in India
    • CIA Community Health Leadership Award
    • CIA International Health Leadership Award
    • Robert F. and Irma K. Korbitz Endowed Scholarship
    • Dr. Lester Brillman Scholarship Award
    • Dr. Lester Brillman Leadership and Advocacy Award
    • Dr. Lester Brillman Mentorship Award
    • Vogel Scholarship
    • Founders Award
    • McGovern-Tracy Scholars Award

    To nominate someone, fill out and submit our simple Online Nomination Form.

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  9. "Charged Up" Strategic Planning Brief

    Task Force: Research

    Update: The goal of the DFMCH research task force is to establish a framework to best allow our department to perform innovative, cutting-edge primary care research that improves education, patient care and community health.

    To better tie our research to the education we deliver, the research task force and Madison residency faculty and staff are developing a research pathway for second- and third-year residents to start in July 2017.

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  10. "Charged Up" Strategic Planning Brief

    To communicate the DFMCH ReCHARGED strategic planning process, we are introducing the “Charged Up” brief with implementation updates.

    Background: As you remember, each task force developed a proposal that described their issue, reviewed best practices and advocated for a particular strategy or strategies for DFMCH. As implementation moves forward, we will be requesting updates from the implementation teams and sharing them with you. Read more... »