Announcements: Department Updates

  1. "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... »

  2. 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.

    Podcasts Read more... »

  3. 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.

    Read more... »

  4. "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.

    Read more... »

  5. "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... »

  6. It Starts With Me: Nov 3, 2016

    We hope you are able to join us for the third session of  “It Starts With Me: Conversations about Identity, Privilege and Intersectionality.” 

    We will be in the Wingra Clinic Bay Creek Conference Room, Nov 3, 2016 (12:30 – 1:30PM), but again we will have video conferencing available.  Please let Ann Schensky know as soon as possible if you would like your site to participate so we can set it up. Read more... »

  7. 2016 Renner / Hansen Reception & Awards - Nov 9, 2016

    Please join us for the annual “John H. Renner, MD Wisconsin Idea Award” and “Marc Hansen, MD Lecture” Reception and Awards.

    Date: Wed, Nov 9, 2016
    Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
    Location: Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center – Madison, Wisconsin

    We will be presenting the following awards: Read more... »

  8. It Starts With Me: Conversations about Identity, Privilege and Intersectionality.

    Thanks to those of you who were able to join us for our second session “It Starts With Me: Conversations about Identity, Privilege and Intersectionality.”  If you missed this event you may find the material at  As a follow up to our discussions this month, think about the following:

    On the topic of race as a social construct

    Find a colleague and Read more... »

  9. UW Health Quality and Safety Week - October 10-13

    Join UW Health for a variety of engaging talks and activities October 10-13, 2016.

    See website for full details

    There are several “Take Five” speed sharing/learning sessions (covering five improvement projects in 30 minutes!), talks on handoffs, health care acquired infections and safe pain management, along with a patient experience panel discussion (featuring Dr. Elizabeth Perry) and more. Read more... »

  10. Statewide Grand Rounds - Sept 14, 2016

    Date/Time: September 14, 2016 — 12:30-1:30 PM

    Location: Mendota Conference Room—3rd Floor, Alumni Hall

    What Next for the PCMH: Letting Go of Humpty Dumpty

    Presented by: Read more... »