DFM Announcements

  1. 2015 Faculty and Staff Award Nominations

    The DFM is accepting nominations/applications for the 2015 Faculty and Staff Awards to be presented at the Renner-Hansen Award Ceremony, being held on the November 11, 2015 at the Pyle Center in Madison.

    For more information and specific award criteria see the nominating material below: Read more... »

  2. DFMCH ReCHARGED Strategic Planning Update - Task Forces Are Underway

    The Team-Based Care, Wellness and Resiliency, and Performance Development task forces are off and running. Task force members were trained by Mercedes Alonso from the Napier Group on July 23rd. The training included understanding leadership styles, an overview of the proposal that each task force will create and a problem-solving strategy called Six Hats Thinking (part 1, part 2). Copies of these materials and other resources are available on the DFMCH ReCHARGED website.

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  3. DFMCH ReCHARGED Strategic Planning Update - Opportunities Task Forces

    On June 3rd, 65 people from across DFMCH participated in an Opportunities Conference to problem solve around operational issues that can and must be addressed as they stand in the way of our efforts to create a more ideal future. The DFMCH ReCHARGED Steering Group is establishing three task forces to further research these issues and recommend strategies for DFMCH. Based on the votes at the Opportunities Conference and the existing data (from the survey this spring, past listening sessions and interviews) those areas will be: Read more... »

  4. DFMCH ReCHARGED Strategic Planning Update - Where We Are and What Comes Next?

    Are you wondering what's going on with the strategic planning process and what happens next? If so, you are not alone! We've received questions about how the process works and how all of these different events will help us create a strategic plan for DFMCH.

    The ReCHARGED Steering Group created a five-minute video to explain what's already been done and what is involved in the rest of the process. Watch it here! Read more... »

  5. Faculty Development Digest

    Yes!!!!, And……


    I recently returned from the Third International Medical Improv Train-the-Trainer Workshop and am excited about the potential applications. You may be understandingly skeptical about how improv relates to medicine-I certainly was when I first came across the workshop. But after attending, I feel there are a multitude of applications for medical improv and give you my Top Five. Read more... »

  6. Mission: Haiti

    Mission Haiti

    Haiti is the most dangerous country in which to give birth in the Western Hemisphere. The lifetime risk of maternal death is 1 in 83.  94% of women are cared for by matrons or family members instead of skilled attendants.The infant mortality rate stands at 350 deaths per 100,000 births, compared to the U.S. rate of 12.7 deaths. Many people in Haiti do not have access to basic medical care and clean water.  At times, even the hospital goes without electricity and running water. A non-profit organization, Midwives for Haiti, has a vision to change current conditions so that all Haitian women will have access to prenatal care and deliver with the assistance of a skilled birth attendant. 

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  7. DFMCH ReCHARGED Opportunities Conference

    On June 3rd, 37 staff and 28 faculty from 15 locations across DFM participated in an Opportunities Conference to problem solve around seven operational issues that can and must be addressed as they stand in the way of our efforts to create a more ideal future. Mercedes Alonso, consultant from the Napier Group, presented these as the pillars or supports for the strategic plan. Read more... »

  8. Diversity Committee Members Named

     I am delighted to share with you the members of the  Department of Family Medicine’s new Diversity Committee Read more... »

  9. Diversity Committee Update

    The Executive Team is selecting members to serve on the Diversity Committee.  We will soon be sharing the selected names  but without question we have an incredible list of eligible applicants. I hope all of them will serve on this committee at some time as we rotate members. I have also just been elected to the SMPH Diversity and Equity Committee and so will continue to advocate for our work at the medical school level and hope to see even greater cross-fertilization of ideas and projects across the school. Read more... »