Diversity

“Everything is about trying to enroll patients and making it as convenient for them as possible.” For Kendra Haight, BSN, RN, associate clinical nurse specialist, Infectious Disease, that one sentence describes her role in a nutshell. Haight coordinates several clinical trials led by Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease...
Ozioma Okonkwo, PhD, assistant professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, was invited to serve on the Alzheimer's Association International Research Grant Program (IRGP) Council. The Council helps oversee the peer-review process of the Alzheimer's Association and provides input on developing funding programs and initiatives. It specifically focuses on developing funding opportunities that...
Shobhina G. Chheda, MD, MPH, FACP, professor (CHS), General Internal Medicine, and associate dean for medical education at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, was one of four faculty members from across the nation invited by the American College of Physicians (ACP) to lead a three-day...
Dawd Siraj, MD, MPH, professor (CHS), Infectious Disease, has been selected for the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA) 2020 Leadership Institute. The year-long leadership training program is designed exclusively for mid- or senior-career infectious diseases and HIV specialists. Participants will join a growing community of ascending leaders from diverse...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, and vice chair for research, Department of Medicine, was named a 2020 winner of the Wisconsin Academy Fellows Award. Established by the Academy in 1982, the award recognizes educators, researchers, mentors, artists, and civic or business leaders from across Wisconsin who have made...
Lisa Jones, MD, MPH, MMCI, assistant professor (CHS), Gastroenterology and Hepatology, pictured above, was accepted into the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Centennial Scholars Program. The competitive program develops faculty whose diversity enhances the quality of education and research at the SMPH, and who may...
A report recently released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) recommends that U.S. colleges and universities take a more intentional, inclusive, and evidence-based approach to mentoring students in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) – a shift that could engage and help retain a broader...
Vital Signs is featuring introductions to many of the new faculty members and chief residents who joined us in 2019. Each has been invited to provide some background about their primary professional focus in clinical, research, and/or medical education, what drew them to UW-Madison, their hopes and dreams for their...
Narjust Duma, MD Assistant Professor (CHS) Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care Medical School: Universidad Catolica Nordestana, Dominican Republic Residency: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey at University Hospital, Newark, NJ (Internal Medicine) Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (Hematology-Medical Oncology) Joined the Department of Medicine as a faculty...
“I think most people would say, ‘I like my job.’ But I would say, ‘I love my job.’” For Fay Osman, MPH, assistant researcher, Administration, her work as a biostatistician in the Department of Medicine’s Office of Research Services is as much about people and collaboration as it is about...