Faculty Development

Higher education institutions frequently offer mentored research experiences to increase undergraduate student interest, motivation and preparedness for research careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematic and Medicine (STEMM) fields. However, for participating students from historically underrepresented groups, unaddressed cultural factors may hinder engagement and result in a less effective mentoring relationship...
Congratulations to the 27 Department of Medicine faculty who were approved for promotion this year. Their new ranks went into effect on July 1, 2020. Clinical Track Associate Professor Peter Gill, MD, Hospital Medicine Joseph Holt, MD, Hospital Medicine Kraig Kumfer, MD, PhD, Hospital Medicine Muhammad Shahzeb Munir, MD, Hospital...
While the summer break means July is a slower time for most in the University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine, it’s the beginning of the busy season for the department’s promotions team. As another cycle ramps up, administrative team members Amy Alston, HR assistant advanced; Carly Bencke, HR assistant advanced...
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...
On November 1, 2019, the Department of Medicine welcomed special guest Christine Sinsky, MD, FACP, vice president of professional satisfaction at the American Medical Association (AMA), to present Grand Rounds and hold follow-up discussions with department leaders and faculty. In her Grand Rounds presentation, "Creating a Manageable Cockpit for Clinicians...
Sarah Ahrens, MD, clinical associate professor, Hospital Medicine, was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health's white coat ceremony, held August 23, 2019. UW SMPH medical students elected Dr. Ahrens into the...
Conversations buzzed throughout the second-annual Diversity Summit hosted by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) in January 2019. More than 600 attendees filled the largest hall in the Health Sciences Learning Center and prompted the need for an overflow room. Welcoming the guests, Brian E...
It takes years of training in medicine before becoming qualified to treat patients, so wouldn't it be reasonable to assume that clinician-educators also could benefit from formal training in education? That's the objective of "Teaching Masters," a faculty development program led by Jeremy Smith, MD, associate professor (CHS), General Internal...
Photo caption: Dr. Angela Byars-Winston (center, holding microphone) shares a moment of levity with panel moderator Beverly Hutcherson (far left) and co-panelists Dr. Jason Stephenson (second from left) and Dr. Tracy Downs (right). To foster dialog about race in health care systems, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and...
First launched in 1996, PubMed is an essential tool for medical researchers and scientists. This free search engine allows access to the National Institutes of Health MEDLINE database of abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. PubMed currently includes more than 27 million records going back to 1966. Some older...