June 5, 2020 SMPH COVID-19 UPDATE

  • A memorial tribute honoring Dr. Edward Jackson, who passed away on June 2, has been published on the SMPH website. Please join us in honoring his memory and legacy.
  • A Summer Faculty/Staff Town Hall will be held on Monday, June 22 at 4:30 pm. The agenda and WebEx information are available. Faculty and staff are welcome to submit questions for Town Hall Q&A.
  • Today (June 5) is the last day to submit your parking application in order to be considered for the first round of applications for parking year 2020–21 (September 1, 2020–August 31, 2021). UW Transportation Services is planning for a regular parking year where permits are required. For more information, visit the Transportation Services website or contact the Health Sciences Parking email address at healthsciencesparking@mailplus.wisc.edu


  • Please send kudos about your colleagues. Honor someone at go.wisc.edu/shoutout and we’ll share the stories. Visit this page to see a collection of shout-outs to date. Stay tuned for more!

“Claire Kostechka, Alex Yant and Nichole Blazel in the OB/GYN Research Office have once again rolled with the unexpected, examples of which include:
1) taking a global pandemic in stride, 2) adapting to new electronic AE and conmed forms, and 3) maintaining a level of professional and expertise that is aspirational.”
Lisa Barroilhet, MD, Associate Professor (CHS), Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology  

Telecommuting tip:

Staying strong & supporting one another: 

  • Strategies for coping, and (sometimes, even) finding growth in uncertainty: Focus on the facts and what we know to avoid dwelling on “what ifs.” Focus on what we can control and best manage. Challenge the value of certainty around a specific topic. Finally, recognize that sometimes moments of uncertainty can lead to transformation… even for the better. Tips courtesy of Mariah Quinn, MD, MPH, Director of Provider Well-Being, Department of Medicine.