In the Know: SMPH Updates for August 10, 2020

Top news:

COVID-19 updates:


Events and happenings:

  • Call for nominations: 2020 University of Wisconsin-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awards. A total of 1-2 nominations will be submitted by the Dean’s Office under the direction of co-interim Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officers Dr. Tracy Downs, Manuel Santiago, and Danielle Yancey. To submit a name, please fill out this form by August 31, 2020. (If you have directly nominated someone, or plan to do so, please submit their name so we can coordinate nominations. Individuals who are not selected to be a Dean’s Office nominee can be directly nominated by their department or unit.) The deadline for final nomination packet submission to the UW–Madison Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement is September 14, 2020.





  • The annual Bike the State challenge has begun. Learn more about how to get involved.


  • The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is offering a webinar on “Repurposing Research as Part of a Patient-Centric Strategy: Drugs, Devices and More” on August 13 at noon-1:00 p.m. Register


Policy update:

  • A new version of SMPH policy 30.10 – Distribution of Invention Royalties has been released.



  • Please send kudos about your colleagues. Honor someone at and we’ll share the stories. Visit this page to see a collection of shout-outs to date. Submit your thoughts and we’ll share them in a future issue.


Telecommuting tip:

  • How to clean your computer (without frying it): Get tips on how best to clean your computer while working from home, including the screen, keyboard, and exterior.


Staying strong & supporting one another: 

  • Self-care tips during the COVID-19 pandemic: Tips on taking care of your mental and physical health during this time by managing social pressures.