In the Know: SMPH Updates for September 25, 2020

Top news

  • To wrap up National Postdoc Appreciation Week, we highlight the Office of Postdoctoral Studies, which has its administrative home in SMPH and serves postdoctoral researchers throughout UW–Madison. Learn about how the office supports career and professional development, as well as its role in a nationally-recognized training program that fosters career progression of underrepresented postdoctoral researchers and promotes institutional diversity and inclusion.
  • Join in for the next episode of Wisconsin Medicine on September 29 at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion of “The Future of Medicine.”

 Have you submitted a question for the Q&A at the All-Faculty/Staff Meeting on October 12? It’s not too late!

  • Prof. Ajay Sethi and Dr. Jeff Pothoff answer COVID-19 FAQs such as how to reduce risk during colder months and what we are beginning to understand about prolonged, persistent symptoms in some people who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2.
  • View non-COVID-19-related news of the weekincluding information on whether it’s ok to share non-partisan information about voting with students, Annual Benefits Enrollment, a funding opportunity for staff professional development, and a request for proposals for drug development research.

 Building an Anti-Racist SMPH

  • Reminder: The Wisconsin Medical Journal (WMJ) is seeking papers for a special issue examining the impact of race and racism on the health of people in Wisconsin. Consideration will be given to original research, review articles, case reports and brief reports, as well as commentaries and narratives. The deadline for submissions is November 1; the issue will be published in January 2020. Learn more.

 View upcoming events relating to anti-racism topics at UW–Madison and beyond.


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