In the Know: SMPH Updates for October 14, 2020

Top news

  • UW Health and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health have launched Study Finder, an easily accessible website listing UW studies and clinical trials that are currently recruiting participants. 
  • Thank you to the SMPH community members who attended Monday’s Fall Faculty/Staff Meeting and to the panelists who provided updates on SMPH Smart Restart. The PowerPoint presentation and a video recording are available. Mark your calendars for the next meeting on January 25, 2021.
  • “The Pandemic Effect: Exposing Racism and Inequities” is the focus for UW-Madison’s Diversity Forum 2020, being held virtually October 27-28. The event will feature keynotes by Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D., author of “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” and Austin Channing Brown, author of “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness,” plus two full days of speakers and interactive sessions. Learn more and register here.
  • The SMPH Office of Basic Science and Research is pleased to announce the new SMPH Core Facilities website, a repository of information describing in detail SMPH Core Facilities and the services available for intramural and extramural use. Learn more. 
  • View this week’s Quick Linksincluding information about an award for the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM) program, Wisconsin Science Festival, Partners in Giving, and more. 

Building an Anti-Racist SMPH

  • The Building Community/Ebling Library Book & Film Club has two upcoming discussion sessions. Spots still remain! Register here
    • October 15, 4 p.m., “Human Zoos: America’s Forgotten History of Scientific Racism”
    • October 23, 4 p.m., “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness” Free Amazon Kindle versions of this book available for the first 15 participants who request one.
  • The next webinar event offered by the SMPH student chapter of White Coats for Black Lives will be held on October 21 from 12-1 p.m. with Claudette Adegboro, MD, Assistant Professor (CHS) in the Department of Pediatrics. Register
  • View upcoming events relating to anti-racism topics at UW–Madison and beyond. 


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“The Department of Medicine Education team would like to recognize and extend our appreciation to Dr. Parag Tipnis of the Cardiovascular Medicine Division for his work teaching Phase 3 medical students in the Ambulatory Cardiology elective. Dr. Tipnis ensures that students have a high-quality experience, learn loads of cardiology and how to be consultants in the outpatient setting. Furthermore, Dr. Tipnis always completes his evaluations in a timely manner — usually 3-4 days after the student’s rotation ends! The evaluations are thoughtful and detailed, giving the students the opportunity to apply the feedback they receive to their next rotation. Thank you Dr. Tipnis!” — Tara Loushine, MS, CHES, Instructional Program Manager II, Department of Medicine.

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