In the Know Quick Links – Week of October 19, 2020

Timely information to help build community within SMPH:

Resources for everyone

  • The Badgers Vote Coalition is requesting help from campus employees to support student voters. With supervisor approval, UW–Madison full-time, part-time and student employees can sign up to issue voter-compliant ID cards to students during early voting on campus and on election day. Shift lengths start at just one hour. Learn more
  • Football fans: Keep up the spirit using tailgating-free techniques. As the Badgers open their season under the lights at Camp Randall Stadium on Friday night, for the health and safety of everyone, game days must look different this year.
  • It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and this year’s theme is “Do your part. Be #cybersmart.” Join a webinar on October 26 titled “Learn How to Protect Your Cyberspace.”
  • The Partners in Giving campaign has begun. This workplace charitable giving effort, now in its 47th year, involves state, UW, and UW Health employees coming together to support over 500 nonprofits. Last year, more than 700 SMPH employees contributed over $341,000. Learn more and make a gift today
  • Arts journal Corpus Callosum is accepting submissions for the Fall 2020 issue. Deadline: November 6. Visit the Submissions page for more information and guidelines.
  • Three chair searches have opened recently: the search for the Chair of the Department of Neuroscience, the search for the Chair of the Department of Medical Physics, and the search for the Chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology. Please encourage interested candidates to apply. Additionally, the visits for the candidates for the chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health are now complete. Recordings may be found on the Leadership Search Candidate Visit webpage. Please provide input to the search committees via a confidential survey by October 27.
  • October marks CommUNITY Well-being Month with virtual learning and discussion options each day. Topics will focus on seven dimensions of well-being: reflection, mindfulness, environment, health, safety, connection, and meaning.
  • The autumn edition of the Ebling Post newsletter has been released. If you’ve not already subscribed, note Subscribe to this Newsletter at the very top of the opening screen. 

Hot Topics in Public Health Symposium

Hot Topics in Public Health symposium 10-26-20

The virtual event for the campus community at 4-5 p.m. on October 26 will feature experts from community organizations, law enforcement, UW–Madison, Medical College of Wisconsin, and the state Department of Natural Resources.

Resources for researchers

  • UW-Madison’s Data Science Research Bazaar is a practical, hands-on, informal conference for all members of the campus community, from expert data science methodologists to novice learners who are interested in data science. The second annual Research Bazaar with the theme “Data Science for the Social Good” is happening virtually throughout February 2021. Individuals from all disciplines are encouraged to submit a presentation proposal (Deadline: November 25). Learn more
  • Varsity Venture Studio has launched. This new software entrepreneurialism initiative on campus is open to everyone in the UW-Madison ecosystem to turn ideas into funded software businesses. Submissions are evaluated as they are received (Round 1: Nov. 1 deadline; Round 2: Nov. 11 deadline; Final: Nov. 25 deadline). Learn more
  • The Green Labs Certification Program through the Office of Sustainability helps research and teaching labs across campus conserve energy and water and reduce waste and environmental harm – all while maintaining lab safety and the integrity of the research. By working with our Green Labs team, your lab will receive a customized Sustainable Action Checklist, important sustainability resources, connections with like-minded labs, and potential certification as a Green Lab on campus. There are no fees for consultation or certification. Learn more
  • The SMPH Office of Basic Science and Research is pleased to announce the new SMPH Core Facilities website, a repository of information describing SMPH Core Facilities and the services available for intramural and extramural use. Learn more
  • Medical Alert: Climate Change is Harming our Health in Wisconsin,” a new report by UW-Madison Professors Jonathan Patz and Dominique Brossard provides a roadmap to understand the effects of climate change and how to address the problem. The report is available at starting on October 20.

Resources for clinicians

  • HIV and SARS-CoV-2 Webinar Series kicks off on November 4. This five-part webinar series relates the history of HIV prevention, treatment and care to rapidly emerging evidence that supports clinicians and other health care professionals in their decisions about treatment and management of patients with SARS-CoV-2. Learn more

Upcoming Events: Anti-Racism and/or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • “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.
    • A Diversity Forum breakout session titled “Our New Inequities: Recognizing the Effects of Historic Racial Disparities During COVID-19” features several members of SMPH. The discussion will occur on October 27, 1-2:15 p.m. featuring speakers Jennifer Edgoose, MD, MPH, Gina Green-Harris, MBA, Mariela Quesada Centeno, MPH and Melissa Metoxen, MS, and moderated by Angela Byars Winston, PhD.
  • WISELI virtual workshops on Breaking the Bias Habit in October and November are available for faculty and staff
  • Health Workforce Equity Summit – “Structural Racism and Health Professions Education” will be held on October 29, 12-4 p.m Central. This event is offered by the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity at George Washington University.
  • The Center for Community Engagement and Health Partnerships led by Gina Green Harris offered a series on Addressing Systemic Racism. Topics include Addressing Systemic Racism: From Its Origins to Its Impact throughout LifeReforming our Health and Health Care Systems; and How the Media Impact the Narrative of Black Americans. Recordings are available  here.