In the Know Quick Links – Week of November 2, 2020

Timely information to help build community within SMPH:

In memory

  • Kelly Clifton, PhD, professor emeritus, Department of Human Oncology, died on August 24, 2020 at the age of 93. Dr. Clifton who helped establish the department’s excellence in radiation biology and carcinogenesis and mentored scientists who went on to highly successful research careers. Read more

Resources for everyone

  • Real dialogue is possible in today’s polarized political climate. Join online post-Election Day processing spaces on November 5 or November 6. To submit questions and register, visit
  • Student questionnaires: Last week, questionnaires were sent to UW-Madison students – one to all undergraduate students, the other to all graduate students. The surveys ask students to share their needs and experiences during the fall 2020 semester. Please encourage students to share their thoughts by November 9 (undergraduate students) or November 16 (graduate students). Read more
  • The UW–Madison Office of Human Resources is offering online workshops in November and beyond to help identify hostile and intimidating behavior when it happens, understand how to create conditions that prevent it, know the policies in place to address it, and become familiar with the resources on campus that can help – register here.
  • The Partners in Giving campaign is continuing through November 27. This workplace charitable giving effort involves state, UW, and UW Health employees coming together to support over 500 nonprofits. 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.

Resources for researchers

  • Call for proposals: Understanding and Reducing Inequalities Initiative. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education seeks proposals for innovative research to better understand the factors and processes that cause or contribute to inequalities in the United States, and to support research to build stronger bodies of knowledge on how to reduce inequalities.  Abstract deadline: Nov. 13; Full proposal deadline: Dec. 14. Read more
  • WARF Innovation Day on November 18 will showcase quick pitches, special guests and high-potential technologies ranging from sports medicine to virtual reality. Presenters include Erick Przybylski from the UW Health Clinical Simulation Center speaking about “ECMO Simulator for Lifesaving Oxygenation Procedures.” Learn more and register
  • 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 2: Nov. 11 deadline; Final: Nov. 25 deadline). Learn more

Resources for clinicians

  • Mariah Quinn, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine, has been named as UW Health’s first Chief Wellness Officer. She will be responsible for leading the vision and strategic direction for provider well-being across the health system, including the measurement of burnout and professional fulfillment of providers and the development, implementation and evaluation of well-being initiatives. Read more
  • 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
  • Starting in late spring/early summer 2021, clinician-educators will be able to pursue joint dual fellowship status as a UW–Madison Teaching Academy Fellow and Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) Distinguished Fellow. This honorary award will recognize and honor excellence in IPE teaching, practice, research, and/or leadership. Read more

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

  • The UW–Madison Native Nations Working Group is offering a Cultural Responsiveness Training on November 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This opportunity is for leadership, deans, administrators, faculty, and staff to learn about engaging Native students on campus, as well as the priorities and issues of Native Nations throughout the state. Register online by November 5.
  • The 2020-2021 Health Sciences & Diversity Lunch & Learn Series kicks off at noon on November 17. Join the interprofessional health science community for a series of free workshops and conversations focused on topics related to equity, diversity and inclusion that deeply impact our work and our practice. These events are free and open to all health sciences faculty, students, staff, practicing professionals, and community members. The Nov. 17 session is titled “Decolonizing Health Care: An Overview.” Sign up
  • The Crossroads of Ideas public lecture series will feature a session on Antiracism, Education and Action: From Kenosha to UW-Madison. This virtual symposium at 7 p.m. on November 18 is free and open to the public. Register
  • WISELI virtual workshops on Breaking the Bias Habit in November are available for faculty and staff.
  • 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.