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Join for the first meeting of 2024 on Jan. 22

Faculty/Staff Meetings

UW School of Medicine and Public Health Faculty/Staff Meetings are typically held three times each academic year. The topics discussed at these meetings are broadly relevant to faculty and staff alike and relate to various aspects of the school’s mission. Attending gives everyone a chance to: hear updates from Dean Robert N. Golden, MD, and other administrative leaders, learn more about the school’s goals, participate in question-and-answer sessions, and build community.

Faculty/Staff Winter Meeting 

Held on Jan. 22, 2024, 4:30-5:45 p.m.

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  • Welcome remarks: Dean Robert N. Golden, MD
  • Improving Access to Healthcare in Rural Wisconsin: Panel Discussion
    • Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers (AHEC): Cultivating Pathways to Rural Health Careers: Elizabeth Bush, MS, MA, Director, Wisconsin Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
    • The Wisconsin Office of Rural Health (WORH): John Eich, Director, Wisconsin Office of Rural Health (WORH)
    • Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM): Mission and Outcomes: Joe Holt, MD, Director, Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM)
    • The Wisconsin Idea in Action: Rural Health and the Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP): Amy Kind, MD, PhD, Executive Director, WPP, and Associate Dean for Social Health Sciences and Programs, SMPH
    • UW OB/GYN Rural Residency Track: Ryan Spencer, MD, MS, Residency Program Director
  • Town Hall: John Temte, MD, PhD, Associate Dean for Public Health and Community Engagement

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Accessibility statement: 
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is committed to accessibility. If you need an accommodation to attend or participate in this event, please contact the SMPH signature events team at We ask that accommodation requests be made no less than two weeks before an event. We will make a thorough attempt to fulfill requests made after this date but cannot guarantee they will be met.