Centennial Scholars/Clinicians News and Announcements

We are excited to announce Dr. Jasmine Zapata, UW Health pediatrician and newborn hospitalist at UnityPoint Health-Meriter, has accepted the position of Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist for Community Health within the Wisconsin Department of Public Health (DPH) Bureau of Community Health Promotion (BCHP). She will start May 10. Upon starting with DHS, Dr. Zapata will retain her employment with UW Health in a reduced capacity.

A video in the Badger Talks series includes an interview with Tiffany Green, PhD, assistant professor of population health sciences and obstetrics and gynecology. Prof. Green discussed factors leading to racial disparities in vaccination, and how to increase equitable vaccination efforts. Watch the video.

Narjust Duma, MD, assistant professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, was selected as co-host of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer podcast, “Lung Cancer Considered“. Twice a month, Dr. Duma and her co-host, Dr. Stephen Liu from Georgetown University, will talk with researchers, health care professionals, patients and advocates who are making a difference in the treatment of thoracic cancers.