Career Development Programs

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison offers the following academic development opportunities for faculty, educators and staff.

Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Scholars Program

The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) BIRCWH program is an institutional career development program for early career faculty (scholars) who wish to develop independent scientific careers focused on women’s health or sex differences research.

For more information, please contact Terry Little, UW BIRCWH Program Manager, at

Learn more about the UW BIRCWH Program

Centennial Scholars/Centennial Clinicians Program

The goal of the Centennial Scholars/Centennial Clinicians Program is to develop faculty whose diversity enhances the quality of education and research at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, and who may serve as visible and available role models for students and trainees, especially those from underrepresented minority backgrounds.

For more information, please email

Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS)

Modeled on the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Women in Medicine and Science, the GWIMS Chapter at UW-Madison SMPH is designed to represent women faculty with the goal of advancing the full and successful participation and inclusion of women in science and medicine by addressing gender equity, recruitment, retention, awards and recognition, and career advancement.

Learn more about the UW-Madison SMPH GWIMS chapter

Institute for Clinical and Translational Research KL2 Scholars

The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) offers a KL2 Scholars program, established in 2007 with a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the NIH. This five-year award supports interdisciplinary research among investigators and scholars/trainees at UW-Madison and Marshfield Clinic, in communities around the state, and with CTSAs in other states.

For more information, contact Peggy Hatfield, ICTR workforce development, at

Learn more about the ICTR KL2 Scholars Program