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Fundamentals of Global Health Graduate Medical Education Course

The Department of Pediatrics Division of Global Health invites all UW trainees, faculty and staff to the 2022 keynote presentations of the Fundamentals of Global Health Graduate Medical Education Course. The course occurs annually each fall, offering two weeks of intense global health training for residents and fellows with global health interests across the UWSMPH Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Medicine and Community Health, and Emergency Medicine. This series of virtual keynote presentations will take place Sept. 14, 15, 16 and 22. Topics include global primary care, technology and emergency medicine, preventing the next pandemic, and newborn health.

Link to webpage with details and schedule: https://www.pediatrics.wisc.edu/fundamentals-of-global-health-2022-keynote-presentations/

Link to downloadable PDF flyer: https://www.pediatrics.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/UWDOP-Fundamentals-of-Global-Health-Course_Keynote-lectures-flyer_2022.pdf

Now Accepting Nominations for UW SMPH GWIMS Awards

 Dear GWIMS Members: 

We are currently accepting nominations for the annual UW SMPH GWIMS Awards. These awards will be presented at our annual Women in Medicine & Science Symposium which will take place on Tuesday, November 29th, from 2-5pm. 

Please see below for specifics regarding this year’s awards: 

GWIMS Impact Awards: A nominee’s contributions could be in any area – advocacy, clinical work, education, research, program development, administration, community involvement, faculty development, etc., and will be evaluated based on evidence of ongoing and substantive impact in one of these areas of academic medicine and science. Three Impact awardees will be selected annually — we aim to honor the work of GWIMS members at all ranks and all tracks with these awards. 

GWIMS Advancing Women in Medicine and Science Award: This award is to recognize scholarship or advocacy work specifically advancing women in medicine and science. 

GWIMS Excellence in Mentorship Award: This award is to recognize sustained and effective mentorship in advancing the careers of women in medicine and science. 

GWIMS/BIRCWH Women’s Health Research Mentorship Award: This award is to recognize impactful mentorship of women scientists fostering successful careers in women’s health and sex/gender differences research. The award is co-sponsored by the UW BIRCWH Program. 

All nominees must be UW SMPH GWIMS members. If you have someone in mind who is not currently a member, please encourage them to join by completing this link. 

Current GWIMS Steering Committee members are not eligible for awards. 

Nomination packets should be submitted by 5pm on October 4th, 2022, using this link. 

Nomination packets must contain: 

  • Two letters of support (1-2 pages) from:
    • Nominator 
    • Department Chair/Vice Chair or Division Chief as applicable 
  • Curriculum vitae 

Nominations are due by 5pm on October 4th, 2022 

Thank you for your support of UW SMPH GWIMS and we look forward to seeing you at the Symposium! 


Mary Westergaard, MD 

On behalf of the UW SMPH Group on Women in Medicine and Science 

KNN Mobilizing Character Course

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development (OFAD) is excited to present the KNN Mobilizing Character course, we developed in collaboration with Medical College of Wisconsin and Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin!

OFAD works with the Kern National Network for Caring & Character in Medicine (KNN), a network of seven medical schools dedicated to advancing caring and character in medicine with the goal of promoting human flourishing.

Through six modules, this program—Mobilizing Character—will strengthen knowledge, resources and community around mobilizing character development within medical education. We’ll be running monthly sessions from February–June 2022 along with a final convening in September, covering topics from modeling excellence and community-building, to navigating challenges with grace.


View the event flyer with more details. Please feel free to reach out to ofad@med.wisc.edu with any questions. We hope you’ll be able to join us!

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