More than 100,000 people in the U.S. are currently waiting for lifesaving organ transplants, and nearly 60 percent of those waiting represent Black, Indigenous and other people of color (BIPOC).
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Indigenous trauma & resilience researcher to keynote SMPH Diversity Summit 2022
Donald Warne, an expert in Indigenous health and the impact of unresolved trauma on American Indian health disparities, will deliver the keynote address at the School of Medicine and Public Health’s 2022 Diversity Summit on Sept. 29.
UW study points to structural reasons behind lower survival rates for Black pancreatic cancer patients in Wisconsin
Black patients with pancreatic cancer have lower survival rates than white patients, and a new study suggests why: They are much less likely to receive life-extending treatments.
Wisconsin Partnership Program grants to provide up to $3M for health equity initiatives
The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health has released its 2022 Community Impact Grants Program Request for Partnerships. Through the Community Impact Grant Program, the Wisconsin Partnership Program advances …
Join the Virtual Symposium ‘A Conversation on Disability Rights’
Don’t miss “A Conversation on Disability Rights” presented by the UW School of Medicine and Public Health as part of the Hot Topics in Public Health Symposium. The event will take place virtually on Thursday, …
Wisconsin LGBTQ+ Health Summit
Health care practitioners, faculty, students, and members of the wider LGBTQ+ community are invited to this unique conference on April 14. Connect and network with thought leaders and each other as we explore how to build an inclusive and just culture of health.
Celebrating National Women Physicians Day with a look back at UW history
On National Women Physicians Day 2022, we say thank you to our remarkable women physicians at UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health.
School of Medicine and UW Health host ‘Trace the Line’ film screening and conversation
All SMPH and UW Health faculty, staff, employees, learners and alumni are invited to a virtual film screening and conversation of Alejandro Miranda Cruz’s film “Trace the Line.” This event is co-hosted by SMPH and …
Wisconsin Partnership Program awards $4M to health equity initiatives
The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has announced its 2021 Community Impact Grant awards.
Jasmine Zapata recognized as ‘Superhero of Medicine’ by Wisconsin Medical Society
Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH, assistant professor of pediatrics, didn’t expect to be called a superhero in her evening mail. But one night during a tiring week in late 2019 while sorting through mail she spotted …
Shiva Bidar-Sielaff named associate dean for diversity and equity transformation at School of Medicine and Public Health
Beginning Oct. 11, 2021, Shiva Bidar-Sielaff will expand the scope of her work to become the inaugural Associate Dean for Diversity and Equity Transformation for the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.