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August 2021
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Introductory course for Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competencies
A new introductory course for the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competencies is now available in the ICEP portal – requires NetID or guest login. An interprofessional (IPE) team including Anne Stahr, MS, Sarah Jung, PhD, Paula Woywod BSN, MSN, and Amanda Margolis, PharmD, MS, BCACP with input from the larger IPE community at UW-Madison developed this CME course.

The course provides an initial dive into IPE and is described as follows:

Interprofessional practice has the potential to decrease rehospitalization and healthcare costs along with increased patient satisfaction. Therefore, it is important healthcare students learn about interprofessional practice. As students are now learning about this in the classroom, this should be reinforced and practiced in the experiential setting. The UW-Madison Health Science schools have developed this introductory course and toolkit for clinical teachers to review the interprofessional core competencies and activities that can improve experiential teaching of interprofessional practice.
Building Community: Professionalism and Accountability Work Team
The second installment in the series on Building Community initiative work teams highlights the efforts of the Professionalism and Accountability Work Team. This group worked to devise ways to ensure every member of SMPH is committed to our core values and that the school rewards good behavior and holds people accountable for inappropriate behavior. Read about their process and recommendations
Register for Searching for Excellence & Diversity: A Workshop for Faculty Search Committees

WISELI and the SMPH Office of Faculty Affairs and Development are offering "Searching for Excellence & Diversity: A Workshop for Faculty Search Committees" on September 13, 12:30-3:30 p.m. The workshop aims to increase the excellence and diversity of applicant pools, reduce bias in applicant evaluation, improve interviewing processes and create an increasingly diverse and excellent faculty body. All members of SMPH faculty search committees and staff who assist search committees are encouraged to attend. Registration is required, and if the September 13 date is not convenient, other sessions are available this fall that are open to all schools and colleges. Download a flyer (PDF) and Learn more


To maximize scheduling flexibility, the workshop is offered on multiple dates (listed below). 

Registration is required. Please follow this link to find registration links for each session.

• Health Sciences: Monday, September 13, 12:30-3:30pm

• Campus wide: Thursday, September 23, 1:00-4:00pm

• Campus wide: Friday, October 8, 9:00am-12:00noon 

• Campus wide: Tuesday, October 26, 9:00am-12noon

Refresher/Update Session: Friday, October 15, 9:30-11:30am

Pathways to Promotion Workshops
Pathways to Promotion 102 for CHS/CT track faculty
Monday, October 18, 2021, 1:00-5:00pm (Virtual)
Register here.

This interactive workshop is tailored to CHS and CT track faculty who expect to go up for promotion within the next year or two. Mentors are also welcome.

This course includes:
  • Emphasis on what you need to do in the last year before you go up for promotion
  • Logistics of putting your packet together
  • Overview of the promotions committees function and process by current members
  • Opportunity to sign up for a 15 minute one-on-one consultation on your personal statement and/or dossier

Pathways to Promotion 101 for CHS/CT track faculty
Monday, March 7, 2022, 1:00-5:00pm (Virtual; in-person option is TBD at this time)
Register here

This interactive course is tailored to CHS and CT track faculty who would like an introduction to promotion processes or have never attended a Pathways to Promotion seminar. We advise taking this course in your first two or three years at SMPH. Mentors are welcome to attend.

This course includes:

  • Introductory information regarding the CHS and CT tracks
  • Guidance on mapping your career trajectory
  • Identifying a purpose and major goals for your career
  • Guidance on how to jump start the process of organizing and collecting your accomplishments

Pathways to Promotion for Tenure track faculty
Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 4:30-6:30pm (Location TBD)

Register here

This workshop will offer an in-depth examination of the UW Madison promotion and tenure process from the perspective of central campus and SMPH. This course will cover:

  • Building a tenure portfolio
  • Learning to get the most from your mentors
  • First-hand accounts from recently tenured faculty about preparing for tenure
  • Guidance from divisional committee leadership about how the divisional committee operates and what the committee looks for in successful tenure cases.

Pathways to Promotion workshops may be attended multiple times. Contact for questions.

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Other Faculty Development News
For late-breaking or up-to-the-minute faculty development news, be sure to check out OFAD's Faculty Development Announcements page.

This page will be updated weekly with opportunities and events happening across SMPH and beyond.
Events and programs focusing on
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health has curated a collection of anti-racism resources. They include wellbeing resources for BIPOC employees, general resources on anti-racism topics, resources about race and racism in medicine, and a list of BIPOC community organizations in Dane County. Read more

SMPH's Native American Center for Health Professions has started a podcast called Medicine Talkers. It will cover health topics from an Indigenous perspective. Listen to the trailer on Spotify
Funding Opportunities 
Applications are now being accepted for the Paster Family Foundation Innovation Award. The award recognizes a project, system improvement, or initiative that has made a difference in human health and/or the lives of patients and their families. Past recipients are Mary Ehlenbach, MD, and Mei Baker, MD. All faculty, staff, and student employees of SMPH, UW Health, and William S. Middleton Veterans Memorial Hospital are eligible. The deadline to apply is September 30. Learn more
Applications are being accepted through September 10 for the 2021 Fall Research Competition. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education will select research projects across each faculty division — biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and the arts and humanities. Tenured professors and associate professors, tenure-track assistant professors and permanent PIs are eligible. Learn more and apply
Faculty Awards and Recognition
Terri Young, MD, MBA, FARVO, FAOS, has been named one of six fellows to the 2021-2022 Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Deans (COD). Dr Young, who is chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, will take part in a year-long COD Fellowship Program, which aims to enhance the development of future leaders in academic medicine. Learn more
Other Events

SAVE THE DATE! Medical Education Day
Thursday, May 19, 2022-Health Sciences Learning Center

All UW-SMPH faculty and staff are invited to attend this free, full-day event that will highlight medical education initiatives and provide professional development opportunities. Please mark your calendar.

The Office of Continuing Professional Development has created a new series designed to assist clinicians and others who care for pediatric patients and their families, especially in times of crisis or emergency. Topic addressed in the 11-part Pediatric Rapid Response Field Manual for Family and Community-Wide Emergencies stem from questions pediatric health care providers fielded during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more in this video overview featuring Marcia Slattery, MD, MHS.

Physicians in Wisconsin must complete 2 CME credits of opioid training between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021. UW offers the following courses: Rational Opioid Prescribing in Team-Based Practice ( and Safe Opioid Prescribing for Pediatric Patients (

Interprofessional Continuing Educational Partnership (ICEP) upcoming events
Office of the Secretary of the Faculty events upcoming events
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