Welcome from Syed M. Ahmed, MD, MPH

Syed M. Ahmed, MDThe Medical College of Wisconsin is dedicated to leadership and excellence through Community Engagement and the partnering with public and private organizations to enhance learning, research, patient care and the health of the community.

The Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement is dedicated to improve the health of communities of Wisconsin and beyond by advancing art and science of community engagement and make the Medical College of Wisconsin a national leader in improving the health of the public.

The office provides an overview of Community Engagement definitions, focus and strategy for the Medical College of Wisconsin to further the Community Engagement Mission of Medical College of Wisconsin. Community Engagement is one of the four missions of the Medical College of Wisconsin and is richly imbedded in our programs.


Guiding Principles

  • Develop reciprocal and mutually beneficial partnership with communities of Wisconsin
  • Use bi-directional dialogue in having defined community programs and scope
  • Have strong community-academic partnerships with equitable power and responsibilities
  • Build capacity within Medical College of Wisconsin and the community, and effectively disseminate plan

As Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement, Dr. Ahmed provides leadership in improving the health of the communities served by Medical College of Wisconsin through community partnerships and integration across the school’s four missions of research, education, patient care and community engagement.

Dr. Ahmed has made nationally and internationally recognized contributions to the field of community health, community-academic partnerships, community-based participatory research, and community engaged research.

Community Engagement Week

Community Engagement Week

Were you unable to attend Community Engagement (CE) Week 2016: Bridging the Gap between Academics and the Community? Check out our CE Week page for highlights from the week!



MCW’s President’s Community Engagement Award

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 President's Community Engagement Award: 

Hilary Chavez, MS, Staff 

Melissa DeNomie, MS, Staff

Jack M. Keegan, Medical Student 

Paula Lucey, RN, MSN, Community Partner

Daniel Payton Sterba, Medical Student

Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH, Faculty

Contact Us

Medical College of Wisconsin
Office of Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement
Health Research Center Suite H2500
8701 Watertown Plank Road
P.O. Box 26509
Milwaukee WI 53226-0509

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