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

April 20-22, 2016

Community Engagement week: Bridging the Gap between Academics and the Community. CE week events will include networking opportunities, informational presentations from existing community-academic partnerships, poster-sharing session and much more! 




MCW’s President’s Community Engagement Award

Join us! The awardees will be presented at the President's Community Engagement Award Reception on April 22, 2016 at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the Alumni Center (located on the 1st floor of the Health Research Center). All are welcome to attend!

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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8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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