Health Equity and Partnerships

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Partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

June 7, 2012 visit to UWM School of Public HealthEarnestine Willis, MD, MPH, Health Equity Director, and Clarene Mitchell were on hand June 7, 2012, to lend support and congratulate the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee opening its new Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health. The school is located at 1240 N. 10th St. inside The Brewery business development in downtown Milwaukee.

Congratulating the school’s dean Madga G. Peck, ScD (second from left) is Christy L. Brown, Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administrative Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. (Photo by Yvonne Kemp)
 



The Health Equity and Partnerships Division hosted a site visit on August 21, 2012, for Sandra Millon-Underwood, PhD, RN FAAN, and some of her nursing students.

Dr. Underwood is a American Cancer Society Professor and Northwestern Mutual Life Research Scholar in the College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Clarene Mitchell (far left) forged relationships with Dr. Underwood and her students during the recent Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) Biennial Symposium that was held in Houston, Texas. The students were able to advance their professional development through insights and guidance from Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH, Health Equity Director.

Each of the students are being mentored by Dr. Underwood through her community cancer prevention initiatives that target underserved populations, so they were very appreciative of the opportunity to converse with Alonzo P. Walker, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Diversity, Chief of General Surgery and Professor and learn of his 30-year career focused on breast cancer treatment, research and education, particularly for underserved women. Their time on campus included a tour of the Froedtert Clinical Cancer Center as well.

Clarene coordinated the tour through her membership on Froedtert’s Community Advisory Council.

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