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Black History Month 2017 – Applying Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ideals to our efforts

Feb. 21 - In honor of Black History Month, which runs throughout February, the Medical College of Wisconsin is highlighting and celebrating the cultures of individuals whose ancestors are African American or Black.

National Women Physician Day

Feb. 3 - February 3 marks the 196th birthday of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States. By taking these first courageous steps forward, Dr. Blackwell opened the door for women to enter the field of medicine - a career that had previously been inaccessible to females.

Black History Month 2017

Feb. 1 - In honor of Black History Month, which runs throughout February, the Medical College of Wisconsin is highlighting and celebrating the cultures of individuals whose ancestors are African American or Black.

President’s Diversity and Inclusion Award recipients announced

Dec. 19 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has selected two individuals to receive the 2016 President’s Diversity and Inclusion Award. Jean Mallet, program manager in the Office of Student Affairs and Diversity, and fourth-year medical student Brittany Mays will be honored at a special reception planned for January 16, 2017, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the MCW Alumni Center.

Native American Heritage Month 2016

Nov. 9 - In honor of Native American Heritage Month, which runs throughout November, the Medical College of Wisconsin is highlighting and celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of individuals whose ancestors are American Indian.

MCW Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association named Chapter of the Year for third time

Oct. 7 - The MCW chapter of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) was awarded “Chapter of the Year” out of 87 active national chapters. This is the third year the MCW chapter received these honors.

MCW celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Oct. 3 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Medical College of Wisconsin is publishing a series of stories that highlight and celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of individuals whose ancestors came from Spain, Portugal, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. We also will post a vignette that highlights a Hispanic member of the MCW community.

Hispanic Heritage Month video vignette – Jose Palomares

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Medical College of Wisconsin is publishing a series of stories and vignette that highlight and celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of individuals whose ancestors came from Spain, Portugal, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. In today’s video, Jose Palomares, M2, discusses the positive impact his heritage has had on his beliefs and work ethic.

MCW celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 20 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Medical College of Wisconsin is publishing a series of stories that highlight and celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of individuals whose ancestors came from Spain, Portugal, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. We also will post a vignette that highlights a Hispanic member of the MCW community.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month 2016 continues

May 16 - In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of May. The vignettes highlight some of our Asian-Pacific faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that address health problems that impact Asian-Pacific populations disproportionately.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month 2016 – Interview with Dr. Judy E. Kim

May 12 - In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of May. In today’s video, Judy E. Kim, MD, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, discusses her research, the responsibility she feels as a Korean-American in medicine, and what she has learned from her travels around the world.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month 2016

May 2 - In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of May. The vignettes highlight some of our Asian-Pacific faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that address health problems that impact Asian-Pacific populations disproportionately.

Women’s History Month 2016 – education efforts

March 28 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted online during the month of March. The vignettes highlight some of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories also highlight MCW programs that improve women’s health or help develop female students, physicians, researchers, educators and leaders. All of the vignettes and stories will be added to the MCW Honoring Diversity Web page as they are published. This story focuses on our education efforts.

Women’s History Month 2016 – patient care efforts

Mar. 14 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted online during the month of March. The vignettes highlight some of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories also highlight MCW programs that improve women’s health or help develop female students, physicians, researchers, educators and leaders.

Women’s History Month 2016

Mar. 1 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted online during the month of March. The vignettes highlight some of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories also highlight MCW programs that improve women’s health or help develop female students, physicians, researchers, educators and leaders.

Black History Month 2016

Feb. 24 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that are being posted on InfoScope during the month of February. The vignettes highlight some of our African American and Black faculty and staff and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve the health of underserved populations (including African American and Black), offer these populations improved access to healthcare and education, and reduce health disparities.

Media Contacts

Holly Botsford
External Communications Lead
Medical College of Wisconsin
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(414) 688-7960 (Cell)

Alex Krouse
External Communications Specialist
Medical College of Wisconsin
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(414) 491-7156 (Cell)

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