Welcome from Syed M. Ahmed, MD
The 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.
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.