Fellowship Programs

The mission of our Fellowship Programs is to prepare future leaders in pediatric primary care for rewarding and productive academic careers aimed at improving children’s health and well being.

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  Fellowship Core Activities and Learning Strategies
  • Research: Research project with mentors, Master’s degree program, fellowship seminars and thesis advisory committee
  • Education: Faculty development, fellowship seminars, precept residents and medical students, child health policy and advocacy, practice opportunities and presentations
  • Administration: MCW and department meetings and committees
  • Professional Academic Skills: Networking, grant proposal preparation, oral and poster presentations and preparing scientific manuscripts
  • Activities for Fellows with Clinical Degrees: Primary and/or inpatient care limited to 8 hours weekly by federal rules, clinical seminars and grand rounds and minimal call responsibilities
  Fellowship Faculty Mentors and their Research Interests
  • Earnestine Willis, MD, MBA, Pediatrics Fellowship Director
    Effectiveness of community-based interventions, insuring the uninsured, racial/ethnic disparities, community health, health policy, medical education and poverty
  • John Meurer, MD, MBA, Pediatrics Fellowship Co-Director
    Care coordination, education and case management for children with asthma, clinical quality improvement, asthma and medical injury epidemiology
  • Sharon Busey, MD
    Preventive care
  • Lisa Zetley, MD
    Foster care
  • Margaret Layde, MD
    Lead poisoning

Contact Us

Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children
Department of Pediatrics
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Teri Wermager, Administrative Assistant III
(414) 955-4177
(414) 955-6385 (fax)