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.
Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service
The Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service is presented annually to a U.S. AAMC-member medical school or teaching hospital with a long-standing, major institutional commitment to partnering with the community it serves to identify and address community needs. MCW was recognized as a top institution in Community Engagement and Community Service as a Finalist for the Spencer Foreman Award (each year there are two Finalists recognized along with the recipient). This award is one of the most prestigious given by the AAMC and MCW is the only medical school to have been recognized among the top three institutions for the Spencer Foreman Award more than once in the past 11 years; MCW was the recipient of the inaugural SF Award in 2006.
Read more about the Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service
Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
Read a Message from Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement regarding Carnegie Foundation Awards
Give us your feedback!
The Office of Community Engagement has launched the Community Engagement Learning Repository (CELR), a library of products from community engaged (CEnR) projects and research. This site is currently in beta version, so please, give us your feedback on your experience!
Medical College of Wisconsin
Office of Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement
Oakwood Center, Suite 2400
10361 Innovation Drive
P.O. Box 26509
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509
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