Community Engaged Scholars: Mentoring Network

The Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement (CE) and the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Engagement Core has selected the second cohort of the Community Engaged Scholars: Mentoring Network, congratulations to the 2018 mentors and mentees!

Mentors

Syed Ahmed, MD, MPH, DrPH, FAAFP
Associate Provost & Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement
Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, MCW

Leonard Egede, MD, MS
Chief of General Internal Medicine, MCW
Director of the Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research
Professor, Department of Medicine, MCW

Zeno Franco, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, MCW

Marlene Melzer-Lange, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, MCW

John Meurer, MD, MBA
Director of the Institute for Health & Equity
Professor, Department of Institute for Health & Equity, MCW
Director and Professor, Division of Community Health, MCW

David Nelson, PhD, MS
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, MCW

Mentees

Dan Bergen, PhD
Executive Director, Office of Community Engagement, Marquette University

Kathleen Boyle, PhD
Research Scientist II, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, MCW

Mary Homan, MA, MSHCE, DrPH
Assistant Professor, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, MCW

Kristina Kaljo, MA, PhD
Assistant Professor, Clerkship Co-Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, MCW

Jackie Kulinski, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, MCW

Kajua Lor, PharmD, BCACP
Associate Professor and Founding Faculty, Department of the School of Pharmacy, MCW

John “Mac” Longo, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, MCW

Lindsay Nelson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, MCW

Jess Olson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Institute for Health & Equity, Division of Epidemiology, MCW

David Ombengi, PharmD, MBA, DrPH
Associate Professor, Department of the School of Pharmacy and Clinical Sciences, MCW

Amy Prunuske, PhD
Faculty Curriculum Program Manager, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Medical School Regional Campuses, MCW

Leslie Ruffalo, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, MCW

Ryan Spellecy, PhD
Ursula Von der Ruhr Endowed Chair of Bioethics
Associate Professor, Department of the Institute for Health & Equity, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, MCW

Program Description:

  • The Community Engaged Scholars: Mentoring Network is designed to align with MCW’s mission for CE. Senior faculty members with extensive experience in CE and CEnR guide and foster capacity for MCW faculty interested in improving their scholarship tracks for CE and CEnR. This program dedicates resources to the development of researchers to create the future leaders of CEnR.
  • The mentoring network is designed to be an individualized experience. The time commitment for your involvement in the program is decided between you and your mentor. Mentoring can be provided at multiple levels, ensuring participants will finish the program with a better understanding of and stronger orientation for CE and CEnR.
  • The application process requires you to tell us about your work and goals through an application form, and share with us your curriculum vitae. If you are selected, we will match you with a qualified mentor who can aid in guiding your career orientation to CE and CEnR. 

Program Benefits:

As a mentee in the Community Engaged Scholars: Mentoring Network, you can benefit through:

  • Mentoring Network cohort meetings and journal clubs, during which you learn with and from other mentees in the program
  • $1,500 budget for conferences and professional development opportunities
  • An assigned mentor with significant experience in CE who is willing to dedicate time to your career development
  • Opportunity for advanced training through the CE Immersion Program
  • Practice in self-reflection through use of rubrics and assessments to track progress and identify areas for improvement
  • Professional development opportunities through workshops and courses hosted by the Office of Community Engagement Health Science Square
If you have questions or would like more information, please  call or email Jessica De Santis: jdesantis@mcw.edu or (414) 955-4434.
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