Health Science Square

Health Science SquareThe Health Science Square is a model of community engaged research (CEnR) practice. Its purpose is to create a space for collaborative community solutions through conversations between and with community members and MCW faculty, staff and students to address the health needs in a neighborhood, city, and community. The types of sessions and events offered within the Health Science Square are below.

Communications in Community Engagement Series

Come learn about and discuss Strategic Communication in Community Engagement in a two-part series led by Sandra Bogar,PhD, Instructor and Research Fellow, Division of Epidemiology, Medical College of Wisconsin; and community partner, Running Rebels.

Topic 3: “Committing to communicating research findings with the community”

Session 3a: May 24, 2018 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Session 3b: June 19, 2018 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Medical College of Wisconsin | 8701 W Watertown Plank Rd, Milwaukee WI, 53226

Session 3 Flyer

Register for Communication Series Session 3

View Series Flyer

Please note: Each topic has two sessions that build upon one another. It is recommended that you attend both parts of each session.

Program Descriptions

Open AllClose All
  Communications in Community Engagement Series

This communications in community engagement series is about language and culture. We want to prevent missed opportunities and provide strategies for having conversations at multiple levels that speak to partnership and relationship development. Some questions to consider:

  1. How do you engage in a partnership that immediately feels relevant?
  2. What is the importance to finding what is relevant to others, and what does this mean?
  3. What are the action items and tools we can share with our participants?

There is a notion of relationship as a foundational principle in academic medicine and community partnership. It is more than just information.

Register for each session of a six part series of grand rounds and round tables where you can learn about and discuss communication strategies for building relationships and communicating with partners. Each topic has two sessions that build upon one another.

Register for the most current sessions above!

  CBPR Lunch and Learn Round Tables
What are the CBPR Lunch and Learn Round Tables?

The Lunch & Learn Round Tables are a series of facilitated group discussions around the principles of Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR)/ Community Engaged Research (CEnR). Each session focuses on one CBPR/CEnR principle and provides anyone with an interest in community engagement a forum in which to discuss experiences and ask questions with community engaged faculty and community members. Please join us for as many sessions as you would like - each session is a discreet event and does not require prior participation to join.

These events are meant for physicians, faculty, staff, and community members who have a strong interest in community engagement. Participants should want to be part of a conversation around community engagement and the CBPR/CEnR principles.

Learning Objectives

  1. Given the current health disparities present in Wisconsin, differentiate the requirements of community and academic members for effective implementation of a CBPR principle
  2. In the context of physician/researcher and patient/community relationships, identify new assets that exist in community and academic institutions for effective partnership formation
  3. Illustrate connections between CBPR and current health research projects to implement purposeful healthcare research
  4. Build capacity in education around community engagement to enrich community and academic experiences in healthcare, research, and partnership formation while diminishing health disparities
  Medical Student Round Tables
What are the Medical Student Round Tables?

The Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement (CE) and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Community Engagement Core, in partnership with the Urban Community Health, Global Health, and Health Systems Management and Policy Pathways has launched the first series of Health Science Square: Medical Student Round Tables.

Through this four part series, medical students and community partners are provided a unique opportunity to learn from one another through a bidirectional dialogue around the Community Based Participatory Research Principles.

Conversations are facilitated by experienced faculty in Community Engaged Research (CEnR) who are providing their time and experience to cultivate the next generation of leaders in CE and health research. The students participating in these Round Tables have diverse backgrounds,  an affinity for CE, and interest in further building their capacity and leadership skills in CEnR.

Current session registration is closed.


Open AllClose All
  Communication in Community Engagement Series

Session 1: A Strategic Approach to Communication in Community Engagement

Communication and Community PowerPoint

Session One Page Guide

Mind Map Inspiration 

Find Your Why - Friend Exercise

  Community Engagement Workshops 1 & 2 (2016)