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Now accepting applications for the next cohort!

Those interested in becoming a Scholar can do so by downloading the application and submitting to Jessica De Santis (jdesantis@mcw.edu) by October 12, 2018. The next cohort will start by end of October, and you will be given next steps after your application is reviewed.

Through the application, please include the following information:

- Provide a letter of interest within the application, highlighting why this mentorship is important to you and your research scholarship track.
- Identify your key areas of interest for capacity building within the application, (examples: partnership development, communication skills, research skills, etc.).
- Provide us with information about your career through submission of a curriculum vitae to Jessica De Santis with your application.

Community Engaged Scholars: Mentoring Network

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

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Program Description
The program 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
2018 Mentors

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

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

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

Marlene Melzer-Lange, MD, Professor
Pediatrics, MCW

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

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

2018 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
Clerkship Co-Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology, MCW

Jackie Kulinski, MD, Assistant Professor
Medicine, MCW

Kajua Lor, PharmD, BCACP, Associate Professor & Founding Faculty
School of Pharmacy, MCW

John "Mac" Longo, MD, Assistant Professor 
Radiation Oncology, MCW

Lindsay Nelson, PhD, Assistant Professor
Neurosurgery, MCW

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

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

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

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

Ryan Spellecy, PhD, Ursula von der Ruhr Chair in Bioethics

Questions or Comments?

If you have any questions or comments regarding the mentoring network, please contact Jessica De Santis.

Jessica De Santis, Program Coordinator

(414) 955-4434

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