General Internal Medicine Research
General Internal Medicine Research Overview
- Research efforts are based at the Medical College of Wisconsin campus and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center and occur in the community through community engaged research studies.
- The infrastructure to support research efforts in GIM includes strategic research planning, facilitation of service and engagement of research faculty in the Division, Department and Institution, promotion of collaborative efforts with faculty in research centers throughout MCW, including the Center for Advancing Population Science (CAPS), facilitation of grant submissions and publications, and ongoing training and seminars.
- Faculty are actively involved in the dissemination of their work through peer-reviewed publications and participation at regional and national scientific meetings of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) as well as other professional organizations. Through continued growth and strengthening of existing resources, the GIM Research Section aims to build a culture of research across the Division that facilitates and expands research funding, supporting clinical, population health, education, and industry research.
Meet Our Team
Rebekah J. Walker, PhD
Associate Professor, GIM Section Chief for Research
Stephanie Zaas, MSPH
Associate Professor, Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Professor of Medicine; Inaugural Milwaukee Community Chair in Health Equity Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin; Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine; Director, Center for Advancing Population Science (CAPS); Director MCW CTSI KL2 Program; Director, MCW CTSI Master’s in Clinical/Translational Research
Co-Director, Graduate Medical Education Pillar; Member, Clinical Learning Environment Pillar, Kern Institute; Professor of Medicine
Carlos Mendez, MD
Associate Provost for Research; Senior Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Lady Riders Professor of Breast Cancer Research; Principal Investigator, CHDS
Professor, Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Barbara A. Slawski, MD, MS, SFHM
Assistant Professor of Medicine; CHDS computer scientist
Rabia Amjad, MPH
Sneha Nagavally, MS
Abigail Thorgerson, MPH
The Division of General Internal Medicine is currently hiring for full-time faculty positions at Assistant or Associate Professor level with training in a variety of backgrounds.
Interested in Working in General Internal Medicine?
Why Work for GIM?Candidates can have training in health services research, implementation science, epidemiology, quantitative psychology or quantitative sociology. Strong candidates will demonstrate an ability to develop well-designed applications for federal research funding, support clinical and health services researchers in development of applications for federal funding, and have a background of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
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Why Work at MCW?
The Medical College of Wisconsin brings together the most inquisitive minds in science, medicine, education, and community engagement to solve the toughest challenges in health and society today. At the core of everything we do at the Medical College of Wisconsin is the pursuit of new knowledge and the power of academic medicine, where scientists, physicians and students work together with the community to ask the questions no one else is and fuel the continuous cycle of knowledge that’s shaping the future of medicine.
Why Work in Milwaukee?
Milwaukee is one of the Midwest’s best-kept secrets and a prime location for the Medical College of Wisconsin’s main campus. We are more than just cheese and brats; we are home to a thriving music, sports and arts scene, Milwaukee’s rich history comes alive at any number of local museums or theatres, including our Historic Third Ward, the architectural landmark of the Pabst Mansion and the award-winning Milwaukee Riverwalk are just a few of the many attractions our city has to offer.