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Memorial fund of Dr. Rachel Thompson/Dr. Jeff Thompson Family

Rachel Thompson, MD, MS graduated from MCW Medical School in 2008. After earning her medical degree, she completed a pediatrics residency and masters in Health Services Research at Indiana University, and a primary care research fellowship at UW-Madison. She loved and respected her patients in all the places she practiced: from Indiana and Wisconsin to Thailand, Honduras, and Kenya. Dr. Thompson was passionate about environmental justice, vulnerable populations, and global health, and incorporated those passions into her research. We are excited to establish this memorial, which will benefit MCW graduate and medical students who seek to honor Dr. Thompson’s legacy for years to come. The Dr. Rachel Thompson Global Health Equity Scholarship funding will echo her local and international clinical and research efforts. Funding support will be competitively provided to support students’ faculty-mentored global health research projects that address health inequities both locally in Milwaukee, in Wisconsin, and across the world. This fund will also pay tribute to her own research efforts by sponsoring an annual global health equity research event that will disseminate the outcomes of MCW students, faculty and their local/global collaborators.

Learn more at Office of Global Health for more information on global health scholarships, or to donate to the fund,


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