Community Conversations: Face2Face with Dr. Alison Kriegel and Laketta Caldwell
At the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), the health of our Milwaukee-area community is at the heart of everything we do. This focus on Milwaukee is the driving force behind Community Conversations, a series of critical discussions on health reflecting a diversity of experiences.
The first installment of the series focused on mental health. For our next iteration in the series, the dialogue between MCW researchers and community members is brought to the forefront.
The videos feature Milwaukee community leaders appearing face to face with MCW faculty to discuss scientific research and its application to improving the health of our community. These conversations will be a starting point to foster better understanding of the research process, and to help bridge gaps that have historically been in place in clinical research.
This conversation took place between Alison Kriegel, PhD, associate professor of physiology at MCW, and Laketta Caldwell, executive director of Raising the Bar, a Milwaukee-based nonprofit focused on self-empowerment and mentorship for the community, regardless of their economic or social status.
In this conversation, the pair focused on the intricacies that go into being a scientist. They discussed the scientific process and misconceptions that many have about scientific research as well as highlighted the importance of addressing key health issues including pediatric cancer and diabetes through research. Finally, the two delved into Dr. Kriegel’s motivations for wanting to advance science and medicine.