The University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) educates the primary care workforce of tomorrow through outstanding programs for medical students, residents, fellows and physician assistants.

Unfortunately, declining state support and the changing health care landscape make it increasingly difficult to provide learners with accessible, robust, community-based educational experiences.

With your gift, we can provide unique learning opportunities that encourage students to choose family medicine, support them throughout their education and prepare them for the career they seek.

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To donate to our educational programs, please contact Jerome Garrett, MBA, FACHE, Director, Business Services (email:

Education Funds

Our education funds are listed below. Please also see our awards and scholarships page for other education-related giving opportunities.

Addiction Medicine Program Fund (#132580175)

This fund was established at the request of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health to support addiction medicine program activities, including but not limited to, research, outreach, therapeutics and education.

Eugene and Linda Farley Visiting Lectureship Fund (#112584619)

This award honors the contributions of Eugene “Gene” Farley, MD, former DFMCH chair, and his wife, Linda Farley, MD, who was a physician at the Belleville Family Medicine Clinic. It establishes a lectureship to attract nationally recognized speakers to present to DFMCH faculty on the topic of Gene and Linda’s passion, community health.

Integrative Medicine Program Fund (#112903839)

This fund was created to educate physicians in the science of health and healing, the dynamic process of facilitating health, and the tools (both conventional and complementary) to support this process. It will also fund education to develop leaders in the field of integrative medicine and to positively effect change in primary healthcare delivery.

UW Integrative Medicine Rakel Salutogenesis Fund (#112580097)

This fund recognizes Dr. David Rakel, founder and director of the UW Integrative Medicine program from 2001-2016. It will support a lecture that brings attention to therapies, processes, or innovations that facilitate health, healing and resiliency.

John H. Renner, MD, Wisconsin Idea Fund (#132583068)

This award recognizes a Wisconsin citizen or organization who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to family medicine and the health needs of the people of Wisconsin as envisioned by the late Dr. Renner, who chaired the DFMCH from 1973-1978.

Madison Area Family Medicine and Community Health Fund (#112581599)

This fund provides general financial support for the Madison area family medicine clinics, to be used at the discretion of the campus director (with oversight by the DFMCH).

The UW Prolotherapy Education and Research Lab (UW PEARL) (#112580045)

This fund supports collaborations between primary care and specialty clinicians to further education and research on prolotherapy, an injection-based therapy for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain.