The University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) is home to one of the largest primary care research programs in the nation.

Our investigators are generating new knowledge to tackle health care’s biggest challenges, improving real-world primary care delivery through practice-based research, and analyzing predictors of population health.

But to more effectively improve health care, we need to pursue new methods of inquiry, such as applied research and development and information technology application research. With your gift, we can build on our history of research excellence and carry it into the future.

Download information sheets on our research programs:

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

Research Funds

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.

Ben-Tzion Karsh Education and Research Fund (#132497635)

This fund advances education and research to improve primary care through scholarly collaborations between experts in industrial and systems engineering, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics and related disciplines.

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.

William E. Scheckler, MD, Research Awards Fund in Family Medicine (#132583093)

This award honors research excellence by recognizing the best paper(s) published in a peer-reviewed journal by a DFMCH faculty, fellow or resident in the previous calendar year.

Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) Fund (#132584480)

This fund supports the research and programs of the Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN), one of the oldest and most respected practice-based research networks in the U.S. The mission of WREN is to improve health outcomes for the people of Wisconsin through education and through promoting and conducting primary care research in partnership with primary care clinicians and the communities they serve.