Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 12:15 – 1:15 PM (Central)

“50th UW DFMCH State of the Department Presentation” 


    • Dave Rakel, MD; Jennifer Edgoose, MD; Bill Schwab, MD; Bruce Barrett, MD, PhD; Russ Lemmon, DO; Jerome Garrett, MBA

Learning Objectives

    • Describe the DFMCH research, clinical, community health, DEI and educational achievements of the past year.
    • Review the DFMCH missions
    • Discuss the strategic vision for the future of the DFMCH

Intended Audience: Academic medicine faculty, residents, APPs, researchers, education specialists, staff and community resource representatives

WebEx Link: https://uwmadison.webex.com/uwmadison/j.php?MTID=m3c45d72a9b80070300dc33d44c376cd4

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 | 12:15 – 1:15 PM (Central)

Wayne Altman, MD“Decreasing Health Inequities through Primary Care Investment: A non-incremental and legislative approach”

Presenter: Wayne Altman, MD – Professor and Chair of Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine; Founder of MAPCAP (MA Primary Care Alliance for Patients), a grassroots organization promoting health equity through primary care investment

Moderator: Dave Rakel, MD

As a result of this educational session, participants will be able to:

    • Identify the burning platform for primary care legislation
    • Describe the reasons why now is the time for non-incremental primary care payment reform
    • Explore the elements of successful legislation that move the needle on primary care investment on a state level

Intended Audience: Academic medicine faculty, residents, APPs, researchers, education specialists, and community resource representatives

WebEx Link: https://uwmadison.webex.com/uwmadison/j.php?MTID=m6d8fb4c372c961236dc3c3c142b8c875

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Wisconsin Idea Spotlight

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 5-6 PM Reception | 6-7:30 PM Program

Wisconsin Idea SpotlightHuman Flourishing and the Mind-Body Connection” 


    • Richard Davidson, PhD – William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
    • Dave Rakel, MD – Professor & Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin

Moderator: Adrienne Hampton, MD

Location: Shannon Hall, Memorial Union | 800 Langdon Street | Madison, WI

Just as we can improve our physical health with regular exercise, we can improve our emotional well-being with a training program for the mind. At Wisconsin Idea Spotlight: Human Flourishing and the Mind-Body Connection, join our panel of experts as they discuss elements of our health we can’t see or touch, but that we certainly still feel. Speakers include neuroscientist and founder of the Center for Healthy Minds Professor Richard Davidson, chair of the UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Professor David Rakel, and integrative family medicine physician Adrienne Hampton. Learn about neuroplasticity and how research in the lab confirms that, by learning and practicing the well-being skills associated with awareness, connection, insight, and purpose, anyone can have a healthier mind, regardless of their external circumstances. This event is presented in partnership with the Center for Healthy Minds and the UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.

Registration: This is a free event, but registration is required, as space is limited.

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