Fellowship Research Seminars

The fellowship seminar series provides an opportunity for trainees, mentors, and other faculty and staff to interact, share research experiences, and discuss research ideas. The seminar also exposes trainees to senior UW scientists and visiting professors.  The themes of the seminars have focused on topics which address primary care research practice and principles, as well as advice relating to careers in academic medicine, research ethics, writing and reviewing manuscripts, and writing and reviewing grant proposals.

These seminars occur on a weekly basis from noon to 1:00pm in the Alumni Hall Wisconsin Room unless a different location is specified below. Research fellows attend as part of their training program, but other DFMCH fellows, residents, research staff, and research faculty are welcome to attend any sessions as well. Please contact fellowship coordinator Maddie Batzli at madeline.batzli@fammed.wisc.edu with any questions about the series.

Spring Semester 2020 Presenter Schedule

1/23: Bonniejean Zitske, MS – Assistant Director of Research Financial Services, Research and Sponsored Programs

1/30: Carolyn (Carey) McAndrews, PhD – Associate Professor, Dept. of Planning and Landscape Architecture

2/6: Sebastian Tong, MD – Assistant Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine and Population Health at Virginia Commonwealth University*

2/13: Bruce Barrett, MD, PhD – Professor, DFMCH; DFMCH Primary Care Research Fellowship Director; DFMCH Vice Chair for Research.

2/20: Jennifer Edgoose, MD, MPH – Associate Professor, DFMCH; Director of DFMCH Office of Community Health.

2/27: Evan Nelson, PT, DPT – Physical Therapist and ICTR PhD candidate. Note: this seminar will be held in the Vilas Room, Alumni Hall.

3/5: Ellen Goldstein, PhD – Assistant Scientist, DFMCH

3/12: Jim Conway, MD, FAAP – Global Health Institute Director for Health Sciences; Pediatrics Infectious Diseases Fellowship Director


3/26: Paul Hunter, MD – Associate Professor; Medical Director of WREN  (Wisconsin Research and Education Network), DFMCH

4/2: Mary Henningfield, PhD – Associate Director of WREN (Wisconsin Research and Education Network), DFMCH

4/9: Paul Hutson, PharmD, MS – Professor, School of Pharmacy

4/16: Jamila Kwarteng, PhD – Instructor, Division of Epidemiology at Medical College of Wisconsin*

4/23: Vinny Minichiello, MD – Assistant Professor, DFMCH

4/30: Eileen Kae Kinter, PhD, RN, FAAN—Mary W. and Carl E. Gulbrandsen Chair in Pediatric Nursing, UW School of Nursing

5/7: Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD – Professor, Division of Infectious Disease, Dept. of Medicine

*All speakers are affiliated with UW Madison, unless otherwise specified. Non-UW speakers are marked with an asterisk.

Fellowship Symposia

Biannual fellowship symposia provide opportunities for fellows to present their research and academic activities to mentors, fellows, faculty, and staff. Each symposium consists of conference-style podium presentations. Mentor and peer feedback allows fellows to refine presentation content and style.  Symposia are also opportunities to gather to discuss strategies and methods pertinent to primary care research. Symposia occur at the end of each Semester, in mid-December and mid-May. Like the fellowship research seminars, symposia are open to interested faculty and staff beyond the department. Please contact fellowship coordinator Maddie Batzli at madeline.batzli@fammed.wisc.edu with questions or to RSVP for an upcoming symposium.

Upcoming Symposium

Date: May 14, 2020
Time: 8:00am-1:00pm (presenter schedule forthcoming)
Location: The University Club, 803 State St., Madison, WI, 53703