Following the 2015 WREN Convocation of Practices, a working group comprised of patient advocates, clinicians, researchers and WREN staff began developing a five-year Research Agenda to address chronic condition management, treatment and cures.

The Working Group used the final report from the 2015 WREN Convocation of Practices – World Café to prioritize questions for further development. After many hours of long-hard work, the research questions have been finalized and a final report has been submitted to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), which funded this initiative. This report will serve as the basis for future collaborative grant applications.


Working Group Members Present at a celebratory dinner Include (Left to Right): Amanda Hoffmann, WREN Regional Research Coordinator; David Hahn, WREN Director; Deb Constien, Patient Advocate, Arthritis Foundation of WI; Albert Musa, Dean Health Systems; Jeffrey Perzan, Patient Advocate, American Diabetes Association & WI Diabetes Advisory Group; Jill Kietzke, UW Health Mount Horeb; and Regina Vidaver, WREN Program Manager.

Members Missing From Photo: David Feldstein, UW-SMPH General Internal Medicine; Augustine Tatus, Patient Advocate, UWHC Patient & Family Advisor and Burn Unit Volunteer; Shahida Munim, Internal Medicine Associates of Milwaukee; and Denise Grossman, WREN Program Associate.

A special thank you to all our work group members! You have our deepest appreciation for your volunteer time and effort.

Wisconsin Research & Education Network (WREN)

Contact Information

For more information or to support our work, please contact:

Wisconsin Research & Education Network
UW Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
610 N Whitney Way, STE 200
Madison, WI 53705-2700

(608) 262-1112