Faculty, Staff Honored with University-Community Awards
Several University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health faculty and staff members received University-Community Partnership Awards at Olin House on June 3.
The awards program was created under the leadership of LaMarr Billups, a former special assistant to two UW-Madison chancellors, who passed away in 2011.
Aaron Carrel, MD, professor of pediatrics, was honored for his work with Sam Dennis, PhD, and Dale Schoeller, PhD, of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences on the Growing Farm to School Project at Community GroundWorks, a Madison nonprofit organization. Education Director Nathan Larson received the award on behalf of Community GroundWorks.
Funded by a Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP) implementation grant, the project was nominated by Assistant Dean and WPP Director Eileen Smith.
Alexandra Adams, MD, PhD, professor of family medicine, and a multidisciplinary team were recognized for the Menominee Journey to Wellness project, which has had a significant impact on childhood obesity prevention among the Menominee Nation.
Community partners receiving the award were Jerry Waukau, Dr. Kevin Culhane, Scott Krueger and Bethany Miller of the Menominee Tribal Clinic and Wendell Waukau and Maria Wittrock of the Menominee Indian School District. The project received a development grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program in 2012.
Erin Bailey, Amy Williamson and Rick Strickland of the Cancer Health Disparities Initiative (CHDI) and the UW Carbone Cancer Center were honored for The Dane County African American Prostate Cancer Initiative.
In partnership with 100 Black Men of Madison, CHDI staff members are seeking to improve prostate cancer education and outcomes for African American men in the Madison area. Edward Murray, Bob Steele and Floyd Rose received the award on behalf of 100 Black Men of Madison.
The awards highlight exemplary partnerships that get to the heart of the Wisconsin Idea: community members and UW-Madison personnel working collaboratively to transform the campus and community for the public good.
Date Published: 07/03/2014