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Meet Our Grantees

Read stories about Wisconsin Partnership Program grant award recipients who are improving Wisconsin's health through innovative projects in education and research and community partnerships.

 

Randall Brown

Preventing Opioid Misuse after Traumatic Injury

 

Addiction to and overdose from opioids such as morphine, oxycodone and heroin have reached epidemic proportions in the United States — and Wisconsin. Victims of traumatic injury are at greater risk for misusing opioids than the general population. Therefore, appropriate assessment, prevention and intervention are needed for this high-risk group. Screening in Trauma for Opioid Misuse Prevention (STOMP), a project led by Dr. Randall Brown, associate professor of family medicine and community health, aims to address this need. 


Jonathan Temte

Jonathan Temte: Improving Influenza Detection and Response in Long-Term Care Facilities

 

Influenza is a devastating infection that disproportionately affects residents of long-term care facilities. A multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Dr. Jonathan Temte, professor of family medicine and community health, aims to develop an innovative infection control approach for this highly vulnerable population.


Amish in Wisconsin

Christine Seroogy: Improving Health Care for Amish Infants

 

Dr. Christine Seroogy and her team of investigators and collaborators are using their award from the Wisconsin Partnership Program to improve access to approachable, culturally appropriate, high-quality affordable health care for all Wisconsin Amish and Old Order Mennonite children. To achieve this, the project aims to expand newborn screening tests to all Amish infants in a high-risk area of southwestern Wisconsin, and assure appropriate communication and follow-up care.


Schenk School

Madison Metropolitan School District: Advancing School-Based Mental Health

 

A project funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health aims to improve well-being and school-functioning of students with mental health concerns. Advancing School-Based Mental Health in Dane County is a five-year $1 million Community Impact Grant award to the Madison Metropolitan School District that will develop an innovative model of school-based mental health care.


Jane Busch photo

Jane Busch: Creating a Healthier Hometown

 

Jane Busch, a life-long resident of Cross Plains, Wisconsin, has teamed up with the LIFE (Lifestyle Initiative for Fitness Empowerment) Foundation, a grassroots nonprofit organization in Cross Plains, and academic partner Daniel Jarzemsky, MD, clinical associate professor, Department of Family Medicine and physician at the UW Health Cross Plains Clinic, to improve nutrition, decrease obesity and increase physical activity for members of their rural community.


Troy Gardens

Cultivate Health Initiative: Nathan Larson and Sam Dennis

 

The Cultivate Health Initiative, funded by a Community Impact Grant, is a joint project of Community GroundWorks and the UW Environmental Design Lab. The initiative has launched the Wisconsin School Garden Network to help grow and sustain the garden-based education movement throughout the state.


Yao Liu

Yao Liu: Improving Eye Health in Rural Wisconsin

 

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in working-age Wisconsin adults. Early diagnosis and treatment decrease the risk of severe vision loss by 90 percent, but less than 70,000 Wisconsinites with diabetes receive yearly eye screening. Dr. Yao Liu hopes to change this, and is using a 2015 New Investigator Program award for a research project aimed at increasing access to screening and improving eye screening rates in underserved, rural Wisconsin communities.


Michael Pulia

Michael Pulia: Taking Aim at Antibiotic Resistance

 

Dr. Michael Pulia, recipient of a 2015 New Investigator Program award, is examining how improving antibiotic stewardship in the emergency department can help lessen the threat of antibiotic resistance here in Wisconsin as well as reduce related health risks for residents in long-term care facilities.

Meet Our Grantees

Last updated: 03/27/2017
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