Directory of Strategic Planning Areas
The information presented below is identical to that in the strategic matrix above, but with the planning areas presented alphabetically.
The basic sciences are fundamental to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health's mission as a leading academic institution. Our faculty have active research programs covering virtually every aspect of basic, clinical and public health science, and they educate the next generation of scientists through our graduate training programs. In addition, our investigators are advancing medicine through collaboration with departments and schools across UW-Madison.
Through a process of continuous improvement, SMPH is poised to reshape basic science education for all students in the health professions at SMPH.
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has a long tradition of translating laboratory discoveries to bedside application, ultimately improving the health of the residents of Wisconsin and beyond. Our Institute for Clinical and Translational Research creates vital connections between basic discovery and clinical/translational research and represents a partnership between the School of Medicine and Public Health, other UW-Madison schools and the Marshfield Clinic.
The mission of the University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) is to improve public health by translating basic research discoveries into direct, practical improvements in clinical care and health care delivery systems. Current ICTR-supported research programs have already directly impacted community health in Wisconsin and nationally.
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is committed to innovations that will prepare our students to meet society's evolving health care needs and become leaders in the health care systems of the 21st century. The new ForWard Curriculum is a highly innovative, state-ofthe-art educational program for medical students that builds upon our long tradition of educational excellence, incorporating best practices in medical education.
Our curricular model is based on the AAMC's Guiding Principles of Change emphasizing a competency-based curriculum with longitudinal sequencing requiring collaboration between clinicians and basic scientists. Key features include fully integrated public health training and health care systems opportunities, earlier entry into clinical clerkships and robust internship preparation opportunities.
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is a diverse, inclusive academic community committed to excellence and equity in health and wellness through teaching and learning, clinical service, advocacy and research in all forms of biological science, population health science and health care.
The school understands the importance of maintaining an open, inclusive and respectful learning and working environment that embraces diversity and supports professional development for all students.
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Facilities Group is responsible for facilities planning and administration of operational and safety procedures.
Through ongoing and collaborative strategic planning, the Facilities Group ensures that the school’s physical space keeps pace with technological advances and meets all stakeholders’ needs with respect to education, research, patient care and public health.
Advances in human genetics and genomics and related technologies have ushered in an exciting era in which innovative diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic capabilities promise to reduce disease-related morbidity and mortality. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is deeply committed to developing and harnessing human genomic knowledge to personalize and optimize health care delivery and health outcomes through precision medicine. To meet this goal, we are undertaking a comprehensive strategic initiative in human genomics, investing in the enhanced delivery of genome based clinical services, acceleration of basic science discovery in human genomics and related fields, and in the innovative and timely translation of research results to cutting-edge clinical applications as a means to transform health care and improve health outcomes.
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is committed to providing students with a variety of opportunities from the first year of medical school onward to learn and function as part of an interprofessional health care team. The goal of this experience is to learn how to provide coordinated patient care and to recognize the critical role played by each team member.
The Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is preparing to launch on the UW-Madison campus. A collaborative effort of all health professions programs, the center will integrate interprofessional experiences into the education of all UW-Madison health care professionals.
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has a long-standing, school-wide commitment to the Wisconsin Idea of using the resources of the university to meet the community needs of the entire state. As an integrated school of medicine and public health since 2005, SMPH is continuing to build a new and better infrastructure for the promotion of health and the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease for the people of Wisconsin, which will then serve the nation as the leading model for improving the health of the public.
Experiences that serve the needs of Wisconsin are a cornerstone of the educational programs at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. We have increased opportunities for cross-disciplinary and team-based learning in the curriculum, provided tools to allow students to apply public health approaches in clinical and community settings and enhanced opportunities for students to train in diverse rural, urban and global medically underserved settings.
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health partners with UW Health, an integrated regional academic health system, to fulfill our shared patient care, research, education and community service missions.
UW Health is a nationally recognized health system that serves more than 600,000 patients each year in the Upper Midwest and beyond with 1,400 physicians and 16,500 staff at six hospitals and 80 outpatient sites. It consists of six hospitals and 80 outpatient sites, including University Hospital, UW Health at The American Center, American Family Children's Hospital and UW Carbone Cancer Center.
The Wisconsin Partnership represents a far-reaching commitment by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to greatly improve the health of people in Wisconsin for years to come. In alignment with the Wisconsin Idea, the Wisconsin Partnership Program reaches beyond the campus to improve the health of Wisconsinites through community-academic partnerships, innovative research and educational programs and community engagement.
Since its inception, the Wisconsin Partnership Program has employed strategies of stewardship, balance and collaboration to advance its mission to serve the public health needs of Wisconsin and reduce health disparities through initiatives in research, education and community partnerships — ultimately to achieve its vision of making Wisconsin a healthier state for all. Its strategy and framework for grant making are detailed in the program's Five Year Plan.