The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is pleased to welcome three new members to the Oversight and Advisory Committee (OAC).
Cedric Johnson joins as one of four public members and Megan Moreno and Manish Shah join as UW School of Medicine and Public Health representatives.
The OAC, which consists of nine public members, is responsible for directing, approving and monitoring the use of Partnership Program funds for public health initiatives. Each brings unique expertise and experience to help guide the OAC’s grantmaking decisions and strategies.
- Cedric Johnson is the Community Services Manager at Madison Gas & Electric. In his role at MG&E, he works with other departments to ensure customers are served without barriers based on income, ethnicity, race or other factors.
- Megan Moreno, MD, is Professor, Academic Division Chief of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine Division, and Vice Chair of Digital Health in the Department of Pediatrics at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. She is a practicing physician and currently leads the Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team. Her research focuses on the role of digital technologies in the health of adolescents and young adults.
- Manish Shah, MD, is Professor, Vice Chair of Research, and John & Tashia Morgridge Chair of Emergency Medicine Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. He is a leading geriatric emergency medicine researcher dedicated to improving illness care for older adults, with a specific focus on those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
The nominees were approved by the Board of Regents, for terms beginning December 2019.
The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is committed to improving health and well-being through investments in community partnerships, education and research.
The Wisconsin Partnership Program was established at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health in 2004, through an endowment gift from Blue Cross Blue Shield United of Wisconsin’s conversion to a stock insurance corporation. To date, the Wisconsin Partnership Program has awarded more than 500 research, education and community partnership grants totaling more than $237 million toward improving the health of the people of Wisconsin.