¡Milwaukee Evaluation! Social Justice and Evaluation Conference

CCHE would like to alert you to the ¡Milwaukee Evaluation! Conference coming up in March ~

¡Milwaukee Evaluation! Inc. will host its trademark, invitational event – the Social Justice and Evaluation Conference– on Friday, March 15th, 2019 from 8:30am – 5:00pm in Madison, Wisconsin at the Goodman Community Center (149 Waubesa St Madison, WI 53704). The 2019 conference will feature keynote speaker, Vu Le.

Conference participants will also participate in several methods-based capacity building breakout sessions, network with peers across the state, and meet several emerging evaluators of color and other underrepresented groups.

Registration is now open. There are several levels this year:

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $120
  • Student/Non-college Enrolled Youth/Young Adults $40
  • Out-of-State Evaluation Members of Peer Affiliates $80

Join ¡Milwaukee Evaluation! for this important event and participate in ongoing discussions around the intersection between social justice and evaluation in the current political, economic, and social context in Wisconsin and beyond. Read more about conference details.

To ensure you get a spot, don’t delay! Register here. Questions about the conference may be directed to: milwaukeeevaluation@gmail.com. Session abstracts will be posted soon.

Thank you to ¡Milwaukee Evaluation! Board Member Kate Westaby for sharing this event with us!

“Accountability & Opportunity in Higher Education: The Civil Rights Dimension”

The Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network is hosting a book talk on January 24th, “Accountability and Opportunity in Higher Education: The Civil Rights Dimension.”

UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman, PhD, Associate Professor of Education Leadership & Policy Analysis in the School of Education will be joined by his co-editor Gary Orfield, PhD, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Civil Rights Project at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Orfield is the Distinguished Research Professor of Education, Law, Political Science and Urban Planning at UCLA. He has spent his career studying, documenting, and recommending action around inequity.

The WCER Network invites you to join these distinguished scholars for lunch and discussion on January 24th from 11:30am – 12:45pm in the Education Building Wisconsin Idea Room (Room 159 Education Building 1000 Bascom Mall Madison, WI 53706). You won’t want to miss it!

Register here.

Thank you to CCHE Director Dr. Dorothy Farrar-Edwards for alerting us to this opportunity!

New Publication – No Room to “Lean In”: A Qualitative Study on Gendered Barriers to Promotion and Leadership

CCHE would like to share a recent publication by our Associate Director Angela Byars-Winston, PhD, and colleagues.

No Room to “Lean In”: A Qualitative Study on Gendered Barriers to Promotion and Leadership” is published electronically ahead of print in the Journal of Women’s Health.

Dr. Byars-Winston’s co-authors include Elizabeth H. Ellinas, MD, Kristina Kaljo, PhD, Teresa N. Patitucci, PhD, Jutta Novalija, MD, PhD, and Nadya A. Fouad, PhD.

Angela Byars Winston

Angela Byars-Winston, PhD

Congratulations to the 2018 ‘Outstanding Women of Color!’

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Award Reception honors women of color who are deeply rooted in both the campus and the Madison community through their work toward social justice, service, research and community building. Each year, the selection committee receives more than three dozen nominations of women who exemplify the title of “Outstanding Woman of Color” and more.

The 2018 cohort of honorees includes:

  • Bianca Baldridge, Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies in the School of Education
  • Mariela Quesada Centeno, graduate student in Human Development & Family Studies at the School of Human Ecology and Director of the Wellness Program at Centro Hispano
  • Jennifer Young Choe Edgoose, Associate Professor and CHS of Family Medicine & Community Health in the School of Medicine & Public Health
  • Melissa Metoxen, Coordinator at the Native American Center for Health Professions in the School of Medicine & Public Health
  • Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, Professor of English in the College of Letters & Science

Read more about the honorees here!

The 11th Annual Outstanding Women of Color Reception where these honorees will be recognized will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 5-7:30pm in the Alumni Lounge of the Pyle Center at 716 Langdon Street in Madison. Register to attend the event here.

Congratulations to all!

UW Cluster Hire Recruiting Faculty to Address Native American Health Disparities

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of NursingSchool of Human Ecology, and Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies are assembling an interdisciplinary research team to work closely with Wisconsin Native Nations to address tribal health, environmental and social challenges. This Native American Faculty Cluster Hire has three open, tenure-track positions.

Health is at the heart of this research team, which will address tribal-specific environmental hazards that create or exacerbate health issues along with health disparities that plague Native populations. Together with Native partners, the team of scientists will also explore community-based, culturally rooted environmental and health promotion programming for Native youth and adults. See the CCHE page on Native American health here.

Learn more about this cluster hire via the School of Nursing.

Thanks to our colleagues in the Native American Center for Health Professions for alerting us to these opportunities!

Featured photograph by Alex André

Dr. Stephanie Budge, Trans Research Lab Highlighted in ‘Learning Connections’

CCHE would like to share the Fall 2018 issue of the UW School of Education Learning Connections magazine ~

Learning Connections is a twice a year news publication for alumni and friends of the UW School of Education and the Fall 2018 issue includes an excellent feature on CCHE Assistant Director and AHEAD Program Faculty Director Dr. Stephanie Budge and the Trans Research Lab she leads!

Read the piece: “Trans Research Lab pioneering rigorous research, advocating for the populations it serves.”

Find the full Learning Connections issue here.

Learning Connections cover

Pop Health Monday Seminar Series – Dr. Abiola Keller

CCHE would like to alert you to the next Department of Population Health Sciences Monday Seminar Series on Monday, December 10th ~

Abiola Keller, PA-C, MPH, PhD, will speak on “A Healthy Life for African American Caregivers: An Application of Concept Mapping.” The purpose of this session is to present an approach to capturing the experiences and perceptions of community members as it relates to specific health problems. Specifically, this presentation describes efforts to increase our understanding of how African American women caregivers think about their health and the factors that affect their health.

Dr. Keller is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI and she is a 2012 alumna of our Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI)!

Time & Date: Monday, December 10, 2018 from 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Room 1335 Health Sciences Learning Center (750 Highland Ave Madison, WI 53705)

Contact Rosalind Bendix-Lewis at bendixlewis@wisc.edu, (608) 265-0516 with any questions about this event.

Event flyer: December 10 2018 – Keller (PDF)

Please note this seminar will not be recorded or live-streamed.

Alzheimer’s Disease in Indian Country: Promoting a Healthy Brain

Come join Dr. Blythe Winchester and Dr. Barbara Bendlin for an educational talk on Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, how it affects Native communities, and the latest research on how to protect your brain!

Alzheimer’s Disease in Indian Country: Promoting a Healthy Brain’ is taking place this Thursday, December 6th from 1-4:00 pm at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay, WI. Everyone is welcome at this free health education event. Registration opens at 12:30 pm.

Dr. Winchester is an Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Member and geriatrician. She is a national expert on dementia care and diagnosis in Indian country. Dr. Bendlin is an Associate Professor at UW-Madison, leads various Alzheimer’s disease studies and wants to help more people achieve successful healthy aging.

Questions about this event may be directed to Sacheen Lawrence at (920) 869-6854.

See more info via the Facebook event and event flyer: Updated AD in Indian Country Flyer Dec 6th 2018 (PDF)

In advance of the Thursday event in Green Bay, Dr. Winchester will also be speaking in Madison at the Native American Center for Health Professions’ Distinguished Lecture Series, ‘Navigating the Health of Our Elders, on Wednesday, December 5th. More on that here!

Patient Barriers for Weight Management Among African American Women

CCHE would like to share a publication via our colleagues at the Wisconsin Research & Education Network (WREN) ~

The October edition of Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews focuses on Patient Self-Management and includes articles co-authored by WREN and 2012 alumna of our Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI), Dr. Renee Walker of UW-Milwaukee! The articles are the result of an AHRQ-funded study using Boot Camp Translation (BCT) to evaluate a Patient Self-Management Support toolkit.

Patient Barriers for Weight Management Among African American Women’ is authored by Owen Bowie, Jennifer Kusch, George L. Morris III, Tracy Flood, Jessica Gill, Renee E. Walker, Ron A. Cisler, and Jennifer T. Fink. Check it out!

NACHP Distinguished Lecture Series with Dr. Blythe Winchester

CCHE would like to alert you to the Native American Center for Health Professions (NACHP) Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Blythe Winchester, an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Cherokee, North Carolina, coming up on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

“Navigating the Health of Our Elders”   
There are challenges in all areas of life and function for elders.  Indigenous elders, while facing disparities across all facets of care, are also facing unique challenges related to their health status and function.  Cultural awareness of heterogeneity of our tribes and the customs, traditions and roles of elders in communities help to provide insight and guidance around providing care.  Honoring our elders while providing supportive care in alignment with their goals helps our relationships and strength as communities.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Health Sciences Learning Center, Room 1306
750 Highland Avenue, Madison WI 53705
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lecture, Q&A, and Networking immediately following
(Light refreshments will be served)


This lecture series is co-sponsored by the Indians into Medicine (INMED), Indian Health Service grant and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Dementia and Research Center.  Please share widely with your networks and colleagues!

Event Flyer: NACHP Distinguished Lecture Series_Dr. Blythe Winchester (PDF)