Register Now for the UW SMPH Inaugural Diversity Summit, Jan. 30th!

The inaugural University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Diversity Summit entitled, “Identity and Resiliency: An Exploration of the Black Experience in Academic Medicine” will take place on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 4:30-7:30 pm, at the Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin.

Keynote speaker, Dr. Feranmi Okanlami, MD, is a Stanford alum, earned his MD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and is currently completing his Family Medicine residency. In addition to the plenary session, attendees are encouraged to select one of two break-out sessions.

  • Negotiation: Salary, Title and Promotion
    The ability to successfully negotiate is based in part social and cultural norms. This panel of experts will provide you with tips tools and strategies on navigating these conversations with confidence
  • Identity Crisis: Living Bi-culturally in the Workplace
    Code switching is a skill known within the Black community as necessary for mainstream success. It often brings with it questions on where the line is between professionalism and assimilation. This panel of health care professionals will share insights on their path to successfully navigating this line.

Registration is now open. Please feel free to share the SMPH Diversity Summit Flyer (PDF) with colleagues.

Questions about the event may be direct to Lisa Tiedemann,, 608-263-5994.

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