Mission: to advance the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting medical education and health initiatives.

Fellowships Awarded - 2019

The goal of the Foundation’s Summer Fellowship program is to provide medical students with the opportunity to increase their knowledge of how community organizations and/or government entities work with the medical profession to address health issues in Wisconsin. Each student receives a stipend of up to $3,500. 

  • Esha Afreenstudent at MCW-Milwaukee
    Project: Outcomes of change to WI PDMP law on opioid prescriptions for post-Cesarean women
    Mentor: Erika Peterson, MD
    Funded in part by Waukesha County Medical Society


  • Charles Gusho, student at MCW-Green Bay
    Project: Retrospective analysis of preventative primary care modalities employed prior to joint arthroplasty
    Mentor: Mark Jenson, MD
    Funded in part by the Marion Brown – Orthopedic Research Fund


  • Ryan Hanson, student at MCW-Milwaukee
    Project: Association between Length of Labor Induction and Pregnancy Outcomes in Preeclampsia
    Mentor: Anna Palatnik, MD
    Funded in part by the James and Clara M. Joss Memorial Research Trust


  • Ben Kannenberg, student at UW School of Medicine and Public Health
    Project: Social Determinants of Health as a Predictor of Emergency Department Visits
    Mentor: Barbara Horner-Ibler, MD
    Funded in part by Winnebago County Medical Society


  • Darren Li, student at MCW-Milwaukee
    Project: Emergency Provider Practices and Attitudes Around Naloxone Prescribing
    Mentor: Amy Zosel, MD
    Funded in part by Doctor Richard and Wendy Dart


  • Michellai Parks, student at MCW-Milwaukee
    Project: Housing Instability among Families and Caregivers of Children in Foster Care
    Mentor: Lisa Zetley, MD
    Funded in part by the Foundation Fellowship Fund


  • Rufus Sweeney, student at UW School of Medicine and Public Health
    Project: Financial Literacy for Medical Students and Physicians
    Mentor: Timothy Logemann, MD
    Funded in part by the Foundation Fellowship Fund

Fellowship Awards

2020 Recipients

2019 Recipients

2018 Recipients