University of Wisconsin–Madison

UW’s health science community hosting series of talks dedicated to improving conversation around equity, diversity

Co-sponsored by the School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine and Public Health, and School of Veterinary Medicine, the Lunch and Learn Series is free and open to all health science faculty, staff and students. 

University of Wisconsin-Madison’s health science community is dedicated to improving the conservation around equity, diversity and inclusion through a series of workshops during the fall semester.

Co-sponsored by the School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine and Public Health, and School of Veterinary Medicine, the Lunch and Learn Series is free and open to all health science faculty, staff and students.

Earlier this month, the series kicked off with a discussion about gun violence as a public health issue with Stephen Hargarten, an associate dean, director and professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin. A video of the talk can be found here. Hargarten was also one of the lead authors on an article titled “Gun Violence: A Biopsychosocial Disease” that called for the medical community to be more engaged in addressing gun violence in the U.S.

“By framing gun violence as a biopsychosocial disease we can move beyond acrimony and fear, use the tools that have been honed over centuries to advance science, and prevent and control this disease burden that adversely impact our patients, families, and communities across the U.S. and the world,” according to the article.

There are three upcoming Lunch and Learn talks:

  • Black Men’s and Women’s Wellness, Oct. 23, 12:00 p.m., Room 2002, Rennebohm Hall
  • Providing Culturally Sensitive Care to Latinx, Nov. 5, 12:00 p.m., Room 1325, Health Sciences Learning Center
  • Intersections of Education and Health in Dane County, Nov. 30, 12:00 p.m., Signe Skott Coooper Hall Auditorium

Though these talks are free, registration for each session is requested. Lunch will be provided. A flier with the registration links for the upcoming talks can be found here.