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About the Wisconsin Chapter
Noel N. Deep, MD, FACP
Dr. Deep serves as the official representative of the College for the Wisconsin Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. To learn more about Dr. Deep, read his bio.
2021 ACP-WI Early Career Internist of the Year Award: Cecilia Scholcoff, MD
This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of an early career internist in clinical practice, research and/or medical education. Dr. Scholcoff provides outstanding care to a panel of veterans in her primary care clinic with quality measures in the top 10% across the country. She is a beloved teacher, supervising residents in their primary care clinics and during inpatient medicine rotations. Because of her observations of problems encountered by her women learners, Dr. Scholcoff helped lead a project on the prevalence and impact of sexual harassment of providers by patients which resulted in several publications. Going beyond just describing the problem, she lead a national workshop dealing with sexual harassment by patients and has taken the lead in developing a curriculum for the MCW internal medicine residents on this issue.
2021 ACP-WI Advancement of Women's Health Award: The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness
This award recognizes a physician, resident, student, lay person, or community organization that has made a significant contribution to the advancement of women's health. Established in June 2012, the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness is a Wisconsin-based non-profit organization committed to mobilizing African American women to pursue and sustain mind-body-spirit wellness, and to raise the visibility and support of Black women’s health as a community and public health priority. The Foundation’s mission is “to eliminate health disparities and other barriers impacting the lives of women and girls of African descent. We will achieve this mission through education and outreach, advocacy, support circles, and powerful partnerships.”
Specific approaches include life-enhancing fitness and physical activity experiences designed to get Black Women and girls moving, financial wellness and wealth building strategy workshops, sisterhood and community-building events and spaces, as well as empowerment and leadership development training and support. The Foundation also serves as a voice and advocate for Black women and girls in the community on health and quality of life issues that directly impact their well-being.
3 Wisconsin Chapter Members Win Awards at 2021 Internal Medicine National Abstract Competition
Nikhitha Chandrashekar, MD - Endocrine related side effects of Ibrutinib – A Retrospective Analysis (ePoster)
Gopika Senthilkumar - A functional, subcarinal paraganglioma adherent to the left atrial wall and supplied by large branches of coronary and bronchial arteries (Medical Student Clinical Vignette)
Kathryn EK Berlin, DO - Use of a Stoplight Communication Tool for Interprofessional Communication Correlates with a Decrease in Rapid Response Team Activations (Early Career Physician Oral Presentation: Quality Improvement Patient Safety)