Aurora University of Wisconsin Medical Group

Aurora UW Medical GroupThe Aurora University of Wisconsin Medical Group (AUWMG) Research Core is responsible for supporting, growing and coordinating research and scholarly activity among AUWMG faculty and our Aurora residents, students and fellows. Current AUWMG research activities generally include projects in one or more of the following categories: Health care quality improvement and health services research, medical education research, cardiology, geriatrics, women’s health, maternal and child health, healthy lifestyles, health disparities, epidemiology and specific diseases.

A variety of funding sources support these projects. The Center for Urban Population Health (CUPH) serves as the primary source of facilitation for faculty and resident/student/fellow projects. Dr. Baumgardner directs these activities within the CUPH. AUWMG faculty are open to collaboration with others on research and scholarly activities, and are eligible to participate in projects with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s Institute for Clinical Translational Research, the Wisconsin Network for Health Research, Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) and other research networks.

The AUWMG Research team currently includes Jessica Kram, MPH, Danielle Greer, PhD, Karen Blanchard, and Erin Leege (WREN studies). Additional support for AUWMG research came from members of CUPH, including Melissa Lemke, MA, and from the Aurora Resarch Institute.

Residents, fellows, medical students and Master of Public Health students also receive support for required or elective scholarly projects. These may be done independently by one or more learners, or in conjunction with ongoing or occasional faculty projects or national studies.

Aurora Scientific Day is an annual conference, held in May and chaired by Dr. Baumgardner. It provides a forum for research presentation by residents, fellows, students, teaching and research faculty, and other allied health professionals at Aurora Health Care.