Milwaukee Activities and Projects

Research Projects: Treatment of Group A beta-strep in non-pregnant women with symptoms of vaginitis; quality and quantity of women’s health information in lay periodicals; curricula and strategies for teaching trainees about clinical quality improvement; using the patient-centered medical home as a construct to precept in a primary care clinic; female sexual dysfunction; emotional regulation strategies to reduce overeating; health psychology at VAMCs. Frequent contributions to the monthly feature “Capsule Commentaries” in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Clinical Activities: Fellows may elect a full complement of women’s health clinical activities including multidisciplinary comprehensive women’s health (with medicine, gynecology, and mental health input), consultative women’s health (with a focus on midlife, wellbeing, incontinence and sexual health), and subspecialty women’s health (such as osteoporosis, breast, contraception, and women’s mental health clinics). The Zablocki VAMC Women’s Resource Center provides cognitive processing therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and problem-solving therapy as well as wellness and resiliency groups and outpatient treatment for addiction.

Education and Training: Fellows have the opportunity to complete a Master’s program in Public Health, Clinical and Translational Science, or Bioethics. Special seminars in teaching, educational administration and health statistics are available. Primary care fellows are enrolled in a faculty development program to learn teaching strategies, educational scholarship, and how to set individual goals and meet them for a robust career.

New for 2016: The Women's Health program at the Zablocki VA was given an Innovator's Pilot Award for the 2016 year. This has allowed human centered design research to be developed along with training. Design thinking is a process for problem solving that focuses on human needs first, that takes a creative and iterative approach to finding new solutions to their human needs. We are designing a virtual interactive intervention with our patients with diabetes and depression with both our women's health mental health and medicine fellows.

Research Projects: Treatment of Group A beta-strep in non-pregnant women with symptoms of vaginitis; quality and quantity of women’s health information in lay periodicals; curricula and strategies for teaching trainees about clinical quality improvement; using the patient-centered medical home as a construct to precept in a primary care clinic; female sexual dysfunction; emotional regulation strategies to reduce overeating; health psychology at VAMCs. Frequent contributions to the monthly feature “Capsule Commentaries” in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Clinical Activities: Fellows may elect a full complement of women’s health clinical activities including multidisciplinary comprehensive women’s health (with medicine, gynecology, and mental health input), consultative women’s health (with a focus on midlife, wellbeing, incontinence and sexual health), and subspecialty women’s health (such as osteoporosis, breast, contraception, and women’s mental health clinics). The Zablocki VAMC Women’s Resource Center provides cognitive processing therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and problem-solving therapy as well as wellness and resiliency groups and outpatient treatment for addiction.

Education and Training: Fellows have the opportunity to complete a Master’s program in Public Health, Clinical and Translational Science, or Bioethics. Special seminars in teaching, educational administration and health statistics are available. Primary care fellows are enrolled in a faculty development program to learn teaching strategies, educational scholarship, and how to set individual goals and meet them for a robust career.