The Medical College of Wisconsin Receives the Richard Guarasci Award for Instutional Transformation

December 10, 2020

Campus Compact is pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the Richard Guarasci Award for Institutional Transformation. The award recognizes four-year or graduate institutions that have successfully implemented institution-wide efforts to address issues of public concern by aligning teaching, research, practice, and values in service of the common good. Recipients are institutions that have undertaken comprehensive efforts to advance the values articulated in Campus Compact’s 30th Anniversary Action Statement of Presidents and Chancellors.

The recipient of the Richard Guarasci Award for Institutional Transformation is the Medical College of Wisconsin. As a national leader in community engagement, the Medical College of Wisconsin is recognized for integrating engagement into research, education, and clinical care with the goal of advancing health policy and advocacy and addressing the social determinants of health. Through initiatives like the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program and its extended community-engaged research, the Medical College of Wisconsin demonstrates a deep strategic commitment to community, embracing its responsibility as a place-based institution to address diverse health needs throughout Wisconsin.

The Medical College of Wisconsin has been nationally recognized for its commitment to community engagement and is one of only four medical schools to receive the 2015 Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement.

The Richard Guarsci Award for Institutional Transformation is presented as part of Campus Compact’s Impact Awards, which recognize the outstanding work of individuals and institutions in pursuit of the public purposes of higher education. Read more about the other awards and this year’s recipients at compact.org/2020-impact-award-recipients.

All award winners will be recognized at a virtual Awards Celebration in the spring of 2021.

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