The Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP) at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has announced that Manish Shah, MD, MPH, professor and vice chair of research in the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine, will serve as the next chair of the WPP Oversight and Advisory Committee (OAC).
Shah is an experienced and highly regarded national leader in the field of emergency medicine. He has dedicated his career to improving care for older adults, with a specific focus on those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. His work and scientific interest focus on serving both urban and rural communities and addressing the needs of vulnerable populations. Shah has served on the OAC since December 2019. Nominated for the position of chair by Robert N. Golden, MD, dean of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health on May 25, 2022, he follows Kind, who has led the committee since 2018.
“Dr. Shah is an experienced leader, with proven success in building strong community partnerships,” said Amy Kind, MD, PhD, associate dean for social health sciences and programs at the school and executive director of the Wisconsin Partnership Program. “Through his work serving individuals as well as communities, he has demonstrated a deep commitment to the Wisconsin Partnership Program’s mission to improve health and advance health equity.”