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UW-Madison announces Community Partnership Awards

June 29, 2018
UW-Madison recently announced its Community-University Partnership Awards, and two honorees are connected with the School of Education. 

The awards recognize the work of UW-Madison faculty, staff and students, and their community partners across the state of Wisconsin that are addressing public issues in Madison and the surrounding region. 

The Department of Kinesiology's Dorothy Farrar-Edwards was recognized for her role in the Oneida Nation - Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Partnership. 

Recent analyses suggests Alzheimer's disease disproportionately burdens Native Americans, and this partnership expands the Oneida Nation community's access to dementia diagnostic services, builds awareness of ADRD, supports caregivers, and promotes participation in ADRD research.

Additionally, Kaleem Caire was awarded the 2018 LaMarr Billups Community-University Engagement Award, a prestigious recognition for an individual who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to campus-community partnerships. 

Caire, who earned his undergraduate degree from the School of Education in 2000, is a national leader in K-12 education reform, economic and workforce development, and community transformation.

Read more and see all the honored partnerships here.

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