MCW receives $37.8M for refining medical education

By Freeman Staff

June 9, 2017

 

MILWAUKEE On Thursday, the Medical College of Wisconsin announced that it has been gifted $37.8 million dollars from the Kern family and the Kern Family Foundation. The money will be used to create a new national Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education.

The Kern institute will join six other medical schools around the country to become a national leader in transforming and redefining medical education. The six medical schools are the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Dell Medical School at UT Austin, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and UCSF School of Medicine.

In addition to the gift from the Kern family and the Kern Family Foundation, Steve Roell, chair of the MCW Board of Trustees, and his wife, Shelagh, established the Steven and Shelagh Roell Endowed Chair of the Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education. Cheryl A. Maurana, founding director of the Kern Institute, has been named as the inaugural holder of the Stephen and Shelagh Roell Endowed Chair.