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When Jeff Mahlum suffered a spinal cord injury during a diving accident in 2011 that left him paralyzed from the chest down, he had the unfortunate opportunity to learn how confusing and daunting the health care system can be. Having graduated with a major in biology from the UW in 2013, Mahlum decided to use the gap year between undergraduate and medical school to learn more about how he could understand the needs of his future patients. Mahlum, who’s now enrolled at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, discovered patient advocacy and the Center for Patient Partnerships.
After serving five years for a crime he contends he did not commit, Seneca Malone was released from prison yesterday.
After working as a bilingual case manager for Spanish-speaking immigrants at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, Kathryn Finley decided to study law so she could advocate on behalf of Wisconsin's immigrants.
Meg Gaines, clinical professor of law and director of the Center for Patient Partnerships (CPP), was recently appointed associate dean for academic affairs and experiential learning at the UW Law School. Jonathan Zarov has been hired as associate dean for external affairs.