Medical Society of Milwaukee County

2015 Award Recipients

Please join us in recognizing these individuals at the Medical Society Annual Awards Dinner, Leadership That Inspires, on Saturday evening, March 7th at the Milwaukee Public Museum: Register here.

Dr. Erastus B. Wolcott Distinguished Service Award:    Julie Schuller, MD

Health Care Champion Award:    Brad D. Schimel, Attorney General

Community Impact Award:    Earnestine Willis, MD

Student Leader Award:    Megan Beck

Each of these individuals demonstrate exceptional leadership and commitment to make a positive impact in the lives of our community. 

As the recipient of the Dr. Erastus B. Wolcott Distinguished Service Award, Dr. Julie Schuller carries on the legacy of the Medical Society’s founder through her steadfast commitment to be a champion for the underserved in our community.  As stated of Dr. Wolcott, Dr. Schuller is also ‘Eminent in the profession. A lover of humanity. Who delighted to serve . . .’   As President of the Medical Society in 2014, Dr. Schuller also led the Medical Society through its 2014 branding campaign “Powered by Physicians.  Compelled by Community.”

Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic.  It is devastating Milwaukee and Wisconsin families.  Compelled by the Community, this lead initiative for the Medical Society of Milwaukee County is the #1 focus for Wisconsin Attorney General Brad D. Schimel - to partner with the medical community, law enforcement, families, and others to reduce the number of deaths due to prescription drug abuse.   He is the recipient of this year’s Health Care Champion Award.

Dr. Earnestine Willis, the recipient of this year’s Community Impact Award, is renowned in Milwaukee as the Director of the Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children (CAUC), and Director of Health Equity and Urban Clinical Care Partnerships. She has almost three decades of experience in addressing health disparities by the development of successful community initiatives to include research, education, and community services. Her interests span from analyzing the impact of systems on children and adolescents, applied public policy, community-oriented programs, medical education, health assessments, and diversity in medicine and child advocacy.

Megan Beck, a third year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin, exemplifies student leadership in community and scholarly leadership.  She is a passionate advocate for the identification of victims of human sex trafficking in the Milwaukee healthcare setting.  She led the design of a survey of healthcare providers that pinpoints the learning points that will assist providers in identifying these victims.  She has led efforts at MCW to educate her peers and open discussions around the topic of human sex trafficking.   In addition she has advocated further education at both the state and national level.  She volunteers as a clinic coordinator and scheduler at the MCW Saturday morning free clinic on a regular basis. 

Medical Society of Milwaukee County
P.O. Box 13114, Milwaukee, WI 53213
Phone: (414) 475-4750

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