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WAI Faculty & Staff

Heidi Pophal, BS
Senior Information Processing Consultant

 

Contact Information

Phone: 608-829-3312
Email: hpophal@wisc.edu
Mailing address: Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute, UW School of Medicine and Publi Health, 7818 Big Sky Drive, Suite 215, Madison, WI 53719

Role at the WAI

Ms. Pophal joined the WAI in 1999.  Heidi participates in the WAI's educational efforts, planning and coordinating programs for medical students, as well as for practicing physicians and other health care professionals.  Heidi coordinates the very successful Alzheimer’s Disease Summer Externship program, a clinical shadowing experience for first year medical students at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.  She also coordinates the New Friends program in collaboration with the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. New Friends brings together health professional students at UW-Madison and individuals with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias to meet one-to-one on an informal basis outside of the clinical setting. Through shared activities and conversations, New Friends provides an opportunity for students to learn from the person with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias and their family as they share their experiences with dementia. It also provides an opportunity for the person and their family to voice concerns regarding their care and contribute to the training of future physicians.

 

Education

Bachelor of Science - Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Posters

Innovations in Medical Education Exhibits, AAMC National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2002.

 

Alzheimer's Disease Web-Based Module for Medical Students. American Geriatric Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, May 2003.

 

Alzheimer's Disease Web-Based Module for 1st Year Medical Students at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. Innovations in Medical Education Exhibits, AAMC National Meeting, Washington, DC, November 2003.

 

Alzheimer's Disease Summer Externship. Innovations in Medical Education Exhibits, AAMC National Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2004.

 

Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Medical Student Externship. Innovations in Medical Education Exhibits, AAMC National Meeting, Washington, DC, November 2005.

 

Awards

Professional Development Grant, 2004, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professional Development Grant, 2005, University of Wisconsin-Madison