Skip to Content

Trainee Capstones & Presentations

Trainees are required to complete a Capstone Project toward the end of their training experience. The Capstone reflects an area of study in which the trainee has had a particular interest. Following are a select sample of Capstones recently presented by UW PPC graduates.

Featured Projects & Products

  • Finding Health Insurance: Navigating the Marketplace for

    Children with Special Healthcare Needs

    Presented by Jennifer Fisher, MSSW

    This booklet is a combination of existing community resources created by Family Voices of Wisconsin,, and the Off to College Transition Booklet.

    View Booklet
    Download Print Booklet

  • Off to College: A Guide for Young Adults with Chronic


    Presented by Mary Arbuckle, MSW

    This e-book is a resource guide with college selection considerations, academic accommodation rights and services, student housing options, tips for health care management, encouragement of peer support, financial assistance opportunities, and insurance information to assist students with chronic illness transitioning to college life. This quick guide provides information helpful to both students and parents embarking on this new journey.

    View Booklet

  • The Amish and Healthcare

    Presented by Janet Poff, MSW

    This presentation focuses on helping healthcare professionals understand the lifestyle, beliefs and attitudes of the Amish population. The presentation offers background on the history of the Amish in the US, views of the healthcare system by the Amish, and suggestions for healthcare providers on working with Amish patients and their families.

    View Video Presentation

  • Cultural Competence While Working with the

    Deaf/Hard of Hearing

    Presented by Jason Marshall Valentine, MSSW

    This presentation focuses on work with the deaf and hard of hearing population. Topics covered include definitions, statistics, interpersonal tips, lip reading, working with interpreters, captioning, UW Hospital services, planning for meetings, and challenges.

    View Presentation

  • Using Effective Communication and Family-Centered

    Strategies to Improve Health Literacy

    Presented by Sarah Berger, MSSW

    Download Presentation

    View Video Presentation



During their fellowship, UW PPC Fellows have the opportunity to present at the Pediatrics Department Grand Rounds. Below are links to former UW PPC Fellows' Grand Rounds presentations.

Chronic Cough - Iqbal Rashid, MD

Pulmonary Complications of Sickle Cell Disease - Kelly Cowan, MD


Nutrition for Adolescents with Pulmonary conditions: Sharing Resources

Presented by Krista Kerlinske, MS, RD

This presentation is about the process of writing a chapter for an e-book titled, Guidelines for Adolescent Nutrition Services. This chapter focused on nutritional tools and resources for healthcare providers in the community to monitor and manage the nutritional needs of adolescents with pulmonary disorders. The presenter describes the process of learning how to write for a textbook versus a school research paper, or a chapter review. The presentation also discussed the leadership qualities learned over the traineeship that were incorporated the project.

Download Presentation
View Video Presentation

SMA: Past, Present and Future

Presented by Emily Schumacher, DNP

This is a self-learning module that will take about 25 minutes to complete. You will learn about spinal muscular atrophy and the different types, genetics, symptoms/complications, management, and treatment (especially new drugs and trials). There are slides to click through and audio, so make sure you have volume on. Here is the link to the self-learning module:

Download Presentation
View Video Presentation

Mental Health Resources For Health Care Providers

Presented by Emily Schauf, MSW

This presentation focuses upon the intersection of managing a chronic condition, such as Cystic Fibrosis, and mental health. The product is a resource guide for adolescents and teens that works to normalize discussion of mental health, while also providing mental health resources and additional information on healthy sleep habits, overall emotional and physical well-being, and digital therapy apps.

Download Presentation
View Video Presentation









Last updated: 05/24/2017
webmaster [at] uwppc [dot] org
Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
Questions regarding the UW PPC Training Grant: info [at] uwppc [dot] org