KNN Program Office Staff Biography

Jeff Fritz, PhD, MS, MATL
Associate Director

Jeff Fritz serves as the associate director for learning and partnership development with the Kern National Network for Flourishing in Medicine (KNN) and is an associate professor in the department of cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Receiving his PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Fritz’s studies focused on structural myofibrillar proteins and their role in muscle development and pathophysiology. Additionally, he earned a master’s degree in Transformational Leadership and recently submitted his thesis, titled “Human Flourishing: A North Star for Medical Education,” for a master of arts in character education through the University of Birmingham.

In addition to education, his efforts over the past five years have focused on enhancing the medical student learning environment and include piloting and establishing programs on medical student coaching, near-peer suicide awareness and prevention, and professional identity formation at the Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin Campus.


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