Mitchell Running has been selected as the 2017-2018 Stephen F. Brenton Health Policy Scholar, which comes with a financial award that can be applied toward tuition. The scholarship was created in honor of Stephen Brenton (BA ’76, Political Science, UW-Madison) to students who are pursuing degrees at the La Follette School of Public Affairs related to health policy. The scholarship is an investment in a hard-working student who is dedicated to improving health outcomes in the state of Wisconsin.
Running will receive master’s degrees in Public Affairs and Public Health from the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the School of medicine and public health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in August of 2018.
In addition to his studies, Running is currently working part time with the Department of Health Services (DHS) in the state’s Food Share program. He also is a project assistant with a professor at the La Follette School who is examining the health and fiscal impacts of various health-related public policies. After he graduates, Running said he plans to pursue an administrative fellowship with a hospital. His interests include studying system and process improvement. He hopes to work in a Wisconsin hospital or health system when he completes his education.