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Alumni News 2010 Stories

New President answers important questions

John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, joined the Medical College as its sixth president and chief executive officer in July. In a recent interview, he describes his career in medicine, his philosophy on collaboration, the future of The Medical College of Wisconsin and the role of alumni in the school’s growth.

Grant ushers new era of collaboration

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a transformative grant to the Medical College that supports a partnership of eight Milwaukee institutions designed to move research discoveries more quickly to patient applications. The $20 million Clinical and Translational Science Award bridges institutions to connect faculty members with complementary interests and expertise, such as Dr. Michelle Johnson, whose robots are aiding in stroke rehabilitation.

Alumnus treats Special Olympics athletes

As a 10-year-old boy, Dr. Michael Clark first began volunteering for Special Olympics, an organization with which he has several family ties. It is a commitment he has maintained throughout his life and as an emergency medicine physician, he now helps oversee the health of the athletes. Dr. Clark is Medical Director for Special Olympics Wisconsin and served as team physician for the athletes who participated in the 2010 National Games.

Aviation medical examiners clear pilots to fly

No pilot can take to the skies without proper medical authorization. And no physician can provide such clearance without the proper Federal Aviation Administration training. Alumni who serve as aviation medical examiners not only look out for the health of commercial and recreational pilots, they also are instrumental to the system that helps maintain safety for all air travelers.

Alumnus Profile – Dr. Anthony McCall

The James M. Ross Professor of Diabetes in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Dr. Anthony McCall has established himself as an expert in diabetes treatment, research, and education.

Alumni Notes 10FW

Professional and personal accomplishments and activities of Medical College of Wisconsin alumni

In Memoriam 10FW

Obituaries of Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette School of Medicine, and Marquette University School of Medicine alumni

Medical homes center on patient

Now that technology has caught up to the concept, the patient-centered medical home is gaining momentum as an innovative approach that could help reform the health care system while improving quality of care for patients. By coordinating and integrating all aspects of a patient’s care and improving accessibility while compensating physicians for value added, the medical home concept could benefit doctors and patients. The Medical College’s Department of Family and Community Medicine is on the leading-edge of the concept, and is in the review process for certification of its residency sites as patient-centered medical homes.

Top honor for Air Force alumnus

Impressive are the bodies of work of this year’s alumni award recipients. Lt. Gen. C. Bruce Green was named Alumnus of the Year for his military service, including his current role as Air Force Surgeon General

Country doctor is humanitarian

Impressive are the bodies of work of this year’s alumni award recipients. Dr. Thomas Chisholm received the Humanitarian Award for his dedication to the underserved domestically and internationally.

Pulmonologist serves alumni well

Impressive are the bodies of work of this year’s alumni award recipients. Dr. Jane Neumann received the Distinguished Service Award for her years of service to the Alumni Association.

One presidency to the next

As Dr. Steven Bergin’s term as President of the Wisconsin Medical Society ended, his term as the new President of the Medical College of Wisconsin/Marquette Medical Alumni Association began. Other new alumni officers and directors were also elected this spring.

Alumnus Profile - Dr. Philip Stieg

An expert in cerebral vascular and skull base tumor surgery, alumnus Dr. Philip Stieg is Professor and Chairman of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Radiologist sets up scholarship

On board a Naval vessel, Dr. Orlando L. Manfredi met his mentor, a man he is honoring with the establishment of a new endowed scholarship fund for medical student education. Dr. Manfredi built a significant radiology practice on Staten Island prior to his recent retirement.

Ginny Bolger is Honorary Alumna

As the first lady of The Medical College of Wisconsin for 20 years, Ginny Bolger has met and befriended a great number of alumni. Now she can consider herself among them.

Alumni earn top faculty honors

All three recipients of The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Distinguished Service Awards this year are alumni. The award is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a Medical College faculty member.

Alumni Notes 10S

Professional and personal accomplishments and activities of Medical College of Wisconsin alumni

In Memoriam 10S

Obituaries of Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette School of Medicine, and Marquette University School of Medicine alumni

Alumna is Denali Medical Director

As Medical Director for Denali National Park, Jennifer Dow, MD ’94, trains park rangers in emergency medical care techniques, patrols the mountain range to aid climbers and rangers, and helps perform high-altitude rescues on the tallest peak in North America. Remote locations and extreme conditions characterize her work on the mountain and impact the Anchorage hospital emergency department she staffs.

Antibiotic resistance factors into practice

As resistance renders various antibiotics useless against increasing numbers of infections, providers must carefully balance that public health concern with the individual needs of their patient. With experts citing overuse as the key factor in resistance, physicians practice prudence and evidence-based medicine when prescribing antibiotics and use education to manage patients’ expectations and misconceptions.

Economy affects free medical care

Demand for care at free clinics across the country has increased in step with a higher unemployment rate and more employers scaling back benefits to cope with a depressed economy. Free clinic leaders and volunteers demonstrate the need for creativity to acquire and stretch thinning resources as both public and private support have become scarce despite higher numbers of patients qualifying for assistance.

Masters of disaster readiness

Three alumni use their expertise in emergency care, planning and public health to respond to various disasters at the federal, state and local level. Their actions help safeguard their communities and ensure the unknown doesn’t become the unmanageable.

ENT encourages giving back

Former Chairman and current Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Robert J. Toohill, MD ’60, celebrates 50 years in medicine this year. Throughout that time, his strong ties to the Medical College have motivated him to give back and to encourage others to support the College with their time, effort and resources.

Alumnus Profile - Dr. David Zawieja

An expert in the lymphatic vascular system, David C. Zawieja, PhD ’86, is a professor, administrator and translational researcher at Texas A&M Health Science Center. He earned his PhD in Physiology from The Medical College of Wisconsin.

Alumni Notes 10W

News of alumni's professional and personal accomplishments and activities.

In Memoriam 10W

Obituaries of Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette School of Medicine, and Marquette University School of Medicine alumni

Alumni News complete issues - 2010

Winter 2010 issue

Summer 2010 issue

Fall-Winter 2010 issue

 

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