MCW Alumni News

2013 Stories

Scuba technology born from one of MCW's earliest discoveries

In the late 1930s, Dr. Edgar End, an alumnus and faculty member at Marquette University School of Medicine developed the breathing mixture that allowed his associate to shatter the world diving record. The discovery gave birth to scuba technology and led to further advances in diving and hyperbaric medicine.

Serving special populations - Profiles in Primary Care

Primary care physicians practice on health care’s front lines, and sometimes those lines are drawn by patients’ unique needs and circumstances. In our second installment of a multipart series, some alumni who care for special populations of patients discuss their perspectives and experiences in a profession whose call of duty is often above and beyond.

Dryhootch offers safe haven for ailing veterans

Funded by MCW’s Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, a growing project that alumnus and faculty member Dr. Jeffrey Whittle helped launch with Dryhootch of America is helping military veterans achieve better mental and physical health through peer support.

Thirty years of undergraduate research training

The Summer Program in Undergraduate Research (SPUR) has given college students direct experience in MCW laboratories for 30 years, building a pipeline for future scientists.

By teaching, alumni can volunteer their wisdom for next generation

Alumni who participate in medical education as volunteer clinical faculty members give students practical, life lessons to complement the science. Alumnus Dr. Mark Harlow returns to Milwaukee from South Dakota every year to teach and encourages other alumni to consider giving the gift of wisdom to the next generation.

Sept. 11 tribute features well-traveled U.S. flag

A gift sent by an alumnus serving in southern Afghanistan ensured the Medical College of Wisconsin’s observance of 9/11 this year was personal and poignant.

Packers welcome alumna home from Afghanistan

Upon returning to the U.S. following a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan as a Marine Corps regimental surgeon, Dr. Katrina Destree was treated to a very special homecoming.

Three faculty leaders honored for distinguished service

Three faculty members with a combined 53 years of service to MCW received Distinguished Service Awards, the College’s highest faculty honor, at the MCW convocation ceremony Sept. 18.

New chief development officer named

Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) jointly named Alice Archabal as Chief Development Officer and Vice President of Development for both organizations.

Alumni Notes 13 Fall-Winter

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

In Memoriam 13 Fall-Winter

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

Neurosurgeon leads with innovation

Dr. Philip Stieg has led the Department of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College for 13 years, and he hasn’t wasted a moment of it. His pursuit of innovation in the operating room, in the laboratory, in the academic halls and in developing nations contributed to his selection as the 2013 Medical School Alumnus of the Year.

PT leader brings diversity to health fields

Recognizing the need for greater diversity in his field of physical therapy, Dr. Lawrence Pan launched programs at Marquette University, where he is a department chairman, that have helped scores of underrepresented students find success in scientific careers. For his efforts, Dr. Pan has been named the 2013 Graduate School Alumnus of the Year.

Humanitarian makes world of difference

Throughout her career as an OB/GYN and fertility expert, Dr. Gloria Halverson has offered her services to the most vulnerable populations in the world. In retirement, she has increased her efforts as her missionary work seeks to help victims of human trafficking and extreme poverty. The 2013 alumni Humanitarian Award is hers.

Lifetime of service benefits hometown

Dr. James Algiers has served his country, his alma mater, his community and his fellow man with humble passion. The longtime Hartford physician earned the 2013 Alumni Distinguished Service Award, (but you won’t hear it from him).

Association President leads by example

Dr. Paul Hankwitz seeks to build enthusiasm among alumni for MCW’s growing education and research programs as Association President.

VP dedicated to alumni, advancement

Since being appointed the Medical College of Wisconsin’s first Vice President for Institutional Advancement in 1993, James W. Heald has elevated the significance and College-wide impact of the programs he directs, including the offices of Alumni Relations, Development and Public Affairs.

Graduates begin next adventure

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s annual commencement exercises were held May 17 at the Milwaukee Theatre. During the ceremony, the Medical College and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 194 MD, 40 PhD, 23 MS, eight MA, and 16 Master of Public Health degrees.

Seniors match to residency programs

At the Medical College of Wisconsin, 181 fourth-year medical students obtained first-year residency positions on Match Day 2013.

Students supported by Alumni Association

The Medical College of Wisconsin/ Marquette Medical Alumni Association presented eight medical students with scholarships this spring.

Getting Out Alive 13 Summer

Comic strip series from Theresa Maatman, MD '11

Alumni Notes 13 Summer

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

In Memoriam 13 Summer

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

Profiles in primary care

Physicians in primary care face mounting pressures, but their belief in the field and its value to society keep many in practice. In the first installment of a multi-part series, some alumni on the front lines of medicine share their experiences, challenges and inspirations in primary care.

Invention keeps reflux in check

Gastroenterologist Dr. Reza Shaker, along with his MCW research team, has invented a medical device capable of alleviating the symptoms of extraesophageal acid reflux disease in patients while they sleep.

How academic detailing improves patient care

With medical information in a constant state of evolution, academic detailing offers a personal form of educational outreach that places the most current, evidence-based data directly in the hands of practicing physicians.

Celebrating 100 years of collaboration

When the Marquette University School of medicine was formed in 1913 from the merger of the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Medical Department of Marquette University/Milwaukee Medical College, it laid the foundation for the school that would become the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Educational spaces upgraded

Educational spaces at MCW underwent numerous renovations and technology upgrades during the last year.

Alumnus is AMA Foundation President

As President of the AMA Foundation Board, psychiatrist Dr. Clarence Chou is promoting physician engagement in community health.

Pathology and education are passions

An Emeritus Professor of Pathology at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. D. Robert Dufour has made significant contributions to continuing medical education for pathologists and laboratory professionals.

Mentorship fund honors ENT, wife

With donations from otolaryngology faculty and alumni, the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences has created the Dr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Kidder Endowed Mentorship Fund to honor the Kidders.

Cardiologist’s bequest funds scholarship

The Carol M. Meils, MD Endowed Scholarship was established by Dr. Meils’ son through a bequest the Class of 1983 alumna made to the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Getting Out Alive 13 Spring

Comic strip series from Theresa Maatman, MD '11

Alumni Notes 13 Spring

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

In Memoriam 13 Spring

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

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