MCW Alumni News

2014 Stories

MCW alumnus treats first Ebola patients in U.S.

When the first Ebola patients transported from Africa to the United States arrived at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, they were greeted by an MCW alumnus who leads the infectious disease team at Emory.

MD/PhD student receives NIH funding to support research

A student in MCW's MD/PhD training program is among a select few to be awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health's elite training program.

Alumnus propels innovative research, patient care at MCW Cancer Center

The MCW Cancer Center is steadily becoming a world-class destination for pioneer clinical cancer trials under the leadership of James Thomas, MD, ’91, who is behind the Center’s Clinical Trials Office and Nicholas Family Foundation Translational Research Unit.

MCW is helping to shape today’s toughest bioethics issues

Arthur Derse, MD, GME ’83, JD, director of the MCW Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, is helping to shape cutting-edge bioethics issues in the United States.

Scholarship fund will benefit first-year medical students

Deep appreciation and fond memories inspired a 50-year alumnus to establish a scholarship fund for first-year medical students at MCW.

Regional campus becomes reality

What began as a vision for two new MCW medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin is now reality.

New MCW Medical School brand launched

To convey the excitement of MCW’s new campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin and to invigorate the look and feel of the Milwaukee campus, MCW has launched a new brand for the medical school including campus names, logos and tagline.

MCW alum featured on “NY Med” season 2

Brain surgeon and… TV star? MCW alumnus Philip Stieg, MD ’83 appeared on ABC’s summer television series “NY Med,” and showed his grace under pressure in the operating room and in front of television cameras.

Recent alumna honors heritage, family

Recent MCW alumna Tuong van Nguyen, MD ’14 took her global health research project to Vietnam, to outfit dozens of children with helmets and to increase head injury awareness.

Alumni Notes 14 Fall-Winter

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

Memoriam 14 Fall-Winter

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

Alumni form bond, share passion for global growth of rehabilitation medicine

Two alumni from different generations have formed a friendship and an alliance that is bringing the physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty to developing nations. Dr. Andrew Haig’s international leadership complements Dr. Asare Christian’s efforts to bring PM&R to his native Ghana.

Team of experts advances concussion recovery studies

Building on decades of experience in traumatic brain injury research, MCW investigators are being tapped by the National Football League and General Electric to develop tools for the objective diagnosis of concussion and evaluation of an athlete’s recovery from concussion. A team that includes Drs. Michael McCrea, Shi-Jiang Li and Thomas Hammeke received one of only six Head Health Challenge grants issued nationwide.

Alumni support vital for MCW-Green Bay

Philanthropy is critical for the development of MCW’s community campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. A retired orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. William F. Schneider and his wife, Sandy, have continued their lifelong dedication to medicine and medical education with a generous gift supporting MCW-Green Bay.

Past Chairman of the Board welcomed as Honorary Alumnus

The Alumni Association named Edward J. Zore a 2014 Honorary Alumnus.

Inspiring alumni

This year, the Alumni Association honored a medical school dean, a women’s health researcher, a medical missionary and two service leaders.

Alumna is first woman elected president of surgical association

Dr. Anna Ledgerwood, a Wayne State University faculty member, is the first woman elected President of the American Surgical Association.

50 years a family

1964 alumni were honored for their lifetime dedication to medicine during commencement ceremonies.

Alumni elect new leadership to their association board

Timothy A. Crummy, MD ’97, is the newest President of the Alumni Association.

Welcome, Class of 2014, to the MCW alumni family

The 101st annual commencement took place on May 16 at the Milwaukee Theatre, at which the Medical College of Wisconsin and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 279 degrees and bestowed numerous honors.

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 14 Summer

Comic strip series from Theresa Maatman, MD '11

Alumni Notes 14 Summer

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

In Memoriam 14 Summer

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

Clinical apprenticeship puts concepts into practice

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Discovery Curriculum encourages students to think and act like physicians from day one. The new Clinical Apprenticeship component of the curriculum is providing earlier and expanded clinical education for the next generation of physicians.

Anatomage makes virtual dissection a reality

To complement the traditional anatomy experience, MCW acquired a state-of-the-art Anatomage Table last year. With a high resolution, life-size touchscreen, the technology offers students, residents and faculty the ability to view the human body from countless viewpoints and cross sections to further their understanding through virtual dissection.

Alumni knowledge of community medicine and MCW benefits advisory boards for new campuses

Alumni are providing an important voice in the development of MCW’s new medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. An Alumni Association Board member serves on each community advisory board, and other alumni represent their respective health systems or academic institutions in partnership.

Future directions-Profiles in Primary Care

While much is influenced by external forces, the strength and success of primary care in the years to come may depend on individual choice, adaptation and the development of new ideas. In the third and final installment of this multipart series, alumni discuss the future directions of primary care.

Alumnus establishes David S. Haskell, MD Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Education

Already extremely active with his alma mater, a Medical College of Wisconsin alumnus has made a substantial gift to establish an endowed chair supporting teaching and training in orthopaedic surgery at MCW.

Alumna Profile-Linda Resar

Dr. Linda Resar, a faculty member at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been studying high mobility group genes for two decades. Her passion for research began nearly 30 years ago at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Storm chasers

In the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan, two alumni traveled to islands in the Philippines on separate medical missions to provide care to the many victims of the storm.

Late alumnus founds patient library in Clinical Cancer Center

A gift from the estate of Myron B. Minko, MD ’76, has been used to create a new library and resource center in the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center.

Survey response valuable

Thank you to the many alumni, students and trainees who participated in the 2013 Alumni News survey and provided important feedback and ideas that will help shape the direction of future communications.

Getting Out Alive 14 Spring

Comic strip series from Theresa Maatman, MD '11

Alumni Notes 14 Spring

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

In Memoriam 14 Spring

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

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