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Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children The Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children (formerly Center for Advancement of Urban Children) is a cooperative endeavor between Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Its faculty and staff conduct community-oriented research and develops culturally-tailored initiatives to understand the current status of children’s health in Milwaukee, Southeastern Wisconsin and the Nation. In addition, they provide education to medical students and residents and health care to underserved children at the Downtown Health Center (DHC). Read more...

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Pediatrics/Child Health News

MCW Researchers Launch Company for Blood Test to Determine Heart Transplant Rejection

July 27 - In a front page article, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on plans by Dr. Michael Mitchell and Aoy Tomita-Mitchell, PhD, (both Surgery – Cardiothoracic Pediatrics) to house their new company – Tai Diagnostics, Inc. - in the UWM Innovation Accelerator. At Tai Diagnostics, the Mitchells are developing a blood test for determining whether a heart-transplant recipient is in danger of rejecting the new heart. The test would replace invasive biopsies. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Beat the Pro Ping Pong Tournament to benefit the MACC Fund, MCW’s largest donor

July 23 - Women for MACC is hosting a Beat the Pro Ping Pong Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 1, at Evolution Gastro Pong, 233 E. Chicago Street in the Third Ward. The family-friendly event runs from 1-4 p.m., and 100% of ticket proceeds will go to the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.), MCW’s largest donor, for pediatric cancer and related blood disorder research.

Dr. Gordon Discusses State’s Expansion of Medicaid Coverage for Special Needs Patients

July 21 - Pharmacy Choice cites a Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin program to address the needs of “medically complex” pediatric patients. Dr. John Gordon, notes that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded a $9.4 million grant to Wisconsin to expand Medicaid coverage statewide for the program. Pharmacy Choice

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Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children
Department of Pediatrics
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Teri Wermager, Administrative Assistant III
(414) 955-4177
(414) 955-6385 (fax)

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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