MCW Magazine | Fall 2016

MCW Magazine | Fall 2016

John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, President and CEO

Leadership Message

Message from John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, President and CEO of the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Alumni Association updates

Alumni Association Updates

Applicant to alum...and everything in between.

Marie L. Nakata, MD '89, GME '93

Alumni Association President's Message

Message from Alumni Association President, Marie L. Nakata, MD '89, GME '93.

Watson Aiding Clinical Trials Matching

Watson Aiding Clinical Trials Matching

By matching clinical trials to more patients with a higher degree of precision, Watson – IBM’s cognitive computer technology – will help MCW fulfill its mission to advance the health of the community through scientific discovery.

MCW Receives $6.8 Million Grant from US Army

MCW Receives $6.8 Million Grant from US Army to Research Neck, Spine and Brain Safety in the Military

MCW has received a five-year, $6.8 million grant from the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), with the outcome to increase the safety of military personnel from head, neck and spinal injuries.

MCW's Cancer Moonshot Brings Community Together to Discuss Cancer Clinical Trials

MCW's Cancer Moonshot Brings Community Together to Discuss Cancer Clinical Trials

On Wednesday, June 29, MCW’s Cancer Center participated in Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Summit, which convened conversations with communities across the US.

MCW-Central Wisconsin Welcomes First Class of Students

MCW-Central Wisconsin Welcomes First Class of Students

The latest milestone in the Medical College of Wisconsin’s years-long journey to expand its medical school into several regions around the state was celebrated on July 5, 2016, when the first class of 26 students at MCW-Central Wisconsin began two days of orientation.

School of Pharmacy Symposium a Success

School of Pharmacy Symposium a Success

The Pharmacy School hosted MCW’s inaugural Pharmacy Symposium in June, focusing on emerging and new pharmacy practice models.

New MCW Leadership

New MCW Leadership

New leadership at MCW in the departments of Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Orthopaedic Surgery.

Office of Technology Development: Moving Science from Patents to Patients

Office of Technology Development: Moving Science from Patents to Patients

Launched in 1984, the Office of Technology Development (OTD), MCW’s technology transfer office serves, supports and educates the MCW community in the development and transfer of their inventions and technologies into viable products and businesses.

Student Summer Research Programs

Student Summer Research Programs

147 undergraduate students and first-year medical students participated in MCW’s 2016 Medical Student Summer Research Program or Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).

NATO Grant Supports Physician Mission in Ukraine

NATO Grant Supports Physician Mission in Ukraine

With funding support from NATO, MCW Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians and their team traveled to Kiev, Ukraine, to provide clinical care.

Giving an Old Drug New Potential

Giving an Old Drug New Potential

The results of Dr. Kalyanaraman lab's work to modify a well-established diabetes drug (metformin) for use in pancreatic cancer is published.

Gray Matter "Matters"

Gray Matter "Matters"

Sharon Kailas wants to make a difference. In some fashion, and in some manner, she wants to help others.

Answering the Call: Pediatric Surgeons Deliver Exemplary Care

Answering the Call: Pediatric Surgeons Deliver Exemplary Care

Level 1 designation reflects pediatric surgery excellence.

Big-League Gift from Dr. Paul Jacobs

Big-League Gift from Dr. Paul Jacobs

Life's twists lead to Milwaukee, Oncology, Brewers Baseball and a big-league gift.

Eye Institute Celebrates 40 Years

Eye Institute Celebrates 40 Years

MCW Eye Institute: 40 years of improving, restoring and preserving sight.

Alumna Finds New Places to Serve

Alumna Finds New Places to Serve

Col. Jennifer Junnila Walker, MD ’93, GME ’96, MPH, serves her patients and her country in the State of Hawaii.

Thinking "Outside the Clinic"

Thinking "Outside the Clinic"

Community-academic partnership brings eye screening from the clinic to a south-side Milwaukee community center.

Happenings

Happenings

MCW events and awards.

Alumni Notes

Alumni Notes

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

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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

Change Agent: Tom P. Aufderheide, MD, GME '86, MS '13

Change Agent: Tom P. Aufderheide, MD, GME '86, MS '13

Change Agent highlights a Medical College of Wisconsin faculty or staff member who has had significant impact on the institution's mission to be a leading innovator in transforming healthcare and advancing the health of our communities.

A Moment in History: MCW Physician Treats First Patient to Survive Rabies Without a Vaccine

A Moment in History: MCW Physician Treats First Patient to Survive Rabies Without a Vaccine

A snapshot of a moment in the Medical College of Wisconsin's history.

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Photos in this issue courtesy of Jennifer Haluzak; Greg Calhoun; Gary Porter; Mike Roemer; Jay Westhauser; Rick Wood of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Jeff Zmania

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