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MCW News

MCW News features stories about the scientific and health care work of the Medical College of Wisconsin's research and physician faculty.

Transforming pediatric critical care: How data analytics will change your practice

April 27 - Celebrate the career of Tom B. Rice, MD, on June 1-2 through your participation in the second Tom B. Rice Summit. This year’s summit will begin with a workshop by Daniel Burrus, a well-known global futurist, technology expert and author of Flash Foresight. He will lead attendees through his work focused on how to think creatively to approach the future.

Dalums support research, student experiences

April 26 - Philanthropy, prayer and pleasant happen-stance are deeply rooted in the sunken rose garden at the lake home of Tom and Maripat Dalum in Hartland, Wisconsin. It is there the Dalums, longtime supporters of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), have continued to nurture their mutual philosophy of giving back by offering the use of their garden for charitable events.

Deep Dive: Dr. Harry T. Whelan

April 25 - Dr. Harry Whelan, the Bleser Family Endowed Chair in Neurology, professor of pediatric neurology and director of the hyperbaric medicine unit at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has always loved the sea. His affinity would eventually take him across the world, to Latin American jungles, the South China Sea, and Russian submarines in the North Sea, but it all began in a swimming pool in Nicolet High School in Glendale, Wisconsin.

Dr. Balaraman Kalyanaraman co-chairing international symposium in Croatia

April 25 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research and chairman of biophysics, is co-chairing a scientific symposium in Split, Croatia, in September.

Lane closures around campus during the week of April 24

April 21 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of April 24, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Additional information about the Zoo interchange project and its impact on MCW and the campus can be found on MCW’s Zoo interchange Web page.

Dual energy X-Ray absorptiometry (DXA) scanning now available to community members

April 21 - The Clinical & Translational Science Institute’s (CTSI) Adult Translational Research Unit (A-TRU) now offers DXA scanning services to any member of the community. This is a valuable resource, providing an accurate assessment of unique, individual body composition and key information for tracking personal health and fitness.

MCW researchers mentor Wauwatosa STEM students for science fair

April 20 - MCW scientists are still working hard on science fair projects even after graduating from elementary school more than a decade ago.

Dr. Kenneth Lee wins Silver Helmet Award for his commitment to Veterans

April 19 - Kenneth Lee, MD, associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and chief of the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, received the 2017 AMVETS Silver Helmet Award for his commitment to helping wounded veterans.

Dr. Mary Horowitz highlighted as Change Agent

April 19 - Mary Horowitz, MD, the Robert A. Uihlein Professor for Hematologic Research and chief of the division of hematology and oncology, was highlighted in MCW’s Change Agent column. Learn about what drives her, what she wants her legacy to be and more in the Winter 2017 issue of MCW Magazine.

New section chief of adult cardiac surgery and heart transplant surgeon

April 18 - It is with greatest excitement that I share with you that Lyle Joyce, MD, PhD, and David Joyce, MD, have accepted positions in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Hospital.

Veteran to become a doctor helping fill local physician shortage

April 14 - Christopher Zeman, a first-year medical student at MCW-Central Wisconsin who was recently named an Aspirus Scholar, was featured in a NBC- TV12 in Wausau news story about his journey to medical school.

Lane closures around campus during the week of April 17

April 14 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of April 17, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Additional information about the Zoo interchange project and its impact on MCW and the campus can be found on MCW’s Zoo interchange Web page.

MCW sponsors MMAC’s Madison Night in Milwaukee

April 13 - On Wednesday, April 12, MCW’s Office of Government and Community Relations sponsored the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s (MMAC) Madison Night in Milwaukee, held at the WE Energies Building.

Attention all motorcycle riders!

April 13 - You are invited to participate on a Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin team for the Have a Heart Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, June 10, to benefit the Cardiovascular Center (CVC). The team will gather in the MCW parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and ride together with CVC Board member Danny Muchin to the start line at Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson in Thiensville. All motorcycle brands are welcome!

Faculty collaborate with DHS to develop state’s first surgical site infection prevention guidelines

April 13 - Charles Edmiston, Jr., PhD, emeritus professor of surgery, Gary Seabrook, MD, professor & chief of vascular surgery, and Jon Gould, MD, professor & chief of general surgery, have collaborated with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to develop the state’s first evidence-based surgical site infection (SSI) prevention guidelines.

Transitioning from pediatric to adult care

April 12 - For 26 years, Amy Remillard has seen Julie Biller, MD, for her cystic fibrosis – first as a teenager at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (Children's) and later at the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin (F&MCW). Dr. Biller and her colleagues have helped Remillard through the transition into adult care, a lung transplant and many challenges in between.

Join our team for the Ann’s Hope Foundation’s annual Block Melanoma 5k Run/ 3k Walk

April 11 - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network is a proud sponsor of the annual Block Melanoma 5k Run/3k Walk on Sunday, May 21. The Froedtert & MCW team will be there, and we invite all interested staff and students to join us. It’s a great way to have fun, get those steps in and raise awareness about melanoma.

Sports Illustrated video series highlights concussion study led by Dr. Michael McCrea

April 10 - Michael McCrea, PhD, professor of neurosurgery, is leading the NCAA - United States Department of Defense Grand Alliance: Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium, a $30 million initiative to study and prevent sport-related concussions and enhance the safety of student athletes, service members, youth sport participants and the public.

Dr. Meredith Adams receives Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Development Award

April 10 - Meredith Adams, MD, MS, associate professor of anesthesiology, has been awarded a four-year, $737,492 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Development Award (K08) from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

Lane closures around campus during the week of April 10

April 7 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of April 10, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Additional information about the Zoo interchange project and its impact on MCW and the campus can be found on MCW’s Zoo interchange Web page.

Reserve your spot! Women in Science presentation on April 27 to feature Dr. Cheryl Maurana

April 6 - The 11th annual Women in Science Series kicks off Thursday, April 27, with a presentation by Cheryl A. Maurana, PhD, the Stephen and Shelagh Roell Endowed Chair, Professor and Founding Director of the Kern Institute, Senior Associate Dean and Director for Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment and Vice President for Academic Outreach, who will give a presentation titled, Leading Transformation: From Ideas to Impact. The event includes a reception and runs from 3 to 5 p.m. at GE Healthcare.

Anesthesiology researchers to study how a mitochondrial protein determines cell fate

April 4 - Investigators in MCW’s Department of Anesthesiology have received a $2.8 million, four-year grant to study how a mitochondrial protein determines cell fate. The team will investigate the functional and structural transformation of the mitochondrial voltage-dependent anion channel 1 (VDAC1) from a protein that plays a key role in cell survival to one that is lethal to the cell.

Make a difference by ‘Bowling with Grapatin’ while raising funds for sarcoma research

April 4 - The annual “Bowling with Grapatin” fundraiser in memory of Scott Grapatin will be held Sunday, April 23, at Riviera Lanes in West Allis. Proceeds will benefit research for soft tissue sarcoma at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Raising awareness of an underdiagnosed disease

April 4 - For a disease that was discovered more than 50 years ago, calcium pyrophosphate deposition (CPPD) disease, a form of arthritis caused by calcium pyrophosphate crystals, remains relatively misunderstood and underdiagnosed.

Dr. Carlyle Chan elected member of National Board of Medical Examiners

April 4 - Carlyle H. Chan, MD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine, was elected a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners. Nominated by the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, he began a four-year term at the board’s recent annual meeting in Philadelphia.

100th student to complete Biophysics graduate program

April 3 - On Tuesday, March 28, Nathan Skinner, PhD, successfully defended his dissertation, titled Assessment of Spinal Cord Injury in a Rat Model using an Orthogonal Filter-Probe Diffusion Encoding Scheme, and became the 100th student to complete the Biophysics graduate program.

Lane closures around campus during the week of April 3

March 31 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of April 3, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Additional information about the Zoo interchange project and its impact on MCW and the campus can be found on MCW’s Zoo interchange Web page.

Dr. Jonathan Bock named fellow of Triological Society, selected for top clinical research honor

March 31 - The Triological Society has accepted Dr. Jonathan Bock’s thesis, "Evaluation of the Natural History of Patients Who Aspirate," and he will be inducted as a fellow on Friday, April 28, during the society’s annual meeting. Dr. Bock also will receive the society’s 2017 Mosher Award, which is bestowed upon one recipient each year to recognize excellence in clinical research.

Note-worthy: Dr. Jonathan Bock discusses his love of music, medicine

March 30 - Dr. Jonathan Bock, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, focuses his practice around laryngology and voice disorders, which began from his love of music. On National Doctors’ Day, we would like to recognize Dr. Bock’s music interest and how it tunes in with his professional life at MCW. Watch as Dr. Jonathan Bock really strikes a chord in this video!

From grad students to faculty members

March 28 - Caitlin O'Meara, PhD, assistant professor of physiology, first roamed the institution's halls as an undergraduate student interested in zoology, botany and cell biology. Alison Kriegel, PhD, assistant professor of physiology, found her connection when an undergraduate immunology professor told her about a major genetics grant for which MCW was recruiting staff to implement. Teresa Patitucci, PhD '16, assistant professor of anatomy, worked as a technician in MCW's department of pediatrics. Drs. O'Meara, Kriegel and Patitucci all later chose to attend MCW's Graduate School and earn their respective doctoral degrees. Learn more about their decisions to remain at MCW after graduating in the Winter 2017 issue of MCW Magazine.

Dr. Janet S. Rader co-chairs cervical cancer study published in Nature

March 28 - Corresponding author and co-chair Janet S. Rader, MD, and contributors Denise Uyar, MD, William Bradley, MD and Behnaz Behmaram, MD, published the article Integrated Genomic and Molecular Characterization of Cervical Cancer in the March 16, 2017 issue of the journal Nature. It is one of the largest comprehensive genomic studies of cervical cancer published to date. The massive undertaking was accomplished by the collaboration of over 50 institutions and 300 investigators.

Patient honors Dr. Karen Blindauer for Doctors’ Day

March 28 - Parkinson’s disease expert Karen A. Blindauer, MD, professor of neurology, chief of adult neurology and director of the Movement Disorders Program at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, was honored by several patients as part of the 2016 National Doctors’ Day campaign for the care she provided them. One of the patients was Emma Hein of Cedarburg, who had amazing things to say about her experience.

WBCS seeks volunteers for Showhouse

March 28 - WBCS, Inc. is inviting individuals—men, women and young people—to contribute their time and talents to help support its mission to advance early-stage breast cancer and prostate cancer research. The organization currently is seeking docents for the 2017 WBCS Showhouse for a Cure. There is an urgent need to fill the following shifts: Friday night June 16, from 4 - 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 - 4 p.m.

Dr. Jay Sandlow named Best Reviewer of 2016 by Journal of Urology

March 28 - Jay Sandlow, MD, professor and vice chairman of urology, received the Best Reviewer of 2016 Award from the Journal of Urology for his dedicated service and timely reviews of manuscripts on sexual function and infertility. The award is given annually to one reviewer in each urologic area.

Wearable Art Show in Cedarburg to benefit MCW breast cancer research

March 27 - The annual Wearable Art Show Weekend, organized by the Cedarburg Junior Woman's Club, will be held March 31 and April 1 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. Proceeds benefit breast cancer education, prevention, research and treatment. To date, this organization has donated nearly $30,000 for breast cancer research and patient programs at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Registration open for Women’s Health Conference on April 7

Feb. 27 - The 19th annual Women’s Health Conference will be held on Friday April 7, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at a new location: Harley-Davidson Museum®, 500 West Canal Street, Milwaukee.

Lane closures around campus during the week of March 27

March 24 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of March 27, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Clinical trials: translating research to benefit patients

March 22 - Twenty-two-year-old Lucas Lindner of Eden, Wisconsin, was on a routine trip to the grocery store one Sunday morning in May 2016 when a deer unexpectedly jumped into the path of his car, causing a serious accident. In mere minutes, Lindner went from having an active life as a technical college student to total paralysis below the site of his C5-C6 cervical spinal cord injury. Dr. Shekar Kurpad, however, had reason to offer hope.

Women’s History Month 2017 continues

March 22 - In honor of Women’s History Month, which runs throughout March, the Medical College of Wisconsin is celebrating women faculty, staff and students through various stories and vignettes. All of the content will be posted to MCW’s Honoring Diversity Web page. This week, we highlight the Women in Science series, which provides an opportunity to meet outstanding female scientists and physicians and learn about their cutting-edge research.

BloodCenter of Wisconsin issues emergency appeal for blood donations

March 22 - Due to a critical shortage, BloodCenter of Wisconsin has issued an emergency appeal for blood donations. All blood types are needed. The shortfall in blood supply is a result of the flu season as well as the recent snowstorm, which caused people to cancel donation appointments.

Couple offers warm Doctors’ Day tribute to Dr. Donald Hackbarth

March 21 - Donald A. Hackbarth, Jr., MD, professor of orthopaedic surgery, was honored by several patients and families of patients as part of the national Doctors’ Day 2016 campaign. One couple, Pete and Becky Fleischman of Neenah, WI, had wonderful things to say about their experience with Dr. Hackbarth that they were eager to share.

Lane closures around campus during the week of March 20

March 17 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of March 20, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Additional information about the Zoo interchange project and its impact on MCW and the campus can be found on MCW’s Zoo interchange Web page.

Investigators receive $3.16M grant to study the potential of Mito-Honokiol to prevent lung cancer

March 16 - Ming You, MD, PhD, director of the MCW Cancer Center and the Joseph F. Heil Jr. Professor of Oncogenesis, and Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, chair and professor of Biophysics and the Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research, have received a $3.16M multi-investigator R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute to evaluate the potential of Mito-Honokiol to prevent lung cancer and its metastasis.

Patient offers Doctors’ Day tribute to Dr. Sumi Jones

March 16 - Dr. Sumi Jones, a staff physician at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Tosa Health Center, was honored by several of her patients as part of the national Doctors’ Day 2016 campaign. One of the patients who honored her was Maria D. Silen of Milwaukee, who had wonderful things to say about Dr. Jones.

Preserving fertility before and after cancer treatment

March 15 - The pathway to parenthood often contains more bumps or routes than anticipated. The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Reproductive Medicine Center, however, can make that journey a bit smoother. A burgeoning area of research and interest for the center is oncofertility, a subfield that bridges oncology and reproductive medicine to explore and expand options for the reproductive future of cancer survivors.

Women’s History Month 2017 – interview with Dr. Jeannette Vasquez Vivar

March 15 - In honor of Women’s History Month, which runs throughout March, the Medical College of Wisconsin is celebrating women faculty, staff and students through various stories and vignettes. This week, we offer a video of Jeannette Vasquez Vivar, PhD, professor of biophysics, who discusses her experiences as a female faculty member, and what she wants her legacy to be.

CTSI Discovery Radio on Friday, March 17, to highlight some unique MCW research

March 14 - The next CTSI Discovery Radio airs this Friday, March 17, at 12 p.m. on WMSE 91.7 FM or online at www.wmse.org. This month’s show features an interview with Dr. James Esteban, a fellow in the MCW Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, whose research findings point to increased risk for the development of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease based on when and how often we eat. The show also features an interview with Dr. Michele Polfuss (UWM College of Nursing) and Andrea Moosreiner (CTSI Adult TRU) on a recent study to find effective ways of measuring energy intake and expenditure in children with special needs.

Beauty and the Beast brings together two hearts, two lives, two medical careers

March 14 - They don’t call it The Magic Kingdom for nothing. Dr. Julie Owen, a fourth-year MCW psychiatry resident, and her husband John Owen, a fourth-year MCW medical student, met on stage while performing in Disney World’s Beauty and the Beast back in 2006. It was a chance happening that brought together each of their previous passions, their separate but almost simultaneous interest in taking on new passions in the field of medicine, and their incredible love.

Lane closures around campus during the week of March 13

March 10 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of March 13, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Additional information about the Zoo interchange project and its impact on MCW and the campus can be found on MCW’s Zoo interchange Web page.

National Doctors’ Day on March 30 offers chance to honor our physicians

March 10 - In honor of National Doctors’ Day, which is celebrated March 30, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Office of Development and the Froedtert Hospital Foundation invite individuals to “Honor a Doctor” by making a donation to MCW or the Froedtert Hospital Foundation in the name of a deserving physician. The physician your donation honors will receive a letter alerting him or her and their name will be listed on a special Doctors’ Day recognition page.

Women’s History Month 2017

March 8 - In honor of Women’s History Month, which runs throughout March, the Medical College of Wisconsin is celebrating women faculty, staff and students through various stories and vignettes. This week, we highlight the Council for Women’s Advocacy, which promotes policies, practices and programs that encourage the full participation, success and advancement of women in all roles and at all levels of the institution.

Biophysics researchers identify new protective mechanism in Parkinson’s mouse model

March 8 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, MCW chairman and professor of biophysics and Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research, and Jacek Zielonka, PhD, research director for the Free Radical Research Center, co-authored a paper in the journal "Antioxidants and Redox Signaling." The paper (PDF) describes the neuroprotective role of a novel and relatively non-toxic mitochondria-targeted compound (known as mito-apocynin or Mito-Apo) in a genetic mouse model of Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Dr. Tammy Lyn Kindel to receive NIH 2017 Mentored Career Development Award

March 8 - Tammy Lyn Kindel, MD, PhD, assistant professor of surgery in the division of general surgery, has been named a recipient of the 2017 NIH Mentored Career Development Award. The award provides training opportunities for junior faculty working in clinical and translational research to become independent investigators.

Next CTSI Science Café on March 21 to discuss acute pain experienced by children

March 8 - The next Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) Science Café will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care’s Bucyrus Campus, located at 2450 W. North Avenue in Milwaukee. The March topic will be "Treating Acute Pain Experienced by Children: Sharing Evidence & Debunking Myths."

MCW co-hosts “Diversity Welcome Reception” honoring new leaders

Mar. 7 - MCW is pleased to be an inclusive and diverse community in which all individuals are valued and respected. Diversity and inclusion is all about embracing, honoring, recognizing and, ultimately, leveraging the differences we innately possess to build a better community.

Lane closures around campus during the week of March 6

Mar. 3 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of March 6, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Your amazing brain: you're invited to four-part speaker series on neuroscience

Mar. 2 - Register today for AHW's Conversations with Scientists speaker series to be held every Wednesday, March 15 through April 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. MCW faculty and students will present on PTSD, spinal cord injury, Parkinson's, and chronic pain and addiction.

MCW-Central Wisconsin student named Aspirus Scholar

Mar. 2 - When Christopher Zeman, a first-year medical student at MCW-Central Wisconsin, was preparing to welcome his third child, he and his wife learned their daughter was going to need some extra attention and surgery. It was during this particular time that Christopher first encountered the difficulty of finding adequate health care.

CMS Minority Health Director to present Health Policy Lecture on March 10

Mar. 1 - The 18th annual Robert and June Becker Health Policy Lecture will be held Friday, March 10, at 12 p.m. in the Medical College of Wisconsin HRC Auditorium. Cara James, PhD, director of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health, will be the guest lecturer. In her CMS role, Dr. James works to advance health equity and improve the health of minority populations.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Feb. 27

Feb. 24 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Feb. 27, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Additional information about the Zoo interchange project and its impact on MCW and the campus can be found on MCW’s Zoo interchange Web page.

Study indicates men with returning prostate cancer can prolong life with anti-male hormone therapy

Feb. 24 - A National Cancer Institute-funded study co-authored by Colleen Lawton, MD, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that men whose prostate cancer returns after surgery are more likely to survive when they take drugs to block male hormones in addition to receiving radiation therapy.

Black History Month 2017 – Applying Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ideals to our efforts

Feb. 21 - In honor of Black History Month, which runs throughout February, the Medical College of Wisconsin is highlighting and celebrating the cultures of individuals whose ancestors are African American or Black.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Electrodiagnostic Lab receives reaccreditation

Feb. 21 - The Electrodiagnostic Laboratory (EMG) located in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on the fifth floor of the Froedtert Specialty Clinics Building has received Laboratory Accreditation status from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). David Del Toro, MD, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, is the lab’s medical director.

“Ellen’s Icebreaker” polar plunge to benefit cancer research

Feb. 20 - Brave souls are invited to plunge in “Ellen’s Icebreaker for Cancer Research,” held in memory of Ellen Smith, a beloved Froedtert Hospital employee who lost her battle with gastric cancer on Oct. 20, 2013, at the age of 59.

Dr. Kalyanaraman serves on Brazilian grant advisor board

Feb. 20 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, chair and professor of biophysics and Harry R. and Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research, participates on the advisory board for the Research Center of Redox Processes in Biomedicine (CEPID Redoxoma), and recently attended its 3rd annual meeting in São Paulo, Brazil to discuss the progress of the project.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Feb. 20

Feb. 17 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Feb. 20, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Additional information about the Zoo interchange project and its impact on MCW and the campus can be found on MCW’s Zoo interchange Web page.

Zoo interchange get-around guide helps you navigate around the construction

Feb. 16 - The early-mid 2017 Zoo interchange project get-around guide is now available in electronic format. The guide offers information on closures and alternate routes, maps and transportation options.

Dr. Kenneth Schellhase elected president of Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians

Feb. 15 - Kenneth G. Schellhase, MD, professor of family and community medicine, has been elected president of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP). The induction of officers took place at the WAFP’s virtual annual business meeting on Jan. 21. WAFP represents more than 2,900 family physicians, residents, and medical students throughout Wisconsin.

Dermatology researchers serve as protocol chairs for national study on treatment of infantile hemangiomas

Feb. 15 - Researchers in the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Dermatology have collaborated with the Pediatric Trials Network (PTN) to design and implement a phase 2 clinical trial for the treatment of infantile hemangiomas.

Early exposure to research offers professional growth for medical students

Feb. 13 - Second year MCW medical students Peter Regala and John Idso were accepted to present their global health research at the Global Health Conference Midwest (GHCM) regional meeting at Creighton University earlier this month.

MCW continues to strengthen ties with academic institutions in the UAE

Feb. 10 - In a further move to strengthen the exchange of knowledge, academic programs and other activities with academic institutions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Medical College of Wisconsin, traveled to the city of Ajman (capital of the Emirate of Ajman) in early February to attend a Board of Governors Meeting on Saturday, February 4, at Gulf Medical University.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Feb. 13

Feb. 10 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Feb. 13, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Additional information about the Zoo interchange project and its impact on MCW and the campus can be found on MCW’s Zoo interchange Web page.

Dr. Angela Rabbitt and Ashley Hines chosen for Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list

Feb. 10 - Angela Rabbitt, DO, associate professor of pediatrics (child advocacy and protection), and Ashley Hines, MCW diversity and inclusion manager, were named to The Business Journal’s "40 Under 40” list for 2017. Dr. Rabbitt was nominated by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, where she sees patients, and Ashley was nominated by MCW.

MCW Breast Cancer Biology Research Group: Attacking breast cancer from many directions

Feb. 10 - Every Friday afternoon, nearly 20 researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) – from basic scientists who work at the laboratory bench to clinician-scientists who treat patients at the bedside – gather around a conference room table for an important meeting.

Global Health Fair on Feb. 23 to include global health photography exhibit

Feb. 8 - MCW’s 9th annual Global Health Fair is planned for Thursday, Feb. 23, from 1 – 4:15 p.m. in the Alumni Center.

Dr. Kenneth Simons elected chair of international ACGME Surgical/Hospital-Based Review Committee

Feb. 8 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, MCW senior associate dean for graduate medical education and accreditation as well as professor of ophthalmology and pathology, has been elected chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International (ACGME-I) Surgical/Hospital-Based Review Committee.

Trauma/Acute care surgery research fellowship established

Feb. 8 - The Medical College of Wisconsin-Froedtert Hospital has established a funded Trauma/Acute Care Surgery Research Fellowship within the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery. The program begins July 2017 and spans two years.

Dr. Syed M. Ahmed selected to serve on national CTSA Collaboration/Engagement Domain Taskforce

Feb. 7 - Syed M. Ahmed, MD, MPH, DrPH, senior associate dean for community engagement, is one of three leaders from across the nation to be selected to serve on the Collaboration/Engagement Domain Taskforce, a component of the national Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).

Dr. John R. Schreiber named CEO of Medical College Physicians

Jan. 31 - I am pleased to announce the appointment of John R. Schreiber, MD, MPH, as Chief Executive Officer of Medical College Physicians and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs – Adult Practice, effective April 20, 2017. From 2014-2016, Dr. Schreiber served as President, Baystate Medical Practices (Springfield, Mass.) and Chief Physician Executive at Baystate Health.

Tinnitus Awareness Week

Feb. 6 - February 6-12 is Tinnitus Awareness Week. The audiologists in the Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Program in the Otolaryngology Department are encouraging everyone to obtain more awareness and education on tinnitus.

National Women Physician Day

Feb. 3 - February 3 marks the 196th birthday of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States. By taking these first courageous steps forward, Dr. Blackwell opened the door for women to enter the field of medicine - a career that had previously been inaccessible to females.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Feb. 6

Feb. 3 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Feb. 6, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Additional information about the Zoo interchange project and its impact on MCW and the campus can be found on MCW’s Zoo interchange Web page.

Proudly supporting his Boston teams in the land of cheese

Feb. 3 - Being a Green Bay Packer fan, a passion of many at MCW, has been a roller coaster of emotions these past few weeks. Through it all, however, were members of the MCW community who support teams other than the Packers. That can be a lonely life in Wisconsin, and it only gets worse if your team makes it to the Super Bowl and the Packers do not. It takes a special kind of fan to be open about it – especially if your passions are invested in the New England Patriots. But Dr. Ken Simons says he is up to the task.

Black History Month 2017

Feb. 1 - In honor of Black History Month, which runs throughout February, the Medical College of Wisconsin is highlighting and celebrating the cultures of individuals whose ancestors are African American or Black.

MCW study looks for ways to reduce HIV incidence among high-risk individuals

Feb. 1 - The use of antiretroviral medications as HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can reduce the risk of HIV acquisition in HIV-negative high-risk groups by more than 90% if the pill is taken regularly – an astounding success rate – and yet the number of individuals in this category being prescribed PrEP nationwide has remained low.

Dr. Tom Aufderheide highlighted as Change Agent

Feb. 1 - Tom P. Aufderheide, MD, professor of emergency medicine, associate chair of research affairs and director of the NIH-funded Resuscitation Research Center at MCW, was highlighted in MCW’s Change Agent column. Learn about what drives him, what he wants his legacy to be and more in the Fall 2016 issue of MCW Magazine.

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