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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.

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

Feb. 2 - 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.

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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