MCW News

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

Medical students help address health disparities in state's Hmong population

Aug. 23 - Wisconsin has the third-largest population of Hmong Americans in the country (behind California and Minnesota), yet this ethnic group has little representation in healthcare – either as providers or patients.

Dr. Shi-Jiang Li receives 2017 Alzheimer Award

Aug. 22 - Shi-Jiang Li, PhD, professor of biophysics, received the 2017 Alzheimer Award from the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease for his article, “Staging Alzheimer’s Disease Risk by Sequencing Brain Function and Structure, Cerebrospinal Fluid, and Cognition Biomarkers.”

Lane closures around campus during the week of Aug. 21

Aug. 18 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Aug. 21, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Rock Cancer Music Festival on Aug. 19 to benefit cancer research at Froedtert & MCW

Aug. 17 - The 9th Rock Cancer, organized by the Spierings Cancer Foundation, will take place Saturday, Aug. 19, at Doyle Park in Little Chute.

Dr. John Raymond Featured in Wisconsin Health News ‘On the Record’

Aug. 15 - Sharing insight on the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) new School of Pharmacy and Kern Institute, MCW President and CEO Dr. John Raymond was featured in “On the Record,” a weekly Q & A section in Wisconsin Health News’ daily e-newsletter.

Bringing innovation, discovery and hope to the care of pancreatic cancer patients

Aug. 15 - Atlanta-based John R. Couvillon was on top of the world in early 2014. But then he began feeling fullness and abdominal discomfort, and in March of 2014, was diagnosed with stage II (operable) pancreatic cancer. Couvillon's wife did online research into the disease and quickly found world-renowned pancreatic cancer surgeon Douglas Evans, MD, chair and the Donald C. Ausman Family Foundation Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Learn more about Couvillon’s cancer journey and participation in a clinical trial in the Summer 2017 issue of MCW Magazine.

Quadriplegic patient gains motor skills from MCW clinical trial, throws out Brewers first pitch

Aug. 15 - Lucas Lindner, a quadriplegic patient who has regained functional use of his fingers, hands and lower arms after participating in a clinical trial based on Dr. Shekar Kurpad's research into cellular transplantation for spinal cord injury, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Aug. 13 Milwaukee Brewers game.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Aug. 14

Aug. 11 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Aug. 14, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

CAIR researcher receives NIH grant to study HIV vulnerability of young African American men

Aug. 9 - Katherine G. Quinn, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine in the Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR), has received a four-year, $527,000 K01 Career Development Research Award from the National Institute of Mental Health for her project, “The Effects of Intersecting Stigmas on PrEP Outcomes for Young Black MSM.”

Honoring a valued partnership: Dr. William and Marlene Listwan

Aug. 9 - Dr. William Listwan always insists that he did not attend medical school alone. "I always say that 'we' went to medical school," says Dr. Listwan. His wife, Marlene, was at his side through the entire journey – and it was a team effort.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Aug. 7

Aug. 4 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Aug. 7, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Dr. Hershel Raff to receive Distinguished Service Award from national physiology association

Aug. 3 - Hershel Raff, PhD, professor of medicine (endocrinology, metabolism and clinical nutrition), physiology and surgery, and director of the Endocrine Research Laboratory at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology.

Dr. Kenneth Simons elected treasurer of National Resident Matching Program Board of Directors

Aug. 3 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, MCW senior associate dean for graduate medical education and accreditation as well as professor of ophthalmology and pathology, was elected treasurer of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Board of Directors at its most recent Board of Directors meeting

Science Café on Aug. 29 to feature discussion on fatty liver disease research

Aug. 3 - The next CTSI Science Café will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care (Bucyrus Campus), located at 2450 W. North Avenue in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee High School Student Wins International Award for Research Conducted at MCW Lab

Aug. 2 - A junior at the University School of Milwaukee will soon have his name written in the stars.

MCW offers multidisciplinary approach to treating sleep disorders

Aug. 2 - Sleep is something we often take for granted and something one does not appreciate or think about much…until it is unattainable. When it is absent or elusive, it becomes almost an obsession.

Lane closures around campus during the week of July 31

July 27 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 31, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Dialing back on pain: comprehensive approach to pain management

July 26 - What exactly is pain? We've all felt it to varying degrees, so are very familiar with it on a personal level. But what you might not be aware of is the science behind why you hurt.

Dr. Carmen Bergom receives Mary Kay Foundation research grant

July 25 - Carmen Bergom, MD, PhD, assistant professor of radiation oncology, is a recipient of The Mary Kay Foundation 2017 research grant.

Registration open for Wisconsin Update in Geriatric Medicine and Board Review Course

July 25 - The Wisconsin Update in Geriatric Medicine and Board Review Course will be held Sept. 26-29 at the Abbey Resort in Fontana, WI.

MCW, Kern Institute Featured in Modern Healthcare

July 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and its President and CEO Dr. John Raymond were featured in a Modern Healthcare article, “Medical schools aim to make curricula mirror the real world,” published online July 24.

Lane closures around campus during the week of July 24

July 21 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 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.

Visual Learning in Medical School

July 19 - MCW medical student Rushi Patel uses sketching and drawing to learn complex subject matter in medical school.

Governor Scott Walker signs four HOPE Agenda Bills into law at MCW-Green Bay

July 18 - Governor Scott Walker visited the Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Monday, July 17, to sign four new bills into law. These bills are part of The HOPE (Heroin Opiate Prevention and Education) Agenda, a bipartisan Wisconsin State Legislature effort to combat the heroin epidemic. MCW had a direct role in establishing, and will be significantly impacted by, two of the signed bills in particular.

MCW-Green Bay, MCW-Central Wisconsin welcome Class of 2020

July 18 - MCW-Green Bay and MCW-Central Wisconsin welcomed their newest classes of medical students in early July.

Lane closures around campus during the week of July 17

July 14 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 17, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Next CTSI Discovery Radio show airs Friday, July 21, at Noon

July 14 - The next CTSI Discovery Radio show airs Friday, July 21, at noon.

MCW Consortium on Public and Community Health call for nominations

July 13 - The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) is soliciting nominations to fill a public member vacancy on the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Consortium on Public and Community Health in the category of community health advocate.

CAIR, Russian researchers awarded grants from respective countries to collaborate on HIV efforts

July 12 - Yuri A. Amirkhanian, PhD, and Jeffrey A. Kelly, PhD, both professors of psychiatry and behavioral medicine in the MCW Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR), were awarded a three-year grant under the US/Russia Bilateral Research Partnership on the Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS initiative of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research. The project is entitled, Social Network Intervention to Engage Community PLH to Enter HIV Medical Care.

American Diabetes Association Annual Tour de Cure for Southeast Wisconsin planned for July 22

July 11 - Walkers, bikers, volunteers and donors are needed for the 26th annual Tour de Cure Walk and Ride for Southeast Wisconsin on Saturday, July 22. The event begins at Hoyt Park in Wauwatosa and includes a 5k walk and 5, 20, 33, 50 and 70-mile bike ride.

Thriller at Miller

July 10 - The friendly rivalry between the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Marquette University’s Dental School returns to kick of its second decade at the 11th annual Thriller at Miller on July 15.

Biophysics researchers publish a review article in Chemical Reviews

July 10 - Researchers from the MCW Department of Biophysics recently had a review paper published in Chemical Reviews, a highly regarded and ranked journal with an impact factor of 47.9.

Lane closures around campus during the week of July 10

July 7 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 10, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

MACC Fund reaches $60 million milestone in research support

July 6 - The MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., contributed $1,387,500 on June 27 to its three beneficiaries -- the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center.

Dr. Konrad Soergel, founder of MCW’s division of gastroenterology, dies at age 87

July 6 - Konrad H. Soergel, MD, a 40-year member of the Medical College of Wisconsin faculty, founder of MCW’s division of gastroenterology, and a winner of the MCW 1988 Distinguished Service Award, died June 29. He was 87 years old.

A Presidential Experience

July 3 - In February 1990, Dr. John Weigelt, MD, DVM, professor of surgery and chief of trauma and critical surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, found himself aboard the USS Nassau off the shore of Barranquilla, Colombia, preparing for a possible medical emergency involving the U.S. President George H.W. Bush.

Dr. Dennis Han recognized with the American Academy of Ophthalmology Life Achievement Honor Award

July 3 - Dennis P. Han, MD, Jack A. and Elaine D. Professor of Ophthalmology, has earned the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Life Achievement Honor Award for his career-long commitment to “advancing the profession and positively impacting patients’ eye health,” according to the AAO.

Community welcome receptions for inaugural psychiatry residents in central and northeast Wisconsin

July 3 - MCW kicked off the inaugural psychiatry residency programs with welcome events for the first classes of incoming residents in the central and northeastern Wisconsin residency programs.

Lane closures around campus during the week of July 3

June 30 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 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.

Science Café on July 25 to focus on Alzheimer’s disease

June 30 - The next CTSI Science Café will be held on Tuesday, July 25, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care (Bucyrus Campus), located at 2450 W. North Avenue in Milwaukee.

Published paper looks at results of weight loss intervention for African American breast cancer survivors

June 23 - Melinda Stolley, PhD, associate director of cancer prevention and control in the MCW Cancer Center, completed a study called Moving Forward with 250 African American breast cancer survivors, successfully implementing an intervention to help these women make and maintain positive changes in weight, eating habits, physical activity and social support networks. The results of this work were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO), a high-impact cancer journal.

Lane closures around campus during the week of June 26

June 23 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of June 26, 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.

Mayor Barrett visits MCW for CTSI 500 Stars Kick-off event

June 22 - Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett visited MCW on Monday, June 19, to help kick off the Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s (CTSI) 500 Stars Summer Internship Program. This program is a part of the overall CTSI 500 Stars Initiative, a 10-year strategic, comprehensive and community-focused effort that seeks to replenish and increase diversity in the translational science workforce.

Dr. Kellie Brown elected to Vascular Surgery Board

June 20 - Kellie R. Brown, MD, professor of surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery, has been elected to a three-year term on the Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery.

Office of Global Health co-hosts Our City of Nations Conference

June 20 - One week before World Refugee Day, nearly 200 participants representing 32 agencies gathered at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Zelazo Center for the second ‘Our City of Nations’ conference on refugee and immigrant health and wellness.

Wisconsin State Assembly recognizes MCW-Central Wisconsin

June 19 - The Wisconsin State Assembly passed a joint resolution on Wednesday, June 14, honoring the efforts of the Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin since its opening in July 2016.

Four falcon chicks banded at MRMC Thermal Plant

June 19 - Four falcon chicks that are part of a statewide Urban Peregrine Falcon Recovery Program were recently banded at the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (MRMC) Thermal plant.

Lane closures around campus during the week of June 19

June 16 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of June 19, 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.

Doctor Dad

June 15 - Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay student Ryan Berns (Class of 2018) knew it was a possibility, but when he found himself faced with the reality that he was going to deliver his own child he thought, “This is really happening.”

CTSI Discovery Radio Show airing June 16 to highlight MCW’s Vehicle Crashworthiness Lab

June 12 - The next CTSI Discovery Radio show airs this Friday, June 16, at noon.

Imagine More Dinner on June 15 to raise funds for neuroscience research

June 9 - The fifth annual Imagine More Dinner to support neuroscience research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Neuroscience Research Center will be held Thursday, June 15, at Discovery World in Milwaukee.

Lane closures around campus during the week of June 12

June 9 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of June 12, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

June Science Café to look at advances in breast cancer research

June 7 - The next CTSI Science Café will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care (Bucyrus Campus), located at 2450 W. North Avenue in Milwaukee.

An Animated Approach to Patient Education

June 7 - It’s not often that a doctor asks her 5-year-old daughter for professional advice, but that’s exactly what Dr. Diana Lerner, an assistant professor of pediatric gastroenterology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, did when she was working on a project she had imagined since her residency.

Milwaukee Health Department honored with 2017 President’s Award for Community Partners

June 7 - The Milwaukee Health Department received the President’s Community Engagement Award for Community Partners. The Milwaukee Health Department Laboratory (MHDL) has been instrumental in developing a new community resource for analysis of soils for urban gardening that goes above and beyond standard practices.

Lane closures around campus during the week of June 5

June 2 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of June 5, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Milwaukee VA celebrates 150 years of Veteran Care with June 3 event

June 2 - n May 3, 1867, 60 Civil War veterans moved into farmhouses on the Milwaukee VA Medical Center grounds, and the Center has been caring for veterans ever since. As part of its 150th anniversary celebration, there will be an event on the Milwaukee VA Medical Center grounds, 5000 W. National Ave., on Saturday, June 3, that includes tours, food, talks, displays, music and more.

Dr. John Weigelt receives Distinguished Alumnus Award from Michigan State

June 2 - John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM, Milt & Lidy Lunda/Charles Aprahamian Professor of Trauma Surgery, professor of surgery and chief of trauma and critical surgery, received a Distinguished Alumnus Award – Non-Practitioner from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Project ADAM honored with 2017 President’s Community Engagement Community Partner Award

May 31 - roject ADAM received the President’s Award for Community Partners. Project ADAM (Automated Defibrillators in Adam’s Memory) began in 1999 to educate, instruct and facilitate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AED) in Wisconsin high schools after the death of Adam Lemel, a high school student who collapsed during a basketball game and consequently passed away from a cardiac condition.

Department of Emergency Medicine hosts the 5th Annual Medical Explorers Day!

May 26 - On May 13, the Department of Emergency Medicine teamed up with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee to host the 5th annual Medical Explorers Day! It was a morning filled with learning about various career options in the medical field as well as careers in the pre-hospital setting.

Dr. Mingyu Liang honored with 2017 Distinguished Lectureship in Physiological Genomics Research

May 26 - Dr. Mingyu Liang, MD, PhD, director of the Center of Systems Molecular Medicine and professor & eminent scholar in physiology, has been named the 2017 Distinguished Lectureship Awardee in Physiological Genomics Research. Dr. Liang gave a presentation titled, The Essential Role of Physiological Genomics in Precision Medicine, at the Experimental Biology Conference in Chicago

Commencement Honors 2017 Graduates

May 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin's 104th annual Commencement exercises were held for medical and graduate students on May 19 at the Miller High Life Theatre (former Milwaukee Theatre).

Dr. Kenneth Lee: Veteran, Doctor, Teammate

May 25 - Harry S. Truman. John F. Kennedy. Henry Kissinger. Pope John Paul II. Linda Carter. Those are just a few of the notable names Dr. Kenneth Lee joined when he received the 2017 AMVETS Silver Helmet Award in March.

Lane closures around campus during the week of May 29

May 26 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of May 29, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

MCW receives five-year renewal to support student summer research in aging, injury

May 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $372,000 National Research Service Award from the National Institute on Aging to support the medical student training program in aging and injury research. Directed by Linda N. Meurer, MD, MPH, professor of family and community medicine, and Edith Burns, MD, professor of medicine (geriatrics), this short term, T35 award supports 10 medical students per year in a 10 to 12-week summer research training program that introduces them to injury control research.

Attention all motorcycle riders!

May 24 - 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!

Dr. Dane Johnson wins Best Infertility Therapy Poster Award from American Urological Association

May 24 - Dr. Dane Johnson, andrology fellow in the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Urology, was awarded the Best Infertility Poster Award at the American Urological Association's annual meeting in Boston. His poster examined the impact of fellow training on male infertility surgery outcome.

Tim Sobotka and Jessica Olson honored with 2017 President’s Community Engagement Staff Award

May 24 - Tim Sobotka and Jessica Olson, PhD, received the President’s Award for Staff for their efforts as co-directors of the DRIVE2 (Delivering Research Innovations Via Education) Program. DRIVE2 engages high school students from Milwaukee Academy of Science and the High School of Health Science in Kettle Moraine with public health research in the community. Their initiatives have forged a strong partnership between MCW students, faculty and staff that brings an enthusiasm for STEM education to Milwaukee and our surrounding communities.

Eye Institute "Jed-Eyes" show a strong force at Wisconsin VisionWalk

May 24 - Nearly 100 Eye Institute faculty, staff, family and friends participated in the 9th annual Wisconsin VisionWalk to support Foundation Fighting Blindness.

Op-ed: Medical College of Wisconsin supports increase in NIH funding

May 23 - This op-ed by Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, Executive Vice President and Dean of the School of Medicine, has been posted in the Waukesha Freeman, the Appleton Post-Crescent, the Oshkosh Northwestern, and was highlighted in Wisconsin Health News in response to the NIH budget increase.

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