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

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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