MCW Annual Report 2016 | The Power of Partnerships: Improving Health for All

The Medical College of Wisconsin has been built on a legacy of partnership and collaboration. Creating and maintaining strong partnerships with healthcare organizations, academic institutions and government and community entities is a hallmark of MCW – and critical to our ongoing success and future growth. Through our numerous collaborations, we are leveraging the complementary expertise of our partners to improve the health of our citizens and create value for the communities we serve.

We are very fortunate to have exemplary clinical partners – especially Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Froedtert Health and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center – who work with us to provide outstanding patient care, help create knowledge and provide the best in medical education through an innovative learning environment. Additionally, we are privileged to possess academic partners who help us build valuable programs and invest their resources to make us stronger together.

In fiscal 2016 (ended June 30, 2016) we and our partners realized many significant achievements together. In January, we marked our 70-year partnership with the Zablocki VA – one of the first of its kind in the US between a VA hospital and a medical school. Today, MCW faculty, staff and post-docs perform research at the Zablocki VA, which also houses a Translational Research Unit focusing on the medical issues effecting geriatric and veteran populations.

From late January–April, MCW and Discovery World sponsored Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code, which provided a hands-on learning environment that engaged our youth and stimulated interest in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. In March, our Board approved the creation of a new Marquette University and MCW Department of Biomedical Engineering, which brings together the engineering education and research expertise of Marquette and the medical research, technology and clinical expertise of MCW.

On June 29, MCW’s Cancer Center participated in Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Summit. Our partners throughout the community joined with us, as solving the complexities of cancer requires the formation of new alliances to defy the bounds of innovation and accelerate the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

During the past seven months, we have received initial accreditation for new four-year psychiatry residency programs in Central and Northeastern Wisconsin, and a new three-year residency program in family medicine in the Milwaukee area. These achievements reflect a multi-year collaboration among MCW faculty and staff, hospital/health systems and organizations around Wisconsin, and state and national government entities to providing lasting healthcare solutions as we train the next generation of providers.

Throughout this Annual Report we highlight individuals, teams and partners who are helping us improve the health of our communities today and preparing the healthcare leaders of tomorrow – as well as those who are positively impacted by our work.

Among our most valuable partnerships are those we possess with our donors and alumni. Your generosity enables us to provide a wide range of critical research, education and patient care programs.

2016 MCW Annual Report | MCW Leadership
Left to right:
Christopher A. Kops, CPA, MBA, Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration, Chief Operating Officer
Ravindra P. Misra, PhD, Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, President and Chief Executive Officer
Stephen Roell, Chair, MCW Board of Trustees
Joseph E. Kerschner, MD '90, FEL '98, Dean, School of Medicine, Executive Vice President
George E. MacKinnon III, PhD, MS, RPh, Founding Dean, School of Pharmacy

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"We know medical school is very expensive, and we want to support students in any way we can."

– Dr. Robert D. Schmidt

2016 MCW Annual Report | Our Stories

Improving Outcomes for Childhood Cancers

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MCW Annual Report 2016 | Improving outcomes for childhood cancers
Three-year-old Joel Chmielewski, pictured here with his mother, Kay, and his hematologist/oncologist, Paul Harker-Murray, MD, PhD, is in remission from once-fatal acute lymphocytic leukemia.

It all happened so fast. Sixteen-month-old Joel Chmielewski woke with a lowgrade fever and was pale and lethargic. His mother, Kay, took him to his pediatrician, sure that her youngest of three boys had picked up some typical playground virus. The pediatrician ordered a blood test and was back 10 minutes later with terrifying news: Joel had cancer.

“You need to go to Children’s Hospital right now. They’ll be waiting for you,” he told her.

And so began the Chmielewskis’ journey with acute lymphocytic leukemia – a journey all too familiar to families of the 5,000-plus children who have been treated at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin MACC Fund Center for cancer and blood disorders since the program began in 1980. Although Joel’s leukemia is considered high-risk, most children like him are cured.

“With current therapies, we cure the majority of childhood cancer, and progress in pediatric leukemia is one of the greatest success stories in medicine,” says Joel’s doctor, Paul Harker-Murray, MD, PhD, a hematologist/oncologist at Children’s and an assistant professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin. “Leukemia was nearly uniformly fatal in the 1960s, and now, cure rates for some subsets of patients exceed 95 percent.”

This success wouldn’t be possible without academic medicine leading game-changing research and the philanthropy that supports it.

The MACC Fund, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, has raised more than $57 million for pediatric cancer and blood disorder research in Wisconsin. Philanthropy also helped Children’s open a new, state-of-the-art MACC Fund Center clinic and Northwestern Mutual Day Hospital last year.

Joel’s family chose to participate in a clinical trial that adds two additional medications to conventional therapy. “They’re constantly developing new trials, trying to make chemotherapy shorter and less toxic,” Joel’s mother says. “The only reason why we have these protocols that can save our children’s lives is because people tried things, and if we can be a small part of improving treatment for other kids, why wouldn’t we?”

Although Joel experienced some side effects of therapy, including a severe skin ulcer and a life-threatening allergic reaction, his leukemia was no longer detectable in his bone marrow after the first month of treatment. Now three years old, he is still in remission and is completing a three-and-one-half-year treatment to prevent the leukemia from returning.

Joel, a fun-loving, feisty kid who loves Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, takes his monthly maintenance chemotherapy in stride.

“He doesn’t remember a life without cancer treatment. That’s kind of bittersweet to me,” his mom says. “But it has also given our family instant perspective and an appreciation for anyone fighting a battle of his or her own.”

CV Team Helps Patient Awaiting Transplant

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MCW Annual Report 2016 | CV team helps patient awaiting transplant
Dawn Revels (front row center) is thankful for the life-saving care she continues to receive from her cardiovascular team, including (front row) Asim Mohammed, MD; Mitchell Saltzberg, MD; (back row) Nunzio Gaglianello, MD ’06, FEL ’13; David Ishizawar, MD; Brittany Butzler, RN, BSN; and Jessica Jackson, APNP.

When 42-year-old Dawn Revels of Brandon, Wis., arrived at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin in July of 2015, she was very sick. She had serious liver failure and was placed on the liver transplant list. But extensive testing at Froedtert Hospital revealed that her liver issues actually were caused by heart failure that deprived her liver and other organs of vital oxygen. Once Revels received a ventricular assist device (VAD) (also known as a heart pump), her liver issues were resolved.

“In her case, the diagnosis was missed before she came to us,” says Asim Mohammed, MD, an advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist and assistant professor at MCW. “I think the biggest advantage Mrs. Revels had by coming to Froedtert was not only that we were able to identify her problem, but that we were able to help her recover when she was very, very sick. When you’re that ill you really need to be at a quaternary care center such as Froedtert & MCW. She probably would have died at another hospital.”

Revels’ case also was unusual because her heart failure was most likely caused by a viral infection in her heart – and then she developed valve problems that exacerbated the heart failure, Dr. Mohammed explains.

“I knew I had a heart murmur, but I was able to live a normal life until 2015, when all of a sudden I couldn’t breathe,” Revels shares. “It happened so fast.”

Although the heart pump solved her liver issues, it wasn’t an easy process. “She had a very rocky post-operative course and was in the ICU for months. At one point she couldn’t even move because she was so sick,” says Dr. Mohammed.

“Those four difficult months while she was cared for by MCW physicians at Froedtert Hospital now seem like a blur to Revels, but she’ll never forget the staff,” he adds.

“If anyone has a heart condition, that’s the place to go,” Revels remarks. “F&MCW feels like my second home, and I love going back there to see everyone.”

In fact, Revels is a trained peer mentor with the VAD Program and now supports another patient who recently had a heart pump implanted. “I help her through some of the struggles, and I think maybe that’s why God put me through what I went through,” Revels says.

Although Revels is doing well now, the pump is only a temporary measure until she can receive a heart transplant. “It could be any day – as soon as she gets a donor,” Dr. Mohammed says. “But she’s doing very well. She’s gone back to doing everything she enjoys and has an excellent quality of life. For us to able to help her recover and have her home enjoying life with her kids and grandchild is immensely satisfying.”

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease Through Brain Imaging

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MCW Annual Report 2016 | Understanding Alzheimer's disease through brain imaging
Shi-Jiang Li, PhD, is part of a team using cutting-edge functional MRI technologies to study how the brain functions with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s-related dementia.

Alzheimer’s disease is insidious, slowly changing the brain one to two decades before dementia symptoms become obvious – and it’s irreversible. That makes it all the more vital to discover a way to prevent the disease.

The Alzheimer’s Disease Connectome Project (ADCP) seeks to do just that. The Medical College of Wisconsin is a co-investigator on a recent four-year, $5.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging.

The study is a major part of a national effort to use the Connectome approach, which maps the brain’s neural connections, to better understand how the neural pathways operate in normal human brain functions and brain disorders.

Using cutting-edge functional MRI technologies – developed in part at MCW – the project will use brain imaging in 300 elderly individuals to show how the brain functions with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s-related dementia. Although the Connectome approach has been used briefly with Alzheimer’s previously, improved spatial and temporal resolutions will allow this study to more comprehensively characterize the disease.

“We can navigate the brain in a way that was never before possible,” says co-principal investigator Shi-Jiang Li, PhD, professor of biophysics and past director of the Center for Imaging Research at MCW.

“These efforts and collaboration will accelerate research progress in transferring our understanding of the human brain connections for prevention, diagnosis and treatment in Alzheimer’s disease.”

The ADCP study could help by identifying markers of the disease in its earliest stages. “Also, the findings can stage disease risks and predict disease progression for individual subjects so that treatment therapy and response can be more personalized,” Dr. Li explains.

The project includes researchers from MCW’s biophysics, neurology, radiology, and psychiatry and behavioral medicine departments, including co-investigators Piero Antuono, MD, GME ‘83; Malgorzata Franczak, MD, GME ‘98; Joseph Goveas, MD; and Andrew Nencka, PhD ‘09.

“Alzheimer’s disease is one of the great challenges in the first quarter of the 21st century, not only in terms of the clinical burden to families and society, but also scientifically to unveil the mystery of the human mind and behaviors,” Dr. Li says. “So collaboration and partnership are the only efficient ways to face the challenge and innovately develop prevention and treatment strategies.”

MCW Alumnus Supports Future Physicians

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MCW Annual Report 2016 | MCW alumnus supports future physicians
First-year medical students (foreground, l-r) Lindsay Howard and Matthew Weber, and (background, l-r) Victoriana Schwartz and Bellony Nzemenoh, gather in MCW’s Learning and Skills Classroom to study and discuss coursework.

“I have deep roots at the Medical College of Wisconsin,” says retired obstetrician-gynecologist Robert D. Schmidt, MD, GME ‘62. Those roots were first planted in seventh grade, when he decided to follow in the footsteps of his uncle, Armin Steckler, MD, a family practice surgeon and 1927 alumnus of the Marquette University School of Medicine, which was MCW’s predecessor. Those roots led Dr. Schmidt to join his uncle’s alma mater for his residency in obstetrics and gynecology. Now those roots are branching out to support future physicians through the Dr. Robert D. Schmidt and Mrs. Patricia A. Weber-Schmidt Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Dr. Schmidt and his wife, a former OB nurse, established the fund earlier this year. “We know medical school is very expensive, and we want to support students any way we can,” Dr. Schmidt says.

The Schmidts also support other educational causes, but they felt it was important to give back to the institution that helped launch Dr. Schmidt’s career as well as his beloved uncle’s. They will add to their fund over the next several years and also have included MCW in their estate plans.

MCW Annual Report 2016 | Dr. Robert D. Schmidt and Mrs. Patricia A. Weber-Schmidt And as their fund generates scholarship awards, they’ll have another way to stay connected to MCW and watch the impact of their gift grow. Donors who establish endowed scholarship funds receive an annual impact map that shows where current and former scholarship recipients are working across the country, and in which specialties.

The Schmidts also have engaged their four children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren in their philanthropic mission. In lieu of Christmas and birthday gifts, they’ve asked their family to donate to the endowed scholarship fund at MCW. “They’ve all been very receptive to that idea, and it teaches the next generation about the importance of giving as well,” says Mrs. Weber-Schmidt.

For more information on endowed scholarships, please contact Angela Nelson, senior director of development and alumni giving, at (414) 955-4708 or

Family Gift Supports Breast Cancer Research

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MCW Annual Report 2016 | Family gift supports breast cancer research
Graduate student Anthony Brandt, research assistant in the department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Eminent Scholar Carol Williams, PhD, share findings in basic and applied research focusing on reducing tumor growth and metastasis.

The Medical College of Wisconsin, Richard and JoAnn Duffey, and Carol Williams, PhD, professor of pharmacology and toxicology, all share a passion for finding improved treatment options for patients with breast cancer. In recognition of Richard and JoAnn’s philanthropic efforts – which include hosting the annual Kathy Duffey Fogarty Tee Up for a Cure Golf Outing with the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse, Inc. – MCW established the Kathleen M. Duffey Fogarty Eminent Scholar in Breast Cancer Research. The golf outing and Eminent Scholar designation are named in memory of one of Richard and JoAnn’s daughters, Kathleen Duffey Fogarty, who passed away from breast cancer in 1997. MCW awarded this new Eminent Scholar designation – which supports the scientific progress of a leading breast cancer researcher – to Dr. Williams.

The Eminent Scholar designation is the highest award for distinction in academic achievement in MCW’s School of Medicine.

“We are really delighted to be part of the community of researchers, clinicians and community members working to find new treatments for breast cancer,” Richard Duffey says.

Dr. Williams conducts basic and translational research focused on reducing breast tumor growth and metastasis.

She discovered that breast cancer cells make an unusually high amount of a protein called SmgGDS. Her studies indicate that SmgGDS interacts with a group of enzymes known as “small GTPases” inside breast cancer cells.

Mutations in these enzymes can lead the cells to proliferate at an abnormally swift rate and ignore biological checks and balances against disproportionate growth. Interacting with the SmgGDS protein makes this problem worse as it increases the activity level of the mutated small GTPase enzymes. This enables breast cancer cells to even more rapidly multiply and form tumors. Dr. Williams and her research team have found that elevated levels of SmgGDS in tumors correlate with worse clinical outcomes.

Dr. Williams and her laboratory have a goal of identifying compounds that stop SmgGDS from interacting with small GTPases, as these compounds are likely to inhibit the functions of SmgGDS in breast cancer cells and reduce cancer cell multiplication and tumor formation. As these compounds are identified, they will be tested to determine if they can be developed into chemotherapeutic drugs.

“We are especially proud to support the work of Dr. Carol Williams, who is one of this country’s distinguished cancer researchers,” Richard Duffey remarks. “I am very honored by the Eminent Scholar designation,” Dr. Williams adds. “And I am grateful for passionate donors such as the Duffeys who help MCW and the MCW Cancer Center continue to push forward in pursuit of better treatments.”

Packers Foundation Rallies Around Students

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MCW Annual Report 2016 | Packers Foundation rallies around students
MCW-Green Bay medical students (at left) Ryan Berns and Lauren Thomas, and (at right) Erica Kleist and Julia Rose Shariff, are grateful recipients of scholarships funded by the Green Bay Packers Foundation and community donors. They are joined at Lambeau Field by Green Bay Packers chair Terrence Fulwiler, and president and CEO Mark Murphy (third and fourth from left), and MCW-Green Bay founding campus dean Matthew Hunsaker, MD (third from right).

The community is used to cheering the Green Bay Packers on to victory, and now the Green Bay Packers Foundation is rallying support around a different sort of goal: training the next generation of community physicians.

The Foundation is matching up to $250,000 in community gifts for scholarships at the Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The first four recipients of the Green Bay Packers Foundation and MCW-Green Bay Champions Scholarships are second-year students Julia Rose Shariff and Ryan Berns, and first-year students Lauren Thomas and Erica Kleist.

“I think this scholarship symbolizes everything we’re trying to accomplish with the Green Bay campus – and you can see that the community, including the Packers, are excited about it,” Thomas says. “It shows that they recognize the importance of primary care physicians, and it feels like they’re supporting not only us personally, but also supporting Green Bay and Wisconsin as a whole.”

Kleist, who is from the Green Bay area originally, says the $5,000 scholarship feels like a gift from her hometown.

“Getting this scholarship really solidified why I want to be a part of the Green Bay community, not only as a citizen but as a physician,” she says. “This scholarship brings me one step closer. It’s why I want to call Green Bay my home – because there’s so much support here.”

The Packers Foundation has been a major supporter of MCW-Green Bay; in 2013 it gave an inaugural grant to develop the campus’s innovative, accelerated three-year curriculum.

“We think MCW-Green Bay is going to have a significant impact,” Green Bay Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy said when the scholarship was first announced. “It is hard to imagine anything that will have a bigger impact on our community over the next five to ten years.”

Thomas, who originally is from Waunakee, WI, selected MCW-Green Bay because of its distinctive approach and commitment to educating providers for underserved communities.

“I really like MCW-Green Bay’s focus on training community physicians – being that doctor you see at the grocery store who everybody knows. That’s who I want to be,” she says. “To be able to do that in three years instead of four also is exciting. It’s a totally different medical school experience.”

Thank You! MCW has raised more than $180,000 in matching gifts so far, and there’s still time to give. Contact Tanessa Klug at (920) 664-0388 or to learn more.

Building a Pipeline to Medical School

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MCW Annual Report 2016 | Building a pipeline to medical school
Milwaukee-area educators (l-r) Angie Izard, Grace Shea and Joseph Warnacut participate in a recent StEP-UP rollout meeting held at MCW to learn more about the barriers that keep underrepresented students from applying to medical school.

How do you put an eighth-grader from a diverse background on the path to a career in medicine – and then hope that path leads to a future in Wisconsin? That’s the mission of StEP-UP: Student Enrichment Programs for Underrepresented Professions in Medicine, a new pipeline program supported by a five-year grant from MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment.

“Our medical school classes are not truly representative of the society we live in,” notes Jose Franco, MD ‘90, GME ‘93, FEL ‘95, associate dean for educational improvement and StEP-UP’s principal investigator. “Here in Milwaukee, the community is actually quite diverse, and we have a lot of challenges and health disparities. And I think sometimes patients’ needs are better understood by someone who grew up in that community.”

Many students from diverse backgrounds express an interest in medicine and in staying in their communities to “give back” when their education is completed. To foster those dreams and turn them into reality, StEP-UP targets high-potential middle, high school and college students from Wisconsin, particularly the Milwaukee area.

The StEP-UP team met with area college administrators and Milwaukee Public School teachers to learn about the barriers that keep underrepresented students from applying to medical school. The partners reported that many students struggle with science and math, lack exposure to mentors in the field, and don’t think that medical school is within their reach financially.

Starting in early 2017, MCW will host quarterly weekend programs for 50-65 StEP-UP participants. “We want them to come to MCW to meet people and forge relationships,” Dr. Franco says. In addition to a science enrichment curriculum, the program will address practical skills, such as test-taking strategies and how to apply to medical or graduate school. Current MCW students will visit area schools to share their experiences, and MCW students and faculty will serve as mentors.

“We’re going to give those students the test-taking skills, the mentorship and the other tools they need to be strong candidates for medical or graduate school,” Dr. Franco says.

His dream: that some of those eighth-graders will one day join MCW’s faculty.

“This is our long-term plan,” he notes. “StEP-UP provides us with the resources to build the infrastructure. We’ll see some gains early on, but the true benefits will not be visible for years to come.”

“Although we have additional work to accomplish to ensure diversity in our physician workforce, bringing additional diversity has been a focus in the MCW School of Medicine (SOM) for the past five years, and we have substantially increased the number of underrepresented in medicine students matriculating at MCW during this time,” notes Joseph E. Kerschner, MD ’90, FEL ’98, Dean of the SOM and Executive Vice President of MCW. “We are fortunate to have resources from the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment to catalyze the work of StEP-UP.”

MCW Annual Report 2016 | News highlights
John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, president and CEO of MCW, congratulates George E. MacKinnon III, PhD, MS, RPh, founding dean of MCW’s School of Pharmacy, at his installation on April 5, 2016.

MCW-Central Wisconsin opens

The latest milestone in MCW’s years-long journey to expand its medical school into several regions around the state was celebrated in July 2016 with the matriculation of the first class of 26 students at MCW-Central Wisconsin.

New residency programs accredited

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) gave initial accreditation to new MCW four-year psychiatry residency programs in Central and Northeastern Wisconsin. Froedtert & MCW Community Memorial Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program also received initial accreditation from the ACGME.

mcw receives $6.8 million to prevent spine and brain injuries

MCW has received a five-year, $6.8 million grant from the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command to research neck, spine and brain safety in the military. The grant was awarded to the MCW department of neurosurgery with Narayan Yoganandan, PhD, professor of neurosurgery, as the principal investigator; and Frank Pintar, PhD, chief of research and professor of neurosurgery, as the co-principal investigator.

Residency Program Garners Inaugural DeWitt C. Baldwin, Jr. Award

The Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals was named as the inaugural recipient of the ACGME and Arnold P. Gold Foundation DeWitt C. Baldwin, Jr. Award in the “large program” category. The award recognizes programs that are exemplary in fostering a respectful, supportive environment for medical education and the delivery of patient care.

new era for biomedical engineering

The Marquette University and MCW department of biomedical engineering has launched and recruitment of a permanent department chair is underway. It will offer undergraduate, master and doctoral degree programs.

advance practice quality ranks in top four in us

Froedtert & MCW Froedtert Hospital was named as one of the top four performing academic medical centers in the country by Vizient – winning a Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award.

Strategic investment in wisconsin behavioral health

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment committed nearly $20 million to an initiative intended to generate statewide, community-based advances in behavioral health. The funding will be awarded over eight years to 10 community coalitions across 26 counties, involving more than 120 partner organizations.

Ten pediatric specialty programs rank in top 50 in us

US News & World Report ranked Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin within the nation’s top 50 in all 10 pediatric specialties that the publication reviews in the 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. This ranking is just one of a number of awards that recognizes Children’s among the top children’s hospitals in the nation.

new leadership appointments

Gregory M. Wesley has been named Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Business Development. He will act as a key strategic leader, ambassador and advisor, with responsibility for the execution of MCW’s strategic initiatives through partnerships. C. Greer Jordan, MBA, PhD, has been named Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer to provide vision, management and strategic planning for diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Finance Report

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MCW Annual Report 2016 | Expenses

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MCW Annual Report 2016 | Externally funded sponsored programs

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"We are really delighted to be part of the community of researchers, clinicians and community members working to find new treatments for breast cancer."

– Richard and JoAnn Duffey

Board of Trustees

Stephen Roell

Chair of the Board
Stephen Roell

Retired Chairman and CEO
Johnson Controls

Cory L. Nettles

Vice Chair of the Board
Cory L. Nettles

Quarles & Brady, LLP

Jon D. Hammes

Jon D. Hammes

Managing Partner
Hammes Company, LLC

Jay B. Williams

Jay B. Williams

Retired Chairman of the Board
Milwaukee Public Museum

Mary Ellen Stanek, CFA

Immediate Past Chair
Mary Ellen Stanek, CFA

Managing Director
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.

Steven C. Bergin, MD

Steven C. Bergin, MD

Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Aspirus OB/GYN Associates in Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Elizabeth "Betsy" Brenner

Elizabeth "Betsy" Brenner

Retired President and Publisher
Journal Communications

Ricardo Diaz

Ricardo Diaz

Executive Director
United Community Center

Susan A. Feith

Susan A. Feith

Vice Chair
Mead Witter Foundation, Inc.

Philip B. Flynn

Philip B. Flynn

President and CEO
Associated Banc-Corp

Joseph E. Geenen, MD

Joseph E. Geenen, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin;
GI Associates, LLC

Paul W. Griepentrog, JD, CPA

Paul W. Griepentrog, JD, CPA

Godfrey & Kahn

Jacqueline Herd-Barber

Jacqueline Herd-Barber

Community Volunteer

Ted D. Kellner, CFA

Ted D. Kellner, CFA

Executive Chairman
Fiduciary Management, Inc.

Joseph E. Kerschner, MD

Joseph E. Kerschner, MD

Dean of the Medical School and
Executive Vice President
Medical College of Wisconsin

Wayne C. Oldenburg

Wayne C. Oldenburg

President and CEO
Oldenburg Group Inc.

Janis M. Orlowski, MD, MACP

Janis M. Orlowski, MD, MACP

Chief Health Care Officer
Association of
American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

John R. Raymond, Sr., MD

John R. Raymond, Sr., MD

President and CEO
Medical College of Wisconsin

Kristina M. Ropella, PhD

Kristina M. Ropella, PhD

Opus Dean
Marquette University

Roy Silverstein, MD

Roy Silverstein, MD

Linda and John Mellowes Professor and Chair of Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin

Thomas L. Spero

Thomas L. Spero

Retired Office Managing Parner
Wisconsin Practice Deloitte LLP

Owen J. Sullivan

Owen J. Sullivan

Former President
Specialty Brands


Emeritus Trustees

Richard A. Abdoo
John F. Bergstrom
Natalie A. Black
John W. Daniels, Jr.
Timothy T. Flaherty, MD
Joseph E. Gorman

Katherine M. Hudson
James H. Keyes
Sheldon B. Lubar
P. Michael Mahoney
Stephen H. Marcus
Jon P. McGlocklin

Charles S. McNeer
Linda Mellowes
Charles C. Mulcahy
John L. Murray
William L. Randall
Blaine E. Rieke

Thomas L. Smallwood
Steven J. Smith
Julia A. Uihlein
James B. Wigdale
Allen W. Williams
Edward Zore

MCW Annual Report 2016 | Supporting our future

Advisory Boards

The Advisory Boards of the Medical College of Wisconsin play a critical role in increasing community awareness of MCW’s major programs and raising private funds. The Advisory Boards include Wisconsin’s top business, professional and civic leaders who are committed to advancing medical research at MCW.

Medical research is the necessary step to discovering improved methods to diagnose, treat and ultimately cure and prevent diseases. Private support is more important than ever as competition increases for federal grant support.

The fundraising efforts of Advisory Boards have supported:

  • Seed funding, which allows researchers to develop a track record to compete for and leverage long-term federal funds. Seed funds have led to and will continue to lead to larger federal or private agency grants that have the potential to result in breakthrough treatments and cures for disease.
  • Bridge funding for researchers while they renew grants.
  • Advanced training for physicians and scientists.
  • The purchase of research equipment.
  • Professorships and fellowships for conducting research.

Cancer Center Board

Chair: Arlene Lee, Community Leader
Chair-Elect, Mark Young
Past Chair: Wm. O. Steinber
Founding Co-Chairs: ♦ Melodie Wilson Oldenburg and ♦ Frank J. Pelisek

Ginny Bolger
Deanna Braeger
Therese D. Burkhart
Susan Donovan
Brian Ellenbecker
David Ellenbecker
Elizabeth (Lili) Friedman
W. Scott Gray
Leila Hanson
Geneva B. Johnson
Marina Krejci

Missy Webster Levit
Joan P. Lubar
P. Michael Mahoney
William J. Mulligan
Sue Northey
Morgan Oldenburg
Linda Rieke, CPA, CFP
Rick Schmidt, Jr.
Margaret (Peggy) Schuemann
Don Shane
Ed Stein

Joan Stein
Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD, FAAN
W. Kent Velde
Barbara Whealon
Cathy White
Sally Youker
Diane Zore


Ming You, MD, PhD

Emeritus Director

J. Frank Wilson, MD

Emeritus Members

♦ Christine Hamilton Foote
♦ Ann Ellis Heil
Gwen T. Jackson
Randolph T. Myricks
♦ Melodie Wilson Oldenburg
♦ Philip W. Orth
Richard Van Deuren

♦ Deceased

Cardiovascular Center Board

Chair: Bruce Smith
Chair Elect: Lynnea Katz-Petted
Founding Chair: Bruce Jacobs

Sally Bentley
Marybeth Budisch
Carl (Chip) Burghardt
Cellene Byrne
Kristine Cleary
Dominic Colonna
Gael Garbarino Cullen
Mark Curran
Byron Foster
Laura Freedy
Frederic Friedman
Ellen Glaisner
Eckhart Grohmann

Barry Grossman
Gordon Gunnlaugsson
Stanley Hack
Mikel Holt
Bruce Jacobs
Dr. Michael H. Keelan, Jr.
Sarah Wright Kimball
John Kirchgeorg
Dr. Vincent Kuttemperoor
William Levit, Jr.
Daniel McKeithan, Jr.
William Mielke
Daniel Muchin

John Schultz
Johan Segerdahl
Nancy Sennett
Sonia Shields Stowe
Dale Thoma
Nicholas Wilson


Ivor J. Benjamin, MD
David Gutterman, MD

Emeritus Members

James Bell
Priscilla Boelter
♦ William Browne
John Burke, Jr.
Gary Zimmerman, FAIA

♦ Deceased

Digestive Disease Center Board

Chair: Paul J. Siepmann
Chair Elect: Mary Brown
Founding Chair: ♦ Robert H. Friebert

Ruth Brash
Dan Burkwald
David Dauchy
Scott Drees
Karin Gale
Laura Gralton
Linda Grunau
Doris Heiser

Madeline Henry
Neil Keller
Jan Lennon
Timothy O'Malley
David Raysich
Karen Trimble
Bryan Waltersdorf

Carol Wuesthoff
Erika Zaiser


Reza Shaker, MD
Manu Sood, MBBS

Emeritus Members

Morry L. Birnbaum
Barbara K. Boxer
Douglas S. Levy.
Joyce Myers
Barbara B. Zaiser

♦ Deceased

Neuroscience Center Board

Chair: Warren D. Pierson
Chair Elect: Jim Holcomb
Founding Chairs: T. Michael Bolger, JD and James M. Holcomb

Helen Bechthold
T. Michael Bolger, JD
John Bosbous
Mary Brennan-Druml
Steven Carlson
Al Costigan
Brian Eckrose

Eugene Jacobus
Sharon Kailas
Marlene Kreilkamp
Jan Lennon
Terri McKenzie
Kathleen Poblocki
George Prescott

Bryon Riesch
Melanie Roach-Bekos
John Selix
Bonnie Timarac
Benjamin Wagner


Cecilia Hillard, PhD

Regional Campus Advisory Boards

Working with partners in the Green Bay and Central Wisconsin communities, MCW opened a new regional campus in Green Bay in July 2015, and will open another regional campus in MCW-Central Wisconsin, in July 2016.

These campuses are designed to educate future physicians, who will learn and live in those communities during training, and ultimately remain in those communities to practice.

Community Advisory Boards in both Green Bay and in Central Wisconsin were formed to assist the campus Deans with development and implementation of the new schools.

The Community Advisory Boards also assist program leaders with the development of community relationships and infrastructure, monitoring achievement of program goals, and enhancement of program visibility and support.

Green Bay Members

Bellin Health
Steven Gerndt, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Bellin Health Cardiovascular
and Thoracic Surgery

Morgan Rabatine Nagel

Physician Education Coordinator

Hospital Sisters Health System
 – Eastern Wisconsin Division
Therese Pandl, RN, FACHE

President & CEO
St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center
and St. Vincent Hospital

Ken Johnson, MD

Chief Physician Executive
St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center
and St. Vincent Hospital

Prevea Health
Paul Pritchard, MD

Medical Director of Quality

Bellin College
Connie Boerst, EdD, RN-BC

Professor of Nursing

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Lori Suddick

Vice President of Learning

St. Norbert College
Jeffrey Frick, PhD

Dean of the College and Academic Vice President

Larry Scheich, PhD

Associate Dean of Natural Science and Professor of Chemistry

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Greg Davis, PhD

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center & Milo C. Huempfner Outpatient Clinic
Michael Erdmann, MD

Chief of Staff

Shiloh Ramos, MD

Associate Chief of Staff
VA Northeast Wisconsin Ambulatory Clinics

Broader Community Members
Mark Higgins

Regional President
Johnson Bank

Norbert Hill, PhD

Area Manager for Education
and Training
Oneida Tribe

Warren Wanezek, JD

Wanezek & Jaekels, SC

Brenda Warren, MD

School Board President
Green Bay Area
Public School District

Héctor Eliud Rodríguez, EdD, MBA

Texas School Administrator,

Kurt Voss

Amerilux International, LLC

Larry Weyers

Vice President and Lead Director
Green Bay Packers Board of Directors

Medical College of Wisconsin
Alice Archabal

Chief Development Officer/Vice President of Development for the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital Foundation

Bill Hueston, MD – Ex-Officio*

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Kathryn Kuhn

Vice President of Government and Community Relations

Cheryl Maurana, PhD

Vice President for Strategic Outreach
Professor and Director of Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment

Jon Lehrmann, MD

Chair, Charles E. Kubly Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Frederic Schmidt, MD

MCW Alumni Association Representative

Padriac R. Obma, MD

MCW Alumni Association Representative

Matthew Hunsaker, MD – Ex-Officio*

Founding Campus Dean, MCW-Green Bay

* Ex-Officio (without vote)

Central Wisconsin members

Aspirus, Inc.
Bill Wessels, MD

Chief Medical Officer for Aspirus
Wausau Hospital/Aspirus Clinic

Kevin O’Connell, MD

Program Director
Aspirus Wausau Family Medicine

Marshfield Clinic
Matthew Jansen, MD

Director of Medical Education

Ministry Health Care
Peter Stamas, Jr., MD

Vice President Medical Affairs
Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital

Northcentral Technical College
Lori Weyers, PhD


Shelly Mondeik

Vice President for Learning

Aspirus Riverview Hospital Association
Thomas Voelker, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Tomah VA Medical Center
University of Wisconsin-Marathon County
Keith Montgomery, PhD

Campus Dean & CEO

Patti Thwaits

Outreach Coordinator

University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County


University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Christopher P. Cirmo, PhD

College of Letters and Sciences

Daniel McCarty, PhD

Associate Professor
School of Health Care Professions
College of Professional Studies

Broader Community Members
Michael Loy

Interim CEO
North Central Health Care

Mary Ironside

Executive Vice President & CFO
WoodTrust Bank

Jim Kemerling

President and CEO
Riiser, Inc.

Christina Patrin

Executive Director
Northern Central Wisconsin AHEC

Ron Skrenes

Anderson O’Brien

Keith Langenhahn

Field Service Representative
Wisconsin Counties Association

Peter Yang

Executive Director
Hmong American Center, Inc.

Medical College of Wisconsin
Alice Archabal

Chief Development Officer/Vice President of Development for the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital Foundation

Steven Bergin, MD

MCW Alumni Association Representative

Bill Hueston, MD – Ex-Officio*

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Kathryn Kuhn

Vice President of Government and Community Relations

Cheryl Maurana, PhD

Vice President for Strategic Outreach
Professor and Director of Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment

Ken Simons, MD

Faculty Residency Lead;
Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Accreditation

Tanessa Klug – Ex-Officio*

Development Director, Regional Campuses

Lisa Dodson, MD – Ex-Officio*

Founding Campus Dean, MCW-Central Wisconsin

* Ex-Officio (without vote)


Medical College of Wisconsin/Marquette Medical Alumni Association

The Medical College of Wisconsin/Marquette Medical Alumni Association provides services to strengthen connections among alumni and with MCW, and to help build lasting relationships between students and alumni.


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


Neil R. Guenther, MD '83, GME '88


Ronald J. Gerrits, PhD '99

Executive Director

Seth M. Flynn

Board Members

Kathleen A. Baugrud, MD '85, GME '88
Brian J. Bear, MD '84, GME '89 (president from last year)
Jonathan M. Bock, MD ‘01
Mark W. Bosbous, MD ’05, GME ‘11
LeRoy J. Byrd, MD '64
Barbara B. Calkins, MD '96
Bruce H. Campbell, MD, GME '85
A. John Capelli, MD '78, GME '81
Timothy A. Crummy, MD '97
Michael D. Curtis, MD '89
Matthew I. Goldblatt, MD '97, GME '04

Donald A. Hackbarth, Jr., MD '77, GME '82
Paul E. Hankwitz, MD '74, GME '78
Beth B. Krippendorf, PhD '93
George M. Lange, MD '75
Jessica M. Olson, PhD ‘15
Thomas E. Palmer, MD ’71, GME ‘85
Cheryl J. Powell, MD '82
Philip I. T. Regala, MD '91
Frederic W. Schmidt, MD '83, GME '88
James D. Thomas, MD '91
Herbert N. Wigder, MD '73
Rory R. Wright, MD '88, GME '94



Presidents’ Advisory Council

The Medical College of Wisconsin, in partnership with Froedtert Health, has formed the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Presidents’ Advisory Council. The Council serves as an advisory board to the Chief Executive Officers of both organizations. Members of the board have attained prominence in their field, demonstrated philanthropic commitment to the missions of the organizations, and provide sound advice and counsel.

Council members will meet three times a year to learn about current medical topics, health issues, patient treatment and biomedical research.

President and CEO of the
Medical College of Wisconsin

John R. Raymond, Sr., MD

President and CEO
of Froedtert Health

Catherine Jacobson, FHFMA, CPA

Richard A. Abdoo
Christopher S. Abele
Helmut M. Adam
Lance Ahearn
Harvey Alligood
Terry W. Anderson
Alice G. Archabal
Anthony W. Asmuth III
John B. Ault
Barbara J. Baade
Daniel J. Bader
Timothy Bailey
John E. Baker, Jr.
Kim T. Banach
Lou D. Banach
Norman Barrientos
Ronald R. Bast
Michael E. Batten
Cynthia A. Bauer, MD
David A. Baumgarten
Kathleen M. Bechtel
Kurt D. Bechthold
Natalie B. Beckwith
Sally R. Bentley
Steven C. Bergin, MD
John F. Bergstrom
Joseph M. Bernstein
William J. Berrall
Richard R. Bertrand
Joseph Besharse, PhD
Thomas R. Beug
George M. Beyer
Lee A. Biblo, MD
Bert L. Bilsky
David B. Bishop
Natalie A. Black
Jack M. Blank
Richard Bliss
Bruce T. Block
Roger L. Boerner
Thomas C. Boettcher
T. Michael Bolger, JD
Virginia K. Bolger
Robert B. Bradley
Deanna B. Braeger
Ruth H. Brash
John M. Brennan, III
Matt Brennan
Elizabeth  F. Brenner
Mark E. Brickman
William D. Browne
Robert C. Buchanan
Catherine J. Buck
Keith A. Burg
John J. Burke, Jr.
Robert O. Buss, MD
John T. Byrnes
Tonit M. Calaway
Thomas C. Callen
Mary C. Cannon
William M. Cannon
John M. Cary
Thomas J. Casey
Joseph W. Checota
William B. Coleman
Alexander J. Costigan
Allen W. Cowley, Jr., PhD
Carla Y. Cross
Daniel Cull
Curt S. Culver
John W. Daniels, Jr.
Daniel J. Davis
Don H. Davis, Jr.
Linda Larie Davis
Robert E. Davis
Dirk J. Debbink
John R. Dedrick
Ricardo Diaz
P. Gloria Dobogai
Norman R. Doll
Gregory S. Dorf
Daniel R. Doucette
David J. Drury
Patrick O. Dunphy
Brian L. Dunsirn
Catherine Mode Eastham
Brian D. Eckrose
James D. Ericson
Pati Ericson

Michael R. Esser, Sr.
Susan Feith Mead
Andre J. Fernandez
Thomas J. Fischer
Timothy T. Flaherty, MD
Andrew J. Fleckenstein
Gerard J. Flood
Philip B. Flynn
Byron T. Foster
Harold Frank
John J. Frederick, MD
Paul A. Frederick
Jennifer Friedman Hillis
Elizabeth I. Friedman
Frederic G. Friedman
Jay Fulkerson
Richard S. Gallagher
Helen Murphy Gaudiosi
Susie Gebhardt
Thomas E. Gebhardt
Joseph E. Geenen, MD
Scott Gierhahn
Ellen M. Gilligan
Diana Goldstein
Leonard J. Goldstein
Christopher G. Goller
Joseph E. Gorman
Richard W. Graber
Laura M. Gralton
Mary Jane Gralton
Michael W. Grebe
Paul W. Griepentrog
Gary P. Grunau
Gordon H. Gunnlaugsson
William R. Haack
Andrew S. Haag
Stanley F. Hack
Peter C. Haensel
Jon D. Hammes
Stephen W. Hargarten, MD, MPH
David S. Haskell, MD
Scott R. Hawig
Dolores F. Hayssen
James W. Heald
Thomas R. Hefty
Donald J. Heyrman, MD
Janet M. Hoehnen, Esq., CPA
Timothy E. Hoeksema
James M. Holcomb
Michael R. Houser
John R. Howman
Glenn R. Hubbard
James O. Huber, JD
Katherine M. Hudson
Robert O. Hudson
John C. Hunzinger
Julie Idzikowski
Mark F. Irgens
Barbara Jacobus Wells
Charles D. Jacobus, Jr.
Eugenia T. Jacobus
Richard G. Jacobus
Diane L. Jenkins, PhD
Robert H. Jenkins
William K. Jensen
Jeffrey A. Joerres
Erbert Johnson
Geneva B. Johnson
Glenn F. Jonas
Michael T. Jones
Wm. David Jones, MD
William Kalmer
Richard J. Kalscheuer, RPLU, CIC
Reverend David J. Keller
Ted D. Kellner
Leon T. Kendall, PhD
Nancy Kendall
Joseph E. Kerschner, MD
James H. Keyes
Steve T. Kilian
Thomas L. Kirchen
Gale E. Klappa
Patti Kneiser
Paul F. Knoebel
Laura E. Kohler
John C. Koss
Michael J. Koss
Charles A. Krause
Joseph E. Kresl
James F. Kress
William Kress
Caroline V. Krider
Ronald V. Krizek
Bernard S. Kubale
Robert E. Kuelthau
Dennis J. Kuester
Kathryn A. Kuhn
Vincent Z. Kuttemperoor, MD
Roy C. La Budde
Mary Ann LaBahn

Mary Ladish Selander
William Ladish
David N. Larson
Joel S. Lee
Jan Lennon
Mary Webster Levit
William H. Levit, Jr.
Douglas S. Levy
William A. Linton
Randolph J. Lipchik, MD
William J. Listwan, MD
Michael T. Lochmann
Robert E. Long
David J. Lubar
Joan P. Lubar
Sheldon B. Lubar
Matthew Lueder
Vincent P. Lyles
Michael R. MacDonald
Missy Jacobus MacLeod
P. Michael Mahoney
Barry R. Mandel
Kenneth P. Manning
Kevin Mansell
David J. Marcus
Greg Marcus
Stephen H. Marcus
Vincent L. Martin
Michelle Mason
Jon P. McGlocklin
Daniel F. McKeithan, Jr.
Kimberly A. McMahon
Maureen McNally
Charles S. McNeer
George W. Mead II
Gary A. Mecklenburg
Mary J. Meehan, PhD
David G. Meissner
Linda T. Mellowes
Anthony D. Meyer, MD
R. Lawrence Montgomery
Jill Jarecki Morin
David M. Morris
Charles C. Mulcahy
John J. Mulherin
William J. Mulligan
Pamela S. Muma
John P. Murphy
Frederick A. Muth, Jr.
Alisa A. Nagle
Cory L. Nettles
Jeff S. Neubauer
Marcelle Neuburg, MD
Edith M. Niederer
Susan M. Northey
Edward J. O'Connor
Morgan Oldenburg
Wayne C. Oldenburg
Janis M. Orlowski, MD
August U. Pabst, Jr.
David Palay
Bernard Peck
Jodi Peck
Roger D. Peirce
J. Lewis Perlson
William M. Perry
William D. Petasnick
R. Jan Pirozzolo-Mellowes
Gwen G. Plunkett
Joan M. Prince, PhD
Dennis J. Purtell
Steve M. Raasch, AIA
Thomas O. Rabenn
Milan G. Racic
Larry A. Rambo
Agustin A. Ramirez
Kailas J. Rao, PhD
Kristine A. Rappé
Jon C. Rauser
Thomas A. Rave
David J. Raysich
William E. Read
Kevin M. Reardon
James S. Reeve III
Helen J. Reilly
Roy J. Reiman
Blaine E. Rieke
Linda D. Rieke
Jack Riesch
Jon M. Riggs
Lynn M. Riggs
Kip R. Ritchie
Tchernavia Rocker
Stephen A. Roell
Paul J. Roller
Michael Russek
Mark J. Sabljak
David H. Sanders
Mark D. Schaefer
Michael H. Schaefer

Richard D. Schepp
Craig Schiefelbein
John E. Schlifske
Betty J. Schuett
Jon R. Schumacher
Johan C.R. Segerdahl
Mary Ladish Selander
Commissioner Allan H. Selig
Suzanne L. Selig
John B. Sendik
Cheryl Sensenbrenner
Jenni Sevenich
Omar Shaikh
Donald A. Shane
Patrick Sheehy
John S. Shiely
Kathleen Sieja
Richard G. Sim
Thomas L. Smallwood
Philip R. Smith
Steven J. Smith
Peter M. Sommerhauser
Thomas L. Spero
Kurt G. Spiering
John W. Splude
Wayne L. Staats
Mary Ellen Stanek
Wm. O. Steinberg
Jason Steiner
Kevin A. Steiner
John F. Steinmiller
Linda F. Stephenson
Sally Stevens
William C. Stevens
John J. Stollenwerk
Representative Jeff A. Stone
Frederick P. Stratton, Jr.
H.M. Stratton II
David Strelitz
Richard S. Strong
James S. Sullivan
Owen J. Sullivan
Caroline G. Suycott-Crueger
Richard F. Teerlink
Nicole Teweles
Darrell Thomas
Roger R. Thrun
Arvid R. Tillmar
John A. Treiber
Betsy S. Trimble
Mark A. Trotter
David V. Uihlein, Jr.
Julia A. Uihlein, MA
Margery Holley Uihlein
Jeffrey R. Van De Kreeke
Gerhard J. Von der Ruhr
Eido M. Walny
David C. Warltier, MD, PhD
Sheldon A. Wasserman, MD
Richard A. Weiss
Barbara Jacobus Wells
Joseph P. Wenzler
Edward T. Werner
Gregory M. Wesley
Bernard J. Westfahl
Robert C. Whitaker
Wayne F. Whittow
Shannon M. Whitworth
Richard P. Wiederhold
James B. Wigdale
Jay B. Williams
Allen W. Williams, Jr.
Andrew J. Willms
Arlene A. Wilson
Nicholas C. Wilson
Walter G. Winding III
William B. Winter
Thomas G. Wittmann, MD
George J. Wordingham
Carol A. Wuesthoff
Karl E. Wuesthoff
William E. Wuesthoff
Jeffery W. Yabuki
Linda S. Yeikowski
Marjory Yewer
Barbara Zaiser
Gary C. Zaiser
Nathaniel K. Zelazo
Carlene M. Ziegler
Robert S. Zigman
Gary V. Zimmerman, FAIA
Diane Zore
Edward J. Zore

Medical College of Wisconsin Technology Innovation Council

MCW’s Office of Technology Development convenes the Technology Innovation Council to discuss the patenting, marketing, licensing and development of early stage biomedical technologies. The Council’s meetings and work sessions bring together technology analysts, intellectual property experts, business leaders, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers who share a common goal of promoting the translation of discoveries made at MCW into new drugs, diagnostic tests and medical devices.

James B. Antczak, PhD

Licensing Manager
Office of Technology Development
Medical College of Wisconsin

Jean C. Baker, JD, PhD

Patent Attorney-Partner
Quarles & Brady LLP

William R. Clarke, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Director of Research Commercialization
Medical College of Wisconsin

Edward E. Diehl, PhD

Marketing Manager
Office of Technology Department
Medical College of Wisconsin

Julie B. Dreyer

Mustard Seed Marketing

Trevor D'Souza

Managing Director
Great Lakes Ventures

Brian D. Eckrose, CCP, CSP, CMfgT, SCPM

Chief Technologist
Eaton Corporation

Scott Fulton

Cellara LLC

David D. Gutterman, MD

Senior Associate Director
Cardiovascular Center
Northwestern Mutual Professor of Cardiology
Department of Medicine/Cardiology
Medical College of Wisconsin

Joseph O. Hill, PhD

Managing Director
Office of Technology Development
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and
Molecular Genetics
Medical College of Wisconsin

MCW/Marquette University Healthcare
Technology Management Program

Cecilia J. Hillard, PhD

Associate Dean for Research
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Medical College of Wisconsin

David C. Hotchkiss

Vice President for Information Services
Medical College of Wisconsin

Kristin M. Johnson, JD

Assistant General Counsel
Medical College of Wisconsin

Paul A. Jones, JD

Co-Chair, Venture Best
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Investment Committee
Partner Ventures on the Water

Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD

Professor and Chairman
Department of Biophysics
Harry R. and Angeline E. Quadracci
Professor in Parkinson's Research
Medical College of Wisconsin

Joseph E. Kerschner, MD

Dean of the Medical School
Executive Vice President
Department of Otolaryngology and
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Medical College of Wisconsin

Laura G. King

Founder & CEO
Elucent Medical

John Kirchgeorg

Founder & CEO
LIFE Corporation, Inc.

Michael Liang, PhD

Baird Venture Partners

David L. Mattson, PhD

Department of Physiology
Medical College of Wisconsin

Juliet McDevitt, JD

Associate General Counsel
Medical College of Wisconsin

Charles C. Mulcahy, JD

Milwaukee Regional Research
Forum, Inc.

Ann B. Nattinger, MD, MPH

Senior Associate Dean for Research
Department of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Center for Patient Care and Outcomes
Medical College of Wisconsin

John Newsome, JD

General Counsel
Medical College of Wisconsin

Ada Nielsen

Managing Director
The Peregrine Mavin Group
CEO, Foodexus LLC

John T. Perchorowicz, PhD

President, Triage Masters LLC

Loren G. Peterson

Entrepreneurial Advisor

Robert W. Prost, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Radiology and Biophysics
Chief, MR Technical Advances
Medical College of Wisconsin

John R. Raymond, Sr., MD

President and CEO
Department of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Medical College of Wisconsin

Lorraine Reeve, PhD

Reeve Consulting, LLC

Barry E. Sammons, JD


Donald Shane


Srini Seshadri

Retired President
Smiths Medical
Former CMO
GE Medical Systems

Paul A. Stewart

PS Capital Partners, LLC

Julie Tetzlaff, PhD

Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Education
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
Medical College of Wisconsin

Kalpa Vithalani, PhD

Licensing Manager
Office of Technology Development
Medical College of Wisconsin

Phillip T. Weinfurt, PhD

Department of Biomedical Engineering
MU/MCW Healthcare Technologies
Management Program
Marquette University

Calvin B. Williams, MD, PhD

Professor & Chief
Vice Chair, Research
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Rheumatology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Chief Scientific Officer
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin


Medical College of Wisconsin Consortium on Public and Community Health, Inc.

The Medical College of Wisconsin Consortium on Public and Community Health (MCW Consortium) provides oversight for the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program and serves in an advisory capacity for conversion funds allocated to research and education at MCW. The Consortium is composed of four members selected from nominees provided by statewide and community health care advocacy organizations, four members who represent the medical school and one member selected by the Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner.

Paula A. Lucey, RN, MSN

Consultant, Lamplighter Consulting

Bevan K. Baker, FACHE

Health Commissioner, City of Milwaukee

Genyne Edwards, JD

Partner, P3 Development Group LLC

Joseph E. Kerschner, MD

Dean of the Medical School and
Executive Vice President
Medical College of Wisconsin

Christopher Kops, CPA, MBA

Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
Chief Operating Officer
Medical College of Wisconsin

Elizabeth “Lieske” Giese, RN, MSPH

Health Officer/Director
Eau Claire City/County Health Department

Cheryl A. Maurana, PhD

Vice President for Academic Outreach
Senior Associate Dean and
Director of the AHW Endowment
Professor of Population Health
Medical College of Wisconsin

John R. Raymond, Sr., MD

President and CEO
Medical College of Wisconsin

Joy Tapper, MPA

Executive Director, Milwaukee Health Care Partnership

Women in Science

Women researchers and physicians at MCW are making discoveries that are saving lives and improving treatments for patients with injuries and complex diseases. The mission of Women in Science is to showcase outstanding research and provide financial support for women scientists at MCW.


Jessica Olson, MS, PhD


Marta Bartolacci
Ginny Bolger
Therese Burkhart
Penny B. Corris
Christine Culver
Mitzi J. Dearborn, PhD
Kim Ellefson
Libby Ellinas, MD
Ciani Ellison, '18
Rachel English, MD '89
Veronica H. Flood, MD
Margarete Harvey
Katelyn Heimbruch, '19
Rebecca Holme
Sheila Jhansale, MD '95
Eugenia Jones, PhD
Alyce Katayama, JD
Judith Keyes
Jung-Ja Kim, PhD
Candice S. Klug, PhD '99
Jan Lennon
Patti Brash McKeithan
Alyssa Maciejewski, '19
Linda T. Mellowes
Sandra Pfister, PhD
Gwen Plunkett
Kathleen Poblocki
Ann E. Rabe
Lucille B. Rosenberg, MD '69

Daisy Sahoo, PhD
Peggy Schmitt
Maureen A. Slattery
Mary Ellen Stanek
Cynthia B. Stoll
Julie Tetzlaff, PhD
Julia A. Uihlein, MA '99
Anne E. Wal, JD

Founder’s Circle

Ginny Bolger
Karen J. Brasel, MD, MPH
Cheryl Brickman
Linda L. Davis
Mitzi J. Dearborn, PhD
Pam Garvey
Ann E. Hammes
Jennifer F. Hillis
Katherine M. Hudson
Judith Keyes
Jan Lennon
Gail Ann Lione
♦ Carol Meils, MD '83
Linda T. Mellowes
Ann Bartos Merkow, MD
John R. Raymond, Sr., MD
Lucille B. Rosenburg, MD '69
Peggy Schmitt
Peggy Schuemann
Cynthia B. Stoll
Catherine Tenke Teichert
Julia A. Uihlein, MA '99
Diane Zore

♦ deceased

Friends of the Medical College of Wisconsin

The Friends of the Medical College of Wisconsin is an organization of volunteers from MCW, affiliated institutions and the community. The Friends’ activities support the charitable, educational, scientific, and community service activities of MCW and its affiliates. Since its inception, the Friends have contributed more than $1.2 million in monetary gifts and equipment to MCW and its affiliates.


Christine Schaefer

Past President

Renee Hill

Vice President



Margaret Haagensen


Gail Schemberger

Endowment Chair

Jan Lennon

Project Liaison

Susan Barnes

General Board Members

Susan Barnes
Jan Brezina
Laura Conklin
Jane Kerschner
Joan Sowatzke
Diane VerHaagh
Vera Wilson

Planned Giving Council

Members of the Planned Giving Advisory Council (PGAC) act as advocates by keeping informed of the capabilities and developments at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin and actively disseminating that information within the community. They offer insight and expertise on the impact of trends in economics, taxation, and estate planning on charitable giving. Council members serve as a resource for various opportunities to educate donors, physicians, faculty, alumni and fellow legal and financial professionals on relevant topics.

Mark J. Andres, JD, MBA
Susan Baran, JD, AEP
Marta Bartolacci, ChFC
Richard Behrendt, JD
Chris Berens
Jeffrey S. Billings, JD
Joseph Haas
Jennifer Haldemann, CFP
Rebecca Hulce

Pat Mehigan
Rob Melin
Eve Romersi, CPA, MST
Jennifer Verbrigghe, CTFA


Jennifer Mitchell

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