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January 15 - January 21

MCW President's Community Engagement Award Call for Nominations Jan. 9-Feb.9

01-09-20178:00 AM  - 5:00 PM

Distribution of this message from Dr. Syed Ahmed was approved by John R. Raymond, Sr., MD.
The Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement is pleased to announce it is now accepting nominations for the President’s Community Engagement Award. The President’s Community Engagement Award recognizes the exemplary community-academic partnership, community -engaged research, or community outreach activities of faculty, staff, students and/or community partners of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Nominations will be accepted from January 9 - February 9, 2017. Criteria for nominations, a nominating packet, and details about the submission requirements and submission evaluation process are available online at: Please note that all nominees must be available to attend the President’s Community Engagement Award Luncheon at 12pm on Friday, April 21, 2017, to be held at MCW. Awardees will be recognized for their work at the Luncheon, which includes receiving a plaque and a $2,000 monetary award. Nomination packets should be emailed to Sharon Neu Young, Program Manager for the Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement, at You also can email Ms. Neu Young for questions regarding the award, or call her at 414-955-4439.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and the President's Diversity & Inclusion Award Reception - Jan. 16

01-16-20174:30 PM  - 6:00 PM

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and the President's Diversity & Inclusion Award Reception

BRI Seminar Series “Elucidating the Mechanism by Which Mutant Calreticulin is Oncogenic and Causes Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)” Jan. 17

01-17-20179:30 AM  - 10:30 AM

“Elucidating the mechanism by which mutant calreticulin is oncogenic and causes myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN),” presented by Ann Mullally, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Principal Investigator, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Bioethics & Medical Humanities Grand Rounds "Year in Review: 2016 Pediatric Ethics" Jan. 17

01-17-201712:00 PM  - 1:00 PM

"Year in Review: 2016 Pediatric Ethics" presented by Kellie Lang, JD and Jane Lee, MD, MA.

Cardiology Imaging Conference "Pericardial Diseases" Jan. 18

01-18-20177:00 AM  - 8:00 AM

"Pericardial Diseases" presented by Dr. Doug Sheffer

Physiology Seminar "Nature or Nurture? Finding epigenetic causal variants for obesity and MetS" Jan. 18

01-18-20178:30 AM  - 9:30 AM

Yi (Sherry) Zhang, PhD Assistant Professor TOPS Center for Obesity and Metabolic Research, Dept. of Medicine HMGC, "Nature or Nurture? Finding epigenetic causal variants for obesity and MetS"

BD Biosciences Lunch and Learn "Flow Cytometry" Jan. 18

01-18-201711:00 AM  - 2:00 PM

Curious about Flow Cytometry and how it can enhance your research? Please join us for an educational seminar. Two seminars will be presented: Fundamentals of Flow Cytometry will outline the best practices, controls, and instrument configurations to consider when designing your flow cytometry experimental panels will be presented in the morning. Complex Panels for advanced users wanting to expand their panels to include more markers will be presented in the afternoon. Lunch will be provided between seminars so please RSVP via the survey monkey link provided. After the seminar series you are welcome to meet one on one with BD Biosciences Applications Specialists and Reagents Specialists to learn more.

WHRP Seminar "Non Coding Genetic Aberrations in Ovarian Cancer" Jan. 18

01-18-201712:00 PM  - 1:00 PM

Pradeep Chaluvally-Raghavan, PhD, will be presenting his research at the Women's Health Research Program seminar. His talk is titled "Non Coding Genetic Aberrations in Ovarian Cancer."

Cell Biology Seminar Jan. 18

01-18-201712:00 PM  - 1:00 PM

Allison D. Ebert, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin presents: "Research in Progress."

IAMSE Well-Being Webinar Jan. 19

01-19-201711:00 AM  - 12:00 PM

Strategies for promoting personal health & wellness and leading change at the individual level - Presented by Catherine Pipas (Dartmouth).

Dial-in Number: 1-605-475-5950
Participant Access Code: 854173#

Prior to phoning the number above, open your Internet browser and click on the address: Also, download the slideshandout and worksheet.

Medicine Grand Rounds "Pulmonary Hypertension in the 21st Century - How a Rare Disease has Affected our Understanding and Management of Pulmonary Vascular Disease" Jan. 20

01-20-20178:00 AM  - 9:00 AM

"Pulmonary Hypertension in the 21st Century - How a Rare Disease has Affected our Understanding and Management of Pulmonary Vascular Disease" presented by James R. Klinger, MD, Professor of Medicine, Alperty Medical School of Brown University Medical Director, Rhode Island Hospital Pulmonary Hypertension Center.

Pediatric Grand Rounds "Treatment of Pediatric Neuromuscular Diseases" Jan. 20

01-20-20178:30 AM  - 9:30 AM

Matthew Harmelink, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology; Associate Program Director, Child Neurology; Director, Muscular Dystrophy Clinic, CHW/MCW

Graduate Seminar Series: Optical Imaging of Tissue Structure and Function, Jan. 20

01-20-20179:30 AM  - 10:30 AM

Melissa Skala, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin

Dissertation Defense of PhD Candidate Cayla Thompson "GATA4 Regulates Regionalization along the Small Intestinal Epithelium" Jan. 20

01-20-201710:00 AM  - 11:00 AM

On Friday, January 20, 2017, Cayla A. Thompson, will defend her dissertation entitled, "GATA4 Regulates Regionalization along the Small Intestinal Epithelium". Cayla, A PhD Candidate in the Cell & Developmental Biology Program is under the advisement of Dr. Michele Battle.

Master of Public Health Online Open House Jan. 20

01-20-201712:00 PM  - 1:00 PM

The Master of Public Health Program will be hosting an online open house on January 20th from Noon – 1:00 CST. This is an opportunity to hear about our online programs and have your questions answered. Please join us to learn about these fully online learning opportunities:

  • MPH Degree Program
  • Graduate Certificate in Public Health
  • Certificate in Population Health Management
  • Certificate in Community Health Assessment & Planning
  • Non-degree courses

Registration can be completed at

Questions: 955-4510 or

Children's Research Institute Research Conference "CRI Town Hall Meeting" Jan. 20

01-20-201712:00 PM  - 1:00 PM

"CRI Town Hall Meeting" with Calvin Williams, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, CRI & Vice Chair, Research, Pediatrics, MCW, Chief & Professor, Pediatrics/Rheumatology, MCW; Elizabeth Bedwell, MS, VP-Research Administration, CRI|CHW; Joan Reik, MPPA, Manager, Grants Development, Pediatric Administration, MCW; Jeff Crawford, BS, CCRC, Research Coordinator, Pediatric Translational Unit, CHW

CTSI Discovery Radio Jan. 20

01-20-201712:00 PM  - 12:30 PM

The January CTSI Discovery Radio show airs today at noon. This month, MCW's Dr. Kulwinder Dua tells how he and a team of experts performed the first esophagus regeneration inside a patient.

Clinical Trials: From Concept to Publication-"Trial Design Basics," Jan. 20

01-20-201712:00 PM  - 1:00 PM

This new cancer research career development course from the MCW Cancer Center will cover broad topics regarding clinical cancer trial design and development and is intended to increase the number of investigator-initiated trials at MCW and to improve the quality of proposed studies.

The course is designed for clinicians who are new to cancer clinical research, junior faculty, and new faculty who wish to orient to MCW's clinical research systems. It is highly recommended for those applying for MCW Cancer Center pilot funds for clinical or translational research.

Title: “Developing and Executing Persuasive and Relevant Clinical Research Ideas”  

                   Presented by Timothy Fenske, MD, MS; Stuart Wong, MD; Parameswaran Hari, MD, MS

No cost to attend, lunch provided. 

Please register here:

CCO Business Meeting Jan 20

01-20-20171:00 PM  - 2:00 PM

CCO Business Meeting, Joan Neuner, PhD, and Melinda Stolley, PhD