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MCW Alumni News

Harvard School of Public Health profiles MCW alumnus Dr. Asare Christian

May 16 - The Harvard School of Public Health reports that MCW alumnus Dr. Asare Christian’s passion for improving health for people with disabilities began when he was an MCW medical student on rotation in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. HSPH News

Why one man’s story should be motivation for prostate screening

May 12 - Fox 6 News profiled a local man whose prostate exam revealed cancer, and who received treatment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Monday, May 12 is the annual free prostate screening at Miller Park. WITI-TV

Scuba technology born from one of MCW's earliest discoveries

In the late 1930s, Dr. Edgar End, an alumnus and faculty member at Marquette University School of Medicine developed the breathing mixture that allowed his associate to shatter the world diving record. The discovery gave birth to scuba technology and led to further advances in diving and hyperbaric medicine.

Future directions-Profiles in Primary Care

While much is influenced by external forces, the strength and success of primary care in the years to come may depend on individual choice, adaptation and the development of new ideas. In the third and final installment of this multipart series, alumni discuss the future directions of primary care.

Survey response valuable

Thank you to the many alumni, students and trainees who participated in the 2013 Alumni News survey and provided important feedback and ideas that will help shape the direction of future communications.

Late alumnus founds patient library in Clinical Cancer Center

A gift from the estate of Myron B. Minko, MD ’76, has been used to create a new library and resource center in the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center.

Storm chasers

In the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan, two alumni traveled to islands in the Philippines on separate medical missions to provide care to the many victims of the storm.

Alumna Profile-Linda Resar

Dr. Linda Resar, a faculty member at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been studying high mobility group genes for two decades. Her passion for research began nearly 30 years ago at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Alumnus establishes David S. Haskell, MD Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Education

Already extremely active with his alma mater, a Medical College of Wisconsin alumnus has made a substantial gift to establish an endowed chair supporting teaching and training in orthopaedic surgery at MCW.

Alumni knowledge of community medicine and MCW benefits advisory boards for new campuses

Alumni are providing an important voice in the development of MCW’s new medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. An Alumni Association Board member serves on each community advisory board, and other alumni represent their respective health systems or academic institutions in partnership.

Anatomage makes virtual dissection a reality

To complement the traditional anatomy experience, MCW acquired a state-of-the-art Anatomage Table last year. With a high resolution, life-size touchscreen, the technology offers students, residents and faculty the ability to view the human body from countless viewpoints and cross sections to further their understanding through virtual dissection.

Clinical apprenticeship puts concepts into practice

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Discovery Curriculum encourages students to think and act like physicians from day one. The new Clinical Apprenticeship component of the curriculum is providing earlier and expanded clinical education for the next generation of physicians.

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

Alumnus establishes David S. Haskell, MD Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Education

Feb. 11 - Already extremely active with his alma mater, a Medical College of Wisconsin alumnus has made a substantial gift to establish an endowed chair supporting teaching and training in orthopaedic surgery at MCW.

Serving special populations - Profiles in Primary Care

Primary care physicians practice on health care’s front lines, and sometimes those lines are drawn by patients’ unique needs and circumstances. In our second installment of a multipart series, some alumni who care for special populations of patients discuss their perspectives and experiences in a profession whose call of duty is often above and beyond.

Dr. Marie Therese Southgate, MCW alumna and senior JAMA editor for five decades, dies Nov. 22

Nov. 27 - Marie Therese Southgate, MD, who received her MD degree from the Marquette University School of Medicine (which later became the Medical College of Wisconsin) in 1960 and served as a senior editor at JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association for nearly five decades, died at her home in Chicago on Nov. 22 after a short illness. She was 85.

Dr. George J. Magovern, MCW alum and pioneer of artificial heart valve, dies Nov. 4

Nov. 26 - George J. Magovern, MD, who received his medical degree from the Marquette University School of Medicine (which later became the Medical College of Wisconsin) in 1947 and revolutionized heart valve surgery, died Nov. 4 of natural causes. He was 89.

Packers welcome alumna home from Afghanistan

Upon returning to the U.S. following a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan as a Marine Corps regimental surgeon, Dr. Katrina Destree was treated to a very special homecoming.

Sept. 11 tribute features well-traveled U.S. flag

A gift sent by an alumnus serving in southern Afghanistan ensured the Medical College of Wisconsin’s observance of 9/11 this year was personal and poignant.

By teaching, alumni can volunteer their wisdom for next generation

Alumni who participate in medical education as volunteer clinical faculty members give students practical, life lessons to complement the science. Alumnus Dr. Mark Harlow returns to Milwaukee from South Dakota every year to teach and encourages other alumni to consider giving the gift of wisdom to the next generation.

Thirty years of undergraduate research training

The Summer Program in Undergraduate Research (SPUR) has given college students direct experience in MCW laboratories for 30 years, building a pipeline for future scientists.

Three faculty leaders honored for distinguished service

Three faculty members with a combined 53 years of service to MCW received Distinguished Service Awards, the College’s highest faculty honor, at the MCW convocation ceremony Sept. 18.

Invention keeps reflux in check

Gastroenterologist Dr. Reza Shaker, along with his MCW research team, has invented a medical device capable of alleviating the symptoms of extraesophageal acid reflux disease in patients while they sleep.

Classes support scholarships

Alumni who celebrated reunions in 2012 gave a combined $773,340 to the Medical College in class gifts. In addition, reunion-year alumni have made planned giving commitments totaling more than $3 million this year.

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