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MCW professor publishes Clinical Science article on treatment for chronic kidney disease

Apr. 20 - In a study reported in Clinical Science, MCW scientists, along with researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, analyzed the role of epoxyeicosatrienoic acids, signaling molecules found within cells, to mitigate kidney injury and use as treatment for chronic kidney disease (CKD).

MCW partners with Milwaukee Academy of Science and High School of Health Sciences to DRIVE interest

Apr. 18 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has launched DRIVE, a program pairing high school students at the Milwaukee Academy of Science (MAS) and the High School of Health Sciences (HS2) in Kettle Moraine School District with MCW scientists to engage in public health research.

MCW to host renowned nutrition expert at heart health conference

Feb. 4 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will host Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease heart health conference on Monday, March 14, 2016 featuring nutrition expert, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, and his wife and author, Ann Crile Esselstyn.

American Hospital Association highlights Project Ujima

Jan. 28 - The American Hospital Association has chosen Project Ujima for inclusion in its 2016 edition of “Community Connections: Ideas & Innovations for Hospital Leaders.”

MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment awards over $238,000 to improve medical response and care for sexually exploited youth

Jan. 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment awarded $238,796 over two years to the Proactive Outreach for the Health of Sexually Exploited Youth program (POHSEY), which seeks to transform the medical response and care delivery for sexually exploited youth by developing training, protocols and tools to educate healthcare providers and improve medical practices for identification and treatment of sexually exploited youth.

MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment awards more than $250,000 to increase fitness in Milwaukee

Jan. 13 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment awarded more than $250,000 over three years to provide additional physical education (PE) support to Milwaukee Public School (MPS) students, resulting in increased fitness and creating an orientation to lifetime fitness.

Building wellness in Barron County

A collaborative effort by the Medical College of Wisconsin and dozens of partners in Barron County in northwestern Wisconsin is working to increase healthy eating and physical activity.

Caring for mental health needs of city children

More city school children are getting the mental health treatment they need thanks to a collaboration led by the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Public Schools.

MCW awarded $2.7 million grant to advance the understanding and measurement of outcomes in children with chronic disease

Sept. 29 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has been awarded a four-year, $2.7 million grant by the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to support the Midwest Child Patient Reported Outcomes Consortium which is designed to advance the understanding and measurement of outcomes in children with chronic disease for use in both clinical care and research so as to optimize the well-being and functioning of affected children.

Julia Dickson-Gomez, PhD asked to serve on NIH study section

Aug. 11 - Julia Dickson-Gomez, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been invited to serve as a member of the Behavioral and Social Science Approaches to Preventing HIV/AIDS Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, for the term beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2019.

$1.5 million gift establishes Charles E. Kubly Psychiatry Access Project Endowed Fund

Aug. 10 - Milwaukee-area philanthropists Dr. Michael and Mrs. Billie Kubly have made a $1.5 million gift to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) to establish an endowed fund to support a unique project that gives pediatricians and family physicians tools to identify, diagnose and treat children with mental illness and mental health issues.

MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment invests $1.7 million in six community health improvement awards

Aug. 8 - Six community health projects ranging in scope from youth suicide prevention in Jackson County to increased access to farmers markets in low-income areas of Milwaukee will benefit from funding awarded by the Medical College of Wisconsin's (MCW) Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment. Funding for the six awards is more than $1.7 million.

EveryBODY Play! Adaptive Sports Expo

July 27 - For some people living with physical disabilities, participating in sports is just a dream, but MCW is trying to change that through the EveryBODY Play! Adaptive Sports Expo. WISN

Dr. Willis Says Poor Communications between Doctors/Parents Leads to Low Vaccination Rates

July 20 - Dr. Earnestine Willis, Principal Investigator for the Community Health Improvement for Milwaukee’s Children project, said that poor communication between doctors and Central City parents contributes to low vaccination rates. Parents may think their child is current on vaccinations when they are not. Urban Milwaukee

Editorial Identifies MCW as Participant in Summit on Creating Safer Neighborhoods

May 28 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial on gun violence notes the importance of grass-roots efforts of neighborhoods most affected by violence. The editorial identifies MCW as one of the major institutions that participated in a March summit meeting on creating safer neighborhoods. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Care and quality of life for older, rural HIV-positive adults

May 20 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Center for AIDS Intervention and Research has received a two-year, $420,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging to determine the factors among older, rural HIV-positive adults that contribute to that group’s mortality rates.

Dr. O’Brien Discusses Work of Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission to Address Violence

May 13 - In an article in the New Yorker, Mallory O’Brien, PhD, (Institute for Health & Society – Epidemiology) discusses the work of the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission to address violence in Milwaukee. Dr. O’Brien is the Commission’s Director. New Yorker and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Hargarten, Julie Halverson Call for Public Health Approach to Reduce Gun Violence

May 13 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten (Emergency Medicine; Associate Dean for Global Health) and Julie Halverson (Injury Research Center) call for a public health approach to reduce gun violence in Milwaukee in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion editorial. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Rabbitt Discusses Research on Sex Trafficking Victims

May 7 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 reports on research published in Pediatrics by Dr. Angela Rabbitt (Pediatrics – Child Advocacy) that found that physicians are unprepared to identify victims of sex trafficking. Dr. Rabbitt said that efforts are underway at MCW to teach medical students about how to recognize sex trafficking victims. Fox 6 Now

UWM Paramedic Training Program to Provide Follow-Up Care for Fire Department

May 7 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten (Emergency Medicine) was a speaker at a news conference to announce that UWM will launch a paramedic training program to provide follow-up care with the Milwaukee Fire Department. MCW is a partner in the program. WisPolitics and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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