Nov. 16 - Admiral Mike Mullen (Ret.), 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and 28th Chief of Naval Operations, will be the keynote speaker for the Medical College of Wisconsin's (MCW) 2015 Healthcare Dinner, Wednesday, November 18, at the Pfister Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. MCW’s Digestive Disease Center Board, the host of the event, is a group of community leaders who raise awareness of digestive diseases and funds for research.
Jan. 14 - The Times of India reports on Dr. Kulwinder Dua’s successful efforts to regrow a patient’s esophagus over a four-year period. Dr. Dua presented on the procedure at the Gastrocon 2015 medical conference in Nagpur, India. Times of India
Aug. 25 - The 28th annual LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament to benefit MCW’s Digestive Disease Center will be held August 24 at the Wisconsin Country Club in Milwaukee. The “On Course for a Cure” tournament features Ladies Professional Golf Association players, who will team up with hundreds of community leaders to raise funds for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis research at the Digestive Disease Center. Wauwatosa Now
Aug. 20 - The 28th annual LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament to benefit the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Digestive Disease Center will be held Monday, Aug. 24, at the Wisconsin Country Club at 6200 W. Good Hope Road in Milwaukee.
Aug. 10 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to research the pathophysiology of graft versus host disease in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients (HSCT).
Aug. 6 - The 28th annual LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament to benefit the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Digestive Disease Center will be held Monday, Aug. 24, at the Wisconsin Country Club, 6200 W. Good Hope Road in Milwaukee.
Aug. 4 - Somna Therapeutics, a start-up company based on manufacturing the Reza Band developed by Dr. Reza Shaker (Medicine – Gastroenterology & Hepatology; Senior Associate Dean for the Clinical & Translational Science Institute), is featured in Milwaukee BizTimes cover story on start-up companies. The Reza Band helps patients with severe reflux disease. Biz Times
July 29 - Dr. Toku Takahashi (Surgery – Colorectal) tells Time magazine that stomach grumbling is one phase of a larger process called migrating motor complex, which ensures that the stomach and intestines stay active and continue to clear away detritus between meals. Time
July 28 - Dr. Reza Shaker received a five-year, $664,000 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to continue the Gastroenterology Postdoctoral Research Training Program for 10 postdoctoral fellows interested in a research career in academic gastroenterology. Wauwatosa Now
July 21 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $664,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to continue the Gastroenterology Postdoctoral Research Training Program for 10 postdoctoral fellows interested in a research career in academic gastroenterology.
May 28 - Becker’s GI & Endoscopy reports that Dr. Kulwinder Dua (Medicine – Gastroenterology & Hepatology) s one of nine gastroenterologists who will lead the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Consultant Expert Program’s Institute for Training and Technology. Becker's
May 27 - Somna Therapeutics LLC was awarded the Milwaukee BizTimes Innovation Quotient Award. Somna Therapeutics is based on the Reza Band, a technology developed by Dr. Reza Shaker (Medicine – Gastroenterology & Hepatology; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research). Biz Times
Apr. 29 - Kulwinder S. Dua, MD, professor of medicine (gastroenterology) and pediatrics, gastroenterology section chief at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, and director of the MCW Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Program, was selected by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) as an the ASGE Consultant Expert.
Mar. 23 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Reza Band System, developed by Dr. Reza Shaker to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. The Reza Band System, owned by Somna Therapeutics, Inc., is an adjustable neck band that keeps stomach acid from rising into the throat. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Biz Times, Yahoo Finance and Becker's
Jan. 28 - Dr. Jon Gould discusses the benefits of a procedure offered at Froedtert & MCW to relieve GERD by implanting a ring of titanium magnetic beads in the esophagus. The procedure is offered as an option for GERD patients who are not receiving significant relief from medications. Today
Jan. 22 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on a growing hazard nationwide: children swallowing small lithium “button” batteries used to power watches and other small electronics. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Jan.16 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel obituary for Bob Schlossman, a prominent Milwaukee auto dealership owner, notes that he actively raised funds for MCW’s Digestive Disease Center. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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