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LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament to Benefit Digestive Disease Center Research

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

On Course for a Cure: Golfers tee off for digestive disease research

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.

MCW physician/scientist receives grant to study graft versus host disease in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients

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).

Professional and community golfers tee off for digestive disease research

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.

BizTimes Cover Story Features Start-Up Company based on Dr. Shaker’s Research

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

Dr. Takahashi Explains Why Stomachs Grumble

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

Dr. Shaker Receives $664,000 NIH Grant to Support 10 Gastroenterology Postdoctoral Fellows

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

MCW scientist receives grant to train postdoc fellows for research careers in academic gastroenterology

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.

Dr. Dua to Lead Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Training Program

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

Company Based on Dr. Shaker’s Technology Wins BizTimes Innovation Quotient Award

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

Dr. Kulwinder Dua appointed ASGE Consultant Expert

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.

FDA Approves the Reza Band System Developed by Dr. Shaker

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

Dr. Gould Discusses Benefits of Implanted Magnetic Beads to Treat GERD

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

A growing hazard for children: swallowing button batteries

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

Bob Schlossman, Active Fundraiser for MCW’s Digestive Disease Center, Dies

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

Dr. Dua Presents on Successful Process to Regrow Patient’s Esophagus over Four-Year Period

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

Dr. Praveen Goday co-edits book on Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition

Nov. 19 - Praveen Goday, MBBS, Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology), is co-editor of the recently published first edition of “Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition.”

Bret Baier to Serve as Keynote Speaker at Digestive Disease Center’s Healthcare Dinner

Nov. 12 - Bret Baier, Chief Political Anchor for the Fox News Channel, will be the keynote speaker at the MCW Digestive Disease Center’s 2014 Healthcare Dinner on November 10 at the Pfister Hotel. Biz Times

Dr. Franco Named Associate Dean for Educational Improvement

Oct. 20 - Dr. Jose Franco has been named MCW’s Associate Dean for Educational Improvement. Wauwatosa Now

Drs. Sengupta and Banerjee Receive $1.8 Million NIH Grant to Study Chronic Pelvic Pain

Sept. 30 - Jyoti Sengupta, PhD, and Banani Banerjee, PhD, (both Medicine – Gastroenterology and Hepatology) will serve as the primary investigators of a four-year, $1.8 million National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases grant to study the genetic and physical causes of chronic pelvic pain. Becker's ASC Review and Biz Times

Run/Walk Supports MCW’s Colon Cancer Research, Education, and Prevention Programs

Sept. 25 - The fourth annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K run and walk will be held on October 11th in Wauwatosa. A portion of the proceeds from the event support MCW’s colon cancer research, education, prevention and screening programs. Wauwatosa Now

Researcher to study genetic and physical causes of chronic pelvic pain

Sept. 22 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study chronic pelvic pain.

“Get Your Rear in Gear” run/walk for colon cancer prevention and research

Sept. 16 - The fourth annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K run and walk will be held on Saturday, October 11th at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. The event supports the Medical College of Wisconsin’s programs for colon cancer research, education, prevention and screening, as well as the Colon Cancer Coalition, a national organization.

Bret Baier, Fox News Chief Political Anchor, to Speak at MCW’s 2014 Healthcare Dinner

Sept. 16 - Bret Baier, Chief Political Anchor on the Fox News Channel, will be the keynote speaker at MCW’s 2014 Healthcare Dinner on November 10, at the Pfister Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. The event benefits MCW’s Digestive Disease Center. Wauwatosa Now

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