Jan. 12 - A study co-authored by Dr. Tom Aufderheide (Emergency Medicine) was named as 2015’s “Most Notable Medical Finding” by the New Yorker magazine. The New Yorker
Nov. 10 - Marlene D. Melzer-Lange, MD, FAAP, professor of pediatric emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was awarded the Michael Shannon Humanitarian Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine (SOEM).
Oct. 15 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, chairman and professor of emergency medicine and associate dean of global health, will receive the 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Milwaukee Academy of Medicine. The Distinguished Achievement Award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge and practice of medicine by a Wisconsin physician.
Sept. 14 - Dr. Tom Aufderheide (Emergency Medicine) discusses the importance of addressing cardiac arrest as a major national public health problem in Today’s Geriatric Medicine. Today's Geriatric Medicine
Aug. 31 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten (Emergency Medicine; Associate Dean for Global Health; Director, Injury Research Center) tells WisconsinWatch (as reported in the Appleton Post Crescent) that restricting access to guns for young people would be an important step in curbing youth gun violence. He recommends background checks for all gun purchases noting that this step would cut access to firearms by young people. WisconsinWatch is published by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Post Crescent
Aug. 10 - Last month, 10-month-old Paityn Walters of Peshtigo began to act tired, was throwing up and would cry while she was awake. Her mom, Tara Ellison, said it was out of character and troubling. “She was [normally] just very energetic. Never stood still. Always getting into everything she could,” she said. WBAY
Aug. 3 - Mother Jones cites expert opinion by Dr. Stephen Hargarten (Emergency Medicine; Associate Dean for Global Health) in an editorial opposing Kentucky Representative Thomas Massie’s contention that a “gun-free zone” policy contributed to the recent mass shooting at a South Carolina church. Dr. Hargarten notes that armed civilians are likely to make mass shooting scenes worse "given that civilian shooters are less likely to hit their targets than police in these circumstances." Opposing Views
Aug. 4 - Dr. M. Riccardo Colella (Emergency Medicine) provides background information on the value of a community-wide cardiac arrest clinical trial in an NBC-TV/Channel 4 investigative report. The station was reporting on exception from informed consent, a federal approval to conduct select clinical trials in circumstances where the patient is unable to provide consent. TMJ4
July 28 - In an interview with Wisconsin Public Radio, Dr. Stephen Hargarten recommends that Milwaukee’s gun violence must be treated as a public health problem. WPR
July 21 - Froedtert Hospital opened a new entrance to its Emergency Department on Tuesday, July 14. The new entrance is located north of the entrance to Froedtert’s Specialty Clinic building. Campus signage has been updated to help patients find the entrance. Fox 6 Now, CBS 58, Biz Times
July 7 - More than 100 media outlets nationwide reported on an Institute of Medicine report calling for more research funding and public awareness of cardiac arrest, the third leading cause of death among Americans. Dr. Tom Aufderheide (Emergency Medicine), one of the report’s authors, said, “Any CPR and any defibrillation delivered by the public are better than no care at all.” Philly.com and WPR
July 1 - The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report on cardiac arrest, the third biggest killer of Americans. The panel found many people do not understand cardiac arrest, and many are unwilling to intervene through the use of CPR and defibrillators. Tom Aufderheide, professor of emergency medicine and a member of the IOM, was on the panel who created the study and participated in a national news conference releasing the results.Philly.com
June 26 - On Wednesday, June 24, the Medical College of Wisconsin, North Shore Fire/Rescue, Bayside Communications Center, the Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management and the American Heart Association went live with a new initiative aimed at improving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival in Milwaukee County by increasing bystander CPR rates.
June 4 - The Milwaukee Business Journal named Drs. Tom Aufderheide (Emergency Medicine) and Michael Mitchell (Surgery – Pediatric Cardiothoracic) as recipients of the newspaper’s 2015 Eureka Awards. Dr. Aufderheide received a Lifetime Achievement award recognizing him as an international leader in methods of lifesaving resuscitation. Dr. Mitchell received the Health Care award for developing a non-invasive method to monitor pediatric heart transplant recipients to identify early signs of rejection. Milwaukee Business Journal
May 29 - Tom Aufderheide, MD, professor of emergency medicine, and Michael Mitchell, MD, professor of surgery (cardiothoracic) and chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, were named winners of the Milwaukee Business Journal 2015 Eureka Award. Dr. Aufderheide was honored in the Lifetime Achievement category for being an international leader in methods of lifesaving resuscitation.
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
May 6 - Tanzanian doctors Peter Dattania (Head Trauma Services, Tumbi Hospital) and Christopher Mzava (Head Emergency Services, Amana Hospital) spent two weeks in April receiving advice and guidance from the EMS and disaster medicine section of the MCW Department of Emergency Medicine and from Milwaukee County EMS. Their goal is to advance emergency medical and trauma systems in Tanzania, where road traffic deaths disproportionately impact their country.
Apr. 29 - The Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) is launching a Mobile Integrated Health Care/Community Paramedic Pilot Program on Wednesday, April 29, 9 a.m. The new program is a collaboration between the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), MFD, Milwaukee County Emergency Medical Services, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) School of Nursing.
May 11 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, chair of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Julie Halverson, assistant director of the Injury Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin, discuss gun violence and public health in this Milwaukee Journal Sentinel op-ed. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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
Apr. 14 - Dr. Chris Decker (Emergency Medicine) provides expert comment to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on how people should prepare their bodies for runs, walks, and other events. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Mar. 30 - Dr. M. Riccardo Colella (Emergency Medicine) will lead a community-wide clinical trial beginning May 15 to test whether patients who have life-threatening or life-altering traumatic brain injuries do better when they receive a medication called Tranexamic Acid, which is used to stabilize bleeding in the body. Wauwatosa Now and Milwaukee Courier
Mar. 27 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, MA, professor and chair of emergency medicine, was interviewed for a USA Today story about a proposal to allow students to carry guns on some Nevada campuses. Dr. Hargarten questions the adequacy of the proposed training for those who wish to carry firearms. USA Today
Mar. 25 - The second annual Carrie Falk Memorial lecture will be held Thursday, April 16, at 9:30 a.m. in Clinical Cancer Center room M. The invited speaker is David E. Weissman, MD, who will give a presentation titled, The courage to start a difficult conversation: setting goals of care in the acute setting. The event is targeted at faculty, residents, and allied health professionals.
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