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New Yorker Cites CPR Study as 2015’s “Most Notable Medical Finding”

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

MCW professor earns Michael Shannon Humanitarian Award

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).

Dr. Stephen Hargarten to receive Distinguished Achievement Award from Milwaukee Academy of Medicine

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.

Dr. Aufderheide Describes Cardiac Arrest as a Major National Public Health Problem

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

Dr. Hargarten Calls for Background Checks on Gun Purchases to Curb Teen Access

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

Transplanting hope: a miracle for baby Paityn

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

Mother Jones Cites Dr. Hargarten in Editorial on Armed Civilians Intervening at Mass Shootings

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

Dr. Colella Explains Value of Community-Wide Cardiac Arrest Clinical Trial

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

Dr. Hargarten Recommends that Gun Violence be Addressed as Public Health Problem

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

New Emergency Department Entrance Opened

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

Dr. Aufderheide Discusses the Need for Public Involvement with CPR, Defibrillation

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.” and WPR

Dr. Tom Aufderheide part of national panel addressing cardiac arrest

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

MCW, community partners launch initiative to improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates

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.

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