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American Heart Association funds epigenetic hypertension research at MCW

May 19 - Diet and other lifestyle and environmental factors can change your genes, which could make you susceptible to high blood pressure, or hypertension, and could be inherited. Now, researchers and physicians at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) are working to determine exactly how that happens—and why.

Dr. Javorsky Says Physicians Must Share Risk Warnings Associated with Weight Loss Drugs

Apr. 20 - Dr. Bradley Javorsky (Medicine – Endocrinology, Metabolism, & Clinical Nutrition) provides expert comment to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigative report on weight loss medications. Dr. Javorsky said that he counsels patients on the risks of weight loss medications when prescribing the drugs. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Knudson Discusses Risk Factors for Type Two Diabetes

Apr. 17 - In an interview with Fox-TV/Channel 6, Dr. Paul Knudson (Medicine – Endocrinology, Metabolism & Clinical Nutrition) discusses the link between obesity and Type Two Diabetes. Dr. Knudson said that truncal adiposity, weight gain around the middle compared to below the belt, is an indicator of individuals at risk for Type Two Diabetes. Fox 6 Now

Speakers Announced for Ninth Annual Women in Science Lecture Series

Apr. 1 - MCW’s 9th annual Women in Science lecture series will begin April 16 with a presentation at GE Healthcare by Mara Lord (Chief of Staff) on the importance of creativity in science and medicine. Other presentations this year will include Dr. Malgorzata Franczak (Neurology) discussing Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Srividya Kidambi (Medicine – Endocrinology, Metabolism, & Clinical Nutrition) on obesity, and Dr. Judy Kim (Ophthalmology) discussing macular degeneration. Express News

International Society Names Dr. Joseph Shaker as Clinician of the Year

Mar. 26 - Dr. Joseph L. Shaker was named Clinician of the Year by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry. He practices at the Froedtert & MCW Community Memorial Hospital Campus. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Joseph Shaker named Clinician of the Year by International Society of Clinical Densitometry

Joseph L. Shaker, MD, professor of clinical medicine (endocrinology, metabolism and clinical nutrition) and senior medical director for ambulatory services, has been named Clinician of the Year by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry at the society’s annual meeting in Chicago. Dr. Shaker practices at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital Campus.

Diabetes and oral health in Milwaukee’s Mexican-American community

Feb. 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has earned a $37,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to explore the impact of diabetes on Mexican-Americans’ oral health, and the relationship between those factors and the acculturation of individuals within that ethnic group.

MCW/Children’s: Dr. Hessner Discusses Research on Type One Diabetes

Jan. 5 - NBC-TV/Channel 4 presented a report on type one diabetes research being conducted by Martin Hessner, PhD. TMJ4

Dr. Findling Delivers Keynote Address at Agnesian Diabetes Fair

Nov. 19 - Dr. James Findling was the keynote speaker at Agnesian HealthCare’s Diabetes Health Fair in Fond du Lac. Fdlreporter

Dr. Chen Receives Grant to Study Interventions to Prevent the Development of Type 1 Diabetes

Oct. 21 - Yi-Guang Chen, PhD and collaborators at MSOE received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study possible interventions to prevent the development of type 1 diabetes. Wauwatosa Now

Can you prevent diabetes?

Oct. 10 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Milwaukee School of Engineering has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study possible interventions to prevent the development of type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Dr. Woods Identifies New Gene Associated with Traits Involved in Diabetes

Sept. 22 - In a study published in Genetics, Leah Solberg Woods, PhD and colleagues reported that they had has identified a new gene associated with fasting glucose and insulin levels in rats, mice and in humans; traits involved in diabetes. Nature World News, Health Canal, Medical Xpress and Bio-Medicine

Researchers discover new gene responsible for traits involved in diabetes

Sept. 18 - A collaborative research team led by Medical College of Wisconsin scientists has identified a new gene associated with fasting glucose and insulin levels in rats, mice and in humans. The findings are published in the September issue of Genetics.

Successful Diabetes Treatment Plan Based on Physician/Patient Collaboration

Aug. 06 - In an interview with Healthgrades.com, Dr. Irene O’Shaughnessy notes that the success of diabetes treatment plans depend upon good collaboration between patients and physicians. Health Grades

TV Report Cites Max McGee Center, Children’s National Recognition for Diabetes

July 30 - A Fox-TV/Channel 6 report on the Slam Dunk for Diabetes basketball camp for children with diabetes notes that the Max McGee National Center for Juvenile Diabetes is located at MCW. Fox 6 Now

Dr. Carroll Leads Research Study on Cushing’s Disease

July 01 - Dr. Ty Carroll led a presentation at the International Congress of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society on research that found that patients treated for Cushing’s disease with high levels of late-night salivary cortisol could improve their condition with prompt intervention. Healio

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