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Gut studies hold promise for prevention

Medical College of Wisconsin researchers are studying intestinal bacteria as a promising new approach for the prevention of heart attacks and a range of other conditions, including pediatric liver disease and antibiotic-resistant, hospital-acquired infections.

Combination of Fat Distribution and ADPN Levels Affect Diabetes Risk

Nov. 12 - Lake Country Now reports an individual’s distribution of fat and corresponding levels of adiponectin (ADPN), a protein hormone associated with regulating metabolic processes, have been found to affect diabetes and metabolic syndrome risk. A team of metabolic researchers at MCW investigated ADPN levels in both obese and non-obese participants with upper body and lower body fat concentrations. The research findings are published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Lake Country Now

Volunteers Sought for Clinical Trial on the Impact of Changes in Dietary Salt on Hypertension

Aug. 24 - Dr. Srividya Kidambi (Medicine – Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition) and Mingyu Liang, PhD, (Physiology) are the lead investigators for an American Heart Association-funded clinical study on how changes in dietary salt impact individuals with hypertension. Volunteers are being recruited for the study. Wauwatosa Now

Endocrine Surgery Symposium planned for June 19-20

June 4 - The annual Medical College of Wisconsin and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Endocrine Surgery Symposium is scheduled for Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20, in Rumble located in the Harley-Davidson Museum, 401 W. Canal Street in Milwaukee.

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.

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