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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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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