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MCW researchers discover ancient cellular mutation leading to multi-celled organisms

Feb. 8 - Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) researchers Brian Volkman, PhD, professor of biochemistry, and Dustin Whitney, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, recently co-authored a study suggesting the evolution of an ancient cellular mutation 600 million years ago allowed single cells to evolve to multi-celled organisms.

Dr. Kathleen Schmainda to be inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Feb. 2 - Kathleen M. Schmainda, PhD, professor of radiology, has been selected for induction into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. Dr. Schmainda was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for the development of biologically relevant and clinically actionable MRI metrics of the vascular and invasive status of brain tumors.

Children’s physician assumes leadership role in an international cancer consortium

Jan. 27 - Jason Jarzembowski, MD, PhD, associate professor of pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and medical director of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, has been elected to serve as the Pathology Discipline Chair for the Children’s Oncology Group (COG).This is a five-year appointment that starts on March 1.

Dr. Sarah White selected to receive SIR Foundation Gary Becker Young Investigator Award

Jan. 13 - Sarah B. White, MD, MS, associate professor of radiology (vascular & interventional radiology) & surgical oncology, has been selected by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) to receive the 2016 SIR Foundation Gary Becker Young Investigator Award. The award recognizes promising young practitioners in interventional radiology early in their careers and is given to the author of the most outstanding clinical science research paper submitted.

MCW professors investigate therapies for antibiotic resistant bacterial infections

Dec. 16 - Nita H. Salzman, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and microbiology and molecular genetics, and an associate director for the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW); and Christopher J. Kristich, PhD, associate professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at MCW investigated therapies to prevent antibiotic resistant infections originating in the gastrointestinal tract. The research focused on Enterococcus faecalis (E. faecalis), a gastrointestinal tract bacterium with the ability to cause a variety of hospital-acquired infections (HAI). The findings of the study were published in Nature.

Dr. Ankur Segon selected a Top Hospitalist for 2015 by ACP Hospitalist

Dec. 4 - Ankur Segon, MD, associate professor of medicine (general internal medicine), has been chosen one of ten Top Hospitalists of 2015 by ACP Hospitalist, a publication of the American College of Physicians. His profile is available in the current online version of ACP Hospitalist.

MCW, Dr. Doug Evans and Elizabeth Krzywda, win BizTimes 2015 Health Care Hero Awards

Nov. 20 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will receive a 2015 Health Care Hero Award in the Corporate Achievement in Health Care category from BizTimes Milwaukee. The Health Care Hero awards salute the impact and accomplishments of people and organizations making a positive difference in the community on the front lines of health care.

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. David Gutterman receives 2015 College Medalist Award from American College of Chest Physicians

Nov. 5 - David Gutterman, MD, Northwestern Mutual Professor of Cardiology and Senior Director of the Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), received the 2015 College Medalist Award from the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) during its annual meeting in Montreal in October. The award honors meritorious service in furthering work in chest medicine.

Dr. J. Frank Wilson receives highest volunteer award from American Cancer Society

Nov. 4 - J. Frank Wilson, MD, Chair and Bernard and Miriam Peck Family Professor of Radiation Oncology and Director Emeritus of the MCW Cancer Center, was recently presented with the prestigious St. George National Award at the American Cancer Society (ACS) Midwest Division board meeting in Iowa.

MCW researcher receives 2015 Distinguished Researcher award

Sept. 15 - Paul E. Barkhaus, MD, professor of neurology and professor of physical medicine & rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received the 2015 Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) which honors a member who has made continuous significant contributions to clinical neurophysiology research.

Dr. Judy Kim receives Senior Honor Award from American Society of Retina Specialists

Sept. 4 - Judy E. Kim, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, was presented with the Senior Honor Award at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) held in Vienna.

Dr. John Hijjawi appointed chief editor of Plastic Surgery Education Network

Aug. 25 - John Hijjawi, MD, associate professor of plastic surgery and director of the MCW Breast Reconstruction Program and Microsurgery Fellowship, has been appointed chief editor of the Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN).

MCW researcher wins Imagine More Award for neuroscience research

Aug. 19 - Allison D. Ebert, PhD , assistant professor of cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), is the recipient of a $25,000 award to support research designed to transform MCW’s ability to prevent, treat or cure neurologic or psychiatric disease. The award was presented at the 2015 Imagine More Dinner and honors an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to neuroscience research at MCW.

Julia Dickson-Gomez, PhD asked to serve on NIH study section

Aug. 11 - Julia Dickson-Gomez, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been invited to serve as a member of the Behavioral and Social Science Approaches to Preventing HIV/AIDS Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, for the term beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2019.

MCW cardiovascular researcher wins Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Scholar Award

Aug. 6 - Aron Geurts, PhD, associate professor of physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), is the recipient of the $25,000 Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Scholar Award. This first ever award was developed to identify and honor a junior or mid-career MCW scientist involved in cutting-edge cardiovascular research.

Dr. Michael McCrea Receives $500,000 Grant for Innovative Concussion Research

July 24 - Dr. Mike McCrea and his team named one of the GE & NFL Head Health Challenge I winners for their innovative concussion research.

Drs. Tom Aufderheide, Michael Mitchell selected for 2015 Eureka Awards from 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.

Dr. Kulwinder Dua appointed ASGE Consultant Expert

Apr. 29 - Kulwinder S. Dua, MD, professor of medicine (gastroenterology) and pediatrics, gastroenterology section chief at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, and director of the MCW Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Program, was selected by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) as an the ASGE Consultant Expert.

Dr. James Hyde, Karen Hyde to be honored by Museum of Wisconsin Art

Apr. 27 - James S. Hyde, PhD, the James S. Hyde Professor of Biophysics and Director of the National Biomedical EPR Center, and his wife, Karen Hyde, will be honored by the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) on June 13 during the museum’s Art Ball 2015.

Medical Education Team Led by Dr. Muntz Wins National Award for Teaching High-Value Care

Apr. 16 - An MCW medical education team led by Dr. Martin Muntz (Medicine – General Internal) won a national award from the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation for its program aimed at teaching high-value care and stewardship to medical students, trainees and faculty. Wauwatosa Now

Family Recognizes Dr. Uhing’s Compassionate Care on National Doctors’ Day

Apr. 14 - In recognition of National Doctors’ Day, Fox-TV/Channel 6 shares one family’s gratitude for the care provided by Dr. Michael Uhing (Pediatrics – Neonatology) for their critically-ill newborn son. Fox 6 Now

Dr. Kerschner Named Chair-Elect of the Council of Deans

Apr. 13 - Dr. Joseph Kerschner has been named Chair-Elect of Association of American College’s Council of Deans. The Council of Deans represents the leaders of 158 medical schools in the United States and Canada. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. David Bolender named Fellow of the American Association of Anatomists

Apr. 8 - David Bolender, PhD, associate professor of cell biology, neurology and anatomy, has been named a Fellow of the American Association of Anatomists. The rank of Fellow is designed to honor distinguished members who have demonstrated excellence in science and in their overall contributions to the anatomical sciences. Fellows are considered to be in the top 10% of all eligible members.

Dr. Kenneth Simons elected to national LCME Board, honored by national federation

Apr. 6 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, senior associate dean for graduate medical education and accreditation and a professor of ophthalmology and pathology, has been elected to the board of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

Dr. Sailaja Kamaraju selected for 2015 Champion in Women’s Health Award

Mar. 30 - Sailaja Kamaraju, MD, assistant professor of medicine (hematology and oncology), has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Champion in Women’s Health Award by the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation.

AMA Appoints Dr. Kenneth Simons to Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Mar. 26 - The American Medical Association announced that Dr. Kenneth Simons (Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education & Accreditation; Ophthalmology; Pathology) has been appointed to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. AMA Wire

Dr. Erdmann Receives National VA Honor for Executive Excellence

Mar. 25 - Dr. Michael Erdmann, Chief of Staff of the Zablocki VA Medical Center and MCW Associate Dean for the VA, was named the 2014 recipient of the VA Health Administration’s John D. Chase Award for Executive Excellence. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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.

Wisconsin Dept. of Veterans Affairs Cabinet Secretary honors Dr. Whelan for Legion of Merit Award

John A Scocos, Cabinet Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Veteran’s Affairs, visited the Medical College of Wisconsin on Friday, March 13, to honor Harry T. Whelan, MD, for receiving the prestigious Legion of Merit award from the United States Armed Forces. The presentation, held in the MCW Alumni Center, was a surprise for Dr. Whelan.

Zablocki VA Chief of Staff wins national John D. Chase Award

Mar. 12 - Michael Erdmann, MD, Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and Associate Dean and Chief of Staff at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, is the winner of the 2014 national John D. Chase Award for Executive Excellence from the Veterans Health Administration.

Dr. Hohenwalter Named Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology

Mar. 11 - The Society of Interventional Radiology has named Dr. Eric Hohenwalter (Radiology – Interventional) as a Fellow, an honor bestowed to those members who have a demonstrated excellence in research and published works, or teaching and leadership. Health Imaging

Medical Education Team Wins National Honors for Teaching Value

Mar. 10 - A medical education team from MCW and teams from five other medical schools won this year’s Costs of Care and ABIM Foundation “Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely Challenge.” The MCW project assigned third-year medical students on their internal medicine clerkship to roles as "High Value Care Officers." Students were prepared using a series of short podcasts and an iPad-based Choosing Wisely checklist before being asked to initiate conversations with colleagues on opportunities for improvement.

Dr. Margolis Offers Counsel to Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Recipients

Mar. 9 - Dr. David Margolis who was recently inducted into the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame, provides counsel to the 2015 40 Under 40 recipients. Milwaukee Business Journal

Jacobson to Co-Chair of United Way Campaign; Dr. Raymond to Serve 3-Year Term

Mar. 2 - Catherine Jacobson, President and CEO of Froedtert Health, has been named one of four Co-Chairs of the 2015-15 United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County fundraising campaign. Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., will serve another three-year term on the board. Milwaukee Business Journal and Biz Times

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