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