MCW Faculty Honors News

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Dr. Kalyanaraman serves on Brazilian grant advisor board

Feb. 20 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, chair and professor of biophysics and Harry R. and Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research, participates on the advisory board for the Research Center of Redox Processes in Biomedicine (CEPID Redoxoma), and recently attended its 3rd annual meeting in São Paulo, Brazil to discuss the progress of the project.

Dr. Kenneth Schellhase elected president of Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians

Feb. 15 - Kenneth G. Schellhase, MD, professor of family and community medicine, has been elected president of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP). The induction of officers took place at the WAFP’s virtual annual business meeting on Jan. 21. WAFP represents more than 2,900 family physicians, residents, and medical students throughout Wisconsin.

Dr. Kenneth Simons elected chair of international ACGME Surgical/Hospital-Based Review Committee

Feb. 8 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, MCW senior associate dean for graduate medical education and accreditation as well as professor of ophthalmology and pathology, has been elected chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International (ACGME-I) Surgical/Hospital-Based Review Committee.

Dr. Dawn Siegel to lead first research network in pediatric dermatology

Jan. 24 - Dawn Siegel, MD, associate professor of dermatology, is a founding member of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) and was appointed as Co-Chair of the organization in November. Dr. Siegel has certifications in dermatology and pediatric dermatology.

Dr. Christina Diaz serves as program chair for Society of Pediatric Anesthesia annual meeting

Nov. 1 - Christian D. Diaz, MD, associate professor of anesthesiology, recently served as program chair for the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia’s 30th annual meeting in Chicago.

Dr. Lois Connolly awarded 2016 DSA from Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists

Oct. 6 - Lois Connolly, MD, professor of anesthesiology. was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists (WSA). Dr. Connolly has been an essential leader in the MCW Department of Anesthesiology since the 1990s.

Dr. Jeff Whittle receives Laureate Award from state chapter of American College of Physicians

Oct. 4 - Jeff Whittle, MD, MPH, professor of medicine (general internal medicine), received the 2016 Laureate Award from the American College of Physicians – Wisconsin Chapter (ACP) at the chapter’s annual meeting in September.

Dr. Steven H. Kroft to receive Mastership Award from American Society for Clinical Pathology

Sept. 9 - Steven H. Kroft, MD, professor of pathology, will be honored by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) with the Mastership Award at the society’s annual meeting in Las Vegas. He is being recognized for his distinguished service to the fields of pathology and laboratory medicine and to the Society.

Dr. Elizabeth J. Cochran elected to be President of American Association of Neuropathologists

July 25 - Elizabeth J Cochran, MD, professor of pathology and director of neuropathology and autopsy services, has been elected President-Elect of the American Association of Neuropathologists and will be President in 2017-18.

Dr. Kenneth Simons elected to international ACGME Surgical/Hospital-Based Review Committee

July 5 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, executive director and designated institutional official for MCWAH, Inc. as well as professor of ophthalmology and pathology, has been elected to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International (ACGME-I) Surgical/Hospital-Based Review Committee. Dr. Simons was selected for his nationally recognized medical education and ACGME accreditation leadership.

Dr. D. Woodrow Benson, Jr. receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society

May 16 - D. Woodrow Benson, Jr., MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and chief of pediatric cardiology, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society. Dr. Benson received the award in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the diagnosis and management of arrhythmias in children.

Dr. Julie Mitchell named Champion in Women’s Health by Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation

Apr. 6 - Julie Mitchell, MD, MS, professor of medicine (general internal medicine), associate chief of general internal medicine and director of population health, is one of seven people statewide selected to receive the 2016 Champions in Women’s Health Award from the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation (WWHF).

MCW researcher receives funding to investigate lysosome storage disease treatments

Apr. 4 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a 4-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the mechanism of enzyme delivery to lysosomes and treatments for lysosomal storage diseases (LSD).

Study finds that education, good health, and positive emotional wellbeing contribute to improved memory health in older women

Mar. 1 - Researchers in the United States, led by Joseph S. Goveas, MD, at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in Milwaukee, report that maintenance of optimal memory health in women over of the age of 80 is positively impacted by higher education, overall good health, positive emotional wellbeing, and higher physical functioning.

MCW professors publish JAMA article on precision medicine and hypertension

Mar. 1 - In a study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), three MCW research scientists analyzed the merits of utilizing precision medicine and incorporating epigenetic profiles to investigate individualized strategies for the prevention and treatment of hypertension. Precision medicine is a medical model that proposes the customization of health care, with medical decisions tailored to the individual patient.

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