MCW Faculty Honors News

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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.

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.

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