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
Feb. 25 - Dr. Kenneth Schellhase has been elected First Vice President and Legislative Committee Chair of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians. GM Today
Feb. 24 - The Medical Society of Milwaukee County presented its Community Impact Award to Dr. Earnestine Willis (Pediatrics – Community; Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children). Megan Beck (M-3) received the Student Leadership Award. Biz Times
Feb. 20 - Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH, Kellner Professor in Pediatrics and Director of the MCW Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children, and Megan Beck, third-year medical student, will be honored by the Medical Society of Milwaukee County on at the society’s Leadership that Inspires dinner event on Saturday, March 7.
Feb. 17 - Dr. Marlene Melzer-Lange (Pediatrics – Emergency Medicine) was elected President of the Medical Society of Milwaukee County’s Board of Directors. Biz Times
Feb. 17 - The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) named Dr. Tom Aufderheide (Emergency Medicine) a “Giant of Resuscitation Medicine.” ILCOR is an organization that serves as a liaison for resuscitation organizations across the globe. Wauwatosa Now
Feb. 6 - The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), an organization that serves as a liaison for resuscitation organizations across the globe, has named Tom Aufderheide, MD, a “Giant of Resuscitation Medicine.”
Jan. 21 - Dr. David Margolis (Pediatrics – Hematology/Oncology) is one of four individuals selected for inclusion in the Milwaukee Business Journals’ 40 Over 40 Hall of Fame. Milwaukee Business Journal
Dec. 3 - Robert Chayer, MD, Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of Child and Adolescent Services in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at MCW and the Chucker Aring Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the recent annual meeting held in San Diego, California.
Nov. 25 - Steven Sewall, DDS received the Wisconsin Dental Association’s Outstanding Leadership in Mentoring Award. He was nominated by residents in MCWAH’s Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Program. Wisconsin Health News
Nov. 21 - Steven R. Sewall, DDS, Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and Chief of Oral Surgery, received the Outstanding Leadership in Mentoring Award from the Wisconsin Dental Association at the organization’s annual meeting on Nov. 13.
Nov. 19 - Dr. Raj Rao received the 2014 David Selby Award of the North American Spine Society. The award was presented at the society’s annual meeting in San Francisco.
Nov. 12 - Susan Burke, NP received the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses 2014 Writing Award for her article on “Developing Culturally Competent Nursing Care: Learning from Personal Experience.” News Wise
Nov. 7 - Michelle A. Michel, MD, Professor of Radiology and Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, and Chief of Head and Neck Neuroradiology, completed her year as President of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ASHNR) at the society’s 48th annual meeting in Seattle.
Oct. 30 - Francisco Lopez, MS, medical physicist in radiation oncology, was named educator of the year by the association of residents in radiation oncology.
Oct. 23 - Bin Ren, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (hematology and oncology) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been elected a 2014 Fellow of the American Heart Association affiliated with the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.
Oct. 23 - Gerald J. Harris, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been elected President of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).
Oct. 23- The late John Klein, PhD, who served as Professor and Director of Biostatistics in the Institute for Health and Society, was named posthumously to Milwaukee’s Washington High School’s Hall of Fame. OnMilwaukee
Oct. 20 - Dr. Jose Franco has been named MCW’s Associate Dean for Educational Improvement. Wauwatosa Now
Oct. 14 - Jose Franco, MD, has been appointed Associate Dean for Educational Improvement at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).
Oct. 8 - Jerome Gottschall, MD, Professor of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), Senior Medical Director at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin and Medical Director of Transfusion Services at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Froedtert Hospital, received a lifetime achievement award from the College of American Pathologists (CAP).
Oct. 7 - MCW named Dr. Carole Street Vetter as the inaugural David S. Haskell, M.D., Endowed Professor in Orthopaedic Education. Dr. Haskell is a 1967 alumnus and served on MCW’s Board of Trustees. Biz Times
Sept. 30 - Jay Sandlow, MD, was elected director-at-large for the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, an affiliate society of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
Sept. 25 - Christopher Schultz, MD, Professor of Radiation Oncology, received the Fellow of ASTRO (American Society for Radiation Oncology) designation at the ASTRO 56th annual meeting recently held in San Francisco.
Sept. 23 - Dr. Elizabeth Ellinas is a recipient of the American Medical Association Foundation’s 2014 Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women. American Medical Association
Sept. 22 - Elizabeth Ellinas, MD, is a winner of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) 2014 Joan F. Giambalvo Grant for the Advancement of Women, for her research topic, Gender Differences in Promotion and Retention: Enhancing the Position of Female Faculty in Higher Academic Rank and Leadership Positions.
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