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MCW Family & Community Medicine News

Dr. Naidoo Sparks Patient Lifestyle Changes by Dining and Exercising with Patients

May 21 - Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports in his column in MedPage Today that Dr. La Santha Naidoo invites patients to join in a program in which doctors, patients and patient families cook meals and exercise together on-site to spark lifestyle modification. MedPage Today

Why one man’s story should be motivation for prostate screening

May 12 - Fox 6 News profiled a local man whose prostate exam revealed cancer, and who received treatment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Monday, May 12 is the annual free prostate screening at Miller Park. WITI-TV

Future directions-Profiles in Primary Care

While much is influenced by external forces, the strength and success of primary care in the years to come may depend on individual choice, adaptation and the development of new ideas. In the third and final installment of this multipart series, alumni discuss the future directions of primary care.

Fox Valley family medicine residency program restructured

April 16 - The Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program will transition from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to a consortium of healthcare institutions consisting of ThedaCare, Ministry Health Care (which includes Affinity Health System) and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Schellhase Elected Second Vice President of Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians

Mar 18 - Dr. Ken Schellhase was elected Second Vice President and Legislative Committee Chair of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians. Greater Milwaukee Today

Dr. L. Kevin Hamberger reappointed to the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse

Mar. 13 - L. Kevin Hamberger, PhD, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, has been appointed to the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse for his 10th two-year term.

Research changes views on breast cancer

A research collaboration is helping to eliminate obstacles to breast cancer screening among African American women in central Milwaukee. Research collaborators include members of the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Froedtert Hospital, and community leaders and advocates.

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

Serving special populations - Profiles in Primary Care

Primary care physicians practice on health care’s front lines, and sometimes those lines are drawn by patients’ unique needs and circumstances. In our second installment of a multipart series, some alumni who care for special populations of patients discuss their perspectives and experiences in a profession whose call of duty is often above and beyond.

Dr. L. Kevin Hamberger invited to give talk on intimate partner violence

Dec. 19 - L. Kevin Hamberger, PhD, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, gave a plenary talk, Beyond education: Changing systems to facilitate healthcare-based intimate partner violence screening at the Intimate Partner Violence Screening and Counseling Research Symposium sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Dryhootch offers safe haven for ailing veterans

Funded by MCW’s Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, a growing project that alumnus and faculty member Dr. Jeffrey Whittle helped launch with Dryhootch of America is helping military veterans achieve better mental and physical health through peer support.

Dr. Dennis Butler serves as co-editor of special issue of international journal

Oct. 28 - Dennis J. Butler, PhD, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, served as co-editor of a special issue of the International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine devoted to behavioral science education in family medicine residencies (Volume 45, 4, 2013), which was released in September.

Dr. Clark to Discuss Suicide Prevention at Illinois Workshop

Oct 14 - David Clark, PhD, will discuss suicide prevention and treatment for depression at a workshop on October 18 at Oakton Community College in Skokie, Illinois. Skokie Review

Real Life Heroes: Do You Have What it Takes?

Sept 23 - Zeno Franco, PhD, assistant professor of family and community medicine, defines heroes in an article in Parade Magazine. Dr. Franco is a nationally recognized expert in heroism research. Parade

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