MCW Family and Community Medicine News

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Zambia begins Family Medicine training with the help of MCW faculty member

Aug. 24 - In July, the University of Zambia’s Board of Regents formally approved the country’s first training curriculum for Family Medicine physicians. Jim Sanders, MD, associate professor of family and community medicine, has held a leadership position in family medicine’s development in Zambia since working there as a Fulbright Scholar in 2013.

MCW’s Family Medicine Interest Group receives 2015 Program of Excellence Award

Aug. 12 - The Medical College’s Family Medicine Student Association (FMSA) was one of 10 programs nationwide to receive the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) 2015 Program of Excellence Award for its efforts to generate interest in family medicine. It is the sixth year in a row that the MCW chapter received this national award.

$1.5 million gift establishes Charles E. Kubly Psychiatry Access Project Endowed Fund

Aug. 10 - Milwaukee-area philanthropists Dr. Michael and Mrs. Billie Kubly have made a $1.5 million gift to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) to establish an endowed fund to support a unique project that gives pediatricians and family physicians tools to identify, diagnose and treat children with mental illness and mental health issues.

Dr. Goldstein Discusses Financial Considerations Related to Home Births

July 14 - In an article in Health Medicine Network, Dr. Jessica Goldstein discusses her decision to have a home birth, and related financial issues. Few insurance companies provide policies covering home births. Health Medicine Network

Governor’s Staff Cites Support of MCW Programs Related to Rural Health

Mar. 25 - The Cap Times in Madison reports that Governor Scott Walker’s staff defended his record of support for rural health noting that the Governor’s championed the state’s investment in MCW’s new campuses and residency programs. Governor Walker's 2015-17 budget deletes funding for the rural physician residency assistance program, administered by UW School of Medicine & Public Health's Department of Family Medicine. The Cap Times

Study Finds Evidence-based Fall Prevention Programs Reduce Emergency Department Visits

Mar. 24 - Clare Guse, MS, (Family & Community Medicine) is lead author of a study published in the American Journal of Public Health that found that the Implementation of evidence-based fall prevention programs in Wisconsin communities reduces the number of emergency department visits and hospitalizations due to falls in individuals aged 65 and older. Health Canal and Waukesha Now

Fall prevention interventions prove effective in reducing injury

Mar. 9 - Implementing evidence-based fall prevention programs in Wisconsin communities reduces the number of emergency room visits and hospitalizations due to falls in individuals aged 65 and older, but utilizing enhanced community support for implementing those programs produces no additional benefit.

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

Feb. 25 - Dr. Kenneth Schellhase has been elected First Vice President and Legislative Committee Chair of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians. GM Today

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