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MCW Family & Community Medicine News

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.

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.

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

Dr. Franco Describes Honor Codes that Define Values for Heroes

Sept 24 - For an article on heroism, Zeno Franco, PhD, tells Parade magazine that “professional honor codes, as well as personal codes, remind us of the values we stand for.” Parade

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

Dr. Franco Discusses a Nation’s Need to Recognize Heroes

Sept 17 - Zeno Franco, PhD, provides expert comment to Canada.com on a nation’s need to recognize individuals who perform heroic deeds. Dr. Franco is expert on the hero phenomenon. Canada.com

Dr. David Elected as Member-at-Large of American Board of Family Medicine

Sept 17 - Dr. Alan David was elected as a Member-at-Large of the American Board of Family Medicine. Annals of Family Medicine

Our Ordinary Canadian Heroes

Sept 11 - Zeno Franco, PhD, assistant professor of family and community medicine, was interviewed for a story about everyday people performing heroic acts in Canada. Canada.com

Dr. James Sanders receives Fulbright grant

June 04 - James Sanders, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, has received a Fulbright grant to travel and work in Zambia for one year beginning in August.

Dr. Sanders Receives Fulbright Grant to Travel and Work in Zambia

June 3 - Dr. James Sanders received a Fulbright Grant to travel and work in Zambia for one year beginning August 2013. WauwatosaNOW

MCW’s Family Medicine Interest Group receives 2013 Program of Excellence Award

Jul 09 - The Medical College’s Family Medicine Student Association (FMSA) was one of 17 programs nationwide to receive the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) 2013 Program of Excellence Award for its efforts to generate interest in family medicine.

State Committee Supports Funding for New Campuses, Expanded Primary Care Residencies

June 3 - Wisconsin’s state budget committee approved $7.4 million to help MCW develop new campuses in the Green Bay area and Central Wisconsin. WisPolitics.com

Telenovela Informs Hispanic Community about Type 2 Diabetes

July 17 - Dr. Elaine Drew was principal investigator for a collaborative project with Milwaukee’s United Community Center in which a Spanish-language telenovela was prepared to provide Milwaukee’s Hispanic community with information on Type 2 diabetes. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Women’s History Month 2012 – education mission

Mar. 05 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of March. The vignettes highlight many of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve women’s health or help women develop as students, physicians, researchers, educators and leaders.

Congratulations to the Class of 2012

The 99th annual commencement took place on May 18 at the Milwaukee Theatre, at which the Medical College of Wisconsin and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 202 MD, 38 PhD, 27 MS, 4 MA, and 18 Master of Public Health degrees, as well as bestowed numerous honors.

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