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Zablocki VA Chief of Staff wins national John D. Chase Award

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.

Dr. Singh Addresses Milwaukee’s Preparedness to Deal with Ebola

Dec. 9 - Dr. Sid Singh discusses the planning and preparation in place at both Froedtert & MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to care for Ebola patients in an article that questions whether Milwaukee is prepared for Ebola. On Milwaukee

Dr. MacKinnon Discusses Ways to Control Salt Intake during the Holidays

Dec. 2 - In her weekly health report on NBC-TV/Channel 4, Dr. Jennifer MacKinnon discusses ways to control salt intake during the holidays. WTMJ4

Dr. Assam Receives $300,000 Federal Grant to Study Technology to Improve Patient Care

Nov. 25 - Onur Assam, PhD received a two-year, $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to investigate the use of technology to improve patient and family-centered care and engagement. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Mackinnon Featured In Weekly Health News Segment on Channel 4

Sept. 23 - Dr. Jennifer Mackinnon is now providing weekly information on a health segment on NBC-TV/Milwaukee – Channel 4. Dr. Mackinnon’s first report was on the increasing use of herbal supplements. TMJ4

Dr. Lamb Discusses Study Linking Prescription Opioids to Heroin Abuse

June 04 - Dr. Geoffrey Lamb tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the Milwaukee-area has seen an increase in the number of individuals who became heroin abusers after first having become addicted to prescription opioids. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Pfeifer Comments on Study about Post-Surgery Heart Risks Posed by Aspirin

Apr 8 - Dr. Kurt Pfeifer provides expert comment in a Health Day article also published in U.S. News & World Report on a New England Journal of Medicine study that found that aspirin may not protect the heart after non-cardiac surgeries, and also may significantly increase the risk of major bleeding. U.S. News HealthDay

Dr. Gupta Reports that Mortality is Up for Patients Receiving PCI after Cardiac Arrest

Apr 3 - Dr. Navdeep Gupta reports that patients who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention after cardiac arrest are more likely to have more complex lesions, cardiogenic shock, and higher mortality. Monthly Prescribing Reference

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