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MCW General Internal Medicine News

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

Two General Internal Medicine faculty receive awards

April 02 - Drs. Jeffrey Jackson and James Sebastian, both Professors of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), were recently honored by national organizations.

Primary care providers accepting new patients

Mar. 28 - Drs. Evelyn Chan, Jennifer Mackinnon and Amalia Wegner, primary care providers at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Internal Medicine Clinic, are accepting new patients.

Storm chasers

In the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan, two alumni traveled to islands in the Philippines on separate medical missions to provide care to the many victims of the storm.

Dr. Lamb Receives AAMC Learning Health System Planning Award

Mar 18 - Dr. Geoffrey Lamb received a Learning Health System Planning Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. The Hospitalist

Cocaine Use Doesn’t Raise Inpatient Heart Attack Mortality Rate

Feb 27 - Navdeep Gupta, MD, studied the connection between myocardial infarction deaths in hospitals and cocaine use, and found that use of the drug did not impact mortality rates. HealthDay News

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

Dr. Lamb Receives an AAMC Learning Health System Planning Award

Dec 27 - Dr. Geoffrey Lamb received a Learning Health System Planning Award by the Association of American Medical Colleges. WauwatosaNOW

Physician Awarded CTSI Grant to Improve Resident Communications

Dec 27 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin awarded a $25,000 grant to Dr. Jessica Kuester to improve the communications between resident physicians as the care of patients is transitioned between residents. WauwatosaNOW

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.

General Internal Medicine faculty win honors

Oct. 15 - Two faculty members from the Department of Medicine’s Division of General Internal Medicine were recently honored by state and regional organizations.

For Fifty Year, Drs. Ted and Jane Kotchen Balance Marriage and Research

Oct 8 - Drs. Ted and Jane Kotchen are featured in an NBC/Channel 4 news report on the how the couple has balanced marriage and research over the past 50 years. Today's TMJ4

Married Doctors Work Together to Save Lives

Oct 2 - Jane Kotchen, MD, and Theodore Kotchen, MD, were profiled in a WTMJ-TV news story. WTMJ-TV

Wisconsin Chapter of ACP Names Dr. Fletcher Receives 2013 Woman Physician of the Year

Sept 30 - Dr. Kathlyn Fletcher was awarded the 2013 Helen Dickie Woman Physician of the Year by the Wisconsin chapter of the American College of Physicians. WauwatosaNOW

Association President leads by example

Dr. Paul Hankwitz seeks to build enthusiasm among alumni for MCW’s growing education and research programs as Association President.

Lifetime of service benefits hometown

Dr. James Algiers has served his country, his alma mater, his community and his fellow man with humble passion. The longtime Hartford physician earned the 2013 Alumni Distinguished Service Award, (but you won’t hear it from him).

Dr. Fletcher Expresses Concern over Limited Patient Bedside Experience

May 27 - Dr. Kathlyn Fletcher expresses concern over the limited time that physician residents spend at the patient’s bedside in a New York Times article on the impact of reduced residency hours on patient care. New York Times

Dr. Jose Franco named New Curriculum Director

July 06 -Jose Franco, MD, has been selected as the New Curriculum Director. This new position will report to the Dean of the Medical School and was developed by the Curriculum Development Nominating Committee to facilitate and implement a new medical school curriculum model for the Medical College of Wisconsin.

For New Doctors, 8 Minutes Per Patient

May 30 - Kathlyn Fletcher, MD, MA, associate professor of internal medicine, discusses a new study that found doctors are spending less time with patients than ever before. New York Times

Governor’s Budget Includes Funds for Community-Based Medical Education Programs

Feb. 27 - Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget includes $7.4 million in bonding for MCW’s community-based medical education campuses in Central Wisconsin and Green Bay and $1.75 million to expand MCW’s family and community medicine residency program by 12 slots. Fox6 News, GazetteExtra, & St. Norbert Times

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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