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MCW Geriatrics & Gerontology 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. Ed Duthie to participate in panel discussion at MCW on pending primary care physician shortage

Feb. 13 - Ed Duthie, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Geriatrics and Gerontology, will participate in a Thursday, Feb. 20 4th Street Forum panel discussion titled, Impending Tsunami: As We Age, Who Will Care For Us? The panel will debate: As the Boomers sign up for Medicare and the Affordable Care Act becomes reality, the demand for primary care physicians will far exceed the number trained for the specialty. In fact, by 2020, it is predicted that the U.S. will lack 45,000 primary care physicians. What do we do to prepare for this shortage?

Dr. Ed Duthie receives Practitioner of the Year Award from Alzheimer’s Association local chapter

Dec. 04 - Edmund H. Duthie, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Geriatrics and Gerontology, received the Practitioner of the Year Award from the Alzheimer’s Association, Southeastern Wisconsin chapter. He received the award during the chapter’s annual meeting on Nov. 12.

Dr. Denson to Serve on Panel Discussion on End-of-Life Care Decision-Making

Oct 14 - Dr. Kathryn Denson will participate in a panel discussion on end-of-life care decision-making at the Marcus North Shore Cinema in Mequon on October 16. MequonNOW

College Residency Program Cited as National Model for Training Geriatric Physicians

Sept 30 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that ElderBranch, an online portal helping people find and evaluate long-term care providers, identified MCW’s Medicine-Geriatrics Combined Residency Program as a national model for training geriatric physicians. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

M-2 Student Selected for University of Connecticut’s Aging Research Scholars Program

Sept 4 - Timnit Tekeste, an MCW M-2 student, was one of three medical students selected to participate in the University of Connecticut Center on Aging’s Medical Student Training in Aging Research Scholars Program. UConn Today

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.

Combined Medicine-Geriatrics Residency Program

July 16 - MCW’s medicine-geriatrics combined residency program, which was the first of its kind in the United States, was featured in a blog about training for geriatricians. Elderbranch

Medical students to take on MU dental students July 30 in annual softball game

July 22 - Medical College of Wisconsin medical students will compete against dental students from the Marquette University School of Dentistry at the fifth annual Thriller at Miller, on Saturday, July 30. The game will be played at Helfaer Field, adjacent to Miller Park.

Timnit Tekeste, M1 student, wins national geriatrics-research grant

May 23 - Timnit Tekeste, a first-year MCW medical student, has been selected to receive a national Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) grant from the American Federation for Aging Research to perform summer research in geriatrics.

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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