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MCW Geriatrics & Gerontology News

Need for more geriatricians in medicine

Aug. 26 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiled Dr. Edmund Duthie, professor of medicine and chief of geriatrics and gerontology at MCW. Dr. Duthie discussed the role of geriatricians in medicine, and the growing need for more physicians in that specialty. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Medical students to take on MU dental students July 12 in annual softball game

June 19 - Medical College of Wisconsin medical students will compete against dental students from the Marquette University School of Dentistry at the eighth annual "Thriller at Miller" on Saturday, July 12. The game will be played at Helfaer Field, adjacent to Miller Park, beginning at 12:10 p.m.

Why one man’s story should be motivation for prostate screening

May 12 - Fox 6 News profiled a local man whose prostate exam revealed cancer, and who received treatment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Monday, May 12 is the annual free prostate screening at Miller Park. WITI-TV

MCW and MSOE team up to teach improved medical coordination

April 28 - The Medical College of Wisconsin partnered with the Milwaukee School of Engineering to teach medical coordination to medical and nursing students from the institutions. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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

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