June 15 - On May 25, the Medical College of Wisconsin celebrated an evening of thanks with donors and supporters of MCW-Green Bay. Local alumni, Community Advisory Board members, government officials and donors to the regional campus joined MCW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students to pay tribute to the many partnerships and acknowledge the generous financial support that led to the success of the campus’s first academic year.
May 31 - On May 25, State Senator Rob Cowles and State Representative David Steffen presented MCW-Green Bay with Assembly Joint Resolution 94 (AJR 94) (PDF) at MCW-Green Bay's Donor Recognition event. AJR 94 was authored by Rep. Steffen in the Assembly and led by Sen. Cowles in the Senate.
Sept. 22 - On Thursday, Sept. 17, MCW-Green Bay hosted Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel for the rolling out of “Dose of Reality,” a statewide public awareness campaign designed to highlight the dangers of prescription drug abuse and encourage people to secure their medications and properly dispose of any unused drugs. Schimel spoke at the press conference, along with Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades, Wisconsin State Representative John Nygren, and MCW faculty member Robert W. Hurley MD, PhD.
Sept. 15 - Inside UW-Green Bay reports that Craig Hanke, PhD, has been appointed as MCW-Green Bay’s Assistant Dean for Curriculum. Dr. Hanke will retain his teaching affiliation at UW-Green Bay, where he is a member of the Human Biology faculty. UW-Green Bay News
Aug. 31 - MCW-Green Bay, in partnership with St. Norbert College, hosted the New North annual Investor Appreciation Event on Aug. 21 at MCW-Green Bay, in the Gehl-Mulva Science Center.
Aug. 31 - Driven by mounting student debt and a projected physician shortage, interest in a three-year medical school curriculum has recently resurfaced. Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) are calling for an evidence-based discussion on the advantages and challenges of the three-year curriculum model.
Aug. 21 - The MCW Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program in Appleton opened July 1 in collaboration with Mosaic Family Health Clinic. Mosaic Family Health is a consortium of competitors – ThedaCare and St. Elizabeth Hospital (part of Ministry Health) – which came together to collaborate with MCW to sponsor a residency program for the good of the community.
Aug. 17 - Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., is lead author of a perspective published in Academic Medicine that calls for an evidence-based discussion on the advantages and challenges of a three-year medical school curriculum. The three-year curriculum is being explored nationwide as an option to reduce student debt and address the physician shortage. Academic Medicine
Aug. 11 - Dr. Matthew Hunsaker (Campus Dean, MCW-Green Bay) authored a detailed update on the opening of MCW-Green Bay for Insight, a business publication in Green Bay Insight
July 30 - The Green Bay Packers Foundation has awarded a $250,000 Staff Impact Grant to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)-Green Bay to fund student scholarships. The grant is a matching grant, requiring MCW-Green Bay to raise an additional $250,000 in order to secure the donation, creating a $500,000 impact.
The first new medical school campus in the state of Wisconsin in more than 100 years opened its doors to an inaugural class of 26 students the first week of July 2015.
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