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Matthew Bohr and Melanie Mercer, M1 students, win national geriatrics-research grant

Apr. 17 - Matthew Bohr and Melanie Mercer, first-year MCW medical students, have been selected to receive national Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) grants from the American Federation for Aging Research to perform summer research in geriatrics.

“Second Look Day” Provides Accepted Students with In-Depth View of MCW-Green Bay Campus

Apr. 16 - MCW-Green Bay hosted a “Second Look Day” in late March for 14 accepted students and their guests. Second Look Day provides those applicants who have received offers of admission with an in-depth view of the campus and the community. Waukesha Now

Medical Education Team Led by Dr. Muntz Wins National Award for Teaching High-Value Care

Apr. 16 - An MCW medical education team led by Dr. Martin Muntz (Medicine – General Internal) won a national award from the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation for its program aimed at teaching high-value care and stewardship to medical students, trainees and faculty. Wauwatosa Now

MCW-Central Wisconsin: HLC, LCME Accreditation Determinations Enable Recruitment to Begin

Apr. 16 - MCW can begin recruiting medical students for its MCW-Central Wisconsin campus, opening in 2017. MCW received accreditation determinations from both the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) that are needed before student recruitment can begin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wausau Daily Herald, Biz Times, WSAU, WAOW, The Drive, My Fox Wausau, Fox 11, and WJFW

Latino Student Medical Association Named UCC’s University Volunteer Group of the Year

Apr. 14 - MCW’s Latino Student Medical Association was named the United Community Center’s (UCC) University Volunteer Group of the Year. Members of the Latino Student Medical Association provided assistance at UCC special events and fundraising events. Urban Milwaukee

UW-Green Bay Faculty and Students Express Enthusiasm over New MCW-Green Bay Campus

Apr. 13 - University of Wisconsin-Green Bay faculty members and students express enthusiasm about the opening of MCW-Green Bay. Ten UW-Green Bay faculty members will hold faculty appointments at MCW-Green Bay. UW-Green Bay

MCW medical education team wins national award for innovation in high-value care

Apr. 10 - A medical education team at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) won a national award from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation for its program aimed at teaching high-value care and stewardship to medical students, trainees and faculty.

MCW-Green Bay hosts “Second Look Day” for incoming students

Apr. 9 - Potential first-year medical students at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s new campus in Green Bay (MCW-Green Bay) participated in a traditional medical school event known as “Second Look Day” in late March.

National Institutes of Health funds diversity summer research program at MCW

Apr. 8 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $760,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to fund MCW’s Diversity Summer Health Research Program (DSHREP). The program aims to increase the number of underrepresented individuals pursuing careers in biomedical and health-related fields by offering students opportunities in stimulating, hands-on laboratory experiences supervised by MCW researchers.

MCW-Central Wisconsin receives accreditation approvals

Apr. 7 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) may begin recruiting students for its new medical school campus in Central Wisconsin after receiving accreditation determinations from two key accrediting bodies. Those decisions mean MCW-Central Wisconsin is clear to begin recruiting students for its first class of 25 students. The campus is scheduled to open in July 2016.

UW-Green Bay creates video on its collaboration with MCW-Green Bay

Apr. 3- The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has created a video highlighting the benefits of its collaboration with the Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The video is part of an article that elaborates on how both faculty and staff benefit from the collaboration.

Match Day Reveals Where Fourth-Year Medical Students Will Serve Residencies

Mar. 30 - Wauwatosa Now reports on Match Day results for MCW fourth-year medical students. Primary care fields attracted 39 percent of the soon-to-be MCW graduates. Twenty-seven percent of the MCW students will remain in Wisconsin for residency training. Biz Times

“Mock Medical School” Troubleshoots for High-Tech Difficulties

Mar. 25 - Dr. Matthew Hunsaker (MCW-Green Bay Campus Dean) told the Green Bay Press Gazette that 2,200 potential medical students have applied to MCW-Green Bay for the campus’s first class in July 2015. Dr. Hunsaker also said that a “mock medical school” was being conducted to test the technology at the school. Green Bay Press

“Match Day” reveals future plans for new doctors

Mar. 20 - Today, graduating medical students at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and their peers nationwide, learned where they will be serving their post-graduate residency training.

Pharmacy school decision possible by May

Mar. 18 - The MCW Board of Trustees is likely to consider a proposal for a new pharmacy school at its May meeting. Milwaukee Business Journal

MCW-Green Bay attracts 2200 applicants

Mar. 18 - The new MCW-Green Bay campus received more than 2200 applications for its inaugural class of 25 medical students. Green Bay Press Gazette

Medical Education Team Wins National Honors for Teaching Value

Mar. 10 - A medical education team from MCW and teams from five other medical schools won this year’s Costs of Care and ABIM Foundation “Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely Challenge.” The MCW project assigned third-year medical students on their internal medicine clerkship to roles as "High Value Care Officers." Students were prepared using a series of short podcasts and an iPad-based Choosing Wisely checklist before being asked to initiate conversations with colleagues on opportunities for improvement. Boston.com

Interest is High in New Regional Campuses

Mar. 9 - In an interview with the Milwaukee Business Journal, Dr. Matthew Hunsaker (Campus Dean – MCW-Green Bay) said that the 2,200 applicants for the 25 slots in MCW-Green Bay’s inaugural class come from across a good representation of Wisconsin’s geography. Milwaukee Business Journals

Dr. Petroll Discusses Medication that Prevents HIV Infection

Mar. 4 - In an article in Wisconsin Gazette, Dr. Andrew Petroll (Medicine – Infectious Disease; Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine – Center for AIDS Intervention Research) discusses the need to create greater awareness among physicians about pre-exposure prophylaxis, an anti-retroviral medication that protects patients against acquiring HIV infection. Wisconsin Gazette

Medical Student Authors Perspective on What It Means to be a Bone Marrow Donor Match

Mar. 4 - Jared Bozeman (M-3) authored a medical student perspective in the American College of Physicians’ newsletter on what it meant to him to be identified as a bone marrow donor match. American College of Physicians

Wisconsin Health News Event Features Drs. Hunsaker, Dodson

Mar. 3 - Dr. Lisa Grill Dodson (MCW-Central Wisconsin Dean) and Dr. Matthew Hunsaker (MCW-Green Bay Dean) will be the featured speakers at Wisconsin Health News Newsmaker presentation on March 3 at St. Norbert College. Green Bay Press Gazette

Dr. Willis, Megan Beck Receive Awards from the Medical Society of Milwaukee County

Feb. 24 - The Medical Society of Milwaukee County presented its Community Impact Award to Dr. Earnestine Willis (Pediatrics – Community; Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children). Megan Beck (M-3) received the Student Leadership Award. Biz Times

Gift from Wisconsin Public Service Foundation to support technology at MCW-Green Bay

Feb. 18 - Wisconsin Public Service Foundation has committed $75,000 to the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Green Bay campus (MCW-Green Bay) to support technology needs at the new medical school site.

Drs. Dodson, Hunsaker to participate in March 3 panel discussion on the new campuses

Feb. 18 - Lisa Grill Dodson, MD, Campus Dean for the Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin, and Matthew L. Hunsaker, MD, Campus Dean for the Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay, will participate in a Wisconsin Health News lunch and panel discussion on Tuesday, March 3, at the St. Norbert College Gehl-Mulva Science Center in DePere.

Dr. Hunsaker Provides Updates on the Green Bay Campus

Feb. 9 - New North’s newsletter includes an interview with Dr. Matthew Hunsaker (MCW-Green Bay Regional Campus Dean), who provides a detailed update on the development of MCW-Green Bay as the new campus prepares to welcome its first class of medical students this coming July. New North

Higher Learning Commission Approves Extension of MCW Accreditation

Feb. 9 - The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) approved an extension of MCW’s accreditation to include the new MCW-Central Wisconsin medical education program. In addition to the HLC, accreditation approval also is needed from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Biz Times, My Fox Wausau and WQOW

MCW receives HLC accreditation for MCW-Central Wisconsin

Feb. 3 - We are extremely pleased to share with you that we have received notification from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) that it has approved the Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin location, which means that we are one step closer to being able to recruit students for matriculation there in July 2016.

15 UW-Green Bay, St. Norbert Faculty Members to Teach MCW-Green Bay Students

Jan. 12 - Faculty orientation was conducted in December for 15 UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College faculty members who have been selected to teach the inaugural class of medical students at MCW-Green Bay. MCW-Green Bay’s first class of medical students will begin in July 2015. Wauwatosa Now

MCW-Green Bay science faculty complete orientation in Milwaukee

Jan. 6 - Faculty members from St. Norbert College and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay who have been selected to teach the inaugural class of medical students at MCW-Green Bay attended an orientation session in December at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in Milwaukee.

Medical Students Assist in Teaching at New Kettle Moraine High School of Health Sciences

Nov. 19 - Lake County Now reports that 10 MCW medical students assist in instructing a human body systems course and biology classes at the new Kettle Moraine High School of Health Sciences. Lake Country Now

Urban and Community Health Pathway Students Provide CPR Training

Nov. 18 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 reports that MCW medical students in the Urban and Community Health Pathway provided CPR training to 23 students from the Bay View Community Center’s READY (Responding to Emergencies and Disasters with Youth) program. Fox 6 Now

Teleconferencing Technology Available in Every Classroom

Nov. 18 - In an article on major investments by higher education institutions in video conferencing, Education Dive reports on the teleconferencing technology available in every classroom at MCW-Green Bay’s new facilities at St. Norbert College. Education Dive

Medical Student Receives American Society of Hematology Award

Nov. 18 - Akanksha Saxena, an MCW M-2 student, received from the American Society of Hematology’s HONOR (Hematology Opportunities for the Next Generation of Research Scientists) Award. Wauwatosa Now

Graduate School and Medical School programs open house planned for Nov. 22

Nov. 13 - Please join us Saturday, Nov. 22, from 1-5 p.m. for the Medical College of Wisconsin Open House. All PhD programs, MSTP and MD programs will be featured.

Lara Rosewicz earns MCW Zeit Fellows Leadership Award

Nov. 6 - Lara Renee India Rosewicz, a fourth-year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been named the recipient of the 2014 Walter Zeit Fellowship Leadership Award.

Medical schools report increased enrollment

Nov. 5 - The Association of American Medical Colleges reports increased enrollment in U.S. medical schools. Wisconsin Public Radio interviewed Dr. Joseph Kerschner, dean of the medical school and executive vice president of MCW, about trends at MCW and in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Public Radio

MCW- Green Bay hosts media day

Nov. 4 - MCW-Green Bay opened its doors to media for a sneak peek of the classroom and administrative space for the new campus, which is housed in the Gehl-Mulva Science Center at St. Norbert College. Fourth Estate

MCW-Green Bay offers high tech education

Nov. 4 - USA Today College interviewed Matthew Hunsaker, MD, campus dean of MCW-Green Bay, about the development of the new campus and high-tech additions aimed at enhancing medical education. USA Today

MCW launches new academic brand, offers sneak peek of MCW-Green Bay

Oct. 27 - The Medical College of Wisconsin launched its new academic brand across the three medical schools, MCW-Milwaukee, MCW-Green Bay, and, pending accreditation, MCW-Central Wisconsin. Media outlets had the opportunity to tour the classroom and administrative space at MCW-Green Bay in a special “sneak peek,” which included an overview of the school’s technology. Green Bay Press Gazette, WTAQ, Fox 11, WHBY 1150, WBAY, Post Crescent, WNFL 1440, Biz Times, YouTube

New Medical School Campuses Address Need for Primary Care Physicians

Oct. 20 - The Green Bay Press Gazette published an opinion editorial by Drs. Joseph Kerschner, Lisa Grill Dodson, and Matt Hunsaker on MCW’s initiative to address Wisconsin’s physician shortage through the creation of new medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. The new campuses will focus on preparing primary care physicians. Green Bay Press Gazette

Dr. Franco Named Associate Dean for Educational Improvement

Oct. 20 - Dr. Jose Franco has been named MCW’s Associate Dean for Educational Improvement. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Jose Franco appointed Associate Dean for Educational Improvement

Oct. 14 - Jose Franco, MD, has been appointed Associate Dean for Educational Improvement at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

MCW addresses physician shortage with new medical school campuses

Oct. 15 - The Green Bay Press Gazette published a guest column authored by Drs. Kerschner, Hunsaker and Dodson that addresses the need for physicians in Wisconsin, particularly in the areas of primary care, psychiatry and general surgery. Green Bay Press Gazette

Editorial Notes Medical School Campus’s Benefits to the Community

Oct. 13 - Following a recent meeting between Dr. Lisa Grill Dodson and the Wausau Daily Herald editorial board, the newspaper published an editorial identifying the benefits that Wausau will derive from the new medical school campus. Wausau Daily Herald

New Medical School Campuses Address Need for Primary Care Physicians

Oct. 13 - Drs. Joseph Kerschner, Lisa Grill Dodson, and Matt Hunsaker co-authored an opinion editorial in the Wausau Daily Herald and the Marshfield News Herald on MCW’s initiative to address Wisconsin’s physician shortage through the creation of new medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. Wausau Daily Herald and Marshfield News Herald

Dr. Dodson Stresses Community Orientation of New Regional Campus

Oct. 7 - Meeting with the editorial board of the Wausau Daily Herald, Dr. Lisa Dodson (Campus Dean for MCW-Central Wisconsin) said the new regional campus will be community-oriented, and will partner with organizations throughout central Wisconsin. Wausau Daily Herald and Wausau Daily Herald video

Akanksha Saxena, M2, wins American Society of Hematology award

Oct. 2 - Akanksha Saxena, a second-year MCW medical student, received the HONORs award from the American Society of Hematology.

Aurora BayCare Withdraws from Community-wide Consortium

Aug. 25 - Aurora BayCare Medical Center announced that it was withdrawing from the community-wide consortium creating MCW - Green Bay. WBay and Green Bay Gazette

MCW to Explore Education, Research and Training Partnerships with UAE Medical School

Aug. 11 - MCW is exploring ways to partner and collaborate in education, research and training with leaders and students at the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). GMToday, Gulf News and The Gulf Today

Medical School Leaders Say There is No Need for Third Medical School

Aug. 11 - Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr. and Dr. Robert N. Golden, Dean of the UW School of Medicine & Public Health, co-authored an opinion editorial in the Wisconsin State Journal explaining why Wisconsin doesn’t need a third medical school. Wisconsin State Journal

State Building Commission Awards Releases $5 Million for MCW’s Regional Campuses

Aug. 11 - MCW was awarded more than $5 million from the Wisconsin State Building Commission for MCW’s new regional medical campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. Wausau Daily Herald and Green Bay Press Gazette

MCW alumnus treating Ebola patients

Aug 08 - Jay Varkey, MD, a 2002 alumnus of MCW and an infectious disease specialist at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, is treating the two American Ebola patients. NBC News Atlanta

MCW applauds State Building Commission for release of regional campus funding

Aug. 06 - The Medical College of Wisconsin received more than $5 million from the State Building Commission to develop two new medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin.

Scenes from the 2014 Commencement

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s 101st annual commencement exercises were held May 16 at the Milwaukee Theater. During the ceremony, the Medical College and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 188 MD, 47 PhD, 25 MS, six MA, and 13 Master of Public Health degrees.

MCW Ranked 293rd out of 2,000 World Universities

july 22 - The Center for World University Rankings named three Wisconsin institutions – UW-Madison, MCW, and UWM – among the world’s top 2,000 universities. UW-Madison ranked 25th, MCW ranked 293rd, and UWM ranked 537th. Channel 3000

Medical, nursing and pharmacy students team up to share healthy living tips with youth

July 17 - The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation brought together a coalition of medical, nursing and pharmacy students July 16 to lead healthy living activities at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee site on West North Avenue in Milwaukee. One hundred twenty-five youth aged 7-13 participated in the “Prescription for a Healthy You” program.

Dr. Harder Receives $850,000 NIH Grant for Medical Student Summer Research Program

July 16 - David Harder, PhD received a five-year, $860,000 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to fund 24 fellowships annually for medical students participating in MCW’s Medical Student Summer Research Program. The program has received continuous NIH funding for the past 35 years and has served as the model for acquiring training and education grants from the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute for Digestive, Diabetes and Kidney Diseases to fund 15 additional positions. Wauwatosa Now

MCW medical student summer research program earns federal funding

July 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $860,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to fund 24 fellowships annually for medical students participating in its Medical Student Summer Research Program. The program offers first year medical students the opportunity to spend the summer in a research environment working on biomedical, clinical or translational research, mentored by MCW investigators.

Medical education campuses in the news

The following headlines link to recent articles in the media about MCW-Green Bay and MCW-Central Wisconsin.

Central Wisconsin teaching facilities taking shape

Plans are steadily progressing for development of teaching facilities at Aspirus Wausau Hospital and Northcentral Technical College in Central Wisconsin.

MCW-Green Bay receives accreditation approvals; begins recruiting medical students

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s new campus in Green Bay (MCW-Green Bay) received approval from two key accrediting bodies and is now recruiting medical students for the new campus, which is expected to welcome its inaugural class in July 2015.

Dr. Lisa Grill Dodson named campus dean for MCW-Central Wisconsin

Lisa Grill Dodson, MD, has been named Campus Dean of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)-Central Wisconsin. Dr. Dodson will provide leadership and management of MCW’s new campus in Central Wisconsin, which expects to welcome its first students in July 2016.

International Blood Conference to be Held in Milwaukee

June 24 - Milwaukee was selected as the site for the 60th annual meeting of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis because of the quality of research work conducted by MCW and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Biz Times

Dr. Raymond Provides Update on the Development of Green Bay, Central Wisconsin Campuses

June 17 - In an interview on WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect,” Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., reports on progress being made on the development of MCW’s new medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. WUWM

MCW-Green Bay to begin student recruitment

May 21 - Fox 11 news in Green Bay reports MCW’s new regional campus in Green Bay has received the accreditation necessary to begin student recruitment. Fox 11

Commencement speaker Dr. Mary-Claire King tells MCW grads science is global

May 19 - Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., the University of Washington scientist who first proved breast cancer is inherited, was the speaker at MCW’s 101st commencement May 16 at the Milwaukee Theater. 188 medical students and nearly 100 graduate students received degrees at the joyous celebration. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW’s 101st Commencement exercises tomorrow

May 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s 101st annual commencement exercises will be held Friday, May 16, at 4 p.m. in the Milwaukee Theatre, 500 W. Kilbourn Ave.

MCW to confer advanced degrees to 279 students at commencement ceremony

May 13 - MCW’s Medical School and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will confer advance degrees upon 279 students at Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 16, at the Milwaukee Theatre. WauwatosaNOW

Roseanne Raphael, M-2, wins award at National Student Research Forum

May 08 - Roseanne Raphael, a second-year medical student, was awarded the Runner-Up prize for best oral presentation in internal medicine at the 55th annual National Student Research Forum held in Galveston, TX, in April.

MCW’s 101st Commencement planned for May 16

May 06 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s 101st annual commencement exercises will be held May 16 at 4:00 p.m. at the Milwaukee Theatre.

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