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MCW Neurology News

Dr. Antuono to Speak at Program for Alzheimer’s Disease Caregivers

Apr 23 - Dr. Piero Antuono will be guest speaker on April 16 at a program for Alzheimer disease patient caregivers. Brown Deer Now

Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin recognized as a Level 4 center

April 15 - The MCW Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) has been recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

Women in Science Series to Feature Presentations by Drs. Hillard, Sander, and Book

Mar 26 - MCW’s 2014 Women in Science program will feature presentations by Cecilia Hillard, PhD, on “Gender Differences in Response to Stress”; Tara Sander, PhD, on “Personalized Medicine: Treatment to Fit Your Genes”; and Dr. Diane Book on “Modern Stroke Care: What Should You Expect?”. WauwatosaNOW

Learn to Identify the Warning Signs of Stroke

Mar 26 - Osama Zaidat, MD, professor of neurology and director of the neurointerventional program, appeared on Fox 6’s program “Studio A” to discuss the warning signs of stroke. WITI-TV

Wisconsin Researcher Sheds Light on Phototherapy

Mar 24 - A story in the Wisconsin State Journal explores a new research program in which targeted blue lightwaves are used to kill staph infections. Wisconsin State Journal

Program’s Goal is to Delay Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease among Elderly

Mar 11 - Dr. Malgorzata Franczak notes that physical and cognitive help can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. 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. McCrea Discusses Concussion Research Grant from GE Health and National Football League

Feb 6 - In interviews with Wisconsin Public Radio and the Dubuque Telegraph Herald, Michael McCrea, PhD, discusses the $300,000 grant he received from GE Health and the National Football League to conduct concussion research. Wisconsin Public Radio & THonline.com

GE and National Football League Award Head Health Challenge Grant to Dr. McCrea

Jan 28 - Michael McCrea, PhD, and MCW were one of 16 entities worldwide to receive a $300,000 Head Health Challenge grant from General Electric and the National Football League. Milwaukee Business Journal, The Wall Street Journal, CBS 58 News, GE Reports, & 3 other sources

Dr. Mike McCrea Awarded GE and NFL Head Health Concussion Grant

Jan 23 - Michael McCrea, PhD, has been awarded a prestigious Head Health Challenge grant to study concussion using advanced imaging techniques and technology. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Butson Receives CTSI Grant to Develop Clinical Decision Support System

Jan 21 - Christopher Butson, PhD, received a $25,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to develop a clinical decision support system to manage patients receiving deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Carlson Contributes to Study that Finds that Speech Engages Both Sides of the Brain

Jan 21 - Dr. Chad Carlson contributed to a Nature study that found that speech engages both sides of the brain. FUTURITY.org

Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease

Jan 16 - Today’s TMJ4 profiled a Fond du Lac man who underwent deep brain stimulation to reduce the tremors caused by his Parkinson’s Disease. WTMJ-TV

Technology to Test for Concussions Still Lacking

Jan 3 - Michael McCrea, PhD, was involved in an assessment of commercially available computerized neurocognitive tests to evaluate concussion. Psych Central

Study that Finds Concussion Tests’ Marketing Lacks Reliability and Validity

Dec 27 - Michael McCrea, PhD, is co-author of a study in Neuropsychology Review that found inconsistent reliability and validity of tests on commercially available computerized neurocognitive tests on concussions. Health Canal

Carthage College Football Players Participate in Sports-Concussion Research Study

Dec 27 - A Kenosha News article focuses on the participation of Carthage College’s football team in a sports-related concussion study being conducted by Michael McCrea, PhD. Kenosha News

Medical Student from Marshfield Receives Bennett Hiner Research Award

Dec 18 - The Marshfield News Herald reports that Mitch Daun of Marshfield, an M-3 student at MCW, was awarded the Bennett Hiner Research Award by the Wisconsin Neurology Society. Marshfield News Herald

42-Ton, 7-Tesla Magnet Arrives at College

Dec 18 - A 42-ton, 7-Tesla magnet was lowered into place in MCW’s Imaging Research Center after being transported from England and across half the nation. The Business Journal

Concussion Discussion

Dec 17 - A concussion study involving the use of accelerometers to measure the direction, speed, force and length of hits in Carthage College football players was the subject of a story. Kenosha News

Marquette Cheerleader Knows Danger of Concussions Firsthand

Dec 13 - Kevin Walter, MD, discusses concussion symptoms, treatment and recovery in a Fox 6 report. WITI-TV

Dr. McCrea Discusses Research on Football-Related Concussions

Dec 11 - Michael McCrea, PhD, discusses his research on football-related concussions in an interview with Green Bay’s NBC-TV/Channel 26. NBC26.com

Dr. Chelimsky Reflects on Appearance in the Film “Charade”

Dec 11 - Dr. Thomas Chelimsky (Neurology) reflects on his childhood career as a film actor in a front-page story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel & Hispanic Business

From Child Star to Chairman of Neurology: Dr. Thomas Chelimsky Profiled

Dec 5 - Medicine is a second career for Thomas Chelimsky, MD, professor and chairman of neurology. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Scuba technology born from one of MCW's earliest discoveries

In the late 1930s, Dr. Edgar End, an alumnus and faculty member at Marquette University School of Medicine developed the breathing mixture that allowed his associate to shatter the world diving record. The discovery gave birth to scuba technology and led to further advances in diving and hyperbaric medicine.

Inaugural Bennett Hiner Research Awards presented to MCW, UW-Madison students

Nov. 13 - A third-year MCW medical school student was one of the first two winners of the Bennett Hiner Research Award. The award is supported by the Wisconsin Neurology Society Bennett Hiner Memorial Fund, which was established to honor the memory of Bradley Hiner's son, who died unexpectedly in his sleep in 2011 at the age of 26.

Dr. Freitag Discusses Advances Made in the Treatment of Headaches

Nov 12 - Dr. Fred Freitag discusses advances in the treatment of headaches. WUWM-FM

Dr. Zaidat Describes Procedures Used to Treat Teenager’s Stroke

Nov 12 - Dr. Osama Zaidat describes to Fox-TV/Channel 6 the procedures used at Froedtert to successfully treat a 17-year-old Fond du Lac boy who had a stroke. Fox 6 News

Headache specialist says treatments have improved

Nov 7 - Frederick Freitag, DO, associate professor of neurology, discusses recent advances in research and treatment of migraine headache on WUWM’s Lake Effect. WUWM

Clinical Study to Identify Age-Related Changes in the Brain Affecting Memory

Oct 29 - MCW and UWM are collaborating on a clinical study to identify age-related changes in the brain that affect memory. UWM News

Walk/Run to Benefit the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Program

Sept 30 - The fifth annual Moving Forward: Ride/Walk for Parkinson’s disease will be held on October 6 in Dousman. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Binder Named Chair of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language

Sept 30 - Dr. Jeffrey Binder has been named chair of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Chelimsky Named President of the American Autonomic Society

Sept 30 - Dr. Thomas C. Chelimsky , has been named the President of the American Autonomic Society. WauwatosaNOW

Neurointerventional Procedure Saves the Life of Fond du Lac Teenager

Sept 30 - The Fond du Lac Reporter and other Gannett Newspapers in the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin report on a Fond du Lac teenager who suffered a massive stroke and was successfully treated at the Froedtert & the Medical College Neurosciences Center. Door County Advocate

Dr. Thomas Chelimsky named President of American Autonomic Society

Sept. 25 - Thomas C. Chelimsky, MD, Chairman and Professor of Neurology, has been named the president of the American Autonomic Society. The American Autonomic Society was established to bring together individuals from diverse disciplines who share an interest in the structure and function of the autonomic nervous system and in the pathology, treatment, and prevention of its disorders. Dr. Chelimsky practices at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and at Froedtert Hospital.

Dr. Jeff Binder named chair of Society for the Neurobiology of Language

Sept. 23 - Jeffrey R. Binder, MD, Professor of Neurology, has been named the chair of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, an international organization formed in 2009 to foster progress in understanding the neurobiological basis for language. A major goal of the society is to bring together scientists from around the world with different perspectives and methodological approaches to the study of language and related systems.

Five Business/Community Leaders Named to Neuroscience Center Advisory Board

Sept 9 - Five business and community leaders have been named to MCW’s Neuroscience Center Advisory Board. WauwatosaNOW

Neurology to Host Workshop on Autonomic Disorders

Sept 4 - MCW’s Department of Neurology will host a one-day workshop on autonomic disorders on September, 6, at the Sheraton Brookfield Hotel. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Zaidat Stresses Need for Standardized Definitions for Ischemic Stroke Treatment

Aug 28 - Dr. Osama Zaidat stresses the need for standardization of definitions for ischemic stroke treatment in The Gupta Guide written by Dr. Sanjay Gupta. MedPage Today

Faints, sweats, and leaks: Neurology workshop to address autonomic disorders

Aug 27 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will host a one-day workshop on autonomic disorders on Friday, Sept. 6, at the Sheraton Brookfield in Brookfield, Wis. The conference is expected to attract primary care practitioners, neurologists, and allied health care professionals.

Are we prepared for radiological terrorism or nuclear accidents?

Is the United States prepared for radiological terrorism or nuclear accidents? John Moulder, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Radiation Biology and Director for the Center for Medical Countermeasures against Radiological Terrorism, discusses our nation’s preparation and treatment plans in the case of either a nuclear accident (as recently seen in Japan) or radiological terrorism.

Could your child’s birthmark be an indicator of something more serious?

Could your child’s birthmark be an indicator of something more serious? Beth Drolet, M.D., Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics, Medical director, Pediatric Dermatology and Dermatology, Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, discusses a type of birthmark called a hemangioma, which can be an indicator of underlying health problems in some babies.

Dr. Chelimsky Named to Scientific Advisory Board of the Multiple System Atrophy Coalition

May 20 - Dr. Thomas Chelimsky was named to the newly-established Scientific Advisory Board for the Multiple System Atrophy Coalition. PRWeb

Dr. Everson Discovers Bone Density Loss in Rats Deprived of Sleep

June 17 - In a study reported in Experimental Biology and Medicine, Carol Everson, PhD, discovered abnormalities in bone density and bone marrow in rats that were sleep deprived. HealthCentral

First two recipients of President’s Diversity Award announced

Oct. 14 - Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH, Kellner Professor in Pediatrics and Director of the College’s Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children, and Mikel Holt, Associate Publisher and co-founder of the Milwaukee Community Journal and President of Malik Communications, were chosen to be the first two recipients of the President’s Diversity Award. Holt and Dr. Willis will be honored at a special reception on Nov. 16. The reception runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Center.

Neuroscience Center Plans Fundraising Dinner for Parkinson’s Disease, Neuroscience Research

May 27 - MCW’s Neuroscience Center will present the first annual Park Dinner for Parkinson’s disease and neuroscience research on Sunday, June 23, in Greendale. WauwatosaNOW

Researcher to study Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Sept 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a $40,000 grant from the ALS Association’s Jeff Kaufman Fund to study the impact of skeletal muscle on the progression of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, as it’s commonly known.

Stem cell trial aimed at treating spinal cord injuries

Shekar Kurpad, M.D., Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, discusses the use of embryonic stem cells in a pilot study to discover whether the stem cells promote healing in the spinal cord in this MCW Podcast.

The cancer-preventing abilities of green tea

Natural chemopreventive agents studied by the director of the Cancer Center: Ming You, M.D., Ph.D., senior associate dean for cancer research, education and clinical care, professor of pharmacology and toxicology, and the Joseph F. Heil Professor in Molecular Oncogenesis, discusses the cancer-preventing abilities of green tea.

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.

Work at MCW May Hold Promise for Parkinson’s

July 9 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, recently published research that shows a specific antioxidant slows the progression of Parkinson’s symptoms in mice. WTMJ-AM

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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