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MCW Obstetrics & Gynecology News

The 16th annual Women’s Health Conference planned for May 2

April 09 - The 16th annual Women’s Health Conference will be held on Friday May 2, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Rd. in Brookfield. This activity is intended for practitioners who provide care for women. This includes obstetricians, gynecologists, internists, family practitioners, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified nurse midwives and registered nurses.

Inaugural E. James Aiman, MD Endowed Lectureship to be held April 30

April 08 - The inaugural E. James Aiman, MD Endowed Lectureship is planned for Wednesday, April 30, in the MCW Health Research Center Auditorium. Helain Landy, MD, Chairman and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University, will give a presentation titled, Twin Pregnancies: An Update.

Storm chasers

In the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan, two alumni traveled to islands in the Philippines on separate medical missions to provide care to the many victims of the storm.

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. Jones Reports Increase in Babies Born to Prescription Drug Addicted Mothers

Dec 6 - In a Fox-TV/Channel 6 interview on babies born to drug-addicted mothers, Dr. Cresta Jones notes an increasing number of babies are being born to mothers addicted to prescription medications. Fox 6 News

Dr. Kuhlmann Provides Maternal Fetal Medicine For Agnesian HealthCare

Nov 12 - Dr. Randall Kuhlmann will provide maternal fetal medicine services at Agnesian HealthCare in Fond du Lac through a new agreement with Froedtert & MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. fdlreporter

Dr. Ramchandran Named McMahon Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Nov 12 - MCW named Ramani Ramchandran, PhD, as the Patrick J. and Margaret G. McMahon Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The McMahon Chair was established in 1965 as the medical school’s first endowed chair. WauwatosaNOW

Women’s Health Research Program (WHRP) awards grants

Oct. 10 - Paula Traktman, PhD, Chairman of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Walter Schroeder Professor of Microbiology and Senior Associate Dean for Research Development, and Srividya Kidambi, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition), have been selected to receive this year’s grants from the Medical College’s Women’s Health Research Program.

Dr. Davis Comments on Chances of Conceiving Quadruplets without Fertility Drugs

Sept 4 - Joseph Davis, DO, provides expert comment in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on a couple who conceived quadruplets without fertility drugs. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Couple Beats Odds with Quads

Aug 27 - Joseph Davis, DO, discusses the very rare nature of naturally-occurring quadruplets. A Kenosha woman recently gave birth to quadruplets, all of whom are home and doing well. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin elevated to full member of Gynecologic Oncology Group

Aug 12 - Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin have been elevated to full membership in the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG), a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded cooperative cancer research group. This promotion from provisional membership is due, in part, to a substantial increase in patients enrolled in studies and a very positive GOG audit of our facilities and programs, and allows the Froedtert & The Medical College program to more fully participate in GOG-sponsored clinical trials focused on gynecologic malignancies.

Humanitarian makes world of difference

Throughout her career as an OB/GYN and fertility expert, Dr. Gloria Halverson has offered her services to the most vulnerable populations in the world. In retirement, she has increased her efforts as her missionary work seeks to help victims of human trafficking and extreme poverty. The 2013 alumni Humanitarian Award is hers.

Ovarian cancer research has champion in the William and Sandy Heitz Family Foundation

Jun 17 - A family that has been affected by cancer several times over is making significant contributions to the advancement of more effective therapies for ovarian cancer at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Gifts from the William and Sandy Heitz Family Foundation totaling $250,000 are creating the William and Sandy Heitz Endowed Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

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.

Young MCW researchers in women’s health to benefit from William Randolph Hearst Award

Jun 24 - Investigators in the Women’s Health Research Program will have the opportunity to compete for seed funding for new research projects, thanks to a $100,000 grant the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) recently received from The Hearst Foundation, Inc. The grant establishes the William Randolph Hearst Award in Women’s Health Research at MCW, which will be used to support promising research to improve the health and well-being of women.

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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