Jan. 27 - Jason Jarzembowski, MD, PhD, associate professor of pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and medical director of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, has been elected to serve as the Pathology Discipline Chair for the Children’s Oncology Group (COG).This is a five-year appointment that starts on March 1.
June 29 - Nathan Ledeboer, PhD, (Pathology) tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that bacteria-killing light fixtures could be an important advance. Dr. Ledeboer oversaw trials of the new lights at Froedtert Hospital. He said that a 40% reduction in bacteria was noted in a waiting room where the lights were tested. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 25 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel probes the high costs charged by Milwaukee urgent care clinics. Nathan Ledeboer, PhD, (Pathology) explains why special lab tests are sometimes ordered when a child or teenager is suspected to have strep throat. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
May 20 - Dr. Jason Jarzembowski provides expert comment in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigative report on shoddy laboratory work and misdiagnoses. Dr. Jarzembowski said, "The question isn't, 'How much to do you save by cutting corners?' The question is, 'How much would you lose if you got something wrong?'" Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
May 19 - The MCW named Dr. Hallgeir Rui as Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse Professor of Breast Cancer Research and the MCW Cancer Center’s Associate Director of Basic Research. He comes to MCW from Thomas Jefferson University where he was Vice Chair of Cancer Biology and Scientific Director of the Jefferson Breast Care Center at the Kimmel Cancer Center. Wauwatosa Now
May 7 - Urias Almagro, MD, a member of the MCW Pathology faculty from 1979 to 2005, died May 3. He was 71 years old.
Apr. 14 - Medical Laboratory Observer named Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as 2015 Lab of the Year. Dr. Jason Jarzembowski (Pathology - Interim Medical Director of the CHW Lab) said the Lab is committed to “maintaining quality while being cost-effective. We have achieved this with several approaches, both subtle and grand.” Medical Laboratory Observer
Mar. 2 - Dr. William See (Urology) and Dr. Liang Wang (Pathology) provide expert comment to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on liquid biopsies. Dr. Wang has been researching two different methods of liquid biopsy, one using DNA circulating in the bloodstream, the other using RNA embedded in vesicles, tiny membranes released by cells. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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