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MCW Pathology News

Family holds out hope for a cure for a rare genetic disorder

Apr 10 - Research at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute and MCW is providing hope for families with children with rare muscular disease. WTMJ-TV

Dr. Field Contributes to WUWM-FM Report on the Quality of Patient Care

Apr 3 - Dr. Joshua Field contributes to a WUWM-FM news story on the quality of care in Wisconsin hospitals. WUWM-FM

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

Dr. Silas Farmer, Professor Emeritus of Pathology, dies at age 88

Mar. 12 - Silas Glandie Farmer, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Pathology and a member of the MCW faculty from 1964 to 1991, died March 5 at age 88.

Pathologist Dr. Stanley Lo wins national clinical chemistry award

Mar. 07 - Stanley Lo, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and co-director of the biochemical genetics laboratory and technical director of the chemistry and point of care testing laboratories at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, has won a national award from the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB).

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. Buchan Named Diplomate of American Board of Medical Microbiology

Jan 21 - Blake Buchan, PhD, earned certification as a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology, the highest credential that a doctoral-level clinical microbiologist is able to earn. WauwatosaNOW

Pathologist Blake Buchan Named Diplomate of American Board of Medical Microbiology

Jan. 20 - Blake W. Buchan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, has earned certification as a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM). This certification is the highest credential that a doctoral-level clinical microbiologist is able to earn.

College Achievements Identified as Among “Big Ideas” from Wisconsin Research Labs

Jan 7 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s 2013 list of the top 10 “Big Ideas” from Wisconsin research labs includes two MCW projects. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Big Ideas of 2013

Jan 3 - MCW’s genomics clinic and a new test for bloodstream infections were both dubbed “Big Ideas of 2013” by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Ledeboer Endorses Need for Updated HIV Algorithm

Dec 27 - Nathan Ledeboer, PhD, endorsed the development of an updated algorithm for HIV testing. CAP Today

Dr. Ledeboer Discusses New Tests Providing Faster Results for Sepsis

Dec 18 - Nate Ledeboer, PhD, said that new testing procedures for sepsis have reduced the waiting time for results to 50 hours, days sooner than previous methods. WUWM-FM

Dr. Sood Received $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Study Blood Coagulation Abnormalities

Oct 29 - Rashmi Sood, PhD, received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study abnormalities in blood coagulation that affect women’s health and pregnancy. Wisconsin Health News

Researcher to study causes of complications in pregnancy

Oct. 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute have received a four year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study abnormalities in blood coagulation that affect women’s health and pregnancy. The grant will specifically focus on the role of maternal platelets in the placenta and pregnancy complications. Placenta-mediated pregnancy complications have serious health consequences for the mother and the baby.

Dr. Steven H. Kroft inaugurated as President of the American Society for Clinical Pathology

Sept. 23 - Steven H. Kroft, MD, Professor of Pathology, Vice Chair for Clinical Pathology, Director of Hematopathology, and Pathology Residency Program Director, was inaugurated as President of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) on Sept. 20 at the society's annual meeting in Chicago.

Pathology to Host Midwestern Conference on Surgical Pathology

Sept 17 - MCW’s Department of Pathology will sponsor “The Midwestern Conference: Update Course in Surgical Pathology” September 20th – 22nd at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. WauwatosaNOW

MCW to host surgical pathology conference in Milwaukee

Sept. 09 - The Department of Pathology will sponsor, The Midwestern Conference: Update Course in Surgical Pathology, on Sept. 20 – 22 at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. The annual conference, now in its sixth year, will bring to Milwaukee more than 100 practicing surgical pathologists, oncologists, and other health care professionals from across the country.

Dr. Ledeboer Describes Time-Consuming Process to Conduct Lab Tests for Septicemia

May 6 - Nathan Ledeboer, PhD, describes the time-consuming process to conduct laboratory tests for septicemia in an article posted by HoweStreet.com, a stock market investment newsletter. HoweStreet.com

Dr. Ledeboer Develops Fast-Acting Test to Identify Bacterial Bloodstream Infections

July 9 - Nathan Ledeboer, PhD, reported in Public Library of Science Medicine that MCW researchers at Froedtert developed a new automated test to identify most leading causes of bacterial bloodstream infections 42 hours faster than conventional methods. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel & Medical News Today

Dr. North Co-Authors NEJM Report on Genetic Mutation That Causes Sturge-Weber Syndrome

May 6 - Dr. Paula North is co-author of a study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine on the discovery of a genetic mutation before birth that causes Sturge-Weber syndrome, port-wine stain birthmarks. HealthNewsDigest

Dr. Stanley Lo to serve as President of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry

Aug. 05 - Stanley Lo, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology, was elected President-Elect of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry: the Academy of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

MCW Researchers Develop New, Faster Test for Sepsis

July 3 - Nathan Ledeboer, PhD, associate professor of pathology, helped develop and was the primary investigator of a new test that accurately and quickly pinpoints the specific bacteria responsible for bloodstream infections. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Pathology to Host Conference on Surgical Pathology

June 3 - MCW’s Department of Pathology will host the “The Midwestern Conference: Update Course in Surgical Pathology” from September 20-22. WaukeshaNOW

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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