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Children’s physician assumes leadership role in an international cancer consortium

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.

Dr. Ledeboer Discusses Potential Benefits of Bacteria-Fighting Light Fixtures

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

Dr. Ledeboer Explains Why Special Lab Tests are Ordered for Kids with Suspected Strep Throat

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

Dr. Jarzembowski Discusses Risks of Cutting Corners in Laboratory Care

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

Cancer Center Names Drs. Rui and Nevalainen to Leadership Positions

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

Dr. Urias Almagro, former MCW pathology faculty member, died May 3 at age 71

May 7 - Urias Almagro, MD, a member of the MCW Pathology faculty from 1979 to 2005, died May 3. He was 71 years old.

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