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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.

Magazine Names Children’s as 2015 Lab of the Year

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

Drs. See and Wang Discuss Value of Liquid Biopsies

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

Dr. Bercovitz Receives Grant to Study Effects of Platelet Transfusion on Newborns

Oct. 21 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin awarded a one-year, $50,000 grant to Dr. Rachel Bercovitz to study the effects of platelet transfusion on newborns whose medical conditions require the procedure. Wauwatosa Now

Platelet transfusions in newborn babies

Oct. 13 - A collaborative team of researchers from BloodCenter of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study the effects of platelet transfusion on newborns whose medical conditions require the procedure.

Dr. Jerome Gottschall receives lifetime achievement award

Oct. 8 - Jerome Gottschall, MD, Professor of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), Senior Medical Director at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin and Medical Director of Transfusion Services at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Froedtert Hospital, received a lifetime achievement award from the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

More than 100 Pathologists Nationwide to Attend Conference in Milwaukee

Aug. 14 - MCW’s Department of Pathology will sponsor “The Midwestern Conference: Update Course in Surgical Pathology,” September 12th – 14th at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. Wauwatosa Now

MCW to host surgical pathology conference in Milwaukee

Aug. 08 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s department of pathology will sponsor “The Midwestern Conference: Update Course in Surgical Pathology,” September 12th – 14th at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.

Dr. Julie E. Tetzlaff appointed Assistant Dean of Postdoctoral Education

Aug 08 - Julie E. Tetzlaff, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been appointed Assistant Dean of Postdoctoral Education by Ravi P. Misra, PhD, Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

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