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Dr. Dawn Siegel to lead first research network in pediatric dermatology

Jan. 24 - Dawn Siegel, MD, associate professor of dermatology, is a founding member of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) and was appointed as Co-Chair of the organization in November. Dr. Siegel has certifications in dermatology and pediatric dermatology.

MCW to participate in multi-site trial on non-operative management of uncomplicated pediatric appendicitis

Jan. 12 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Division of Pediatric Surgery, are conducting a study at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin to examine if non-operative management of uncomplicated pediatric appendicitis is effective and results in less disability and fewer complications as compared to traditional surgery. The non-operative management strategy consists of antibiotics alone without surgery.

This day in MCW history – Dec. 10, 1976

Dec. 9 - Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., (MACC Fund) the Medical College of Wisconsin’s largest donor, was created on Dec. 10, 1976, the night recognizing the retirement of its founder, Milwaukee Bucks basketball player Jon McGlocklin.

MACC Fund offers many ways to support pediatric cancer research this holiday season

Dec. 9 - The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.), MCW’s largest donor, is selling TODAY’S TMJ4 MACC*STAR ornaments to raise money for pediatric cancer and related blood disorder research.

Three MCW faculty members named “Healthcare Heroes” by Milwaukee Biz Times

Nov. 29 - Kulwinder S. Dua, MD; David A. Margolis, MD; and Keith T. Oldham, MD, have been named Healthcare Heroes by the Milwaukee Biz Times. The awards will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 8, at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino. Dr. Dua was nominated by MCW, Dr. Margolis was nominated by Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc. (The MACC Fund), and Dr. Oldham was nominated by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Answering the call: pediatric surgeons deliver exemplary care

Nov. 15 - Given the severity of his gunshot injuries, Cortez Nelson was fortunate to survive. He received an exemplary standard of care at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, reflecting the hospital's prestigious recent verification as a Level 1 Children's Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the highest level of distinction for hospitals that perform surgeries in newborns, children and teens.

Dr. Mark Kostic named president-elect of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology

Oct. 4 - Mark A. Kostic, MD, associate medical director of the Wisconsin Poison Center and MCW associate professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics, has been voted the president-elect of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, the oldest and largest group of multi-disciplinary professionals from around the world dedicated to the prevention and care of poisonings.

4 tips for seeing a successful school year during Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Aug. 18 - Now that State Fair is over and Labor Day is just a few weeks away, Wisconsin parents are turning their attention to a new school year. While shopping for back-to-school supplies and new clothes for their kids are at the top of adults’ to-do list, the pediatric specialists of the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, in conjunction with the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), are reminding parents not to neglect one of the most important tools for academic success: their children’s eyes.

Children’s nurse practitioner assumes leadership role in a national nursing association

Aug. 16 - Susan Burke, MA, RN, CPNP, CPHON®, nurse practitioner in Pediatric Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been elected to serve as the president elect for the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON).

Dr. D. Woodrow Benson, Jr. receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society

May 16 - D. Woodrow Benson, Jr., MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and chief of pediatric cardiology, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society. Dr. Benson received the award in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the diagnosis and management of arrhythmias in children.

Sam Memorial Golf Outing on June 25 to benefit pediatric cancer research at MCW

May 16 - The 15th annual Sam Memorial Golf Outing is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, at the Kettle Hills Golf Course, 3375 WI-167 in Richfield. This tournament is held in memory of Sam Beres, who lost his battle with leukemia in April 2000, at the age of six.

Dr. Earnestine Willis highlighted as a Change Agent

Mar. 30 - Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH, Kellner Professor in Pediatrics and director of the MCW Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children, was highlighted in MCW’s Change Agent column. Learn about what drives her, what she wants her legacy to be and more in the Winter 2016 issue of MCW Magazine.

MCW and partners celebrate Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 10, 2016

Mar. 7 - On March 10th, the Wisconsin HIV Primary Care Support Network at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Pediatrics Department, in collaboration with the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, the City of Milwaukee Health Department, Diverse and Resilient, the Greater Milwaukee Center for Health & Wellness, Inc., Milwaukee Health Services, Inc., the Milwaukee LBGT Community Center, Outreach Community Health Centers, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, 16th Street Community Health Center, UMOS, and the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee College of Letters and Science will host an event celebrating National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

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