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Dr. Lehrmann Serves as Keynote Speaker at Neuroscience Research Center Fundraiser

June 30 - Dr. Jon Lehrmann will be keynote speaker at the MCW Neuroscience Research Center Board’s Imagine More dinner on June 28 at the Wisconsin Club. The Neuroscience Research Center Board raises funds to support MCW’s research, prevention and treatment of diseases impacting the brain. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Chan Says More Psychiatric Patients in Legal System than in the Mental Health System

June 9 - Dr. Carlyle Chan (Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine) tells CBS-TV/Channel 2 in Green Bay that because of cuts in mental health funding, more individuals with psychiatric problems are in the legal system instead of the mental health system. Wbay

Dr. Clark Discusses Challenges Faced by Doctors, Employers Regarding Mental Health Issues

Apr. 16 - David Clark, PhD, (Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine; Assistant Dean for Clinical Research) was interviewed by Wisconsin Public Radio on the challenges facing doctors and employers regarding mental health issues. WPR

Chan Discusses Perspectives on Civil Rights Movement’s Impact on Youth

Apr. 21 - Dr. Carlyle Chan (Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine) participated in a panel discussion on the lives of those who lived through the civil rights movement as well as the perspective of today's youth and their present day challenges and opportunities. The event was sponsored by the Milwaukee County Department on Aging’s Underserved Populations Workgroup. On Milwaukee

Dr. Clark Contributes to New York Times Article on the Difficulty of Predicting Suicide

Apr. 14 - David Clark, PhD, (Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine; Assistant Dean for Clinical Research) provides expert comment to the New York Times on the difficulty of predicting suicide in an article on the recent German airplane crash. New York Times

Dr. deRoon-Cassini’s Research Focuses on Markers for PSTD

Apr. 14 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiles Terri deRoon-Cassini, PhD, (Surgery – Trauma & Critical Care) and her research that identifies neurological, biological and psychosocial markers for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. deRoon-Cassini also provides Froedtert & MCW’s injured trauma patients with psychological care. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Violence Prevention Initiative to Co-Sponsor Conference on “Compassion Fatigue”

Apr. 2 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative will join with the Charles E. Kubly Foundation and Jewish Family Services to host a conference on “compassion fatigue” on April 17 at the Italian Conference Center. Compassion fatigue can result when health care workers and others in helping professions become so focused on assisting others that they neglect their own physical and mental health. Jewish Chronicle

MCW psychiatry professor discusses stigmas of mental illness in New York Times article

Mar. 31 - David Clark, PhD, assistant dean for clinical research and professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at MCW, discussed the role of mental illness in the Germanwings jetliner crash in a New York Times article. New York Times

Developing Partnership Addresses Shortage of Psychiatrists in Central Wisconsin

Mar. 31 - The Milwaukee BizTimes cover story on mental health care reports that MCW is working to improve the retention of psychiatrists and distribution of psychiatric services in central Wisconsin. MCW is forging partnerships with North Central Health Care Center and Marshfield Clinic to create psychiatric residency opportunities. Biz Times

Dr. Spellecy Participates in 4th Street Forum Panel Discussion on Caring for the Mentally Ill

Feb. 18 - Ryan Spellecy, PhD was a panelist on Milwaukee Public Television/Channel 10’s “Fourth Street Forum” program on “Caring for People with Mental Illness: Can’t We Do Better?” MPTV

State Awards $1 Million to Create Child Psychiatry Consultation Program

Feb. 17 - ABC-TV/Channel 12 – Wausau reports that 15 northern Wisconsin counties and Milwaukee County will benefit from a $1 million grant to MCW to pilot a Child Psychiatry Consultation Program. The grant was awarded by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. WJFW

Million dollar grant, gift will expand state’s Child Psychiatry Consultation Program

Feb. 12 - Wisconsin children seeking mental health services will now have better access to diagnoses and medication through their primary care providers, thanks to a new program being funded by a $1 million grant from the state’s Department of Health Services and additional support from the Kubly family.

Community Mental Health Seminars Aimed at Raising Public Knowledge and Awareness

Feb. 5 - MCW’s Institute for Health and Society is hosting a series of free community mental health seminars for the public to raise knowledge and awareness of mental illness. The series is funded by the Faye McBeath Foundation and MCW, and will be held at MCW. Biz Times

State Awards $1 Million to Create Child Psychiatry Consultation Program

Jan. 27 - The Wisconsin Department of Human Services awarded MCW a $1 million grant to pilot a Child Psychiatry Consultation Program in Milwaukee County and 15 northern Wisconsin counties. Dr. Robert Chayer (Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine – Child and Adolescent) discussed the project with Wisconsin Public Radio. Biz Times, Madison, WPR

MCW to pilot Child Psychiatry Consultation Program in Milwaukee County, Northern Wisconsin

Jan. 23 - The Wisconsin Department of Health Services awarded MCW a $1 million grant to pilot a Child Psychiatry Consultation Program in Milwaukee County and 15 counties in Northern Wisconsin. MCW will partner with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to develop and implement the program BizTimes

Community Mental Health Seminars Aimed at Raising Public Knowledge and Awareness

Jan. 21 - MCW’s Institute for Health and Society is hosting a series of free community mental health seminars for the public to raise knowledge and awareness of mental illness. Wauwatosa Now

MCW to host community mental health series

Jan. 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will host a series of community mental health seminars that are free and open to the public at its campus in Wauwatosa. Topics will include the mental health of children and adults, reducing the stigma of mental health, identifying and treating mental illness, improving outcomes of mental health patients, legal and ethical aspects of treating mental illness, and other topics.

Kelben Foundation Profiled on Support for Mental Health Care

Jan. 13 - Inside Philanthropy profiles the Kelben Foundation and its commitment to improved community mental health. The foundation recently donated $3 million to MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to establish a Community Mental Health Initiative. Inside Philanthropy

Community Mental Health seminar series to launch in January

Jan. 6 - The MCW Institute of Health and Society (IHS) is launching a free Community Mental Health seminar series in January to raise knowledge, influence attitudes and modify primary care and community practices to help people with special needs.

Kelben Foundation Donates $3 Million to Improve Access to Mental Health Services

Dec. 15 - The Kelben Foundation, established by Ted and Mary Kellner, donated $3 million to MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to improve access to mental health services in Milwaukee’s low-income neighborhoods. Ted Kellner serves on MCW’s Board of Trustees and Children’s Board of Directors. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and GMToday

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and MCW announce $3 million gift from the Kelben Foundation

Dec. 11 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) announced a new $3 million gift from the Kelben Foundation to establish a Community Mental Health Initiative.

Dr. Chayer named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dec. 3 - Robert Chayer, MD, Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of Child and Adolescent Services in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at MCW and the Chucker Aring Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the recent annual meeting held in San Diego, California.

Dr. Salami Discusses Benefits of rTMS to Treat Depression

Nov. 25 - In a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, Dr. Dami Salami discusses the benefits of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (eTMS) to treat patients with depression who have not benefitted from medications or psychotherapy. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Froedtert & MCW: Drs. deRoon Cassini, Hillard, Receive $350,000 NIH Grant

Nov. 25 - Terri deRoon Cassini, PhD, (Surgery –Trauma & Critical Care) and Cecilia Hillard, PhD, (Director, Neuroscience Research Center; Pharmacology & Toxicology) received a two-year, $350,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to investigate the biological mechanisms. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Glasman Receives $658,000 NIH Grant to Promote HIV Testing Among Latino Men

Oct. 14 - Laura R. Glasman, PhD received a three-year, $658,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to design an intervention to promote regular HIV testing and safer behavior among networks of Latino men at risk for HIV. Wauwatosa Now

Center for AIDS Intervention Research Receives $8.7 Million Renewal Grant

Oct. 14 - MCW’s Center for AIDS Intervention Research, led by Jeffrey Kelly, PhD received a five-year, $8.7 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health, which will fund its programs through its 25th year of existence. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Biz Times, GM Today and WPR

CAIR earns federal grant to promote regular HIV testing among Latino men

Oct. 6 - The Center for AIDS Intervention Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a three-year, $658,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health to design an intervention to promote regular HIV testing and safer behavior among networks of Latino men at risk for HIV.

MCW Center for AIDS Intervention Research funded through 25th year

Oct. 6 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR) has received a five-year, $8.7 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health, which will fund its programs through its 25th year of existence.

CAIR celebrates 20th anniversary of continuous Center grant funding

Sept. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Center for AIDS Intervention Research celebrates its 20th anniversary of continuous center grant funding by the National Institute of Mental Health.

Medical College of Wisconsin offers information, tools to recognize depression

Sept. 10 - Recognizing and treating depression will be the focus of the third annual Depression Recognition Day at the Medical College of Wisconsin on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 12–8 p.m.

Radio remarks about Robin Williams' suicide raise a tragic question

Aug. 15 - Jon Lehrmann, MD, the Charles E. Kubly Professor and chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, points out the many misconceptions about mental illness in an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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