MCW Psychiatry and Behavioral Health News

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The meaning of Independence Day according to Dr. Michael McBride, U.S. Navy commander

July 7 - Michael F. McBride, MD ’92, FEL ’97, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at MCW, psychiatrist at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee and commander in the United States Navy, understands what it means to sacrifice for the protection of freedom.

Dr. Jeff Kelly honored by Shepherd Express for his contributions to LGBT progress

June 23 - Jeffrey A. Kelly, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine and director of the Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR), was recently honored by the Shepherd Express in its annual list of seven individuals who have made a contribution to LGBT progress in Milwaukee. Dr. Kelly was selected to receive the LGBT Progress Award for Health and HIV Awareness.

Study finds that education, good health, and positive emotional wellbeing contribute to improved memory health in older women

Mar. 1 - Researchers in the United States, led by Joseph S. Goveas, MD, at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in Milwaukee, report that maintenance of optimal memory health in women over of the age of 80 is positively impacted by higher education, overall good health, positive emotional wellbeing, and higher physical functioning.

MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment awards more than $190,000 to improve mental health diagnosis and care of mothers and children in Brown County

Jan. 13 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) awarded more than $190,000 over two years to improve mental health diagnosis and care of mothers and children by creating screening processes for child behavioral and maternal post-partum depression screening, resulting in improved access to care and increased individual and family well-being.

With Too Few Psychiatrists to Go Around, Wisconsin Experiments with 'Telepsychiatry'

Oct. 22 - WUWM interviews experts around the state regarding the shortage of psychiatrists and efforts in place the fill the gaps. WUWM

Dr. Jon Lehrmann to participate in panel on future of mental health care in Milwaukee

Sept. 22 - Jon Lehrmann, MD, Charles E. Kubly Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, will participate in a panel discussion on the future of mental health care in Milwaukee. The event is planned for Tuesday, Oct. 6, and will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago Street.

Medical College of Wisconsin offers information, tools to recognize depression

Sept. 22 - The fourth annual Depression Recognition Day at the Medical College of Wisconsin is planned for Thursday, Oct. 8, from 12–6 p.m.

Dr. Chan Says Workplace Violence is Unpredictable

Sept. 1 - In an interview with ABC-TV/Channel 12, Dr. Carlyle Chan (Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine) says that workplace violence is unpredictable. He said a disgruntled former employee could commit an act of violence two years after being fired. WISN

MCW researchers call for evidence-based discussion on advantages and challenges of three-year medical school curriculum

Aug. 31 - Driven by mounting student debt and a projected physician shortage, interest in a three-year medical school curriculum has recently resurfaced. Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) are calling for an evidence-based discussion on the advantages and challenges of the three-year curriculum model.

Dr. Wichman Co-Authors Study on Bipolar Women who are Pregnant

Aug. 14 - Dr. Christina Wichman is co-author of Harvard Medical School-led study published in Psychiatric Annals that found that there is an increased risk of decompensation during the course of pregnancy for bipolar women. Psychiatric providers are encouraged to proactively discuss pregnancy plans and treatment options during pregnancy with bipolar women. Healio

Initiatives Address Wisconsin’s Shortage of Psychiatrists

Aug. 11 - A front-page investigative report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel details efforts to address Wisconsin’s statewide lack of psychiatrists. The article notes that Michelle Broaddus, PhD leads the Child Psychiatrist Consultation Program that provides pediatricians and family medicine practitioners with phone access to child psychiatrists. The program, offered in Central Wisconsin and Milwaukee, is a State of Wisconsin-funded initiative with additional funding from the Charles E. Kubly Foundation. MCW and Children’s direct the initiative. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

$1.5 million gift establishes Charles E. Kubly Psychiatry Access Project Endowed Fund

Aug. 10 - Milwaukee-area philanthropists Dr. Michael and Mrs. Billie Kubly have made a $1.5 million gift to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) to establish an endowed fund to support a unique project that gives pediatricians and family physicians tools to identify, diagnose and treat children with mental illness and mental health issues.

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