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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

The impact of housing on HIV status

July 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse to study different housing models for HIV-positive, chronically homeless individuals.

Dr. Wichman Discusses Post-Partum Depression

July 01 - Christina Wichman, DO discusses post-partum depression on Fox-TV/Channel6. Fox 6 Now

Dr. Heinrich to Serve as Medical Consultant under New Agreement

June 30 - As part of a new service agreement between MCW and Rogers Behavioral Health System, Dr. Thomas Heinrich will serve as a medical consultant to assist Rogers in effectively integrating behavioral health services into medical settings. The Business Journal

MCW and State Fund Central Wisconsin Psychiatric Residency Program

June 30 - A Wausau Daily News editorial endorses grants of approximately $500,000 from MCW and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to develop a psychiatric residency training program in Central Wisconsin, beginning in 2017. Wausau Daily Herald

Dr. Thomas Heinrich, behavioral integration expert, working with Rogers Behavioral Health

June 27 - Rogers Behavioral Health System has finalized a new service agreement with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), effective last month, to provide a medical consultant to assist Rogers in effectively integrating behavioral health services into medical settings. Thomas W. Heinrich, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and Director of Psychosomatic Medicine, will work with Rogers to design and implement evidence-based approaches to meet the mental health and addiction needs of medical patients.

Central Wisconsin Psychiatric Residency Program Receives Funding from MCW, State

June 23 - MCW is providing $185,000 in support of the development of a Central Wisconsin psychiatric residency program. The MCW funds supplement a $370,000 award to North Central Health Care from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services. Wausau Daily Herald

Governor Appoints Three Faculty Members to Milwaukee County Mental Health Board

June 17 - Governor Scott Walker named three MCW Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine faculty members to the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board, the new state oversight board for the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Mentally ill bonobo treated by former Chairman of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

June 12 - The Atlantic tells the story of Brian the bonobo, who was housed at the Milwaukee County Zoo, who underwent therapy and treatment for mental illness. The Atlantic

Dr. Clarke Discusses Genetic Predisposition as Factor in Some Suicides

June 10 - David Clarke, PhD discussed genetic predisposition as a factor in some suicides at a conference sponsored by the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Skokie Sun-Times

State grants to support psychiatry residency program at MCW-Green Bay, MCW-Central Wisconsin

June 04 - The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has awarded two grants of more than $370,000 each to develop MCW psychiatry residency programs in Central Wisconsin and Green Bay.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder research part of MCW/VA collaboration

May 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center are collaborating to improve the lives of those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Milwaukee County Supervisors recommend faculty members for new board

May 16 - The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors’ Health and Human Needs Committee identified three MCW faculty members on its list of recommendations to Governor Scott Walker for the new Milwaukee County Health Board. Urban Milwaukee

Dr. Clarke to Discuss Ways to Research Survivors of Suicide Attempts

Apr 23 - David Clarke, PhD, will be a panelist discussing ways to reach those at risk for suicide and survivors of suicide attempts on June I in Evanston, Illinois. Rebecca's Dream

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