MCW Psychiatry and Behavioral Health News

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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.

Kublys' passion and commitment offers hope for those navigating depression

A gift from medical school alumnus Michael Kubly, MD '63, and his wife, Billie, established the Charles E. Kubly Child Psychiatry Access Project - a partnership with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin that will expand access to mental healthcare for children.

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

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