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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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