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MCW Pulmonary News

Dr. Santo Tomas Collaborates on Study Predicting Survival from Graft-vs.-Host Disease

Mar 11 - Dr. Linus Santo Tomas collaborated with lead authors at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on a study published in Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation that found that a simple questionnaire that rates breathing difficulties on a scale of 0 to 3 predicts survival in chronic graft-vs.-host disease. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

Dr. Gilbert Discusses Severe Asthma and Use of Low-Dose Steroids

Feb 18 - Dr. Ileen Gilbert provides expert comment to an article in Everyday Health on severe asthma. Everyday Health

Study Finds Dexamethasone More Effective than Prednisone for Childhood Asthma Treatment

Feb 18 - Dr. Grant Keeney authored a study published in Pediatrics that found that dexamethasone may be more effective in treating asthma in children than prednisone. dailyRx News

Dr. Gilbert Discusses Nocturnal Asthma

Jan 7 - Dr. Ileen Gilbert discusses nocturnal asthma in Everyday Health. Everyday Health

Dr. Amos Finds that Iron Supplements Effectively Treat Restless Leg Syndrome in Children

Dec 18 - Dr. Louella Amos was lead author of an article published in Clinical Pediatrics that found that treatments of supplemental iron effectively resolved restless leg syndrome in children. Family Practice News

Dr. Gilbert Comments on Dangerous Chemicals Found in E-Cigarettes

Nov 26 - Dr. Ileen Gilbert provides expert comment to Fox/Channel 6 on the potential benefits of e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation tool, but also the health risks associated with dangerous chemicals in the product. Fox 6 News

Dr. Jacobs Receives $1.07 Million Grant to Study Non-Invasive Methods to Detect Lung Injury

Sept 4 - Dr. Elizabeth Jacobs received a four-year, $1.07 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to evaluate new non-invasive methods to detect lung injury. WauwatosaNOW

Parent’s Ranks Children’s #8 in the Nation for Pulmonary Care

Aug 27 - Parents magazine ranked Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as #8 in the nation for pulmonary care. Parents

Dr. Gilbert Raises Concerns about E-Cigarettes

May 13 - In a CBS/Channel 58 report, Dr. Ileen Gilbert expresses concern regarding the use of e-cigarettes. She notes that little research has been done on the long-term effects on the lungs of individuals who smoke e-cigarettes. CBS/Channel 58

Four Patients Receiving Medication for Rare Form of Cystic Fibrosis

May 13 - Dr. Julie Biller reports in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article that four patients at Froedtert are taking Kalydeco, a medication that has proven to be effective in treating a rare form of cystic fibrosis. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Taking a Look at E-Cigarettes

May 22 - Ileen Gilbert, MD, professor of medicine (pulmonology), discusses the lack of clinical testing of electronic cigarettes, which are growing in popularity in use in Wisconsin. CBS 58

Congratulations to the Class of 2012

The 99th annual commencement took place on May 18 at the Milwaukee Theatre, at which the Medical College of Wisconsin and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 202 MD, 38 PhD, 27 MS, 4 MA, and 18 Master of Public Health degrees, as well as bestowed numerous honors.
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