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4 tips for seeing a successful school year during Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Aug. 18 - Now that State Fair is over and Labor Day is just a few weeks away, Wisconsin parents are turning their attention to a new school year. While shopping for back-to-school supplies and new clothes for their kids are at the top of adults’ to-do list, the pediatric specialists of the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, in conjunction with the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), are reminding parents not to neglect one of the most important tools for academic success: their children’s eyes.

Children’s nurse practitioner assumes leadership role in a national nursing association

Aug. 16 - Susan Burke, MA, RN, CPNP, CPHON®, nurse practitioner in Pediatric Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been elected to serve as the president elect for the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON).

Dr. D. Woodrow Benson, Jr. receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society

May 16 - D. Woodrow Benson, Jr., MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and chief of pediatric cardiology, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society. Dr. Benson received the award in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the diagnosis and management of arrhythmias in children.

Sam Memorial Golf Outing on June 25 to benefit pediatric cancer research at MCW

May 16 - The 15th annual Sam Memorial Golf Outing is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, at the Kettle Hills Golf Course, 3375 WI-167 in Richfield. This tournament is held in memory of Sam Beres, who lost his battle with leukemia in April 2000, at the age of six.

MCW and partners celebrate Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 10, 2016

Mar. 7 - On March 10th, the Wisconsin HIV Primary Care Support Network at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Pediatrics Department, in collaboration with the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, the City of Milwaukee Health Department, Diverse and Resilient, the Greater Milwaukee Center for Health & Wellness, Inc., Milwaukee Health Services, Inc., the Milwaukee LBGT Community Center, Outreach Community Health Centers, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, 16th Street Community Health Center, UMOS, and the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee College of Letters and Science will host an event celebrating National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Children’s physician assumes leadership role in an international cancer consortium

Jan. 27 - Jason Jarzembowski, MD, PhD, associate professor of pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and medical director of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, has been elected to serve as the Pathology Discipline Chair for the Children’s Oncology Group (COG).This is a five-year appointment that starts on March 1.

American Hospital Association highlights Project Ujima

Jan. 28 - The American Hospital Association has chosen Project Ujima for inclusion in its 2016 edition of “Community Connections: Ideas & Innovations for Hospital Leaders.”

Marquette High School hockey team to support pediatric brain cancer research at MCW

Jan. 20 - The Marquette University High School (MUHS) hockey team is teaming with the Biel Family and the Medical College of Wisconsin to raise awareness about pediatric brain cancer. The MUHS vs. University School of Milwaukee hockey game at Eble Park on Friday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m., will be Brain Cancer Awareness Night. There will be a small raffle with awesome prizes before the game, and raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. There will also be a “change bucket” passed after the second period to collect additional gifts.

Still a kid at heart, Pediatrician Hematologist-Oncologist Dr. Tower directs Fellowship Program

Jan. 5 - As a Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist and current Director of the Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplantation Fellowship Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin, housed in the MACC Fund Research Center, Dr. Richard Tower has the best of both worlds…maybe even more.

MACC Fund offers many ways to support pediatric cancer research this holiday season

Dec. 17 - The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.), the College's largest donor, has two items for sale this holiday season to raise money for pediatric cancer and related blood disorder research. All money raised from the sale of these items benefits the MACC Fund.

MCW professor earns Michael Shannon Humanitarian Award

Nov. 10 - Marlene D. Melzer-Lange, MD, FAAP, professor of pediatric emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was awarded the Michael Shannon Humanitarian Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine (SOEM).

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence

Nov. 6 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ by the American College of Radiology, making it only the third pediatric hospital in the United States to earn the designation.

10-year-old twins fight leukemia together

Oct. 7 - WGNO reports on 10-year-old twin girls who are fighting leukemia. As one of the twins completed her treatment, the second began showing symptoms. Both were treated at CHW. The story had national reach and was covered by CNN. WGNO

MACC Fund profile: Brandon Novack

Oct. 7 - The Sheboygan Press profiled, Brandon Novak, a former pediatric cancer patient who benefited from the MACC Fund. The young man talks about the hope he received as he looked out his patient window at night to lights burning at MCW where cancer research was being conducted. Sheboygan Press

MCW awarded $2.7 million grant to advance the understanding and measurement of outcomes in children

Oct. 7 - Wauwatosa Now reports that the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has been awarded a four-year, $2.7 million grant by the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to support the Midwest Child Patient Reported Outcomes Consortium. Wauwatosa Now

MCW announces Critical Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Fellowship program

Oct. 7 - Wisconsin Health News reports that The Medical College of Wisconsin, Critical Care Division of Pediatrics, announced the creation of the first Critical Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Fellowship Program in the nation. Wisconsin Health News

MCW announces Critical Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program

Sept. 30 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), Critical Care Division of Pediatrics, announces the creation of the first Critical Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Fellowship Program in the nation.

MCW awarded $2.7 million grant to advance the understanding and measurement of outcomes in children with chronic disease

Sept. 29 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has been awarded a four-year, $2.7 million grant by the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to support the Midwest Child Patient Reported Outcomes Consortium which is designed to advance the understanding and measurement of outcomes in children with chronic disease for use in both clinical care and research so as to optimize the well-being and functioning of affected children.

Jeffrey A. Medin, PhD, named MACC Fund Endowed Professor

Sept. 24 - Jeffrey A. Medin, PhD, has been named the MACC Fund Professor in the department of pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Dr. Medin currently serves as a professor in the department of medical biophysics and the institute of medical science, faculty of medicine, at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.

MCW Study Finds Children are More Susceptible to Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke

Sept. 14 - In an article on the dangers of leaving unattended children in cars during hot weather, the Logan (Utah) Herald Journal cites an MCW study that found that young children are more susceptible to heat exhaustion and heatstroke. The MCW study found children’s bodies absorb heat faster and have less capacity to sweat than adults. HJNews

Dr. Gorelick Discusses Importance of Specialization, Transparency

Sept. 9 - In an opinion editorial in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dr. Marc Gorelick (Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer – Children’s; Pediatrics at MCW) discusses the importance of specialization and transparency when treating pediatric patients. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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