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MCW Pediatrics/Child Health/Adolescent News

MCW and CHW on the front lines of concussion research

July 29 - A story on WUWM-FM explores the increase in concussion in children nationwide, and prevention, treatment and research around youth concussion. Kevin Walter, MD, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine program at Children’s Hospital, was interviewed for the story. WUWM-FM

Dr. Lunoe Reports on Effectiveness of Jet-Injected Lidocaine for Reducing Venipuncture Pain

July 22 - In a presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Dr. Maren Lunoe reported that jet-injected lidocaine is superior to vapocoolant spray in reducing venipuncture pain in children under seven years of age. The Oncology Report

Kellogg Grant to Dr. Willis Aids Increased Breastfeeding Support for Low-Income Mothers

July 17 - The W.K. Kellogg Foundation awarded Dr. Earnestine Willis (Pediatrics) a one-year, $150,000 grant to increase breastfeeding support for nursing mothers in low-income populations who are returning to the workforce. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Berger Discusses Newly-Enacted Mandatory Newborn Heart Disease Testing

July 16 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes that MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin were among the institutions supporting Wisconsin’s newly-enacted mandatory newborn testing for congenital heart disease. Dr. Stuart Berger said he hoped the state eventually will allow researchers to collect data from the tests. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW Participates in Reach Out and Read

July 03 - Wisconsin Public Radio discusses MCW’s participation in Reach Out and Read, a national program to promote early literacy. WPR

Dr. Brousseau Contributes to Study on Working Parents Utilizing Urgent Care for Sick Children

July 01 - Dr. David Brousseau is a contributing author to a University of Michigan-led study published in Pediatrics that found that a substantial portion of working parents choose urgent care or emergency department visits when their sick children were excluded from attending child care. Health Canal

Dr. Siegel Receives $1.3 Million Grant to Study Genetic Causes of PHACE Syndrome

June 30 - Dr. Dawn Siegel received a three-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to study the genetic causes of PHACE syndrome, which is characterized by a large facial hemangioma with other birth defects including abnormalities of the brain, heart, and eyes. Wauwatosa Now

$50 million MACC Fund milestone for research support

June 30 -The MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., will contribute $1.2 million on June 30 to its three beneficiaries, the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. These research contributions will take the total of the MACC Fund’s contributions since its inception in 1976 to over $50 million.

Kids’ handprint ceremony held at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Delafield Clinic

June 26 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin held a kids’ handprint ceremony on June 24 at its Delafield Clinic, scheduled to open in late 2014.

Dr. Walter Says Major Problem with Pediatric Sports Lack of Self-Reporting

June 25 - In an article in OnMilwaukee.com, Dr. Kevin Walter noted that one of major problems with pediatric sports concussions is self-reporting; athletes avoid reporting head injuries because they know that they will be removed from the game. On Milwaukee

International Blood Conference to be Held in Milwaukee

June 24 - Milwaukee was selected as the site for the 60th annual meeting of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis because of the quality of research work conducted by MCW and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Biz Times

Dr. Walter Discusses Health Risks on Intense Long-Distance Running Training on Children

June 19 - Dr. Kevin Walter discusses the possible risks of intense long-distance running training on children in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Children’s Among the Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals

June 17 - U.S. News & World Report ranked Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin among the nation’s top children’s hospitals. BizTimes

What you need to know about kids and concussion

June 17 - OnMilwaukee.com kicked off Kids and Family week with a Q&A about concussion with Kevin Walter, MD. OnMilwaukee

Neighborhood walk promotes health equity

June 12 - Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH chaired a neighborhood walk sponsored by the Black Health Care Coalition. The walk was designed to call attention to racial health disparities. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Improving pain treatment for patients with sickle cell disease is primary goal

June 12 - Dr. Amanda Brandow spends most of her time dealing with pain in patients with sickle cell disease and working on ways to better understand and treat those suffering from it.

Dr. Ramani Ramchandran invited to speak at Mayo Clinic symposium

June 11 - Ramani Ramchandran, PhD, Patrick J. and Margaret G. McMahon Professor and Vice Chair of Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Professor of Pediatrics, has been invited to give a presentation at the 6th annual Mayo Clinic Angiogenesis and Tumor Microenvironment Symposium, held Aug. 22-24 in Rochester, MN.

Sam Memorial Golf Outing to benefit MCW pediatric cancer research

June 11 - The 13th annual Sam Memorial Golf Outing is scheduled for Saturday, June 21, at the Scenic View Country Club, 4415 Club Drive, Slinger. This tournament is held in memory of Sam Beres, who lost his battle with leukemia in April 2000, at the age of six.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin ranks among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report

June 10 - U.S. News & World Report has ranked Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in all 10 specialties in the new 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. This ranking is just one of a number of awards that recognizes Children’s as one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation.

More than 85 Lives Saved through Project ADAM

June 03 - A front-page article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recognizes the 15th anniversary of founding of Project ADAM by Dr. Stuart Berger. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Camitta Discusses Negative Consequences of Stopping Chemotherapy

May 30 - Dr. Bruce Camitta provides expert comment to the Hamilton (Ontario) Spectator regarding a Canadian couple’s decision to stop their child’s chemotherapy treatments. The Hamilton Spectator

Dr. Shah Finds Ondansetron Does Not Trigger Tachyarrhythmias

May 22 - In a study presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, Dr. Breanne K.P. Shah reported that the antinausea and antiemetic agent ondansetron does not trigger malignant tachyarrhythmias in pediatric patients who have a healthy heart. Family Practice News

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin featured on cover of TIME

May 22 - TIME Magazine tells the stories of premature babies and the world class care they received in the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin neonatology unit. TIME Magazine

Dr. Walter Reports No Sports Helmet Can Prevent Concussions.

May 21 - In a USA Today article on sports helmets, Dr. Kevin Walter cautions that sports helmet manufacturers are getting savvy and market their products in a manner that implies that the helmets prevent concussions. USA Today

Dr. Margolis speaks at “An Evening with Aaron Rogers” fundraising event

May 16 - Dr. David Margolis discussed the importance of MACC Fund support for MCW’s pediatric cancer research programs at the recent fifth annual “An Evening with Aaron Rogers” fundraising event. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Obermyer discusses possible hazards of juicing among teenagers

May 15 - Dr. Mark Obermyer discusses the popularity of juicing among teenagers and the possible hazards of the fad with Fox-TV/Channel 6. Fox 6 Now

Dr. Willoughby discusses impact of travel on measles, other diseases

May 14 - In an interview with WUWM-FM, Dr. Rodney Willoughby discusses the impact of travel on the resurgence of such diseases as measles, mumps, whooping cough, and polio. WUWM

How famines make future generations fat

May 12 - How could generations of starvation lead to obesity? Epigenetics explains the changes in gene expression that can be brought on by such dramatic experiences. Robert Lane, MD, professor and chairman of pediatrics at MCW and The Barri L. and David G. Drury Chair in Pediatrics and pediatrician-in-chief at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, is an expert in epigenetics and was interviewed for the story in The Daily Beast. The Daily Beast

Why one man’s story should be motivation for prostate screening

May 12 - Fox 6 News profiled a local man whose prostate exam revealed cancer, and who received treatment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Monday, May 12 is the annual free prostate screening at Miller Park. WITI-TV

Dr. Willis to Co-Chair Black Health Coalition’s Annual African American Walk for Quality Health

May 06 - Dr. Earnestine Willis is Co-Chair of the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin’s 11th Annual African American Walk for Quality Health. Milwaukee Courier

Scuba technology born from one of MCW's earliest discoveries

In the late 1930s, Dr. Edgar End, an alumnus and faculty member at Marquette University School of Medicine developed the breathing mixture that allowed his associate to shatter the world diving record. The discovery gave birth to scuba technology and led to further advances in diving and hyperbaric medicine.

HWPP Award Supports Project to Aid Youth Victims of Sex Trafficking

April 29 - Wraparound Milwaukee is the lead agency receiving a two-year, $158,000 award from MCW’s Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP) for the Proactive Outreach for the Health of Sexually Exploited Youth project. GMToday

Dr. Amos Discusses Effectiveness of Smoke Alarms to Wake Children

April 29 - Dr. Louella Amos provides expert comment to an ABC-TV/Channel 12 follow-up investigative report on the effectiveness of smoke alarms to wake children. WISN

Hospitals Improve Timely Processing of Newborn Screening Lab Work

April 28 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel provides an update report on Wisconsin hospital compliance with timely newborn screening lab work. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Nonprofit aims to raise $10 million to seed health care startups

April 28 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiled a new nonprofit called Bridge to Cures, which aims to raise funding for health care startups in southeastern Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Trek 100 Ride for Hope benefitting the MACC Fund - join the MCW/CHW team

April 25 - The Trek 100 Ride for Hope benefitting the MACC Fund is Saturday, June 7, and the Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin team is looking for riders. Bikers choose from routes of 19, 36, 62 or 100 miles.

Dr. Willis Serves on Task Force Analyzing Impact of Poverty on Area Children

Apr 24 - Dr. Earnestine Willis is a member of the Social Development Commission’s Youth and Poverty Task Force. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Milwaukee Courier

CHW to open Pediatric Specialty Clinic in Delafield

Apr 24 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin announced that it will open a $6 million pediatric specialty care clinic later this year in Delafield. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Hainsworth Finds Yoga Aids Children with Chronic Headaches, Obesity

Apr 23 - In an interview with Connecticut’s National Public Radio station, Keri Hainsworth, PhD, discusses her research on the effects of yoga on children who suffer from chronic headaches, and on children who are obese. WNPR News

Dr. Fehr Finds that Girls Suffer Concussions Worse than Boys

April 23 - CBS-TV news and multiple additional news outlets reported on a study by Dr. Shayne Fehr that found that girls who suffer a concussion may have more severe symptoms that last longer compared to boys. CBS News, Health Day and US News

Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin recognized as a Level 4 center

April 15 - The MCW Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) has been recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests

Apr 14 - Girls who suffer concussions may have more severe symptoms that last longer than boys, according to new research published by Shayne Fehr, MD. US News & World Report

Whole Genome Growing Pains

Mar 13 - The Scientist reports on a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association in which researchers at Stanford report difficulties in using whole genome sequencing as a tool to detect disease risk in healthy adults. The Scientist

Dr. Oldham Chairs Task Force on National Resources Needed for Childhood Surgery

Mar 11 - Dr. Keith Oldham was Chairman of the American College of Surgeons’ Task Force for Children’s Surgical Care, which developed new comprehensive guidelines that define the resources the nation’s surgical facilities need to perform operations effectively and safely in infants and children. Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Caring for mental health needs of city children

More city school children are getting the mental health treatment they need thanks to a collaboration led by the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Public Schools.

Dr. Donohoue to be Honored at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Event

Mar 5 - Dr. Patricia Donohoue will be honored at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s 18th annual black-tie gala on March 8 at the Pfister Hotel. The Morning Blend (Today's TMJ4)

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. Kevin Walter to serve on national council to combat catastrophic injury among young athletes

Feb. 18 - Kevin Walter, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Program Director of Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, has been selected to serve as a member of the National Council on Youth Sports Safety (NCYSS) to direct Protecting Athletes and Sports Safety (PASS), a two-year initiative to combat the incidence of catastrophic injury among young athletes. The council, led by David Satcher, MD, former U.S. Surgeon General, will review existing research, explore alternative solutions, and develop a strategic plan for the implementation of national guidelines on youth sports safety.

Gut studies hold promise for prevention

Medical College of Wisconsin researchers are studying intestinal bacteria as a promising new approach for the prevention of heart attacks and a range of other conditions, including pediatric liver disease and antibiotic-resistant, hospital-acquired infections.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin receives grant to help diagnose, treat patients with rare disorder

Feb. 17 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has been awarded a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation in Los Angeles to support genetic research and testing. A team of researchers and physicians from Children’s Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will develop a test system using gene editing to generate and functionally test the variant of interest.

Sickle cell specialist wins national hematology award

Feb. 14 - Amanda Brandow, DO, MS, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology and Oncology) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and an investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute, is a recipient of the American Society of Hematology’s 2014 Scholar Award.

Using genomics to make personalized, safer medication choices for kids

Feb. 05 - Aiming to reduce adverse drug reactions—which affect some 70,000 children annually in the U.S.1—a study at Boston Children’s Hospital, in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute, is using genetic information to predict children’s reactions to medications, ultimately enabling clinicians to select a more individualized therapy for the patient.

Partnering for lifelong heart care

Adults who were born with congenital heart disease find highly specialized, lifelong care at the Wisconsin Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, a partnership of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital.

Minority Children Less-Likely to be Placed Correctly in Car Seats, Booster Seats

Jan 21 - Dr. Suzanne Brixey provides comment to a Reuter’s story on a study published in Pediatrics that found that minority children are less likely to be placed correctly in car seats or booster seats. Chicago Tribune

Dr. Lane Discusses Epigenetics

Jan 21 - Dr. Robert Lane discusses the field of epigenetics; the study of how and why certain parts of the human genome are turned on and off by different factors. WUWM-FM

Dr. Sato Named CEO of Children’s Specialty Group

Jan 21 - MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin named Dr. Thomas Sato as Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Specialty Group (CSG). BizTimes

Serving special populations - Profiles in Primary Care

Primary care physicians practice on health care’s front lines, and sometimes those lines are drawn by patients’ unique needs and circumstances. In our second installment of a multipart series, some alumni who care for special populations of patients discuss their perspectives and experiences in a profession whose call of duty is often above and beyond.

The Science of Epigenetics

Jan 16 - Robert Lane, MD, discusses the field of epigenetics on WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect.” WUWM-FM

M Magazine Profiles Drs. Biblo, Ehlert and Toth in Best Doctors Edition

Jan 10 - M Magazine profiles Drs. Lee Biblo , Carey Ehlert and Heather Toth as part of the magazine’s article on the 2014 Best Doctors in America. M Magazine

Children with cancer receive $2 million boost

Dec. 19 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has received a $2 million gift from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation to support children with cancer and blood disorders. The Northwestern Mutual Day Hospital for Childhood Cancer, within the MACC Fund Center at Children’s Hospital, will provide outpatient treatment for children with cancer and blood disorders.

Editorial Quotes Dr. Scott in Quest for Public Reporting on Screening Test Efficiency

Dec 18 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial endorses a decision by the Wisconsin Department of Health to provide Wisconsin hospitals with monthly reports on how well they are performing on processing newborn screening blood samples. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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

Toy Magnets Growing Danger to Teens, Tots

Dec 17 - Small round magnets marketed as toys pose a growing danger to children to ingest the magnets. The attraction between the magnets can cause massive intestinal damage. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Sheets Receives National Award for Child Abuse Prevention

Dec 11 - Dr. Lynn Sheets was awarded the Ray E. Helfer, MD Award by the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevent Funds, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. BizTimes

Dr. Worthey Reports on Study Detecting Genes Responsible for Speech Disorder

Dec 6 - Elizabeth Worthey, PhD, reports on an MCW/Children’s study published in the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders that identified genes responsible for childhood apraxia. WUWM-FM

Dr. Lynn Sheets receives Ray E. Helfer, MD, Award for contributions to prevent child abuse

Dec. 04 - Lynn K. Sheets, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Medical Director of the Child Protection Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, was selected by committees from the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds and the American Academy of Pediatrics as the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Ray E. Helfer, MD Award. The award is given to a pediatrician who has made significant contributions to preventing child abuse before it occurs, primarily through his or her work with a state children’s trust or prevention fund.

Investigative Report on Newborn Screening Lab Delays

Nov 26 - Dr. David Dimmock describes the life-saving efforts employed to treat a baby transferred to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin with an undiagnosed disorder. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin opens new Fox Point clinic

Nov. 20 - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) has opened a new specialty clinic at 7950 N. Port Washington Road, in Fox Point, offering families on the North Shore care closer to home. The clinic offers easy access with short appointment wait times and the same high quality care available to patients at any Children's clinic.

Deadly Delays: Newborn screening testing delay puts newborn’s life at risk

Nov 18 - Dr. David Dimmock, associate professor of pediatrics (genetics), discusses the case of a baby boy who was treated at Children’s Hospital for a rare metabolic disease. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Ramchandran Named McMahon Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Nov 12 - MCW named Ramani Ramchandran, PhD, as the Patrick J. and Margaret G. McMahon Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The McMahon Chair was established in 1965 as the medical school’s first endowed chair. WauwatosaNOW

Identifying children’s injuries: study to determine best practices

Nov. 05 - The Injury Research Center (IRC) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Services to determine the best practices for identifying children with severe injuries before they arrive at the hospital.

Dr. John Routes appointed co-chair of World Allergy Organization committee

Oct. 31 - John Routes, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, has recently been appointed co-chair of the World Allergy Organization’s (WAO) Special Committee on Immunodeficiency, on which he will serve until Dec. 31, 2015.

MACC Fund energizes MCW cancer research

Oct. 30 - Teamwork is in the DNA of the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.), which engages thousands of volunteers and donors in its mission to help kids with cancer and was founded, incidentally, during halftime of a Milwaukee Bucks game. Teamwork is also at the heart of the research the MACC Fund supports, which succeeds through the powerful partnership of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Next-gen sequencing identifies genes associated with speech disorder

Oct. 25 - A collaborative team of researchers has used next generation sequencing to identify clinically relevant genetic variants associated with a rare pediatric speech disorder. The findings are published in the Sept. 16 issue of the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Noah Leigh receives Poster Award at international conference

Oct. 24 - Noah Leigh, Research Associate in Dr. Ramani Ramchandran's lab, received 1st Place for the poster he presented at the 1st Zebrafish for Personalized & Precision Medicine Conference held in Toronto earlier this month. The poster is titled, Mmp17b is essential for proper neural crest cell migration in vivo.

Safety of IV nutrition focus of Gerber Foundation grant to MCW pediatrician

Oct. 22 - A Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) researcher who practices pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is using a grant from The Gerber Foundation to study intravenous nutrition in an effort to make it safer for babies who need the sustenance.

Local physicians will establish new pediatric dermatology conference

Oct. 18 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute have received a two-year, $105,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to establish a new pediatric dermatology research conference.

Genetic sequencing to identify causes of pediatric cataracts

Oct. 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin received a two-year, $412,500 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute to study the genes associated with pediatric cataracts.

Dr. Leuthner Discusses Lingering Death in Pediatrics

Oct 14 - Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses commentary in Pediatrics by three neonatologists, including Dr. Steven Leuthner, on lingering death after children are taken off of life support. MedPageToday.com

RERC on Technologies for Children with Orthopedic Disabilities meeting to be held in Milwaukee

Oct. 11 - The annual meeting for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Technologies for Children with Orthopedic Disabilities (Tech4POD) will be held in Milwaukee on Thursday, Oct. 17, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM). The meeting, which runs from 1-3:30 p.m., will be at the Wisconsin Center (formally the Delta Center).

Researcher to create new tests to identify bleeding disorder

Oct. 10 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to improve the diagnostic tools for Von Willebrand Disease, a commonly diagnosed bleeding disorder that is over-diagnosed in some populations, yet under-diagnosed in others.

Dr. Willis Serves as Grand Marshall for United Negro College Fund Ceremony

Oct 8 - Dr. Earnestine Willis served as a Grand Marshall at the United Negro College Fund’s Salute to Champions Award Ceremony. Milwaukee Courier

Researcher to explore causes of pain in sickle cell disease

Oct. 03 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute have received a five-year, $696,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (1K23HL114636-01A1) to study the mechanisms of pain in sickle cell disease.

Meara Peterson named Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year by her undergraduate college

Sept. 26 - Meara Peterson, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Pediatrics who works in adolescent medicine with the Milwaukee Adolescent Health Program, was named Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year by the University of Mary Washington (UMW) in Fredericksburg, VA. Dr. Peterson, who received her undergraduate degree from UMW in 2005, was honored for her efforts to provide reproductive care for underserved adolescents age 12-22.

MCW to collaborate on PCORI study examining pediatric diabetes self-management

Sept. 25 - The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) awarded $2 million to a team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the Medical College of Wisconsin to implement and evaluate a patient-centered approach to improving outcomes for kids with Type I diabetes.

Dr. Lerner to Lead Multi-Institution Study on Pediatric Prehospital Emergency Care

Sept 17 - E. Brooke Lerner, PhD, received a three-year, $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration to lead a multi-institution project to establish a research center to study and improve pediatric prehospital emergency care. Spanish Journal

Improving EMS care for children: MCW to lead national multi-center study

Sept. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a three-year, $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration to establish a research center to study and improve pediatric prehospital emergency care.

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

Access matters: MCW researcher to study traumatic injury outcomes in children

Aug. 27 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two year, $168,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study how proximity to a pediatric trauma center impacts outcomes in children with traumatic injuries.

The Importance of Newborn Screening for Heart Defects

Aug 2 - Dr. Stuart Berger discusses the importance of a proposed bill that would mandate newborn screening in Wisconsin for congenital heart disease in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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