MCW Pediatrics/Child Health/Adolescent News
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May 9 - On a Friday this past November, Dr. Rainer Gedeit, a professor of pediatric critical care at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was on his way to pick up his mother to run some errands when he got an unusual call. The Milwaukee County Zoo needed help with a sick animal.
April 27 - Celebrate the career of Tom B. Rice, MD, on June 1-2 through your participation in the second Tom B. Rice Summit. This year’s summit will begin with a workshop by Daniel Burrus, a well-known global futurist, technology expert and author of Flash Foresight. He will lead attendees through his work focused on how to think creatively to approach the future.
Jan. 24 - Dawn Siegel, MD, associate professor of dermatology, is a founding member of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) and was appointed as Co-Chair of the organization in November. Dr. Siegel has certifications in dermatology and pediatric dermatology.
Jan. 12 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Division of Pediatric Surgery, are conducting a study at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin to examine if non-operative management of uncomplicated pediatric appendicitis is effective and results in less disability and fewer complications as compared to traditional surgery. The non-operative management strategy consists of antibiotics alone without surgery.
Dec. 9 - Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., (MACC Fund) the Medical College of Wisconsin’s largest donor, was created on Dec. 10, 1976, the night recognizing the retirement of its founder, Milwaukee Bucks basketball player Jon McGlocklin.
Dec. 9 - The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.), MCW’s largest donor, is selling TODAY’S TMJ4 MACC*STAR ornaments to raise money for pediatric cancer and related blood disorder research.
Nov. 29 - Kulwinder S. Dua, MD; David A. Margolis, MD; and Keith T. Oldham, MD, have been named Healthcare Heroes by the Milwaukee Biz Times. The awards will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 8, at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino. Dr. Dua was nominated by MCW, Dr. Margolis was nominated by Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc. (The MACC Fund), and Dr. Oldham was nominated by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Nov. 15 - Given the severity of his gunshot injuries, Cortez Nelson was fortunate to survive. He received an exemplary standard of care at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, reflecting the hospital's prestigious recent verification as a Level 1 Children's Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the highest level of distinction for hospitals that perform surgeries in newborns, children and teens.
Oct. 4 - Mark A. Kostic, MD, associate medical director of the Wisconsin Poison Center and MCW associate professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics, has been voted the president-elect of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, the oldest and largest group of multi-disciplinary professionals from around the world dedicated to the prevention and care of poisonings.
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.
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).