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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 receives grant to identify cholesterol-lowering therapies

Sept. 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a 4-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to fund research that aims to identify novel strategies to eliminate excess cholesterol from the bloodstream and prevent heart attacks caused by the build-up of plaque in the arteries.

Transplanting hope: a miracle for baby Paityn

Aug. 10 - Last month, 10-month-old Paityn Walters of Peshtigo began to act tired, was throwing up and would cry while she was awake. Her mom, Tara Ellison, said it was out of character and troubling. “She was [normally] just very energetic. Never stood still. Always getting into everything she could,” she said. WBAY

Dr. Lipchik Discusses Importance of Exercise for Patients with COPD

June 30 - Dr. Randolph Lipchik tells Dr. Sanjay Gupta in Everyday Health that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have an improved outlook if they can manage everyday activities. Exercise can improve a COPD patient’s physical and emotional well-being, while inactivity can worsen their condition. Everyday Health

Dr. Gilbert Discusses Cigarette Smoking as a Chronic Illness

May 21 - In an interview with the Milwaukee Courier, Dr. Ileen Gilbert (Medicine – Pulmonary) discusses cigarette smoking as a chronic illness involving both physical and emotional addictions. The article notes that Froedtert & MCW offers a Smoking Cessation Program. Milwaukee Courier

Dr. Scanlon to Co-Chair National Patient Safety Congress

Apr. 14 - Dr. Matthew Scanlon (Pediatrics – Critical Care) is Co-Chair of the 17th Annual National Patient Safety Foundation Patient Safety Congress on April 29 in Austin, Texas. Globe News Wire

Dr. deRoon-Cassini’s Research Focuses on Markers for PSTD

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

Dr. Gilbert Says More Research Needed on Possible Health Risks from E-Cigarettes

Feb. 4 - Dr. Ilene Gilbert tells NBC-TV/Channel 4 that decades of studies will be needed to determine if second-hand vapors from e-cigarettes pose a health risk. TMJ4

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