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2014 Medical College of Wisconsin News Releases

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Researchers discover new gene responsible for traits involved in diabetes

Sept. 18 - A collaborative research team led by Medical College of Wisconsin scientists has identified a new gene associated with fasting glucose and insulin levels in rats, mice and in humans. The findings are published in the September issue of Genetics.

Treating post-traumatic stress disorder

Sept. 17 - A collaborative team of researchers from Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

“Get Your Rear in Gear” run/walk for colon cancer prevention and research

Sept.16 - The fourth annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K run and walk will be held on Saturday, October 11th at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. The event supports the Medical College of Wisconsin’s programs for colon cancer research, education, prevention and screening, as well as the Colon Cancer Coalition, a national organization.

Dr. Raj Rao to chair FDA panel

Sept. 15 - Raj Rao, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been appointed chairperson of the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

20th Annual Ridin’ to a Cure motorcycle rally to take place September 26 & 27

Sept. 12 - Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter will hold the 20th annual “Ridin’ to a Cure” on September 26 and 27 in Oconomowoc. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

MCW Medical Humanities Lecture features pioneer in spirituality and health care

Sept. 10 - Christina Puchalksi, MD, MS, a pioneer in spirituality and health care, will be the featured speaker at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) ninth annual Medical Humanities Lecture, Thursday, September 18th at 5:00 pm.

Potential neural treatments for autism patients

Sept. 09 - A research scientist from Marquette University has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study how treatments for autism spectrum disorder affect the brain.

MCW Medical Humanities Lecture features pioneer in spirituality and health care

Sept. 09 - Christina Puchalksi, MD, MS, a pioneer in spirituality and health care, will be the featured speaker at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s ninth annual Medical Humanities Lecture, Thursday, September 18th at 5:00 pm.

Bret Baier to keynote Medical College of Wisconsin’s Healthcare Dinner

Sept. 08 - Bret Baier, Chief Political Anchor on the Fox News Channel, will be the keynote speaker for the Medical College of Wisconsin's 2014 Healthcare Dinner, Monday, November 10, at the Pfister Hotel’s Grand Ballroom.

MCW scientists to investigate new therapy for obstructive lung disease

Sept. 04 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a one year, $382,500 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to identify new therapeutic targets for chronic obstructive lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Better treatments for breast cancer

Sept. 02 - A physician scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study better treatments for breast cancer.

Predicting and preventing necrotizing enterocolitis

Aug. 29 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) Research Institute, and BloodCenter of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study genomic factors that impact necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a severe form of bowel disease that develops in five to ten percent of premature infants and has a mortality of 25-40 percent.

Dr. William Campbell named Eminent Scholar

Aug. 28 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has named William Campbell, PhD, professor and chair of the department of pharmacology and toxicology, an Eminent Scholar at MCW.

Better care for spinal cord injury patients

Aug. 27 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study spinal cord tissue in patients with spinal cord injury for better patient care.

The role of microRNA’s in high blood pressure

Aug. 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the role of a specific microRNA in the development of hypertension and associated kidney injury.

CTSI grant to fund childhood diabetes study

Aug. 25 - A collaborative team of researchers from Marquette University, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study type 1 diabetes management among young children.

Timely diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis

Aug. 21 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Blood Research Institute at BloodCenter of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study accurate and timely diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis.

Ovarian cancer spheroids versus single ovarian cancer cells in vitro

Aug. 20 - A research scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the effects of mesothelial cells on patient-derived ovarian cancer spheroids (clusters of ovarian cancer cells).

Better breathing for sleep apnea patients

Aug. 18 - A research scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the role of pharyngeal tissue properties in obstructive sleep apnea.

On Course for a Cure: Golfers tee off for digestive disease research

Aug. 15 - The 27th annual LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament to benefit the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Digestive Disease Center will be held Monday, Aug. 25, at the Wisconsin Country Club at 6200 W. Good Hope Road in Milwaukee.

MCW provides emergency medicine training to Belize’s busiest ER

Aug. 13 - A team of doctors, nurses, and EMT personnel from the nation of Belize has completed two weeks of intensive training with emergency medicine specialists in Milwaukee to strengthen the capabilities and response development of Belize’s busiest emergency department.

Radiologist Dr. Sarah Beth White Awarded RSNA R&E Foundation Research Scholar Grant

Aug. 11 - Sarah Beth White, MD, assistant professor of radiology and surgical oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been awarded a two-year, $150,000 Research Scholar Grant by the Radiological Society of North America Research and Education Foundation to study metastatic colorectal cancer.

MCW to host surgical pathology conference in Milwaukee

Aug. 08 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s department of pathology will sponsor “The Midwestern Conference: Update Course in Surgical Pathology,” September 12th – 14th at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.

MCW to design national clinical trial for treatment of a lung disease in primary immunodeficiency

Aug. 07 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute have received a one-year, $280,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to design a multi-center clinical trial.

MCW applauds State Building Commission for release of regional campus funding

Aug. 06 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) received more than $5 million from the State Building Commission to develop two new medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. The funds, which were approved in the 2013 state budget, are being released now to support the development of both campuses. The action taken by the State Building Commission releasing those funds allows MCW to formally begin utilizing the grant funding.

MCW enters into cooperation agreement with University of Sharjah, UAE

Aug. 04 - The Medical College of Wisconsin will explore ways to partner and collaborate on education, training and research endeavors with leaders and students at the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.

Scientist to investigate potential new targets to inhibit cancer growth

Aug. 01 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $153,000 grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Cancer Institute to evaluate a potential new pathway for inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. This new pathway could lead to new diagnostic and therapeutic tools in treating malignancies.

Researchers to explore new treatments for pancreatic cancer

July 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to study new therapeutic approaches to treat pancreatic cancer.

The impact of housing on HIV status

July 16 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse to study different housing models for HIV-positive, chronically homeless individuals.

Three decades of enrichment: MCW medical student summer research program earns federal funding

July 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $860,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to fund 24 fellowships annually for medical students participating in its Medical Student Summer Research Program. The program offers first year medical students the opportunity to spend the summer in a research environment working on biomedical, clinical or translational research, mentored by MCW investigators.

Breastfeeding in the workplace: Making it work for women

July 10 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $150,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to increase breastfeeding support for nursing mothers in low-income populations who are returning to the workforce.

Sitting too much may negate the benefits of exercise

July 07 - Cardiologists at the Medical College of Wisconsin and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have found that sedentary behaviors may lower cardiorespiratory fitness, and sitting for several hours may negate a brief period of exercise.

Transforming skin cells into liver cells: Not science fiction

July 07 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $2.1 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to advance work pioneered at MCW in which human skin cells are converted into liver cells, and to identify the molecular mechanisms of liver cell development.

How safe is anesthesia for children?

July 01 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences to determine the role of microRNAs in damage to the nervous system in some children and fetuses who have been exposed to anesthetic.

Glaucoma Research Foundation funds research at MCW

June 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and three other collaborators have received a three-year, $750,000 grant each from the Glaucoma Research Foundation to study biomarkers that may indicate early signs of glaucoma.

Dr. Judy Kim inducted into American Ophthalmological Society

June 25 - Judy E. Kim, MD, professor of ophthalmology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, was inducted into the American Ophthalmological Society (AOS) during the society’s 150th annual meeting in New York.

Medical College of Wisconsin researcher receives grant to study genes involved in PHACE syndrome

June 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute have received a three-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) 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, an abnormal buildup of blood vessels on the face, with other birth defects including abnormalities of the brain, heart, and eyes.

Survival analysis conference to be held at MCW

June 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) division of biostatistics will host an international conference on survival analysis June 26 and 27, 2014, on the MCW campus.

Researcher to study relationship between nervous system cells and blood flow in brain

June 16 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study how astrocytes, the cells that support neurons in the brain and spinal cord, affect the genetic makeup and function of other cells in the brain.

Exploring new methods to treat drug addiction

June 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse to study the mechanisms by which phosphodiesterase inhibitors reduce addictive behaviors.

MCW seeks participants for study on auditory attention and aging

June 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin is recruiting participants for a study that focuses on auditory attention and hearing.

National standardized mass casualty triage guideline recommended by federal agency

Jun 05 - A new guideline for triaging mass casualty victims has been recommended by a federal emergency medical services agency for use by all state and local EMS groups.

WBCS, Inc. to fund three breast cancer researchers

June 04 - Three researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and BloodCenter of Wisconsin’s Blood Research Institute have each received a two-year, $100,000 grant from WBCS, Inc., to study breast cancer risks and potential new therapies.

What makes a virus infectious? Researcher to study viral particles

June 03 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease to study the ways in which specific viruses become infectious.

Park Dinner to raise funds for neuroscience research

June 02 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Neuroscience Center will present the second annual Park Dinner for neuroscience and Parkinson’s disease research, Sunday, June 22, at Lake Park Bistro in Milwaukee.

Celebration of urban parks and community health to be held at Menomonee Valley Urban Ecology Center

May 30 - The public and media are invited to a celebration of urban parks and community health to be held at the Menomonee Valley Branch of the Urban Ecology Center on June 7, from 12:00 pm-3:30pm. The celebration, entitled “More than a Pretty Place,” will offer education on the healthful aspects of community parks.

NCAA and Dept. of Defense launch $30 million concussion initiative; MCW will lead research core

May 29 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has been selected to lead the research core in the most comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure in sports ever conducted.

Dr. Lisa Grill Dodson named campus dean for Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin

May 28 - Lisa Grill Dodson, M.D., has been named campus dean of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)-Central Wisconsin. Dr. Dodson will provide leadership and management of MCW’s new campus in Central Wisconsin, which expects to welcome its first students in July 2016.

MCW to host Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo

May 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s physical medicine and rehabilitation department will host an Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo July 26 at Nathan Hale High School in West Allis, Wis.

Lafayette Place mansion is 2014 WBCS, Inc. “Showhouse for a Cure”

May 22 - The 2014 WBCS, Inc. Showhouse for a Cure features a beautiful home on Lafayette Place, built for a seafarer and at one time the home of renowned architect Alexander C. Eschweiler.

MCW researcher awarded $1.02 million grant for spinal cord injury research

May 21 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.02 million grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Division for spinal cord injury research.

MCW-Green Bay receives accreditation approvals; will begin recruiting medical students

May 20 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s new campus in Green Bay received approval from two key accrediting bodies and will begin recruiting medical students in the next month for the new campus, which is expected to welcome its inaugural class in July 2015.

Golf Outing Planned to Benefit DNA Sequencing at MCW

May 19 - The Human and Molecular Genetics Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Friends for Research will hold the sixth annual golf fundraiser at the Legend at Brandybrook in Wales, Wis., on Monday, May 19.

Medicine, research, and our nation’s veterans: a celebration of healthcare advancement

May 19 - The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center and the Medical College of Wisconsin will partner to recognize National VA Research Week from May 19-23, 2014.

Statins fail to reduce mortality rates in sepsis patients with acute respiratory distress

May 19 - Despite previously-reported observational and basic science evidence suggesting the use of statins may improve outcomes in patients with sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome, a double-blinded clinical trial of rosuvastatin in those patients was futile, and the study was halted.

Why does sickle cell hurt? Researcher to study pain of the disease

May 13 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study the underlying causes of pain in sickle cell disease.

Genomics and ethics symposium to explore issues surrounding DNA sequencing

May 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Program in Genomics and Ethics will host the second annual Genomics and Ethics Symposium Monday, May 19, at the Italian Conference Center in Milwaukee.

Researchers to study naturally-occurring antioxidant

May 08 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $420,000 exploratory grant from the Director’s Office of the National Institutes of Health to investigate antioxidants and why direct administration of antioxidants for human disease have not been more successful.

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment celebrates 10th anniversary

May 07 - The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment stewarded by the Medical College of Wisconsin, which is committed to improving the health of Wisconsin residents, celebrates its tenth anniversary this month with a new strategic plan titled “Moving from Grantmaker to Changemaker.”

MCW receives grant from National Cancer Institute to develop novel cellular immunotherapy

May 06 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to support development of novel immune cell-based therapies to cancer.

Breast cancer genetics pioneer Dr. Mary-Claire King to receive honorary degree, speak at commencement

May 05 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s 101st annual commencement exercises will be held May 16 at 4:00 p.m. at the Milwaukee Theatre.

Access to Electronic Health Records May Influence Care

May 05 - Unlike medical records kept in paper charts, electronic health records provide numerous access points to clinicians to review a patient’s medical history.

MCW researcher to study mechanisms involved in diabetes

April 29 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the biochemical causes of beta cell destruction in diabetes.

MCW receives grant supporting research in neurodegenerative disease

April 28 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a three-year, $740,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke funding research investigating how neurons clear toxic proteins involved in neurodegenerative disease.

The Role of Viruses in Diabetes

April 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.9 million grant to study the role of viruses in pancreatic beta cell damage in diabetes.

MCW to Host Diabetes Symposium

April 22 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will host the seventh annual Diabetes Symposium of Wisconsin May 15th and 16th at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee

MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment awards $158,000 to combat sex trafficking among you

April 21 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment awarded $158,000 over two years to the Proactive Outreach for the Health of Sexually Exploited Youth (POHSEY) project through the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP).

Dr. Yvonne Chiu Receives Dermatology Foundation Career Development Award

April 14 - Yvonne Chiu, MD, assistant professor of dermatology and pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was awarded a three year Pediatric Dermatology Career Development Award by the Dermatology Foundation at its annual meeting in Denver.

Dr. William Clarke Named Director of Research Commercialization

April 10 - William Clarke, MD, MSc, associate professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and a pediatric anesthesiologist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, has been named Director of Research Commercialization at MCW.

MCW to Present Awards to Governor Walker, State Representative Nygren

April 9 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will present awards to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and State Representative John Nygren at a reception at UW-Green Bay on Wednesday, April 9.

MCW Violence Prevention Initiative Hosts Events for National Youth Violence Prevention Week

April 8 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) aims to raise awareness of the issue of youth violence in local communities during National Youth Violence Prevention Week, which runs from April 7-13th.

TOPS Club Gives $205,000 for Obesity Research at MCW

April 2 - The Milwaukee-based, international weight loss organization TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) has donated $205,000 to support research in obesity and metabolic disorders at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

Clinical & Translational Science Institute to Host Public Planning Session

March 28 - The Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) will hold a regional strategic planning session Tuesday, April 8, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Zoofari Conference Center in Milwaukee.

Dr. Mary Horowitz Presented Lifetime Achievement Award for Blood and Marrow Transplant Research

March 24 - Mary Horowitz, MD, MS, the Robert A. Uihlein, Jr. Chair in Hematologic Research, professor of medicine and chief of hematology and oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was presented with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) at the organization’s annual meeting.

“Match Day” Reveals Future Plans for New Doctors

March 21 - Graduating medical students at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and their peers nationwide, found out today where they will be serving their post-graduate residency training.

2014 Women in Science Series to Feature Accomplished Researchers and Physicians

March 19 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) invites the public to attend the 8th annual Women in Science Series. Women in Science is an opportunity to meet outstanding female scientists and physicians and learn about their cutting-edge research and new treatments for disease.

Positive Exposure: Internationally Renowned Photographer Focuses on the Beauty of Differences

March 18 - Rick Guidotti, an award-winning former fashion photographer who now focuses his work on genetics, mental health, and human rights, will present the Henry Howe Chan Memorial Lecture in Bioethics at the Medical College of Wisconsin on Thursday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m.

Mobile App Inventors to Pitch Innovations in Collaborative Contest

March 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is partnering with the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s (UWM) App Brewery to conceptualize and bring to fruition new, innovative apps that will enhance and highlight medical research and clinical care – and some educational fun along the way.

Rock River Cancer Research Foundation Awards $75,000 to MCW Investigator

March 11 - The Rock River Cancer Research Foundation will award $75,000 to a Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) breast cancer scientist to fund her research.

Pathologist Dr. Stanley Lo Wins National Clinical Chemistry Award

March 6 - Stanley Lo, PhD, associate professor of pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and co-director of the biochemical genetics laboratory and technical director of the chemistry and point of care testing laboratories at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, has won a national award from the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB).

Ellen’s Icebreaker Polar Plunge to Benefit Cancer Research

March 5 - Brave souls will take the plunge to support cancer research this Saturday morning at Nagawicka Lake in Hartland. “Ellen’s Icebreaker for Cancer Research” kicks off at 11:00 A.M. March 8.

Parents best equipped to make decisions on genetic testing, return of results

March 4 - Technology often outpaces ethical discussions; this has become evident in the current recommendations around next-generation genomic testing and the way in which results are handled for pediatric patients.

Research training program in vision science receives continued federal support

March 3 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Eye Institute to continue support for a research training program in vision science.

Identifying Genetic Causes of Kidney Failure

February 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to evaluate human genetic variants contributing to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), or kidney failure.

Science Café series to be held at Milwaukee Public Library

February 25 - The Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a series of Science Cafés at the Milwaukee Public Library’s Central location that are free and open to the public. The theme of the 2014 series is “Science and a Healthier You,” and topics will include heart disease prevention, drug addiction, asthma, and an overall look at Science Cafés and how they work.

Cardiothoracic specialist Wade L. Fischer joins Medical College faculty, Froedtert Hospital staff

February 24 - Wade L. Fischer, MD, has been appointed associate professor of cardiothoracic surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

Emergency Medicine Physicians Among First in Nation to Become EMS Board-Certified

February 21 - Three Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) emergency medicine physicians who practice at Froedtert & the Medical College and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin are among the nation’s first board-certified emergency medical services (EMS) physicians.

Understanding bacteria’s resistance to antibiotics may lead to better treatments

February 20 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two-year $378,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study the mechanisms underlying drug resistance in bacteria.

New Training Positions for Mental Health Professionals Approved in Green Bay, Appleton

February 19 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved the addition of ten new training slots for mental health professionals in northeastern Wisconsin.

Ridin’ for Research Event to Benefit MCW Cancer Center

February 18 - Hundreds of cyclists will pedal for charity Sunday, March 2 at the 14th annual Ridin’ for Research event.

Oncology Nurse Practitioners Write Award-Winning Book

February 14 - Two pediatric oncology nurse practitioners at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin edited and helped author an award-winning book entitled Telephone Triage: A Professional Resource for Pediatric Hematology Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant Nurses.

Sickle Cell Specialist Wins National Hematology Award

February 13 - Amanda Brandow, DO, MS, assistant professor of pediatric 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.

Creating Rat Models to Study Disease

Genetics Team to Create Rat Models to Study Disease

Peer groups may help HIV patients maintain treatment regimens

February 7 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR) has received a two-year, $400,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health to study whether social support improves care attendance and treatment adherence for people in Russia infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Researchers Partner with Young Inventors and Scientists at Local School

February 5 - Fourth grade students at St. Matthias Parish School in Milwaukee will learn how to turn their creative ideas into patentable inventions, with the help of experts from Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) scientists and technology specialists.

Using genomics to make personalized, safer medication choices for kids

February 3 - 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.”

Researcher to Investigate Mechanics of Drug Metabolism

January 31 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study the way in which the human body metabolizes drugs, and the causes behind abnormal steroid hormone production.

446 Medical College of Wisconsin Doctors Recognized as Best Doctors in America®

January 30 - A total of 446 Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) faculty physicians, representing 63 specialties, are listed on the Best Doctors in America® list for 2014. The information, compiled by Best Doctors, Inc., includes more physicians from MCW than any other group practice or institution in Wisconsin.

Radiologist Dr. Patricia Burrows joins MCW faculty, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin staff

January 29 - Patricia E. Burrows, MD, an internationally renowned pediatric interventional and neurointerventional radiologist, has been appointed professor of radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

Pediatric Otolaryngologist Dr. David Beste Joins MCW Faculty, CHW Staff

January 28 - David J. Beste, MD, has been appointed professor of otolaryngology and communication sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

Clinical Research Network Leverages Big Data Across Wisconsin & Midwest

January 27 - A swell of medical information will soon be at the fingertips of researchers across the Midwest as major health care institutions partner in a massive, multi-state network.

Dr. Michael McCrea Recipient of GE NFL Health Head Challenge Grant

January 23 - Michael McCrea, PhD, professor of neurology and neurosurgery and director of brain injury research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), will use his unique expertise to study concussion in a new Head Health Challenge funded by General Electric (GE) and the National Football League (NFL).

MCW-Green Bay Community Advisory Board Members Named

January 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has named community advisory board members for MCW-Green Bay.

MCW-Central Wisconsin Community Advisory Board Members Named

January 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has named community advisory board members for MCW-Central Wisconsin.

Pathologist Blake Buchan Named Diplomate of American Board of Medical Microbiology

January 17 - Blake W. Buchan, PhD, assistant professor of pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has earned certification as a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM).

Dr. Thomas T. Sato Named CEO of Children’s Specialty Group

January 16 - Thomas T. Sato, MD, has been named Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Specialty Group (CSG).

High Tech Medicine: App to Improve Outcomes from Deep Brain Stimulation

January 14 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin has awarded a $25,000 “Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant” to develop a clinical decision support system to manage patients receiving deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease.

Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Run/Walk to Benefit Cardiac Research at MCW

January 13 - The 18th Annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk will be held on Saturday, February 15 at 10:00 a.m. at Wil-O-Way Recreation Center, 10602 Underwood Parkway in Wauwatosa.

MCW Team to Implement New Assessment Tool for Patients with Vestibular Disorders

January 9 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin has awarded a $25,000 “Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant” to develop a novel clinical care pathway for patients with vestibular disorders.

New Device Can Reduce Sleep Apnea Episodes by 70 Percent, Study Shows

January 8 - A surgically implanted upper airway stimulation device led to significant improvement in a majority of patients with obstructive sleep apnea in a national clinical trial.

Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Event to Benefit MCW Cancer Center

January 7 - The sixth annual Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, at Classic Lanes in Menomonee Falls.

CTSI Grant Designed to Improve Doctor-Patient Communication

January 3 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin has awarded a $12,500 “Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant” to develop a dynamic feedback mechanism designed at improving communication between doctors and patients in a hospital setting.

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