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2014 Medical College of Wisconsin News Releases

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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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