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Late alumnus founds patient library in Clinical Cancer Center

A gift from the estate of Myron B. Minko, MD ’76, has been used to create a new library and resource center in the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center.

Alumna Profile-Linda Resar

Dr. Linda Resar, a faculty member at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been studying high mobility group genes for two decades. Her passion for research began nearly 30 years ago at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Congratulations to the Class of 2012

The 99th annual commencement took place on May 18 at the Milwaukee Theatre, at which the Medical College of Wisconsin and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 202 MD, 38 PhD, 27 MS, 4 MA, and 18 Master of Public Health degrees, as well as bestowed numerous honors.

How academic detailing improves patient care

With medical information in a constant state of evolution, academic detailing offers a personal form of educational outreach that places the most current, evidence-based data directly in the hands of practicing physicians.

Alumnus Profile - Dr. Philip Stieg

An expert in cerebral vascular and skull base tumor surgery, alumnus Dr. Philip Stieg is Professor and Chairman of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Rad Onc Chair named honorary alumnus

For his exemplary work as a physician and his commitment to education, J. Frank Wilson, MD, was named an Honorary Alumnus of The Medical College of Wisconsin this year. Dr. Wilson is Chairman and the Bernard & Miriam Peck Family Professor in Radiation Oncology at the Medical College.

Cultivating the pharm

Dr. Daniel McDermott has dedicated his career to the development of new drugs and study of their safety and efficacy in patient populations. His remarkable body of work led to his selection as the Medical College’s very first Graduate School Alumnus of the Year.

Global health opportunities grow

The John M. Kohler Foundation has given $250,000 to the Medical College of Wisconsin Global Health Program in memory of Dr. Elaine Kohler, a former associate professor of pediatrics and fellow alumna.

Alumnus Profile - Dr. James Thomas

Physician-scientist-entrepreneur and Union Grove native Dr. James P. Thomas has returned to Wisconsin with an unwavering commitment to earning The Medical College of Wisconsin a designation as a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Center. He will lead the effort to develop the Cancer Center’s Clinical Trials Office.

Dean embraces role at alma mater

Dr. Joseph E. Kerschner recently became the third alumnus of the medical school to be named its Dean and the first in history with a Medical College of Wisconsin diploma. In a new interview, he discusses his path to this leadership role, his ideas and motivations, and his thoughts on alumni engagement.

Alumnus profile - Jean-Bernard Durand

A faculty member at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, alumnus Dr. Jean-Bernard Durand conducts novel research on the connections between chemotherapy and damage to the cardiovascular system.

GI physician leads Alumni Association

Dr. John Bjork is a member of the first class of students to graduate from The Medical College of Wisconsin under that name. He hopes to bring his historical perspective to the role of Alumni Association President to foster pride and participation among all eras of alumni.

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