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Mar 5 - In a study published in the American Journal of Cardiology, Dr. Navdeep Gupta reports that cocaine users with myocardial infarction do not have increased odds of in-hospital mortality. MPR Publications
Feb 27 - Navdeep Gupta, MD, studied the connection between myocardial infarction deaths in hospitals and cocaine use, and found that use of the drug did not impact mortality rates. HealthDay News
Feb 25 - Columbia St. Mary’s and ProHealth Care decided not to partner on finding an outside organization to provide cardiac surgery for both health systems. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Business Journal & BizTimes
Feb 25 - The Milwaukee Business Journal provides a slide show of the 18th annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run and Walk on February 15. Milwaukee Business Journal
Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA
Feb 25 - In the second of a two-part series, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel follows patient Kathleen Shores from her diagnosis of heart failure, placement on an artificial heart machine, and heart transplant procedure. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Feb 18 - In a feature report in advance of the Steve Cullen Annual Healthy Heart Club Run and Walk, Dr. Ulrich Broeckel discusses his cardiovascular research studies with ABC-TV/Channel 12. WISN-TV
Feb 17 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel followed a Froedtert & the Medical College patient with heart failure as she was first put on a total artificial heart, then a portable device, and then, months later, a heart transplant. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Feb 12 - Dr. Stuart Berger calls for state regulations requiring Pulse Oximetry Screening for all Wisconsin newborns. 620 WTMJ-AM
Feb 12 - A WISN-TV news story profiles the work of Ulrich Broeckel, professor of pediatrics (genetics) and an investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute. WISN-TV
Jan 21 - The 18th Annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk will be held on February 15 at Wil-O-Way Recreation Center in Wauwatosa. WauwatosaNOW
Jan. 14 - The 18th Annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk will be held on Saturday, Feb.15, at 10 a.m. at Wil-O-Way Recreation Center, 10602 Underwood Parkway in Wauwatosa. The event supports heart research at the internationally recognized Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin, in which more than 170 faculty physicians and research scientists study the causes, prevention and treatment of heart disease.
Jan 10 - Dr. Candice Johnstone provides expert comment to Family Practice News on a study reported at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America that found that the mild coronary artery disease differences between men and women are not as great as earlier identified. Family Practice News
Jan 10 - M Magazine profiles Drs. Lee Biblo , Carey Ehlert and Heather Toth as part of the magazine’s article on the 2014 Best Doctors in America. M Magazine
Dec 27 - Dr. Stuart Berger tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that, “Early detection (of heart disease) saves lives.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nov 12 - Dr. Claudius Mahr provides expert information on ventricular assist devices as a bridge to heart transplantation story on a patient who has made positive lifestyle changes as he awaits a heart transplant. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nov 12 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel interviewed a man who received a ventricular assist device, or VAD, to pump blood through his body while he awaits a heart transplant. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nov 8 - Dr. David Gutterman notes that additional research is needed to confirm a study reported in CHEST that found that the perioperative administration of beta-blockers during non-cardiac surgery may put patients at risk of acute heart problems. MedPage Today
Oct 18 - Local high school students are participating in a pilot internship program called “Tech Terns,” in which the students learn about construction, architecture and project development. Milwaukee Business Journal
Oct 8 - Drs. Matthias Riess and Tom Aufderheide and Martin Bienengraeber, PhD, are co-recipients of a five-year, $5.4 million NIH grant to investigate new ways to lessen injuries after cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Oct 1 - Matthias Riess, MD, PhD, Tom P. Aufderheide, MD, and Martin Bienengraeber, PhD, are co-investigators of an NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award that has just been announced. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Oct. 02 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin are co-recipients of a five-year, $5.4 million NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award to investigate new strategies to minimize cardiac and neurologic injury after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Sept 30 - Allen Cowley, Jr., PhD, received a five-year, $9.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study the role of hydrogen peroxide in the development of salt-sensitive hypertension. WauwatosaNOW
Sept 24 - Tengis Pavlov, PhD, received a two-year, $180,000 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study how kidney inflammation is related to the development of hypertension. WauwatosaNOW
Sept. 19 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two-year, $180,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study how kidney inflammation is related to the development of hypertension, or high blood pressure.
Sept 17 - Dr. Bill Choi expressed concern about the possible long-term negative consequences of blasting nerves in the kidneys with high frequency energy to treat uncontrolled hypertension. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sept 17 - Claudius Mahr, DO, discussed advances in treating heart failure on WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect.” WUWM FM
Sept 17 - Dr. Catharine Malmsten was named one of the nation’s 40 “Top Health Professional s under 40” at the National Medical Association’s annual meeting. WauwatosaNOW
Sept 17 - An NBC/Channel 4 special report focuses on a small-framed, congestive heart failure patient at Froedtert who had a Berlin Heart bridge-to-transplant device implanted at Children’s. Claudius Mahr, DO, provides expert comment. Today's TMJ4
Sept 12 - Robert Love, MD, discusses his first “total artificial heart transplant,” which allowed the patient to leave the hospital while she awaits a heart transplant from a human donor. WUWM FM
Sept 12 - Claudius Mahr, DO, discusses heart failure and ventricular assist devices on WUWM’s Lake Effect program. WUWM FM
Sept. 12 - Catharine Malmsten, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was named a “Top Healthcare Professional Under 40” at the National Medical Association’s (NMA) annual conference. Dr. Malmsten is one of 40 physicians nationwide to receive this honor.
Aug 28 - Dr. Marcie Berger discusses side-effects of anti-arrhythmic drugs in Health Matters with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Everyday Health
Aug 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a $1.45 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Heart, Lung, and Blood Institutes supporting research investigating the neural control of respiration.
Aug 2 - Dr. Marcie Berger provides expert comment on atrial fibrillation in Health Matters with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, posted on EverydayHealth.com. Everyday Health
Aug 2 - Dr. Stuart Berger discusses the importance of a proposed bill that would mandate newborn screening in Wisconsin for congenital heart disease in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
July 26 - Dr. Robert Love describes the importance to transplant surgery of ex vivo lung perfusion in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel front-page article. Dr. Love recently received an ex vivo perfusion system for research use. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 17 - Froedtert announced that it will name its new $117 million facility the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Center for Advanced Care. Milwaukee Business Journal
The Medical College of Wisconsin has named Ravi P. Misra, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry at the Medical College, as Dean of the College’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Misra’s appointment was announced by T. Michael Bolger, JD, President and CEO. Dr. Misra assumed his new position on May 1.
June 03 - The A.O. Smith Foundation has made a substantial donation to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) that will be invested in the encouraging research of young investigators in the Cardiovascular Center (CVC). The CVC will use this gift as a source of seed funding, so called because it cultivates the growth of scientific projects beginning in their earliest and most critical stages.
April 23 - Donna K. Arnett, PhD, MSPH, President of the American Heart Association, presented at MCW’s cardiology grand rounds on April 17. WauwatosaNOW
Mar 29 - The love affair between U.S. residents and salt is making us sick: high sodium intake increases blood pressure, and leads to higher rates of heart attack and strokes. Nonetheless, Americans continue to ingest far higher amounts of sodium than those recommended by physicians and national guidelines.
Beating Heart Cells - Induced pluripotent stem cells from adults, not embryos, are converted into beating heart cells and used for research at The Medical College of Wisconsin by John Lough, Ph.D. and Ulrich Broeckel, M.D.
Mar 19 - A modern pioneer for women physicians and a passionate advocate for her patients, Carol M. Meils, MD, used her education to dissolve barriers and help others. Her legacy will now be known by future medical students who benefit from the Carol M. Meils, MD Endowed Scholarship, established by her son through a bequest Dr. Meils made to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).
May 30 - The 17th annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run/Walk raised a record $36,000 for heart disease research on Feb. 16. With 900 people lacing up to participate, the Run/Walk continued its promotion of heart-healthy lifestyles and its support of the Medical College of Wisconsin Cardiovascular Center.
March 25 - Dr. Thomas Aufderheide (Emergency Medicine) developed hands-only CPR training kits for the American Heart Association. Today's TMJ4
June 24 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article focuses on research by John Baker, PhD, in which antibiotics are used to balance bacteria in the guts of rats. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 8 - Working with the American Heart Association, Dr. Stuart Berger is encouraging states – including Wisconsin – to enact legislation mandating a pulse oximetry test for every newborn, a non-invasive, inexpensive test that can help detect heart defects. Public News Service & WisPolitics
March 20 - Dr. Michael Cinquegrani provided expert comment in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on the discovery that 4,000-year-old mummies showed signs of heart disease. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 16 - Dr. David Gutterman received a four year, $1.7 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study the mechanisms and agents influencing blood flow to the heart. Milwaukee Business Journal & BizTimes
May 1 - Davis, John Imig, PhD, co-authored a study in Experimental Biology and Medicine that demonstrated that soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibition and peroxisome proliferator activator receptorγ activation in combination had the greatest beneficial effects on the multi-disease features and progression of kidney disease associated with cardiometabolic syndrome. Medical News Today
April 4 - In a review of the literature published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Theodore Kotchen notes that salt consumption in the United States is leading to higher blood pressure and higher rates of heart attack and stroke. Wisconsin Health News & ScienceDaily
March 25 - Dr. Catharine Malmsten provides expert comment to an ABC-TV/Channel 12 report on the potential damage that radiation treatments for breast cancer may have on the heart. WISN TV
June 17 - Dr. David Marks provides expert comment on sudden heart attacks in an ABC/Channel 12 report on the death of actor James Gandolfini. WISN-TV
June 24 - Dr. Roy Silverstein received a four year, $1.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study a protein associated with thrombosis. WauwatosaNOW
April 23 - Dr. Aoy Mitchell and Dr. Stuart Berger discuss the need for a statewide newborn screening test for DiGeorge Syndrome. 620 WTMJ
May 7 - The Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research awarded $10,000 Early Career Development Awards to Dr. Matthew Riese and Dr. Jennifer Strande. WauwatosaNOW
June 05 - The Medical College of Wisconsin received a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to fund an investigation of the role of immune cells in the development of hypertension and kidney disease.
June 24 - Fox/Channel 6 reports that MCW medical students from the Urban and Community Health Pathway program and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin staff are training teens on CPR as part of Project ADAM’s READY (Responding to Emergencies and Disasters with Youth) Team. Fox 6 Now
Apr 15 - Donna K. Arnett, PhD, MSPH, president of the American Heart Association, will present cardiology grand rounds at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) on Wednesday, April 17, at 8 a.m. Dr. Arnett will discuss genomic and environmental factors in hypertension (high blood pressure) and left ventricular hypertrophy, a heart condition often triggered by uncontrolled blood pressure.
Jun 11 - Project ADAM™ (Automated Defibrillators in Adam’s Memory) announced that 71 lives have been saved since it was founded in 1999. Project ADAM is a Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin program that helps schools throughout the nation prepare for and respond to cardiac emergencies. Stuart Berger, MD, Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) at the Medical College of Wisconsin, is Medical Director of the program.
June 17 - MCW medical students from the Urban and Community Health Pathway program and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin staff are training teens on CPR as part of Project ADAM’s READY Team. Wisconsin Health News
June 24 - Project ADAM is launching a new partnership with Bay View Community Center’s R.E.A.D.Y. (Responding to Emergencies and Disasters with Youth) Team to increase the number of bystanders with CPR training. Fox 6
Jun 27 - Roy Silverstein, MD, and colleagues at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, are conducting research to identify how two proteins (thrombospondin-1 TSR and CD36 CLESH) that inhibit angiogenesis interact on a molecular level. This work, including a cover picture of a molecular model of the interaction, was published online ahead of the July 2013 issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.
Apr 10 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the mechanisms and agents influencing blood flow to the heart.
April 16 - The Milwaukee Business Journal reports that Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare is transferring its robotic surgery center from the Wisconsin Heart Hospital to Elmbrook Memorial Hospital. Milwaukee Business Journal
March 20 - Tom P. Aufderheide, MD, professor of emergency medicine, was interviewed about new guidelines for CPR and the importance of training bystanders to perform CPR. WTMJ-TV
June 24 - Roy L. Silverstein, MD, has been appointed Chairman and the Linda and John Mellowes Professor in Medicine at The Medical College of Wisconsin. Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, Interim Dean and Executive Vice President of the College, made the appointment. Dr. Silverstein also will join the medical staff as Chief of Medicine at Froedtert Hospital, a major affiliate of the College.
June 25 - John Baker, PhD, discusses his research linking the gut’s microbiome with heart attack risk and severity in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
March 21 - Dr. Elizabeth Gore, professor of radiation oncology, discusses the prevalence of lung cancer, the importance of early diagnosis, and how events like the “Fight for Air Climb” support lung cancer research. WTMJ-TV
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.
The Carol M. Meils, MD Endowed Scholarship was established by Dr. Meils’ son through a bequest the Class of 1983 alumna made to the Medical College of Wisconsin.