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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 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 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.
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.
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.
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
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 23 - Donna K. Arnett, PhD, MSPH, President of the American Heart Association, presented at MCW’s cardiology grand rounds on April 17. WauwatosaNOW
April 23 - Dr. Aoy Mitchell and Dr. Stuart Berger discuss the need for a statewide newborn screening test for DiGeorge Syndrome. 620 WTMJ
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
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
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
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.
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 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
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.
March 25 - Dr. Thomas Aufderheide (Emergency Medicine) developed hands-only CPR training kits for the American Heart Association. Today's TMJ4
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
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
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
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).
Mar 11 - College Two funds at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation are supporting three distinct cardiovascular research projects at the Medical College of Wisconsin with grants totaling $75,000.
March 11 - Michael Cinquegrani, MD, professor and division chief of cardiovascular medicine, comments on a new study that identified signs of heart disease in 4000-year old mummies. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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.
Feb. 27 - Dr. Ivor Benjamin has been named MCW’s Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Director of the Cardiovascular Research Center, and Vice-Chair of Translational Research. WauwatosaNOW
Feb. 19 - In an interview with OnMilwaukee.com, Dr. Ulrich Broeckel discusses the importance of the support he receives from the Steve Cullen Healthy Hearts Club Run. OnMilwaukee.com
Feb. 19 - A New York Times article cites Dr. David Friedland’s (Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences) research that found that low-frequency hearing loss could be an early indication that a patient has vascular problems. The New York Times
Feb. 12 - The 17th Annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk will be held on Saturday, February 16 in Wauwatosa. The event supports MCW’s Cardiovascular Center. WauwatosaNOW
Feb. 12 - A New York Times article references Dr. David Friedland’s research into the link between hearing loss and cardiovascular disease. New York Times
Feb 04 - Parents magazine today revealed the exclusive findings from its 10 Best Children’s Hospitals survey, ranking Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin No. 4 in the nation. In addition, six specialty programs were ranked in the top 10, including preemie and newborn care No. 1, emergency care No. 3, orthopedic care No. 6, heart care No. 7, pulmonary care No. 8 and cancer care No. 9.
Feb 04 - The 17th Annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, 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. 29 - Dr. David Friedland (Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences) reported in The Laryngoscope on the relationship between cardiovascular and hearing health. WUWM FM & Providence Journal
Jan. 22 - The Milwaukee Business Journal profiles Dr. Nicole Lohr (Medicine –Cardiovascular), an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Milwaukee Business Journal
Jan. 16 - The Milwaukee Business Journal profiled Dr. Nicole Lohr, assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine, a Wisconsin native and MCW alumna. The Milwaukee Business Journal
Jan. 14 - Physicians from the Advanced Heart Failure Program at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin pioneered the first operation in the nation outside clinical trials of the latest Ventricular Assist Device, which works to improve the lives of patients suffering from end-stage heart failure. BizTimes
Jan. 7 - M Magazine profiles Drs. John Densmore (Surgery – Pediatric) and Michael Cinquegrani (Medicine – Cardiology). M Magazine
Dec. 5 - A Wisconsin research team, including investigators at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute, received a federal grant to review the use of pulse oximetry (POX) screening in babies born in Wisconsin hospitals, birthing centers and home deliveries.
A record number of students participated this year in the Medical College’s Medical Student Summer Research Program, which pairs first- and second-year students with a faculty mentor for a laboratory-based research experience. The program gives future doctors perspective on how new discoveries are translated into the tools and treatments of tomorrow.
Gaining access to appropriate medical care can be difficult for patients limited by geography, disability or specialist availability. Alumni are engaging telemedicine in a number of creative ways to serve patients in the U.S. and internationally through distance technologies that allow for video conferencing, remote exams, diagnostics and follow-up care.
Nov. 27 - The Medical College of Wisconsin received a five-year, $650,000 award from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to investigate how muscular dystrophy causes cardiac muscle to deteriorate, a condition known as dystrophic cardiomyopathy.
David Friedland, MD, PhD, professor and vice chair of otolaryngology and communication sciences, discusses his research into the link between hearing loss and heart disease. WUWM-FM
Anne Hoch, DO, professor of sports medicine, cautions female athletes to be aware that even elite athletes can suffer from heart disease caused by the “female athlete triad,” a group of conditions often found in young athletes whose intake of nutrition is insufficient to support their activities. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nov., 08 - The fourth annual Have a Heart Motorcycle Ride, led by the Suburban Milwaukee HOG (Harley Owners Group) Chapter, raised $12,000 to support research in the Medical College of Wisconsin Cardiovascular Center this year.
The James M. Ross Professor of Diabetes in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Dr. Anthony McCall has established himself as an expert in diabetes treatment, research, and education.
Oct. 12 - October is National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, and on the first day of the month, a 62nd life was saved as a result of Project ADAM, 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.
One project will investigate how inflammatory cells are linked to heart failure in patients with high blood pressure. Two other studies will look at predicting heart failure and reversing damage. Milwaukee Business Journal
Jennifer Strande, MD, PhD, assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine and Shama Mirza, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry, received a $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study a specific type of heart failure and to identify biomarkers that might allow clinicians to diagnose and treat earlier. Milwaukee Business Journal
Sept. 19 - Scientists from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Froedtert Hospital received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study a specific type of heart failure and to identify biomarkers that might allow clinicians to diagnose and treat earlier.
Sept 14 - Facing significant capacity constraints in surgical, outpatient and inpatient care areas, Froedtert Hospital will move forward with plans to construct a new building and renovate existing space on its academic medical center campus in Wauwatosa.
Aug. 28 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) received a four-year, $2.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to develop a more precise clinical test for predicting a patient’s risk of developing heart disease.
Aug. 27 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) received a four-year, $2.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to develop a more precise clinical test for predicting a patient’s risk of developing heart disease.
David Gutterman, MD, the Northwestern Mutual Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, and a contributing editor of The American Journal of Physiology—Heart and Circulatory Physiology, interviewed Michael Widlansky, MD, assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine, about a new study that found remote preconditioning led to better performances from athletes in some sports. American Journal of Physiology – Heart and Circulatory Physiology
The Senior Awards Dinner for the Medical School Class of 2011 was held May 19, 2011, at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee. The night was an opportunity to celebrate four years of accomplishment with friends and family.
July 25 - Sharath Subramanian, MD, cardiology fellow at the Medical College of Wisconsin, is first author on a paper published in the July 25 online issue of "JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association." The paper, "Arterial Inflammation in Patients with HIV," investigated the role of arterial inflammation leading to increased cardiovascular disease in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Upon concluding an inspiring term as President of the American College of Cardiology, Dr. David Holmes was honored by another group of peers as he was named the 2012 Medical School Alumnus of the Year. For more than three decades, Dr. Holmes has served as a consummate clinician, mentor, investigator, innovator and leader in cardiology at the Mayo Clinic and its College of Medicine.
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.
July 19 - Scientists from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study acute kidney injury in children who have had cardiopulmonary bypass.