MCW Cardiovascular/Heart Disease/Cardiothoracic Surgery News
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June 14 - The Have a Heart Motorcycle Ride for cardiovascular research was held Saturday, June 11. Despite the high temps of 90 degrees, almost 200 riders and approximately 120 bikes showed up for the ride, which organizers anticipate is the best turnout in the eight-year history of the event.
June 1 - You are invited to participate on a Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin team for the Have a Heart Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, June 11 to benefit the Cardiovascular Center. The team will gather at the MCW Visitor's Lot at 9 a.m. and depart together at 9:30 a.m., guided by a team captain to the start line at Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson in Thiensville.
May 16 - D. Woodrow Benson, Jr., MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and chief of pediatric cardiology, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society. Dr. Benson received the award in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the diagnosis and management of arrhythmias in children.
Apr. 6 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received two grants totaling $2.8 million to investigate treatments for diseases of the kidney. The first grant is a 5-year, $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to investigate the development of a drug to treat Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
Apr. 5 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to research the relationship between von Willebrand factor (VWF), a protein that helps blood clot, and collagen, one of the major structural components of blood vessel walls.
Apr. 1 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the risk factors of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), where the muscle wall of the heart’s main pumping chamber becomes enlarged and thickens at a cellular level.
Mar. 21 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood to continue funding a study focused on how health of the cells lining the inner wall of blood vessels impact the vessels’ reaction to an increase in blood flow.
Feb. 4 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will host Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease heart health conference on Monday, March 14, 2016 featuring nutrition expert, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, and his wife and author, Ann Crile Esselstyn.
Jan. 28 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cardiovascular Center is the recipient of a grant from the A. O. Smith Foundation which will support the creation of the A. O. Smith Fellowship Scholars Program Grant
Jan. 25 - The 20th Annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk will be held on Saturday, February 13 at 10:00 a.m. at Wil-O-Way Recreation Center, 10602 Underwood Parkway in Wauwatosa. The event supports heart research at the Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in which more than 200 faculty physicians and research scientists study the causes, prevention and treatment of heart disease.
Jan. 20 - An op-ed by John R. Raymond, MD, president of the American Heart Association Metro Milwaukee Board of Directors and president and CEO of the Medical College of Wisconsin and J. Carter Ralphe is president of the American Heart Association Madison Board of Directors and division chief of pediatric cardiology at UW Health in Madison supports the a bill that has been introduced in the Capitol that will substantially increase the number of CPR-trained individuals in Wisconsin communities by incorporating basic, compression-only CPR training into the high school curriculum statewide. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Medical College of Wisconsin researchers are studying intestinal bacteria as a promising new approach for the prevention of heart attacks and a range of other conditions, including pediatric liver disease and antibiotic-resistant, hospital-acquired infections.
Adults who were born with congenital heart disease find highly specialized, lifelong care at the Wisconsin Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, a partnership of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital.
Nov. 12 - WauwatosaNow reports that David Gutterman, MD, Northwestern Mutual Professor of Cardiology and Senior Director of the Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), received the 2015 College Medalist Award from the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) during its annual meeting in Montreal in October. The award honors meritorious service in furthering work in chest medicine. Wauwatosa Now
Nov. 10 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in collaboration with the University of Arizona, the University of Miami, and Marshfield Clinic, have found that a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease helps to delay or prevent the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common form of blindness among older Americans.
Nov. 5 - David Gutterman, MD, Northwestern Mutual Professor of Cardiology and Senior Director of the Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), received the 2015 College Medalist Award from the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) during its annual meeting in Montreal in October. The award honors meritorious service in furthering work in chest medicine.
Oct. 15 - The 5th annual Vascular Access Symposium is planned for Thursday, Oct. 22, in the MCW Kerrigan Auditorium. The event runs from 12:30-5:30 p.m.
Sept. 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a 4-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to fund research that aims to identify novel strategies to eliminate excess cholesterol from the bloodstream and prevent heart attacks caused by the build-up of plaque in the arteries.
Sept. 14 - Dr. Tom Aufderheide (Emergency Medicine) discusses the importance of addressing cardiac arrest as a major national public health problem in Today’s Geriatric Medicine. Today's Geriatric Medicine
Aug. 12 - Aron Geurts, PhD is the first recipient of the $25,000 Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Scholar Award. Dr. Geurts will use the scholarship funds in his accelerated efforts to model genetic variation in human stem cells which will lead to a better understanding of cardiovascular disease and new avenues for specific therapeutic approaches. The award is funded by proceeds from the annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run/Walk. Lake Country Now
Aug. 12 - Urban Milwaukee columnist John Torinus, Chairman of Serigraph, Inc., notes that MCW is increasingly on the forefront of creating start-up companies. He reports on the success of Aoy Tomita-Mitchell, PhD, and Dr. Michael Mitchell (both Surgery – Pediatric Cardiothoracic), whose start-up company Ariosa Diagnostic, Inc., was recently sold to Roche for between $400 - $600 million. The couple’s new company – Tai, Inc. – will be located on UWM’s Innovation Campus. Urban Milwaukee
Aug. 12 - In a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, Dr. David Johnstone (Surgery – Cardiothoracic) discusses a low-dose CT scan used at all Froedtert & MCW hospitals to determine if individuals who have smoked 30 pack-years show early signs of lung cancer. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel