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February 19 - February 25

Call for Posters: Community Engagement Week 2017 due by March 1

02-01-20171:00 PM  - 2:00 PM

The Community Engagement Week planning committee is seeking abstract and poster submissions that describe projects, research and/or lessons learned from the field of Community Engagement in Research (CEnR) that align with this year’s CE week theme, “Elevating Community Voices in Health.” Relevant submissions, which are due March 1, will meet the following criteria: All must fit within at least one of the following topic areas • Community-academic partnerships for health • Community-centered information systems design • Metrics and outcomes in CEnR • Examples from the field in approaching translational research projects Submissions must also: • Either have been developed in direct collaboration with communities (e.g. through a community-academic partnership) • Or projects demonstrate a deep practical understanding of the needs and priorities of the communities In contrast to typical academic conferences, posters must convey information in ways that are directly accessible and understandable by members of the community at large. Please complete the submission form with an abstract (maximum 200 words). We welcome abstracts of original work that have not been peer reviewed previously and those that have been peer reviewed and accepted for presentation at another meeting – but have not yet been presented locally. Complete required information on the abstract form. Size of actual poster should be no larger than 42x56 inches (horizontal). Posters that are overly technical, jargon laden or designed solely for an academic audience will be rejected without review. Poster session: Friday, April 21, 2017 All electronic submissions should be sent to Jessica De Santis at .

Community Engagement Week Registration is Open Feb. 10-April 7

02-10-20178:00 AM  - 5:00 PM

Registration for Community Engagement Week 2017, Elevating Community Voices in Health, is now open! Join the Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement and the Community Engagement Core in strengthening community and academic collaboration around health by exploring and growing our common ground. See the attached flier and visit our page for more information about the week’s events! Questions? Contact Micala Queary at

As part of Community Engagement Week, MCW is providing a volunteer opportunity for faculty, staff and students. On Thursday, April 20, noon – 1 p.m., MCW will host a sandwich making event in the Alumni Center. Faculty, staff and students who sign up to volunteer will have the opportunity to make sandwiches, which will be delivered to local United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County’s partner agencies for distribution. Advanced registration is required for this event. Register now and help MCW meet our goal of making 3,500 sandwiches in 60 minutes. Questions regarding this event can be directed to MCW Special Events at 955-4741.

Global Photography Exhibition Feb. 20-23

02-20-20178:00 AM  - 5:00 PM

The MCW Global Health Organization and Office of Global Health are hosting a global photography exhibition to display the photography skills of our MCW community. This exhibit is part of the 9th Annual Global Health Fair.

Kaleidoscope Film Showing "The African-Americans: Many Rivers To Cross" A More Perfect Union Feb. 20

02-20-201712:00 PM  - 1:00 PM

"The African-Americans: Many Rivers To Cross" A More Perfect Union. Please RSVP by Thursday, February 16, 2017. See flyer for more details.

Vision Science Distinguished Lecture Series "Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Human Photoreceptor Diseases" Feb. 20

02-20-201712:00 PM  - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jonathan Lin, MD, PhD, associate professor, Shiley Eye Institute, University of California, San Diego

IRB Lunch & Learn Feb. 21

02-21-201712:00 PM  - 1:00 AM

Human Research Protection Grand Rounds

IRB Lunch & Learn February 2017: Registration: Understanding New Guidelines, Implications and Resosurces for Compliance

Amit Gode
Clinical Research Manager
Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Sonia Maldonado-Schmidt
Program Manager
Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Noon – 1 p.m.
MFRC 3075

You are welcome to bring your lunch. Dessert and beverages will be provided by the MCW Human Research Protection Program.


Online Registration



Applicant Workshop, ACS Pilot Research Grant, Feb. 21

02-21-20174:00 PM  - 5:00 PM

Deb Nevels from the American Cancer Society will open the workshop with remarks about the ACS-IRG and how these funds have supported young cancer researchers at MCW.  Dr. You will close the workshop with remarks about his history of ACS funding.

We will include the following resources for potential applicants:

  • Dr. Anjishnu Banerjee, biostatistics support
  • Terri Misorski, general application and eBridge submission support
  • Kitty Marquardt, manager of MCW Cancer Center pilot grants and LOI support
  • Jen Bollmer, clinical research applications support
  • Former ACS-IRG awardees: K. Beyer, J. Neilson, B. Smith

RSVP to Anne Mathias if you plan on attending at 414-805-8258 or 


Cardiology Cath Conference "Patent Foramen Ovale and Atrial Septal Defects: Indications and Techniques for Closure" Feb. 22

02-22-20177:00 AM  - 8:00 AM

"Patent Foramen Ovale and Atrial Septal Defects: Indications and Techniques for Closure" presented by Dr. Tadeo Diaz-Balderrama

Surgery Grand Rounds "Users Guide to Base Deficit" Feb. 22

02-22-20177:30 AM  - 8:30 AM

Users Guide to Base Deficit
Jeremy Juern, MD

Associate Professor
Division of Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery

Physiology Department Seminar "Role of NFR2-angiotensin II interactions in setting the “redox window” for optimum vascular function" Feb. 22

02-22-20178:30 AM  - 9:30 AM

Julian Lombard, PhD Professor Department of Physiology "Role of NFR2-angiotensin II interactions in setting the “redox window” for optimum vascular function"

Visiting Professor: Folakemi T. Odedina, PhD, Feb. 22

02-22-20179:00 AM  - 10:00 AM

"Addressing Cancer Health Disparities: Need for Global Perspective in Developing Local Solutions"

Folakemi T. Odedina, PhD

PI & Program Director, MiCaRT Center

Professor, Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research

Research Professor, Radiation Oncology

Associate Director & Program Leader, UF Health Cancer Center

University of Florida, Gainesville


Refreshments provided. 

Please RSVP to Michele Ward at 

Representative Dale Kooyenga Presentation "How Federalism Can Fix Healthcare" Feb. 22

02-22-201712:00 PM  - 1:00 PM

Please join the Benjamin Rush Institute (BRI) and the American Medical Association (AMA) as they welcome Wisconsin State Representative Dale Kooyenga (R - Brookfield) for a lunchtime presentation titled, "How Federalism Can Fix Healthcare." Rep. Kooyenga will offer a unique perspective of the healthcare system as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and as a CPA. There will be an opportunity for Q&As, and lunch will be provided to those who RSVP. We look forward to seeing you Wednesday, February 22nd from 12-1 PM in Kerrigan Auditorium. To receive lunch, please RSVP to by February 21st.

Cell Biology Seminar Feb. 22

02-22-201712:00 PM  - 1:00 PM

Matthew Scaglione, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Medical College of Wisconsin, presents: "CHIPing away at Neurodegeneration."

Host: Allison Ebert, PhD

Black History Month Celebration Event, Conscious Conversations Feb. 22

02-22-20176:00 PM  - 8:00 PM

Understanding the relationship between the African American Community and Health Professionals. Hosted by SNMA. Dinner Provided. RSVP to

Cardiology Grand Rounds "Clinical Case of the Month" Feb. 23

02-23-20177:00 AM  - 8:00 AM

Clinical Case of the Month by Bryan Austin, MD

Physiology Department Seminar "Molecular Approaches to Understanding Human Salt-Sensitive Hypertension" Feb. 23

02-23-20178:30 AM  - 9:30 AM

Master’s Dissertation Defense Marc Casati Graduate Student - Liang Lab "Molecular Approaches to Understanding Human Salt-Sensitive Hypertension"

KNOWLEDGE NOW Faculty Development Session Feb. 23

02-23-201712:00 PM  - 12:50 PM

Join us for a faculty development session to provide effective and efficient clinical advising. The panel discussion will feature several outstanding clinical advisors from the MCW faculty community.

KNOWLEDGE NOW Faculty Development Session Feb. 23

02-23-201712:00 PM  - 12:50 PM

Join four experienced clinical advisors as they discuss best practices and ideas to advise medical students for residency and career placement.

NCBI Welcoming Diversity Exposure Workshop Feb. 23

02-23-201712:45 PM  - 5:00 PM

The MCW Coalition Builders Team regularly offers the National Coalition Building Institute's (NCBI) award-winning Welcoming Diversity Workshop which has been presented to thousands of groups throughout the world, including schools, colleges and universities, corporations, government agencies, trade unions, religious institutions, and community organizations. Over 1,000 MCW employees and students have received support and leadership development through these workshops. The workshop consists of a series of seven highly interactive activities designed to celebrate diversity and discover our unconscious bias and how it impacts our leadership.

9th Annual Global Health Fair Feb. 23

02-23-20171:00 PM  - 4:30 PM

This joint education program is free and open to MCW and the community. This year's theme is Health System Leadership and Management. Program includes keynote lecture on Leadership and Management in Global Health and case presentation by Peter Drobac, MD, MPH (MCW Class of 2002) and a discussion of healthcare systems in middle-and upper-income countries by Drs. John Meurer and William Hueston. RSVP to Sponsored by the MCW Global Health Organization, Global Health Pathway, with support from the Office of Global Health, Alumni Relations and the Class of 1984 Global Health Pathway Fund.

MCW Exclusive Film Showing Straight from Sundance Feb. 23

02-23-20175:00 PM  - 7:00 PM

Dinner and a 2017 documentary about an unstoppable group of health advocates who take on global health equity to to create Partners in Health. Part of the 9th Annual Global Health week. RSVP to by Feb. 16, 2017.

Pediatric Grand Rounds | QPR Training: Suicide Prevention in Pediatric Patients and Physicians Feb. 24

02-24-20178:30 AM  - 9:30 AM

Kathy Russeth, MD, Assistant Professor, Child and Adolescent Division, Department of Psychiatry, MCW, Alexandra Lynch, Medical Student, MCW, and Laura Ledvora, Medical Student, MCW

IDP and NDP Student Symposium Feb. 24

02-24-201711:00 AM  - 2:00 PM

Bioethics and Medical Humanities Grand Rounds Feb. 24

02-24-201712:00 PM  - 1:00 PM

This program is designed for physicians, medical students, nurses, chaplains, social workers, psychologists, and other individuals who are interested in bioethics.

PCOR Research Seminar "Regional Variation in Low Value Breast Cancer Care" Feb. 24

02-24-201712:45 PM  - 2:00 PM

"Regional Variation in Low Value Breast Cancer Care," presented by Liliana Pezzin, PhD, JD, Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine

Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences 2017 Research Day Feb. 24

02-24-20171:00 PM  - 4:30 PM

Resident and faculty research presentations will outline the afternoon along with prestigious guest speaker, Lawrence R. Lustig, MD, the Howard W. Smith Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and otolaryngologist-in-chief at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.

Endocrine Surgery Symposium Feb. 25

02-25-20178:00 AM  - 5:00 PM

Medical College of Wisconsin
and University of Texas
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Endocrine Surgery Symposium

Surgical endocrine disorders are increasing in incidence and the diagnosis and management are increasingly complex, often requiring multidisciplinary care by endocrinologists, radiologists, medical oncologists, and surgeons. This workshop will highlight the multidisciplinary approach and current national and international guidelines for these complex diseases. Invited speakers include well-known academic surgeons from both the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament, Feb. 25

02-25-201712:30 PM  - 7:00 PM

Looking for a way to shake off some energy in snowy Wisconsin on a Saturday afternoon in February?  Interested in ideas for entertaining the entire family despite the frigid temps?  Do you think bowling shoes look really cool and make a great fashion statement?

Whatever the reason, you, your friends and family members are certain to enjoy the ninth annual Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament which will take place Saturday, February 25, at Sussex Bowl. The entry fee is $10 per person, which covers three games of bowling, shoe rental and a tee shirt.  In addition, each bowler is asked to raise a minimum of $25 in donations. Bowlers can choose to start at 12:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.  Registration details on the attached registration form.

Bowlers of all ages and all skill levels are welcome to participate. Prizes will be given to the team that raises the most money as well as to the best bowling scores.  There also will be opportunities to bid on items.  This event is organized by Cancer Center Board members, Brian Ellenbecker and David Ellenbecker, who have raised more than $130,000 for research at the MCW Cancer Center through this event and other fundraising activities.

Sussex Bowl is located at N64 W24576 Main Street in Sussex. 

We hope to see you on February 25!