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Medicine e-Connection

Rick Hampton

According to Webster’s Dictionary, interdigitate is “to become interlocked like the fingers of folded hands.” During the last two months I have had the opportunity to work with you as the Business Manager for the Department of Medicine, and I have observed the interlocking of divisions and the department; providers, researchers, educators, and of employees who have an extended history within our department and those of us who are newcomers.

Being a newcomer I have responsibilities that include the oversight of the Department of Medicine’s administrative and fiscal functions related to the delivery of our missions of teaching, research, and patient care. In the near future I hope to become involved in community service, which is one of the four sections highlighted in our newsletter.

As I read this second newsletter I am reminded of the individual fingers folded together, connecting us as a department in the areas of community service, education, patient care, and research. Enjoy reading this e-newsletter, locating your fingers in our folded hands, and reflecting on the interdigitation of our Department of Medicine.


Announcements from the Department of Medicine

Drs. Edward Duthie and Mary Cohan enjoy the postgame

Community: Thriller at Miller Softball Game

Marquette University School of Dentistry students will once again take on students from the Medical College of Wisconsin, in the fourth annual Thriller at Miller softball game. The series stands at 2-4 in favor of MCW. MUSoD won the first game, MCW the last two. The classic rematch between MCW and MUSoD where student play for bragging rights and of course the prestigious Caduceus Cup trophy is scheduled for Saturday, July 24th at Helfaer Field/Miller Park.

Education: Graduation

The Department of Medicine held their annual Banquet on June 4th, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza. Over 250 faculty and housestaff were in attendance that evening to celebrate the achievements of the departing housestaff.

Arthur: Man of mystery in Geriatrics

Patient Care: Interdisciplinary Osteoporosis and Calcium Disorders Clinic

The Department of Medicine has established a new interdisciplinary Osteoporosis and Calcium Disorders Program. This program incorporates the divisions of Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine, and Rheumatology. The goal is to provide state-of-the-art care for patients with osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases including calcium and parathyroid disorders.

Research: Using e-Bridge to submit Grants: An Update

With more time to work on science and less time on budgets and looking for signatures, the new electronic grant submission process through e-Bridge has allowed the Department of Medicine to be more efficient in grant submissions leading into a future of better care for patients at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Newsletter Committee 

Jessica Bevan Administrative Coordinator II, Endocrinology & Geriatrics
Antonio Grasso Administrative Assistant II, Nephrology
Rick Hampton Business Manager II, Medicine
Bobbi Klebenow Administrative Coordinator I, Rheumatology
Edward Minter Assistant Director of Departmental Operations, Internal Consulting Team
Kathy Rafel Program Coordinator I, Medicine
Erich Stabelfeldt Medical Education Assistant, Cardiology, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Infectious Disease
Tracy Stasinopoulos Medical Education Coordinator II, Medicine Residency

Any comments or suggestions? Please email Kathy Rafel at
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