A Welcome from the Interim Chairman
Welcome to the first edition of the Department of Medicine Newsletter! It is my hope this monthly online publication will help increase communications throughout the department. Each issue will have a feature article highlighting successes and innovation in research, education, patient care and community involvement. We will also celebrate other good news through general announcements.
With such a large department, keeping track of all of the excellent work we do is very difficult. Of no one’s fault, innovation often remains within a single division or working group, even when it is happening right down the hall. This newsletter will bring to light some of the good work happening in each division to foster greater cross communication, sharing of ideas and collaboration when possible.
Along with the Newsletter Working Group, I am committed to establishing as many effective communication channels as possible. I invite you to do the same. Please watch for the monthly email announcing the latest edition…and then click on the link. Take a moment to read about what your colleagues are doing within their area of expertise. Lastly, be ready to share with others the good work you are doing! We want to know.
Again, I welcome you. Enjoy!
Announcements from the Department of Medicine
Inspired by a patient struggling with coming to terms with his diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes, Judy Podoll, APNP in the Division of Endocrinology, took it upon herself to establish what is now a successful diabetes support group entering its second year.
The Department of Medicine’s Residency Program participated in the NRMP Match held on
March 18th. The Department recruited for and filled all of our intern positions through the match which included 28 categorical, 10 preliminary, 2 primary care, and 1 medicine-geriatric. Our incoming intern class for 2010 will represent 21 different medical schools and 11 different states.
The Department of Medicine’s newsletter’s working group would love to tap into your creative juices and ask you to name the newsletter! We’ll even make this a contest.
It happened again! The Rheumatology clinic physicians and staff have won top honors for high performance for the eighth (8) consecutive quarter among all Froedtert/Medical College Clinics, according to the Press Ganey customer surveys. With such success, the big question is, how did they do that?
For faculty interested in clinical and translational research, you can receive assistance with: protocol development, consultation with statistical design and analysis, guidance with grant writing, assistance with working with the IRB, IACUC, bio-safety applications, and much more. The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) hopes to create a borderless and synergistic research environment in SE Wisconsin while creating education and training programs to develop the next generation of clinical and translational researchers.