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Martin Muntz named 2010 Young Internist of the Year

Marty Muntz has been named 2010 Young Internist of the Year by the Wisconsin Chapter of ACP (American College of Physicians). This award recognizes his outstanding contributions to patient care and medical education in the state of Wisconsin.

Dr. Muntz graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin with a chief resident year starting in 2004. He joined the faculty in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, in 2005, practicing at the General Internal Medicine Clinic at Froedtert East. He has developed an interdisciplinary clinic using the chronic disease model for patients with heart failure.

This is not the first award for this Clinician-Educator. He has received the Department of Medicine’s Top Ten Teaching Award in 2006, 2007 & 2008 and the Edward J. Lennon Endowed Clinical Teacher Award in September 2009. He also has been the recipient of Best New Faculty in 2006 and Best In-Patient Teacher in 2010 presented at the annual Department of Medicine Banquet.

His educational work has focused on ambulatory medicine and fourth year students. He teaches cross-coverage skills, advanced clinical reasoning, and cardiovascular examination using a variety of innovative methods including simulators, team-based learning and interactive websites.

The award was presented at Wisconsin ACP’s annual meeting in September.
 


Several members of the Department of Medicine participated in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk on Thursday, September 16th. Team members Annette Cernohous and her husband Art, Bradley Condon, Crystal Goodwill, Jessica Kaho, Doris Kreis, Ryan Lamp and his wife Amanda, Julie Pipke and her daughter Lynn (including their puppy Rusty), Karen Warnemuende with her husband Paul, and Theresa Weber walked a one mile course beginning at the War Memorial Center in downtown Milwaukee.

To date, the Department of Medicine has donated over $2,400 to support blood cancer research and services. These funds are being raised in honor of Marlene Weber, the assistant to Distinguished Professor and Dean Emeritus Michael Dunn, who is currently undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The overall goal is $5000 and contributions will be accepted through October. Please contact Crystal Goodwill (805-0529 or cgoodwill@mcw.edu) for further information.


Mary M. Horowitz, MD receives the American Society of Hematology’s Mentor Award

Mary M. Horowitz, MD, Professor and Interim Chief in the Division of Neoplastic Diseases recently received the American Society of Hematology’s Mentor Award in the basic sciences. The ASH Mentor Award was created to reward outstanding mentors in the hematology community. Awardees must have a sustained career commitment to mentoring, a significant positive impact on their mentees' careers, and through their mentees have advanced research and patient care in the field of hematology.

This award is based on the training experiences and success of the nominee’s mentees, not the mentor’s personal career achievement and include five key roles of a mentor – providing intellectual growth and development, career development, professional guidance, advocacy and positive role modeling. 


Jeffrey Jackson, MD, FACP selected as Laureate Award recipient

Jeffrey Jackson, MD, FACP, Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Zablocki VA Medical Center, was recently selected by the Army Chapter of the American College of Physicians as one of this year's Laureate Award recipients. The Laureate Award is designed to honor a senior Internal Medicine physician who is a retired Army Medical Corps Officer. This prestigious award honors a Fellow or Master of the ACP with a long-term record of excellence in clinical, academic, research, or administrative roles in the Army Internal Medicine community. An award ceremony will be held at the Army/Air Force Chapter Annual Meeting on November 19th at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Bethesda, Maryland. 


Two housestaff receive awards at ACP Meeting

At the recent, Wisconsin State ACP Meeting held on September 10-11, 2010, two housestaff received awards.

Jeff Gehl, PGY II in the Med-Peds residency program received 2nd place in the poster competition. Also, Shannon Schmidt, PGY II in the Categorical residency program took 2nd for the oral vignette presentation. 


Midwest SGIM Meeting well represented by Department of Medicine Faculty and Residents

Our residents did a phenomenal job at last week's Midwest SGIM Meeting in Chicago. They all worked very hard on their presentations and represented MCW extremely well.

In fact, MCW won the award for most abstracts submitted by a VA-affiliated program, and 1/3 of the oral vignettes were from our residents - far more than any other program. In total we had 23 abstracts from residents at the meeting.

Residents who represented us at the meeting were:
Matt Buelow
Amy DeGueme
Tom Fang
Tom Giever
Rachel Johnson
Cynthia Kay
Japs Lee
Agnes Libot
Reema Lamba
Zubin Lathara
Asha Mehta
Carla Meister
Donna Miller
Dave Niccum
Sarah Nickoloff
Ankit Sakhuja
Shannon Schmidt
Selam Tarekegn
Jyothi Varanasi
 

Special congratulations to Ankit Sakhuja whose research abstract was selected as a featured abstract and will be publicized via press release!

Many thanks also to the GIM faculty who assisted residents with preparing their presentations:
Dr. Ahmad
Dr. Davids Dr. Fletcher
Dr. Gleeson
Dr. Toth

GREAT JOB! We look forward to seeing an equally impressive output for the upcoming calls for abstracts to the National ACP and National SGIM meetings. 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Residency Program Interviews Begin 11/2
American Society of Nephrology National Meeting 11/18 – 11/21
Core Skills Program – IM201 12/8 – 12/10                                        

 

TED MACKINNEY, MD WINS ADDIS COSTELLO AWARD FROM THE WISCONSIN ACP

Ted MacKinney, Associate Professor of Medicine (Division of General Internal Medicine), has been awarded the Wisconsin ACP’s 2010 Addis Costello prize. This award honors the memory of Dr. Addis Costello, a Milwaukee physician leader who worked tirelessly to address socioeconomic factors affecting the practice of internal medicine.
 
Dr. MacKinney is a graduate of the Medical College and completed his residency and MPH at Johns Hopkins. He first joined the College as faculty in 1991, but has interrupted his tenure here on a few occasions to work in Nepal.
 
Dr. MacKinney’s work to develop health services in resource-poor settings is in the fine tradition of Dr. Addis Costello. Dr. MacKinney is the founder and director of Living River Health Services, providing care to poor Nepalese. His work in Nepal includes starting a teaching and mission hospital, directing two hospitals, managing hospital staff and establishing the first diabetes specialty clinic in the country. Here at the College, Dr. MacKinney has been awarded an Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin grant to partner with “Milwaukee Cares,” a charitable organization which coordinates medical care and donations of supplies and services.
 
Dr. MacKinney is an education leader and model for MCW Medical Students and Internal Medicine Residents.  He sits on the Global Health Pathway Council.  He won the 2007 MCW Marquette Medical Alumni Association Humanitarian award and AOA designation from the 2009 graduating class, specifically for his "excellence in servicing the underprivileged and in role modeling sensitivity to patients' different cultures and beliefs."  He has also received the 2009 SGIM Midwest Award for outstanding community service. 

Dr. MacKinney directs the continuity clinic experience for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.  He practices primary care at the General Internal Medicine Clinic at Froedtert East.


NEW TIME AND EFFORT REPORTING POLICY

From:  Sponsored Programs

Date:  October 07, 2010
Re:  Time and Effort Reporting Policy
A new policy has been implemented by Sponsored Programs to ensure effort certifications completed in connection with College sponsored projects accurately reflect the level of effort expended on a sponsored project and comply with the sponsor’s requirements.  The new policy assists faculty and staff engaged in allocating salaries and wages to sponsored projects, completing and/or certifying Semi-annual Personnel Activity Reports, and approving Timecards with understanding the principles associated with the accurate and timely completion of effort reports.
The new policy includes
  • Definitions of key terms, which will assist in understanding the effort reporting process
  • Faculty guidance in understanding and completing the Semi-annual Personnel Activity Report (Effort Report);
  • General guidance for staff in understanding the role of their monthly or semi-monthly Timecards; and
  • Guidance for TimeLink approvers in understanding their role and responsibilities as they relate to effort certification.
Important changes or additions to previous time and effort reporting procedures include:
  •  Semi-annual Personnel Activity Reports (Effort Reports) will only require one signature
  • MCW accepts a reasonable estimate of actual effort in completion of the Personnel Activity Report.  Reasonable is defined as +/- 5%, which is the degree of tolerance for the representation of the actual effort performed.
  • The Research Compliance Office will perform periodic evaluations and reviews of the effort reporting system.

These changes and additions will become effective for the next effort reporting period (7/01/10-12/31/10). 


Compliance Training

As a result of our department’s dedicated and collaborative efforts to achieve and maintain compliance throughout the past ten years, we are pleased to announce that annual compliance training will no longer be required. The compliance office will continue to conduct auditing functions and will communicate those results accordingly. Any future required training will be determined by the results of the audits or any changes in the regulatory environment that will require specific communication.


 

Ann K. Rosenthal, MD received grant from Lupus Foudation of American

Ann K. Rosenthal, MD, Professor and Interim Chief in the Division of Rheumatology recently received funding from the Lupus Foundation of America, Wisconsin Chapter of $10,000 to be used for the research project, “Lactadherin and Transglutaminase levels on Microparticles in SLE.” The study will run from October 1, 2010 through December 31st, 2011. The foundation’s goal is to support, educate and advocate for Wisconsin lupus patients and their families including support of research in finding better treatment options and the cause and cure for lupus.

 

Corporate Compliance is in the process of developing improved methods of communicating compliance information and guidance. Compliance training will always be available upon request and the office will continue to process all compliance inquiries. If you should you have any questions and or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact either Dan Wickeham (dwickha@mcw.edu) or Christine Santiago (csantiag@mcw.edu). 
 

Food for Families Food Drive to benefit the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee November 1-30, 2010

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, the Department of Medicine is sponsoring a food drive for the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee.

The initial goal is to collect 2010 pounds during the month of November. If that goal is reached, the entire department will be able to dress casually the week of December 20th to 23rd. Since we are a large department, we believe we can do more. Therefore, once we have collected 2010 pounds, we will push on toward our overall goal to collect a grand total of 2240 pounds (or one ton) of food. It may seem like a lot, but it is actually less than 15 pounds of groceries per person. If everyone chips in, we can make it happen!
Beginning on Monday, November 1, Hunger Task Force collection boxes will be in every kitchenette area throughout the DOM divisions. Every Friday morning, the Food Drive Team will collect the donations from the bins and coordinate pick-up with the Hunger Task Force.

Each Friday afternoon, the team will send an e-mail to everyone in DOM with an update on how much food was collected for the week, what has been collected to date, how close we are toward reaching the goals, suggestions for donations, and highlights of local grocery sales to guide shopping efforts.

Please feel free to contact members of the Food Drive Team if you have any questions. 

  • Kerrie Quirk (Team Leader)
  • Jessica Kaho
  • Kristin Costello
  • Brooke Lessmiller
  • Robin Karst
  • Tracy Stasinopoulos
  • Erich Stabelfeldt 

 

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