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MCW to host renowned nutrition expert at heart health conference

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.

American Hospital Association highlights Project Ujima

Jan. 28 - The American Hospital Association has chosen Project Ujima for inclusion in its 2016 edition of “Community Connections: Ideas & Innovations for Hospital Leaders.”

MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment awards over $238,000 to improve medical response and care for sexually exploited youth

Jan. 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment awarded $238,796 over two years to the Proactive Outreach for the Health of Sexually Exploited Youth program (POHSEY), which seeks to transform the medical response and care delivery for sexually exploited youth by developing training, protocols and tools to educate healthcare providers and improve medical practices for identification and treatment of sexually exploited youth.

MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment awards more than $250,000 to increase fitness in Milwaukee

Jan. 13 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment awarded more than $250,000 over three years to provide additional physical education (PE) support to Milwaukee Public School (MPS) students, resulting in increased fitness and creating an orientation to lifetime fitness.

Building wellness in Barron County

A collaborative effort by the Medical College of Wisconsin and dozens of partners in Barron County in northwestern Wisconsin is working to increase healthy eating and physical activity.

Caring for mental health needs of city children

More city school children are getting the mental health treatment they need thanks to a collaboration led by the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Public Schools.

MCW awarded $2.7 million grant to advance the understanding and measurement of outcomes in children with chronic disease

Sept. 29 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has been awarded a four-year, $2.7 million grant by the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to support the Midwest Child Patient Reported Outcomes Consortium which is designed to advance the understanding and measurement of outcomes in children with chronic disease for use in both clinical care and research so as to optimize the well-being and functioning of affected children.

Julia Dickson-Gomez, PhD asked to serve on NIH study section

Aug. 11 - Julia Dickson-Gomez, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been invited to serve as a member of the Behavioral and Social Science Approaches to Preventing HIV/AIDS Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, for the term beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2019.

$1.5 million gift establishes Charles E. Kubly Psychiatry Access Project Endowed Fund

Aug. 10 - Milwaukee-area philanthropists Dr. Michael and Mrs. Billie Kubly have made a $1.5 million gift to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) to establish an endowed fund to support a unique project that gives pediatricians and family physicians tools to identify, diagnose and treat children with mental illness and mental health issues.

MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment invests $1.7 million in six community health improvement awards

Aug. 8 - Six community health projects ranging in scope from youth suicide prevention in Jackson County to increased access to farmers markets in low-income areas of Milwaukee will benefit from funding awarded by the Medical College of Wisconsin's (MCW) Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment. Funding for the six awards is more than $1.7 million.

EveryBODY Play! Adaptive Sports Expo

July 27 - For some people living with physical disabilities, participating in sports is just a dream, but MCW is trying to change that through the EveryBODY Play! Adaptive Sports Expo. WISN

Dr. Willis Says Poor Communications between Doctors/Parents Leads to Low Vaccination Rates

July 20 - Dr. Earnestine Willis, Principal Investigator for the Community Health Improvement for Milwaukee’s Children project, said that poor communication between doctors and Central City parents contributes to low vaccination rates. Parents may think their child is current on vaccinations when they are not. Urban Milwaukee

Editorial Identifies MCW as Participant in Summit on Creating Safer Neighborhoods

May 28 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial on gun violence notes the importance of grass-roots efforts of neighborhoods most affected by violence. The editorial identifies MCW as one of the major institutions that participated in a March summit meeting on creating safer neighborhoods. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Care and quality of life for older, rural HIV-positive adults

May 20 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Center for AIDS Intervention and Research has received a two-year, $420,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging to determine the factors among older, rural HIV-positive adults that contribute to that group’s mortality rates.

Dr. O’Brien Discusses Work of Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission to Address Violence

May 13 - In an article in the New Yorker, Mallory O’Brien, PhD, (Institute for Health & Society – Epidemiology) discusses the work of the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission to address violence in Milwaukee. Dr. O’Brien is the Commission’s Director. New Yorker and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Hargarten, Julie Halverson Call for Public Health Approach to Reduce Gun Violence

May 13 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten (Emergency Medicine; Associate Dean for Global Health) and Julie Halverson (Injury Research Center) call for a public health approach to reduce gun violence in Milwaukee in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion editorial. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Rabbitt Discusses Research on Sex Trafficking Victims

May 7 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 reports on research published in Pediatrics by Dr. Angela Rabbitt (Pediatrics – Child Advocacy) that found that physicians are unprepared to identify victims of sex trafficking. Dr. Rabbitt said that efforts are underway at MCW to teach medical students about how to recognize sex trafficking victims. Fox 6 Now

UWM Paramedic Training Program to Provide Follow-Up Care for Fire Department

May 7 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten (Emergency Medicine) was a speaker at a news conference to announce that UWM will launch a paramedic training program to provide follow-up care with the Milwaukee Fire Department. MCW is a partner in the program. WisPolitics and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

WUWM-FM Reports on Project Ujima

Apr. 22 - Jermaine Belcher, a Project Ujima employee, discusses the work of the violence prevention program on WUWM-FM. Project Ujima is a joint program of MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. WUWM

Chan Discusses Perspectives on Civil Rights Movement’s Impact on Youth

Apr. 21 - Dr. Carlyle Chan (Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine) participated in a panel discussion on the lives of those who lived through the civil rights movement as well as the perspective of today's youth and their present day challenges and opportunities. The event was sponsored by the Milwaukee County Department on Aging’s Underserved Populations Workgroup. On Milwaukee

Grant Supports Project Ujima’s Summer Camp for At-Risk Youth

Apr. 20 - Diversified Insurance Solutions has awarded its first 2015 SPARK Grant to Project Ujima, a youth violence prevention program co-sponsored by MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The $5,000 award will be used to fund a Hip Hop Therapy program during Camp Ujima, a six-week summer camp designed to help at-risk youth build their confidence and self-esteem, develop a strong peer support system, build positive social skills and avoid adverse behaviors. Wauwatosa Now

Public Health Week: building on 20 years of success

Apr. 10 - Let’s celebrate our accomplishments and talk about what it will take to become the Healthiest Nation in One Generation!

National Public Health Week: building broader connections

Apr. 9 - Let’s map the network of partners and connections needed in our communities to make the U.S. the healthiest nation in one generation.

National Public Health Week: building momentum

Apr. 8 - Let’s highlight the significant shifts that demonstrate momentum is building around a higher commitment to our nation’s public health.

Alumni/Students/Patients in Wisconsin

Wisconsin map of Alumni, Students and Patients

National Public Health Week: starting from Zip

Apr. 7 - Today, your ZIP code says far too much about your health. Within the United States, there are unacceptable disparities in health, state-by-state and even county-by-county. The effort to make the U.S. the healthiest nation in one generation starts with ensuring equity across our communities.

National Public Health Week: raising the grade

Apr. 6 - It’s National Public Health Week! During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.

Violence Prevention Initiative to Co-Sponsor Conference on “Compassion Fatigue”

Apr. 2 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative will join with the Charles E. Kubly Foundation and Jewish Family Services to host a conference on “compassion fatigue” on April 17 at the Italian Conference Center. Compassion fatigue can result when health care workers and others in helping professions become so focused on assisting others that they neglect their own physical and mental health. Jewish Chronicle

Mini Medical School Encourages Minority Students to Pursue Careers in Medicine

Mar. 31 - MCW’s chapter of the Student National Medical Association hosted a Mini Medical School Day for 70 Milwaukee middle school and high school students. Mini Medical School Day is an effort to encourage underrepresented minorities to pursue a career in medicine. The project is supported by MCW’s Office of Student Affairs and Diversity, and the Office of Faculty Affairs & Diversity. Milwaukee Community Journal

MCW injury research expert featured in USA Today story about carrying guns on some campuses

Mar. 27 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, MA, professor and chair of emergency medicine, was interviewed for a USA Today story about a proposal to allow students to carry guns on some Nevada campuses. Dr. Hargarten questions the adequacy of the proposed training for those who wish to carry firearms. USA Today

AHW Awards $250,000 Grant to Reduce Youth Alcohol, Drug Abuse in Rusk County

Mar. 26 - MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment awarded Indianhead Community Action Agency $250,000 over two years to lead an initiative to reduce the prevalence of alcohol and other drug abuse among youth in northwest Wisconsin’s Rusk County. Dr. Sadhana Dharmapuri (Pediatrics – Adolescent Medicine) is the MCW partner on the project. Biz Times

Study Finds that Health Care Workers Can’t Identify Sex Trafficking Victims

Mar. 25 - Major media outlets nationwide, including U.S. News and World Report, Fox News and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reported on a study published in Pediatrics by Dr. Angela Rabbitt (Pediatrics – Child Advocacy & Protection) that found that health care workers are not confident that they can recognize when children have been victims of sex trafficking. M-3 medical student Megan Beck was a co-author on the study. US News Health, Fox News and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

HWPP Supports Benedict Center’s Initiative to Help Women Escape from Prostitution

Mar. 24 - MCW’s Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program provided funding support for the Benedict Center’s Sisters Diversion Program, an initiative to help women escape prostitution. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

AHW awards $250,000 to combat youth drug and alcohol abuse

Mar. 20 - The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment awarded $250,000 over two years to reduce the prevalence of alcohol and other drug abuse among youth in northwest Wisconsin’s Rusk County. BizTimes

Five-Year AHW Grant Supporting Violence Prevention Initiative to End on June 30

Mar. 10 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that a five-year, $8.2 million grant supporting the Violence Prevention Initiative will end on June 30, 2015. The grant was funded through MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin. A portion of unspent funds from the grant will be used to pay for an outside evaluation of the program. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

PhD Candidate Receives $37,000 NIH Grant to Study Mexican-American Oral Health

Mar. 9 - Dina Garcia, a PhD candidate in Public and Community Health, received a $37,000 grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to explore the impact of diabetes on Mexican-Americans’ oral health, and the relationship between those factors and the acculturation of individuals within that ethnic group. Wauwatosa Now

Project Adam Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Mar. 3 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Public Schools celebrated the 10th anniversary of Project Adam; a campaign to place AEDs in schools. The campaign was founded by Dr. Stuart Berger who is now at the University of California – Davis. WISN, Fox6Now and Milwaukee Community Journal

CHW/Marquette Clinic Contributes to Revitalization of Milwaukee’s Amani Neighborhood

Mar. 3 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel articles focuses on community efforts to revitalize Milwaukee’s Amani neighborhood, historically one of Milwaukee’s most challenged neighborhoods with high rates of poverty and crime. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Marquette University’s College of Nursing recently joined to create a pediatric and family clinic inside the COA Goldin Center in the Amani neighborhood. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

New Lisbon Avenue Health Center Serves Milwaukee’s Central City

Mar. 2 - Progressive Community Health Centers' new Lisbon Avenue Health Center is now open, providing services to an additional 11,000 people in Milwaukee’s Central City neighborhoods. Froedtert Health contributed to the development of the $12.5 million facility. The new clinic also has three exam rooms for visiting specialists from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Froedtert Health and the Medical College accept referrals from the community health center. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin Health News and Biz Times

Diabetes and oral health in Milwaukee’s Mexican-American community

Feb. 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has earned a $37,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to explore the impact of diabetes on Mexican-Americans’ oral health, and the relationship between those factors and the acculturation of individuals within that ethnic group.

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