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Ella Schumacher MCW Junior Investigator

Aug. 25 - Meet MCW’s newest staff member, Ella Schumacher. This precocious fifth-grader is already making waves as a serious scientist and is a rising star in the field of cancer research – all at the age of 10.


Anne Hanneken, MD ’84, using research as basis for patient care

Aug. 17 - Dr. Anne Hanneken has the best of both worlds. She loves her patients and she loves research. Dr. Hanneken, who earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), is now an associate professor of molecular medicine in the department of molecular and experimental medicine at the Scripps Research Institute near San Diego; she also has a clinical practice in ophthalmology.


Vera Wilson: A Force Behind the Friends of MCW

Aug. 17 - Vera Wilson has given many hours to MCW over the past 36 years and loved every minute. Her efforts with the Friends of the Medical College of Wisconsin and WBCS, Inc. (Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse) have contributed to the funding of numerous scholarships for medical and graduate school students, and the raising of nearly $6 million for cancer research and an endowed chair. They also enabled her to interact with many students and faculty. You can read more about it in the third issue of MCW Magazine (recently published in print and online).


Academic Fellowship in Primary Care Research receives $2 million continuation award

Aug. 16 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $2 million award from the Health Resources and Services Administration for its Academic Fellowship in Primary Care Research. This 2-3 year, full-time inter-professional program, directed by Linda N Meurer, MD, MPH, professor of family & community medicine, prepares residency-trained primary care physicians, psychologists, pharmacists, advance-practice nurses and postdoctoral social scientists for productive careers in academic primary care, with a vision to improve access to high quality primary health care, reduce health disparities and improve the health of our citizens and communities.


620 WTMJ invites Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network to team up for cancer awareness: Aug. 1-19

Aug. 12 - As part of a WTMJ Cares initiative spearheaded by 620 WTMJ radio host Jeff Wagner, Wagner will interview Froedtert & MCW cancer patients, doctors, nurses, researchers and others about their personal experiences and the latest on cancer treatment and research.


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