PhD Program in Public & Community Health
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MCW Public/Community Health News
Nov 26 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel front-page feature article on the Progressive Community Health Centers’ expansion program notes that Froedtert Health contributed $2 million to the project. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Funded by MCW’s Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, a growing project that alumnus and faculty member Dr. Jeffrey Whittle helped launch with Dryhootch of America is helping military veterans achieve better mental and physical health through peer support.
Nov 19 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative and Project Ujima helped organize “Coming Together,” a summit of Milwaukee teenagers gathered to brainstorm ideas on how to help reduce gun violence. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nov 19 - A $200,000 grant from MCW’s Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program is supporting the development of a health issues website in Eau Claire County. WEAU 13 News
Nov 19 - The United Nations invited Dr. Stephen Hargarten to speak on strategies to prevent handgun violence worldwide. WISN-TV & WauwatosaNOW
Nov 12 - Dr. John Meurer discussed the impact of the health care reform law on improved access and quality at a Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service event at UW-Fox Valley. WHBY News
Nov 8 - Columbia-St. Mary’s is partnering with the Christian Faith Fellowship Church to create a community chronic disease management clinic on Milwaukee’s northwest side. Milwaukee Community Journal
Nov 8 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative, a component of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin program, partnered with Safe & Sound, Inc., and Marquette University’s Volunteer Corps to sponsor an arts against violence workshop and exhibit in Milwaukee. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Nov 8 - Dr. Richard Hariman discusses the on-the-job challenges faced by patients with rheumatoid arthritis in “Health Matters with Dr. Sanjay Gupta”. Everyday Health
Nov 8 - The Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program of MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin program awarded $2.3 million to fund nine community health projects.
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Oct 29 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that MCW and the Milwaukee Health Department are teaming with the Walnut Way Conservation Corp. to improve access to healthier food for residents of Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights neighborhood. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Oct 22 - MCW has been partnering with UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the Black Health Coalition on the Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families, a program developed to help reduce Black infant mortality in Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, and Beloit. Milwaukee Community Journal
Oct 14 - In recognition of MCW’s second annual Depression Recognition Day, Dr. Jon Lehrmann was interviewed on WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect” on suicide and depression. WUWM-FM
Sept 30 - In a front-page Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, Drs. Steve Hargarten and Marlene Melzer-Lange discuss the lingering impact of gun violence on victims. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sept 25 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, discusses the spike in gun violence in Milwaukee this year, and the role of the Level I trauma centers at Froedtert & the Medical College and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in treating gunshot victims. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sept 24 - Dr. Reza Shaker discusses the importance of a MCW-sponsored conference on community response to natural disasters. Fox 6 Now
Sept 20 - Dr. Reza Shaker spoke with Fox 6 about a disaster resilience and planning conference presented by CTSI in collaboration with the department of emergency medicine, UW-Milwaukee’s FEMA Think Tank, and the City of Milwaukee. Fox 6
Sept 17 - Dr. Linda Meurer is quoted on the impact of segregation and high levels of poverty on childhood obesity in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion editorial. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sept 17 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten was one of 14 national experts selected by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council to review what is currently known about gun violence, and to make recommendations for future investigation and study. Daily Kos
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Sept 9 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin, based at MCW, will host a one-day conference on September 18 on “Community Engagement in Research Conference: Advancing Communities’ Disaster Resilience.” WauwatosaNOW
Sept 4 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten tells MintPress News that there appears to be a relationship between the proliferation of firearms and a rise in mass shootings. MintPress
Sept 4 - Dr. Jason Jarzembowski tells ABC-TV/Channel 12 that co-sleeping with infants should be discouraged and that parents should instead keep infants in a separate crib or playpen in the parent’s bedroom. ABC-TV/Channel 12
Aug 28 - An opinion editorial in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel by Susan Lloyd calls upon city leaders to engage MCW, and UWM’s Zilber School of Public Health and Helen Bader School of Social Welfare to evaluate violence prevention programs and recommend changes in policy and practice. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aug 27 - Dr. Earnestine Willis is chair of the local advisory board for Acelero Learning, a for-profit company that will manage Milwaukee’s federally-financed Head Start program. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aug 20 - The 7th annual Community Engagement in Research (CEnR) Conference is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Harley-Davidson Museum. ® Titled, Community & Academic Partnerships: Learning from the Past, Building for the Future, this educational conference is aimed at academic and community members interested in learning more about community engaged research (CER).
Aug 19 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion editorial cites Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s partnership with the Milwaukee Public Schools and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in launching Act Now!, an online bullying prevention program. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aug 19 - Dr. Earnestine Willis received a three-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to improve the rates of childhood immunization in Milwaukee neighborhoods in which there are significant disparities in immunization coverage. WauwatosaNOW
April 23 - Milwaukee Alderman Jim Bohl accused Milwaukee Health Department officials of arrogance and misinformation regarding a $900,000 grant to educate physicians and parents about HPV vaccinations. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 3 - Elaine Drew, PhD, discusses a HWPP-funded project in which a telenovela aimed at the Latino community was developed to help prevent and educate about diabetes. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Medical College’s Consortium on Public and Community Health have committed $8.2 million over the next five years to implement the College’s Youth Violence Prevention Initiative. It is anticipated that the initiative will continue up to ten years.
April 4 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel feature article on the Holton Youth + Family Center notes that three years ago MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative awarded the organization a five-year, $1.5 million grant to partner with neighborhoods to reduce crime and violence. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Apr 24 - As a philosophy and healing practice, restorative practices bring people together when relationships are damaged by the specific actions of one or more people. These restorative practices are designed to develop common understanding between people and increase trust levels. The three fundamental goals are repair harm, restore relationships and build community.
March 5 - An article in Discovery cites a 2008 MCW study that found that states that perform background checks and have tighter restrictions on gun purchases have lower firearm suicide (and homicide) deaths as a result of these limitations. Discovery News
June 10 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin are producing a documentary that aims to increase awareness about breast cancer risk and treatment among low-income or underinsured African-American women. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
May 1 - Laura Cassidy, PhD, received a one-year, $8,000 award from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to fund a new public health traineeship program. WauwatosaNOW
Jan. 7 - Dr. Mohan Singh Dhariwal, Medical Director of the Westbrook Health Center and MCW staff physician, authored an opinion editorial in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the national need to prevent gun violence. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
May 1 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten provides expert opinion for an NBC/Channel 4 report on why so many inebriated individuals have died in Wisconsin rivers. 620 WTMJ
March 20 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten provides expert comment on the toll of alcohol-related illness and injury in Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel & WTMJ-TV
May 7 - In a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion editorial by James Causey, Dr. Stephen Hargarten comments on how excessive alcohol consumption plays a major role in the majority of the region’s shootings, stabbings, assaults, car crashes, and domestic violence incidents. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Feb. 27 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten (Emergency Medicine) notes that civilians firing handguns are less likely to hit their target than police officers in a Huffington Post article exploring the issue of defensive gun usage. The Huffington Post
Jan. 22 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten (Emergency Medicine) is one of 100 researchers nationwide who signed a letter to Vice President Joseph Biden calling for an increase in federal support for research on gun violence. The Scientist
Feb. 6 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten (Emergency Medicine) participated in a three-part series heard on WUWM-FM on the medical consequences of gunshot injuries. WUWM FM
Feb. 27 - Dr. Earnestine Willis (Pediatrics – Community) participated in Marquette University’s recent panel discussion on health disparities. She noted that the whole community must take ownership for health equity efforts to succeed. Urban Milwaukee
April 16 - Dr. Rodney Willoughby provided expert comment in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on a UW Madison college student who died from bacterial meningitis. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Apr 23 - Jackson Katz, PhD, internationally known educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist, will give a free multimedia presentation on Wednesday, May 1, titled, Tough Guise: Violence, Media and the Crisis in Masculinity. The event will be held at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. E. Chicago St., and run from 8 – 11:30 a.m. It is sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) and Jewish Family Services.
March 20 - Governor Scott Walker cites his commitment to Milwaukee, including his support of MCW efforts to provide greater healthcare access to impoverished areas of Milwaukee. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Apr. 26 - WTMJ-TV interviewed Dr. Stephen Hargarten to learn more about why river drownings occur in Wisconsin. WTMJ-TV
Jan. 14 - The Milwaukee Fire Department reports that MCW and UWM helped develop the curriculum for the fire department’s public education campaign on anger management and violence prevention. FireChief.com
Mar 08 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
May 7 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel feature article focuses on Columbia St. Mary’s Urban Church Wellness program with 44 participating Central City churches. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Apr 22 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) received a one-year, $8,000 award from the Health Resources and Services Administration to fund a new Public Health Traineeship program.
June 24 - Fox/Channel 6 reports that MCW medical students from the Urban and Community Health Pathway program and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin staff are training teens on CPR as part of Project ADAM’s READY (Responding to Emergencies and Disasters with Youth) Team. Fox 6 Now
Feb. 22 - Stephen Abram, MD, professor of anesthesiology, was interviewed about opioid usage and overdose rates for a special report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 24 - Project ADAM is launching a new partnership with Bay View Community Center’s R.E.A.D.Y. (Responding to Emergencies and Disasters with Youth) Team to increase the number of bystanders with CPR training. Fox 6
Feb. 6 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, Professor and Chairman of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Injury Research Center, advocates a public health approach to gun violence in this news story, which aired on CBS 58. CBS 58
May 20 - In a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, Dr. Mohammad Fareed discusses the Muslim Community and Health Center of Wisconsin, located on Milwaukee’s South Side. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 8 - MCW and Froedtert are working with the Wisconsin Division of Health on follow-up testing of patients and staff members who were in contact with a health care worker at Froedtert who tested positive for an active case of tuberculosis. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 3 - MCW’s Urban and Community Health Pathway program is partnering with the Milwaukee Area Health Education Center’s Youth Health Service Corps to identify high school students interested in health careers and assist them in realizing those careers. Wauwatosa Patch
Mar. 09 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of March. The vignettes highlight some of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made.
July 10 - One in four young adults and teens treated in a community emergency department admit they own a firearm or have owned one in the last six months, according to a new study in Pediatrics. CNN
The 99th annual commencement took place on May 18 at the Milwaukee Theatre, at which the Medical College of Wisconsin and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 202 MD, 38 PhD, 27 MS, 4 MA, and 18 Master of Public Health degrees, as well as bestowed numerous honors.
With medical information in a constant state of evolution, academic detailing offers a personal form of educational outreach that places the most current, evidence-based data directly in the hands of practicing physicians.
A unique partnership is working to build the capacity of Wisconsin’s American Indian communities to improve cancer prevention and the health and quality of life of cancer patients and survivors.
A partnership between the Medical College of Wisconsin and the United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee is working to increase healthy eating and physical activity for the city’s children.
As President of the AMA Foundation Board, psychiatrist Dr. Clarence Chou is promoting physician engagement in community health.
The Making Milwaukee smile program is helping to improve the oral health of thousands of children in Milwaukee schools. The program is a collaboration of The Medical College of Wisconsin, Columbia St. Mary's, Milwaukee Public Schools, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Dental Center, Marquette University School of Dentistry, and many other community organizations.
A coalition of La Crosse organizations and the Medical College of Wisconsin aims to reduce alcohol-related injuries and deaths among youth in La Crosse County.
Columbia St. Mary’s, the Medical College and community advocates have joined forces to develop the Community-Based Chronic Disease Management Clinics that bring preventive health care to at-risk people in locations they are already frequenting, such as food pantries and churches. Clients have regular access to monitoring of blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol levels; medications; and education on healthy eating and exercise; all at no charge.
Medical College faculty and staff have collaborations on six continents and nearly all states in the nation. For details on specific collaborations, see the following information, which is conservative summary of the continuously expanding collaborations in all missions of the Medical College.