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College News, 2011

Archived Medical College of Wisconsin College News stories from 2011.

Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, confirmed as Dean of the Medical School and Executive Vice President

Nov. 18 - The Medical College Board of Trustees today confirmed Dr. Raymond’s appointment of Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, as Dean of the Medical School and Executive Vice President.

Dr. Stephen Hargarten elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences

Oct. 17 - The National Academy of Sciences announced today in Washington, D.C. that Dr. Stephen Hargarten, Chairman and Professor of Emergency Medicine, is one of 65 physicians or scientists from the United States who have been elected to the National Academy’s Institute of Medicine (IOM). Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Five other physicians and scientists from outside the United States were elected as foreign associates.

First two recipients of President’s Diversity Award announced

Oct. 14 - Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH, Kellner Professor in Pediatrics and Director of the College’s Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children, and Mikel Holt, Associate Publisher and co-founder of the Milwaukee Community Journal and President of Malik Communications, were chosen to be the first two recipients of the President’s Diversity Award. Holt and Dr. Willis will be honored at a special reception on Nov. 16. The reception runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Center.

Dr. Daniel J. DeBehnke named Chief Clinical Integration Officer

Sept. 21 - Daniel J. DeBehnke, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Chief Medical Officer of the Medical College Physicians Group, has been named the Chief Clinical Integration Officer at The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

National Center for Systems Biology to be established at Medical College

Aug. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $13 million grant to establish a National Center for Systems Biology.

Dr. Stanley Lo to serve as President of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry

Aug. 05 - Stanley Lo, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology, was elected President-Elect of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry: the Academy of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

Dr. Colleen Lawton elected president of American Society for Radiation Oncology

Aug. 04 - Colleen A. F. Lawton, MD, Professor of Radiation Oncology at The Medical College of Wisconsin, was chosen by her peers as the president-elect of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

Dr. Raymond interview in "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"

Aug. 01 - On Aug. 1, the "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" published an interview with John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, President and CEO. Titled, "Raymond settles into role leading Medical College", it highlights Dr. Raymond’s views on some of the challenges facing MCW and his approach to leadership.

Medical students to take on MU dental students July 30 in annual softball game

July 22 - Medical College of Wisconsin medical students will compete against dental students from the Marquette University School of Dentistry at the fifth annual Thriller at Miller, on Saturday, July 30. The game will be played at Helfaer Field, adjacent to Miller Park.

Dr. Jose Franco named New Curriculum Director

July 06 -Jose Franco, MD, has been selected as the New Curriculum Director. This new position will report to the Dean of the Medical School and was developed by the Curriculum Development Nominating Committee to facilitate and implement a new medical school curriculum model for the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Glenn Allen Bolton, Jr. named Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration

June 14 - I am pleased to announce that Glenn Allen Bolton, Jr., currently Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Finance at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (UAB), has accepted our offer to succeed Douglas R. Campbell as the Medical College of Wisconsin’s new Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, effective Sept. 1, 2011. His appointment is pending MCW Board of Trustees approval on June 24, 2011.

06.02 - President’s Diversity Award established

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Diversity Advisory Committee and the Office of Faculty Affairs have established the President’s Diversity Award to honor individuals or groups from MCW or the community at large who have contributed to making the College a more inclusive and diverse environment. Nominations are now being sought for the annual award. Faculty, staff, students, and community members are eligible for consideration.

04.29 - President’s Diversity Award established

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Diversity Advisory Committee and the Office of Faculty Affairs have established the President’s Diversity Award to honor individuals or groups from MCW or the community at large who have contributed to making the College a more inclusive and diverse environment. Nominations are now being sought for the annual award. Faculty, staff, students, and community members are eligible for consideration.

03.29 - College to roll out communication enhancements

The Medical College of Wisconsin will be integrating numerous communication enhancements over the coming months to improve our work life and help us connect more easily with each other.

03.23 - 415 Medical College of Wisconsin Doctors Recognized as "Best Doctors in America"

A total of 415 Medical College of Wisconsin faculty physicians, representing 63 specialties, are listed on the "Best Doctors in America 2011-2012" database. The information, compiled by Best Doctors, Inc., includes more physicians from the Medical College than any other group practice or institution in Wisconsin.

03.22 - Greetings from President Raymond

This letter from Dr. Raymond provides an introduction to upcoming virtual communications features at MCW.

03.02 - Back-Up Care Advantage program now available to faculty, staff

The Medical College of Wisconsin has partnered with Bright Horizons to offer employees back up child and adult/elder care for those times when you need to be at work and regular care is unavailable.

02.18 - Q&A from first Town Hall Meetings

The first Town Hall Meetings with Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., President and CEO, and Dr. Joseph Kerschner, Interim Dean and Executive Vice President, were held Tuesday, Feb.1, at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, and Feb. 15 & 16 in the MCW Alumni Center.

01.11 - Leadership transition: Frequently Asked Questions

Faculty members, staff and students throughout The Medical College of Wisconsin have raised a number of questions regarding the recent leadership change in the Dean’s Office. In response, the College has developed the following answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ).

01.10 - Online tool launched to submit questions to Dr. Raymond

“Ask the President,” an online tool people can use to submit questions about the institution to John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, President and CEO, has been launched on the front page of InfoScope. Questions can be submitted anonymously or with the submitter’s name attached.

01.03 - Letter from Dr. Raymond on the Chief Operating Officer transition plan

This letter from Dr. Raymond provides an update on the Chief Operating Officer transition plan

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