MCW News Archive, 2012

MCW Celebrates Black History Month

February 20 - MCW Celebrates Black History Month – a time in which to learn, honor and pay tribute to the achievements of African-American and black men and women throughout history.

Dr. John Raymond’s mentor wins Nobel Prize in chemistry

Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, James B. Duke Professor of Medicine and Professor of Biochemistry at Duke University Medical Center and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, was one of two researchers who shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry.

Hispanic Heritage Month video vignette-Agustin (Gus) Ramirez

Oct. 15 - September 15 - October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month – a time in which to learn, honor and pay tribute to the achievements of Hispanics throughout history. Agustin (Gus) Ramirez, Chair of Husco Intl, and MCW Board of Trustees member talks about growing up Puerto Rican and why mission work in our communities, here and abroad, is so important to him and to MCW.

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2012

Oct. 10 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Medical College of Wisconsin is creating a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope. The vignettes highlight some of the Hispanic and Latino members of the MCW community and the contributions they have made. Oct. 10 - The stories highlight MCW programs that improve the health of underserved populations (including Hispanic and Latino), offer these populations improved access to health care and education, and reduce health disparities.

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2012

Oct. 05 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Medical College of Wisconsin is creating a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope. The vignettes highlight some of the Hispanic and Latino members of the MCW community and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve the health of underserved populations (including Hispanic and Latino), offer these populations improved access to health care and education, and reduce health disparities.

Hispanic Heritage Month video vignette-Carlos de la Pena, MD

Oct. 02 - Happy, healthy and candid, Carlos de la Pena, MD, MBA, who has recently returned from a stay treating non-life threatening cancer, sat down to discuss why culture, in many different ways, is so important to the vitality of the Medical College of Wisconsin.

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2012

Sept. 27 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Medical College of Wisconsin is creating a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope. The vignettes highlight some of the Hispanic and Latino members of the MCW community and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve the health of underserved populations (including Hispanic and Latino), offer these populations improved access to health care and education, and reduce health disparities.

Hispanic Heritage Month video vignette-Wanda Martinez, MD, PhD

Wanda M. Martinez MD PhD, Assistant Professor and Director, Ophthalmology Medical Student Education talks about how her family in Puerto Rico helped shape her dreams.

Hispanic Heritage Month video vignette-Eduardo Zambrano, MD, MS

Eduardo Zambrano, MD, MS, Associate Professor and Vice-Chairman and Director of Anatomic Pathology at the Medical College talks about growing up in Ecuador and how he keeps connected to his home-land through his mission work at MCW.

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2012

Sept. 17 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Medical College of Wisconsin is creating a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope. The vignettes highlight some of the Hispanic and Latino members of the MCW community and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve the health of underserved populations (including Hispanic and Latino), offer these populations improved access to health care and education, and reduce health disparities.

Researcher to study Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Sept 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a $40,000 grant from the ALS Association’s Jeff Kaufman Fund to study the impact of skeletal muscle on the progression of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, as it’s commonly known.

Froedtert and MCW e-ICU leadership change

Sept 14 - Lewis B. Somberg, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery (Trauma and Critical Care), has been appointed Medical Director of the e-ICU at Froedtert Hospital, and Valerie Bonne, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary), has been appointed the Co-Medical Director. Both Drs. Somberg and Bonne have been long standing faculty members at the Medical College and Froedtert Hospital. When making the announcement, Lee Biblo, MD, Chief Medical Officer for both Medical College Physicians and Froedtert Hospital, also thanked Dr. Stephen Dolan for his years of service leading the e-ICU.

Women’s History Month video vignette – Linda Pololi

March 30 - 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.

Women’s History Month video vignette – Dr. Karen Marcdante and Sreevalli Atluru

March 29 - 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

Women’s History Month video vignette – Dr. Jung-Ja Kim

March 28 - 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.

Women’s History Month video vignette – Dr. Beth Drolet

March 27 - 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.

Women’s History Month 2012 – research mission

March 26 - 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. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve women’s health or help develop women students, physicians, researchers, educators and leaders.

Women's History Month - Mary Otterson

March 26 - 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.

Women's History Month - Judy Kersten

Mar. 23 - Judy R. Kersten, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Senior Vice Chair of Anesthesiology, tells us about her journey at MCW, including the very important steps she took and opportunities she leveraged along the way to further her abilities to be a good leader.

Women's History Month - Mary Horowitz

Mar. 22 - 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.

Women's History Month - Cecilia Hillard

Mar. 20 - Cecilia J. Hillard, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Director of The Neuroscience Research Center talks about the importance of mentors and how her career was shaped by some very important people throughout her life.

Women's History Month - Kathy Sheehan

Mar. 19 - Kathy Sheehan, retired Director of Faculty Affairs in the Dean’s Office & MCW Friend has a special invitation to join the lectureship series named in her honor in Celebrate Women’s History Month.

Women’s History Month 2012 – patient care mission

Mar. 19 - 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. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve women’s health or help develop women students, physicians, researchers, educators and leaders.

Women's History Month - Paula Traktman

Mar. 16 - 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.

Women's History Month - Weber-Lewis/Behling

Mar. 15 - 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.

Women's History Month -Janice Burke

Mar. 13 - 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.

Women’s History Month 2012 – community engagement mission

Mar. 12 - 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. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve women’s health or help develop women students, physicians, researchers, educators and leaders.

Women's History Month - Cheryl Maurana

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.

Women's History Month - Mary Ellen Stanek

Mar. 07 - 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.

Women’s History Month 2012 – education mission

Mar. 05 - 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 many of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve women’s health or help women develop as students, physicians, researchers, educators and leaders.

Women's History Month - Sr. Mary Annel

Mar. 05 - 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.

Black History Month video vignette – Drs. Camara and Gebremedhin

Feb. 28 - In honor of Black 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 February. The vignettes highlight a number of our African-American and Black faculty, staff and students, their experiences at MCW and the contributions they have made.

Black History Month 2012 – research mission

Feb. 27 - In honor of Black 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 February. The vignettes highlight some of our African-American and Black faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve the health of underserved populations (including African-American and Black), offer these populations improved access to health care and education, and reduce health disparities.

Black History Month video vignette – Regina Cole

Feb. 27 - In honor of Black 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 February. The vignettes highlight a number of our African-American and Black faculty, staff and students, their experiences at MCW and the contributions they have made.

Black History Month video vignette – Kweku Grant-Acquah

Feb. 24 - In honor of Black 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 February. The vignettes highlight a number of our African-American and Black faculty, staff and students, their experiences at MCW and the contributions they have made.

Black History Month video vignette – Cleon Suggs

Feb. 23 - In honor of Black 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 February. The vignettes highlight a number of our African-American and Black faculty, staff and students, their experiences at MCW and the contributions they have made.

Black History Month video vignette – Steve Fowlkes

Feb. 22 - In honor of Black 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 February. The vignettes highlight a number of our African-American and Black faculty, staff and students, their experiences at MCW and the contributions they have made.

Black History Month video vignette – Dr. Earnestine Willis

Feb. 21 - In honor of Black 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 February. The vignettes highlight a number of our African-American and Black faculty, staff and students, their experiences at MCW and the contributions they have made.

Black History Month 2012 – community engagement mission

Feb. 20 - In honor of Black 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 February. The vignettes highlight some of our African-American and Black faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve the health of underserved populations (including African-American and Black), offer these populations improved access to health care and education, and reduce health disparities.

Black History Month video vignette – Dr. Eugene Pruitt

Feb. 16 - In honor of Black 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 February. The vignettes highlight a number of our African-American and black faculty, staff and students, their experiences at MCW and the contributions they have made.

Black History Month video vignette – Drs. Malmsten, Walker and Flanary

Feb. 15 - In today’s video, Catherine Malmsten, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology); Alonzo P. Walker, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Diversity and Ruth Teske Professor in Surgical Oncology; and Valerie Flanary, MD, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, discuss the importance of recruiting people from under-represented populations to work at MCW and represent us in the community, and the positive impact this has on the diversity of patients we see.

Black History Month video vignette – Dr. Estil Strawn

Feb. 14 - In honor of Black 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 February. The vignettes highlight a number of our African-American and black faculty, staff and students, their experiences at MCW and the contributions they have made.

Black History Month 2012 – patient care mission

Feb. 13 - In honor of Black 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 February. The vignettes highlight some of our African-American and black faculty and staff and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve the health of underserved populations (including African-American and black), offer these populations improved access to health care and education, and reduce health disparities.

Black History Month video vignette – students Cherisse Hall and Chris Ford

Feb. 09 - In honor of Black 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 February. The vignettes highlight a number of our African-American and black faculty, staff and students, their experiences at MCW and the contributions they have made.

Black History Month video vignette – Dr. Dawn Bragg

Feb. 7 - In today's Black History Month video vignette, Dawn Bragg, PhD, Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Diversity, discusses the differences between diversity and inclusion, as well as her passion for her work at MCW.

Black History Month 2012 – Education mission

Feb. 06 - In honor of Black 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 February. The vignettes highlight some of our African-American and black faculty and staff and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve the health of underserved populations (including African-American and black), offer these populations improved access to health care and education, and reduce health disparities. The first story in the series highlights some historical facts and programs in our education mission.

MCW Identifies Facility Sites in Green Bay, Central Wisconsin

November 19 - On Friday, November 16, 2012, the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Board of Trustees authorized MCW’s leadership to begin contract negotiations for program site locations in the Green Bay and Central Wisconsin regions for MCW’s community-based medical education programs.

Dr. Diane Braza Appointed Chair of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at MCW

November 8 - Diane W. Braza, MD, associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and associate professor of neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been named chairman of MCW’s department of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Register Now for Moving Forward: Ride/Walk for Parkinson’s Disease

September 14 - The fourth annual Moving Forward: Ride/Walk for Parkinson’s Disease will be held Sunday, October 7, in Dousman, Wis. Proceeds from this annual fundraiser benefit Parkinson’s patient and family education and support, community exercise programs and research through the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Program at Froedtert and The Medical College of Wisconsin.

Conference Looks at Strategies to Improve Health of Wisconsin

September 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Program (AHW) and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP) will sponsor an inaugural joint conference to highlight initiatives aimed at dealing with Wisconsin’s most challenging public health issues.

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