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College News, 2013

Archived Medical College of Wisconsin College News stories from 2013.

Plan ahead for Jan. 6 Watertown Plank Road, US45 ramp closures

Dec. 20 - Everyone is encouraged to plan ahead to find alternate routes to and from work, and to give yourself extra time to get to work once the closures take effect.

Dr. Robert Toohill, long-time faculty member, former Chair of Otolaryngology & alumnus, dies at age 78

Dec. 31 - Robert Toohill, MD, Chair of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences from 1985-1996, died Dec. 29 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 78. Dr. Toohill was integral in helping grow the clinical and research efforts of the department, and served as a mentor to many otolaryngologists.

“Metamorphic” protein could lead to new AIDS-fighting drugs

Dec. 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a one-year, $353,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to study a unique protein that shows promise as an HIV inhibitor.

Thanks for supporting the MCW Food for Families Food Drive!

Dec. 26 - Many thanks to everyone who donated items to the Food For Families drive! The Hunger Task Force received a total of 580 pounds of much needed food. This includes 383 pounds from the Specialty Clinics, Cancer Center, and Children's Research Institute, and another 197 pounds from the boxes in the Medical Education Building and Health Research Center.

Site name changes implemented Dec. 19

Dec. 26 - With the formation of Froedtert & the Medical College Community Physicians, we recognized we have several locations in the Menomonee Falls area, and as a result, we have been evaluating the naming strategy for our sites in that market.

Doctors worldwide see a live case presentation featuring a unique brain aneurysm coiling

Dec. 26 - On Tuesday, Dec. 10, a Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin neurointerventional team participated in a live case presentation during the Live Interventional Neuroradiology Conference (LINC) held in Houston, TX. This is a highly respected and well-attended conference among interventional neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons.

Redesigned Froedtert.com launched

Dec. 26 - As part of a strategy to extend the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin brand and reduce market confusion, an updated Froedtert website was launched Dec. 19.

Alternative transportation update

Dec. 26 - Thank you to everyone who has tried one of the new Alternative Transportation Programs now available. Word is getting out! Here are a few updates that have occurred since the launch of the programs...

Dr. Geoffrey Lamb wins AAMC Learning Health System Award

Dec. 26 - Geoffrey C. Lamb, MD, Professor of Medicine and Section Chief of Hospital Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and Associate Director of the Joint Quality Office for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been awarded a Learning Health System Planning Award by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Imaging technique for spinal cord injury shows promise

Dec. 26 - Imaging technique for spinal cord injury shows promise

Lane closures around campus during the week of Dec. 23

Dec. 19 -Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Dec. 23, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Dr. Brian Hoffmann receives Excellence in Science Award

Dec. 19 - Brian Hoffmann, PhD, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Andrew Greene’s Lab, received the 2013 Excellence in Science Award from the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Office of Postdoctoral Education.

New 7T GE MRI scanner will advance cutting-edge neuroscience research

Dec. 11 - A 42-ton 7T magnet arrived at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Center for Imaging Research on Dec. 5. It will be the centerpiece of a new, powerful Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner designated for cutting-edge neuroscience research.

Dr. L. Kevin Hamberger invited to give talk on intimate partner violence

Dec. 19 - L. Kevin Hamberger, PhD, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, gave a plenary talk, Beyond education: Changing systems to facilitate healthcare-based intimate partner violence screening at the Intimate Partner Violence Screening and Counseling Research Symposium sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

New CTSI project will fund development of electronic intervention software

Dec.19 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin has awarded a $25,000 “Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant” to develop a new electronic platform that will measure cancer patients’ distress as they go through chemotherapy. This patient-driven technology is expected to improve the quality of clinical care.

Children with cancer receive $2 million boost

Dec. 19 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has received a $2 million gift from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation to support children with cancer and blood disorders. The Northwestern Mutual Day Hospital for Childhood Cancer, within the MACC Fund Center at Children’s Hospital, will provide outpatient treatment for children with cancer and blood disorders.

This day in MCW history – Dec. 19, 1988

Dec. 19 - On Dec. 19, 1988, dedication ceremonies were held for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as it relocated to its new $42 million facilities on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus.

Ensuring continuity of care: Team seeks to improve patient transitions

Dec. 18 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin has awarded a $25,000 “Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant” to improve the communications between resident physicians as the care of patients is transitioned between residents.

New Annual Report available for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Trauma Center

New Annual Report available for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Trauma Center

Keeping sickle cell patients out of the hospital: CTSI funds new project

Dec. 17 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin has awarded a $25,000 “Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant” to develop a new management protocol for sickle cell disease patients, with the end goal being reduced hospital readmission rates.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Dec. 16

Dec. 13 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Dec. 16, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

New Orthopaedic, Sports and Spine Center in Menomonee Falls opens Jan. 13

Dec. 12 - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Orthopaedic, Sports and Spine Center (OSSC) will welcome patients on Jan. 13, offering orthopaedic, sports medicine and spine services to residents of Menomonee Falls and surrounding communities.

Strengthening Kenosha and preventing suicides

Dec. 10 - In 2005 and 2006, Kenosha County reviewed injury data which placed suicide as a top concern. The county also suffered a tragic bump in teen suicides during those years.

This day in MCW history – Dec. 10, 1976

Dec. 10 - Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., (MACC Fund) the College’s largest donor, was created on Dec. 10, 1976, the night recognizing the retirement of its founder, Milwaukee Bucks basketball player Jon McGlocklin.

Global Health Week 2013 recap

Dec. 09 - Thank you for all those who participated in the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Global Health Week 2013. This third annual week presented 35 activities that took place here at the MCW, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital , the VA, and Carroll University.

Dr. Carlyle Chan elected Chair of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Dec. 09 - Carlyle Chan, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine as well as Bioethics and Medical Humanities in the Institute for Health and Society, was elected 2014 Chair of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) at the annual meeting of its Board of Directors, held Dec. 5-6 in Chicago.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Dec. 9

Dec. 06 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Dec. 9, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

This day in MCW history – Dec. 6, 1951

Dec. 06 - On Dec. 6, 1951, Kurtis Froedtert, owner of the Froedtert Malt and Grain Company, died. He left an estimated $9-11 million to create a new Lutheran hospital that would support medical education and research.

Public Safety's Facebook page

Dec. 05 - Did you know Public Safety has a Facebook page? They use it to share information on current events, crime prevention tips, presentation announcements, recaps of exercises and most importantly – in the case of an emergency, they use it as an avenue to distribute critical information.

Future of community engaged research and CTSI to be discussed at Dec.13 event

Dec. 05 - As part of the Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin’s (CTSI) “Principles of Community Engagement” course, we will present the session, The Future of Community Engaged Research and Clinical and Translational Science Institute, on Friday, Dec. 13, from 12-1 p.m. in the MCW Alumni Center.

Dr. Ed Duthie receives Practitioner of the Year Award from Alzheimer’s Association local chapter

Dec. 04 - Edmund H. Duthie, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Geriatrics and Gerontology, received the Practitioner of the Year Award from the Alzheimer’s Association, Southeastern Wisconsin chapter. He received the award during the chapter’s annual meeting on Nov. 12.

Dr. Lynn Sheets receives Ray E. Helfer, MD, Award for contributions to prevent child abuse

Dec. 04 - Lynn K. Sheets, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Medical Director of the Child Protection Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, was selected by committees from the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds and the American Academy of Pediatrics as the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Ray E. Helfer, MD Award. The award is given to a pediatrician who has made significant contributions to preventing child abuse before it occurs, primarily through his or her work with a state children’s trust or prevention fund.

MACC Fund offers many ways to support pediatric cancer research this holiday season

Dec 04 - The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.), the College's largest donor, has two items for sale this holiday season to raise money for pediatric cancer and related blood disorder research. All money raised from the sale of these items benefits the MACC Fund.

Recent legislative advocacy efforts by MCW faculty members

Dec. 03 - 2013 has been a busy year for everyone at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and the last month has been no exception for MCW’s Office of Government & Community Relations (GCR). The entire GCR team would like to take this opportunity to highlight the following MCW faculty members for their outstanding legislative advocacy efforts

Lane closures around campus during the week of Dec. 2

Dec. 02 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Dec. 2, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

World AIDS Day is Dec. 1

Nov. 27 - World AIDS Day is held every year on Dec. 1 to unite people worldwide in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV and commemorate people who have died with HIV. We wanted to use the opportunity to highlight some of the things being done by members of the MCW community to stop the spread of AIDS and help people who have HIV.

Dr. Marie Therese Southgate, MCW alumna and senior JAMA editor for five decades, dies Nov. 22

Nov. 27 - Marie Therese Southgate, MD, who received her MD degree from the Marquette University School of Medicine (which later became the Medical College of Wisconsin) in 1960 and served as a senior editor at JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association for nearly five decades, died at her home in Chicago on Nov. 22 after a short illness. She was 85.

Dr. George J. Magovern, MCW alum and pioneer of artificial heart valve, dies Nov. 4

Nov. 26 - George J. Magovern, MD, who received his medical degree from the Marquette University School of Medicine (which later became the Medical College of Wisconsin) in 1947 and revolutionized heart valve surgery, died Nov. 4 of natural causes. He was 89.

Dr. Shama Mirza contributes to Nobel Prize winning project

Nov. 26 - The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands, won the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to eliminate chemical weapons from the world. Shama Mirza, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry in the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center, was part of a team of scientists at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) in Hyderabad, India, that partners with the OPCW in these efforts.

Dr. Subczynski lab contributes chapter to eye vision book

Nov. 25 - W. Karol Subczynski, PhD, DSc, Professor of Biophysics, Justyna Widomska, PhD, his postdoctoral fellow, and Anna Wisniewska-Becker, PhD, a former graduate student, contributed a vision science chapter to the recently published book, Carotenoids and Retinal Disease, published by CRC Press. The chapter is titled, Xanthophyll-membrane Interactions: Implications for Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Nov. 25

Nov. 22 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Nov. 25, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Scenes from the President’s Diversity Reception

Nov. 20 - The President’s Diversity Reception, planned in conjunction with the Office of Student Affairs/Diversity and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Diversity was held Nov. 12. This annual event brings the MCW community together to recognize the diversity among our faculty, staff, medical students, graduate students and residents.

Humanities Lecture features physician-writer and essayist

Nov. 7 - Danielle Ofri, MD, physician-writer and New York Times essayist, will be the featured speaker at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) 8th annual Medical Humanities Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 5 pm on the MCW campus.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin opens new Fox Point clinic

Nov. 20 - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) has opened a new specialty clinic at 7950 N. Port Washington Road, in Fox Point, offering families on the North Shore care closer to home. The clinic offers easy access with short appointment wait times and the same high quality care available to patients at any Children's clinic.

New alternative transportation programs now available!

Nov. 15 - In case you missed one of the “Getting There Fair” alternative transportation events held around campus, you can still get the information you need to try an alternative way of commuting to work. Milwaukee Regional Medical Center offers several different alternative transportation programs to employees to help navigate the Zoo Interchange construction.

Annual Global Health Week to increase visibility of faculty global health activities

Nov. 19 - Local, national, and international experts will raise awareness of Milwaukee-based and global partnerships and initiatives during the Medical College of Wisconsin’s third annual Global Health Week, which runs Dec. 2-6.

Dr. Raj Rao appointed to Executive Board of Directors of the Lumbar Spine Research Society

Nov. 19 - Raj Rao, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, was appointed to the Executive Board of Directors of the Lumbar Spine Research Society, where he also chairs the Ethics Committee

ebrary: MCW Libraries Resource of the Month for November

Nov. 19 - Are you studying for an exam? Want in-depth material from a textbook? Need a quick reference? Take a look at the resources in ebrary, which provides access to more than 400 multidisciplinary electronic books.

New genetic cause of Warburg Micro Syndrome identified

Nov. 18 - A collaborative team of researchers led by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Edinburgh has identified a gene responsible for Warburg Micro syndrome, a rare genetic disease characterized by eye, brain and endocrine abnormalities. Patients with Warburg Micro syndrome are severely physically and mentally challenged, unable to learn how to walk or speak and become blind and paralyzed from an early age.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Nov. 18

Nov. 15 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Nov. 18, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Medical students attend AAMC meeting, present poster

Nov. 14 - Third-year medical student Anish Patel and second-year medical student Melanie Bobbs attended the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) annual meeting in Philadelphia Nov. 1-3 as representatives of the MCW chapter of Organization of Student Representatives (OSR). With the help and guidance of Martin Muntz, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Patel and Bobbs presented two posters at the OSR poster session.

Dr. Stephen Hargarten to discuss firearm safety at United Nations

Nov. 14 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, Professor and Chairman of Emergency Medicine, Director of the federally-designated Injury Research Center, and Associate Dean of Global Health in the MCW Institute for Health and Society, has been invited to a special Nov. 19 meeting of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA).

Inaugural Bennett Hiner Research Awards presented to MCW, UW-Madison students

Nov. 13 - A third-year MCW medical school student was one of the first two winners of the Bennett Hiner Research Award. The award is supported by the Wisconsin Neurology Society Bennett Hiner Memorial Fund, which was established to honor the memory of Bradley Hiner's son, who died unexpectedly in his sleep in 2011 at the age of 26.

Nicholas Family Foundation Translational Research Unit celebrates 100th patient

Nov. 13 - On Thursday, Nov. 7, the nurses, coordinators and pharmacists who support the Nicholas Family Foundation Translational Research Unit (TRU) celebrated its 100th patient.

College to honor Veterans and Joining Forces Wellness Week Nov. 11-15

Nov. 7 - Nov. 11-15 has been designated Joining Forces Wellness Week by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to recognize the sacrifice and commitment of our military service members, veterans, and their families. The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will be observing the commemorative week with a series of events and webinars that highlight the health and wellness needs of veterans and their families. The military-related webinars were developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Doc Rock 2013 – Come watch members of the MCW community perform for a good cause

Nov. 12 - On Nov. 15, the third annual DocRock will be held to showcase the musical talents of members of the Medical College of Wisconsin community and help support Milwaukee neighborhood free health clinics and the people they serve. The event will be held at the Grace Center, 250 E. Juneau in Milwaukee, and run from 5:30 -10 p.m.

Drs. McCrea and Walter invited to speak on concussion management

Nov. 12 - Michael McCrea, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery, and Kevin Walter, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, were invited speakers at the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference and exhibition in October. They gave a presentation titled, Cutting Edge Management of Concussion.

Dr. Frank Wilson to receive Gold Medal from prestigious radiological society

Nov. 12 - J. Frank Wilson, MD, Bernard & Miriam Peck Family Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), will be presented a Gold Medal Award from the Radiological Society of North America at the organization’s 99th Scientific assembly and annual meeting in December.

Military Traumatic Brain Injury Display at Todd Wehr Library

Nov. 11 - A Military Traumatic Brain Injury display has been set up in the south display case near the entrance to the Todd Wehr Library in conjunction with the College observance of Joining Forces Wellness Week November 11-15.

Honor our nurse practitioners during national Nurse Practitioner Week

Nov. 11 - Nurse Practitioner Week is being celebrated from Nov. 11 through Nov. 15. It is the perfect time for the MCW community to recognize the many contributions of MCW’s 228 nurse practitioners (NPs) who are employed across Medical College Physicians and Children’s Specialty Group. Many of our faculty also works with NPs employed by our affiliate partners – Froedtert Health, Children’s Medical Group and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Nov. 11

Nov. 7 - Here is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Nov. 11, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Native American Heritage Month 2013

Nov. 7 - Native American Heritage Month is honored annually in November in the United States to pay tribute to the rich ancestry and heritage of Native Americans (American Indians).

Graduate student’s diabetes research earns federal funding

Nov. 7 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a six-year, $266,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the science of diabetes at a cellular level.

Dr. Mitchell Grayson named to NIAID study section

Nov. 06 - Mitchell Grayson, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics (Allergy/ Immunology), and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, has been selected to be a member of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research study section for a four year term ending in 2017.

Getting There Fair on Nov. 7 to offer info on alternative methods of transportation

Nov. 06 - The Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus-wide Getting There Fair will be held at the Medical College on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cafeteria lobby. The fair will provide information on a new Alternative Transportation program aimed at helping relieve congestion on the roads around campus. The program is a result of the transportation survey conducted this past summer.

Identifying children’s injuries: study to determine best practices

Nov. 05 - The Injury Research Center (IRC) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Services to determine the best practices for identifying children with severe injuries before they arrive at the hospital.

Healthy food options are aplenty on National Eating Healthy Day

Nov. 05 - The American Heart Association’s National Eating Healthy Day is Wednesday Nov. 6, and the MCW Cafeteria is making it easy for the College community to celebrate. They will have a variety of healthier food options that day – including a Sensible Stir Fry with vegetables, steamed brown rice with Asian flavor, baked spring rolls, tuna melts, and turkey, corn and sun dried tomato wraps.

Topping off ceremony held for Gehl-Mulva Science Center at St. Norbert College

Nov. 04 - A topping off ceremony was held Nov. 1 for the new state-of-the-art Gehl-Mulva Science Center at St. Norbert College. During a topping off ceremony, the last piece of structural steel is put in place.

Froedtert & the Medical College celebrated nationally

Nov. 04 - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin won two national honors recently – a testament to the diligent work of the staff and physicians across the organization.

Dr. Tom Aufderheide’s work spurs IOM study on cardiac arrest

Nov. 04 -The Institute of Medicine will launch a national study of the treatment of cardiac arrest based on the recommendations from one of its members, Tom P. Aufderheide, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and an internationally recognized researcher in the field of emergency cardiac care.

Researchers put the “PhUn” in science

Nov. 01 - Two scientists from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) are taking their research on the road for Physiology Understanding (PhUn) Week. The scientists will spend a day with fourth grade students at Honey Creek School in Milwaukee, teaching them about DNA, proteins and health.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Nov. 4

Nov. 01 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Nov. 4, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Dr. John Routes appointed co-chair of World Allergy Organization committee

Oct. 31 - John Routes, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, has recently been appointed co-chair of the World Allergy Organization’s (WAO) Special Committee on Immunodeficiency, on which he will serve until Dec. 31, 2015.

Meeting future health needs now

Oct.31 - Peter Layde, MD, MSc, knew in 2008 that Wisconsin faced a coming shortage of health care and public health workers due to an aging population with growing health care needs.

More raffle winners announced from Community Giving Campaign

Oct. 31 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Community Giving Campaign supporting United Way and the United Performing Arts Fund ended on Oct. 11, and has raised $262,355 with 14.2% participation rate. If you would still like to donate, pledges will be accepted by the Office of Public Affairs or online through Dec. 31.

Evening of Oct. 30: I-94 westbound exit ramp to northbound Wis 100 closing

Oct. 30 - As part of the Zoo Interchange Project, key ramp closures will take place at the WIS 100 interchange beginning in late October.

MACC Fund energizes MCW cancer research

Oct. 30 - Teamwork is in the DNA of the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.), which engages thousands of volunteers and donors in its mission to help kids with cancer and was founded, incidentally, during halftime of a Milwaukee Bucks game. Teamwork is also at the heart of the research the MACC Fund supports, which succeeds through the powerful partnership of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Philanthropy is far more than financial for DDC Board member Laura Gralton

Oct. 29 - Family first led Laura Gralton to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and a goal of helping other families provided the inspiration for her to become a highly involved volunteer in the years since. For four years, Gralton has served on MCW’s Digestive Disease Center (DDC) Board, an advisory group of top business, professional and civic leaders who are committed to advancing digestive disease research, training and care.

Education Outreach partner recognized

Oct. 29 - St. Thomas More High School, one of the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center's Education Outreach program partners, won the Education category at the 10th annual sySTEMnow Conference’s Excellence in STEM Awards (The Stemmys) presented by STEM Forward. Recipients were honored at a ceremony at the Italian Community Center on Oct. 22.

Laura Tisch earns Medical College of Wisconsin’s Zeit Fellows Leadership Award

Oct. 29 - Laura Tisch, a fourth-year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been named the recipient of the 2013 Walter Zeit Fellowship Leadership Award. This prestigious award is presented to the senior student who has consistently displayed superior qualities of leadership, loyalty, selfless service, initiative and compassion toward his or her peers and the Medical College. It is the highest student honor bestowed by the Walter Zeit Fellowship, MCW’s premier donor recognition society.

Researcher to study causes of kidney disease

Oct. 29 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study actions of protein called endothelin-1 (ET-1) in the progression of glomerular kidney diseases.

Researchers strive to save sight of preemies

Oct. 28 - It is estimated that one in every 100 children who enter the neonatal intensive care unit at birth will go blind due to a disease called retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Aided by a $300,000 grant from the Russell J. and Betty Jane Shaw Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Medical College of Wisconsin researchers are trying to save the sight of infants with ROP before they go blind.

Dr. Dennis Butler serves as co-editor of special issue of international journal

Oct. 28 - Dennis J. Butler, PhD, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, served as co-editor of a special issue of the International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine devoted to behavioral science education in family medicine residencies (Volume 45, 4, 2013), which was released in September.

Milwaukee Bucks offer discounted tickets to MCW employees for four upcoming games

Oct. 28 - The Milwaukee Bucks are offering Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) employees reduced prices on tickets for four games in November and December as part of a promotion called Medical College of Wisconsin Nights.

Medical College of Wisconsin awards $2.3M for nine projects

Oct. 28 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP) will fund nine new community health projects totaling $2.3 million.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Oct. 28

Oct. 25 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Oct. 28, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Next-gen sequencing identifies genes associated with speech disorder

Oct. 25 - A collaborative team of researchers has used next generation sequencing to identify clinically relevant genetic variants associated with a rare pediatric speech disorder. The findings are published in the Sept. 16 issue of the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Board of Trustees approves two endowed faculty chairs

Oct. 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Board of Trustees recently approved the awarding of two endowed faculty chairs.

Researcher to study causes of complications in pregnancy

Oct. 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute have received a four year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study abnormalities in blood coagulation that affect women’s health and pregnancy. The grant will specifically focus on the role of maternal platelets in the placenta and pregnancy complications. Placenta-mediated pregnancy complications have serious health consequences for the mother and the baby.

Win-win: Boston store coupon book saves you money and benefits MCW

Oct. 25 - Packed with valuable coupons, the Bon-Ton (Boston Store) “Community Day” booklet is now available for $5. The booklet contains more than $500 in special in-store and online coupons that can be used at Boston Store on Nov. 15-16, and the entire $5 purchase price benefits the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Noah Leigh receives Poster Award at international conference

Oct. 24 - Noah Leigh, Research Associate in Dr. Ramani Ramchandran's lab, received 1st Place for the poster he presented at the 1st Zebrafish for Personalized & Precision Medicine Conference held in Toronto earlier this month. The poster is titled, Mmp17b is essential for proper neural crest cell migration in vivo.

Biophysics plays prominent role in international workshop

Oct. 24 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, Chairman and Professor of Biophysics and the Harry R. and Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research, recently co-chaired the IXth International Workshop on EPR in Biology and Medicine, held Oct. 7-10 in Krakow, Poland. The conference was jointly organized by the Jagiellonian University, the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Getting There Fair to offer info on alternative methods of transportation during construction

Oct. 24 - The Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus-wide Getting There Fair will be held at various locations in the coming weeks to provide information on a new Alternative Transportation program aimed at helping relieve congestion on the roads around campus. The program is a result of the transportation survey conducted this past summer.

Pink bun alert: Sobelman’s Burgers hosting breast cancer fundraiser on Oct. 27

Oct. 22 - All day Sunday, Oct. 27, you can enjoy a juicy burger and support breast cancer research at the same time.

Safety of IV nutrition focus of Gerber Foundation grant to MCW pediatrician

Oct. 22 - A Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) researcher who practices pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is using a grant from The Gerber Foundation to study intravenous nutrition in an effort to make it safer for babies who need the sustenance.

This day in MCW history – Oct. 21, 2010

Oct. 21 - On Oct. 21, 2010, John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, was inaugurated as President and CEO. He began serving as President in July 2010.

Collaborators funded by Extendicare Foundation to research links between depression, Alzheimer’s

Oct. 21 - Depression, which is the leading cause of disability worldwide, is also known to double a person’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, but physicians and scientists do not currently know which individuals with depression are more likely to progress to Alzheimer’s. A Medical College of Wisconsin researcher has earned a $150,000 grant from the Extendicare Foundation that will join multiple organizations in collaboration to study the impact of depression and family history on brain structure and function.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Oct. 21

Oct. 18 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Oct. 21, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Local physicians will establish new pediatric dermatology conference

Oct. 18 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute have received a two-year, $105,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to establish a new pediatric dermatology research conference.

Researchers seek best defense against melanoma with help from Ann’s Hope

Oct. 17 - Each donation that Ann’s Hope Foundation has provided to Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center researchers has brought them one step closer to finding a way to halt the growth of a deadly form of skin cancer.

Genetic sequencing to identify causes of pediatric cataracts

Oct. 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin received a two-year, $412,500 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute to study the genes associated with pediatric cataracts.

Pancreatic cancer research tissue bank serves as tribute to man’s passion for life

Oct. 16 - Ronald Burklund Eich had already survived cancer. It was, in fact, his three-year anniversary of being colon cancer-free when his oncologist noticed an area of concern during Eich’s quarterly follow-up screening in 2011. The spot was on his pancreas.

NIH funds Digestive, Metabolic & Kidney Disease Research Education Program at MCW

The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $273,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to create an education program for medical students that focuses on digestive, metabolic and kidney diseases, with a special emphasis on training a diverse healthcare workforce to address these diseases.

Translational Research Unit opening soon

Oct. 16 - The Nicholas Family Foundation Translational Research Unit (TRU), a space devoted to early-phase investigator initiated cancer research trials, will have five dedicated research beds with the ability to expand to 15. The new unit is located in the Froedtert & the Medical College Clinical Cancer Center.

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin earn national recognition for organ donation

Oct. 14 - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin received gold level recognition from the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services (HHS) for its outreach for organ donation and registration efforts. To be awarded gold level recognition, hospitals must achieve a score of 500 or more in multiple categories relating to organ donation awareness, outreach and education. Froedtert & the Medical College received a score of 1,125.

Save the Date: CTSI workshop on women's health issues planned for Dec. 17

Oct. 15 - The Clinical and Translation Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) is sponsoring a workshop on women’s health issues on Tuesday, Dec. 17. The event will run from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. and be held at Marquette University’s Alumni Memorial Union Ballroom.

Faculty and staff don their leathers to raise money for cancer research

Oct. 15 - On Sept. 27-28, faculty and staff from the Medical College of Wisconsin participated in the 19th annual Ridin' to a Cure motorcycle ride. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefitted the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. The event was sponsored by Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter.

General Internal Medicine faculty win honors

Oct. 15 - Two faculty members from the Department of Medicine’s Division of General Internal Medicine were recently honored by state and regional organizations.

This day in MCW history – Oct. 14, 1970

Oct. 14 - On Oct. 14, 1970, the medical school’s Board of Directors renamed the institution as the Medical College of Wisconsin to reflect its new direction to serve the entire state.

October is National Audiology Awareness Month

Oct. 14 - Hearing loss is an increasing and preventable health issue, and doctors are encouraging people of all ages to get checked. More than half of the 36 million Americans who suffer from hearing loss are under the age of 65.

Milwaukee Regional Research Forum Viewpoint Luncheon planned for Oct. 24

Oct. 14 - The 4th annual Milwaukee Regional Research Forum Viewpoint Luncheon will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West Hotel, and run from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This year’s Viewpoint Luncheon panel will discuss, Excessive Use of Alcohol in Wisconsin: Are There Legislative and Regulatory Remedies?

Dr. Joseph Carroll appointed to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science editorial board

Oct. 14 - Joseph Carroll, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Biophysics, and Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, has been appointed to the editorial board of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. His term runs through Dec. 31, 2017.

MCW’s Community Giving Campaign – Final Day

Oct. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Community Giving Campaign has raised $190,614, with 10.2% of MCW employees participating. Looking for additional reasons to participate? View this inspirational and humorous video of Richard Robinson, PhD, Assistant Professor in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics.

RERC on Technologies for Children with Orthopedic Disabilities meeting to be held in Milwaukee

Oct. 11 - The annual meeting for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Technologies for Children with Orthopedic Disabilities (Tech4POD) will be held in Milwaukee on Thursday, Oct. 17, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM). The meeting, which runs from 1-3:30 p.m., will be at the Wisconsin Center (formally the Delta Center).

Lane closures around campus during the week of Oct. 14

Oct. 11 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Oct. 14, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Women’s Health Research Program (WHRP) awards grants

Oct. 10 - Paula Traktman, PhD, Chairman of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Walter Schroeder Professor of Microbiology and Senior Associate Dean for Research Development, and Srividya Kidambi, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition), have been selected to receive this year’s grants from the Medical College’s Women’s Health Research Program.

Dr. Joseph Thulin elected to American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine Board of Directors

Oct. 10 - Joseph D. Thulin, DVM, Director of the MCW Biomedical Resources Center, has been elected to the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine Board of Directors. He will begin a three-year term on Oct. 29.

MCW’s Community Giving Campaign – Week one raffle winners

Oct. 10 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Community Giving Campaign has raised $158,084.96 with 8.2% of MCW employees participating. If you have not already donated, please consider making a donation to the campaign to help MCW reach their goal of 20% participation.

Ramp closures on Oct. 12, Harwood Avenue construction to impact travel

Oct. 10 - Beginning Saturday, Oct. 12, there are several ramp closures that will impact the MCW community. MCW faculty, students and staff are encouraged to plan ahead for the following changes

Digestive Disease Center Board adds members

Oct. 10 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Digestive Disease Center board has elected two new members. The vision of the Center is to achieve international scientific and lay recognition for leading edge digestive disease research, treatment and educational programs emphasizing novel state-of-the art therapies, with the ultimate goal being to eradicate digestive diseases and their economic impact through research.

Dr. Pintar installed as President of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine

Oct. 10 - Frank A. Pintar, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center Neuroscience Research Laboratories, was installed as the President of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) at the annual meeting in Quebec City, Canada on Sept. 23. This is a two-year appointment that was voted on by the membership of the society.

Researcher to create new tests to identify bleeding disorder

Oct. 10 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to improve the diagnostic tools for Von Willebrand Disease, a commonly diagnosed bleeding disorder that is over-diagnosed in some populations, yet under-diagnosed in others.

Hispanic Heritage Month video vignette – Dr. Teresa Kelly

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. 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.

MCW’s Community Giving Campaign final week - Ice Cream Social scheduled for Oct. 17

Oct. 09 - The Community Giving Campaign will end on Friday, Oct. 11. As a way of saying “thank you” for participating in the campaign, the Office of the Dean and the Office of the President will host an ice cream social on Thursday, Oct 17, from 12-1 p.m. in the Cafeteria Lobby. All faculty and staff are welcome to join them for a bowl of Gilles Frozen Custard. Dr. Raymond and Dr. Kerschner will scoop the vanilla frozen custard into the bowls. Additional toppings for the sundaes will be available.

Women in Science series honors two researchers at annual luncheon

Oct. 09 - Two Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) female researchers will be honored at MCW’s annual Women in Science Awards Luncheon on October 17, 2013. The luncheon, held at MCW, is the final event in the seventh annual Women in Science series, and is presented by Associated Bank. The awards include a $10,000 research award to an established scientist and the $1,000 Edward J. Lennon, M.D. award to an outstanding woman postdoctoral researcher.

The space-time relativity of intracellular signaling

Oct. 08 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study lymphocytes, the body’s “natural killer” cells, and determine the signaling pathways that elicit disease-fighting responses at a cellular level in the body.

Honor our Physician Assistants during National Physician Assistant Week

Oct. 08 - National PA Week is celebrated annually in the United States from Oct. 6, the anniversary of the first class of PAs to graduate from Duke University in 1967, through Oct. 12. It is the perfect time for the MCW community to celebrate the contributions of MCW’s 123 physician assistants (PAs).

MCW’s Community Giving Campaign – Agencies

Oct. 08 - Employees participating in the Community Giving Campaign have the opportunity to direct their donations to more than 80 United Way agencies, including the Medical College of Wisconsin. United Way of Greater Milwaukee changes lives and improves the community by mobilizing people and resources to drive strategic impact in Education, Income and Health.

Support United Way through United We Dine on Oct. 10

Oct. 07 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Community Giving Campaign has raised $76,439 with 3.9% of MCW employees participating. If you have not already donated, please consider making a donation to the campaign to help MCW reach their goal of 20% participation.

Request for applications - 2014 KL2 Mentored Career Development Awards

Oct. 07 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) is accepting applications for the 2014 KL2 Translational Science Career Development Awards for junior faculty interested in pursuing a clinical research career. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 1, 2014.

Double your contribution to United Way

Oct. 04 - Pledge your dollars to the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership Challenge Grant through United Way to double your money. Your contribution will be matched dollar for dollar by the following sponsors: Aurora Health Care, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Columbia St. Mary’s, Froedtert Health, and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare.

PCORI Chief Science Officer visits MCW/CHW

Oct. 03 - Bryan Luce, PhD, MBA, Chief Science Officer at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), will give two presentations on campus on Oct. 10-11. The series is hosted by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin’s Community Engagement Key Function and Children’s Research Institute’s Center for Clinical Effectiveness Research and is open to the public.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Oct. 7

Oct. 03 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Oct. 7, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Hispanic Heritage Month video vignette – Dr. Eduardo Zambrano

Oct. 03 - 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.

MCW’s Community Giving Campaign – dollars at work

Oct. 03 - Participating in the Community Giving Campaign gives you the opportunity to support the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and the United Performing Arts Fund. Your gift, no matter what size, makes a difference. For the cost of everyday items and activities, you can provide urgent and life-changing resources that impact 1 in 4 people throughout the Greater Milwaukee area.

Researcher to explore causes of pain in sickle cell disease

Oct. 03 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute have received a five-year, $696,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (1K23HL114636-01A1) to study the mechanisms of pain in sickle cell disease.

MCW’s Homeless Outreach in Medical Education Project contributing to Oct. 6 Empty Bowls fundraiser

Oct. 03 - MCW’s HOME (Homeless Outreach in Medical Education) Project is participating in the 15th annual Milwaukee Empty Bowls fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 6. Members of the HOME Project handcrafted and donated 13 ceramic bowls, which can be purchased for $20 at the event. With the purchase of a bowl, you can sample soups and breads from dozens of local restaurants and listen to live music.

MCW’s Community Giving Campaign – update and incentives

Oct. 02 - The Community Giving Campaign has raised $31,733.96 in the first two days of the campaign with a current employee participation rate of 2.05%. Please consider donating to the Community Giving Campaign by Oct. 11 to help MCW reach its goal of 20%.

Improving CPR: MCW part of collaborative team to develop new life-saving strategies

Oct. 02 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin are co-recipients of a five-year, $5.4 million NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award to investigate new strategies to minimize cardiac and neurologic injury after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Moorland Reserve Health Center to open for patients Oct. 7; open house planned for Oct. 5

Oct. 02 - The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Moorland Reserve Health Center, 4805 S. Moorland Road in New Berlin, opens to patients on Oct. 7. There will be an open house on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for staff, faculty and the public. The event will include the opportunity to meet the physicians, tour the facility and learn about the services being offered. There also will be a corn roast and baked potatoes available.

Honor our medical librarians during National Medical Librarians Month

Oct. 01 - National Medical Librarians Month is celebrated each year during the month of October. We honor the contributions of library staff who support the MCW community by empowering MCW’s missions in the discovery of knowledge to improve health and advance science. It is a great time for the MCW community to say “thanks” to MCW’s library staff who work at the Todd Wehr Library and its satellite locations at Froedtert Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

MCW’s Community Giving Campaign - United Way and UPAF incentives

Oct. 01 - A generous gift of less than $2 a week or $100 per year to United Way’s Community Impact Fund and/or any of its Education, Income and Health strategies or initiatives will qualify you to receive the Impact Coupon Book. The coupon book offers discounts on dining, entertainment and services throughout the Greater Milwaukee area. Additional information is available on the Impact Coupon Book flyer (PDF)

Dr. James Youker to receive Milwaukee Academy of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award Oct. 15

Oct. 01 - James Youker, MD, Chairman and Robert C. Olson MD Professor of Radiology, has been selected to receive the Milwaukee Academy of Medicine 2013 Distinguished Achievement Award. Dr. Youker will receive his award during the academy’s annual meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the University Club of Milwaukee. In addition, Dr. Youker will give a presentation titled, Medical Imaging: Past, Present and Future.

‘KISS Cancer Goodbye’ Rock Spectacular on November 16 to Benefit MCW Cancer Research

Oct. 01 - An evening of high energy entertainment from Milwaukee’s KISS tribute band, “Dr. Love,” the regional touring act “Circleswitch” and the acoustic duo “Gabriel v2” will take place on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Rooters Nightclub in Waukesha. A minimum donation of $10 is required for admission to the event, and proceeds from the evening will benefit the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

MCW’s Community Giving Campaign begins today

Sept. 30 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Community Giving Campaign, which supports both the United Way and the United Performing Arts Fund workplace giving campaigns, begins today, and runs through Oct. 11.

Department of Transportation holding Zoo Interchange fall open house

Sept. 30 - The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is holding an open house on Oct. 1 and Oct. 3 to provide a look ahead at Zoo Interchange design and construction coordination for 2014 –18. The same information will be presented on both nights.

This day in MCW history – Sept. 30, 1967

Sept. 30 - On Sept. 30, 1967, the high cost of maintaining a medical school forced Marquette University to sever all ties with its medical school in the face of a $1.3 million deficit.

This day in MCW history – Sept. 29, 1980

Sept. 30 - Sept. 29, 1980, dedication ceremonies were held for Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Sept. 30

Sept. 27 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 30, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Antioxidants, stress and hypertension: researchers seek answers to fundamental questions

Sept. 27 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $9.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the role of hydrogen peroxide in development of salt-sensitive hypertension.

Dr. Kerschner to participate in Sen. Baldwin’s Google hangout on Next Generation Research Act

Sept. 25 - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will host a Google hangout on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. CST to discuss new legislation she authored that will strengthen America’s commitment to the next generation of research, science, and innovation. Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, Dean of the Medical School and Executive Vice President, will participate.

Dr. Kathlyn Fletcher named 2013 Woman Physician of the Year

Sept. 24 - The Wisconsin chapter of the American College of Physicians named Kathlyn Fletcher, MD, MA, the 2013 Helen Dickie Woman Physician of the Year. The annual award honors an outstanding woman physician with a distinguished career noted by a commitment to patient care and contributions to medical education and research.

Hispanic Heritage Month continues

Sept. 23 - 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.

Dr. Steven H. Kroft inaugurated as President of the American Society for Clinical Pathology

Sept. 23 - Steven H. Kroft, MD, Professor of Pathology, Vice Chair for Clinical Pathology, Director of Hematopathology, and Pathology Residency Program Director, was inaugurated as President of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) on Sept. 20 at the society's annual meeting in Chicago.

Dr. Jeff Binder named chair of Society for the Neurobiology of Language

Sept. 23 - Jeffrey R. Binder, MD, Professor of Neurology, has been named the chair of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, an international organization formed in 2009 to foster progress in understanding the neurobiological basis for language. A major goal of the society is to bring together scientists from around the world with different perspectives and methodological approaches to the study of language and related systems.

Constitution Day

Sept. 18- This year marks the 226th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. On Sept. 17, 1787, 39 men signed the Constitution, which defines the powers of the government. In 2004, Constitution Day was enacted by Congress to honor this historic event.

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2013

Sept. 16 - 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.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Sept. 16

Sept. 13 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 16, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

This day in MCW history – Sept. 14, 1977

Sept. 13 - On Sept. 14, 1977, groundbreaking ceremonies were held for Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus. As identified in Kurtis Froedtert’s will, the hospital was to be a teaching affiliate of the Medical College.

Collaborative team to study acid reflux disease

Sept.. 13 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a three-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the brain’s role in acid reflux, also known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin’s FY2012 annual report now online

Sept. 12 - The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment’s latest annual report is now available online.

Dr. Tina Yen wins $100,000 Clinical Investigator Award

Sept. 12 - Tina Yen, MD, MS, a surgical oncologist and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was presented with a James Ewing Foundation/Society of Surgical Oncology Clinical Investigator Award at the Society’s annual Cancer Symposium. The two-year award promotes patient-oriented research conducted by surgical oncologists in clinical and translational science.

This day in MCW history – Sept. 12, 1990

Sept. 12 - On Sept. 12, 1990, T. Michael Bolger, JD, was inaugurated as President and CEO. He had been named to the position in July 1990. Mr. Bolger continued to serve as President and CEO until 2010.

Preventive cure for motor impairments from fetal brain hypoxic injury

Sept. 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and Northshore University Healthsystem in Evanston IL, received a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study motor impairments in children.

Wisconsin Avenue – courtesy driving guide

Sept. 10 - Have you noticed the newly marked lanes on Wisconsin Avenue? Great! But some have not. There have been a handful of “near miss” reports that prompted this review of the new traffic patterns.

Understanding the eye: researchers to explore vision at the cellular level

Sept. 10 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute to study the causes and progression of eye diseases at the cellular level.

Molecule to organism: Decades of support for physiology training

Sept. 06 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to support integrated research training in physiology.

MCW announces new Wausau locales for community medical education program serving Central Wisconsin

Jul 02 - On June 21, the Medical College of Wisconsin Board of Trustees approved a change in venue for the Wausau location of the MCW’s community medical education program serving Central Wisconsin.

Video of Mr. Bolger’s 120th anniversary presentation now available

May 28 - On May 20th, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) celebrated its 120th year of medical education with a reception on campus. As part of the event, T. Michael Bolger, JD, President Emeritus, hosted a special presentation. A video of that presentation is now available.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month 2013

May 06 - In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin is creating a series of stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of May. The stories highlight MCW programs that address health problems that impact Asian-Pacific populations disproportionately.

Women’s History Month video vignette – Dr. Nancy Dahms

Mar 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 2013 – community engagement mission

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

Women’s History Month video vignette – Dr. Sally Twining

Mar 25 - 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.

Women’s History Month video vignette – Dr. Diana Maas

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 2013 – research mission

Mar 20 - 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 video vignette – Dr. Carol I-Ping Tsao

Mar 18 - 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 – Kimara Ellefson

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 2013 – patient care mission

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

Women’s History Month video vignette – Vicki Konczal

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.

MCW named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

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.

Women’s History Month video vignette – Linda Bauer

Mar 08 - 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 2013 – education mission

Mar 06 - 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 video vignette – Mary Blackwelder

Mar 04 - 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 – Dr. Alonzo Walker

Mar 01 - 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 2013 – community engagement 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 – Cassandra Wright

Feb 25 - 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.

Anthony Caples receives Black Excellence Award for Community Leadership from Milwaukee Times

Feb 25 - Anthony Caples, Community Outreach Coordinator in the Institute for Health and Society’s Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI), received the Black Excellence Award for Community Leadership from the Milwaukee Times weekly newspaper. Caples will receive the award at the publication’s award ceremony on Feb. 22.

Black History Month video vignette – Dr. Dawn Bragg

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 2013 – research 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 – Steve Fowlkes

Feb 18 - 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 – Regina Cole

Feb 15 - 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 2013 – 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.

Medical College applauds Governor Walker’s effort to address Wisconsin’s physician shortage

Feb 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) applauds Governor Scott Walker for his leadership to address the state’s impending physician shortage. As part of his executive budget proposal, the Governor announced he will invest $7.4 million in MCW’s Community Medical Education Program (CMEP) to train new physicians in central and northeast Wisconsin.

Black History Month video vignette – Dr. Estil Strawn

Feb. 11 - 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 08 - 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 2013 – 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.

458 Medical College of Wisconsin doctors recognized as Best Doctors in America

Jan 30 - A total of 458 Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) faculty physicians, representing 63 specialties, are listed on the Best Doctors in America 2013-2014 database. The information, compiled by Best Doctors, Inc., includes more physicians from MCW than any other group practice or institution in Wisconsin.

Series on 100th anniversary of the founding of Marquette University School of Medicine

Jan 18 - In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Marquette University School of Medicine (MUSM), the Medical College of Wisconsin is running a series of stories and hosting various events the week of Jan. 14-18. The Marquette University School of Medicine was formed on Jan. 14, 1913, and, in 1970, became the Medical College of Wisconsin, and its founding is an important milestone in MCW’s history.

Photo highlights from the Marquette University School of Medicine

Jan. 17 - In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Marquette University School of Medicine (MUSM), the Medical College of Wisconsin is running a series of stories and hosting various events the week of Jan. 14-18. The Marquette University School of Medicine was formed on Jan. 14, 1913, and, in 1970, became the Medical College of Wisconsin, and its founding is an important milestone in MCW’s history.

Cake cutting ceremony kicks off 100th anniversary celebration

Jan. 15 - A cake-cutting was held Monday, Jan. 14, to kick off the week-long 100th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Marquette University School of Medicine. The cake was cut by John R. Raymond, Sr. MD, MCW President and CEO, Dr. Margaret Callahan, Dean of the Marquette University School of Nursing, and Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Marquette University Graduate School. Also helping was Monica Stout, a second-year MCW medical student who received her undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences from

Celebrating 100 years of collaboration with Marquette University

Jan. 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s predecessor, the Marquette University School of Medicine, created a rich heritage from 1913 to 1967. The deep roots from those foundational years in the Medical College’s history continue to flourish today through a multitude of collaborations that engage Marquette and Medical College faculty and staff alike.

Celebrating 100 years

Jan. 14 - One hundred years ago, on Jan. 14, 1913, a major milestone occurred in the history of medicine in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. On that day, the Marquette University School of Medicine was founded through the merger of the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons, MCW’s founding institution, and the Medical Department of Marquette University / Milwaukee Medical College.

MCW to celebrate 100th anniversary of the founding of the Marquette University School of Medicine

Jan. 10 - In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Marquette University School of Medicine (MUSM), the Medical College of Wisconsin is running a series of stories and hosting various events the week of Jan. 14-18. The celebration includes an anniversary cake cutting, which will be held outside the College cafeteria on Monday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. The cake will be cut by John R. Raymond, Sr. MD, MCW President and CEO, Dr. Margaret Callahan, Dean of the Marquette University School of Nursing, and Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Marquette University Graduate School. All faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (or until the cake runs out) for a piece of cake to commemorate this important milestone in MCW’s history.

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