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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.

Get Your Rear in Gear run/walk for colon cancer prevention and research planned for Oct. 12

Oct. 03 - The third annual Get Your Rear in Gear 5K run and walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. The event supports the Medical College of Wisconsin’s programs for colon cancer research, education, prevention and screening. Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, claiming more than 54,000 lives every year.

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.

Still time to register for depression recognition day on Oct. 10

Oct. 03 - Recognizing and treating depression will be the focus of the second annual Depression Recognition Day at the Medical College of Wisconsin on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 12–6 p.m.

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.

World Rabies Day is Sept. 28

Sept. 27 - Saturday, Sept. 28, is World Rabies Day, held on the anniversary of Louis Pasteur’s death. Pasteur gained international fame for developing the first rabies vaccine. Current estimates are that approximately 70,000 deaths occur annually from rabies, 40 percent of which are in children under 15 years of age.

Meara Peterson named Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year by her undergraduate college

Sept. 26 - Meara Peterson, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Pediatrics who works in adolescent medicine with the Milwaukee Adolescent Health Program, was named Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year by the University of Mary Washington (UMW) in Fredericksburg, VA. Dr. Peterson, who received her undergraduate degree from UMW in 2005, was honored for her efforts to provide reproductive care for underserved adolescents age 12-22.

Register now for Moving Forward: Ride/Walk for Parkinson’s disease

Sept. 26 - The fifth annual Moving Forward: Ride/Walk for Parkinson’s disease will be held Sunday, Oct. 6, in Dousman, Wis. Proceeds from this annual fundraiser benefit programs through the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Program at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the American Parkinson Disease Association Wisconsin Chapter. Those programs benefit both patients and families with education and support, community exercise programs and research.

Bryon’s Run to Cure Paralysis on Oct. 6 to benefit College’s spinal cord injury research programs

Sept. 26 - The annual Bryon’s Run to Cure Paralysis is being held Sunday, Oct. 6, at Carroll University in Waukesha. Proceeds from the event go to the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation, which has pledged $1 million to the Medical College of Wisconsin to support spinal cord injury research and establish The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation Laboratories.

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. Thomas Chelimsky named President of American Autonomic Society

Sept. 25 - Thomas C. Chelimsky, MD, Chairman and Professor of Neurology, has been named the president of the American Autonomic Society. The American Autonomic Society was established to bring together individuals from diverse disciplines who share an interest in the structure and function of the autonomic nervous system and in the pathology, treatment, and prevention of its disorders. Dr. Chelimsky practices at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and at Froedtert Hospital.

MCW to collaborate on PCORI study examining pediatric diabetes self-management

Sept. 25 - The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) awarded $2 million to a team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the Medical College of Wisconsin to implement and evaluate a patient-centered approach to improving outcomes for kids with Type I diabetes.

Conference shares lessons learned from community engagement

Sept. 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP) presented “Community & Academic Partnerships: Learning from the Past, Building for the Future” during the 7th Community Engagement in Research conference on Sept. 17, at the Harley-Davidson Museum®.

My Genes, My Proteins, and My Health Science Café series to be held at MSOE

Sept. 25 - The Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a series of Science Cafés at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Center for BioMolecular Modeling that are free and open to the public. The theme of the series is “My Genes, My Proteins, and My Health,” and topics will include the drug discovery process, the role of genomics in determining treatment for diseases, advances in the treatment of cystic fibrosis, and the promise of gene therapy.

Dr. Joseph Kerschner named founding secretary of International Society for Otitis Media

Sept. 24 - Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, Dean of the Medical School, Executive Vice President and Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, has been named the founding secretary of the International Society for Otitis Media. The Society was established in early 2013.

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.

Jeb Bush to keynote Medical College of Wisconsin’s Healthcare Dinner

Sept. 20 - Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida and son of President George Bush and Barbara Bush, will be the keynote speaker for the Medical College of Wisconsin's (MCW) Digestive Disease Center 2013 Healthcare Dinner on Monday, Nov. 4, at the Pfister Hotel’s Grand Ballroom.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Sept. 23

Sept. 20 - List of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 23, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

The kidneys and salt: researcher to study mechanisms of hypertension

Sept. 19 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two-year, $180,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study how kidney inflammation is related to the development of hypertension, or high blood pressure.

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.

Ministry Health Care joins Quality Health Solutions

Sept. 17 - Ministry Health Care, the second largest health system in Wisconsin, is joining Quality Health Solutions, Inc. (QHS), a collaborative group of Wisconsin health care systems and the Medical College of Wisconsin. QHS, which last week announced a major shared savings initiative with UnitedHealthcare, is expanding its accountable care network. The network is clinically integrated, allowing it to contract directly with health plans on behalf of its members for shared savings, pay-for-performance, and other innovative payment programs. The network expects to enter into risk arrangements on behalf of its members.

Three faculty members to receive Distinguished Service Awards

Sept. 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will honor three faculty members with Distinguished Service Awards, the College’s highest faculty honor, at its convocation ceremony Sept. 18.

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.

Researcher to study new therapeutic targets for elephantiasis

Sept. 16 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $475,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study new therapeutic targets for lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic disease that causes lymphedema and elephantiasis, characterized by severe swelling of the extremities.

Dr. Prakash Laud appointed Acting Director of the Division of Biostatistics

Sept. 16 - Dr. Purushottam “Prakash” Laud, PhD, has accepted my offer to serve as the Acting Director of the Division of Biostatistics in the MCW Institute for Health and Society.

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.

Dr. Catharine Malmsten named Top Healthcare Professional Under 40

Sept. 12 - Catharine Malmsten, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was named a “Top Healthcare Professional Under 40” at the National Medical Association’s (NMA) annual conference. Dr. Malmsten is one of 40 physicians nationwide to receive this honor.

Dr. Michelle Bayer, Dermatology resident, receives Society of Pediatric Dermatology pilot grant

Sept. 11 - Michelle Bayer, first-year resident in Dermatology, has received a 2013 Pilot Project Research Award from the Society for Pediatric Dermatology. Dr. Bayer received the award for her research project, Incidence of hypoglycemia in children receiving propranolol therapy for infantile hemangioma.

Improving EMS care for children: MCW to lead national multi-center study

Sept. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a three-year, $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration to establish a research center to study and improve pediatric prehospital emergency care.

Bugling, flag flown in Afghanistan to help MCW community honor 9/11

Sept. 10 - On Wednesday, Sept. 11, Rebecca Seevers, MS, will play Taps in front of the MCW flag pole at 7:46 a.m., 8:03 a.m., 8:13 a.m. and 9:10 am to honor those who lost in their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Those times correspond to the times of the four plane crashes that day.

Get a jump start on Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Boston Store’s Pink Shop

Sept. 10 - Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., parent company of Boston Store, is opening its annual “Pink Shop” early this year, on Sept. 18, providing additional time to purchase items that benefit breast cancer research. In the past, this promotion has taken place only during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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.

Former MCW Trustee Robert H. Friebert dies at age 75

Sept. 10 - Robert H. Friebert, JD, who served on the Medical College of Wisconsin Board of Trustees from 1993-2008, died Sept. 5 at age 75.

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.

MCW to host surgical pathology conference in Milwaukee

Sept. 09 - The Department of Pathology will sponsor, The Midwestern Conference: Update Course in Surgical Pathology, on Sept. 20 – 22 at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. The annual conference, now in its sixth year, will bring to Milwaukee more than 100 practicing surgical pathologists, oncologists, and other health care professionals from across the country.

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.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Sept. 9

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

Ridin’ to a Cure with the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation

Sept. 04 - Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter will hold the 19th annual “Ridin’ to a Cure” on Sept. 27 and 28 in Oconomowoc. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Beads, buttons, and breast cancer research: local company donates $18,000 to MCW

Sept 3 - Kalmbach Publishing Company presented for approximately $18,000 for breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) on Aug. 22.

Medical College of Wisconsin names Neuroscience Center Advisory Board members

Aug 30 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Neuroscience Center Advisory Board has added five community and business leaders to its membership. The goal of the board is to support basic and clinical research that will enhance understanding of brain function and improve the ability to treat neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders, and brain and spinal cord injury.

Dr. Philip Clifford and team win AAMC innovation award for career planning tool for scientists

Aug 30 - Philip Clifford PhD, Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and colleagues from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the University of California San Francisco, won the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Award for Innovative Institutional Partnerships in Research and Research-focused Training for an interactive career planning tool they developed.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Sept. 2

Aug 30 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 2, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

New diagnostics to detect lung injury

Aug 29 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four year, $1.07 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to evaluate new non-invasive methods to detect lung injury.

Making medicine accessible

Aug 28 - When Ray* went to fill his prescription after being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, he learned that the pills cost $400 a month. Ray, like many who cannot afford their medicine, found his hope for better health slipping away like the memory of a pleasant dream.

Access matters: MCW researcher to study traumatic injury outcomes in children

Aug. 27 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two year, $168,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study how proximity to a pediatric trauma center impacts outcomes in children with traumatic injuries.

Researchers develop new software tool for cancer genomics

Aug. 27 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have developed a new bioinformatics software tool designed to more easily identify genetic mutations responsible for cancers.

Faints, sweats, and leaks: Neurology workshop to address autonomic disorders

Aug 27 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will host a one-day workshop on autonomic disorders on Friday, Sept. 6, at the Sheraton Brookfield in Brookfield, Wis. The conference is expected to attract primary care practitioners, neurologists, and allied health care professionals.

Lectureship fund created to honor Dr. Carrie Falk

Aug 26 - Earlier this month, the Department of Emergency Medicine hosted a memorial service in honor of Dr. Carrie Falk, who died July 14 from metastatic melanoma at age 31. More than 100 faculty, residents and staff attended in addition to Dr. Falk’s family.

Brenda Brito named Interim Associate Director of Administration for the Cancer Center

Aug 26 - I am pleased to name Brenda Brito as interim Associate Director of Administration for the Cancer Center. Brenda is the Business Manager for the Cancer Center and Clinical Trials Office and was previously the Department Administrator for Pharmacology & Toxicology and the Neuroscience Research Center. She has directed the financial and business aspects of the MCW Cancer Center since 2009.

How the brain regulates breathing

Aug 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a $1.45 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Heart, Lung, and Blood Institutes supporting research investigating the neural control of respiration.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Aug. 26

Aug. 23 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Aug. 26, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Advancing Communities’ Disaster Resilience conference planned for Sept. 18

Aug. 22 - The Medical College’s Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin, in collaboration with the Department of Emergency Medicine, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Health, are hosting a one-day conference on Wednesday, Sept. 18, to expand dialogue on advancing community resilience in preparation for possible future disasters which have been common in this region and state.

Dr. Marshall Dunning dies Aug. 20

Aug. 22 - The Medical College of Wisconsin lost an outstanding faculty member when Marshall Dunning passed away August 20, 2013.

Dr. Tracy Wang discusses successful faculty recruitment and retention in AAMC publication

Aug 21 - Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology) and Chief of Endocrine Surgery, contributed an article to the summer issue of GWIMS Watch, a publication of the Association of American Medical College’s Group on Women in Medicine and Science.

Developing new therapeutic targets for psoriasis

Aug 21 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to study the development of psoriasis, and to evaluate molecules that have the potential to prevent psoriatic symptoms and that could be models for drug development.

Protect the Package© golf outing on Sept. 21 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Aug 20 - The Protect the Package© golf outing will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Scenic View Golf Course Club in Slinger, Wisconsin, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will support basic science research efforts in prostate and other men’s cancers at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

fMRI study documents brain activation during concussion recovery

Aug 20 - For the first time, researchers have documented irregular brain activity within the first 24 hours of a concussive injury, as well as an increased level of brain activity weeks later—suggesting that the brain may compensate for the injury during the recovery time.

Reserve your seat for the Community Engagement in Research Conference

Aug 20 - The 7th annual Community Engagement in Research (CEnR) Conference is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Harley-Davidson Museum. ® Titled, Community & Academic Partnerships: Learning from the Past, Building for the Future, this educational conference is aimed at academic and community members interested in learning more about community engaged research (CER).

Bowling and burgers to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Aug 19 - The Rock River Cancer Research Foundation is planning two upcoming events to benefit the MCW Cancer Center – a bowling fundraiser on Sunday, Aug. 25, and a $1 donation from every hamburger sold at Sobelmanns Pub ‘n Grill on Friday, Aug. 30.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Aug. 19

Aug 16 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Aug. 19, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

It works, but how? Researchers to study mechanisms of anesthesia

Aug 15 - 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 General Medical Sciences to study how anesthesia works to suppress consciousness, and how consciousness returns.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visits MCW to announce plans to introduce new research legislation

Aug 14 - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited the Medical College of Wisconsin on Tuesday, Aug. 13, to announce new legislation, The Next Generation Act, which would create an initiative within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve opportunities for young researchers. As part of her visit, she met with MCW administration, faculty, and students.

Beads, buttons, and breast cancer research: local company donates $18,000 to MCW

Aug 13 - Kalmbach Publishing Company will present a check for approximately $18,000 for breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin on Aug. 22.

Construction of Swan Boulevard is underway

Aug 09 - The roadways and intersections that surround us serve as a critical path from the busy highways and intersection that lead to this campus. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has recently completed several projects that will support the traffic flow to and from our organizations once the closure of Watertown Plank Road and US45 interchange occurs, currently scheduled for January 6, 2014. Our attention will now begin to focus on the detour routes available to best access the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus.

Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin elevated to full member of Gynecologic Oncology Group

Aug 12 - Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin have been elevated to full membership in the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG), a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded cooperative cancer research group. This promotion from provisional membership is due, in part, to a substantial increase in patients enrolled in studies and a very positive GOG audit of our facilities and programs, and allows the Froedtert & The Medical College program to more fully participate in GOG-sponsored clinical trials focused on gynecologic malignancies.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Aug. 12

Aug 09 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Aug. 12, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

MCW ranked 22nd best medical school in Graduateprograms.com national survey

Aug 09 - The Medical College of Wisconsin is ranked the 22nd best medical school in the country in a recent Graduateprograms.com national survey of current and former medical students. The survey explored 15 ranking categories including academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.

Professional and community golfers tee off for digestive disease research

Aug 09 - The annual LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament to benefit the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Digestive Disease Center will be held Monday, Aug. 19, at the Wisconsin Country Club at 6200 W. Good Hope Road in Milwaukee.

Promising global health efforts for faculty, trainees supported with more than $85k in FY13

Aug 08 - Seven Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) faculty with global health partnerships in education, research, patient care, and community engagement were awarded funding from the Institute for Health and Society Global Health Program through quasi endowment and discretionary funds.

Boosting immunization rates in Milwaukee

Aug 08 - The Medical College of Wisconsin received a three-year, $1.3 million award from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to improve the rates of childhood immunization in Milwaukee neighborhoods in which there are significant disparities in immunization coverage.

Test drive the car of your dreams and support MCW breast cancer research

Aug 07 - On Friday, Aug. 16, and Saturday, Aug. 17, Bergstrom Automotive in Appleton will host Drive for a Cure, a two-day event to support breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. From 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on both days, a special fleet of 100 Bergstrom vehicles including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Volvo, Land Rover, Acura, Audi, MINI, Infiniti, and Fiat will be available to test drive on a 12-mile course. For each mile driven, Bergstrom Automotive will donate $1 to breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Judie Bernarde Cancer Golf Outing to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Aug 07 - The 8th annual Judie Bernarde Cancer Golf Outing for Cancer Research will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Edgewater Golf Club in Grafton. Registration and a self-serve lunch begin at 11 a.m. followed by a 1 p.m. tee-off. Proceeds from the event will support breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

VisualDX - MCW Libraries’ Resource of the Month for August

Aug 06 - VisualDx is a unique mobile and desktop application for diagnostic accuracy, patient engagement, and medical education. This powerful tool features more than 25,000 medical images and specialist-level knowledge to help diagnose, treat, and manage more than 1,200 visually identifiable diseases, drug reactions, and infections.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Aug. 5

Aug 02 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Aug. 5, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

MCW team participates in Tri-ing for Children’s triathlon

Aug 01 - A team of MCW faculty and staff participated in the July 28 Tri-ing for Children’s triathlon at Ottawa Lake in South Kettle Moraine Forest. The event raised money for Tri-ing for Children’s Inc., which supports children’s hospitals including Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Medical students to take on MU dental students Aug. 3 in annual softball game

Jul 29 - Medical College of Wisconsin medical students will compete against dental students from the Marquette University School of Dentistry at the seventh annual "Thriller at Miller" on Saturday, Aug. 3.

Dr. Kenneth Simons elected Chair of Medical Examining Board

Jul 29 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Accreditation, and a Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been elected chairman of the State of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board.

Dr. Gerald Harris named Contributing Editor of JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery

July 26 - Gerald J. Harris, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery, has been named a Contributing Editor of JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. His term began July 1.

Lane closures around campus during the week of July 29

July 26 - A list of lane closures around campus the week of July 29, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Dr. Scott Terhune selected to give keynote presentation at herpesvirus workshop

Jul 19 - Scott Terhune, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center, will give the 2013 Priscilla Ann Schaffer Lecture, a keynote presentation at the upcoming International Herpesvirus Workshop in Grand Rapids, Mich., Dr. Terhune’s presentation is entitled, Enhancing Antiviral Efficacy against HCMV by Perturbing Cellular Pathways.

Lane closures around campus during the week of July 22

Jul 19 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 22, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Additional information about the Zoo interchange project and its impact on MCW and the campus can be found on the College’s Zoo interchange Web page.

Sam Memorial Walk/Run on Aug. 24 to benefit MCW cancer research

Jul 17 - The 14th annual Sam Memorial Walk/Run will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, at St. Agnes Parish, 12801 W. Fairmount, in Butler. Check-in begins at 9:15 a.m. for the 10 a.m. event. Participants can choose to run or walk the two-mile course through the streets of Butler, beginning and ending at St. Agnes. The cost is $15 for individuals or$40 for families.

Genomic medicine open for business: lessons learned in the clinic

Jul 17- The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in conjunction with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital, was the first in the nation to launch a genomic medicine clinic, and to offer whole genome sequencing clinically to patients on “diagnostic odysseys.”

Vision researchers receive grant from Research to Prevent Blindness

Jul 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin received a grant of $110,000 from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of blinding diseases. The research will be directed by Dale K. Heuer, MD, Chairman and Professor of Ophthalmology.

This day in MCW history – July 14, 2010

Jul 15 - On July 14, 2010, the National Institutes of Health announced that the Medical College would receive a $20 million Clinical and Translational Science Award as part of the federal government’s program to establish select translational research centers nationwide.

Dr. Julian Lombard wins 2014 Eugene M. Landis Research Award

Jul 15 - Julian H. Lombard, PhD, Professor of Physiology, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Eugene M. Landis Research Award, established by the Microcirculatory Society in 1969 to recognize an outstanding investigator in the field of microcirculation.

Link between respiratory viruses and asthma to be explored

Jul 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five year, $670,000 grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study the immune response believed responsible for the link between respiratory viral infections and the development of asthma.

Lane closures around campus during the week of July 15

Jul 12 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 15, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Dr. Kevin Regner appointed Interim Chief of Nephrology

Jul 10 - Kevin Regner, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology), has been appointed Interim Chief of Nephrology by Roy L. Silverstein, MD, the John and Linda Mellowes Professor and Chairman of Medicine. Dr. Regner will begin in his new position on July 15, and a national search for a permanent Chief of Nephrology will be launched later this summer.

Spierings Cancer Foundation to present ‘Rock Cancer’ Music Festival on Aug. 17

Jul 10 - “Rock Cancer,” the Spierings Cancer Foundation’s annual fundraiser and day-long celebration of rock music and family fun, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Doyle Park in Little Chute. The music begins at 1 p.m. and continues until midnight. Many area bands are scheduled to perform, including Homemade Brew, Straight Chuters, The Bomb, Adams Way, and Half Empty.

Beat Breast Cancer Golf Outing on Aug. 17 to benefit MCW breast cancer research

Jul 10 - The 8th annual Beat Breast Cancer Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Fairways of Woodside in Sussex. The event begins with registration and lunch at 11 a.m., followed by a golf scramble with a shotgun start at noon.

Greater Milwaukee Foundation funds research of vision problems in premature babies

Jul 09 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four year, $300,000 grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation to study retinopathy in premature infants.

Summer school for teachers: local educators get lessons in biomedical research

Jul 09 - Waukesha County teachers return to classrooms this week for a special teachers institute at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center. The teachers, who focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) will immerse themselves in the world of protein science in an intense one-week course taught by faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, and the center’s staff.

Researcher to study main complication after bone marrow transplantation

Jul 09 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study graft versus host disease (GVHD), the major complication associated with bone marrow transplants.

MCW’s Family Medicine Interest Group receives 2013 Program of Excellence Award

Jul 09 - The Medical College’s Family Medicine Student Association (FMSA) was one of 17 programs nationwide to receive the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) 2013 Program of Excellence Award for its efforts to generate interest in family medicine.

Dr. Patricia Donohoue appointed to American Board of Pediatrics Sub board of Pediatric Endocrinology

Jul 08 - Patricia Donohoue, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology, was invited by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) leadership to serve on the ABP Sub board of Pediatric Endocrinology. Dr. Donohoue will serve a six-year term.

July 2013 MCW Libraries Resource of the Month: AccessEmergency Medicine

Jul 05 - AccessEmergency Medicine from McGraw-Hill Medical is a complete online service that allows users to quickly search the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of emergency cases.

Lane closures around campus during the week of July 8

Jul 05 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 8, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

MCW Anesthesia Simulation Program obtains American Society of Anesthesiologists’ endorsement

Jul 05 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Anesthesia Simulation Program has achieved the endorsement of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. MCW joins an elite, nationwide group of 34 currently endorsed centers maintaining this distinction.

Summer road closures are upon us -- time to plan your alternate route

Jul 05 - The planned road closure schedule on the roads surrounding the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus kicks into high gear in July and August. In the crossfire are Glenview Avenue & Wisconsin Avenue, Hwy 100 (Mayfair Road) & Bluemound Road and Hwy 100 and Watertown Plank Road. Below is a summary of the work that will occur and the recommended travel alternatives. A construction map (PDF) provides additional detail.

Drive Fore a Cure Golf Outing on July 22 to benefit MCW Cancer Research

Jul 05 - The Eighth annual Drive Fore a Cure Golf Outing will take place on Monday, July 22, at the Westmoor Country Club in Brookfield, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds from this event will support hematologic malignancy (blood cancer) research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, including the work of Parameswaran Hari, MD, Clinical Director of the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Program and Associate Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology.

Governor Scott Walker invites MCW to attend biennial budget bill signing

Jul 02 - Governor Scott Walker signed the $70 billion biennial budget bill into law on Sunday, June 30, and graciously invited the Medical College of Wisconsin to attend the bill signing. The Medical College of Wisconsin is deeply appreciative of the significant investments Governor Walker and the Legislature are dedicating toward medical education & training over the next two years.

Healing together

Jul 02 - La Causa, Inc. received funding from the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP) in 2009 to implement a school-based mental health program focused on helping students deal with the serious traumas they had experienced in their young lives.

Dr. E. Brooke Lerner named Deputy Director of the Injury Research Center

Jul 02 - The Injury Research Center (IRC) at the Medical College of Wisconsin is pleased to announce that Brooke Lerner, PhD, will assume the role of Deputy Director of the IRC. Dr. Lerner is an injury epidemiologist and a former EMS field provider who has dedicated her career to improving prehospital care through research.

Don & Ruth Falevsky Golf Outing on July 20 to benefit MCW Cancer Research

Jul 02 - The 20th annual Don & Ruth Falevsky Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, July 20, at the Camelot Country Club in Lomira, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Proceeds from this event will support cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

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.

MCW researcher to focus on blood clot prevention

Jul 01 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study a protein associated with thrombosis, or blood clots. Thrombosis is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States.

This day in MCW history – July 1, 2004

Jul 01 - On July 1, 2004, the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research was created through the merger of the International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry and the National Marrow Donor Program.

Froedtert re-verified as Level 1 Adult Trauma Center

Jul 01 - The Froedtert Hospital Trauma Program has been successfully re-verified as a Level 1 Adult Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.

Accident closes Hwy 100 between Bluemound and Greenfield Ave-REOPENED

Jun 28 - WIS 100 Northbound and Southbound is closed this morning from Greenfield Avenue to Bluemound Road due to a traffic incident. All ramps at WIS 100 and I-94 interchange are also closed at this time. The closure is anticipated to continue for approximately 4 hours as crews work to repair a power line that was damaged during the incident. Motorists are advised to use US45 to get around the closure.

Accident closes Hwy 100 between Bluemound and Greenfield Ave

June 28 - WIS 100 Northbound and Southbound is closed this morning from Greenfield Avenue to Bluemound Road due to a traffic incident. All ramps at WIS 100 and I-94 interchange are also closed at this time. The closure is anticipated to continue for approximately 4 hours as crews work to repair a power line that was damaged during the incident. Motorists are advised to use US45 to get around the closure.

Lane closures around campus during the week of July 1

Jun 28 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 1, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Research featured on cover of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology

Jun 27 - Roy Silverstein, MD, and colleagues at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, are conducting research to identify how two proteins (thrombospondin-1 TSR and CD36 CLESH) that inhibit angiogenesis interact on a molecular level. This work, including a cover picture of a molecular model of the interaction, was published online ahead of the July 2013 issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.

Dr. Muftuler edits book on using MRI to quantify morphology and physiology of the human body

Jun 27 - L. Tugan Muftuler, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, edited Quantifying Morphology and Physiology of the Human Body Using MRI, which was published in May by Taylor & Francis.

Dr. Daisy Sahoo receives the Daniel McCarty Award for Research Excellence

Jun 27 - Daisy Sahoo, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition), has been awarded the Department of Medicine’s 2013 Daniel McCarty Award for Research Excellence. This award, named for Dr. Daniel McCarty, the 4th MCW Chair of Medicine (1974-1989), is presented to an Assistant Professor or early Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine who demonstrates significant research accomplishment and who shows promise of leadership and mentorship.

Update on Watertown Plank Road closures the week of June 24

Jun 26 - The timeframe on the lane closures scheduled this week on Watertown Plank Road between 92nd Street and 97th Street for storm sewer work will extended each day and the full roadway will only be open for the morning peak traffic, 6 to 9 a.m. It was original reported that some lanes would be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but the lane that are closed will now remain closed until 6 p.m.

Dr. Judy Kim appointed to editorial board of JAMA Ophthalmology

Jun 26 - Judy E. Kim, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, has been appointed to the editorial board of JAMA Ophthalmology. Her term begins July 1, 2013.

This day in MCW history – June 25, 2012

Jun 25 - On June 25, 2012, the Medical College announced that the Board of Trustees authorized the Medical College to develop community-based medical education programs in both the Green Bay area and Central Wisconsin.

Cancer Center scientists’ discovery in cancer metastasis featured on cover of Science Signaling

Jun 25 - MCW cancer researcher Carol L. Williams, PhD, and her research team have identified a way to block receptors that might be responsible for signaling lung, breast, and pancreatic cancer metastasis. This work, including a cover picture of cancer cells moving away from each other when the receptors are active, was published in the May 28th issue of Science Signaling.

Partnership with Project SEARCH helps community members transition into workforce

Jun 25 - This past year, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) helped provide work training and experience to two young adults with disabilities through Project SEARCH, a collaborative effort between Easter Seals, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and local schools. The one-year transition program offers participants the chance to learn marketable, transferrable and competitive workplace skills they can use to find employment within the community.

Development of ACE inhibitors to treat radiation injury

Jun 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop the use of an ACE inhibitor, lisinopril, to mitigate radiation injuries in multiple organs.

Young MCW researchers in women’s health to benefit from William Randolph Hearst Award

Jun 24 - Investigators in the Women’s Health Research Program will have the opportunity to compete for seed funding for new research projects, thanks to a $100,000 grant the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) recently received from The Hearst Foundation, Inc. The grant establishes the William Randolph Hearst Award in Women’s Health Research at MCW, which will be used to support promising research to improve the health and well-being of women.

Lane closures around campus during the week of June 24

Jun 21 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of June 24, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Antioxidant shows promise in Parkinson’s disease

Jun 19 - Diapocynin, a synthetic molecule derived from a naturally occurring compound (apocynin), has been found to protect neurobehavioral function in mice with Parkinson’s disease symptoms by preventing deficits in motor coordination.

Ovarian cancer research has champion in the William and Sandy Heitz Family Foundation

Jun 17 - A family that has been affected by cancer several times over is making significant contributions to the advancement of more effective therapies for ovarian cancer at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Gifts from the William and Sandy Heitz Family Foundation totaling $250,000 are creating the William and Sandy Heitz Endowed Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Pettit Foundation helps support enrichment programs for high school students

Jun 17 - The Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation has donated $100,000 to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) to provide extraordinary learning opportunities for minority high school youth who have an interest in pursuing a career in science or medicine. The gift supports two pipeline programs at MCW: Apprenticeship in Medicine (AIM) and Research Opportunity for Academic Development in Science (ROADS).

Lane closures around campus during the week of June 17

Jun 14 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of June 17, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

STAR Center to offer tours to public on June 22 as part of Windows into Wauwatosa event

Jun 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin STAR Center is participating in the Windows into Wauwatosa (PDF) event on Saturday, June 22, and will be offering free tours to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dr. Robert Dedmon retires

Jun 13 - Robert E. Dedmon, MD, MPH, Clinical Professor in the Institute for Health and Society, recently retired from active participation on the MCW faculty. Since 1991, he has served as a guest lecturer for different areas of the College, including the Masters in Public Health (MPH) program and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin.

Dr. El-Meanawy wins “Featured New Investigator Award”

Jun 13 - Ashraf El-Meanawy, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was awarded the Featured New Investigator Award by the Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research at the organization’s annual meeting in April.

Drive for a Cure supports Cancer Center, honors advocate

Jun 12 - A well-established fundraiser that allows participants to test-drive the car of their dreams began a new chapter in 2012, the first year that proceeds were donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cancer Center. The Bergstrom Corporation’s Drive for a Cure raised more than $50,000 for breast cancer research at MCW last year, and the partnership will continue with this summer’s event.

Froedtert & The Medical College participate in second largest kidney chain in the world

Jun 11 - Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin are one of 19 transplant centers in the country involved in the world’s second largest kidney chain in history. On June 6, 2013, the National Kidney Registry announced the successful completion of Chain 221, which involved 56 participants (28 donors and 28 recipients.) A Racine man was the sickest of the 28 transplant patients in the chain.

Breast cancer screening and preventive health focus of Science Café

Jun 11 - The Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a Science Café at the Milwaukee Public Library’s Central location Tuesday, June 18, from 6-7:30 p.m. The theme of the café is “Breast Cancer Screening and Preventive Health,” and the featured speaker is Alonzo Walker, MD, the Ruth Teske Professor in Surgical Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and a surgical oncologist practicing at Froedtert Hospital.

Project ADAM celebrates 70 and 71 lives saved during National CPR & AED Awareness Week

Jun 11 - Project ADAM™ (Automated Defibrillators in Adam’s Memory) announced that 71 lives have been saved since it was founded in 1999. Project ADAM is a Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin program that helps schools throughout the nation prepare for and respond to cardiac emergencies. Stuart Berger, MD, Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) at the Medical College of Wisconsin, is Medical Director of the program.

Estate gift from former patient funds diabetic retinopathy, other vision research at MCW

Jun 11 - In appreciation for the care he received at the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Eye Institute, Charles F. Hofbauer established a planned gift known as a charitable remainder unitrust in 1996 to support retinal disease research. When he died in November 2012, the unitrust resulted in a donation of nearly $100,000 that will provide funding to faculty ophthalmologist Judy E. Kim, MD, for her diabetic retinopathy research and to the Eye Institute’s retinal research team.

DynaMed: June's Library Resource of the Month

June 10 - DynaMed is a medical information database designed for use at the point of care. It provides high-end, evidence based information from respected publications, associations, and contributing clinicians. DynaMed is updated daily, giving physicians, clinicians and medical students easy access to nearly 3,200 evidence-based clinical summaries covering:

Lane closures around campus during the week of June 10

Jun 07 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of June 10, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

On Father’s Day weekend, ugly ties lead to beautiful donations at the WBCS Showhouse for a Cure

Jun 07 - Celebrate Father’s Day weekend and the final days of the 2013 WBCS Showhouse for a Cure by turning your ugliest tie into support for prostate cancer research at MCW.

High tech science field trip for MPS students

Jun 07 - Students from Honey Creek Elementary School in Milwaukee took their science class on the road to the Medical College of Wisconsin this week for hands-on experience with some of the highest tech tools on campus.

WBCS to fund three breast cancer researchers

Jun 06 - Two researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and an investigator at BloodCenter of Wisconsin’s Blood Research Institute, have received one-year, $50,000 grants from WBCS, Inc., to study breast cancer.

PM&R team publishes article offering residents a global health perspective in integrative medicine

Jun 06 - A team from the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and their collaborators in Pavia, Italy, published a paper in the June 2013 issue of the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on the benefits of offering residents a global integrative medicine rotation.

Medical College researcher to study immune cell role in hypertension and kidney disease

June 05 - The Medical College of Wisconsin received a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to fund an investigation of the role of immune cells in the development of hypertension and kidney disease.

Registration open for WBCS Tee Up for a Cure© Golf Outing on July 22

June 04 - The 15th annual WBCS Tee Up for a Cure© Golf Outing, presented by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Kathy Duffey Fogarty Fund, will take place on Monday, July 22, at the Blue Mound Golf and Country Club in Wauwatosa.

Catherine and Walter Lindsay Fund grant supports collaborative eye imaging program

June 04 - A charitable fund with a history of helping the visually impaired is providing $100,000 to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Eye Institute to further develop a research program that is turning new discoveries into improved treatments for patients. The grant from the Catherine and Walter Lindsay Foundation Fund at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation is supporting the Advanced Ocular Imaging Program (AOIP), which the Fund’s previous generosity helped establish at MCW.

Dr. James Sanders receives Fulbright grant

June 04 - James Sanders, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, has received a Fulbright grant to travel and work in Zambia for one year beginning in August.

A.O. Smith Foundation plants the seeds of cardiovascular research with major donation

June 03 - The A.O. Smith Foundation has made a substantial donation to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) that will be invested in the encouraging research of young investigators in the Cardiovascular Center (CVC). The CVC will use this gift as a source of seed funding, so called because it cultivates the growth of scientific projects beginning in their earliest and most critical stages.

Dr. Kenneth Simons named to National Resident Matching Program Board of Directors

June 03 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Accreditation and Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been named a board member of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

MCW applauds state support of Physician Workforce Program

June 03 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) applauded the Joint Finance Committee’s (JFC) bipartisan 16-0 vote May 30 to invest an additional $1.76 million toward 12 new family medicine residency positions within the MCW’s Family Medicine Residency Training Program. The JFC also provided $500,000 to begin developing a new family medicine residency program in northeast Wisconsin – where none currently exists.

Lane closures around campus during the week of June 3

May 31 - Zoo Interchange update and list of lane closures around campus the week of June 3, 2013.

Boston Store engages the community in fundraising

May 30 - Since 1998, Boston Store and its parent company, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., have teamed up with their own customers to raise money for breast cancer research. In Milwaukee, Boston Store’s fundraising events have led to nearly $700,000 in donations to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). This year alone, the events raised $17,700 with $15,600 resulting from October Pink Shop sales and the Charge Against Breast Cancer initiative, and the remainder coming from the Cut-A-Thon.

Cullen Run/Walk warms winter hearts

May 30 - The 17th annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run/Walk raised a record $36,000 for heart disease research on Feb. 16. With 900 people lacing up to participate, the Run/Walk continued its promotion of heart-healthy lifestyles and its support of the Medical College of Wisconsin Cardiovascular Center.

Medical College of Wisconsin first to offer full clinical genomic sequencing

May 30 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Human and Molecular Genetics Center recently became the first in the world to offer complete whole genome sequencing (WGS), from patient consent through the return of clinical results, to patients worldwide.

Park Dinner to raise funds for Parkinson’s disease research

May 29 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Neuroscience Center will present the first annual Park Dinner for Parkinson’s disease and neuroscience research on Sunday, June 23, in Greendale, Wis.

MCW wins awards at International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting

May 28 - Two members of Dr. Kathleen Schmainda’s lab recently received awards at the annual meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

Volunteer gives more than time to WBCS

May 28 - Entering her second year as Chairperson and fourth year with the organization, Kadie M. Jelenchick was fully prepared to work with the talented designers and contractors who bring the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse to life. She did not anticipate they would be working on her house, but a sign of good leadership is the ability to adapt.

Event at Arte Wine and Painting Studio to benefit Global Health Pathways scholarly project

May 28 - Amy Yam, a third-year medical student, is hosting a fundraiser on Thursday, May 30, at Arte Wine and Painting Studio to support her scholarly project through the Global Health Pathways program. Yam created a non-profit organization called Voces y Manos ("Voices and Hands") that supports youth leadership and community health in rural Guatemala.

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.

Lane closures around campus during the week of May 27

May 24 - Additional information about the Zoo interchange project and its impact on MCW and the campus can be found on the College’s Zoo interchange Web page. Milwaukee Regional Medical Center remains accessible from all directions the week of May 27th. Due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend, there are no scheduled Zoo Interchange traffic restrictions in effect beginning noon Friday – Monday.

Timnit Tekeste, M1 student, wins national geriatrics-research grant

May 23 - Timnit Tekeste, a first-year MCW medical student, has been selected to receive a national Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) grant from the American Federation for Aging Research to perform summer research in geriatrics.

Genomics and Ethics Symposium will explore issues surrounding DNA sequencing

May 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Program in Genomics and Ethics will offer the first annual Genomics & Ethics Symposium on Thursday, June 6, at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West in Wauwatosa.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month 2013 continues

May 22 - 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.

Sam Memorial Golf Outing to benefit MCW cancer research

May 22 - The 12th annual Sam Memorial Golf Outing is scheduled for Saturday, June 22, at the Scenic View Country Club, 4415 Club Drive in Slinger. This tournament is held in memory of Sam Beres, who lost his battle with leukemia in April 2000, at the age of six. Funds raised through this event benefit hematologic oncology research conducted in the laboratory of David A. Margolis, MD, Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology and Oncology).

College celebrates 120th anniversary

May 21 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) celebrated its 120th year of medical education on Monday, May 20, with a reception on campus. The event included a special presentation hosted by T. Michael Bolger, JD, President Emeritus, and a cake cutting ceremony.

WBCS seeking volunteers for Showhouse

May 21 - WBCS, Inc. is inviting individuals—men, women and young people—to contribute their time, talent, and financial gifts to help support its mission to advance early-stage breast cancer and prostate cancer research. An all-volunteer organization, WBCS has donated more than $4.75 million to breast cancer and prostate cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center and to support its endowed professorship of breast cancer research.

WBCS walk/run on June 8 to benefit MCW breast cancer and prostate cancer research

May 21 - Hope Springs Eternal: WBCS Racing for Research at MCW is a fun run and walk scheduled for Saturday, June 8, at Lake Park in Milwaukee. All proceeds from the event, now in its second year, go to WBCS, Inc., which supports breast cancer and prostate cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

J&B Hackerfest Golf Outing on July 13 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

May 20 - The 21st annual J&B Hackerfest Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, July 13, at the Rivermoor Golf Club in Waterford, Wisconsin, with a shotgun start at noon. Proceeds from the event will support brain tumor research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Dr. Robert Chayer named Chucker Aring Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children’s

May 20 - Robert Chayer, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, has been appointed the Chucker Aring Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Reminder: MCW 120th anniversary celebration today

May 20 - The Medical College of Wisconsin will celebrate its 120th anniversary on Monday, May 20. Anniversary events include a presentation by T. Michael Bolger, JD, MCW President Emeritus, from 4-5 p.m. in the Kerrigan Auditorium, and a reception. The reception will follow the presentation and be held in the MCW cafeteria lobby. The celebration events are open to the entire MCW community.

Medical College of Wisconsin celebrates 120th anniversary

May 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will celebrate its 120th year of medical education, Monday, May 20, with a reception on campus. The school was founded in 1893 as the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons. On Jan. 14, 1913, the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Milwaukee Medical College merged to become the Marquette University School of Medicine.

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.

Predicting type 1 diabetes at a molecular level

May 03 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute received a three-year, $857,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to continue to develop an assay shown to detect inflammation linked to the development of Type 1 diabetes (T1D) before patients are symptomatic.

Neuroscience Research Center requests proposals for pilot grants

May 03 - The Neuroscience Research Center plans to fund four categories of pilot grants to enhance research capacity in the area of neuroscience research. The largest awards will fund collaborative projects involving two or three faculty members.

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.

Black History Month video vignette – Dr. Michelle Johnson

Feb 04 - 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.

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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