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College News, 2014

Archived Medical College of Wisconsin College News stories from 2014.

Clinical & Translational Science Institute to host public planning session on April 8

Mar. 31 - The Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a regional strategic planning session on Tuesday, April 8, from 4 -6 p.m. at the Zoofari Conference Center in Milwaukee.

Laughing for a Cure event on April 25 to raise funds for abdominal cancer research

Mar. 31 - The second annual Laughing for a Cure will be held Friday, April 25, at 6 p.m. at Milwaukee’s Comedy Café, 615 E. Brady Street. Proceeds from the event, which will include three live comics, will go to the Sebastian Raclaw Abdominal Cancer Research Fund at the Medical College of Wisconsin, which supports innovative abdominal cancer research.

Lane closures around campus during the week of March 31

Mar. 28 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of March 31, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Primary care providers accepting new patients

Mar. 28 - Drs. Evelyn Chan, Jennifer Mackinnon and Amalia Wegner, primary care providers at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Internal Medicine Clinic, are accepting new patients.

This day in MCW history – March 28

Mar. 28 - On March 28, 2000, the Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance approved the proposal from Blue Cross and Blue Shield United of Wisconsin to convert to a for-profit company and donate the company’s assets equally between the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Women’s History Month 2014 – Interview with Dr. Cheryl Stucky

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 online during the month of March. The vignettes highlight many of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made.

MCW ranked 102nd university in the U.S, 349th in world

Mar. 27 - The Medical College of Wisconsin was ranked the 102nd top university in the United States and 349th in the world by University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP), one of the world’s top 11 university ranking projects. URAP also gave MCW an “A” rating.

Women’s History Month 2014 – Interview with Laura Tisch, fourth-year medical student

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 online during the month of March. The vignettes highlight many of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made.

Dr. Dale Heuer elected Member-at-Large for the American Glaucoma Society Board of Directors

Mar. 25 - Dale K. Heuer, MD, Chairman and Professor of Ophthalmology, has been elected a Member-at-Large for the American Glaucoma Society Board of Directors. His term runs from 2015-2018.

Dr. Mary Horowitz presented Lifetime Achievement Award for Blood and Marrow Transplant Research

Mar. 25 - Mary Horowitz, MD, MS, the Robert A. Uihlein, Jr. Chair in Hematologic Research, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Hematology and Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was presented with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) at the organization’s annual meeting.

School nurses are key to better student health

Mar. 24 - The Determining the Status of Wisconsin School Health Services project began in 2007 with a Development award from the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP). HWPP is a component of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment, a fund stewarded by the Medical College of Wisconsin to achieve the mission of improving the health of the people of Wisconsin.

Match Day reveals future plans for new doctors

Graduating medical students at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and their peers nationwide, found out today where they will be serving their post-graduate residency training. On “Match Day,” which occurs at exactly noon, a nationally administered computerized system gives the results of the matches it has made between medical students and residency training programs across the country.

Lane closures around campus during the week of March 24

March 20 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of March 24, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Dr. Kulwinder S. Dua elected President of Dysphagia Research Society

March 20 - Kulwinder S. Dua, MD, was recently elected President of the international Dysphagia Research Society at its 22nd annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. The Dysphagia Research Society is a multi-disciplinary society focused on advancing the science of swallowing.

Dr. Raj Rao elected to Board of Directors of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

March 20 - Raj Rao, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery, was elected to the Board of Directors of the 38,000 member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) at its 2014 annual meeting. A long-time active member of the academy, Dr. Rao has served in several leadership capacities including chair of the AAOS Diversity Advisory Board from 2011-2014 and as an Academy Leadership Fellow in 2005.

2014 Women in Science series to feature accomplished researchers and physicians

March 20 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) invites the public to attend the 8th annual Women in Science Series. Women in Science is an opportunity to meet outstanding female scientists and physicians and learn about their cutting-edge research and new treatments for disease.

Acute care surgery symposium planned for April 18

March 20 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is hosting the Acute Care Surgery: Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency General Surgery Symposium on Friday, April 18, in Health Research Center room H1210. The event targets medical professionals who are involved with the practice of emergency general surgery, surgical critical care and trauma care.

Positive exposure: Internationally renowned photographer focuses on the beauty of differences

March 19 - Rick Guidotti, an award-winning former fashion photographer who now focuses his work on genetics, mental health, and human rights, will present the Henry Howe Chan Memorial Lecture in Bioethics at the Medical College of Wisconsin on Thursday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m.

Inspirational 10-year-old's donation to the MCW Cancer Center

March 19 - Jacob Sharp is not your ordinary 10-year-old boy. Not only does this Cub Scout give his extra birthday money to help other kids in need, but on Friday, Feb. 28, Jacob and his family arrived at the MCW Cancer Center with a check to support cancer research. “To remember my grandpa, I wanted to do something to make a difference and help other people facing cancer,” said Jacob.

Women’s History Month 2014 – patient care mission

March 19 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted online 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 2014 – research mission

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 online 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. The third story in the series features MCW research programs that address women’s health issues. All of the vignettes and stories will be added to MCW’s Women's History Month 2014 Web page as they are published.

Opportunity to honor College physicians for National Doctors’ Day

March 30 marks National Doctors’ Day, an occasion to recognize the contributions physicians make in combating disease and injury and their work with patients and families to improve public health across the country. Is there a Medical College of Wisconsin physician or alumnus you’d like to honor for Doctors’ Day? Then consider a special contribution recognizing his or her work to an area of the Medical College that’s especially meaningful to you.

Lane closures around campus during the week of March 17

Mar. 14 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of March 17, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Rock River Cancer Research Foundation awards $75,000 to MCW investigator

Mar. 13 - The Rock River Cancer Research Foundation will award $75,000 to a Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) breast cancer scientist to fund her research.

Dr. L. Kevin Hamberger reappointed to the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse

Mar. 13 - L. Kevin Hamberger, PhD, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, has been appointed to the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse for his 10th two-year term.

Dr. Silas Farmer, Professor Emeritus of Pathology, dies at age 88

Mar. 12 - Silas Glandie Farmer, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Pathology and a member of the MCW faculty from 1964 to 1991, died March 5 at age 88.

Women’s History Month 2014 – Interview with Seema B. Sernovitz, Program Manager in Academic Affairs

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 online during the month of March. The vignettes highlight many of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made.

Parents best equipped to make decisions on genetic testing, return of results

Mar. 11 - Technology often outpaces ethical discussions; this has become evident in the current recommendations around next-generation genomic testing and the way in which results are handled for pediatric patients.

Research training program in vision science receives continued federal support

Mar. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Eye Institute to continue support for a research training program in vision science. The program has been continuously funded by the NIH since 2002.

Women’s History Month 2014 – Interview with Tina W.F. Yen, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Surgery

Mar. 10 - 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 online during the month of March. The vignettes highlight many of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made.

Lane closures around campus during the week of March 10

Mar. 07 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of March 10, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Ellen’s Icebreaker Polar Plunge to benefit cancer research

Mar. 07 - Brave souls will take the plunge to support cancer research this Saturday morning at Nagawicka Lake in Hartland. “Ellen’s Icebreaker for Cancer Research” kicks off at 11 a.m. March 8. The event is held in memory of Ellen Smith, a Froedtert Hospital employee who died from gastric cancer last fall at the age of 59.

Pathologist Dr. Stanley Lo wins national clinical chemistry award

Mar. 07 - Stanley Lo, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and co-director of the biochemical genetics laboratory and technical director of the chemistry and point of care testing laboratories at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, has won a national award from the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB).

MCW Cancer Center 2014 Scientific Retreat scheduled for June 6

Mar. 06 - The MCW Cancer Center 2014 Scientific Retreat will focus on creating connections and partnerships that promote translational research. Cancer biologist Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD, is the keynote speaker for the event, which will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6, 2014, at American Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee.

Mary Horowitz, MD, MS receives 2014 ASBMT Lifetime Achievement Award

Mar. 05 - By virtue of a unanimous decision from the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) Executive Committee, Mary Horowitz, MD, MS, was presented with the 2014 ASBMT Lifetime Achievement Award during the ASBMT Awards and Business Meeting on Feb. 28, 2014. Dr. Horowitz is the Robert A. Uihlein, Jr. Chair in Hematologic Research, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Hematology and Oncology. She serves as Chief Scientific Director of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR).

Opportunity to honor College physicians for National Doctors’ Day

Mar. 06 - In honor of National Doctors’ Day, which is celebrated on March 30, the Medical College’s Office of Development invites individuals to “Honor a Doctor” by making a donation to the College in the name of a deserving physician. The physician your donation honors will receive a letter alerting him or her and their name will be listed on a special Doctors’ Day recognition page on InfoScope.

Wearable Art Show in Cedarburg to benefit MCW breast cancer research

Mar. 06 - The 17th Wearable Art Show, organized by the Cedarburg Junior Woman's Club, will be held March 28 and 29 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg. All of the events are open to the public. Proceeds benefit breast cancer education, prevention, research and treatment. To date, this organization has donated $18,500 for breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Women’s History Month 2014 – community engagement mission

Mar. 05 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted online 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.

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin named to 100 Top Hospitals List

Mar. 04 - For the second consecutive year, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital has been named to the 2014 100 Top Hospitals list released annually by Truven Health Analytics. Froedtert Hospital is one of 15 Major Teaching Hospitals on a list that classifies hospitals as Major Teaching Hospitals, Teaching Hospitals, and Large, Medium and Small Community Hospitals.

TOPS Club gives $205,000 for obesity research

Mar. 04 - Continuing its generational relationship with the Medical College of Wisconsin, TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) has donated $205,000 to support innovative research in obesity and metabolic disorders.

Women’s History Month 2014 – education mission

Mar. 03 - 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 online 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.

Call for abstracts – Emergency Medicine Research Forum

Mar. 03 - The Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking original adult and pediatric emergency medicine research for presentation at the 22nd annual Emergency Medicine Research Forum. Abstract deadline is Friday, March 7.

Lane closures around campus during the week of March 3

Feb. 28 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of March 3, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Shuttle Rider Appreciation Day on Tuesday, March 4

Feb. 28 - As a special thank you to staff members who ride the Park & Ride Shuttle Service, Milwaukee Regional Medical Center is holding a Shuttle Rider Appreciation Day on Tuesday, March 4. All riders who board the morning shuttles on Tuesday will receive a free travel mug as a thank you for using alternative transportation and for helping to ease traffic congestion around campus during the Zoo Interchange construction project.

Science Café series to be held at Milwaukee Public Library

Feb. 27 - 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 Public Library’s Central location that are free and open to the public. The theme of the 2014 series is “Science and a Healthier You,” and topics will include heart disease prevention, drug addiction, asthma, and an overall look at Science Cafés and how they work.

Identifying genetic causes of kidney failure

Feb. 27 - 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 evaluate human genetic variants contributing to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), or kidney failure.

Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders program moves forward

Feb. 27 - A family event supporting the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Program took advantage of a beautiful October day to raise $50,000 in 2013.

Research opportunity for type-2 diabetes

Feb. 26 - MCW is looking for individuals (ages 21-80) who have type-2 diabetes and are currently taking Metformin interested in a study evaluating how another diabetic medication affects blood vessels. A stipend is available for participation.

Bergstrom Automotive continues support of MCW Cancer Center through its Drive for a Cure event

Feb. 25 - Guests of Bergstrom Automotive in Appleton, Wis., had the opportunity this summer to raise money for breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin while test driving some unique vehicles. Bergstrom’s annual Drive for a Cure set a record for funds raised in 2013, contributing nearly $56,000 to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Research of young neuroscience investigators supported by funding from BMO Harris Bank

Feb. 25 - For the second consecutive year, BMO Harris Bank is supporting research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) with the potential to improve treatment options and advance cures for people with neurological diseases. The organization’s latest $50,000 gift provides critical research resources for faculty in MCW’s Neuroscience Center.

Ellen’s Icebreaker Polar Plunge on March 8 to benefit cancer research

Feb. 25 - Brave souls are invited to plunge into Nagawicka Lake on Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m., as part of “Ellen’s Icebreaker for Cancer Research.” The event is held in memory of Ellen Smith, a beloved Froedtert Hospital employee who died of gastric cancer last fall at the age of 59.

New Travel MRMC mobile app shows best route around construction

Feb. 25 - A new mobile app has been launched that allows people with an iPhone or Android mobile device to get the most accurate and up-to-date direction information in route to the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus.

Black History Month 2014 – Interview with Dr. Ivor J. Benjamin

Feb. 24 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted online 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.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Feb. 24

Feb. 21 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Feb. 24, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

6th annual Global Health Fair planned for Feb. 27

Feb. 21 - On Thursday, Feb. 27, , the Medical College of Wisconsin medical students' Global Health Organization and Academic Affairs' Global Health Pathway will co-host the 6th annual Global Health Fair. The theme of this year's fair, which runs from 12:30-4:15 p.m., is Medicine in Conflict Zones (PDF).

CTSI soliciting input during strategic planning process

Feb. 21 - This month, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin invited our partner organizations to answer these questions:

Understanding bacteria’s resistance to antibiotics may lead to better treatments

Feb. 21 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two-year $378,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study the mechanisms underlying drug resistance in bacteria.

New training positions for mental health professionals approved in Green Bay, Appleton

Feb. 20 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved the addition of ten new training slots for mental health professionals in northeastern Wisconsin. The positions, which are established to train seven psychiatrists, two psychologists, and a pharmacist, are designed to help alleviate a critical shortage of mental health professionals in that region of the state.

Registration now open for Ridin’ for Research Spin-a-thon Cancer Center benefit

Feb. 20 - Indoor cycling (“spinning”) enthusiasts can now register for the 14th annual Ridin’ for Research fundraiser, which will take place Sunday, March 2, at the Rite-Hite Family YMCA in Brown Deer. Interested people are encouraged to register soon because this popular event, which benefits the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, often sells out.

Black History Month 2014

Feb. 19 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted online 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.

Oncology nurse practitioners write award-winning book

Feb. 18 - Two pediatric oncology nurse practitioners at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin edited and helped author an award-winning book entitled, Telephone Triage: A Professional Resource for Pediatric Hematology Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant Nurses. The book was named a gold award winner in the book/manual/catalogue category of the 2013 Association TRENDS All Media Contest.

Dr. Kevin Walter to serve on national council to combat catastrophic injury among young athletes

Feb. 18 - Kevin Walter, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Program Director of Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, has been selected to serve as a member of the National Council on Youth Sports Safety (NCYSS) to direct Protecting Athletes and Sports Safety (PASS), a two-year initiative to combat the incidence of catastrophic injury among young athletes. The council, led by David Satcher, MD, former U.S. Surgeon General, will review existing research, explore alternative solutions, and develop a strategic plan for the implementation of national guidelines on youth sports safety.

Cancer patient, family form Triumph Fund to help MCW expand cancer clinical trials

Feb. 18 - It didn’t take long for John Hovel to transition from cancer patient to cancer research advocate as his health improved through treatment at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). With his wife and daughters, he has established The Triumph Fund, which is leading a charge to raise funds to support cancer clinical trials at the MCW Cancer Center.

Black History Month 2014 – Interview with John Davis, fourth-year MCW medical student

Feb. 17 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted online 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.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin receives grant to help diagnose, treat patients with rare disorder

Feb. 17 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has been awarded a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation in Los Angeles to support genetic research and testing. A team of researchers and physicians from Children’s Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will develop a test system using gene editing to generate and functionally test the variant of interest.

Touched by Parkinson’s, Bonnie Timarac responds with service on MCW’s Neuroscience Center Board

Feb. 17 - Bonnie Timarac shared a passion for design and entrepreneurship with her mother, Betty Johnson, a Milwaukee pioneer in interior decorating. Betty Johnson Interiors was the signature studio of its kind for decades, and Bonnie grew the business alongside her mother from the 1960s until it was sold in the 1990s.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Feb. 17

Feb. 14 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Feb. 17, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Sickle cell specialist wins national hematology award

Feb. 14 - Amanda Brandow, DO, MS, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology and Oncology) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and an investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute, is a recipient of the American Society of Hematology’s 2014 Scholar Award.

This day in MCW history – Feb. 15

Feb. 14 - On Feb. 15, 2012, Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, was installed as the 10th Dean of the Medical School and Executive Vice President of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Kerschner was named to these positions on Nov. 11, 2011.

Dr. Ed Duthie to participate in panel discussion at MCW on pending primary care physician shortage

Feb. 13 - Ed Duthie, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Geriatrics and Gerontology, will participate in a Thursday, Feb. 20 4th Street Forum panel discussion titled, Impending Tsunami: As We Age, Who Will Care For Us? The panel will debate: As the Boomers sign up for Medicare and the Affordable Care Act becomes reality, the demand for primary care physicians will far exceed the number trained for the specialty. In fact, by 2020, it is predicted that the U.S. will lack 45,000 primary care physicians. What do we do to prepare for this shortage?

Genetics team to create hundreds of new knockout rats to study human disease

Feb. 13 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $8.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to create 200 gene-targeted rat models to study the genetics of human disease.

Black History Month 2014 – Interview with Shanelle Clarke, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Feb. 12 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted online 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.

WBCS donations to Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center surpass $5 million

Feb. 12 - With its latest donation of $350,000, the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse has raised its cumulative contributions to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center to $5.1 million, but the impact of the organization’s support is beyond measure.

Registration is now open for CEnR & IRB Workshop

Feb. 11 - The intersection of Community Engagement in Research (CEnR) and IRBs can create challenges. The Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, along with the Regulatory and Community Engagement Key Functions of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin and UW-Milwaukee, are hosting a workshop on Tuesday, March 11, entitled, Working Together to Make it Better: Communities, Academics & IRBs.

This day in MCW history – Feb. 11

Feb. 11 - On Feb. 11, 2002, President George W. Bush delivered his first presidential speech on health care at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Alumnus establishes David S. Haskell, MD Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Education

Feb. 11 - Already extremely active with his alma mater, a Medical College of Wisconsin alumnus has made a substantial gift to establish an endowed chair supporting teaching and training in orthopaedic surgery at MCW.

Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center launches Visiting Faculty Program

Feb. 11 - The Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center has launched a Visiting Faculty Program that will bring exceptional researchers to the Medical College of Wisconsin for long-term visits. These visiting scholars will present seminars and establish collaborations with MCW faculty during their appointments.

Black History Month 2014 – Interview with Bobbie McDowell, Administrative Assistant III

Feb. 10 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted online 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.

Peer groups may help HIV patients maintain treatment regimens

Feb. 10 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Center for AIDS Intervention Research has received a two-year, $400,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health to study whether social support improves care attendance and treatment adherence for people in Russia infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV is the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Lane closures around campus during the week of Feb. 10

Feb. 07 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Feb. 10, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Inspiring young scientists

Feb. 06 - The Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center’s (BBC) Education Outreach program continues its efforts to inspire young scientists. This year, outreach mentors guided 7th grade students from St. Matthias Parish School in Milwaukee through the scientific process as they prepared for their annual science fair on Jan. 26.

Using genomics to make personalized, safer medication choices for kids

Feb. 05 - Aiming to reduce adverse drug reactions—which affect some 70,000 children annually in the U.S.1—a study at Boston Children’s Hospital, in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute, is using genetic information to predict children’s reactions to medications, ultimately enabling clinicians to select a more individualized therapy for the patient.

Researcher to investigate mechanics of drug metabolism

Feb. 03 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study the way in which the human body metabolizes drugs, and the causes behind abnormal steroid hormone production.

Black History Month 2014

Feb. 03 - 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.

Treat your heart well during American Heart Month

Feb. 03 - February is American Heart Month, and to celebrate, we wanted to share some information on heart disease and tips for better heart health. The information comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Feb. 3

Jan. 31 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Feb. 3, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

446 Medical College of Wisconsin doctors recognized as Best Doctors in America®

Jan. 31 - A total of 446 Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) faculty physicians, representing 63 specialties, are listed on the Best Doctors in America® list for 2014. The information, compiled by Best Doctors, Inc., includes more physicians from MCW than any other group practice or institution in Wisconsin.

Chinese delegation visits campus to learn best practices for training paramedic students

Jan. 31 - An eight-member delegation of healthcare leaders from China were on campus Jan. 21-23 to learn the most effective ways to train paramedic students, solidify paramedic and pre-hospital care training objectives, and sign an affiliation agreement with the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Clinical research network leverages big data across Wisconsin and Midwest

Jan. 28 - A swell of medical information will soon be at the fingertips of researchers across the Midwest as major health care institutions partner in a massive, multi-state network. The Greater Plains Collaborative, part of the Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet), will link 10 medical centers, including the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in seven states, to build a data set from electronic medical records that will be used to contribute to new research in the fields of breast cancer, obesity and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease).

Dr. Judy Kim appointed to National Eye Health Education Program Planning Committee

Jan. 28 - Judy E. Kim, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, has been appointed to the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) Planning Committee, which advises the staff of the National Eye Institute (NEI) and the National Institutes of Health on the overall development, implementation and evaluation of NEHEP activities.

Concussion expert awarded GE & NFL Head Health Challenge Grant

Jan. 27 - Michael McCrea, PhD, Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Director of brain injury research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and a collaborative team, will use their unique expertise and advanced imaging technologies to study concussion in a new Head Health Challenge funded by General Electric and the National Football League .

Washington County Commuter Express offers new schedule, new bus stops, and a “Try it Free” program

Jan. 24 - The Washington County Commuter Express has made several changes to its schedule and routes to better serve employees at Milwaukee Regional Medical Center.

Park & Ride shuttle service reminder

Jan. 24 - Two convenient Park & Ride shuttle routes have been arranged that service the MRMC campus and Research Park.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Jan. 27

Jan. 24 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Jan. 27, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

MCW-Central Wisconsin Community Advisory Board members named

Jan. 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has named community advisory board members for MCW-Central Wisconsin. The community advisory board will assist MCW in developing and implementing the new regional campus in Central Wisconsin, which is expected to matriculate students in fall 2016.

MCW-Green Bay Community Advisory Board members named

Jan. 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has named community advisory board members for MCW-Green Bay. The community advisory boards will assist MCW in developing and implementing the new regional campus in Green Bay, which is expected to matriculate students in July 2015.

Attend Doctor Day 2014 to help protect worker’s compensation rates in Wisconsin

Jan. 23 - On Feb. 12, the Medical College of Wisconsin is sponsoring Doctor Day 2014: Advocacy at the Capitol. This unique event will allow MCW students and faculty to travel to Madison to meet their legislators and help advance legislative issues of importance to the clinical practice and the MCW community.

This day in MCW history – Jan. 22

Jan. 22 - On Jan. 22, 1946, the Milwaukee Veterans Administration Hospital affiliated with the medical school.

Registration now open for Ridin’ for Research Spin-a-thon Cancer Center benefit

Jan. 21 - Indoor cycling (“spinning”) enthusiasts can now register for the 14th annual Ridin’ for Research fundraiser, which will take place Sunday, March 2, at the Rite-Hite Family YMCA in Brown Deer. Interested people are encouraged to register soon because this popular event, which benefits the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, often sells out.

Deadline for two CTSI awards approaching fast

Jan. 21 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin is accepting applications for two awards -- the 2014 Mentored Career Development Award and the 2014 Mentored Career Award in Sickle Cell Disease and Nonmalignant Hematology – but the deadline to apply for either is Jan. 31.

Pathologist Blake Buchan Named Diplomate of American Board of Medical Microbiology

Jan. 20 - Blake W. Buchan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, has earned certification as a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM). This certification is the highest credential that a doctoral-level clinical microbiologist is able to earn.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Jan. 20

Jan. 17 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Jan. 20, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Zoo Interchange Fast Facts: What happened at the Intersection of 87th Street and Doyne Avenue?

Jan. 17 - If you arrive to campus via Wisconsin Avenue, you may have noticed significant backups in the days following the Watertown Plank Road and US45 closures. The bottleneck for traffic congestion was pinpointed at the intersection of 87th Street and Doyne Avenue. In an effort to help alleviate congestion on Wisconsin Avenue, several actions have been taken.

MCW to celebrate the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 20

Jan. 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin will celebrate its 27th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, from 4:30 -6 p.m. in the Health Research Center (HRC) Auditorium. The celebration will include a keynote address from Ivor J. Benjamin, MD, Professor of Medicine, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, and Director of the MCW Cardiovascular Center.

This day in MCW history – Jan. 16

Jan.16 - On Jan. 16, 2007, dedication ceremonies were held for the Medical College’s Translational and Biomedical Research Center and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Children’s Research Institute.

Two faculty members to be honored at Jan. 21 Milwaukee Academy of Medicine meeting

Jan. 16 - The Milwaukee Academy of Medicine will hold its 128th annual meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the University Club of Milwaukee. Awards will be presented to John Thomas, MD, Associate Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology), and Matthew Lee, MD, Associate Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Three emergency medicine faculty among nation’s first board certified EMS physicians

Jan. 15 - Charles Cady, MD, Associate Professor, M. Riccardo Colella, DO, MPH, Associate Professor and Chief of the Section of EMS and Disaster Medicine, and Jason Liu, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, are among the nation’s first American Board of Medical Specialties-recognized emergency medical services (EMS) physicians. The American Board of Emergency Medicine recently recognized EMS as a formal subspecialty of emergency medicine and administered its first certifying examination in September.

High tech medicine: App to improve outcomes from deep brain stimulation

Jan. 15 - 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 clinical decision support system to manage patients receiving deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease.

Faculty and staff contribute service to community boards

Jan. 15 - Twelve Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) faculty and staff members were recognized in the Business Journal’s “Partners in Philanthropy” issue for their service on the local boards of community organizations. Published Nov. 22, 2013, “Partners in Philanthropy” highlighted non-profit organizations in the Greater Milwaukee Area and southeastern Wisconsin and their volunteers.

RFA announced for Cancer Center Winter 2014 Pilot Grants

Jan. 14 - The MCW Cancer Center is seeking applications for a variety of cancer-related awards and grants. The center as instituted a single application form for all of theses funding mechanisms.

American Medical Association President, Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, to speak at MCW on Jan. 21

Jan. 14 - Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, President of the American Medical Association (AMA), will speak to the Medical College of Wisconsin community on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 12-1 pm, in the Kerrigan Auditorium. The subject of her presentation is, Shaping the Future of American Health Care, followed by a question-and-answer session. Lunch will be provided by MCW’s American Medical Association-Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS) group.

This day in MCW history – Jan. 14

Jan. 14 - On Jan. 14, 1913, Marquette University purchased the financially-ailing Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons and leased the Milwaukee Medical College’s building. The two medical schools merged, creating the Marquette University School of Medicine. Louis F. Jermain, MD, was named the first Dean of the medical school. He continued to serve as Dean until 1926.

MCW global health leaders invited to participate in inaugural Lancet Commission on Global Surgery

Jan. 14 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, Associate Dean for Global Health, Keith Oldham, MD, Professor of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Thomas Sato, MD, Professor of Surgery (Pediatric), and Sarah Greenberg, MD, General Surgery Resident, have been invited to participate in the inaugural Lancet Commission for Global Surgery.

Dr. Judy Kersten to participate in Kidney Foundation’s ballroom dance fundraiser on Jan. 25

Jan. 14 - Judy R. Kersten, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, will be in the spotlight on Saturday, Jan. 25, participating in a National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin ballroom dance competition to pay tribute to organ donors and raise the visibility of the importance of organ, tissue and eye donation.

Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Run/Walk to benefit MCW cardiac research

Jan. 14 - The 18th Annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk will be held on Saturday, Feb.15, at 10 a.m. at Wil-O-Way Recreation Center, 10602 Underwood Parkway in Wauwatosa. The event supports heart research at the internationally recognized Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin, in which more than 170 faculty physicians and research scientists study the causes, prevention and treatment of heart disease.

MCW team to implement new assessment tool for patients with vestibular disorders

Jan. 10 - 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 novel clinical care pathway for patients with vestibular disorders. he vestibular system is a complex network involving the inner ears, eyes, brain, muscles and peripheral nervous system.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Jan. 13

Jan. 09 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Jan. 13, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Shift changes impact traffic volume

Jan. 09 - We have received multiple questions through “Ask the President” about the timing of major shift changes at Froedtert Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, which impact the volume of cars on the roadways surrounding campus.

New device can reduce sleep apnea episodes by 70 percent, study shows

Jan. 09 - A surgically implanted upper airway stimulation device led to significant improvement in a majority of patients with obstructive sleep apnea in a national clinical trial. The findings are published in the New England Journal of Medicine. B. Tucker Woodson, MD, Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and Chief of Sleep Medicine at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, is the co-primary investigator of the multi-center study.

Pink Tie Gala on Feb. 8 to benefit WBCS and MCW Cancer Center

Jan. 09 - The fifth annual Pink Tie Gala will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Delafield Hotel, 415 Genesee Street, Delafield. The event is hosted by the Delafield Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with WBCS, Inc., and proceeds will benefit breast cancer research at the MCW Cancer Center.

Zoo Interchange Fast Facts: The secret routes revealed!

Jan. 08 - While Wisconsin Avenue is the most direct route to campus, not everyone can make their way here on the same road at the same time without causing traffic congestion. As a reminder, Watertown Plank Road remains open and accessible from Discovery Boulevard to the east.

Zoo Interchange Fast Facts

Jan. 07 - Congratulations! We made it through Day 1 of the new road closures at Watertown Plank Road and the US 45 ramps. As anticipated, traffic was heavy on Wisconsin Avenue. And, thanks to the Polar Vortex causing school closings, we believe we have not yet seen the full force of the morning and evening commutes. Wisconsin Avenue is the most direct route to accessing our campus but don’t be afraid to experiment with other routes. Resources are available to help you find alternative routes.

Dr. Neil Hogg appointed Interim Assistant Dean of Postdoctoral Education

Jan. 06 - Neil Hogg, PhD, Professor of Biophysics and Assistant Dean of Students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, has been appointed Interim Assistant Dean of Postdoctoral Education by Ravi P. Misra, PhD, Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Improving doctor – patient communication

Jan 06 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin has awarded a $12,500 “Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant” to develop a dynamic feedback mechanism designed at improving communication between doctors and patients in a hospital setting.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Jan. 6

Jan 03 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Jan. 6, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament on Jan. 18 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Jan. 03 - The sixth annual Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Classic Lanes in Menomonee Falls. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center for cancer research. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Jan. 8.

College approved to establish Gold Humanism Honor Society

Jan. 03 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has been selected by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation to establish a chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Richard Holloway, PhD, Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Associate Dean for Student Affairs, will serve as chapter advisor.

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