MCW News, 2014

Archived Medical College of Wisconsin news stories from 2014.

AHW Endowment and MCW Invest $730,000 in Three Community-Academic Partnerships

Dec. 22 - The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) endowment will invest in three new community health awards totaling nearly $730,000. The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is the steward of the AHW endowment as it works to catalyze health improvement within the state.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Dec. 22

Dec. 19 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Dec. 22, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

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.

Full freeway closure of I-94 west between Miller Park Way, Zoo interchange this weekend

Dec. 18 - This weekend, there will be a 31-hour full freeway closure of I-94 West between Miller Park Way and the Zoo Interchange. The closure will occur from 11 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, to 6 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21.

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

Dec. 18 - 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.

Acclaimed actor Michael York launches RENEWAL at MCW

Dec. 15 - On Tuesday, December 9, more than 100 guests attended the launch of RENEWAL (Research Exploring New Amyloidosis Learning) at the Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, featuring critically acclaimed Anglo-American film and stage actor Michael York – who had been afflicted with amyloidosis for a number of years and is now recovering.

Department of Defense to fund $5.5 million concussion study

Dec. 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $5.5 million grant from the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to develop a full understanding of concussion. The integrated investigation would piggyback on concussion research already taking place at MCW.

Dr. Paula Termuhlen named Dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School-Duluth Campus

Dec. 12 - Paula Termuhlen, MD, Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology) and Program Director of the Surgery Residency Program, has been named Dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School-Duluth Campus. Dr. Termuhlen begins in her position on March 31, 2015.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Dec. 15

Dec. 12 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Dec. 15, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and MCW announce $3 million gift from the Kelben Foundation

Dec. 11 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) announced a new $3 million gift from the Kelben Foundation to establish a Community Mental Health Initiative.

This day in MCW history – Dec. 10, 1976

Dec. 10 - Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., (MACC Fund) the Medical College of Wisconsin’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 2014 recap

Dec. 9 - Thank you for all those who participated in the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Global Health Week 2014 Dec. 1-5.

MCW to celebrate the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 19

Dec. 9 - The Medical of Wisconsin will celebrate its 29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, from 4:30 -6 p.m. in the MCW Alumni Center.

MCW researcher to develop application to prevent and document atrocities

Dec. 9 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a $50,000 grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Humanity United’s Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention to investigate the redesign, redevelopment and redeployment of a phone application to assist in the reporting of atrocities.

Hospital Sisters Health System to join Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin

Dec. 9 - Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) and Prevea Health in eastern Wisconsin will join Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin (IHN), a clinically integrated network of independent Wisconsin health care systems and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Burleigh Park & Ride shuttle to end service Dec. 31

Dec. 9 - With all of the entrance and exit ramps at the Watertown Plank Rd. interchange now open, the DOT has decided to discontinue the Burleigh Park & Ride shuttle at the end of December. It’s last day of service will be on Wednesday, Dec. 31.

MCW researchers find link between sleep deprivation and cell damage

Dec. 8 - Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have discovered a link between sleep loss and cell injury. Results of a new study find sleep deprivation causes the damage to cells, especially in the liver, lung, and small intestine. Recovery sleep following deprivation heals the damage.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Dec. 8

Dec. 5 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Dec. 8, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

This day in MCW history – Dec. 6, 1951

Dec. 5 - 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.

Dr. Chayer named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dec. 3 - Robert Chayer, MD, Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of Child and Adolescent Services in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at MCW and the Chucker Aring Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the recent annual meeting held in San Diego, California.

MCW student to investigate the causes of insulin-dependent diabetes

Dec. 2 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a 4-year, $180,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to investigate the pancreatic immune response involved in the development of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus during a viral infection.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Dec. 1

Dec. 1 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Dec. 1, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Cardiac arrest: MCW research saves lives

Nov. 26 - The survival rate for cardiac arrest in Milwaukee County has been reported one of the highest in the United States, at 12.5 percent compared to less than eight percent for the rest of the country. Research of new, innovative and more effective treatments led by the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in partnership with Milwaukee County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), is credited for the rise in survival rates.

Acclaimed actor Michael York to keynote amyloidosis event

Nov. 25 - Critically acclaimed film and stage actor Michael York will share the personal story of his battle with amyloidosis at a special presentation at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center Tuesday, December 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Vote for Dr. Judy Kim’s project in the ProjectMED video competition

Nov. 24 - An educational video created by Dr. Judy Kim and her collaborators has been selected as one of three finalists in the AAMC ProjectMED competition, and they need your votes to improve the size of the grant they receive.

D. Woodrow Benson, MD, PhD is awarded the AHA CVDY Meritorious Achievement Award

Nov. 24 - Dr. Benson was given the CVDY Meritorious Achievement Award at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions Annual Conference in Chicago on November 18, 2014.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Nov. 24

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

Annual Summit to Prevent Gun Violence planned for Dec. 10

Nov. 21 - The 2nd annual Summit to Prevent Gun Violence is planned for Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the UWM Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. in Milwaukee. This year’s event, titled, “Becoming a Change-Maker,” is designed to assist agencies and individuals become better equipped to get involved in taking action to end the epidemic of gun violence that has hit our community.

Dr. Steven Sewall honored by Wisconsin Dental Association

Nov. 21 - Steven R. Sewall, DDS, Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and Chief of Oral Surgery, received the Outstanding Leadership in Mentoring Award from the Wisconsin Dental Association at the organization’s annual meeting on Nov. 13.

Dr. Connie Curran, Founding Dean of Former MCW School of Nursing, dies at age 67

Nov. 20 - Connie Curran, EdD, RN, Founding Dean of the former MCW School of Nursing, died Nov. 10 from cancer. She was 67 years old.

Future of community engaged research and CTSI to be discussed at Dec. 12 event

Nov. 20 - As part of the Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin’s “Principles of Community Engagement” course, we will present the session,

Your Best Face Forward Seminar planned for Dec. 3

Nov. 20 - Dr. Sachin Pawar, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, is offering a complimentary facial rejuvenation seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Greenway Medical Complex, 3365 S. 103rd Street in Greenfield.

Chili-Fest lunch on Friday, Nov. 21, to benefit United Way

Nov. 20 - Academic Affairs is hosting their 6th annual Chili-Fest on Friday, Nov. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until the chili runs out) in the Alumni Center. The suggested donation of $5 will go directly to United Way as part of MCW's Combined Giving Campaign.

Researcher to investigate effective health information technology implementation

Nov. 19 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two-year, $300,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to investigate the use of technology to improve patient and family-centered care and engagement.

Dr. Praveen Goday co-edits book on Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition

Nov. 19 - Praveen Goday, MBBS, Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology), is co-editor of the recently published first edition of “Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition.”

Dr. Raj Rao receives David Selby Award of the North American Spine Society

Nov. 19 - Dr. Raj Rao received the 2014 David Selby Award of the North American Spine Society. The award was presented at the society’s annual meeting in San Francisco.

MCW researchers to investigate biological factors of post-traumatic stress disorder

Nov. 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $350,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health to investigate the biological mechanisms affecting the development of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Creating an accountable care system for uninsured populations

Nov. 17 - In 2013, Anthony was living at the Rescue Mission Shelter in Milwaukee when he discovered a lump in his neck. Anthony met with an outreach nurse visiting the shelter from St. Ben’s Clinic and was referred to St. Ben’s Clinic for further testing, where he found out he needed to see a specialist.

Address by Lt. General C. Bruce Green, MD (’78) highlights celebration of Veterans Day

Nov. 14 - In honor of Veterans Day and Joining Forces Wellness Week (November 10-14), a number of events were held on the MCW campus.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Nov. 17

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

Refugee Health Screening Seminars to be held Nov. 17-18

Nov. 14 - On Monday, Nov. 17, and Tuesday, Nov. 18, several refugee health events will be hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Family Services and feature Dr. Marc Altshuler, Director of the Jefferson Center for Refugee Health in Philadelphia.

Researchers to develop research program to study dysfunctions in autism

Nov. 13 - A collaborative team of researchers from Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the causal relationship between dysfunctions of the processing of stimulated, motioned memories and the connection between autism spectrum disorders and socio-linguistic differences.

Graduate School and Medical School programs open house planned for Nov. 22

Nov. 13 - Please join us Saturday, Nov. 22, from 1-5 p.m. for the Medical College of Wisconsin Open House. All PhD programs, MSTP and MD programs will be featured.

Honor our nurse practitioners during national Nurse Practitioner Week

Nov. 13 - Nurse Practitioner Week is being celebrated from Nov. 9 through Nov. 15. It is the perfect time for the MCW community to recognize the many contributions of MCW’s 233 nurse practitioners (NPs) who are employed across Medical College Physicians and Children’s Specialty Group. Many of our faculty also work with NPs employed by our affiliate partners – Froedtert Health, Children’s Medical Group and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.

Dr. Harry Whelan receives United States Armed Forces Legion of Merit award

Nov. 11 - Harry T. Whelan, MD, Bleser Family Professor of Neurology at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, professor of neurology and pediatrics and director of hyperbaric medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Diving Medical Officer in the United States Navy, received the prestigious Legion of Merit award from the United States Armed Forces.

MCW scientist to investigate mediators of sickle cell disease pain

Nov. 11 - Katherine Zappia, a graduate student at the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $85,000 fellowship from the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to investigate the mediators contributing to the pain experienced in sickle cell disease.

Ophthalmology launches Vision Science Distinguished Lecture Series with London geneticist

Nov. 7 - Dr. Robin Ali, a scientist from University College London and Moorfields Eye Hospital, will kick off the 2014-15 Vision Science Distinguished Lecture Series on Monday, Nov. 10. Dr. Ali will give a presentation from 12 – 1:15 p.m. titled, Gene and Cell Therapy for Retinal Degeneration – Treatments in Sight.

MCW researchers to develop adaptive optics retinal imaging tool for National Eye Institute

Nov. 7 - A Medical College of Wisconsin research team has entered a two-year, $230,000 contract with the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute to investigate the development and use of a custom adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscope for human research.

Native American Heritage Month 2014

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). It is a perfect time to highlight some of the programs the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has in place to address health problems that impact Native Americans disproportionately.

Dr. Michelle Michel completes year as ASHNR President

Nov. 7 - Michelle A. Michel, MD, Professor of Radiology and Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, and Chief of Head and Neck Neuroradiology, completed her year as President of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ASHNR) at the society’s 48th annual meeting in Seattle.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Nov. 10

Nov. 7 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Nov. 10, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Lara Rosewicz earns MCW Zeit Fellows Leadership Award

Nov. 6 - Lara Renee India Rosewicz, a fourth-year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been named the recipient of the 2014 Walter Zeit Fellowship Leadership Award.

Hans W. Hauschild honored for Best Scientific Paper at annual AAAM conference

Nov. 6 - Hans W. Hauschild, Research Engineer in Neurosurgery, received the AAAM Best Scientific Paper of 2013 award from the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) for his paper titled, Injury Potential at Center Rear Seating Positions in Rear-facing Child Restraint Systems in Side Impacts. Hauschild received the award at the association’s 58th annual meeting in Munich, Germany, on Oct. 14.

Functional brain mapping improves post-surgical outcomes

Nov. 5 - Utilization of advanced functional imaging techniques to map parts of the brain prior to brain tumor surgery leads to better post-surgical outcomes for patients.

MCW symposium to explore the current state of ALS research and clinical care

Nov. 4 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) department of cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy and the Neuroscience Research Center will host a symposium entitled “Icing ALS: Patient, Clinical and Research Perspectives” on Thursday, November 6 at MCW in Wauwatosa.

Treat yourself well on National Eating Healthy Day

Nov. 4 - The American Heart Association’s National Eating Healthy Day is Wednesday Nov. 5, 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 an Asian noodle bowl.

November is American Diabetes Month

Nov. 4 - American Diabetes Month takes place every November, and it is a good time to come together as a community to help stop diabetes and educate people about its prevalence. Did you know?

Can space travel hurt your heart? NASA funds research to explore the evidence

Nov. 3 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from NASA to determine the risk of developing degenerative heart disease from exposure to space radiation.

Dr. John Rhee named new JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery Editor

Nov. 3 - John S. Rhee, MD, MPH, John C. Koss Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences at MCW, has been named the next editor-in-chief of JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, one of 10 specialty journals in the JAMA Network.

Left turn into Lot X-70 from Westbound Watertown Plank Road no longer available

Oct. 31 - Vehicles traveling west on Watertown Plank Road can no longer turn left to enter MCW Lot X-70 from Watertown Plank road.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Nov. 3

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

How light therapy heals wounds

Oct. 30 - A collaborative team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and the Clement Zablocki V.A. Medical Center (VAMC), has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study the therapeutic efficacy and mechanism of action of near-infrared light on the healing of chronic pressure ulcers.

Women in Science series honors MCW researchers

Oct. 29 - Two Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) female researchers will be honored at MCW’s annual Women in Science Awards Luncheon on October 29.

Cardiovascular Redox Signaling Symposium registration extended

Oct. 29 - The Nov. 14 Cardiovascular Redox Signaling Symposium at the Medical College of Wisconsin will feature four internationally renowned keynote speakers — Ivor Benjamin, MD; John M. Denu, PhD; Richard A. Cohen, MD and Jay W. Heinecke, MD – who will address new vascular biology developments and redox biology concepts as related to cardiovascular disease.

MCW and South Korean hospital sign academic transplant affiliation agreement

Oct. 28 - A delegation from Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH), South Korea, led by Dr. Kyung-Suk Suh, professor and chair of surgery, visited the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in October to formalize the academic affiliation between SNUH and MCW.

MCW researcher to investigate leptospira bacteria

Oct. 27 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $420,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to advance the understanding of leptospirosis, a serious bacterial infection affecting humans and animals, and how it establishes persistent infection in the kidney.

MCW researchers to study treatment reporting tools for breast cancer care

Oct. 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to investigate the comparative effectiveness of two strategies aimed at reducing the use of ineffective or unproven breast cancer care.

Hale interchange construction project information now available

Oct. 24 - There are numerous exit and entrance ramps in the Hale interchange that are closed or will close in the coming weeks. These closures will remain in effect for part of or all of November, depending on the ramp.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Oct. 27

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

Women in Science series honors two researchers at annual luncheon

Oct. 24 - Two Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) female researchers will be honored at MCW’s annual Women in Science Awards Luncheon on Oct. 29.

Cardiovascular and cancer researcher elected Fellow of the American Heart Association

Oct. 23 - Bin Ren, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (hematology and oncology) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been elected a 2014 Fellow of the American Heart Association affiliated with the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.

Dr. Harris elected President of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Oct. 23 - Gerald J. Harris, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been elected President of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).

Medical physicist named 2014 Educator of the Year

Oct. 22 - A medical physicist at the Medical College of Wisconsin has been named a 2014 Educator of the Year by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology.

Wowsa! Save money and benefit the MCW Cancer Center at the same time

Oct. 22 - Did you know there is a way to get great deals at Boston Store and benefit the MCW Cancer Center at the same time? The Bon-Ton Community Days booklet, which costs $5, contains more than $500 in special in-store and online coupons that can be used at Boston Store on Nov. 14-15, and the entire $5 purchase price benefits the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Does breast milk affect necrotizing enterocolitis?

Oct. 22 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the association of NAPDH Oxidase , an enzyme involved in oxidative stress, in breast milk, to the development of necrotizing enterocolitis in infants.

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment releases new research funding opportunity

Oct. 22 - The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment is seeking collaborative research projects aligned with the Medical College of Wisconsin’s research focus areas.

The role of the church in HIV prevention

Oct. 20 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $42,000 research fellowship grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health to investigate the role of churches in HIV prevention for young black men.

Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium draws crowd, national leaders

Oct. 20 - The Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium was held Friday, Oct. 3, at the Medical College of Wisconsin. More than 140 people attended this inaugural event to hear presentations from national leaders in breast cancer research.

Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease

Oct. 17 - A collaborative team of researchers from Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study early biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease, and attempt to identify opportunities for effective early interventions.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Oct. 20

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

Honor our medical librarians during National Medical Librarians Month

Oct. 17 - 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.

MCW researcher to develop methods to optimize virtual tools for nasal surgery

Oct. 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to advance the research of virtual computational modeling to improve outcomes of nasal airway surgery.

Dr. Jose Franco appointed Associate Dean for Educational Improvement

Oct. 14 - Jose Franco, MD, has been appointed Associate Dean for Educational Improvement at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

MCW researchers to investigate the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia

Oct. 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $3.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to investigate the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in treating chronic myeloid leukemia.

MCW’s Community Giving Campaign – week two raffle winners

Oct. 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Community Giving Campaign has raised $160,446 with 9% of MCW employees participating.

Music blog highlights MCW Community Giving Campaign video

Oct. 14 - Virtual Music Café, a music blog written by Jenna Cornell, has highlighted MCW’s Community Giving Campaign video. Titled, United We Stand, the video includes music and lyrics created by local band Tweed Funk and can be seen here: MCW Community Giving Campaign video, United We Stand

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.

Milwaukee Common Council approves MCW Internet access through City of Milwaukee

Oct. 14 - Late last month, the Milwaukee Common Council unanimously approved MCW’s resolution to connect to the WiscNet high-speed internet network through the City of Milwaukee’s extensive underground internet fiber infrastructure.

Sarah Misustin named PA of the Year

Oct. 14 - Sarah Misustin, inpatient Physician Assistant on the Breast, Pancreas and Endocrine Service in the Division of Surgical Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital, was named PA of the Year by the Wisconsin Academy Physician Assistants at its annual awards banquet in Stevens Point.

Platelet transfusions in newborn babies

Oct. 13 - A collaborative team of researchers from BloodCenter of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study the effects of platelet transfusion on newborns whose medical conditions require the procedure.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Oct. 13

Oct.10 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Oct. 13, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Center for Imaging Research seeks grant applications

Oct. 2 - The Center for Imaging Research seeks grant applications to provide vital funding for innovative imaging-based research projects at the 3T and 7T scanners. The Center will issue five $5,000 and five $15,000 awards to be used for MRI scanner fees and applicable subject stipends and transportation costs.

Paper selected as Editor’s Choice article by International Academy of Pelvic Surgery

Oct. 10 - The paper of an MCW research team was selected by the International Academy of Pelvic Surgery (IAPS) as one of its Editor’s Choice articles for the Month of September. IAPS reviews 13 prominent journals in obstetrics and gynecology to create the list. The paper, InTone: a novel pelvic floor rehabilitation device for urinary incontinence, was originally published in the July issue of International Urogynecology Journal.

MCW’s Community Giving Campaign – Week one raffle winners

Oct. 10 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Community Giving Campaign has raised $127,055.96 with 6.5% 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 18% participation.

Drug mitigates early Parkinson’s symptoms in mouse model

Oct. 9 - A team of researchers has shown that long-term administration of a novel drug to mice exhibiting Parkinson’s disease-like symptoms is effective in mitigating loss of smell, improving motor coordination and preventing the tendency to fall – all early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. A manuscript highlighting these findings has been accepted for publication in the journal, Neuroscience Letters.

Hispanic Heritage Month video vignette – Dr. David Del Toro

Oct. 9 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created 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 to our institution and our community. 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.

Bowling fundraiser on Oct. 26 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Oct. 9 - JS Events LLC and Sussex Bowl are planning a bowling fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 26, to benefit the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Can you prevent diabetes?

Oct. 10 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Milwaukee School of Engineering has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study possible interventions to prevent the development of type 1 diabetes (T1D).

MCW researcher receives funding from new “Big Data to Knowledge” initiative

Oct. 9 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $500,000 training grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to investigate the development of a tool to interpret the genetic data of humans affected with cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Jerome Gottschall receives lifetime achievement award

Oct. 8 - Jerome Gottschall, MD, Professor of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), Senior Medical Director at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin and Medical Director of Transfusion Services at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Froedtert Hospital, received a lifetime achievement award from the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

MCW gets funky in support of MCW’s Community Giving Campaign

Oct. 8 - Dr. John Raymond and other members of the MCW community had fun last week shooting a video about our Community Giving Campaign. Titled, United We Stand, the video includes music and lyrics created by local band Tweed Funk and can be seen here: MCW Community Giving Campaign video, United We Stand.

Honor our Physician Assistants during National Physician Assistant Week

Oct. 8 - 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 133 physician assistants (PAs).

OBGYN's Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program approved

Oct. 8 - The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has been approved for a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program through the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

MCW Researcher to Investigate Bacterial Endotoxin

Oct. 7 - 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 advance the understanding of how endotoxin, a major component of disease-causing bacteria, is transported within the cell.

CAIR earns federal grant to promote regular HIV testing among Latino men

Oct. 6 - The Center for AIDS Intervention Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a three-year, $658,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health to design an intervention to promote regular HIV testing and safer behavior among networks of Latino men at risk for HIV.

Dr. Bhavna Sheth appointed to national residency review committee for ophthalmology

Oct. 6 - Bhavna Sheth, MD, MCW Professor of Ophthalmology, was appointed to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Ophthalmology.

MCW Center for AIDS Intervention Research funded through 25th year

Oct. 6 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR) has received a five-year, $8.7 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health, which will fund its programs through its 25th year of existence.

Can physical activity affect aging?

Oct. 3 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study the effects of physical activity on the vascular aging process.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Oct. 6

Oct. 3 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Oct. 6, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Hispanic Heritage Month continues

Oct. 2 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope.

MCW researcher to investigate the bacterial-host interactions in leptospirosis

Oct. 2 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to advance the understanding of leptospirosis, a serious bacterial infection affecting humans and animals worldwide.

Akanksha Saxena, M2, wins American Society of Hematology award

Oct. 2 - Akanksha Saxena, a second-year MCW medical student, received the HONORs award from the American Society of Hematology.

MCW's annual Campus Safety Report released

Oct. 2 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s annual Campus Safety Report 2014-2015, published by Public Safety, is now available. It can be accessed from the College’s Internet site or Infoscope.

Get Your Rear in Gear Visiting Professor to speak Oct. 8

Oct. 1 - On Oct. 8, the Division of Colorectal Surgery is hosting the first Get Your Rear in Gear Visiting Professor, Dr. James Church, The Victor W. Fazio Professor in Colorectal Surgery, Vice Chairman of the Department of Colorectal Surgery and Director of the Sanford R. Weiss Center for Hereditary Colorectal Neoplasia at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland Ohio.

National leaders to speak at Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium

Oct. 1 - National leaders in breast cancer research will be presenting at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium on Friday, October 3, at MCW’s Alumni Center, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee.

Dr. Kirsten Beyer featured on WAMC Northeast Public Radio

Oct. 1 - Kirsten Beyer, PhD, MPH, MS, MCW Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Institute for Health and Society, appeared on a recent episode of WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s Academic Minute

Dr. Jay Sandlow elected director-at-large of Society of Reproductive Surgeons

Sept. 30 - Jay Sandlow, MD, was elected director-at-large for the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, an affiliate society of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Special Events at the Wisconsin Athletic Club Support WBCS

Sept. 30 - Wisconsin Athletic Clubs (WAC) are sponsoring several upcoming events that will benefit WBCS, one of the largest supporters of breast cancer and prostate cancer research at MCW:

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

Human and Molecular Genetics Center selected to run Undiagnosed Disease Network sequencing center

Sept. 29 - The Human and Molecular Genetics Center (HMGC) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in collaboration with Illumina, has been selected as one of two National Institutes of Health genomic sequencing sites for the Undiagnosed Disease Network (UDN). The UDN was created to use DNA sequencing and other strategies to advance laboratory and clinical research and to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with rare diseases.

Auditory attention mechanisms in aging

Sept. 25 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study changes in neural systems to better understand deficits in auditory attention, which is the ability to focus on specific sounds while ignoring others, in adults.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Sept. 29

Sept. 25 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 29, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Invitation to Dept. of Transportation Town Hall Meeting on Oct. 2

Sept. 25 - Officials from the Department of Transportation will visit MCW next week to discuss the Zoo Interchange Project. Two one-hour presentations will take place in the HRC Auditorium on Thursday, October 2, from 8:00 – 9:00 am and 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

Cancer Center Board honors MACC Fund for reaching $50 million research support milestone

Sept. 26 - On Wednesday, Sept. 24, the MCW Cancer Center Board of Directors honored The MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., for reaching the $50 million milestone earlier this summer for childhood cancer and blood disorder research support.

MCW to explore planning for School of Pharmacy

Sept. 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will explore the feasibility of opening a school of pharmacy. A feasibility study will include several considerations related to an immersive three-year curricular model, class size, tuition, and a distributed model with possible campuses in Green Bay or Central Wisconsin.

Dr. Christopher Schultz named ASTRO Fellow

Sept. 25 - Christopher Schultz, MD, Professor of Radiation Oncology, received the Fellow of ASTRO (American Society for Radiation Oncology) designation at the ASTRO 56th annual meeting recently held in San Francisco.

First MCW Foregut Symposium planned for Oct. 11

Sept. 24 - The Department of Surgery is hosting the first Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Foregut Symposium on Saturday, October 11 in Conference M, located on the third floor of the Froedtert & MCW Clinical Cancer Center (8800 W. Doyne Avenue).

Hispanic Heritage Month video vignette – Dr. Jeannette Vasquez-Vivar

Sept. 24 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope.

Scientist receives NIH Director’s Award to study molecular causes of disease

Sept. 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $470,000 exploratory grant from the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health to generate and characterize novel disease models of use for the greater scientific community.

MACC Fund offers ways to support pediatric cancer research this fall

Sept. 23 - The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.) has events this fall to raise money for pediatric cancer and related blood disorder research. The MACC Fund raises 75% of its annual income from special events, and is the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) largest donor.

Samples, deals and more at the Cascadia MediSpa Oct. 2 open house

Sept. 23 - Cascadia MediSpa is hosting an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 3:30-7:30 p.m. The event will include free samples, giveaways, demonstrations, a caramel apple bar and fall-inspired fare, and exclusive once-a-year savings on some of the products and services they offer.

Researcher to study genetic and physical causes of chronic pelvic pain

Sept. 22 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study chronic pelvic pain.

Dr. Elizabeth Ellinas awarded AMA research grant

Sept. 22 - Elizabeth Ellinas, MD, is a winner of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) 2014 Joan F. Giambalvo Grant for the Advancement of Women, for her research topic, Gender Differences in Promotion and Retention: Enhancing the Position of Female Faculty in Higher Academic Rank and Leadership Positions.

WBCS Pinktacular Salute to Survivors Fashion Show and Luncheon planned for Oct. 9

Sept. 22 - The Pinktacular Salute to Survivors Fashion Show and Luncheon, organized by WBCS, Inc., will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee.

Drug discovery and genetic engineering: Science Café series scheduled

Sept. 19 - The Community Engagement program of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a series of Science Cafés at the UWM Innovation Campus that are free and open to the public. Topics will include the drug discovery process and information about therapeutic targets, genomics, and genetic engineering. Each café will run from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Sept. 22

Sept. 19 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 22, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Faith Matters Summit planned for Oct. 15

Sept. 19 - On Wednesday, Oct. 15, there will be a free half-day violence prevention event to raise awareness of innovative programming within the community and foster collaboration between the faith-based community and the agencies/organizations serving youth and families. .

Researchers discover new gene responsible for traits involved in diabetes

Sept. 18 - A collaborative research team led by Medical College of Wisconsin scientists has identified a new gene associated with fasting glucose and insulin levels in rats, mice and in humans. The findings are published in the September issue of Genetics.

Treating post-traumatic stress disorder

Sept. 17 - A collaborative team of researchers from Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

“Paint the Town Blue” on Friday to Raise Awareness about Depression

Sept. 17 - The Charles E. Kubly Foundation invites MCW students, faculty and staff to wear something blue on Friday, September 19 to raise awareness about depression and to decrease the stigma associated with it.

Fall Research Seminar planned for September 26

Sept. 17 - The MCW Department of Surgery is hosting the fifth annual Fall Research Seminar on Friday, September 26 in the Helfaer Auditorium, located on level one of Froedtert West.

“Get Your Rear in Gear” run/walk for colon cancer prevention and research

Sept. 16 - The fourth annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K run and walk will be held on Saturday, October 11th at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. The event supports the Medical College of Wisconsin’s programs for colon cancer research, education, prevention and screening, as well as the Colon Cancer Coalition, a national organization.

MCW hosted United States Army Colonel Dallas Hack, MD

Sept. 16 - On Thursday, September 11th, MCW hosted United States Army Colonel Dallas Hack, MD. Col. Hack is the Brain Health/Fitness Research Program Coordinator for the US Army Medical Research & Materiel Command and has a keen interest in the traumatic brain injury research being done by MCW faculty.

Heart health awareness event planned for October 16

Sept. 16 - The Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Cardiovascular Center Advisory Board is hosting the Heart 2 Heart Women’s Heart Health Awareness Event on Thursday, October 16 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Boelter Superstore.

Mesothelioma awareness event planned for September 30

Sept. 16 - Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin are hosting a reception on Tuesday, September 30 to promote awareness about mesothelioma.

Division of Nephrology Seeking Volunteers for Study

Sept. 15 - Infants who are born prematurely are at risk for developing high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease later in life. The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, is undertaking a study to evaluate healthy volunteers in order to develop tests to identify those at risk for these maladies.

Dr. Raj Rao to chair FDA panel

Sept. 15 - Raj Rao, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been appointed chairperson of the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2014

Sept. 15 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created 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.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Sept. 15

Sept. 12 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 15, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

This day in MCW history – Sept. 12, 1990

Sept. 12 - On Sept. 12, 1990, T. Michael Bolger, JD, was inaugurated as President and CEO.

This day in MCW history – Sept. 14, 1977

Sept. 12 - On Sept. 14, 1977, groundbreaking ceremonies were held for Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus.

Cardiovascular Redox Biology Symposium to draw experts to Milwaukee

Sept. 11 - The Nov. 14 Cardiovascular Redox Signaling Symposium at the Medical College of Wisconsin will feature four internationally renowned keynote speakers — Ivor Benjamin, MD; John M. Denu, PhD; Richard A. Cohen, MD and Jay W. Heinecke, MD – who will address new vascular biology developments and redox biology concepts as related to cardiovascular disease.

CAIR celebrates 20th anniversary of continuous Center grant funding

Sept. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Center for AIDS Intervention Research celebrates its 20th anniversary of continuous center grant funding by the National Institute of Mental Health.

Annual Ridin’ to a Cure Motorcycle Rally to take place Sept. 26 & 27

Sept. 11 - Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter will hold the 20th annual “Ridin’ to a Cure” on Sept. 26 and 27 in Oconomowoc. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research in the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Medical College of Wisconsin offers information, tools to recognize depression

Sept. 10 - Recognizing and treating depression will be the focus of the third annual Depression Recognition Day at the Medical College of Wisconsin on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 12–8 p.m.

Pink Out at Miller Park held Sept. 6

Sept. 10 - A Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness was held Saturday, Sept. 6, at Miller Park during the 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee Brewers game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Watertown Plank Road pedestrian bridge ribbon cutting held Sept. 9

Sept. 09 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Ronald McDonald House hosted a joint ribbon cutting event on the new Watertown Plank Road pedestrian bridge on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Drug discovery and genetic engineering: Science Café series kicks off tonight

Sept. 09 - The Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a series of Science Cafés at the UWM Innovation Campus that are free and open to the public.

Potential neural treatments for autism patients

Sept. 09 - A research scientist from Marquette University has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study how treatments for autism spectrum disorder affect the brain.

MCW Medical Humanities Lecture features pioneer in spirituality and health care

Sept. 09 - Christina Puchalksi, MD, MS, a pioneer in spirituality and health care, will be the featured speaker at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s ninth annual Medical Humanities Lecture, Thursday, September 18th at 5:00 pm.

Bret Baier to keynote Medical College of Wisconsin’s Healthcare Dinner

Sept. 08 -Bret Baier, Chief Political Anchor on the Fox News Channel, will be the keynote speaker for the Medical College of Wisconsin's 2014 Healthcare Dinner, Monday, November 10, at the Pfister Hotel’s Grand Ballroom.

State Representatives visit MCW to learn about some of our programs

Sept. 08 - On Friday, August 29th, MCW’s Office of Government and Community Relations hosted a legislative visit with State Representatives Dan Knodl, Jessie Rodriquez, Joe Sanfelippo and Ken Skowronski. Throughout the day, the legislators were able to see firsthand several of the exciting initiatives that are constantly evolving within the institution.

Pink Out at Miller Park planned for Saturday Sept. 6

Sept. 05 - A Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, at Miller Park during the 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee Brewers game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Dr. Paula Termuhlen, Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology), will be on the field during a pre-game program to represent the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Breast Cancer Program.

MCW resident awarded NIH loan repayment grant

Sept. 05 - Mohamed Algahim, MD, a resident in the integrated cardiothoracic surgery program at MCW, has been awarded a loan repayment grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Lane closures around campus during the week of Sept. 8

Sept. 05 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 8, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Dr. James S. Hyde honored

Sept. 05 - James S. Hyde, PhD, the James S. Hyde Professor of Biophysics and Director of the National Biomedical EPR Center at MCW, is being honored with a special two-part Festschrift in Brain Connectivity magazine by his former students, postdocs, associates and friends. Part 1 was released last week. A festschrift is a publication created to honor a respected academic that is presented during his or her lifetime.

BBC engineering team receives USAID grant

Sept. 05 - As part of the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention hosted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a team of investigators from the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center (BBC) at the Medical College of Wisconsin recently received a seed grant in the sum of $50,000.

MCW scientists to investigate new therapy for obstructive lung disease

Sept. 04 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a one year, $382,500 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to identify new therapeutic targets for chronic obstructive lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Pins for Patients Bowling Tournament on Oct. 12 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Sept. 04 - “Pins for Patients,” a new bowling fundraiser organized by members of the MCW Clinical Trials Office, will be held Sunday, Oct. 12, at the New Berlin Ale House. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center for cancer research as well as to Kathy's House, which provides lodging for families and patients undergoing life-saving medical treatments.

Get Your Rear in Gear run/walk for colon cancer prevention & research to be held Oct. 11

Sept. 04 - The fourth annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K run and walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. The event supports the Medical College of Wisconsin’s programs for colon cancer research, education, prevention and screening, as well as the Colon Cancer Coalition, a national organization.

Dr. Bellur Seetharam dies Aug. 26 at the age of 71

Sept. 03 - Bellur Seetharam, PhD, distinguished researcher and retired Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, died unexpectedly on Aug. 26. He was 71 years old.

Better treatments for breast cancer

Sept. 02 - A physician scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study better treatments for breast cancer.

Inaugural MCW Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo Attracts Hundreds

Aug. 07 - Everybody had a chance to play at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo on July 26 at Nathan Hale High School in West Allis.

Park & Ride shuttle service reminder and promotional video

June 17 - Two convenient Park & Ride shuttle routes have been arranged that service the MRMC campus and Research Park.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month 2014 continues

May 12 - 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.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month 2014

May 05 - In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin is creating a series of stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of May. The stories highlight MCW programs that address health problems that impact Asian-Pacific populations disproportionately.

Women’s History Month 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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