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College News, 2014

Archived Medical College of Wisconsin College News stories from 2014.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Sept. 1

Aug. 29 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 1, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Predicting and preventing necrotizing enterocolitis

Aug. 29 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) Research Institute, and BloodCenter of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study genomic factors that impact necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a severe form of bowel disease that develops in five to ten percent of premature infants and has a mortality of 25-40 percent.

Better care for spinal cord injury patients

Aug. 27 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study spinal cord tissue in patients with spinal cord injury for better patient care.

Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium planned for October 3

Aug. 26 - The Department of Surgery is hosting the Froedtert/Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium on Friday, October 3 in the MCW Alumni Center.

The Role of MicroRNA’s in High Blood Pressure

Aug. 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the role of a specific microRNA in the development of hypertension and associated kidney injury.

Dr. Sid Singh named a "Rising Star" by Becker's Hospital Review

Aug. 26 - Siddhartha Singh, MD, associate chief medical officer for Medical College Physicians and Froedtert Hospital, was honored by Becker's Hospital Review as one of 25 health care leaders under 40.

CTSI grant to fund childhood diabetes study

Aug. 25 - A collaborative team of researchers from Marquette University, 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 type 1 diabetes management among young children.

Ballet Performance to Benefit Cancer Center

Aug. 22 - This Sunday, August 24, the Telugu Association of Greater Milwaukee will present Godha Kalyanam in the Kuchipudi Dance Ballet at 11 a.m. the Hindu Temple of Wisconsin in Pewaukee. Proceeds will benefit Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. The performance is open to the public.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Aug. 25

Aug. 22 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Aug. 25, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

William Campbell, PhD Named Eminent Scholar

Aug. 21 - William Campbell, PhD, Professor and Chair, Pharmacology & Toxicology, was awarded an Eminent Scholar designation at the July meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Timely diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis

Aug. 21 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Blood Research Institute at BloodCenter of Wisconsin 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 accurate and timely diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis.

Froedtert and MCW team up for the Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure

Aug. 20 - Join the 16th annual Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure as a member of Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin’s team. The run/walk is Sunday, September 21 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The mail-in registration deadline is August 31. The online deadline for team sign-up is September 5.

Ovarian cancer spheroids versus single ovarian cancer cells in vitro

Aug. 20 - A research 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 the effects of mesothelial cells on patient-derived ovarian cancer spheroids (clusters of ovarian cancer cells).

UPDATE: Lane closures around campus during the week of Aug. 18

Aug. 19 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Aug. 18, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Better breathing for sleep apnea patients

Aug. 18 - A research scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the role of pharyngeal tissue properties in obstructive sleep apnea.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Aug. 18

Aug. 15 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Aug. 18, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

CTSI to Sponsor Conference on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Aug. 14 - The Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) is sponsoring a conference on patient safety and quality improvement on Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 8am to 3pm at Marquette University's Alumni Memorial Union Grand Ballroom.

MCW provides emergency medicine training to Belize’s busiest ER

Aug. 13 - A team of doctors, nurses, and EMT personnel from the nation of Belize has completed two weeks of intensive training with emergency medicine specialists in Milwaukee to strengthen the capabilities and response development of Belize’s busiest emergency department.

Protect the Package© Golf Outing on September 6 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Aug. 13 - The Protect the Package© Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, September 6, at the Scenic View Golf Course Club in Slinger with a shotgun start at 1:15 p.m.

Radiologist Dr. Sarah Beth White Awarded RSNA R&E Foundation Research Scholar Grant

Aug. 11 - Sarah Beth White, MD, assistant professor of radiology and surgical oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been awarded a two-year, $150,000 Research Scholar Grant by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research and Education (R&E) Foundation to study metastatic colorectal cancer.

The Partisan Primaries are Coming a Month Early This Year!

Aug. 11 - The partisan primaries are coming a month early this year, so tomorrow, Aug 12 is the primary election date

MCW to host surgical pathology conference in Milwaukee

Aug. 08 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s department of pathology will sponsor “The Midwestern Conference: Update Course in Surgical Pathology,” September 12th – 14th at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.

Dr. Julie E. Tetzlaff appointed Assistant Dean of Postdoctoral Education

Aug 08 - Julie E. Tetzlaff, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been appointed Assistant Dean of Postdoctoral Education by Ravi P. Misra, PhD, Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Aug. 11

Aug. 08 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Aug. 11, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

MCW to design national clinical trial for treatment of a lung disease in primary immunodeficiency

Aug. 07 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute have received a one-year, $280,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to design a multi-center clinical trial.

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.

MCW applauds State Building Commission for release of regional campus funding

Aug. 06 - The Medical College of Wisconsin received more than $5 million from the State Building Commission to develop two new medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin.

Support MCW Breast Cancer Research At Bergstrom Automotive Drive for a Cure

Aug. 06 - On Friday, August 15th and Saturday, August 16th, Bergstrom Automotive in Appleton will host Drive for a Cure, a two-day event to support breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Pancreatic Cancer Symposium planned for September 5

Aug. 06 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is hosting the Fall Pancreatic Cancer Symposium on Friday, September 5 at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

On Course for a Cure 2014 DDC Pro-Am Golf Tournament

Aug. 06 - The MCW DDC Pro-Am Golf Tournament, now in its 27th year, will feature LPGA Professionals who will team up with community leaders to raise funds for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Digestive Disease Center (DDC).

Primary care providers accepting new patients

Aug. 06 - Drs. Paul Bergl and Theresa Maatman, primary care providers at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Internal Medicine Clinic, are accepting new patients.

Dr. Beth Drolet begins term as President of Society for Pediatric Dermatology

Aug. 04 - Beth Drolet, MD, took the helm July 1 as President of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD). The SPD is the only national organization in the United States specifically dedicated to promoting, developing and advancing education, research and care of skin disease in all pediatric age groups.

Dr. Daisy Sahoo named Vice Chair for Research-Dept of Medicine

Aug. 01 - We are pleased to announce that Dr. Daisy Sahoo has been named Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine, effective September 1, 2014.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Aug. 04

Aug. 01 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Aug. 04, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Judie Bernarde Cancer Golf Outing to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Aug. 01 - The 9th annual Judie Bernarde Cancer Golf Outing for Cancer Research will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Edgewater Golf Club in Grafton. Registration and a self-serve lunch begin at 11 a.m., followed by a 1 p.m. tee-off. Proceeds from the event will support breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Temporary traffic changes on Doyne Avenue begin Aug. 1

July 31 - From Friday, Aug. 1, to Sunday, Aug. 10, no left turns will be permitted from westbound Doyne Avenue to southbound 92nd Street. To access US 45 and Wisconsin Avenue via Doyne Avenue, motorists should utilize 87th Street.

87th Street to be fully or partially closed from July 30 to Aug. 10

July 23 - 87th Street, from the BloodCenter driveway to Watertown Plank Road, will be fully closed the evenings of Wednesday, July 30, Thursday, July 31, and Friday, Aug. 1, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. While these full closures are in effect, you will be unable to drive north or south through the impacted area. Motorists accessing all lots should utilize 92nd Street to Doyne Avenue to 87th Street.

Beat Breast Cancer Golf Outing on Aug. 23 to benefit MCW Breast Cancer Research

July 29 - The 9th annual Beat Breast Cancer Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, August 23, at the Fairways of Woodside in Sussex. The event begins with registration and lunch at 11 a.m., followed by a golf scramble with a shotgun start at noon.

Alternate Park & Ride shuttle service location during State Fair

July 28 - During the Wisconsin State Fair, which runs Thursday, July 31, through Sunday, Aug. 10, riders on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (MRMC) Park & Ride shuttle who usually park at State Fair Park should park at St. Vincent Pallotti Parish, 201 N. 76th Street. The church is on the corner of 76th and W. Stevenson St., south east of MRMC. Enter the parking lot on N. 76th and park near the playground. The shuttle with pull into the lot to pick you up.

Lane closures around campus during the week of July 28

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

Spinal cord injury: what determines recovery?

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two year, $300,000 grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Research to study better recovery and care for spinal cord injury patients.

Sustaining health in the Home

July 23 - Hospitals provide vital acute care to older adults who are admitted with serious symptoms or traumas. Researchers have, however, also analyzed data suggesting that the hospital environment can contribute to accelerated functional decline in elderly patients.

MCW to host Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo

July 22 - The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will host an Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo on Saturday, July 26, at Nathan Hale High School in West Allis. A preview of the event featuring some of the activities offered will air on WTMJ-TV’s “The Morning Blend” Friday, July 25 at 9 a.m.

Inaugural Best Evidence ENT conference planned for Aug. 2-5 at The American Club

July 21 - The Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences is presenting the inaugural Best Evidence ENT conference Aug. 2-5 at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin.

Researchers to explore new treatments for pancreatic cancer

The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to study new therapeutic approaches to treat pancreatic cancer.

Lane closures around campus during the week of July 21

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

Medical, nursing and pharmacy students team up to share healthy living tips with youth

July 17 - The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation brought together a coalition of medical, nursing and pharmacy students July 16 to lead healthy living activities at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee site on West North Avenue in Milwaukee. One hundred twenty-five youth aged 7-13 participated in the “Prescription for a Healthy You” program.

The impact of housing on HIV status

July 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse to study different housing models for HIV-positive, chronically homeless individuals.

Annual Rock Cancer Music Festival on Aug. 16 to benefit MCW cancer research

July 17 - The 6th Rock Cancer, organized by the Spierings Cancer Foundation, will take place Saturday, Aug. 16, at Doyle Park in Little Chute.

July 2014 MCW Libraries Resource of the Month: Guide to Finding Biomedical Images

July 16 - Looking for just the right illustration for teaching? MCW Libraries’ electronic resources contain thousands of digital medical images including tables, figures, graphs, diagnostic radiograph images, anatomical illustrations and photographs.

Dr. Norman Engbring, former Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, dies at age 89

July 15 - Norman Engbring, MD, former Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, founder of the MCW residency program, and a recipient of the MCW Distinguished Service Award, died July 9. He was 89 years old.

I-94 East/West full closure planned for July 18-21

July 08 - As part of the Zoo Interchange project, a full freeway closure will take place from Friday evening, July 18, 11 p.m., through Monday morning, July 21, 5:30 a.m. During this 54-hour full freeway closure, I-94 East and I-94 West at WIS 100 will be closed to traffic as crews work to install a new railroad bridge.

This day in MCW history – July 14, 2010

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

MCW medical student summer research program earns federal funding

July 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $860,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to fund 24 fellowships annually for medical students participating in its Medical Student Summer Research Program. The program offers first year medical students the opportunity to spend the summer in a research environment working on biomedical, clinical or translational research, mentored by MCW investigators.

Protein Foundry, a new company, launches at MCW

July 11 - Protein Foundry, a new company manufacturing and marketing protein molecules, had its official launch Thursday, July 10, at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Lane closures around campus during the week of July 14

July 11 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 14, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Breastfeeding in the workplace: Making it work for women

July 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $150,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to increase breastfeeding support for nursing mothers in low-income populations who are returning to the workforce.

Collaborative Research Symposium planned for July 18

July 09 - Faculty are invited to the Collaborative Research Symposium on Friday, July 18, from 8: 30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Alumni Center.

Dr. Charles E. Edmiston recognized by Wisconsin Division of Public Health for research initiative

July 09 - Charles E. Edmiston, Jr., PhD, CIC, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Surgical Microbiology Research Laboratory, has been recognized by the Wisconsin Division of Public Health’s Infection Prevention and Public Health Update for his research efforts to define an evidence-based approach for reducing the risk of surgical site infections.

Dr. Kiran Turaga presents Grand Rounds at UW Madison on peritoneal surface malignancies

July 08 - Kiran Turaga, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology), presented Cancer Center Grand Rounds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Carbone Cancer Center. His presentation was on peritoneal surface malignancies.

Congressional staff visit campus June 25

July 08 - The Wisconsin’s congressional district office directors meet quarterly in a different area of the state to learn more about the work of an exceptional organization. MCW’s Office of Government and Community Relations was proud to have been contacted by Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner’s office to host the June meeting at MCW.

Sitting too much may negate the benefits of exercise

July 07 - Cardiologists at the Medical College of Wisconsin and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have found that sedentary behaviors may lower cardiorespiratory fitness, and sitting for several hours may negate a brief period of exercise.

Transforming skin cells into liver cells: Not science fiction

July 07 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $2.1 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to advance work pioneered at MCW in which human skin cells are converted into liver cells, and to identify the molecular mechanisms of liver cell development.

Lane closures around campus during the week of July 7

July 03 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 7, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

How safe is anesthesia for children?

July 02 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences to determine the role of microRNAs in damage to the nervous system in some children and fetuses who have been exposed to anesthetic.

This day in MCW history – July 1, 2004

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

$50 million MACC Fund milestone for research support

June 30 -The MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., will contribute $1.2 million on June 30 to its three beneficiaries, the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. These research contributions will take the total of the MACC Fund’s contributions since its inception in 1976 to over $50 million.

Lane closures around campus during the week of June 30

June 27 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of June 30, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Chasing Chad Brewers game and tailgate to benefit brain tumor research at MCW

June 30 - Chasing Chad is hosting its fifth annual “Bords Bash” Brewers baseball game and tailgate event on Saturday, July 26. This fund raiser includes a tailgate and admission to the Milwaukee Brewers/New York Mets baseball game at Miller Park.

Dr. Todd Hoagland serves as consulting editor for Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy

June 30 - Todd Hoagland, PhD, Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy, recently served as a consulting editor for the 6th edition of Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy.

Dr. Thomas Heinrich, behavioral integration expert, working with Rogers Behavioral Health

June 27 - Rogers Behavioral Health System has finalized a new service agreement with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), effective last month, to provide a medical consultant to assist Rogers in effectively integrating behavioral health services into medical settings. Thomas W. Heinrich, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and Director of Psychosomatic Medicine, will work with Rogers to design and implement evidence-based approaches to meet the mental health and addiction needs of medical patients.

Glaucoma Research Foundation funds research at MCW

June 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and three other collaborators have received a three-year, $750,000 grant each from the Glaucoma Research Foundation to study biomarkers that may indicate early signs of glaucoma.

Kids’ handprint ceremony held at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Delafield Clinic

June 26 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin held a kids’ handprint ceremony on June 24 at its Delafield Clinic, scheduled to open in late 2014.

This day in MCW history – June 25, 2012

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

William L. Randall, Emeritus Trustee and honorary degree recipient, dies at age 83

June 25 - William L. Randall, LLB, Emeritus Trustee of the Medical College of Wisconsin Board of Trustees, 2000 recipient of an MCW Honorary Doctor of Science Degree and Co-Chair of Advancing Medical Frontiers: The Campaign for the Medical College of Wisconsin, died June 23. He was 83 years old.

Registrations open for July 21 WBCS Tee Up for a Cure Golf Outing

June 24 - The 16th annual WBCS Tee Up for a Cure© Golf Outing, presented by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Kathy Duffey Fogarty Fund, will take place on Monday, July 21, at the Blue Mound Golf and Country Club in Wauwatosa.

Researcher receives grant to study genes involved in PHACE syndrome

June 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute have received a three-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to study the genetic causes of PHACE syndrome, which is characterized by a large facial hemangioma, an abnormal buildup of blood vessels on the face, with other birth defects including abnormalities of the brain, heart, and eyes.

Don & Ruth Falevsky Golf Outing on July 19 to benefit MCW Cancer Research

June 23 - The 21st annual Don & Ruth Falevsky Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, July 19, at the Camelot Country Club in Lomira, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Proceeds from this event will support cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Lane closures around campus during the week of June 23

June 20 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of June 23, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Horizon Home Care & Hospice's Rock the Park planned for June 28

June 20 - Horizon Home Care and Hospice is hosting a free family-friendly festival at Hart Park in Wauwatosa on Saturday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The event is aimed at building awareness of the services offered by Horizon, an affiliate of Froedtert Hospital.

Medical students to take on MU dental students July 12 in annual softball game

June 19 - Medical College of Wisconsin medical students will compete against dental students from the Marquette University School of Dentistry at the eighth annual "Thriller at Miller" on Saturday, July 12. The game will be played at Helfaer Field, adjacent to Miller Park, beginning at 12:10 p.m.

Biophysics sponsors First Adriatic Symposium on Biophysical Approaches in Biomedical Studies

June 19 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, Chairman and Professor of Biophysics, Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research and Director of the Free Radical Research Center, is co-chairing the First Adriatic Symposium on Biophysical Approaches in Biomedical Studies.

Researcher to study relationship between nervous system cells and blood flow in brain

June 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study how astrocytes, the cells that support neurons in the brain and spinal cord, affect the genetic makeup and function of other cells in the brain.

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.

J&B Hackerfest Golf Outing on July 12 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

June 16 - The 22nd annual J&B Hackerfest Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, July 12, at the Rivermoor Golf Club in Waterford, Wisconsin, with a shotgun start at noon. Proceeds from the event support brain tumor research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Lane closures around campus during the week of June 16

June 13 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of June 16, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Exploring new methods to treat drug addiction

June 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse to study the mechanisms by which phosphodiesterase inhibitors reduce addictive behaviors.

Improving pain treatment for patients with sickle cell disease is primary goal

June 12 - Dr. Amanda Brandow spends most of her time dealing with pain in patients with sickle cell disease and working on ways to better understand and treat those suffering from it.

MCW seeks participants for study on auditory attention and aging

June 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin is recruiting participants for a study that focuses on auditory attention and hearing.

Dr. Judy Kim inducted into American Ophthalmological Society

June 12 - Judy E. Kim, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, was inducted into the American Ophthalmological Society during the society’s 150th annual meeting in New York.

Dr. Ramani Ramchandran invited to speak at Mayo Clinic symposium

June 11 - Ramani Ramchandran, PhD, Patrick J. and Margaret G. McMahon Professor and Vice Chair of Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Professor of Pediatrics, has been invited to give a presentation at the 6th annual Mayo Clinic Angiogenesis and Tumor Microenvironment Symposium, held Aug. 22-24 in Rochester, MN.

Sam Memorial Golf Outing to benefit MCW pediatric cancer research

June 11 - The 13th annual Sam Memorial Golf Outing is scheduled for Saturday, June 21, at the Scenic View Country Club, 4415 Club Drive, Slinger. This tournament is held in memory of Sam Beres, who lost his battle with leukemia in April 2000, at the age of six.

“PhUn” at MCW

June 11 - Faculty members brought a little “PhUn” to their labs when fourth graders from Honey Creek Elementary School in Milwaukee visited for a hands-on science lesson.

Dr. Stephen Hargarten appointed President and CEO of the Center for International Health

June 11 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine, Associate Dean of the Global Health Program, and Director of the Injury Research Center, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Center for International Health (CIH) in Milwaukee. He will continue to serve in all of his current MCW leadership roles.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin ranks among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report

June 10 - U.S. News & World Report has ranked Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in all 10 specialties in the new 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. This ranking is just one of a number of awards that recognizes Children’s as one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation.

Quality Health Solutions changes name, offers plan for small employers

June 10- Quality Health Solutions, the partnership that better enables Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin to develop capabilities for accountable care and population management, has changed its name to Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin.

MCW supports the LLS annual bike ride

June 10 - A team of faculty and staff from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will participate in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour in July.

CTSI offers MS, certificate programs

June 09 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) sponsors the Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Science and the Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science Programs at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

WBCS, Inc. to fund three breast cancer researchers

June 09 - Three researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and BloodCenter of Wisconsin’s Blood Research Institute have each received a two-year, $100,000 grant from WBCS, Inc., to study breast cancer risks and potential new therapies.

Conference examines the evolution of informed consent over the past century

June 09 - The MCW Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities is sponsoring a day-long conference on Tuesday, June 10, that examines the 1914 Schloendorff court decision where Justice Benjamin Cardozo stated the "every human being of adult years and sound mind has a right to determine what shall be done with his (sic) body."

Lane closures around campus during the week of June 9

June 06 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of June 9, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

National standardized mass casualty triage guideline recommended by federal agency

June 05 - A new guideline for triaging mass casualty victims has been recommended by a federal emergency medical services agency for use by all state and local EMS groups.

State grants to support psychiatry residency program at MCW-Green Bay, MCW-Central Wisconsin

June 04 - The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has awarded two grants of more than $370,000 each to develop MCW psychiatry residency programs in Central Wisconsin and Green Bay.

Researcher to study the conversion from harmless viral particles to disease-causing viruses

June 04 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease to study the ways in which specific viruses become infectious.

Park Dinner to raise funds for neuroscience research

June 03 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Neuroscience Center will present the second annual Park Dinner for neuroscience and Parkinson’s disease research, Sunday, June 22, at Lake Park Bistro in Milwaukee.

Dr. Jessica Zigman receives 2014 Jessica S. Lin Award for Clinical Excellence

June 03 - Jessica Zigman MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology resident, has received the 2014 Jessica S. Lin Award for Clinical Excellence by a Resident Physician. This award recognizes an individual entering the final year of residency training for his/her outstanding clinical and academic performance.

This day in MCW history – June 3

June 03 - On June 3, 1999, Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of Wisconsin announced that it would convert from a non-profit organization to a proprietary firm, and that as part of the conversion process, it would donate the company’s assets equally between the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine.

Neuroscience Research Center requests proposals for pilot grants

June 03 - The Neuroscience Research Center plans to fund three categories of pilot grants to enhance research capacity in the area of neuroscience research. The program is funded through funds from the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Research and Education Program, and funding begins Jan. 1.

Dean Roe, Froedtert’s first president and chief executive officer, died on May 24

June 02 - Dean K. Roe passed away May 24, surrounded by his family, at the age of 85. Roe served 23 years as the first president and CEO of Froedtert Hospital from 1970 until his retirement in 1993.

Lane closures around campus during the week of June 2

May 30 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of June 2, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Dr. Alex Okun designated a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

May 30 - Alex Okun, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, has been designated a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). Fellowship is one of the highest honors the AAHPM can bestow upon one of its members and indicates a commitment to hospice and palliative medicine.

Carl W. Eberbach Lecture scheduled for June 13

May 30 - John L. Cameron, MD, the Alfred Blalock Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will deliver the 54th annual Eberbach Lecture on Friday, June 13, in the Froedtert Hospital Helfaer Auditorium. His presentation, William Stewart Halsted, Our Surgical Heritage, will begin at 4 p.m.

Enjoy the historic beauty of the 2014 WBCS, Inc. Showhouse for a Cure

May 30 - Historic charm meets modern-day elegance in the stunning 2014 WBCS, Inc. Showhouse for a Cure, located at 2022 East Lafayette Place, Milwaukee. The Showhouse is open to the public May 31 – June 15.

NCAA and DoD launch $30M concussion initiative; MCW will lead advanced research core

May 29 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has been selected to lead the research core in the most comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure in sports ever conducted.

Reminder: Cancer screening and disparities expert Dr. Cathy Meade to give presentation May 30

May 29 - Dr. Cathy Meade, a nationally renowned expert in cancer screening and disparities, will be on campus Friday, May 30, to give a presentation titled, Communities, Communications and Chisels: Finding the Right Tools to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities.

Medical students present global research at international conference

May 28 - Second-year medical students presented outcomes of their collaborative global research studies in Washington, DC on May 10 at the fifth meeting of the Consortium of Universities of Global Health annual meeting.

MCW Billing Office ranked sixth nationally for performance

May 27 - For the sixth year in a row, the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Billing Office ranks in the Top Ten nationally in a survey conducted annually by the Faculty Practice Solutions Center of the University HealthSystem Consortium and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

89th Street (service drive) to be closed the evening of May 28-29

May 28 - 89th Street, which is commonly referred to as the S-4 service drive between the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Clinics Building and MCW’s MACC Fund and BSB buildings, will be closed Wednesday night, May 28, and Thursday night, May 29, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for construction work. This work is weather-dependent, and may need to be rescheduled.

Lafayette Place mansion is 2014 WBCS, Inc. “Showhouse for a Cure”

May 23 - The 2014 WBCS, Inc. Showhouse for a Cure features a beautiful home on Lafayette Place, built for a seafarer and at one time the home of renowned architect Alexander C. Eschweiler.

Lane closures around campus during the week of May 26

May 23 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of May 26, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder research part of MCW/VA collaboration

May 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center are collaborating to improve the lives of those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

MCW to host Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo

May 22 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s physical medicine and rehabilitation department will host an Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo July 26 at Nathan Hale High School in West Allis, Wis.

Brain and spinal cord Injury research programs at VA

May 22 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center are collaborating to improve the lives of those with brain and spinal cord injuries.

WBCS Walk/Run on June 7 to benefit MCW breast cancer and prostate cancer research

May 22 - Hope Springs Eternal: WBCS Racing for Research at MCW is a 5K run and 2K walk scheduled for Saturday, June 7, in Milwaukee’s beautiful Lake Park.

Community Teams Program applications being accepted

May 22 - The Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute is offering its 9th annual Community Teams Program with a focus on partnerships and coalitions in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Researcher awarded $1.02 million grant for spinal cord injury research

May 22 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.02 million grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Division for spinal cord injury research.

Improved transportation safety: collaboration with VA

May 21 - Transportation crashes, unfortunately, are a fact of life. Faculty and staff in the Vehicle Crashworthiness Laboratory and the Neurosurgery Research Facility at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center use their biomedical engineering expertise to minimize the effect crashes have on the people involved.

MCW/VA collaborate to control obesity

May 20 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center are collaborating to help Veterans more effectively control their obesity.

8th annual Laura’s Smile Mile on June 7 to benefit MCW cancer research

May 20 - The 8th annual Laura’s Smile Mile will take place on Milwaukee’s lakefront on Saturday, June 7. Laura’s Smile Mile is a 5k run/ 2 mile walk to raise awareness for ovarian cancer.

This day in MCW history – May 20

May 20 - On May 20, 1893, Milwaukee’s first medical school, the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons, was founded.

College to honor National VA Research Week May 19-23

May 19 - The week of May 19-23 is VA Research Week, and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will be observing the event with a series of articles that highlight the research collaboration between MCW and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.

Statins fail to reduce mortality rates in sepsis patients with acute respiratory distress

May 20 - Despite previously-reported observational and basic science evidence suggesting the use of statins may improve outcomes in patients with sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome a double-blinded clinical trial of rosuvastatin in those patients was futile, and the study was halted.

Tinnitus Awareness Week is May 19-25

May 19 - May 19-25 is Tinnitus Awareness Week. Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ears or head, and it affects up to 50 million Americans.

Lane closures around campus during the week of May 19

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

Invitation to the Research "Lunch and Learn" Series

May 15 - As I mentioned in the Monday Morning Coffee with the Dean on May 5, we are sharing White Papers from nine Research Focus Areas through a series of Open Forums (Lunch and Learns) to garner input and perspectives from a wide range of MCW faculty, staff and students.

Children’s Hospital joins elite group of three-time Magnet Recognition Program® hospitals

May 16 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has earned the highly coveted Magnet Recognition Program® status for the third consecutive time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Magnet designation is granted every four years to only those organizations that demonstrate sustained superiority in nursing care.

MCW’s 101st Commencement exercises tomorrow

May 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s 101st annual commencement exercises will be held Friday, May 16, at 4 p.m. in the Milwaukee Theatre, 500 W. Kilbourn Ave.

Video shows major Watertown Plank Road milestone

May 15 - One part of the ongoing Watertown Plank Road construction is the creation of a pedestrian bridge connecting the Ronald McDonald House to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin parking lot.

MCW leaders, faculty at other commencement ceremonies

May 15 - Two MCW leaders and a faculty member are part of commencement ceremonies at other institutions this weekend.

T. Michael Bolger to receive honorary doctor of laws degree from Marquette University

May 14 - T. Michael Bolger, JD, President Emeritus of the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been selected to receive an honorary doctor of laws degree from Marquette University during the university’s commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 18.

Why does sickle cell hurt? Researcher to study pain of the disease

May 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study the underlying causes of pain in sickle cell disease.

Run for the Bucket run/walk on May 31 to support MCW cyclic vomiting syndrome research

May 12 - Run for the Bucket, a new name for an event in its 8th year, will be held Saturday, May 31, from 9-11 a.m. in Frame Park in Waukesha.

Researchers to study naturally-occurring antioxidant

May 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $420,000 exploratory grant from the Director’s Office of the National Institutes of Health to investigate antioxidants and why direct administration of antioxidants for human disease have not been more successful.

Dr. Kulwinder Dua honored for service by national organization

May 12 - Kulwinder S. Dua, MD, was recently honored by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) for his service in the society’s Ambassador Program. Dr. Dua was honored at the Crystal Awards Ceremony held during the annual Digestive Disease Week meeting in Chicago.

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.

MCW Cancer Center 2014 Scientific Retreat scheduled for June 6

Mar. 29 - 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.

Lane closures around campus during the week of May 12

May 09 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of May 12, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

This day in MCW history – May 10

May 09 - On May 10, 1996, the Medical College’s alumni association opened its membership to non-MD alumni of the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Roseanne Raphael, M-2, wins award at National Student Research Forum

May 08 - Roseanne Raphael, a second-year medical student, was awarded the Runner-Up prize for best oral presentation in internal medicine at the 55th annual National Student Research Forum held in Galveston, TX, in April.

Document created on value and impact of NIH funding in Wisconsin

May 08 - The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology has developed a two-page document on the value and impact of National Institutes of Health funding in Wisconsin.

MCW receives National Cancer Institute grant to develop novel cellular immunotherapy

May 07 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to support development of novel immune cell-based therapies to cancer.

Access to electronic health records may influence care

May 07 - Unlike medical records kept in paper charts, electronic health records provide numerous access points to clinicians to review a patient’s medical history.

Dr. Marjorie Wang elected Secretary of national organization

May 06 - Marjorie Wang, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, has been elected Secretary of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves.

MCW research team author paper in Nature on touch perception

May 06 - Cheryl Stucky, PhD, Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Andy Weyer, Research Assistant in Dr. Stucky’s lab, have published a paper in Nature on touch perception.

First Carrie Falk Memorial Lecture planned for May 8

May 06 - The first Carrie Falk Memorial lecture will be held Thursday, May 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Clinical Cancer Center room M. The invited speaker is Mark Rosenberg, DO, who will give a presentation titled, Making a case: Emergency Department Palliative Care – Is it Possible?

MCW’s 101st Commencement planned for May 16

May 06 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s 101st annual commencement exercises will be held May 16 at 4:00 p.m. at the Milwaukee Theatre.

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.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

May 05 - Stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and leading cause of disability in the U.S., but many Americans do not think of stroke as a major health concern.

Endocrine Surgery Symposium planned for May 30-31

May 05 - The annual Medical College of Wisconsin and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Endocrine Surgery Symposium is scheduled for Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31, in the Medical College of Wisconsin Alumni Center.

CTSI requests research proposals for 2015 Pilot Awards

May 02 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin is requesting research proposals for its 2015 Pilot and Collaborative Clinical and Translational Research Grants.

Craig Nielsen Foundation awards $300,000 grant to MCW for spinal cord injury research

May 02 - Researchers in the Department of Neurosurgery were awarded a two-year, $300,000 grant from the Craig Nielsen Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Research.

Lane closures around campus during the week of May 5

May 02 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of May 5, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Marilyn Larson, MBA, named Associate Director of Administration for the MCW Cancer Center

May 01 - Marilyn Larson, MBA, has been named Associate Director of Administration for the MCW Cancer Center by Ming You, MD, PhD, the Joseph F. Heil Professor in Molecular Oncogenesis and Director of the MCW Cancer Center, and Allen Bolton, MPH, MBA, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Operating Officer.

Anesthesiology residents win eight awards at Midwest conference

May 01 - Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Anesthesiology residents won five first-place awards for their PowerPoint presentations at the 2014 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference held April 4-6 in Chicago.

CTSI awards 13 pilot grants

April 30 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeastern Wisconsin has funded 13 new research projects through its Pilot and Collaborative Clinical and Translational Research Grants Program.

Dr. Brian Volkman asked to serve on NIH study section

April 30 - Brian Volkman, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry, has been appointed to the National Institutes of Health’s Macromolecular Structure and Function C Study Section.

Cancer Center announces pilot grant awards

April 30 - Seed grants are critical to the future of cancer research, and provide investigators with initial backing to further their science, collect data, publish, and secure NIH funding.

MCW receives grant supporting research in neurodegenerative disease

April 30 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year, $740,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke funding research investigating how neurons clear toxic proteins involved in neurodegenerative disease.

MCW researcher to study mechanisms involved in diabetes

April 30 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the biochemical causes of beta cell destruction in diabetes.

Registration open for May 19 Genomics & Ethics Symposium

April 29 - The second annual Genomics and Ethics Symposium will be held Monday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St.

International Conference on Survival Analysis in Memory of J.P. Klein

April 29 - The Division of Biostatistics will host an International Conference on Survival Analysis in Memory of John P. Klein, on Thursday, June 26, and Friday, June 27, in the Kerrigan Auditorium.

“On Target for a Cure” trap shoot to benefit Medical College Cancer Center

April 29 - The Southeastern Rod and Gun Club will host a trap shooting event on Saturday, June 7, at the Southeastern Rod and Gun Club in East Troy. Proceeds will benefit cancer research at the MCW Cancer Center.

Silent & live auctions at Bead&Button Show to benefit MCW breast cancer research

April 29 - The Bead&Button Show, the country’s largest consumer bead show, will take place June 6 – 8 at the Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., in Milwaukee.

Francisco Lopez receives Educator of the Year Award from national organization

April 28 - Francisco Lopez, MS, Physicist in Radiation Oncology, has received the 2013-2014 Educator of the Year Award from the Association of Radiation Oncology Residents.

The Role of Viruses in Diabetes

April 28 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.9 million grant to study the role of viruses in pancreatic beta cell damage in diabetes.

Ann’s Hope Block Melanoma 5K Run/3K Walk on May 18 to benefit melanoma research

April 28 - The 10th annual Block Melanoma 5K Run and 3K Walk, organized by Ann’s Hope Foundation, will be held Sunday, May 18, at the Milwaukee County Zoo. This year’s event will include an attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people applying sunscreen at one time.

Cascadia MediSpa Spring Educational Event planned for April 30

April 28 - Cascadia MediSpa is hosting a Spring Educational Event on Wednesday, April 30, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. A variety of classes will be offered during two educational sessions, and participants can choose which classes they want to attend.

Lane closures around campus during the week of April 28

April 25 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of April 28, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

AHW endowment awards $158,000 to combat sex trafficking among youth

April 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment awarded $158,000 over two years to the Proactive Outreach for the Health of Sexually Exploited Youth project through the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program.

Trek 100 Ride for Hope benefitting the MACC Fund - join the MCW/CHW team

April 25 - The Trek 100 Ride for Hope benefitting the MACC Fund is Saturday, June 7, and the Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin team is looking for riders. Bikers choose from routes of 19, 36, 62 or 100 miles.

MCW to host diabetes symposium May 15-16

April 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin will host the seventh annual Diabetes Symposium of Wisconsin May 15-16 at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee.

This day in MCW history – April 26

April 25 - On April 26, 1986, a catastrophic nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine.

Medical students recognized at national meeting for work on MCW’s Mini-Med School Day

April 24 - Roseanne Raphael and Brianna Wynne, both second-year medical students, were recognized during the national Student National Medical Association conference in Washington, D.C., for their work on the MCW Mini Medical School.

$1.02 million grant for spinal cord injury research

Apr 24 - Researchers in the Department of Neurosurgery have been awarded a four-year, $1.02 million grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Division to study diffusion MRI imaging as a method to prognosticate function in spinal cord injury patients.

Drive Fore a Cure Golf Outing on July 14 to benefit MCW cancer research

April 24 - The ninth annual Drive Fore a Cure Golf Outing will take place Monday, July 14, at the Westmoor Country Club in Brookfield, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.

Inaugural E. James Aiman, MD Endowed Lectureship to be held April 30

April 24 - The inaugural E. James Aiman, MD Endowed Lectureship is planned for Wednesday, April 30, in the MCW Health Research Center Auditorium.

Public comment sought on Wauwatosa’s plans for a roundabout at Swan/Discovery intersection

April 24 - The City of Wauwatosa has scheduled an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 29, to solicit comments on its plans to install a roundabout at the intersection of Swan Boulevard and Discovery Parkway. The meeting will be held in Wauwatosa City Hall, 7725 W. North Ave., and run from 4-7 p.m.

Vascular Access Symposium planned for May 15

April 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Department of Surgery is hosting the fourth annual Vascular Access Symposium on Thursday, May 15, in the MCW Alumni Center. The event targets medical professionals who work with end-stage renal disease patients to improve aspects of care related to patients’ dialysis access.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day offers chance to safely dispose of unwanted or unused pills

April 23 - Saturday, April 26, is National Drug Take-Back Day, which is a great opportunity to anonymously turn in unwanted or unused pills for safe disposal. The event is coordinated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and offers drop-off sites throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

Presentation to focus on using research to stop the heroin epidemic in Wisconsin

April 22 - The Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR) is hosting a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 6, on heroin use in Wisconsin and how research could play a role in stopping the epidemic. The event will run from 1-3:30 p.m. and include presentations from five experts as well as the panel discussion.

This day in MCW history – April 22

April 22 - On April 22, 1999, dedication ceremonies were held for the Medical College’s $36 million Health Research Center, a five-story structure that serves as the Medical College’s front door. It opened on Sept. 28, 1998.

Rock concert on May 10 to benefit MCW cancer research

April 22 - On Saturday, May 10, Shattered, a Rolling Stones tribute band, and Substitute, a tribute to The Who, will perform in a concert to benefit cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Tickets are $10, payable at the door the night of the event. Guests must be 21 years of age or older or accompanied by a legal guardian. The concert will take place at Shank Hall in Milwaukee.

This day in MCW history – April 18

April 18 - On April 18, 1991, the BloodCenter of Wisconsin dedicated its new Blood Research Institute, located next to the Medical College.

Lane closures around campus during the week of April 21

April 18 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of April 21, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

High school student mentored by Dr. Bosnjak and Jessica Olson honored for her research project

April 17 - Karina Schmidt, a junior from Divine Savior Holy Angels High School in Wauwatosa, won the Best in Fair award at the Badger State Science and Engineering Fair for a project she conducted under the guidance of Dr. Zeljko Bosnjak, Professor of Anesthesiology and Physiology, and Jessica Olson, a graduate student. As part of the award, Schmidt received a paid trip to Los Angeles to compete in an international science fair.

Fox Valley family medicine residency program restructured

April 16 - The Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program will transition from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to a consortium of healthcare institutions consisting of ThedaCare, Ministry Health Care (which includes Affinity Health System) and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Reporter who wrote series on MCW anatomy course nominated for Pulitzer Prize

April 16 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in the feature writing category for his series, The Course of Their Lives, which follows students participating in the Medical College of Wisconsin’s gross anatomy course.

Dr. Raymond to speak at St. Norbert College CEO breakfast

April 16 - John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, President and CEO of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), will present “Growing the Health Care Workforce Through Partnership and Innovation” as part of St. Norbert College’s CEO Breakfast and Strategy Series on Tuesday, April 29, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at F.K. Bemis International Center, on the St. Norbert College campus. Dr. Raymond is the last speaker in the 2013-14 series.

April is Autism Awareness Month

April 16 - The month of April is Autism Awareness Month, and April 2 was Autism Awareness Day. It is a good time to share general information about autism as well as information about MCW’s research and clinical efforts focused on autism.

Dr. Yvonne Chiu receives Dermatology Foundation Career Development Award

April 15 - Yvonne Chiu, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was awarded a three-year Pediatric Dermatology Career Development Award by the Dermatology Foundation at its annual meeting in Denver. She is one of only two people nationwide to receive that particular award, and it will be applied towards her project, Clinical and Genetic Investigations of Pediatric Morphea.

Dr. Colleen Lawton represents national organization at ESTRO 33 meeting in Vienna, Austria

April 15 - In her role as Chairman of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Colleen Lawton, MD, presented a Best of ASTRO symposium at the ESTRO 33 (European Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology) Conference held in Vienna, Austria, on April 4-8.

Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin recognized as a Level 4 center

April 15 - The MCW Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) has been recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

Event to honor 10th anniversary of the AHW endowment

April 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin is hosting an event on Thursday, May 8, to honor the 10th anniversary of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment. Looking Back, Moving Forward runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Milwaukee Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road in Brookfield.

Dr. Frank Pintar selected to be a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers

April 14 - Frank A Pintar, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery, was selected to be a Fellow in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) at the April SAE Congress meeting. SAE Fellowship is the highest level of membership bestowed by SAE International and is awarded to recognize outstanding engineering and scientific accomplishments by an individual that have resulted in meaningful advances in automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle technology.

Nationally renowned cancer disparities researcher Dr. Terrance Albrecht to speak on campus April 17

April 08 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center is hosting a special talk by Teri Albrecht, PhD, on Thursday, April 17, from 3-4 p.m. in the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Auditorium. Dr. Albrecht, who is Associate Center Director for Population Sciences and Leader of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, will give a presentation titled, Reducing Cancer Health Disparities through Community-Engaged Research.

Lane closures around campus during the week of April 14

April 11 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of April 14, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

MCW hosts “Our Community Commitment to the Next Generation of Physician Education” at UWGB

April 11 - On Wednesday, April 9, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) hosted a reception at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay Weidner Center to celebrate “Our Community Commitment to the Next Generation of Physician Education.” Several members of MCW’s Board of Trustees attended the event, and Mary Ellen Stanek, the incoming Chair of the Board of Trustees presented Governor Scott Walker and State Representative John Nygren with awards.

Student National Medical Association hosts its first Mini-Med School Day for high school students

April 11 - The Student National Medical Association, in partnership with the American Medical Association, Latino Medical Student Association, Family Medicine Student Association, and Wilderness Medical Society, hosted its first ever Mini-Med School Day for high school students on Friday, March 28. Approximately 40 high school students from the Milwaukee Academy of Science and Riverside University High School were invited to MCW to experience an afternoon of activities organized by the medical students.

National Public Health Week: Be the healthiest nation in one generation

April 11 - The American Public Health Association champions the health of all people and communities. The MCW Global Health Program is pleased to share a common interest to “strengthen the profession of public health; foster understanding, engagement and support for key public health issues; and directly influence public policy to improve global health.”

Can a cell phone app help women reduce their osteoporosis risk?

April 10 - Approximately one in two women over age 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis. Research shows that women can improve their bone health by having good nutrition, improving their balance, and regularly doing exercises that result in stronger bones, yet very few women regularly eat nutritious meals and do the types of activities that build bone. Much more needs to be learned about how to help people make and maintain health behavior change.

National Public Health Week: Eat Well

April 10 - The Mission of the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Wellness at Work Program is to create and maintain a workplace environment that encourages a healthy lifestyle and individual wellness of all employees. This is accomplished through an ongoing program involving health and fitness assessments, employee needs surveys, and customized educational programs and activities.

National Public Health Week: get out ahead

April 09 - Prevention is now a nationwide priority, and as the public health system evolves, there are more options than ever when it comes to preventive health measures. Public health and clinical health professionals must work collaboratively to help individuals identify and pursue the best preventative health options.

The 16th annual Women’s Health Conference planned for May 2

April 09 - The 16th annual Women’s Health Conference will be held on Friday May 2, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Rd. in Brookfield. This activity is intended for practitioners who provide care for women. This includes obstetricians, gynecologists, internists, family practitioners, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified nurse midwives and registered nurses.

Ride for the Arts with the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center on Sunday, June 1!

April 09 - The Milwaukee Regional Medical Center is the Volunteer Sponsor for this year’s UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite. The Ride for the Arts is not only a worthwhile fundraising event; it is also an iconic Milwaukee experience! We are very enthusiastic about getting people motivated to participate through riding or volunteering.

Dr. Beth Erickson receives Ulrich Henschke Award from American Brachytherapy Society

April 08 - Beth Erickson, MD, Professor of Radiation Oncology, received the Ulrich Henschke Award at the 2014 American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) annual meeting in San Diego. The Ulrich Henschke Award is the highest honor the American Brachytherapy Society can bestow on a practitioner of brachytherapy, awarded for contributions to the field of brachytherapy, the radiation therapy community, and to the ABS.

VPI joins local groups in recognizing National Youth Violence Prevention Week

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Violence Prevention Initiative aims to raise awareness of the issue of youth violence in local communities during National Youth Violence Prevention Week, which runs from April 7-13.

Complex abdominal hernia symposium planned for April 25

April 08 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is hosting the Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction and Inguinal Hernia Symposium on Friday, April 25, in Health Research Center room H1210. The event targets general surgeons, plastic surgeons and allied health professionals involved in the care of patients who require abdominal wall reconstruction.

Inaugural E. James Aiman, MD Endowed Lectureship to be held April 30

April 08 - The inaugural E. James Aiman, MD Endowed Lectureship is planned for Wednesday, April 30, in the MCW Health Research Center Auditorium. Helain Landy, MD, Chairman and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University, will give a presentation titled, Twin Pregnancies: An Update.

National Public Health Week - Don't Panic

April 08 - Public health professionals help communities withstand the impact of a natural or man-made disaster by planning ahead, acting as a source of information during the crisis and helping to mitigate the long- and short-term effects. Visit Be Ready (http://www.ready.gov/) to learn more about preparing for all disasters and hazards, including pandemic flu, infectious disease, natural disasters and other emergencies.

Governor Walker signs Cancer Treatment Fairness Act at Clinical Cancer Center

April 07 - On Thursday, April 4, with more than 300 patients, advocates, and members of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin communities in attendance at the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center, Governor Scott Walker signed the Cancer Treatment Fairness Act, Senate Bill 300, into law.

National Public Health Week: Be Healthy from the Start

April 07 - Public health starts at home. From family nutrition and maternal health to safety precautions and disaster preparedness, the first steps the community takes toward public health are in the comfort of their own home.

Deadline extended to submit posters for the June 6 MCW Cancer Center scientific retreat

April 07 - 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.

Emergency Medicine Research Forum planned for April 10

April 01 - The Department of Emergency Medicine is hosting the 22nd annual Emergency Medicine Research Forum on Thursday, April 10. The forum will be held in Kerrigan Auditorium and run from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lane closures around campus during the week of April 7

April 04 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of April 7, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Dr. Carl Junkerman, long-time faculty member and former Senior VP of Academic Affairs, dies March 2

April 02 - Charles Lee Junkerman, MD, a 44-year faculty member who served as Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Froedtert Hospital and Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of Bioethics, died March 26. He was 89 years old.

Wine dinner at The Capital Grille to benefit Medical College Cancer Center

April 02 -The Capital Grille in Milwaukee will host a wine dinner Sunday, April 27, to benefit cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cancer Center and the Peter K. Antaramian Fund for Cancer Research at MCW.

Two General Internal Medicine faculty receive awards

April 02 - Drs. Jeffrey Jackson and James Sebastian, both Professors of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), were recently honored by national organizations.

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).

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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