College News, April 2013
Archived Medical College of Wisconsin College News stories from April 2013.
Apr 29 - A collaborative team of physician-scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute has developed a new evidence-based, clinical algorithm to help physicians treat complex patients with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD).
Apr 29 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR) has received a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Mental Health to engage social networks of persons living with HIV in the former Soviet Union to support other people who are HIV positive.
Apr 26 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of April 29, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Apr 26 - he Medical College of Wisconsin and the other Milwaukee Regional Medical Center organizations ask you to take a few minutes to complete a short online survey on transportation and commuting to campus.
Apr 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin received a four-year, $1.5 million award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health to study the structure and function of enzymes involved in fatty acid oxidation.
Apr 24 - If your clinical practice/residency program includes caring for the elderly, there is an MCW Website that can help you find just-in-time answers to specific questions at the point of care. Geriatric Fast Facts, www.Geriatric-Fast-Facts.htm, addresses geriatric topics across medical specialties. The 1-2 page reports are concise and actionable—and free for distribution to learners and colleagues.
Apr 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR) will present a one-day conference, “Fronteras Y Barreras/Borders and Barriers: Addressing Latino Immigrant Experiences with Health, Healthcare, and HIV in the United States,” on Monday, May 13, at the Italian Community Center. Nationally-recognized experts will present recent research on issues facing Latino immigrants, and provide opportunities for attendees to discuss best practices for addressing these barriers.
Apr 24 - As a philosophy and healing practice, restorative practices bring people together when relationships are damaged by the specific actions of one or more people. These restorative practices are designed to develop common understanding between people and increase trust levels. The three fundamental goals are repair harm, restore relationships and build community.
Apr 23 - Jackson Katz, PhD, internationally known educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist, will give a free multimedia presentation on Wednesday, May 1, titled, Tough Guise: Violence, Media and the Crisis in Masculinity. The event will be held at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. E. Chicago St., and run from 8 – 11:30 a.m. It is sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) and Jewish Family Services.
Apr 23 - Two Department of Biochemistry students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences won honors for their poster presentations at the Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium. Subarna Bhattacharya, in Dr. Rebekah Gundry's lab, won first place, and Kurt Kolander, in Dr. Ravi Misra's lab, won second place.
Apr 23 - William B. Campbell, PhD, Chairman and Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, has received the 2013 Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation Award in Excellence in Pharmacology/Toxicology. The award honors scientists whose foundation grant helped launch exemplary careers in academia, industry, and government.
Apr 22 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) received a one-year, $8,000 award from the Health Resources and Services Administration to fund a new Public Health Traineeship program.
Apr 22 - The Bead&Button Show, the country’s largest consumer bead show, will be held in Milwaukee June 7-9. The show will feature the Bead Artists Against Breast Cancer silent and live auctions of beads, jewelry, books, and supplies, with one hundred percent of the funds raised donated to breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Apri 19 - The 15th annual Women’s Health Conference will be held on Friday, April 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S Moorland Rd, Brookfield. This activity is intended for practitioners who provide care for women. This would include obstetricians, gynecologists, internists, family practitioners, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified nurse midwives and registered nurses.
Apr 19 - Philip Redlich, MD, PhD, Gerald L. Schmitz, MD Professor in the Department of Surgery and Associate Dean for Curriculum, Jonathan S. Kurman, MD, MBA, an internal medicine resident, and Jessica Peterson, a second-year medical student, were elected to one-year terms on the Wisconsin Medical Society Board of Directors.
Apr 19 - Bryon D. Johnson, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology and Oncology) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been appointed to the Cancer Immunopathology and Immunotherapy Study Section, Center for Scientific Review. The study section reviews research proposals addressing immunologic therapies of cancer and antibody-based therapies as potential cancer treatments.
Apr 19 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of April 22, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Apr 19 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is hosting the Complex Abdominal Hernia Symposium on Friday, May 3, in the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center, Conference Room K. The event targets general surgeons, plastic surgeons and allied health professionals involved in the care of patients who require abdominal wall reconstruction.
Apr 18 - The Department of Ophthalmology is presenting the final Vision Science Distinguished Lecture of the 2012-2013 series on Monday, April 22, from 12-1 p.m. in the lower level of the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute. Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Research at the Shiley Eye Center at the University of California – San Diego, will give a presentation titled, Retinal Ganglion Cell Survival and Regeneration.
Apr 18 - The annual Eleanor Delfs, MD Lectureship for Pioneers will be held Wednesday, May 8, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the MCW Health Research Center Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and will feature Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, Founding Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions. Dr. Cottler will give a presentation titled, Community Engaged Research: The New Frontier.
Apr 18 - The annual Medical College of Wisconsin and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Endocrine Surgery Update is scheduled for Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, in The Medical College of Wisconsin Alumni Center.
Apr 17 - The Human and Molecular Genetics Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Friends for Research will hold the fifth annual golf fundraiser at the Legend at Brandybrook in Pewaukee on Monday, May 20.
Apr 17 - A group of motivated eighth grade students from Muskego visited MCW this week to make a donation to Dr. Mike McCrea and the Neuroscience Research Center. The students led two fundraisers over the winter aimed at supporting traumatic brain injury research.
Apr 17 - Madeline Streitz Pokorney, a student at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was honored with the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation’s prestigious 2013 Houghton Award on April 13 during the Wisconsin Medical Society’s annual meeting.
Apr 17 - Carol L. Williams, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, is one of seven individuals being honored by the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation with Champion in Women’s Health Awards on Saturday, May 4. Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation founder and president, Sue Ann Thompson, will present the awards at a luncheon from 11:30am – 1:30pm.
Apr 17 - Nikki Johnston, PhD, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Tina Samuels, Research Associate II in Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, and Clive Wells, Program Manager II in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, received the Broyles-Maloney Award for best original thesis at the annual meeting of the American Bronchoesophagological Association.
Apr 16 - Edsel Salvana, MD, Assistant Director and Assistant Professor of Research at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the National Institutes of Health in the Philippines, will be visiting the Medical College of Wisconsin on April 22-23 to tour the facilities and share his expertise on infectious diseases with faculty, staff and students. Dr. Salvana completed his residency in internal medicine at MCW in 2005.
Apr 15 - The Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) is hosting a workshop on transplants and cellular therapy for treatment of autoimmune disease on April 19-20 in the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center. The workshop is bringing more than 40 participants from several countries to discuss issues pertaining to building an outcomes database in this field, collaborative projects and how to improve patient access to transplantation.
Apr 15 - Donna K. Arnett, PhD, MSPH, president of the American Heart Association, will present cardiology grand rounds at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) on Wednesday, April 17, at 8 a.m. Dr. Arnett will discuss genomic and environmental factors in hypertension (high blood pressure) and left ventricular hypertrophy, a heart condition often triggered by uncontrolled blood pressure.
Apr 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $476,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study immune response to certain herpesviruses.
Apr 15 - More than 70 members of the Hmong community attended a free hepatitis B screening event at Pai Phongsavan, a local Hmong market, on Saturday, March 23. The screening event is part of the “Hepatitis B Screening and Awareness Campaign for the Milwaukee Hmong Community,” an ongoing project founded in 2012 by students of the Medical College of Wisconsin who are members of the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA).
Apr 12 - George F. Flynn, MD, a member of the Medical College of Wisconsin Board of Trustees from 1990-1996 and Emeritus Professor of Surgery, died April 10.
Apr 12 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of April 15, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Additional information about the Zoo interchange project and its impact on MCW and the campus can be found on the College’s Zoo interchange Web page.
Apr 12 - Calvin Williams, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of Pediatric Rheumatology, Pediatric Rheumatologist at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and member of Children's Specialty Group, has been appointed Chief Scientific Officer of Children's Research Institute (CRI).
Apr 12 - Stefan Schieke, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has received the Medical Dermatology Career Development Award from the Dermatology Foundation. He is the first dermatologist from MCW and one of two faculty members in the U.S. to be selected in this category for the prestigious award of the Dermatology Foundation in 2013.
Apr 11 - The Department of Transportation is receiving many comments related to traffic concerns in the Research Park. Please be assured that the DOT project team is listening to the concerns and working diligently to address congestion in the Research Park while still conducting safe construction operations.
Apr 11 - Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin are participating in the third national Cancer Prevention Study (CPS-3) of the American Cancer Society which is currently enrolling participants at locations around the state.
Apr 10 - Howard J. Jacob, PhD, Warren P. Knowles Professor and Chair of Genetics and Director of the Human and Molecular Genetics Center, and Kimberly Strong, PhD, Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities in the Institute for Health and Society, will participate in a Thursday, April 18 4th Street Forum panel discussion titled, From Genetics Testing to Genomic Mapping: Red Flag or Green Light? The panel will debate: It's an exciting time for genomic research and the possibility that each of us can discover our own DNA roadmap. But are their dangers too? What are the issues we should consider before moving ahead?
Apr 11 - Derrick Hall and Michelle Wenzel, both first-year medical students at the Medical College of Wisconsin, have been selected for the 2013 Summer Fellowship in Family Medicine & Medical Student Education. The fellowship is an eight week scholarly enrichment program supported by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration and the MCW Department of Family and Community Medicine.
Apr 10 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the mechanisms and agents influencing blood flow to the heart.
Apr 10 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI), the Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR) and the Milwaukee Chapter of the American Statistical Association are sponsoring a two-day R workshop on the advanced topics of Bioinformatics with Bioconductor and seamless R/C++ integration. The workshop will be on Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, in MCW’s Kerrigan Auditorium.
Apr 09 - A unique partnership is working to build the capacity of Wisconsin’s American Indian communities to improve cancer prevention and the health and quality of life of cancer patients and survivors.
Apr 08 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) invites the public to attend the 7th 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.
Apr 05 - John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, President and CEO, testified Thursday, April 4, at the Joint Finance Committee's public hearing on the state budget. Dr. Raymond testified in support of family medicine residency programs and capital funds to expand into the Green Bay area and Central Wisconsin.
Apr 05 - Members of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) community will be giving presentations at the National Council of University Research Administrator’s Region IV spring meeting, also known as Research Fest. The event will be held April 14-17 in Milwaukee at the Hyatt Downtown.
Apr 05 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of April 8, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Additional information about the Zoo interchange project and its impact on MCW and the campus can be found on the College’s Zoo interchange Web page.
Apr 05 - 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 12, in the MCW Kerrigan Auditorium. The event targets medical professionals who are involved with the practice of emergency general surgery, surgical critical care and trauma care.
Apr 04 - A partnership between the Medical College of Wisconsin and the United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee is working to increase healthy eating and physical activity for the city’s children.
Apr 02 - In addition to weekly updates on lane closures around campus, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has created a map that indicates where some of the longer-term construction efforts are taking place.
Apr 02 - Three Medical College of Wisconsin faculty members gave presentations at the 2013 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) Women Leaders Conference. The event was held March 15 and included a keynote address by Anita Hill, JD, Professor of Social Policy, Law and Women’s Studies at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management.
Apr 02 - Paula Traktman, PhD, Chair and Walter Schroeder Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Senior Associate Dean for Research Development, has been elected as a 2013 Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. She will receive her designation at a ceremony during the academy’s annual meeting in Denver.
Apr 02 - The 16th Wearable Art Show, organized by the Cedarburg Junior Woman's Club, will be held April 12 and 13 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 nearly $14,000 for breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.
Apr 02 - Kulwinder Dua, MD, has been invited to be the Director of the Advanced Live G.I. Endoscopy course to be held at Corporacian Medica Monte Sinai Hospital, University of Cuenca, Ecuador, in April, 2013. This year’s course will be focus on lectures and live procedures on stenting the GI tract and will cover esophageal, biliary, enteral and colon stenting.
Apr 02 - Children and adolescents with recurrent or progressive brain tumors will have an opportunity to participate in a new Phase 1 clinical trial conducted by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin investigating the safety of a novel brain cancer treatment.
Apr 01 -The Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin is sponsoring a Community Health Informatics Workshop on May 30 at the UWM School of Continuing Education. The keynote speaker, Seth Foldy, MD, MPH, is a physician and consultant on public health and health informatics.
Apr 01 - With April 15 just around the corner, Wisconsinites filing state income tax returns have an easy way to support cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin