College News, August 2013
Archived Medical College of Wisconsin College News stories from August 2013.
Aug 30 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Neuroscience Center Advisory Board has added five community and business leaders to its membership. The goal of the board is to support basic and clinical research that will enhance understanding of brain function and improve the ability to treat neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders, and brain and spinal cord injury.
Aug 30 - Philip Clifford PhD, Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and colleagues from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the University of California San Francisco, won the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Award for Innovative Institutional Partnerships in Research and Research-focused Training for an interactive career planning tool they developed.
Aug 30 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 2, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Aug 29 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four year, $1.07 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to evaluate new non-invasive methods to detect lung injury.
Aug 28 - When Ray* went to fill his prescription after being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, he learned that the pills cost $400 a month. Ray, like many who cannot afford their medicine, found his hope for better health slipping away like the memory of a pleasant dream.
Aug. 27 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two year, $168,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study how proximity to a pediatric trauma center impacts outcomes in children with traumatic injuries.
Aug. 27 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have developed a new bioinformatics software tool designed to more easily identify genetic mutations responsible for cancers.
Aug 27 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will host a one-day workshop on autonomic disorders on Friday, Sept. 6, at the Sheraton Brookfield in Brookfield, Wis. The conference is expected to attract primary care practitioners, neurologists, and allied health care professionals.
Aug 26 - Earlier this month, the Department of Emergency Medicine hosted a memorial service in honor of Dr. Carrie Falk, who died July 14 from metastatic melanoma at age 31. More than 100 faculty, residents and staff attended in addition to Dr. Falk’s family.
Aug 26 - I am pleased to name Brenda Brito as interim Associate Director of Administration for the Cancer Center. Brenda is the Business Manager for the Cancer Center and Clinical Trials Office and was previously the Department Administrator for Pharmacology & Toxicology and the Neuroscience Research Center. She has directed the financial and business aspects of the MCW Cancer Center since 2009.
Aug 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a $1.45 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Heart, Lung, and Blood Institutes supporting research investigating the neural control of respiration.
Aug. 23 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Aug. 26, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Aug. 22 - The Medical College’s Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin, in collaboration with the Department of Emergency Medicine, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Health, are hosting a one-day conference on Wednesday, Sept. 18, to expand dialogue on advancing community resilience in preparation for possible future disasters which have been common in this region and state.
Aug. 22 - The Medical College of Wisconsin lost an outstanding faculty member when Marshall Dunning passed away August 20, 2013.
Aug 21 - Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology) and Chief of Endocrine Surgery, contributed an article to the summer issue of GWIMS Watch, a publication of the Association of American Medical College’s Group on Women in Medicine and Science.
Aug 21 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to study the development of psoriasis, and to evaluate molecules that have the potential to prevent psoriatic symptoms and that could be models for drug development.
Aug 20 - The Protect the Package© golf outing will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Scenic View Golf Course Club in Slinger, Wisconsin, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will support basic science research efforts in prostate and other men’s cancers at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.
Aug 20 - For the first time, researchers have documented irregular brain activity within the first 24 hours of a concussive injury, as well as an increased level of brain activity weeks later—suggesting that the brain may compensate for the injury during the recovery time.
Aug 20 - The 7th annual Community Engagement in Research (CEnR) Conference is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Harley-Davidson Museum. ® Titled, Community & Academic Partnerships: Learning from the Past, Building for the Future, this educational conference is aimed at academic and community members interested in learning more about community engaged research (CER).
Aug 19 - The Rock River Cancer Research Foundation is planning two upcoming events to benefit the MCW Cancer Center – a bowling fundraiser on Sunday, Aug. 25, and a $1 donation from every hamburger sold at Sobelmanns Pub ‘n Grill on Friday, Aug. 30.
Aug 16 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Aug. 19, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Aug 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study how anesthesia works to suppress consciousness, and how consciousness returns.
Aug 14 - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited the Medical College of Wisconsin on Tuesday, Aug. 13, to announce new legislation, The Next Generation Act, which would create an initiative within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve opportunities for young researchers. As part of her visit, she met with MCW administration, faculty, and students.
Aug 13 - Kalmbach Publishing Company will present a check for approximately $18,000 for breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin on Aug. 22.
Aug 09 - The roadways and intersections that surround us serve as a critical path from the busy highways and intersection that lead to this campus. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has recently completed several projects that will support the traffic flow to and from our organizations once the closure of Watertown Plank Road and US45 interchange occurs, currently scheduled for January 6, 2014. Our attention will now begin to focus on the detour routes available to best access the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus.
Aug 12 - Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin have been elevated to full membership in the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG), a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded cooperative cancer research group. This promotion from provisional membership is due, in part, to a substantial increase in patients enrolled in studies and a very positive GOG audit of our facilities and programs, and allows the Froedtert & The Medical College program to more fully participate in GOG-sponsored clinical trials focused on gynecologic malignancies.
Aug 09 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Aug. 12, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Aug 09 - The Medical College of Wisconsin is ranked the 22nd best medical school in the country in a recent Graduateprograms.com national survey of current and former medical students. The survey explored 15 ranking categories including academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.
Aug 09 - The annual LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament to benefit the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Digestive Disease Center will be held Monday, Aug. 19, at the Wisconsin Country Club at 6200 W. Good Hope Road in Milwaukee.
Aug 08 - Seven Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) faculty with global health partnerships in education, research, patient care, and community engagement were awarded funding from the Institute for Health and Society Global Health Program through quasi endowment and discretionary funds.
Aug 08 - The Medical College of Wisconsin received a three-year, $1.3 million award from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to improve the rates of childhood immunization in Milwaukee neighborhoods in which there are significant disparities in immunization coverage.
Aug 07 - On Friday, Aug. 16, and Saturday, Aug. 17, Bergstrom Automotive in Appleton will host Drive for a Cure, a two-day event to support breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. From 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on both days, a special fleet of 100 Bergstrom vehicles including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Volvo, Land Rover, Acura, Audi, MINI, Infiniti, and Fiat will be available to test drive on a 12-mile course. For each mile driven, Bergstrom Automotive will donate $1 to breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.
Aug 07 - The 8th annual Judie Bernarde Cancer Golf Outing for Cancer Research will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Edgewater Golf Club in Grafton. Registration and a self-serve lunch begin at 11 a.m. followed by a 1 p.m. tee-off. Proceeds from the event will support breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.
Aug 06 - VisualDx is a unique mobile and desktop application for diagnostic accuracy, patient engagement, and medical education. This powerful tool features more than 25,000 medical images and specialist-level knowledge to help diagnose, treat, and manage more than 1,200 visually identifiable diseases, drug reactions, and infections.
Aug 02 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Aug. 5, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Aug 01 - A team of MCW faculty and staff participated in the July 28 Tri-ing for Children’s triathlon at Ottawa Lake in South Kettle Moraine Forest. The event raised money for Tri-ing for Children’s Inc., which supports children’s hospitals including Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.