College News, January 2013
Archived Medical College of Wisconsin College News stories from January 2013.
Feb 26 - The thirteenth annual Ridin’ for Research Spin-a-Thon will be held Sunday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the warehouse space of CrossFit 100, 6523 N. Sidney Place in Glendale.
Jan 31 - A collaborative research team established by the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) created a new tool and recommendations to improve the efficiency and quality of multi-center clinical trials.
Jan 30 - A total of 458 Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) faculty physicians, representing 63 specialties, are listed on the Best Doctors in America 2013-2014 database. The information, compiled by Best Doctors, Inc., includes more physicians from MCW than any other group practice or institution in Wisconsin.
Jan 30 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology, Interim Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Executive Director and Designated Institutional Official of Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH), and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Accreditation, has been named Vice-Chair of the 13-member Wisconsin Medical Examining Board (MEB). It is a one-year term.
Jan 30 - On Jan. 26, John A. Weigelt, MD, Milton & Lidy Lunda/Charles Aprahamian Professor of Trauma, Professor of Surgery, and Chief of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery, participated in a National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin (NKFW) ballroom dance competition. The Medical College of Wisconsin won the Kidney Foundation’s Spotlight on Life award for receiving the most votes during the event.
Jan. 29 - Registration is now open for the next Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP) educational opportunity, entitled, Community & Academic Partnerships: Learning from the Past, Focusing on the Future, to be held Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West in Wauwatosa.
Jan 29 - What are some of the health care issues facing the African American Community? What is being done to address these issues in Milwaukee? Join us as we welcome a panel of speakers to share their insights and perspectives on questions like these on Wednesday Feb. 6, from 12-1 p.m. in the Froedtert Hospital Halfaer Auditorium.
Jan 29 - The fourth annual Louis F. Jermain M.D. Memorial Lectureship will be held Friday, Feb. 15, at 8 a.m., in conjunction with the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. Amir K. Jaffer, MD, MBA, Professor of Medicine and the Senior Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medicine and the Assistant Chief Medical Officer at Rush University Medical Center, will give a presentation titled, Perioperative Management of Old and New Antithrombotic Therapies for Non-Cardiac Surgery.
Jan 28 - Joseph Battocletti, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery, passed away Jan. 22. He was 87 years old. Dr. Battocletti still came to his office at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center almost daily.
Jan 25 - Beginning in late January, road construction will affect travel routes to MCW and the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (MRMC) campus – impacting patients, faculty, staff, students and residents. Construction is occurring on major streets near the campus so that these thoroughfares can serve additional traffic when the Zoo Interchange construction begins in 2015.
Jan 25 - The first major freeway closures are set for the Zoo Interchange reconstruction project. Starting at 12:01 Thursday, Jan. 24, contractors will conduct preparatory work to demolish the WIS 59 (Greenfield Avenue) bridge over I-894/US 45. Demolition is scheduled this weekend.
Jan 25 - Jeffrey Miller, DNP, APNP, in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, was recently appointed by Gov. Scott Walker to the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing. He began serving on the board in September.
Jan 23 - Fouza Yusuf, Program Coordinator for the Center for Clinical Effectiveness Research (CCER), was one of 35 participants selected by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to test a pilot process to prioritize specific research questions.
Jan 23 - Carlyle Chan, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine as well as Bioethics and Medical Humanities in the Institute for Health and Society, was elected Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
Jan 22 - A collaborative research team including a Medical College of Wisconsin pediatric neuropathologist successfully mitigated some of the effects of a muscular disease by using a new targeted enzyme replacement therapy strategy from 4s3 Bioscience.
Jan 21 - I am pleased to announce the appointment of Robert J. Havlik, MD, as Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Havlik currently serves as Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, James J. Harbaugh, Jr. Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. He also serves as Chief of Plastic Surgery, Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery Program and Director of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.
Jan 18 - John A. Weigelt, MD, Milton & Lidy Lunda/Charles Aprahamian Professor of Trauma, Professor of Surgery, and Chief of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery, will be in the spotlight on Saturday, Jan. 26, participating in a National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin (NKFW) ballroom dance competition to pay tribute to the second chances that are made possible through the miracle of transplantation and the gift of organ donation. The event has been organized by the NKFW to promote awareness of Wisconsin’s new online donor registry (www.YesIWillWisconsin.com).
Jan 18 - In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Marquette University School of Medicine (MUSM), the Medical College of Wisconsin is running a series of stories and hosting various events the week of Jan. 14-18. The Marquette University School of Medicine was formed on Jan. 14, 1913, and, in 1970, became the Medical College of Wisconsin, and its founding is an important milestone in MCW’s history.
Jan. 18 - The third annual Louis F. Jermain M.D. Memorial Lectureship will be held Friday, Feb. 15, at 8 a.m., in conjunction with the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. Amir K. Jaffer, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Division Chief of Hospital Medicine at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, is the visiting professor.
Jan. 17 - In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Marquette University School of Medicine (MUSM), the Medical College of Wisconsin is running a series of stories and hosting various events the week of Jan. 14-18. The Marquette University School of Medicine was formed on Jan. 14, 1913, and, in 1970, became the Medical College of Wisconsin, and its founding is an important milestone in MCW’s history.
Jan. 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s 26th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration will be held Monday, Jan. 21, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. in the Health Research Center (HRC) Auditorium. The event will include a keynote address from Robert L. Satcher, Jr., MD, PhD, Orthopaedic Surgeon in Oncology, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Jan. 17 - Fourth grade students at St. Matthias Parish School in Milwaukee will learn how to turn their creative ideas into patentable inventions, with the help of experts from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Jan. 16 - Prior to 1968, alumni received their MD degrees from the Marquette University School of Medicine, which later became the Medical College of Wisconsin. Many alumni from the Marquette era have led distinguished careers in medicine. Some of the most recognizable include:
Jan. 15 - A cake-cutting was held Monday, Jan. 14, to kick off the week-long 100th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Marquette University School of Medicine. The cake was cut by John R. Raymond, Sr. MD, MCW President and CEO, Dr. Margaret Callahan, Dean of the Marquette University School of Nursing, and Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Marquette University Graduate School. Also helping was Monica Stout, a second-year MCW medical student who received her undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences from
Jan. 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s predecessor, the Marquette University School of Medicine, created a rich heritage from 1913 to 1967. The deep roots from those foundational years in the Medical College’s history continue to flourish today through a multitude of collaborations that engage Marquette and Medical College faculty and staff alike.
Jan. 14 - One hundred years ago, on Jan. 14, 1913, a major milestone occurred in the history of medicine in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. On that day, the Marquette University School of Medicine was founded through the merger of the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons, MCW’s founding institution, and the Medical Department of Marquette University / Milwaukee Medical College.
Jan. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin was ranked 42nd among the nation’s 136 medical schools receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) research and training support in FY 12 (2011-12). This is the highest rank the Medical College of Wisconsin has received in more than ten years.
Jan. 10 - In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Marquette University School of Medicine (MUSM), the Medical College of Wisconsin is running a series of stories and hosting various events the week of Jan. 14-18. The celebration includes an anniversary cake cutting, which will be held outside the College cafeteria on Monday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. The cake will be cut by John R. Raymond, Sr. MD, MCW President and CEO, Dr. Margaret Callahan, Dean of the Marquette University School of Nursing, and Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Marquette University Graduate School. All faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (or until the cake runs out) for a piece of cake to commemorate this important milestone in MCW’s history.
Jan. 09 - The Medical College of Wisconsin invites faculty, staff, students, community stakeholders and the broader public to provide suggestions and input on the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) 2014-2018 Five-Year Plan. The online public input survey takes approximately five minutes to complete and can be accessed through AHW’s Five-Year Plan Web page.
Jan. 07 - Starkey D. Davis, MD, a pediatric infectious disease specialist and the former Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin, died Dec. 27, at the Lutheran Home in Wauwatosa following a prolonged illness. Dr. Davis was a Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatrician-in-Chief at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Jan. 04 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s 26th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration will be held Monday, Jan. 21, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. in the Health Research Center (HRC) Auditorium.
Jan. 04 - The fifth annual Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, at AMF Bowlero, 11737 W. Burleigh. All proceeds from the event will be donated to The Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center to benefit cancer research.
Jan. 03 - The Celebrating Brad Foundation will exhibit a special collection of art on the second floor of the Swig restaurant, 217 N. Broadway, on Jan. 18 and 19 as part of Gallery Night. Artists will display a variety of work in mixed media/collage, photography, graphic design, watercolor, oil painting, and various type of screen prints (monotypes, lithography).