College News, July 2013
Archived Medical College of Wisconsin College News stories from July 2013.
Jul 29 - Medical College of Wisconsin medical students will compete against dental students from the Marquette University School of Dentistry at the seventh annual "Thriller at Miller" on Saturday, Aug. 3.
Jul 29 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Accreditation, and a Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been elected chairman of the State of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board.
July 26 - Gerald J. Harris, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery, has been named a Contributing Editor of JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. His term began July 1.
July 26 - A list of lane closures around campus the week of July 29, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
July 26 - Did you know? The Zoo Interchange Freeway is one of Wisconsin's oldest interstate interchanges and is currently the busiest interchange in the state. Much progress is being made on the roadways around our campus as part of the Zoo Interchange project. This coming week marks a milestone with a couple of lengthy closures reopening to the public.
July 26 - William Jackson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, has been named Associate Editor for the Landes Bioscience Journal, Autophagy.
July 26 - Ricardo Diaz has accepted an appointment to serve on the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Board of Trustees. Diaz currently serves as the Executive Director for the United Community Center (UCC), a comprehensive social service agency serving Milwaukee area Latinos.
July 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a one year, $360,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study the ways in which polioviruses replicate and become infectious.
July 23 - Thomas Hammeke, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, was presented with the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology’s (AACN) Distinguished Neuropsychologist Award at the Academy’s annual conference.
July 23 - Mark McNally, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, was selected to be the first Faculty Advisor for Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin's (AHW) Research and Education Program. He will focus his efforts on working collaboratively with Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) faculty to develop applications for AHW Research and Education Program funding and to augment the program's evaluation processes.
Jul 22 - John P. Klein, PhD, Professor and Director of the Division of Biostatistics at the Medical College since 1993, died July 20 at age of 62.
Jul 22 - Michael McCrea, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of Brain Injury Research at MCW, and Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, Director of North Carolina’s Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center, were awarded a $399,999 grant from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to conduct a potentially groundbreaking study examining the long-term effects of head injuries in college athletes.
Jul 22 - The Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center will join a consortium that is investigating the development of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiation therapy system.
Jul 19 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study the pathogenesis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium that is intrinsically resistant to antimicrobials, and that is difficult to treat.
Jul 19 - Scott Terhune, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center, will give the 2013 Priscilla Ann Schaffer Lecture, a keynote presentation at the upcoming International Herpesvirus Workshop in Grand Rapids, Mich., Dr. Terhune’s presentation is entitled, Enhancing Antiviral Efficacy against HCMV by Perturbing Cellular Pathways.
Jul 19 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 22, 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.
Jul 17 - The 14th annual Sam Memorial Walk/Run will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, at St. Agnes Parish, 12801 W. Fairmount, in Butler. Check-in begins at 9:15 a.m. for the 10 a.m. event. Participants can choose to run or walk the two-mile course through the streets of Butler, beginning and ending at St. Agnes. The cost is $15 for individuals or$40 for families.
Jul 17- The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in conjunction with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital, was the first in the nation to launch a genomic medicine clinic, and to offer whole genome sequencing clinically to patients on “diagnostic odysseys.”
Jul 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin received a grant of $110,000 from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of blinding diseases. The research will be directed by Dale K. Heuer, MD, Chairman and Professor of Ophthalmology.
Jul 15 - 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.
Jul 15 - Julian H. Lombard, PhD, Professor of Physiology, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Eugene M. Landis Research Award, established by the Microcirculatory Society in 1969 to recognize an outstanding investigator in the field of microcirculation.
Jul 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five year, $670,000 grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study the immune response believed responsible for the link between respiratory viral infections and the development of asthma.
Jul 12 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 15, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Jul 10 - Kevin Regner, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology), has been appointed Interim Chief of Nephrology by Roy L. Silverstein, MD, the John and Linda Mellowes Professor and Chairman of Medicine. Dr. Regner will begin in his new position on July 15, and a national search for a permanent Chief of Nephrology will be launched later this summer.
Jul 10 - “Rock Cancer,” the Spierings Cancer Foundation’s annual fundraiser and day-long celebration of rock music and family fun, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Doyle Park in Little Chute. The music begins at 1 p.m. and continues until midnight. Many area bands are scheduled to perform, including Homemade Brew, Straight Chuters, The Bomb, Adams Way, and Half Empty.
Jul 10 - The 8th annual Beat Breast Cancer Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17, 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.
Jul 09 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four year, $300,000 grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation to study retinopathy in premature infants.
Jul 09 - Waukesha County teachers return to classrooms this week for a special teachers institute at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center. The teachers, who focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) will immerse themselves in the world of protein science in an intense one-week course taught by faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, and the center’s staff.
Jul 09 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study graft versus host disease (GVHD), the major complication associated with bone marrow transplants.
Jul 09 - The Medical College’s Family Medicine Student Association (FMSA) was one of 17 programs nationwide to receive the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) 2013 Program of Excellence Award for its efforts to generate interest in family medicine.
Jul 08 - Patricia Donohoue, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology, was invited by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) leadership to serve on the ABP Sub board of Pediatric Endocrinology. Dr. Donohoue will serve a six-year term.
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Jul 05 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 8, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Jul 05 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Anesthesia Simulation Program has achieved the endorsement of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. MCW joins an elite, nationwide group of 34 currently endorsed centers maintaining this distinction.
Jul 05 - The planned road closure schedule on the roads surrounding the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus kicks into high gear in July and August. In the crossfire are Glenview Avenue & Wisconsin Avenue, Hwy 100 (Mayfair Road) & Bluemound Road and Hwy 100 and Watertown Plank Road. Below is a summary of the work that will occur and the recommended travel alternatives. A construction map (PDF) provides additional detail.
Jul 05 - The Eighth annual Drive Fore a Cure Golf Outing will take place on Monday, July 22, at the Westmoor Country Club in Brookfield, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds from this event will support hematologic malignancy (blood cancer) research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, including the work of Parameswaran Hari, MD, Clinical Director of the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Program and Associate Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology.
Jul 02 - Governor Scott Walker signed the $70 billion biennial budget bill into law on Sunday, June 30, and graciously invited the Medical College of Wisconsin to attend the bill signing. The Medical College of Wisconsin is deeply appreciative of the significant investments Governor Walker and the Legislature are dedicating toward medical education & training over the next two years.
Jul 02 - La Causa, Inc. received funding from the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP) in 2009 to implement a school-based mental health program focused on helping students deal with the serious traumas they had experienced in their young lives.
Jul 02 - The Injury Research Center (IRC) at the Medical College of Wisconsin is pleased to announce that Brooke Lerner, PhD, will assume the role of Deputy Director of the IRC. Dr. Lerner is an injury epidemiologist and a former EMS field provider who has dedicated her career to improving prehospital care through research.
Jul 02 - The 20th annual Don & Ruth Falevsky Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, July 20, 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.
Jul 02 - On June 21, the Medical College of Wisconsin Board of Trustees approved a change in venue for the Wausau location of the MCW’s community medical education program serving Central Wisconsin.
Jul 01 - 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 a protein associated with thrombosis, or blood clots. Thrombosis is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States.
Jul 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.
Jul 01 - The Froedtert Hospital Trauma Program has been successfully re-verified as a Level 1 Adult Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.