College News, June 2013
Archived Medical College of Wisconsin College News stories from June 2013.
Jun 28 - WIS 100 Northbound and Southbound is closed this morning from Greenfield Avenue to Bluemound Road due to a traffic incident. All ramps at WIS 100 and I-94 interchange are also closed at this time. The closure is anticipated to continue for approximately 4 hours as crews work to repair a power line that was damaged during the incident. Motorists are advised to use US45 to get around the closure.
June 28 - WIS 100 Northbound and Southbound is closed this morning from Greenfield Avenue to Bluemound Road due to a traffic incident. All ramps at WIS 100 and I-94 interchange are also closed at this time. The closure is anticipated to continue for approximately 4 hours as crews work to repair a power line that was damaged during the incident. Motorists are advised to use US45 to get around the closure.
Jun 28 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 1, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Jun 27 - Roy Silverstein, MD, and colleagues at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, are conducting research to identify how two proteins (thrombospondin-1 TSR and CD36 CLESH) that inhibit angiogenesis interact on a molecular level. This work, including a cover picture of a molecular model of the interaction, was published online ahead of the July 2013 issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.
Jun 27 - L. Tugan Muftuler, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, edited Quantifying Morphology and Physiology of the Human Body Using MRI, which was published in May by Taylor & Francis.
Jun 27 - Daisy Sahoo, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition), has been awarded the Department of Medicine’s 2013 Daniel McCarty Award for Research Excellence. This award, named for Dr. Daniel McCarty, the 4th MCW Chair of Medicine (1974-1989), is presented to an Assistant Professor or early Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine who demonstrates significant research accomplishment and who shows promise of leadership and mentorship.
Jun 26 - The timeframe on the lane closures scheduled this week on Watertown Plank Road between 92nd Street and 97th Street for storm sewer work will extended each day and the full roadway will only be open for the morning peak traffic, 6 to 9 a.m. It was original reported that some lanes would be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but the lane that are closed will now remain closed until 6 p.m.
Jun 26 - Judy E. Kim, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, has been appointed to the editorial board of JAMA Ophthalmology. Her term begins July 1, 2013.
Jun 25 - On June 25, 2012, the Medical College 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.
Jun 25 - MCW cancer researcher Carol L. Williams, PhD, and her research team have identified a way to block receptors that might be responsible for signaling lung, breast, and pancreatic cancer metastasis. This work, including a cover picture of cancer cells moving away from each other when the receptors are active, was published in the May 28th issue of Science Signaling.
Jun 25 - This past year, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) helped provide work training and experience to two young adults with disabilities through Project SEARCH, a collaborative effort between Easter Seals, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and local schools. The one-year transition program offers participants the chance to learn marketable, transferrable and competitive workplace skills they can use to find employment within the community.
Jun 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop the use of an ACE inhibitor, lisinopril, to mitigate radiation injuries in multiple organs.
Jun 24 - Investigators in the Women’s Health Research Program will have the opportunity to compete for seed funding for new research projects, thanks to a $100,000 grant the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) recently received from The Hearst Foundation, Inc. The grant establishes the William Randolph Hearst Award in Women’s Health Research at MCW, which will be used to support promising research to improve the health and well-being of women.
Jun 21 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of June 24, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Jun 19 - Diapocynin, a synthetic molecule derived from a naturally occurring compound (apocynin), has been found to protect neurobehavioral function in mice with Parkinson’s disease symptoms by preventing deficits in motor coordination.
Jun 17 - A family that has been affected by cancer several times over is making significant contributions to the advancement of more effective therapies for ovarian cancer at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Gifts from the William and Sandy Heitz Family Foundation totaling $250,000 are creating the William and Sandy Heitz Endowed Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
Jun 17 - The Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation has donated $100,000 to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) to provide extraordinary learning opportunities for minority high school youth who have an interest in pursuing a career in science or medicine. The gift supports two pipeline programs at MCW: Apprenticeship in Medicine (AIM) and Research Opportunity for Academic Development in Science (ROADS).
Jun 14 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of June 17, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Jun 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin STAR Center is participating in the Windows into Wauwatosa (PDF) event on Saturday, June 22, and will be offering free tours to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jun 13 - Robert E. Dedmon, MD, MPH, Clinical Professor in the Institute for Health and Society, recently retired from active participation on the MCW faculty. Since 1991, he has served as a guest lecturer for different areas of the College, including the Masters in Public Health (MPH) program and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin.
Jun 13 - Ashraf El-Meanawy, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was awarded the Featured New Investigator Award by the Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research at the organization’s annual meeting in April.
Jun 12 - A well-established fundraiser that allows participants to test-drive the car of their dreams began a new chapter in 2012, the first year that proceeds were donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cancer Center. The Bergstrom Corporation’s Drive for a Cure raised more than $50,000 for breast cancer research at MCW last year, and the partnership will continue with this summer’s event.
Jun 11 - Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin are one of 19 transplant centers in the country involved in the world’s second largest kidney chain in history. On June 6, 2013, the National Kidney Registry announced the successful completion of Chain 221, which involved 56 participants (28 donors and 28 recipients.) A Racine man was the sickest of the 28 transplant patients in the chain.
Jun 11 - The Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a Science Café at the Milwaukee Public Library’s Central location Tuesday, June 18, from 6-7:30 p.m. The theme of the café is “Breast Cancer Screening and Preventive Health,” and the featured speaker is Alonzo Walker, MD, the Ruth Teske Professor in Surgical Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and a surgical oncologist practicing at Froedtert Hospital.
Jun 11 - Project ADAM™ (Automated Defibrillators in Adam’s Memory) announced that 71 lives have been saved since it was founded in 1999. Project ADAM is a Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin program that helps schools throughout the nation prepare for and respond to cardiac emergencies. Stuart Berger, MD, Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) at the Medical College of Wisconsin, is Medical Director of the program.
Jun 11 - In appreciation for the care he received at the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Eye Institute, Charles F. Hofbauer established a planned gift known as a charitable remainder unitrust in 1996 to support retinal disease research. When he died in November 2012, the unitrust resulted in a donation of nearly $100,000 that will provide funding to faculty ophthalmologist Judy E. Kim, MD, for her diabetic retinopathy research and to the Eye Institute’s retinal research team.
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Jun 07 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of June 10, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Jun 07 - Celebrate Father’s Day weekend and the final days of the 2013 WBCS Showhouse for a Cure by turning your ugliest tie into support for prostate cancer research at MCW.
Jun 07 - Students from Honey Creek Elementary School in Milwaukee took their science class on the road to the Medical College of Wisconsin this week for hands-on experience with some of the highest tech tools on campus.
Jun 06 - Two researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and an investigator at BloodCenter of Wisconsin’s Blood Research Institute, have received one-year, $50,000 grants from WBCS, Inc., to study breast cancer.
Jun 06 - A team from the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and their collaborators in Pavia, Italy, published a paper in the June 2013 issue of the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on the benefits of offering residents a global integrative medicine rotation.
June 05 - The Medical College of Wisconsin received a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to fund an investigation of the role of immune cells in the development of hypertension and kidney disease.
June 04 - The 15th 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 22, at the Blue Mound Golf and Country Club in Wauwatosa.
June 04 - A charitable fund with a history of helping the visually impaired is providing $100,000 to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Eye Institute to further develop a research program that is turning new discoveries into improved treatments for patients. The grant from the Catherine and Walter Lindsay Foundation Fund at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation is supporting the Advanced Ocular Imaging Program (AOIP), which the Fund’s previous generosity helped establish at MCW.
June 04 - James Sanders, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, has received a Fulbright grant to travel and work in Zambia for one year beginning in August.
June 03 - The A.O. Smith Foundation has made a substantial donation to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) that will be invested in the encouraging research of young investigators in the Cardiovascular Center (CVC). The CVC will use this gift as a source of seed funding, so called because it cultivates the growth of scientific projects beginning in their earliest and most critical stages.
June 03 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Accreditation and Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been named a board member of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
June 03 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) applauded the Joint Finance Committee’s (JFC) bipartisan 16-0 vote May 30 to invest an additional $1.76 million toward 12 new family medicine residency positions within the MCW’s Family Medicine Residency Training Program. The JFC also provided $500,000 to begin developing a new family medicine residency program in northeast Wisconsin – where none currently exists.