College News, May 2013
Archived Medical College of Wisconsin College News stories from May 2013.
May 31 - Zoo Interchange update and list of lane closures around campus the week of June 3, 2013.
May 30 - Since 1998, Boston Store and its parent company, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., have teamed up with their own customers to raise money for breast cancer research. In Milwaukee, Boston Store’s fundraising events have led to nearly $700,000 in donations to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). This year alone, the events raised $17,700 with $15,600 resulting from October Pink Shop sales and the Charge Against Breast Cancer initiative, and the remainder coming from the Cut-A-Thon.
May 30 - The 17th annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run/Walk raised a record $36,000 for heart disease research on Feb. 16. With 900 people lacing up to participate, the Run/Walk continued its promotion of heart-healthy lifestyles and its support of the Medical College of Wisconsin Cardiovascular Center.
May 30 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Human and Molecular Genetics Center recently became the first in the world to offer complete whole genome sequencing (WGS), from patient consent through the return of clinical results, to patients worldwide.
May 29 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Neuroscience Center will present the first annual Park Dinner for Parkinson’s disease and neuroscience research on Sunday, June 23, in Greendale, Wis.
May 28 - Two members of Dr. Kathleen Schmainda’s lab recently received awards at the annual meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.
May 28 - Entering her second year as Chairperson and fourth year with the organization, Kadie M. Jelenchick was fully prepared to work with the talented designers and contractors who bring the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse to life. She did not anticipate they would be working on her house, but a sign of good leadership is the ability to adapt.
May 28 - Amy Yam, a third-year medical student, is hosting a fundraiser on Thursday, May 30, at Arte Wine and Painting Studio to support her scholarly project through the Global Health Pathways program. Yam created a non-profit organization called Voces y Manos ("Voices and Hands") that supports youth leadership and community health in rural Guatemala.
May 28 - On May 20th, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) celebrated its 120th year of medical education with a reception on campus. As part of the event, T. Michael Bolger, JD, President Emeritus, hosted a special presentation. A video of that presentation is now available.
May 24 - 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. Milwaukee Regional Medical Center remains accessible from all directions the week of May 27th. Due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend, there are no scheduled Zoo Interchange traffic restrictions in effect beginning noon Friday – Monday.
May 23 - Timnit Tekeste, a first-year MCW medical student, has been selected to receive a national Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) grant from the American Federation for Aging Research to perform summer research in geriatrics.
May 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Program in Genomics and Ethics will offer the first annual Genomics & Ethics Symposium on Thursday, June 6, at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West in Wauwatosa.
May 22 - In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin is creating a series of stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of May. The stories highlight MCW programs that address health problems that impact Asian-Pacific populations disproportionately.
May 22 - The 12th annual Sam Memorial Golf Outing is scheduled for Saturday, June 22, at the Scenic View Country Club, 4415 Club Drive in Slinger. This tournament is held in memory of Sam Beres, who lost his battle with leukemia in April 2000, at the age of six. Funds raised through this event benefit hematologic oncology research conducted in the laboratory of David A. Margolis, MD, Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology and Oncology).
May 21 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) celebrated its 120th year of medical education on Monday, May 20, with a reception on campus. The event included a special presentation hosted by T. Michael Bolger, JD, President Emeritus, and a cake cutting ceremony.
May 21 - WBCS, Inc. is inviting individuals—men, women and young people—to contribute their time, talent, and financial gifts to help support its mission to advance early-stage breast cancer and prostate cancer research. An all-volunteer organization, WBCS has donated more than $4.75 million to breast cancer and prostate cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center and to support its endowed professorship of breast cancer research.
May 21 - Hope Springs Eternal: WBCS Racing for Research at MCW is a fun run and walk scheduled for Saturday, June 8, at Lake Park in Milwaukee. All proceeds from the event, now in its second year, go to WBCS, Inc., which supports breast cancer and prostate cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.
May 20 - The 21st annual J&B Hackerfest Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, July 13, at the Rivermoor Golf Club in Waterford, Wisconsin, with a shotgun start at noon. Proceeds from the event will support brain tumor research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.
May 20 - Robert Chayer, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, has been appointed the Chucker Aring Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
May 20 - The Medical College of Wisconsin will celebrate its 120th anniversary on Monday, May 20. Anniversary events include a presentation by T. Michael Bolger, JD, MCW President Emeritus, from 4-5 p.m. in the Kerrigan Auditorium, and a reception. The reception will follow the presentation and be held in the MCW cafeteria lobby. The celebration events are open to the entire MCW community.
May 17 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of May 20, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
May 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will celebrate its 120th year of medical education, Monday, May 20, with a reception on campus. The school was founded in 1893 as the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons. On Jan. 14, 1913, the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Milwaukee Medical College merged to become the Marquette University School of Medicine.
May 16 - The 2013 WBCS, Inc. Showhouse for a Cure features a beautiful home on Newberry Boulevard in Milwaukee, named one of America’s “Great Streets” by the American Planning Association.
May 16 - 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.
May 16 - Mary Horowitz, MD, MS, Robert A. Uihlein, Jr. Chair in Hematologic Research, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Hematology and Oncology, was inducted into the Association of American Physicians (AAP) at the group’s annual meeting in Chicago.
May 17 - Transportation crashes, unfortunately, are a fact of life. Faculty and staff in the Vehicle Crashworthiness Laboratory (VCL) and the Neurosurgery Research Facility (NRF) at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center use their biomedical engineering expertise to minimize the effect crashes have on the people involved.
May 16 - The Medical College and its Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) partners have developed four Translational Research Units (TRUs) to provide resources and advanced technology for researchers and collaborators wishing to conduct collaborative, translational studies. These include an adult TRU, a pediatric TRU, a community TRU, and the VA TRU, located at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.
May 15 - Raise a Glass to Hope, a preview party for the 2013 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse, organized by WBCS, Inc., will be held Friday, May 31, 6 p.m., at 2228 E. Newberry Blvd., Milwaukee.
May 15 - The National Biomedical Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $6 million renewal grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. The EPR Center was established in 1976, and has been continuously funded since. It is classified as a Biomedical Technology Resource Center, and is one of eight federally-designated research centers at MCW.
May 15 - James S. Hyde, PhD, the James S. Hyde Professor of Biophysics and Director of the National Biomedical EPR Center at MCW, is one of this year’s Eureka Awards presented by the Milwaukee Business Journal. Dr. Hyde was honored at an awards program at the Pfister on May 10, 2013.
May 15 - One large project aimed at helping improve Veterans’ health that involves Medical College of Wisconsin faculty is the Million Veterans Program (MVP). MVP is a national, voluntary program funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs aimed at determining how genetics impact health.
May 14 - A groundbreaking ceremony for a new state-of-the-art science center at St. Norbert College was held on Friday, May 10, at 1:30 p.m. at the site of the new facility, on the south side of the St. Norbert campus. John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, MCW President and CEO, and Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, Dean of the Medical School and Executive Vice President, participated in the ceremony.
May 14 - Sean Scherer, a first year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been awarded the 2013 American Gastroenterological Association’s Student Research Fellowship Award. This award provides monetary support for students in the hope of stimulating interest in careers pertaining to digestive diseases.
May 14 - The Triumph Fund is hosting a dinner to support the MCW Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office at the Wisconsin Club on Wednesday, June 26. Appetizers begin at 6 p.m., followed by a dinner featuring Wisconsin wines. James P. Thomas, MD, PhD, Medical Director of the MCW Clinical Trials Office and Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology), will share a presentation about the importance of clinical trials and discuss the clinical research being conducted at MCW.
May 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center are collaborating to improve the lives of those with traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
May 13 - The week of May 13-17 is VA Research Week, and the Medical College of Wisconsin will be observing the event with a series of articles that highlight the research collaboration between the College and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.
May 13 - Colleen Trevino, Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Surgery, and Cindy Schulzetenberg, Physician Assistant in the Department of Surgery, received the Medical College Physicians 2013 APN and PA Practice Excellence Awards. This award is given annually to one advanced practice nurse and one physician assistant employed by the Medical College of Wisconsin/Medical College Physicians or Froedtert Hospital who are involved in direct patient care and who have been identified by peers and colleagues for their contributions to excellence in patient-centered practice.
May 10 - Potential participants in clinical trials may not have a clear understanding of the methods used by researchers to ensure the safety of investigational drugs they are given. That finding is the subject of a new paper from the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) published in Clinical Trials.
May 10 - Christopher J. Schultz, MD, Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and an attending physician at Froedtert Hospital, has been inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Radiology (ACR). The induction took place at a formal convocation ceremony during the recent ACR annual meeting and chapter leadership conference in Washington, D.C.
May 10 - In order to foster translation of novel inventions to translational practice, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI), in collaboration with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Marquette University, the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Milwaukee School of Engineering and the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center at MCW, are sponsoring an opportunity for faculty, students, and staff to submit their best translational ideas for critique by a panel of experts in engineering and medicine.
May 10 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of May 13, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
May 09 - Diane W. Braza, MD, Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Residency Program Director for PM&R, is among 54 senior female faculty members from across the United States and Canada to be selected to participate in the 2013-2014 Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program for Women.
May 08 - Michael Kron, MD, MS, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has been selected as a Jefferson Science Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Kron is only the third physician to be selected in the program’s history.
May 08 - Arash Babaei, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) at the Medical College of Wisconsin, received the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) 2013 Mentored Career Development Award (KL2).
May 07 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) annual commencement exercises will be held May 17 at 4 p.m. at the Milwaukee Theatre. MCW’s Medical School and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will award a total of 194 MD, 40 PhD, 23 MS, eight MA, and 16 Master of Public Health degrees.
May 07 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a $1.1 million, three year grant from the National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute to study socioeconomic disparities in breast cancer outcomes.
May 07 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) is requesting research proposals for its 2014 Pilot and Collaborative Clinical and Translational Research Grants. This program is designed to advocate, facilitate, and foster the continuum of research from bench to bedside, and from bedside to community practice.
May 06 - In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin is creating a series of stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of May. The stories highlight MCW programs that address health problems that impact Asian-Pacific populations disproportionately.
May 06 - The 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.
May 06 - National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, which is National Nurses Day, through May 12, which is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. It is the perfect time to celebrate the contributions of the College’s 388 registered nurses.
May 03 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute received a three-year, $857,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to continue to develop an assay shown to detect inflammation linked to the development of Type 1 diabetes (T1D) before patients are symptomatic.
May 03 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of May 6, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
May 03 - The Neuroscience Research Center plans to fund four categories of pilot grants to enhance research capacity in the area of neuroscience research. The largest awards will fund collaborative projects involving two or three faculty members.
May 02 - Jacob Wilson, a first year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been awarded an Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship. Only one student from each medical school may apply for the fellowship each year.
May 02 - Frank A. Pintar, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Director of the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center Neuroscience Research laboratories, received the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Arnold W. Siegel International Transportation Safety Award. Dr. Pintar was recognized for his work on the biomechanics of side impact injuries that helped lay the foundation for the latest federal motor vehicle safety standards.
May 02 - Mitchell Grayson, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Allergy and Immunology), Medicine, and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and an investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute, was elected to the prestigious American Society for Clinical Investigation at the Society’s annual meeting April 26 in Chicago.
May 01 - Chasing Chad is hosting the fourth annual Bords Bash 13 on Saturday, June 22. This fundraiser includes a tailgate and admission to the Milwaukee Brewers / Atlanta Braves baseball game at Miller Park. The registration deadline is June 4.
May 01 - The Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research (CSCTR) has awarded Early Career Development Awards to two researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The $10,000 award is designed to help support and develop “rising stars” in academic medicine.
May 01 - The 9th Annual Block Melanoma 5K Run and 3K Walk, organized by Ann’s Hope Foundation, will be held Sunday, May 19, at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Proceeds benefit melanoma research.