College News, September 2013
Archived Medical College of Wisconsin College News stories from September 2013.
Sept. 30 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Community Giving Campaign, which supports both the United Way and the United Performing Arts Fund workplace giving campaigns, begins today, and runs through Oct. 11.
Sept. 30 - The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is holding an open house on Oct. 1 and Oct. 3 to provide a look ahead at Zoo Interchange design and construction coordination for 2014 –18. The same information will be presented on both nights.
Sept. 30 - On Sept. 30, 1967, the high cost of maintaining a medical school forced Marquette University to sever all ties with its medical school in the face of a $1.3 million deficit.
Sept. 30 - Sept. 29, 1980, dedication ceremonies were held for Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus.
Sept. 27 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 30, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Sept. 27 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $9.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the role of hydrogen peroxide in development of salt-sensitive hypertension.
Sept. 27 - Saturday, Sept. 28, is World Rabies Day, held on the anniversary of Louis Pasteur’s death. Pasteur gained international fame for developing the first rabies vaccine. Current estimates are that approximately 70,000 deaths occur annually from rabies, 40 percent of which are in children under 15 years of age.
Sept. 26 - Meara Peterson, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Pediatrics who works in adolescent medicine with the Milwaukee Adolescent Health Program, was named Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year by the University of Mary Washington (UMW) in Fredericksburg, VA. Dr. Peterson, who received her undergraduate degree from UMW in 2005, was honored for her efforts to provide reproductive care for underserved adolescents age 12-22.
Sept. 26 - The fifth annual Moving Forward: Ride/Walk for Parkinson’s disease will be held Sunday, Oct. 6, in Dousman, Wis. Proceeds from this annual fundraiser benefit programs through the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Program at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the American Parkinson Disease Association Wisconsin Chapter. Those programs benefit both patients and families with education and support, community exercise programs and research.
Sept. 26 - The annual Bryon’s Run to Cure Paralysis is being held Sunday, Oct. 6, at Carroll University in Waukesha. Proceeds from the event go to the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation, which has pledged $1 million to the Medical College of Wisconsin to support spinal cord injury research and establish The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation Laboratories.
Sept. 25 - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will host a Google hangout on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. CST to discuss new legislation she authored that will strengthen America’s commitment to the next generation of research, science, and innovation. Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, Dean of the Medical School and Executive Vice President, will participate.
Sept. 25 - Thomas C. Chelimsky, MD, Chairman and Professor of Neurology, has been named the president of the American Autonomic Society. The American Autonomic Society was established to bring together individuals from diverse disciplines who share an interest in the structure and function of the autonomic nervous system and in the pathology, treatment, and prevention of its disorders. Dr. Chelimsky practices at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and at Froedtert Hospital.
Sept. 25 - The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) awarded $2 million to a team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the Medical College of Wisconsin to implement and evaluate a patient-centered approach to improving outcomes for kids with Type I diabetes.
Sept. 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP) presented “Community & Academic Partnerships: Learning from the Past, Building for the Future” during the 7th Community Engagement in Research conference on Sept. 17, at the Harley-Davidson Museum®.
Sept. 25 - The Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a series of Science Cafés at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Center for BioMolecular Modeling that are free and open to the public. The theme of the series is “My Genes, My Proteins, and My Health,” and topics will include the drug discovery process, the role of genomics in determining treatment for diseases, advances in the treatment of cystic fibrosis, and the promise of gene therapy.
Sept. 24 - Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, Dean of the Medical School, Executive Vice President and Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, has been named the founding secretary of the International Society for Otitis Media. The Society was established in early 2013.
Sept. 24 - The Wisconsin chapter of the American College of Physicians named Kathlyn Fletcher, MD, MA, the 2013 Helen Dickie Woman Physician of the Year. The annual award honors an outstanding woman physician with a distinguished career noted by a commitment to patient care and contributions to medical education and research.
Sept. 23 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Medical College of Wisconsin is creating a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope. The vignettes highlight some of the Hispanic and Latino members of the MCW community and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve the health of underserved populations (including Hispanic and Latino), offer these populations improved access to health care and education, and reduce health disparities.
Sept. 23 - Steven H. Kroft, MD, Professor of Pathology, Vice Chair for Clinical Pathology, Director of Hematopathology, and Pathology Residency Program Director, was inaugurated as President of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) on Sept. 20 at the society's annual meeting in Chicago.
Sept. 23 - Jeffrey R. Binder, MD, Professor of Neurology, has been named the chair of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, an international organization formed in 2009 to foster progress in understanding the neurobiological basis for language. A major goal of the society is to bring together scientists from around the world with different perspectives and methodological approaches to the study of language and related systems.
Sept. 20 - Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida and son of President George Bush and Barbara Bush, will be the keynote speaker for the Medical College of Wisconsin's (MCW) Digestive Disease Center 2013 Healthcare Dinner on Monday, Nov. 4, at the Pfister Hotel’s Grand Ballroom.
Sept. 20 - List of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 23, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Sept. 19 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two-year, $180,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study how kidney inflammation is related to the development of hypertension, or high blood pressure.
Sept. 18- This year marks the 226th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. On Sept. 17, 1787, 39 men signed the Constitution, which defines the powers of the government. In 2004, Constitution Day was enacted by Congress to honor this historic event.
Sept. 17 - Ministry Health Care, the second largest health system in Wisconsin, is joining Quality Health Solutions, Inc. (QHS), a collaborative group of Wisconsin health care systems and the Medical College of Wisconsin. QHS, which last week announced a major shared savings initiative with UnitedHealthcare, is expanding its accountable care network. The network is clinically integrated, allowing it to contract directly with health plans on behalf of its members for shared savings, pay-for-performance, and other innovative payment programs. The network expects to enter into risk arrangements on behalf of its members.
Sept. 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will honor three faculty members with Distinguished Service Awards, the College’s highest faculty honor, at its convocation ceremony Sept. 18.
Sept. 16 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Medical College of Wisconsin is creating a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope. The vignettes highlight some of the Hispanic and Latino members of the MCW community and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve the health of underserved populations (including Hispanic and Latino), offer these populations improved access to health care and education, and reduce health disparities.
Sept. 16 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $475,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study new therapeutic targets for lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic disease that causes lymphedema and elephantiasis, characterized by severe swelling of the extremities.
Sept. 16 - Dr. Purushottam “Prakash” Laud, PhD, has accepted my offer to serve as the Acting Director of the Division of Biostatistics in the MCW Institute for Health and Society.
Sept. 13 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 16, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Sept. 13 - On Sept. 14, 1977, groundbreaking ceremonies were held for Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus. As identified in Kurtis Froedtert’s will, the hospital was to be a teaching affiliate of the Medical College.
Sept.. 13 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a three-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the brain’s role in acid reflux, also known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).
Sept. 12 - The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment’s latest annual report is now available online.
Sept. 12 - Tina Yen, MD, MS, a surgical oncologist and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was presented with a James Ewing Foundation/Society of Surgical Oncology Clinical Investigator Award at the Society’s annual Cancer Symposium. The two-year award promotes patient-oriented research conducted by surgical oncologists in clinical and translational science.
Sept. 12 - On Sept. 12, 1990, T. Michael Bolger, JD, was inaugurated as President and CEO. He had been named to the position in July 1990. Mr. Bolger continued to serve as President and CEO until 2010.
Sept. 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and Northshore University Healthsystem in Evanston IL, received a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study motor impairments in children.
Sept. 12 - Catharine Malmsten, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was named a “Top Healthcare Professional Under 40” at the National Medical Association’s (NMA) annual conference. Dr. Malmsten is one of 40 physicians nationwide to receive this honor.
Sept. 11 - Michelle Bayer, first-year resident in Dermatology, has received a 2013 Pilot Project Research Award from the Society for Pediatric Dermatology. Dr. Bayer received the award for her research project, Incidence of hypoglycemia in children receiving propranolol therapy for infantile hemangioma.
Sept. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a three-year, $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration to establish a research center to study and improve pediatric prehospital emergency care.
Sept. 10 - On Wednesday, Sept. 11, Rebecca Seevers, MS, will play Taps in front of the MCW flag pole at 7:46 a.m., 8:03 a.m., 8:13 a.m. and 9:10 am to honor those who lost in their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Those times correspond to the times of the four plane crashes that day.
Sept. 10 - Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., parent company of Boston Store, is opening its annual “Pink Shop” early this year, on Sept. 18, providing additional time to purchase items that benefit breast cancer research. In the past, this promotion has taken place only during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Sept. 10 - Have you noticed the newly marked lanes on Wisconsin Avenue? Great! But some have not. There have been a handful of “near miss” reports that prompted this review of the new traffic patterns.
Sept. 10 - Robert H. Friebert, JD, who served on the Medical College of Wisconsin Board of Trustees from 1993-2008, died Sept. 5 at age 75.
Sept. 10 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute to study the causes and progression of eye diseases at the cellular level.
Sept. 09 - The Department of Pathology will sponsor, The Midwestern Conference: Update Course in Surgical Pathology, on Sept. 20 – 22 at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. The annual conference, now in its sixth year, will bring to Milwaukee more than 100 practicing surgical pathologists, oncologists, and other health care professionals from across the country.
Sept. 06 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to support integrated research training in physiology.
Sept. 06 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 9, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Sept. 04 - Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter will hold the 19th annual “Ridin’ to a Cure” on Sept. 27 and 28 in Oconomowoc. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.
Sept 3 - Kalmbach Publishing Company presented for approximately $18,000 for breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) on Aug. 22.