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Medical College of Wisconsin faculty experts comment or are referenced in the following online stories, newest stories listed first. (RSS)

Stem cell patent to benefit MCW research

Aug. 29 - Cellular Dynamics International Inc., a Madison-based biotechnology company, was granted a patent for its stem cell production automation process. Ulrich Broeckel, MD, professor of pediatrics (genetics) and an investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute, discussed the importance of this patent and how it will help research at MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MACC Fund: Trapshooting Event Raises More than $100,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

Aug. 28 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Christopher’s Shoot Against Childhood Cancer, a trapshooting event, raised over $100,000 for the MACC Fund. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

New Database Shows Wide Variance in Costs among Hospitals

Aug. 28 - A new Wisconsin Hospital Association database on hospital costs for various procedures shows a wide variance in costs among southeast Wisconsin’s hospitals. Milwaukee Business Journal

Mayor Joins Froedtert CEO, Staff on Campus Walk

Aug. 28 - Froedtert & MCW staff members joined Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Froedtert Health President and CEO Cathy Jacobson for a walk around the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus. Wauwatosa Now

Neurology Staff Participate in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug. 27- Dr. Paul Barkhaus and neurology staff members participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to create awareness about ALS. Wauwatosa Now and WISN

Dr. Chiu Reports that Any Organ in the Body Can be Affected by Allergies

Aug. 27 - In an article on MSN’s Healthy Living, Dr. Asriani Chiu says that any organ in the body can be affected by allergies. Healthy Living

Radiation Oncology Residents’ Association Names Francisco Lopez as Educator of the Year

Aug. 27 - Francisco Lopez, MS is one of 57 educators nationwide selected as a 2014 Educator of the Year by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology. News Wise

Accountable Care Organization Expands Management Team

Aug. 27 - Integrated Health Network (IHN) has bolstered its management team with the hiring of a Vice President of Data and Analytics, a Director of ACO Products, and a Director of Population Health Management. IHN’s member organizations are MCW, Froedtert Health, Agnesian HealthCare, Ministry Health Care, Columbia St. Mary’s, and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. Biz Times

Need for more geriatricians in medicine

Aug. 26 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiled Dr. Edmund Duthie, professor of medicine and chief of geriatrics and gerontology at MCW. Dr. Duthie discussed the role of geriatricians in medicine, and the growing need for more physicians in that specialty. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Ehrman Discusses Pediatrics Association’s Policy on Emergency Contraception for Teens

Aug. 26 - In an interview with Wisconsin Public Radio, Dr. Wendi Ehrman discussed the American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement that recommends that teens too young to get emergency contraception over-the-counter should get prescriptions before they need it, as a way of reducing unintended pregnancies WPR

Dr. Padmanabhan Receives Grant to Study Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis

Aug. 26 - Dr. Anand Padmanabhan received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study accurate and timely diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis. Wauwatosa Now

Becker’s Hospital Review Names Dr. Singh as one of Nation’s “Rising Stars”

Aug. 26 - Becker’s Hospital Review named Dr. Sid Singh as one of the nation’s 25 health care leaders under 40 who are rising stars. Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. Raymond Endorses Industry/Academic Collaborative to Accelerate Student Innovation

Aug. 25 - In a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., endorses creation of The Commons, an industry/academic collaborative to accelerate student innovation and entrepreneurship. Leaders from 20 Milwaukee-area colleges and universities gathered to discuss ways in which they may collaborate. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Fox Valley Insurance Members May Gain Access to Froedtert, Children’s

Aug. 25 - The Appleton Post Crescent reports that Network Health insurance members in the Fox Valley could gain access to Froedtert Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and could potentially see reduced insurance costs. Post Crescent

Aurora BayCare Withdraws from Community-wide Consortium

Aug. 25 - Aurora BayCare Medical Center announced that it was withdrawing from the community-wide consortium creating MCW - Green Bay. WBay and Green Bay Gazette

Attorney’s legacy offers hope for other cancer patients

Aug. 8 - The Milwaukee Business Journal published an obituary for attorney John Hovel, a longtime supporter of MCW. Hovel and his wife Janis founded The Triumph Fund, which raises funds for MCW’s Clinical Trials Office. Milwaukee Business Journal

Shooters take aim at helping fight cancer

Aug. 21 - “Christopher’s Shoot Against Childhood Cancer,” an event founded in honor of a Delafield boy with brain cancer, netted more than $100,000 this year. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Becker’s Identifies 100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know

Aug. 21 - Becker’s Hospital Review identifies Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin as one of the nation’s 100 accountable care organizations to know. Becker's Hospital Review

LPGA ProAm Golf Tournament to Support Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis Research

Aug. 21 - The 27th annual Ladies Professional Golf Association Pro-Am Golf Tournament benefitting MCW’s Digestive Disease Center will be held Monday, August 25, at the Wisconsin Country Club in Milwaukee. Proceeds from the event support research on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Wauwatosa Now

Mukwonago Couple’s Ten-Year Campaign to Raise Awareness, Funds for Meningitis Research

Aug. 20 - A Mukwonago Chief feature article traces a Mukwonago couple’s ten-year campaign to raise awareness and research funding support for meningitis. The Becky Werner Meningitis Foundation, created in memory of their late daughter, has raised $86,000 for meningitis research studies at MCW. Living Lake Country

“Pink Out Miller Park” Supports Breast Cancer Research

Aug. 20 - The Milwaukee Brewers will host “Pink Out Miller Park” on September 6 to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research and prevention. MCW’s Cancer Center is among the event’s beneficiaries. Milwaukee Brewers Baseball

Bergstrom Automotive “Drive for a Cure” Raises $58,000 for Breast Cancer Research

Aug.20 - Bergstrom Automotive in the Fox Valley hosted a two-day “Drive for a Cure” fundraising event that raised $58,000 to support breast cancer research at the MCW Cancer Center. Since its inception in 1997, “Drive for a Cure” has raised more than $350,000. Post Crescent

CTSI funds sleep apnea research project

Aug. 19 - Guilherme Garcia, PhD, assistant professor of otolaryngology and communication sciences and a member of the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center at MCW, received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study the role of pharyngeal tissue properties in obstructive sleep apnea. Wauwatosa Now

Tesmer Named Regional Director of Operations for Community Clinics

Aug. 19 - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network named Ann Tesmer regional director of operations for its community clinics. Biz Times

Injury Research Center Report Identifies Suicide as a Significant Public Health Burden

Aug. 19 - Wisconsin Public Radio cites a recently released report from MCW’s Injury Research Center that found that suicide remains a significant public health burden in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Radio Network

Belize Health Care Personnel Receive Emergency Medicine Training

Aug. 19 - For the fourth year, MCW’s Department of Emergency Medicine and the Office of Global Health provided formal training for doctors, nurses, and EMT personnel from Belize’s hospital with the busiest emergency department. Wauwatosa Now

Study Identifies Factors that Identify Men Who Will Undergo Clinical Trial Prostate Biopsies

Aug. 18 - Dr. William See was a contributing author on the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. Health Canal

Human Placenta Project Explores Potential Use of Dr. Schmainda’s Imaging Research

Aug. 18 - The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development invited Kathleen Schmainda, PhD to present at the opening meeting of the Human Placenta Project. Chemical and Engineering News

Dr. White Receives RSNA Grant to Study Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Aug. 18 - Dr. Sarah Beth White was awarded a two-year, $150,000 Research Scholar Grant by the Radiological Society of North America Research and Education Foundation to study metastatic colorectal cancer. Wauwatosa Now

Health Systems Pursue Co-Ownership of Network Health

Aug. 18 - Froedtert Health and Ministry Health Care have agreed to pursue co-ownership of Network Health, a Menasha, Wisconsin-based health insurance plan. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Business Journal and Post Crescent

Bergstrom Automotive raises $58,000 for MCW cancer research

Aug. 18 - The 2014 Drive for a Cure, sponsored by Bergstrom Automotive in Appleton, raised a record-breaking $58,000 for the MCW Cancer Center. Appleton Post Crescent

Radio remarks about Robin Williams' suicide raise a tragic question

Aug. 15 - Jon Lehrmann, MD, the Charles E. Kubly Professor and chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, points out the many misconceptions about mental illness in an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Suicide Report Notes Higher Suicide Rates in Chippewa County

Aug. 14 - The Chippewa Herald reports that Chippewa County did not fare well in the recently released statewide report on suicide. The Chippewa Herald

More than 100 Pathologists Nationwide to Attend Conference in Milwaukee

Aug. 14 - MCW’s Department of Pathology will sponsor “The Midwestern Conference: Update Course in Surgical Pathology,” September 12th – 14th at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. Wauwatosa Now

Research by Dr. Hargarten Cited in Journal Sentinel Editorial on Drunk Driving Laws

Aug. 13 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial calling for stricter drunk driving laws cites research by Dr. Stephen Hargarten that found that most drunken drivers are first offenders. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Medhora is Co-Founder of Personal Genomics Clinic in India

Aug. 13 - Meetha Medhora, PhD is a co-founder of Positive Bioscience, a personal genomics clinic in Gurgaon, India. Pharma Biz, Hindustan Times and The Times of India

Jacobson Named Among “24 Leading Women to Know in Healthcare”

Aug. 12 - Becker’s Hospital Review named Catherine Jacobson, President and CEO of Froedtert Health, as one of the nation’s “24 Leading Women to Know in Healthcare.” Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. Routes Receives NIH Award to Lead Multi-Center Clinical Trial on Lung Disease

Aug. 12 - Dr. John Routes received a one-year, $280,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease to design a multi-center clinical trial for treatment of a lung disease in primary immunodeficiency. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Spellecy Discusses Patient Privacy Issues Related to Media Coverage on Ebola

Aug. 12 - Ryan Spellecy, PhD provides expert comment to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on whether patient privacy was violated as the media reported on two Americans being treated for Ebola at Emory University. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW Affiliation Helps Fill the Need for Sub-Specialty Physicians

Aug. 11 - In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Robert Beller, Director of the Zablocki VA Medical Center, said the medical center’s affiliation with MCW has helped fill the need for sub-specialty physicians. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW to Explore Education, Research and Training Partnerships with UAE Medical School

Aug. 11 - MCW is exploring ways to partner and collaborate in education, research and training with leaders and students at the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). GMToday, Gulf News and The Gulf Today

Medical School Leaders Say There is No Need for Third Medical School

Aug. 11 - Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr. and Dr. Robert N. Golden, Dean of the UW School of Medicine & Public Health, co-authored an opinion editorial in the Wisconsin State Journal explaining why Wisconsin doesn’t need a third medical school. Wisconsin State Journal

State Building Commission Awards Releases $5 Million for MCW’s Regional Campuses

Aug. 11 - MCW was awarded more than $5 million from the Wisconsin State Building Commission for MCW’s new regional medical campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. Wausau Daily Herald and Green Bay Press Gazette

HPV vaccination in the news

Aug. 11 - Denise Uyar, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, provided expert commentary in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the efficacy of the HPV vaccine and the rate of complications and allergic reactions. The story focused on the recent death of a 12-year old Waukesha girl. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ebola patients’ privacy is in quarantine

Aug. 08 - Ryan Spellecy, PhD, associate professor of bioethics and medical humanities, discusses patient privacy and the media in an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW alumnus treating Ebola patients

Aug 08 - Jay Varkey, MD, a 2002 alumnus of MCW and an infectious disease specialist at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, is treating the two American Ebola patients. NBC News Atlanta

Dr. Drolet Praises Study on Pediatric Chronic Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

Aug. 07 - Dr. Beth Drolet, President of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, praises a Rush University study presented at the Society’s annual meeting that found that pediatric chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus transforms into systemic disease in one-quarter of cases. Family Practice News

Information Women Should Consider When Selecting a Primary Care Doctor

Aug. 07 - In an interview with Wisconsin Woman magazine, Dr. Anna Edlebeck provides information that women should consider when selecting a primary care doctor. My Milwaukee Life

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin ranked #1 hospital in Milwaukee

Aug. 06 - US News and World Report’s Best Hospitals list ranks Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital the number one hospital in Milwaukee, and one of the two top hospitals in Wisconsin. BizTimes

Triathlete Chronicles Battle against Rare Lung Cancer

Aug. 06 - Dr. John Charlson contributes to a Fox-TV/Channel 6 report on a triathlete who is chronicling her battle against a rare lung cancer as a patient in the Froedtert & MCW Cancer Center’s Translational Research Unit. Fox 6 Now

Dr. Walter Says Right Mix of Rest and Activity Recommended for Youth Concussions

Aug. 06 - Dr. Kevin Walter tells WUWM-FM that with the right mix of rest and activity, most adolescent concussion patients recover in a few weeks and have no lasting impacts. WUWM-FM

Dr. Hill Discusses Population Health Approach to Women’s Health Services

Aug. 06 - Dr. JoAnne Hill tells Health Leaders Media that Froedtert & MCW takes a population health approach to women’s health services. Health Leaders Media

Successful Diabetes Treatment Plan Based on Physician/Patient Collaboration

Aug. 06 - In an interview with, Dr. Irene O’Shaughnessy notes that the success of diabetes treatment plans depend upon good collaboration between patients and physicians. Health Grades

Dr. Dimmock Discusses Impact of Genome Sequencing for Identifying Rare Diseases

Aug. 04 - Dr. David Dimmock contributes to an article in The Telegraph (United Kingdom) on the benefits of genome sequencing for families afflicted by rare genetic disorders. The Telegraph

Text Messages Remind Pre-Op Patients to Follow Showering Instructions

Aug. 04 - In a study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Charles Edmiston, Jr., PhD found that text messages are an effective way to remind patients to follow shower directions before coming to the hospital for surgery. Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Dr. Sorokin Receives NCI Grant to Evaluate New Pathway for Inhibiting Cancer Cell Growth

Aug. 04 - Andrey Sorokin. PhD received a two-year, $153,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to evaluate COX-2 regulation as a potential new pathway for inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. Wauwatosa Now

Injury Research Center Produces Updated Report on Suicide Burden in Wisconsin

Aug. 04 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten tells Wisconsin Health News that suicide remains a significant health burden for Wisconsin. MCW’s Injury Research Center joined with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Mental Health America of Wisconsin to produce an updated report on suicides in the state. Between 2007 and 2011, Wisconsin averaged 724 suicide deaths annually. Wisconsin Health News, and WXOW 19

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