MCW In The News
Medical College of Wisconsin faculty experts comment or are referenced in the following online stories, newest stories listed first. (RSS)
Mar 11 - Reggie Newsome, Wisconsin Secretary of Workforce Development, authored an opinion editorial in the Wausau Daily Herald that highlighted Froedtert Hospital’s partnership with Milwaukee’s Bradley Tech High School. Wausau Daily Herald
Mar 11 - “Ellen’s Icebreaker for Cancer Research,” was held on March 8 at Nagawicka Lake in Hartland. WauwatosaNOW
Mar 11 - Dr. Robert Love contributes to an NBC-TV/Channel 4 report on a Milwaukee man’s commitment to lifestyle changes so that he could become one of the nation’s first patients to be approved for a new model of a ventricular assist device. 620 WTMJ-AM
Mar 11 - Dr. Meghen Browning discusses a Fond du Lac infant’s battle against adrenocortical carcinoma. Post Crescent
Mar 11 - Dr. Malgorzata Franczak notes that physical and cognitive help can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Mar 11 - In a commentary published in the American Journal of Bioethics, Kimberly Strong, PhD, and Thomas May, PhD, write that parents are best-suited to make decisions about what genetic testing results are provided to children and their families. Health Canal
Mar 11 - Dr. Linus Santo Tomas collaborated with lead authors at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on a study published in Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation that found that a simple questionnaire that rates breathing difficulties on a scale of 0 to 3 predicts survival in chronic graft-vs.-host disease. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Mar 11 - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Physicians named Dr. John Butler as Chief Medical Officer, and Kathy Bagemihl as Chief Operating Officer. BizTimes
Mar 11 - Dr. Keith Oldham was Chairman of the American College of Surgeons’ Task Force for Children’s Surgical Care, which developed new comprehensive guidelines that define the resources the nation’s surgical facilities need to perform operations effectively and safely in infants and children. Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Mar 11 - At a ceremony March 3rd conducted at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker signed legislation requiring all newborn babies to be tested for a critical congenital heart defect. MCW endorsed the legislation. Fox 6 News, CBS 58 News, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, & Wisconsin Public Radio
Mar 11 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin closed 2013 posting higher revenue and income. The health system recorded $36.8 million in operating income and new revenue of $125 million from the Children’s Community Health Plan. Milwaukee Business Journal
Mar 11 - Froedtert & MCW, Aspirus Wausau Hospital, and Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital were named by Truven Health Analytics as among the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals. MenomoneeFallsNOW
Mar 11 - Joseph Besharse, PhD, received a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Eye Institute to continue support for a research training program in vision science. BizTimes
Mar 11 - Members of the MCW community submitted 86 proposals to Dr. Joseph Kerschner’s Dean’s Mobile App Challenge, conducted by MCW in partnership with UWM’s mobile application innovation lab. Milwaukee Business Journal
Mar 7 - The Green Bay Press Gazette featured the psychiatry residency program MCW is developing in Green Bay and the Fox Valley. Green Bay Press Gazette
Mar 5 - Women for MACC discuss their PastaFest fundraising event on NBC-TV/Channel 4’s “Morning Blend.” The Morning Blend (Today's TMJ4)
Mar 5 - St. Norbert College will use a $7 million donation to establish a new business school and to create a new Master of Business Administration program. Green Bay Press Gazette & Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Mar 5 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel obituary for prominent Milwaukee architect James Plunkett notes that Mr. Plunkett and his wife supported MCW’s stem cell research studies and established the Plunkett Family Foundation at MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Mar 5 - Dr. Mark Obermyer discusses the benefits of dairy products and debunks myths about milk and health in an interview on Fox-TV/Channel 6. Fox 6 News
Mar 5 - Dr. Arash Babaei discusses risks posed by shapewear, a new undergarment that constrains the body and changes an individual’s shape. CBS 58 News
Mar 5 - A column on rabies in India’s The Hindu newspaper traces the contribution of Dr. Rodney Willoughby and his development of the Milwaukee Protocol as the only regimen recognized to save rabies patients. The Hindu
Mar 5 - Dr. Patricia Donohoue will be honored at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s 18th annual black-tie gala on March 8 at the Pfister Hotel. The Morning Blend (Today's TMJ4)
Mar 5- A Milwaukee Business Journal article on the Milwaukee Ballet’s executive director provides background information on the proposed Harmony Initiative; a venture among MCW, the Milwaukee Ballet and UWM’s Peck School of the Arts to establish a hub of wellness, healthcare and the arts at a location in downtown Milwaukee, including an MCW sports medicine clinic. Milwaukee Business Journal
Mar 5 - Dr. Michael Guralnick recommends that patients with an overactive bladder maintain a “bladder diary” to identify specific cues tied to urge incontinence. WebMD
Mar 5 - In an interview of WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect,” Matthew Dellinger, PhD, discussed risks posed to Wisconsin’s Native American tribes and rural populations through exposure to chemical contaminants in Great Lakes fish. WUWM-FM
Mar 5 - In a study published in the American Journal of Cardiology, Dr. Navdeep Gupta reports that cocaine users with myocardial infarction do not have increased odds of in-hospital mortality. MPR Publications
Mar 5 - The Milwaukee Business Journal reviewed financial reports from MCW and Froedtert Health’s first six months of the current fiscal year to determine the impact of the new Community Physicians division on the organizations’ finances. Milwaukee Business Journal
Mar 5 - E. Brooke Lerner, PhD, is collaborating with colleagues at the University of Rochester on a $1.5 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Development to study thousands of child injury scenarios to learn the best practices for treatment at the scene, and what circumstances predict the need of a trauma center. University of Rochester Medical Center
Mar 5 - Howard Jacob, PhD, received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to evaluate human genetic variants contributing to end-stage renal disease. Health News Digest
Mar 5 - The Washington Post reports on the success of the MCW/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin whole genome sequencing program. The Washington Post
Feb 27 - Navdeep Gupta, MD, studied the connection between myocardial infarction deaths in hospitals and cocaine use, and found that use of the drug did not impact mortality rates. HealthDay News
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